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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.