Chiba Govt. May Not Have Been Prepared For Faxai

Chiba govt. may not have been prepared for Faxai

The governor of Chiba Prefecture in eastern Japan says his government may not have been fully prepared to face Faxai, a powerful typhoon, and its aftermath.

The region was hit hard when the strong typhoon made landfall on Monday.

Tepco: Chiba To Have Power Restored On Thursday.

TEPCO: Chiba to have power restored on Thursday.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says electricity will be restored to Chiba City and other areas in the northern part of Chiba Prefecture on Thursday.

The prefecture suffered widespread power outages after Typhoon Faxai made landfall near Tokyo early Monday.

The New Nintendo Switch Will Have A Different Packaging To Prevent Confusion

The New Nintendo Switch Will Have A Different Packaging To Prevent Confusion

However, given that there is no difference aesthetically, how will gamers know which Switch they are buying? For starters, there will be a barcode that will differentiate the previous Switch from the new Switch, but to make it clearer, Nintendo has confirmed that the new Switch will come with new packaging to make things more obvious.

According to Nintendo who issued a statement to iMore, “The revised model of the flagship Nintendo Switch system includes the same look as the original, but it has longer battery life. The packaging for Nintendo Switch has also been given a new look. Consumers should start seeing the new packaging on store shelves around mid-August, but that will vary by individual stores and locations.”

Anti-heat Measure May Have Opposite Effects

Anti-heat measure may have opposite effects

NHK has learned that a study suggests an anti-heat measure for next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics may have an effect opposite to that intended.

The Tokyo Metropolitan and central governments are applying a special coating to more than 100 kilometers of roads, including the Olympic marathon course, to reduce surface temperatures.

Attacker May Have Visited Anime-related Sites

Attacker may have visited anime-related sites

The suspect of the deadly arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto may have visited various places related to its popular works before the crime.

The arson attack at Kyoto Animation's studio on July 18 killed 35 people and wounded 33 others.

Upcoming Sony Rx100 Vii Could Have Af Performance On Par With The Sony A9

Upcoming Sony RX100 VII Could Have AF Performance On Par With The Sony A9

Compact cameras don’t get a lot of love these days because for the most part, the majority of our phones can actually do a pretty good job that in some cases can be better than regular compact cameras. However, as always, there are outliers, and Sony’s RX100 series of compacts are some of them.

The camera is a favorite amongst YouTubers and those who are looking for a small camera that offers up high performance, and it seems that Sony is working on a successor in the form of the Sony RX100 VII. According to a report from Camera Nokishita, they claim that one of the highlight features of the upcoming RX100 VII is that it will feature the “world’s fastest autofocus” for a camera with a 1-inch sensor.

2020 Toyota Supra Owners May Have To Pay For Apple Carplay One Day - Autoblog

2020 Toyota Supra owners may have to pay for Apple CarPlay one day - Autoblog

We got news that the 2020 Toyota Supra was officially arriving in dealerships the other day, which is a good thing. Now, we're hearing about some strangeness going on with the car's Apple CarPlay availability. Motor1 asked Toyota what the deal is when it comes to paying for Apple CarPlay on the Supra. The only reason that's a question in the first place is because the Supra uses a BMW infotainment system. Of course, the BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra have far more than that in common, but you can read all about that elsewhere. BMW recently introduced a subscription service to charge its customers for using CarPlay on a yearly basis. Anyone wanting to use CarPlay is forced to pay $80 per year after the 12-month free trial. Just recently, BMW added the option of paying a $300 fee for 20 years of CarPlay use. That's way cheaper if you plan on keeping the car, but you'll need to own it for more than four years for that plan to make sense. Toyota doesn't charge its customers for use of Apple CarPlay in the few models that offer it, which introduces a bit of a conundrum for the Supra. Instead of Toyota adopting its own policy for its own car, the company is going to offer a hybrid plan to Supra buyers. Motor1 learned that Supra owners will receive four years of Apple CarPlay for free as a "trial period." After that, Toyota doesn't have a straight answer for us. A spokesperson said that "specifics regarding future subscription fees will be available at a later date."  We'll interpret that as meaning you'll have to pay for it one day, but we don't know what to charge yet. It's rather unfortunate to see this bad policy from BMW potentially rubbing off on the Toyota. Every other manufacturer that offers Apple CarPlay makes it free to use for life if the feature is equipped in the car. It's a fantastic option for folks who like the idea of having a phone-like interface on their car's infotainment screen, and it ends up being favored over many in-house designed systems. Supra owners will need to opt for either the Premium or Launch Edition trims to get CarPlay functionality to begin with, as it's only available on the upgraded 8.8-inch screen. The base 6.5-inch screen will not support CarPlay usage. 

Victims May Have Been Unable To Escape From Door

Victims may have been unable to escape from door

Japanese police suspect that smoke from a fire filled a Kyoto Animation studio so quickly that many people suffocated before they could reach a door to its rooftop.

Police say the suspect poured what appeared to be gasoline on the first floor of the building in Kyoto City on Thursday, then set it ablaze. The suspected arson left 34 people dead and the same number of others injured.

Suspect May Have Sprayed Gasoline Using Bucket

Suspect may have sprayed gasoline using bucket

Police say the suspect in an arson attack that killed dozens of people at an animation studio in Kyoto may have used a bucket to spray gasoline before setting it afire.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Shinji Aoba on Saturday for allegedly starting the fire at Kyoto Animation on Thursday morning, leaving 34 people dead and 34 others injured.

Suspected Arsonist May Have Held Grudge

Suspected arsonist may have held grudge

Police say a man suspected of an arson attack that killed dozens of people at an animation studio in Kyoto may have held a grudge against the firm.

Shinji Aoba allegedly started the fire at the Kyoto Animation studio on Thursday morning by pouring a flammable liquid at the entrance to the first floor and igniting it. The death toll has risen to 34.

Talent Agency Alleged To Have Pressured Stations

Talent agency alleged to have pressured stations

Leading Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates is said to have pressured commercial broadcasters not to feature three former members of popular idol group SMAP.

SMAP disbanded in 2016. In September 2017, three of the five former members of the all-male band -- Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori -- broke away from Johnny & Associates.

Nhk Poll: 57% Will Definitely Vote Or Have Already

NHK poll: 57% will definitely vote or have already

NHK's latest poll shows 57 percent of respondents say they will definitely vote in Sunday's Upper House election, or have already cast an early ballot. That's down 7 points from a survey conducted before the Upper House election three years ago.

NHK surveyed more than 3,600 people by phone over three days, starting Saturday. More than 2,000 people responded.