2 Chinese Arrested For Suspected Payment App Scam

2 Chinese arrested for suspected payment app scam

Japanese police have arrested two Chinese nationals on suspicion of a scam involving unauthorized use of a cashless payment service of convenience-store chain Seven-Eleven Japan.

The police suspect they may be part of an organized gang that has targeted smartphone accounts of the 7pay app that was launched on Monday.

Nintendo Switch Mini Seemingly Leaked By Chinese Accessory Maker

Nintendo Switch Mini Seemingly Leaked By Chinese Accessory Maker

According to the recent rumors, Nintendo could be planning on launching a couple of new Nintendo Switch consoles later this year. One of the models is said to be an upgraded version of the current Switch where it will feature an upgraded version of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 chipset. The other version is said to be a more affordable version of the Switch designed to be portable.

It seems that the existence of the latter console could have been revealed, according to a recent tweet by WickedCoolToys’ CptxAlex. According to the tweet, it seems that he received an email from a Chinese accessory maker who claims to have plans to release new accessories for what they are calling the “Nintendo Switch Mini”.

Chinese Ship Conducts Survey In Japan's Eez

Chinese ship conducts survey in Japan's EEZ

Japanese Coast Guard officials say a Chinese ship has apparently conducted a survey without consent in Japan's exclusive economic zone near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The officials say a patrol boat spotted the ship dangling what looked like a cable into the sea about 89 kilometers off Uotsuri Island on Sunday morning.

Top Chinese Diplomat To Visit Japan Ahead Of Xi

Top Chinese diplomat to visit Japan ahead of Xi

A high-ranking Chinese diplomat will visit Japan this week to prepare for President Xi Jinping's visit to the country in June.

Japan's Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that Chinese Communist Party Political Bureau member Yang Jiechi will arrive for a three-day visit on Thursday.

Toyota Brings Out Electric C-hr For The Chinese Market (for Now)

Toyota brings out electric C-HR for the Chinese market (for now)

Toyota has officially unveiled its C-HR-based electric crossovers for the Chinese market. The GAC Toyota-built electric C-HR and the FAW counterpart, IZOA, appeared at the Shanghai Auto Show today. The models are the first fully electric Toyotas for China, and sales begin next year.

No figures have been released for the electric twins, nothing about the attainable range, available power or performance, but more information is sure to be made available later. The C-HR rides on the same TNGA platform as the new Corolla, so the BEV-ization of the Corolla is surely just a matter of time, and it's not unreasonable to expect a global fully electric variant of both the Corolla and C-HR in the near future if the Chinese endeavor is anything to go by. Still, as recently as late 2017, a Toyota executive said that "long range" battery electric cars were not part of the plan because of the time it takes to charge them, but that a new quicker-charging solid state battery was in the works for early next decade.

Chinese Ships Enter Japan's Waters Off Senkakus

Chinese ships enter Japan's waters off Senkakus

Four Chinese patrol boats have temporarily entered Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The Japan Coast Guard says the ships entered the waters off Uotsuri Island shortly after 10 AM on Monday.

Japan Files Complaint Over Chinese Fishing Boat

Japan files complaint over Chinese fishing boat

The Japanese government has filed a complaint with China for alleged misconduct by a crew of a Chinese fishing boat.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Thursday that a Chinese fishing boat continued to sail for more than half a day without stopping while officials of Japan's Fisheries Agency were on board. The officials boarded the vessel on November fifth to conduct an onsite inspection. The boat was suspected to have been illegally operating in Japan's exclusive economic zone off Kyushu.

Nhk World To Launch New Chinese Service In January

NHK World to launch new Chinese service in January

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is launching on January 15th of next year a new online Chinese-language service. NHK Huayu Shijie will broadcast some of the most popular programs that focus on news, culture and current events.

The service will be for five hours on weekdays. Five anchors will each be assigned a day and bring the news on that day, starting at seven PM.

Chinese Man Arrested Over A Minor Fire At Yasukuni

Chinese man arrested over a minor fire at Yasukuni

Tokyo police have arrested a Chinese man on suspicion of entering Yasukuni Shrine without justifiable reason after papers were found burnt at the site.

Papers resembling newspaper were found burning on a path inside the premises of the shrine on Wednesday morning. The flames were quickly put out by firefighters, and the shrine's buildings did not sustain any damage.

Asdf Scrambles Increase Against Chinese Planes

ASDF scrambles increase against Chinese planes

Japan's Defense Ministry says the number of scrambles made by Air Self-Defense Force jets against Chinese aircraft increase about 20 percent during the first 6 months of this fiscal year compared to the previous year.

The ministry says the ASDF scrambled jets against foreign aircraft that could violate Japan's airspace 561 times between April and September, the same number as in 2017.

Chinese Tourists Crowd Storm-hit Kansai Airport

Chinese tourists crowd storm-hit Kansai airport

Many travelers from China have begun arriving at Kansai International Airport in western Japan at the start of their country's weeklong national holiday.

The People's Republic of China marks its foundation on National Day, October 1st.