Xperia Xa2 Family Gets April 2020 Security Patches (50.2.a.3.55)

Xperia XA2 family gets April 2020 security patches (50.2.A.3.55)

Sony is rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia XA2 range (XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra) – the first firmware update that the handsets have seen in over five months. The new update moves the build number from 50.2.A.3.22 to version 50.2.A.3.55, adding the 1 April 2020 Google Android security updates. This is a minor update, with no other tangible improvements reported.

Xperia 1 Ii (mark 2) Japanese Release Date Slips From April To 'late May'

Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) Japanese release date slips from April to 'late May'

Sony fans are eagerly awaiting the launch date for its latest flagship, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). Sony has been vague about the release date ever since it was announced – the official launch date is ‘late Spring'. We understand that a late May/early June has always been in the offing, which is why we were surprised when Japanese carrier NTT docomo flagged an April release date for Sony's flagship.

Toyota Plans To Reopen Factories On April 20

Toyota plans to reopen factories on April 20

Toyota will extend the current shutdown of all its plants in North America for an addition two weeks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and decline in vehicle demand. The Japanese automaker will keep all assembly and component parts plants in Canada, Mexico and the United States closed through April 17.

"The manufacturing facilities will remain closed through April 17, resuming production on April 20," the company said in a statement. "Our service parts depots and vehicle logistics centers will continue to operate. We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action in a timely manner."

Xperia 1 Ii (mark 2) Gets Late April Release In Japan

Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) gets late April release in Japan

Japanese operator NTT docomo has announced that Sony's latest handsets, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) and Xperia 10 II (Mark 2) will both land on the network. The interesting news from a western perspective is that docomo has confirmed that the Xperia 1 II flagship will be launching in Japan in late April – this is earlier than expected, and would be great news if it had a similar launch window in Europe and North America.

Generations To Release New Single 'hira Hira' In April

GENERATIONS to release new single 'Hira Hira' in April

GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE will release their new single "Hira Hira" on April 15.

With this song, GENERATIONS hope to send the message that they will be starting anew, utilizing the experiences from each of the members. The black-and-white PV shows the 7 members hanging out at a recycle factory for motorcycles. 

King & Prince's 5th Single To Be Released In April

King & Prince's 5th single to be released in April

King & Prince's fifth single "Mazy Night" will be released on April 29. 

The title track, along with Sexy Zone's new song, will be used as the theme song for Nakajima Kento and Hirano Sho's starring drama 'Miman Keisatsu Midnight Runner.' Both groups are scheduled to appear on NTV's music program 'Premium Music' on March 25 to perform the songs on TV for the first time. 

Govt. On President Xi's April Visit To Japan

Govt. on President Xi's April visit to Japan

The Japanese government is expected to carefully review arrangements with China for a planned visit by President Xi Jinping, including a possible postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Japanese government maintains that at this moment it doesn't expect any changes in the schedule.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has Been Delayed To April 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Has Been Delayed To April 2020

Last year, Square Enix finally announced that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake would be released in March 2020. Unfortunately, if you were looking forward to playing the game, you might be disappointed to learn that Square Enix has since announced that the game will be delayed, although not by too long.

In a post made on Twitter, the company announced that they will be delaying the release of the game from March 2020 to April 2020. Like we said, it’s not too long of a delay which means that gamers will only need to wait an extra month. According to the company, they claim that this is due to needing more time to polish up the game.

Gesu No Kiwami Otome. To Release A New Album In April

Gesu no Kiwami Otome. to release a new album in April

Gesu no Kiwami Otome. have announced that they will release a new album titled "Streaming, CD, Record" in April. 

The last time Gesu no Kiwami Otome. released an album was "Suki nara Towanai" in August of 2018. Currently, no details on the new album have been revealed. However, their new song "Killer Ball wo Mou Ichido," which will be included in the album, is now available on iTunes Store, Spotify, and other music streaming services. 

Ban On Free Plastic Bags To Start Next April

Ban on free plastic bags to start next April

Japanese Industry minister Hiroshige Seko says the government plans to ban retailers from giving away plastic bags for free from next April.

A meeting of energy and environment ministers from G20 nations kicked off in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan on Saturday. Seko said ocean pollution caused by plastic waste is a global issue that needs to be tackled by both the public and private sectors.

April Foreign Visitors To Japan Hit Monthly Record

April foreign visitors to Japan hit monthly record

The number of foreign visitors to Japan hit a monthly record in April. But year-on-year growth was moderate.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates that more than 2.92 million travelers came to the country last month. That's up 0.9 percent from a year earlier.

Xperia Xzs Receives April 2019 Security Patches (41.3.a.2.239)

Xperia XZs receives April 2019 security patches (41.3.A.2.239)

The Sony Xperia XZs has received a minor update recently, which moved the build number from 41.3.A.2.234 to version 41.3.A.2.239. The only change that we can see with the latest update is the addition of 1 April 2019 Android security patches. We are probably coming towards the end of software support for the Xperia XZs, so it will be interesting to see how many more security patches Sony has in store for the XZs.

Emperor's Abdication Ceremony Set For April 30

Emperor's abdication ceremony set for April 30

The Japanese government has officially decided to hold Emperor Akihito's abdication ceremony on April 30 as an act of state stipulated under the Constitution.

The decision over one of the ceremonies related to the Imperial succession was made at a Cabinet meeting on Friday. The abdication ceremony will be the first of its kind in the history of Japan's Constitution.