Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Huawei Officially Responds To Android Ban

Huawei has so far kept mum on the issue, but they have since released a statement on the matter where they reassure their customers that existing devices will continue to receive security updates and after-sales services. “Huawei will continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to all existing Huawei and Honor smartphone and tablet products, covering those that have been sold and that are still in stock globally.”

The company adds, “We will continue to build a safe and sustainable software ecosystem, in order to provide the best experience for all users globally.” This more or less echoes what Google had previously stated, in which the ban would only apply to new Huawei handsets, and that existing devices will continue to be supported by the company, although there would no longer be any new updates.

Shibuya Mayor Proposes Drinking Ban For Halloween

Shibuya Mayor proposes drinking ban for Halloween

The mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward has told a news conference that he will introduce a bill to ban drinking on the streets and parks near Shibuya station during Halloween and other major events.

Shibuya is a magnet for young people. But some of them caused trouble on the weekend just before Halloween last year. Drunk youths overturned a parked vehicle and started fights.

Shibuya To Ban Public Drinking At Halloween

Shibuya to ban public drinking at Halloween

Tokyo's Shibuya Ward plans to introduce a ban on drinking alcohol outdoors at certain times of the year such as Halloween and New Year's Eve.

A panel was set up after a series of incidents in the shopping and entertainment district near Shibuya Station.
In its interim report, the panel asked the ward to enact an ordinance to stipulate rules and regulations for people who visit Shibuya.

Japan Looks To Blunt Impact Of Oil Import Ban

Japan looks to blunt impact of oil import ban

Japanese ministers say the government will consider measures to prevent a US decision on Iranian oil sanctions from affecting Japan's energy supply.

The United States announced on Monday that it will end waivers that allow certain countries and a territory, including Japan, to import oil from Iran.

Govt. Urged To Work Against Japan Seafood Ban

Govt. urged to work against Japan seafood ban

Japan's government plans to continue working to end restrictions on imports of Japanese fishery products, even after last week's ruling by the World Trade Organization in South Korea's favor over its ban on seafood imports from Japan.

But Japan may need to devise ways in negotiating with foreign countries, as both lawmakers and fishermen are urging the government to do more.

Kono Meets S.korean Envoy Over Seafood Import Ban

Kono meets S.Korean envoy over seafood import ban

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has asked the South Korean ambassador to Japan to convey to his country that Japan hopes to seek a solution to the fishery products trade dispute through bilateral talks.

Kono met with South Korean Ambassador Lee Su-hoon in Tokyo on Friday.

Softbank To Ban Smoking During Work Hours

Softbank to ban smoking during work hours

Japanese telecom firm Softbank says it will start banning smoking by employees during business hours.

The firm says it will introduce non-smoking days next month. Non-smoking periods will be gradually increased until a total ban takes effect next April.

Thurlow: Japan Should Join Nuclear Arms Ban Treaty

Thurlow: Japan should join nuclear arms ban treaty

A survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 has met a Japanese deputy government spokesperson to urge the country to join a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Setsuko Thurlow met Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasutoshi Nishimura at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Thursday.

Japan To Ban Drone Flights Over 2020 Games Venues

Japan to ban drone flights over 2020 Games venues

The Japanese government is set to ban flights of drones over and near the venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to prevent accidents and acts of terrorism.

In the plan, drones flying in those areas without permission will be seized.

Japan Wants Continued Waiver To Iran Oil Ban

Japan wants continued waiver to Iran oil ban

The Japanese government will seek to be exempt from a trade embargo the US has imposed on Iranian crude oil for longer than the 180-day period Washington has granted.

The sanctions were put in place on Monday. The US issued the waiver to 8 economies, including Japan.

Us Exempts Japan On Iranian Oil Import Ban

US exempts Japan on Iranian oil import ban

Japanese government sources have told NHK the United States will allow Japan to temporarily continue importing crude oil from Iran, after the reinstatement of US sanctions.

Washington will reintroduce sanctions against Tehran on Monday.

Skylark Restaurant Chain To Ban Plastic Straws

Skylark restaurant chain to ban plastic straws

Skylark Holdings, a major Japanese restaurant chain operator, has announced it will ban plastic straws in all of its restaurants by 2020.

The move will make the company the first major Japanese chain restaurant to ban straws.

Abe: Japan Vows To Lead In Nuclear Arms Ban Effort

Abe: Japan vows to lead in nuclear arms ban effort

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan is determined to lead efforts to bridge deepening rifts between countries that possess nuclear weapons and those that do not.

Abe delivered an address at the Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima on Monday, the anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city in 1945.

Ftc Looks Into Olympic Boxing Ban On Former Pros

FTC looks into Olympic boxing ban on former pros

Japan's Fair Trade Commission has asked the country's Amateur Boxing Federation to consider allowing retired professional boxers to compete in the Olympics.

People familiar with the matter say the antitrust watchdog visited the federation on Monday to inquire about a case involving former minimum-weight world champion Katsunari Takayama.