Japan To Allow Larger Crowds Despite Case Spike

Japan to allow larger crowds despite case spike

The Japanese government will go ahead with plans to ease restrictions on large events on Friday despite a surge in coronavirus cases in parts of the country, including Tokyo.

The government is raising the maximum attendance at spectator events from 1,000 to 5,000. Daily new cases continue to climb in Tokyo. The capital recorded 224 infections on Thursday, its highest daily total to date.

Shizuoka Refuses To Allow Maglev Train Work

Shizuoka refuses to allow maglev train work

It's increasingly likely that a super-fast, magnetically levitated train service in Japan will not start as planned. A local government has refused to approve preparatory work to build a tunnel.

Shizuoka Prefecture has not approved the tunnel project, citing a possible impact on local water resources.

Govt. To Allow Dentists To Conduct Virus Tests

Govt. to allow dentists to conduct virus tests

Japan's health ministry is planning to allow dentists to carry out tests for the coronavirus in an effort to increase testing capacity.

The ministry presented the plan at an expert panel meeting on Sunday.

Kumamoto Hospital To Allow Confidential Childbirth

Kumamoto hospital to allow confidential childbirth

A hospital in southwestern Japan plans to accept mothers who want to give birth in complete confidentiality. It says cases would be limited to women in desperate situations, such as those with unwanted pregnancies or in financial difficulty.

Jikei Hospital in the city of Kumamoto announced on Saturday that it would go ahead with the plan on its own, after negotiations with the city government fell through.

Sony No Longer Allow Ps4 Gamers To Share Screenshots, Videos On Facebook

Sony No Longer Allow PS4 Gamers To Share Screenshots, Videos On Facebook

However, it seems that Sony has decided to remove Facebook integration with the PS4 console, meaning that you can no longer directly share your game’s screenshots or videos with the social media network.

According to Sony, “Starting on October 7th, 2019 Facebook integration will no longer be supported on the PS4 system. This includes Facebook’s share features such as posting gameplay and trophy activity and using the friend finder feature.” The company adds, “PlayStation 4’s share features will remain the same, except Facebook will no longer be offered as a destination to share screenshots, videos, music, trophy details, or links to gameplay broadcasts.”

Diet Renovation To Allow Barrier-free Access

Diet renovation to allow barrier-free access

A Japanese upper house committee has decided to modify the Diet building to allow two newly elected lawmakers with severe disabilities barrier-free access.

Yasuhiko Funago, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and Eiko Kimura, who can hardly move her limbs, won in Sunday's upper house election. They stood for a new party called Reiwa Shinsengumi.

Misawa Mayor To Allow Resumption Of F-35 Flights

Misawa mayor to allow resumption of F-35 flights

The mayor of Misawa City in Aomori Prefecture has decided to allow the resumption of flight operations of F-35 stealth fighter jets deployed at an Air Self-Defense Force base in the city.

Sources say Misawa mayor Yoshinori Kohiyama will inform the Defense Ministry of his decision as early as Thursday afternoon.

Sony Will No Longer Allow Retailers To Sell Ps4 Digital Game Codes

Sony Will No Longer Allow Retailers To Sell PS4 Digital Game Codes

This was ideal for customers who would prefer not to hand over payment information like credit card details to companies such as Sony. Unfortunately, that will no longer be an option. Speaking to The Verge, Sony has confirmed that starting 1st of April, retailers will no longer be able to sell digital game codes for the PS4.

A company spokesperson was quoted as saying, “We can confirm that as of April 1, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment will no longer offer full games through SIE’s Global Digital at Retail program. This decision was made in order to continue to align key businesses globally. To support full games and premium editions, SIE will introduce increased denominations at select retailers. DLC, add-ons, virtual currency, and season passes will still be available.”

Android Q Could Allow Users To Reverse App Updates

Android Q Could Allow Users To Reverse App Updates

Updates are usually something to look forward to since they bring about improvements, bug fixes, and new features to an app. However sometimes there is a chance that an update could actually end up breaking an app, or changing it in such a way that you don’t find particularly useful.

Unless you’re willing to delete the app and flash an older APK of the app, there’s really not much one can do about it. However with Android Q, it seems that Google could be giving users the option to reverse an app’s update. This is according to a report from XDA Developers who are exploring more features inside a recently leaked Android Q build.

Road Traffic Law Draft To Allow For Self-driving

Road traffic law draft to allow for self-driving

Japan's National Police Agency on Thursday released a draft proposal of a revised road traffic law that for the first time includes provisions for self-driving automobiles.

The proposal is in line with the government's goal for practical operation by 2020 of autonomous vehicles on highways. That goal would have the person in the driver's seat leave all aspects of driving to the control system.

Sony May Soon Allow Psn Username Changes

Sony May Soon Allow PSN Username Changes

It’s not possible to change your PlayStation Network username. If you made one years ago that’s embarrassing for you now then the only option you have left is to ditch that account and make a new one because as it stands, changing PSN usernames is not possible. Sony might finally let you do that, though, if a new report is to be believed.

Japan To Allow Foreign Trainees To Stay Longer

Japan to allow foreign trainees to stay longer

The Japanese government has decided to create a new visa that will allow foreign nationals with certain skills to work in Japan for up to 5 years. Technical trainees would be able to extend their stay for a maximum of 5 years.

Government officials are working to compile an economic and fiscal reform policy that is expected to be approved by a Cabinet meeting next month.