A week ago we reported on a wild rumour that Sony might be planning to launch an Xperia smartphone with a total of six cameras on the rear. The news isn't completely in the realms of fantasy as Sony has confirmed previously that it is partnering with Light to develop multi-camera smartphones in the future.
Japan's westernmost point has moved further west by about 110 meters, after it was decided to include an ocean rock on official maps.
The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan added the rock to its national base map at a scale of 1 to 25,000. It lies in waters off Yonaguni Island in Okinawa Prefecture. The authority decides the extreme points of the country based on the map.
One day after the bilateral summit meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said further discussion is needed over the territorial issue.
Putin said, "Prime Minister Abe told me that Japan is ready to go back to the1956 declaration between the Soviet Union and Japan. But the declaration does not clearly stipulate everything. It only states the basic idea that the Soviet Union was ready to hand over 2 of the islands in the southern part. It does not say on what basis the islands would be handed over. Nor does it say anything about the sovereignty over the islands. Japan had previously rejected implementing this agreement. Now that it is willing to consider it, we need to examine the idea in good faith."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will hold their 12th summit in Tokyo on Monday. The two leaders aim to enhance security cooperation and boost the economic alliance between their nations.
Abe and Modi visited Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, on Sunday. They enjoyed the autumn colors on Lake Yamanaka and visited a major manufacturer of industrial robots.
Japan's Meteorological Agency has urged residents in Hokkaido to remain on alert after a powerful earthquake hit the region early Thursday.
Toshiyuki Matsumori, the agency official in charge of monitoring earthquakes and tsunamis, warned that further strong quakes were likely, particularly over the next 2 or 3 days.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his readiness to compile measures to prevent official ministry documents from being tampered with.
Abe expressed the view after the Finance Ministry disclosed on Monday findings of its in-house investigation into the allegation as well as announcing bureaucrats who will face disciplinary action for their involvement.
The 2018 Mazda6 is, on the surface, a very mild refresh. The front grille has been given more depth, and the fascia is generally cleaned up a bit, putting the design inline with the new CX-5 and future Mazda products. The interior has been given the same treatment: cleaned up and modernized. But throughout the car, some important updates under the skin make the 6 a more compelling product, and one that continues the company's push upmarket.
The biggest change has already been partly revealed, and that's the addition of Mazda's turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. It's the same engine found in the CX-9, and Mazda has now revealed it will make the same 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque with premium fuel. The engine will also happily accept 87-octane, in which case the engine will make 227 horsepower. Though the addition of this engine is welcome, we're a bit disappointed to learn that it will only be available with a six-speed automatic transmission. If we're lucky, we might see Mazda add a manual option, since when Mazda launched the current Mazda3, the larger 2.5-liter engine was initially only available with an automatic. But try not to get your hopes up too high, either.
When it comes to publishers of video games, EA is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, publishers around, which is why when the company announced that they would be releasing games for the Nintendo Switch, it was considered a pretty big deal, and sort of a tip of the hat at Nintendo for creating a potentially viable console.
However it seems that EA could be reining in their enthusiasm. According to The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Needleman, it looks like EA will be holding off on future Nintendo Switch titles for now until they have given FIFA 18 an entire year on the market. The report quotes the publisher's CFO Blake Jorgensen who claims that it's too soon to judge how well FIFA 18 on the Switch has done, and that the company needs more time to understand what the demand is for the Switch before committing more resources to it.