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.

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.

Ex-nissan Head Ghosn Develops High Fever

Ex-Nissan head Ghosn develops high fever

Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has developed a high fever and is unable to meet investigators or his lawyers.

One of his lawyers said on Thursday that Ghosn developed a fever on Wednesday night and was told by doctors that he needs rest.

Foreign Tourists To Japan At Record High 30 Mil.

Foreign tourists to Japan at record high 30 mil.

The number of foreign tourists to Japan this year has surpassed 30 million for the first time, marking a record high.

The Japan National Tourism Organization announced on Wednesday the latest figures of foreigners who recently visited the country.

Ghosn's Aide Feared Criticism Of High Pay

Ghosn's aide feared criticism of high pay

NHK has learned that a close aide to Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn told others that Ghosn might be ousted from Renault if his real income had been known.

Ghosn was arrested in Japan on Monday, along with another Nissan executive and Ghosn's close aide Greg Kelly. Ghosn is suspected of underreporting his compensation by a total of about 44 million dollars for 5 years until 2015.

Sony Packs High Zoom In Small Cyber-shot Hx99 Camera

Sony Packs High Zoom In Small Cyber-Shot HX99 Camera

Sony today announced the new Cyber-shot HX99. The company claims that it’s the world’s smallest travel high zoom camera. The zoom range of 24-720mm is said to be in the world’s smallest camera body of its kind. The camera is aimed at travelers or casual photographers and promises extensive functionality including the ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-720mm high magnification zoom lens.