The Chairman of Kansai Electric Power Company has bowed to pressure over a cash-and-gift scandal. Makoto Yagi said he is stepping down on Wednesday to take responsibility for the affair.
Yagi and President Shigeki Iwane held a news conference on Wednesday after the KEPCO board approved Yagi's resignation at an extraordinary meeting.
Japan's largest rail operator is reporting problems with its online reservation system that may be related to the tax hike. Officials at East Japan Railway Company haven't pinpointed the cause. But they say it could have something to do with the new rate or an ongoing system upgrade.
The officials say customers are unable to receive tickets ...reserved on the "Eki Net" website ... from machines at train stations.
The number of people arriving at Narita Airport east of Tokyo from South Korea during Japan's mid-August holiday period was down sharply from a year before amid worsening of the two countries' ties.
According to the Narita Airport branch of Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, more than 1.05 million people used the airport for international flights during the "bon" holidays from August 9 through 18. The figure is up 4.6 percent from the same period last year.
Nintendo’s 3DS is more than just a handheld gaming console. The console also comes with support for some apps, such as the YouTube app that allows gamers to watch videos on their consoles, a nice break from just playing games all day. However, if you do use the YouTube app quite a bit, you might be disappointed to learn that the app will be going away in September.
In an announcement on its website, Nintendo confirmed that the YouTube app for the 3DS will be officially shutting down on the 3rd of September. They note that the YouTube app will continue to exist for both the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U, although we can’t imagine that support for the Wii U will continue much longer either given the focus on the Switch these days.
The population of Japanese nationals has fallen for the 10th straight year, while the ratio of foreign residents topped 2 percent for the first time.
The internal affairs ministry says the number of Japanese living in the country was over 124.7 million as of January 1 this year. The number has been dropping since it peaked in 2009.