Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Japan's Faux Mario Kart

Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Against Japan's Faux Mario Kart

For years if you go to Tokyo, Japan, you will have the opportunity to dress up like popular Mario-themed characters and drive racing karts throughout the city. On first glance it looks like Mario Kart, but upon closer inspection it’s actually known as MariCar. It’s actually been amazing how long the company has been getting away with it, but unfortunately it has come to an end.

Fukushima Daiichi To Be Reinforced Against Tsunami

Fukushima Daiichi to be reinforced against tsunami

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant plans to build additional seawalls along its damaged reactors.

Its aim is to keep another possible mega-tsunami from causing the leakage of highly radioactive water accumulated in the basement of buildings housing 3 reactors that suffered a meltdown following the 2011 quake and tsunami.

Medical Univ. Rigged Exams Against Women

Medical univ. rigged exams against women

Informed sources say Tokyo Medical University has for years rigged entrance exams to limit its intake of women students, slashing their scores by well over 10 percent across-the-board.

The sources say the university reduced scores from the paper test results of all women before they went on to sit for a final test. The reduction rate differed from year to year, sometimes reaching more than 10 percent.

Caution Urged Against Heatstroke In Japan

Caution urged against heatstroke in Japan

Japanese authorities and medical experts are urging special caution against heatstroke as scorching conditions continue in eastern and western Japan.

Weather officials say the mercury soared in wide areas of Japan on Thursday as powerful high-pressure systems brought punishing heat.

Abe Wary Of Retaliatory Trade Action Against Us

Abe wary of retaliatory trade action against US

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed reservations about immediately imposing retaliatory tariffs on US imports.

Abe told an Upper House committee meeting on Monday that it is most important to avoid having Japanese products slapped with sanctions by the United States.

Xperia Xz2 Goes Up Against Other Flagships In Water Resistance Test

Xperia XZ2 goes up against other flagships in water resistance test

The Xperia XZ2 is IP65 and IP68 dust and water resistant, as many flagships from Sony have been in the past. Sony has some pedigree in this area, being one of the first manufacturers to launch water resistant smartphones in the past. Youtuber Matthew Moniz put a number of current flagships to test to see how well they fared being dunked in water.

Protesters Rally Against Restart Of Reactor

Protesters rally against restart of reactor

Protesters have rallied against the restart of a nuclear reactor in the town of Genkai, southwestern Japan.

About 150 members of civic groups from Saga and nearby prefectures gathered on Saturday morning in front of the plant, operated by Kyushu Electric Power Company.

Xperia Xz2 Premium Sized Up Against The Xperia Xz2

Xperia XZ2 Premium sized up against the Xperia XZ2

Sony Mobile Taiwan officially announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium at a press event earlier today. The dual-camera toting Xperia XZ2 Premium will see a selective launch globally, particularly focused on Asian markets – there is no word whether we will see the handset appear across Europe right now. In today's conference, Sony confirmed that the handset will hit retail in late July 2018, with pricing details appearing closer to launch.

Japan Officials Confirm Measures Against Fire Ants

Japan officials confirm measures against fire ants

The Japanese government will implement measures against venomous fire ants, an insect of overseas origin first discovered in Japan in May last year, ahead of their peak activity during the hot season.

Fire ants are native to South America. Until last month, they have been spotted 27 times in 12 prefectures since their first discovery in a shipping container in western Japan.