About 480 Flights Cancelled Due To Tropical Storm

About 480 flights cancelled due to tropical storm

Airline companies operating in Japan have canceled about 480 domestic flights scheduled for Sunday and Monday due to severe tropical storm Tapah.

The flights are mostly to and from the southwestern island of Kyushu, including airports in Fukuoka, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, and Saga.

Arrested Stepfather Talks About Killing Boy

Arrested stepfather talks about killing boy

Police on Thursday arrested the stepfather of a 9-year-old boy who was found dead on suspicion of abandoning a body. The man has admitted to the killing, allegedly saying he became mad when the stepson talked back to him and called him "not his biological father."

Ryosuke Shindo's body was found in the predawn hours of Wednesday on the grounds of the apartment building in which his family lives in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo. He had been strangled to death.

Police Notified About Email Threats To Art Show

Police notified about email threats to art show

Officials in Aichi Prefecture have filed a complaint with the police after receiving hundreds of threatening emails about an international art festival.

The Aichi Triennale Arts Festival opened on August 1.

Children Learn About A-bomb On Streetcar

Children learn about A-bomb on streetcar

Children have learned about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima aboard a streetcar that was damaged in the blast of August, 1945.

Hiroshima Institute for Peace Education arranged for about 90 people to travel around the city on the streetcar on Sunday.

Australians Release App About 'cowra Breakout'

Australians release app about 'Cowra breakout'

A group of Australians has released a smartphone app that recounts a deadly incident in southeastern Australia during World War Two.

On August 5, 1944, more than 1,100 Japanese prisoners of war attempted to escape from a POW camp in the town of Cowra.

Kono: Us Concerned About Impact Of Export Controls

Kono: US concerned about impact of export controls

The Japanese foreign minister says his US counterpart has raised concerns about the escalating row over export controls between Japan and South Korea.

Taro Kono spoke to reporters after a three-way meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.

Firefighters Speak About Kyoto Animation Blaze

Firefighters speak about Kyoto Animation blaze

Two firefighters in Kyoto City who responded to the deadly fire at an animation studio have spoken about the incident.

Kyoto Animation's No.1 studio was set ablaze by an arsonist on July 18, killing 34 people. The city's fire department mobilized 55 vehicles to extinguish the blaze and conduct rescue operations.

About 900,000 Ordered To Evacuate In Kyushu

About 900,000 ordered to evacuate in Kyushu

Nearly 900,000 people in the southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu have been ordered to evacuate as continuing heavy rain may trigger mudslides or other threats.

In Kagoshima Prefecture, evacuation orders are in place for the cities of Kagoshima, Hioki, Minamisatsuma, Aira, Tarumizu, Kanoya, and Minamikyushu.

Sony Thinking About Buying Development Studios

Sony Thinking About Buying Development Studios


Microsoft has acquired quite a few development studios over the years who have worked on titles for the Xbox One and PC. Sony didn’t follow in its footsteps but it appears that the Japanese giant is now thinking about doing the same thing. Sony has confirmed that it’s thinking about buying development studios.

Sony Interactive Entertainment President Jim Ryan confirmed to Nikkei that the company is thinking about acquiring game development studios. Ryan believes that the content will now become more important than ever as major tech companies like Google enter the market with their game streaming services.

Japan To Alert Owners About Malware Infections

Japan to alert owners about malware infections

Owners of internet-connected devices in Japan that have been infected with malware may receive an alert from the government alert starting this week. The notification system is part of the government's efforts to boost cyber security in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year.

The research arm of the communications ministry launched a test in February to check the vulnerability of the Internet of Things in homes and offices. Experts targeted more than 200 million devices to see if they could detect malicious software.

Abe Briefs Trump About Iran Visit

Abe briefs Trump about Iran visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump has expressed gratitude for his visit to Iran and efforts to help ease tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Abe spoke with Trump by phone on Friday evening after returning to Japan from a trip to Iran.

Nissan Is Optimistic About Fca Partnership, But Wants The Right Terms

Nissan is optimistic about FCA partnership, but wants the right terms

BEIJING – Nissan is optimistic about partnering with a combined Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA), as long as it can protect the ownership of technology developed over two decades of working with Renault, a senior executive told Reuters.

The executive, who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said he was cautiously optimistic about the possibility of generating "synergies" by sharing Nissan's autonomous drive know-how, electrification and greenhouse-gas-scrubbing technologies for powertrains.

Abe, Trump Talk About N.korea, Iran, Trade

Abe, Trump talk about N.Korea, Iran, trade

The leaders of Japan and the US are continuing talks on a number of pressing matters like North Korea. Afterwards, President Donald Trump is set to meet with the families of Japanese nationals abducted by the North decades ago.
They hope he can help bring their loved ones home.

Earlier, Prime Minister Abe and Trump highlighted the strength of their countries' alliance.