Security High In Tokyo For Trump's Visit

Security high in Tokyo for Trump's visit

Tokyo police are beefing up security ahead of the state visit of US President Donald Trump. They are deploying a record number of officers for any visiting US president.

Trump is due to arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Saturday evening. He will stay for four days.

High School Boy Purchased Uranium Via Internet

High school boy purchased Uranium via internet

Japanese police say a 16-year-old high school boy in Tokyo illegally bought a small amount of uranium on an auction site. They are investigating him on suspicion of also refining uranium and selling it through the internet.

In 2017, police in Japan learned that powder and solid materials labeled as "uranium" were on sale on an online auction site and some of the listings had already sold.

Japan's Prince Hisahito Enters Junior High School

Japan's Prince Hisahito enters junior high school

Japan's Prince Hisahito, the only grandson of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, has entered junior high school.

The 12-year-old prince attended an entrance ceremony at Ochanomizu University Junior High School in Tokyo on Monday. The academic year begins in April in Japan.

Domestic Violence Cases At Record High In 2018

Domestic violence cases at record high in 2018

The number of cases of domestic violence in Japan reached a record high of more than 50,000 last year.

The National Police Agency says officers issued warnings in 51,172 cases of domestic violence last year. The figure is up about 7,000 from the previous year, and is the largest annual total since the prevention law took effect in 2001.

Anti-stalking Orders Hit Record High In 2018

Anti-stalking orders hit record high in 2018

Japan's public safety authorities issued over 1,000 orders against acts of stalking last year, a record high.

The National Police Agency says there were 21,556 consultations and reports of stalking in 2018. That is 1,523 fewer than in 2017, but above the 20,000 mark for the sixth straight year.

Child Abuse Cases Hit Record High In Japan

Child abuse cases hit record high in Japan

Cases of child abuse and the number of abused children both hit record highs in Japan last year.

The National Police Agency says there were 1,380 cases of child abuse nationwide last year involving arrests or questioning. The number of victims under 18 totaled 1,394.

High-speed Ferry May Have Hit Whale

High-speed ferry may have hit whale

The Japan Coast Guard suspects a jetfoil ferry boat collided with a whale. A crewmember claims to have spotted a large, white object in the water moments before impact.

The collision occurred on Saturday afternoon while the vessel was travelling from Niigata port to Sado Island. Eighty people were injured, 13 seriously.

Japan Officials Express High Hopes For Ticad

Japan officials express high hopes for TICAD

Japanese officials from both the private and public sectors have expressed high hopes for success of the coming Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or TICAD.

This year's TICAD meeting will be held in the city of Yokohama, near Tokyo, in August.

Tepco: High Radiation Levels Detected In Reactor

TEPCO: High radiation levels detected in reactor

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says a probe detected extremely high levels of radiation inside one of the plant's damaged reactors.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, on Thursday released measurements of radiation levels and temperatures based on a survey of the No.2 reactor. It is one of the plant's three reactors that experienced a meltdown as a result of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

High Hopes: Yokohama's Skywalk Set To Reopen This Year

High hopes: Yokohama's Skywalk set to reopen this year

YOKOHAMA--The Skywalk footpath beneath the Yokohama Bay Bridge will open as early as March for the first time in nine years in anticipation of increased visitors eager to watch cruise ships.

The city government intends to promote the observation deck as a sightseeing spot where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Yokohama Port and passenger vessels up close.

High School Mails Wrong Entrance Exam Results

High school mails wrong entrance exam results

A public senior high school near Tokyo has apologized after sending the wrong entrance exam results to all 85 applicants for its physical education course.

Funabashi Municipal High School in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture, says the successful applicants got failure notices and the unsuccessful ones received acceptance letters.

Possible Cap On Pitches In High School Baseball

Possible cap on pitches in high school baseball

Discussions are under way in Japan on whether to limit the number on pitches per pitcher in high school baseball games to try to prevent injuries.

An organizer in Niigata Prefecture on the Japan Sea coast announced in December that it plans to introduce a cap of 100 pitches, starting this coming season.

Ios And Android Loyalty Rates Are At An All Time High

iOS And Android Loyalty Rates Are At An All Time High

Due to the way smartphone platforms have been designed, it locks users in by tying their purchases to their accounts. This means that switching from iOS to Android and vice versa isn’t quite as simple or straightforward as switching shampoo brands. This is also why it’s not surprising to see that users are remaining loyal to their choice of platform.

In fact according to data from the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, it appears that loyalty rates to both iOS and Android are at an all time high. According to their data, Android loyalty is at around 92% and has marginally beat out Apple who is sitting at around 91%. CIRP also points at how this increased loyalty could also indicate longer upgrade cycles which could explain why devices like the iPhone aren’t selling as well anymore as more customers are holding onto their phones longer.