Sony Shipments Fall By More Than Half During The Last Quarter

Sony shipments fall by more than half during the last quarter

Sony recently reported its results for the quarter ending 30 June 2019. For those hoping that the launch of the Xperia 1 would help lift sales, then you'd be disappointed to here that volumes fell by 55 percent year-on-year to just 0.9 million phones – Sony managed 2.0 million phones the year before. Sony's struggles are still very much real, although the launch of the Xperia 1 only happened at the end of May, so we may see a bounce in the subsequent quarter.

Sony's Wearable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool During The Summer

Sony's Wearable Air Conditioner Will Keep You Cool During The Summer

The summer heat can sometimes get so unbearable where even a fan does little to nothing to cool us down, only ending up circulating the hot air in the process. However, if you’re in need of something a little stronger, Sony just might have the device for you in the form of the Reon Pocket, a wearable air conditioner that fits right in your pocket.

Now, the Reon Pocket will need a specially designed shirt in order to be clipped onto, and it can be activated or deactivated by using your smartphone and an accompanying app. It will sit on your neck where it will help to keep you cool during those hot summer days. That being said, the entire setup doesn’t exactly come cheap.

Sony To Unveil New Games During State Of Play Broadcast Tomorrow

Sony To Unveil New Games During State Of Play Broadcast Tomorrow

Sony has confirmed a new online broadcast for tomorrow. Dubbed “State of Play,” the company will announce new games, show new trailers for the first time, and provide fans updates on the new titles in the pipeline for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation VR.

The idea for this broadcast might feel familiar to you if you regularly follow gaming-related news. Nintendo essentially does the same thing with its Nintendo Direct presentations. It divides announcements in multiple broadcasts throughout the year instead of making a big appearance at an industry event like E3.

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.

Returning Personal Items Lost During Tsunami

Returning personal items lost during tsunami

Photos, letters and other personal items lost during the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 in northeastern Japan are on display in Tokyo, in an effort to return them to the owners or their loved ones.

Eight years after the massive disaster, a private organization commissioned by Rikuzentakata City in Iwate Prefecture is still holding onto about 75,000 recovered items.

Firms Asked To Ease Congestion During Tokyo Games

Firms asked to ease congestion during Tokyo Games

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has asked businesses to help reduce traffic congestion during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

About 380 companies which are members of Keidanren, or the Japan Business Federation, took part in a seminar on Monday.

Easing Traffic Congestion During 2020 Tokyo Games

Easing traffic congestion during 2020 Tokyo Games

The Japanese government is to ask firms to take steps to ease traffic congestion during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Government officials met on Tuesday to discuss measures to ensure athletes and spectators will be transported smoothly. Tokyo metropolitan government officials, organizing committee members and representatives of business groups also took part in the meeting.

Abe: Relocation Work To Continue During Talks

Abe: Relocation work to continue during talks

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the government will continue work to relocate a US air base while talks with Okinawa Prefecture are underway.

The government and Okinawa agreed on Tuesday to discuss the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station's move to a coastal area in the island prefecture.