Japan Port Cities Seek Exchange With China

Japan port cities seek exchange with China

A group of Japanese port cities and towns has agreed to promote tourism and revitalize regional economies in cooperation with the Chinese city of Dalian.

The group made the agreement while meeting in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, on Thursday.

Japan-s.korea Exchange Event Begins In Seoul

Japan-S.Korea exchange event begins in Seoul

An annual Japan-Korea exchange festival has begun in Seoul amid worsening ties between the countries.

Children from both countries celebrated the opening of the 15th edition of the festival on Sunday. They took to the stage and sang songs of their countries together.

Nintendo Denies They Are Running A Switch Exchange Program

Nintendo Denies They Are Running A Switch Exchange Program

However, it seems that those reports might not be 100% correct. In a statement released to The Verge, a Nintendo spokesperson was quoted as saying, “We do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program. We always want players to enjoy their Nintendo Switch systems, and if anything ever gets in the way of that, we encourage them to visit http://support.nintendo.com for support, or to contact our consumer support team.”

For those who are unfamiliar, the reports of the exchange program suggested that gamers who purchased a new Nintendo Switch before a certain date were eligible to get an exchange for the newer model if they were willing to foot the bill and send their consoles back to the company. It sounded like a good idea, but unfortunately, it seems that it might not have been true.

$32 Million In Assets Stolen From Crypto Exchange

$32 million in assets stolen from crypto exchange

An expert looking into the massive theft of digital coins from crypto-currency exchange operator BITPoint Japan says the hackers repeatedly accessed its system over a period of 12 hours.

BITPoint Japan's parent company revealed on Friday that 32 million dollars' worth of digital currency was stolen between Thursday night and Friday morning. The theft involved five types of crypto-currency, including Bitcoin and Ripple.

Japan Student Exchange To Christchurch Suspended

Japan student exchange to Christchurch suspended

Kamaishi City in northeastern Japan has suspended a student exchange program to Christchurch, New Zealand, following last week's mass shooting there.

Kamaishi was hit by a quake and tsunami in March, 2011 and began sending local junior high school students to New Zealand in fiscal 2013.

Little Glee Monster To Sing Theme Song For Soccer Exchange Program

Little Glee Monster to sing theme song for soccer exchange program

Little Glee Monster's new song "I BELIEVE" has been picked up as the theme song for 'ASIAN ELEVEN.'

'ASIAN ELEVEN' is a soccer exchange program supported by the Japan Foundation Asia Center, Football Association of Japan, and Japan Professional Football League. "I BELIEVE" is included in Little Glee Monster's fourth album "FLAVA," which was released on January 16, and was written to give 'ASIAN ELEVEN' activities a boost.

Mitsubishi Wants Your Driving Data In Exchange For Gifts

Mitsubishi Wants Your Driving Data In Exchange For Gifts

We're sure that everyone values their privacy, but some might value it more than others. So an interesting question is would you be willing to share your driving data in exchange for gifts? That's something that Mitsubishi wants to know as the company has recently launched a mobile app that lets drivers earn rewards by sharing driving data.

This driving data would be shared with insurance companies and for drivers that are willing to share this information, they will be given badges in which it can be exchanged for rewards. It also seems that obeying the rules of the road, such as staying within speed limits and avoiding sudden braking will be rewarded, where drivers could receive discounts on oil changes and also accessories. There would also be smaller gifts such free coffee and gift cards.

Head, Sovereign May Exchange Homes

Emperor, ruler may exchange homes

The Yomiuri Shimbun The legislature is thinking about trading the living arrangements of the Emperor and the crown ruler if the Emperor relinquishes, it has been learned.

According to sources, the administration is thinking about having the Emperor move to the crown sovereign's home from the Imperial home in the Imperial Palace. The crown ruler, who might prevail to the royal position, would move to the Imperial Palace.

Nikon Offers Free Battery Exchange For D500 Owners

Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 ownersNikon is offering to replace 'early generation' EN-EL15 batteries for D500 users who are getting less than the expected battery life from their cameras. In a statement, the company explains that batteries manufactured prior to a design change in 2013 'may not be capable of the maximum number of shots possible [...] indicated in D500 documentation'.

Tomodachi Honda Cultural Exchange Program

TOMODACHI Honda Cultural Exchange ProgramOver the U.S. winter holiday and New Year's celebration, 20 high school students from Japan's Iwate Prefecture visited Southern California in conjunction with the 2016 TOMODACHI Honda Cultural Exchange Program. Their journey, documented in a newly released video produced by Honda, took the students to local schools, hospitals and cultural institutions, and culminated with their participation in the 2016 Rose Parade, an event broadcast around the world.

F.league To Join International Exchange Activities

F.League to join international exchange activitiesFor the first time, players from Japan’s futsal league will head overseas for an exhibition tour. But the trip will involve more than just kicking balls in the short-field version of soccer.
The Bardral Urayasu team of the F.League, the nation’s top futsal league, will also take part in international exchange activities during its upcoming trip to Indonesia.