Japan's Govt. Considering Help For Kyoto Animation

Japan's govt. considering help for Kyoto Animation

The Japanese government is considering helping the animation studio in Kyoto that suffered a deadly arson attack to recover. The government responded to a call from a nonpartisan group of lawmakers.

The group promoting animation production says many talented animators were killed in the arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio on July 18. It is calling on the government to urgently take all possible measures to rescue the studio and its surviving staff from their plight.

Iwaya: Not Considering Dispatching Sdf To Hormuz

Iwaya: Not considering dispatching SDF to Hormuz

Japan's Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya says Japan has no plans to dispatch the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to join a US-proposed coalition designed to ensure safety of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz.

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, said on July 9 that Washington is engaging with a number of countries to see if it can set up the coalition.

Square Enix Is Considering A Subscription Service For Its Games

Square Enix Is Considering A Subscription Service For Its Games

Speaking to Game Informer, Square Enix’s President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda was quoted as saying, “We’re working on that in a variety of ways. That is a request that we hear often. As far as our major titles go, most of those, we still have variations out that you can play now. The more classic titles that you might have played on NES, we are still working hard to make it so you can play those.”

He adds, “We actually have launched a dedicated project internally to port those, so we are working to make them available on a variety of platforms. Certainly down the road, we would like to see that on a subscription or streaming service, so we’re exploring the possibility of creating a dedicated channel for ourselves.”

Abe Considering Visiting Iran In Mid-june

Abe considering visiting Iran in mid-June

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Iran, apparently to ease tensions between the country and the United States. Such a visit would be the first by a Japanese prime minister since 1978.

Informed sources say Abe is thinking of making the visit in mid-June at the earliest, to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Abe is expected to make a final decision after meeting US President Donald Trump in Tokyo on Monday.

Mazda Considering A 'hyper' Mazda3 With The 250-hp 2.5-liter Turbo Four

Mazda considering a 'hyper' Mazda3 with the 250-hp 2.5-liter turbo four

Mazda boss Akira Marumoto said last year there'd be no Mazdaspeed version of the new Mazda3 because the hot hatch segment wasn't a priority for the carmaker. Then Mazda engineer Dave Coleman told Road & Track that without "an engine on the shelf that would fit properly," an MPS variant made no sense. The first reader comment on our Coleman post read, "Engine — you have it; cue up the 2.5T." Mazda might have been listening. Program manager Kota Beppu told Autocar he'd like a "hyper" Mazda3, the outlet figuring the 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo would make the most sense for power.

Autocar wrote "the project had not been officially signed off, [but] insiders suggest that is a formality." When Car and Driver queried Mazda and its sources about the report, the magazine realized "the company is seriously considering a high-performance hot hatch." What's more, "Drew Cary, senior manager for brand communications, said, 'We encourage people to ask for it, though. Our planners and executives are watching and listening to fans.'"

Sony Rumored To Be Considering Take-two Acquisition

Sony Rumored To Be Considering Take-Two Acquisition

Take-Two is a company that some gamers might be familiar with. For those who aren’t, they are the publisher and parent company behind other developer studios such as 2K Games and Rockstar. Now it seems that there is a chance that Take-Two could be acquired by none other than Sony.

This is according to a report from Market Watch (via Game Informer) who claims that Sony is currently in negotiations to take over Take-Two. Details about the acquisition are scarce and all the publication had to say is that Sony is in “advanced board level discussions to acquire Take-Two Interactive in a mostly cash deal.”

Lawyers: Ghosn Considering News Conference Plan

Lawyers: Ghosn considering news conference plan

Former Nissan and Renault chief Carlos Ghosn held talks with his lawyers about various issues, including when he should hold a news conference.

Ghosn was arrested and indicted on charges of financial misconduct in Japan. He is currently facing charges of aggravated breach of trust and underreporting his compensation as head of Nissan.

Ghosn Considering News Conference

Ghosn considering news conference

Lawyers for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn say he is considering holding a news conference to help restore his reputation.

Ghosn has been indicted for aggravated breach of trust and underreporting his compensation by tens of millions of dollars. He denies those charges.

Japan Considering Sending Sdf Officials To Sinai

Japan considering sending SDF officials to Sinai

A special advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt to assess the security situation there.

Japan is considering sending several senior Ground Self-Defense Force officials to the headquarters of the Multinational Force and Observers, which is monitoring a ceasefire between Egypt and Israel.

Sony Mobile Rumored To Be Considering Southeast Asia Exit

Sony Mobile Rumored To Be Considering Southeast Asia Exit

While Sony makes pretty decent smartphones, it is obvious that they aren’t holding up so well against the competition like Samsung, or Chinese OEMs such as Xiaomi and OnePlus where they are offering smartphones at incredibly affordable prices. This is why it didn’t come as a surprise when Sony decided to reduce their focus in the US, China, and India back in 2016.

However it seems that Sony could be considering pulling out of more markets, at least according to a report from Malaysian tech publication Soya Cincau. The report claims that Sony had previously been quick to launch their new phones in the Malaysian market, but they have yet to launch anything new.