5 Die At Elderly Home From Influenza Outbreak

5 die at elderly home from influenza outbreak

Officials of the Japanese city of Maebashi say five residents of a facility caring for elderly people died through Tuesday after a mass outbreak of influenza earlier in January.

The officials say the five, men and women in their 80s and 90s, lived at Eimei, a home for elderly people requiring special care in the city, north of Tokyo.

Cats Find Their Purr-fect Home In Houses Made Of 'washi' Paper

Cats find their purr-fect home in houses made of 'washi' paper

GOTSU, Shimane Prefecture--Perfect for catnaps or just hanging out, houses and beds for felines, created by craftspersons of traditional Japanese "washi" paper here, are gaining in popularity among pet owners.

Makoto Sasaki, 60, and his wife, Satomi, 52, who operate the Sekishu Kachiji Banshi washi workshop, in the Sakuraecho district of Gotsu, Shimane Prefecture, developed the products.

Nissan Claims Carlos Ghosn Took Home $9 Million In Improper Payments

Nissan Claims Carlos Ghosn Took Home $9 Million In Improper Payments

Shortly after it was revealed that the French government is seeking to remove Carlos Ghosn from his post as Renault’s CEO, both the latter ans Nissan and have claimed that Ghosn received improper payments of €7.8 million ($8.9 million) via joint venture between the automakers.

Ghosn Ordered Aide To Pay For Home Remodeling

Ghosn ordered aide to pay for home remodeling

Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn is suspected of directly instructing his close aide by email to make a 1.5 million dollar payment to remodel his home in Lebanon.

Tokyo prosecutors arrested Ghosn on Monday for allegedly understating his income by 5 billion yen, or about 44 million dollars, in securities reports.

6 Elderly Tenants Dead At A Nursing Home

6 elderly tenants dead at a nursing home

Authorities in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, are investigating a senior citizens' home where 6 elderly tenants have died from last month.

Last week, authorities inspected the facility in Kanoya city for possible management problems related to the deaths.

Journalist Jumpei Yasuda Returns Home

Journalist Jumpei Yasuda returns home

Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda has now returned to Japan. He had been held hostage by rebel forces in Syria for more than 3 years.

The freelance journalist arrived at Narita Airport near Tokyo. He descended the stairs and got inside a waiting car.

Japan Soccer Team Welcomed Home

Japan soccer team welcomed home

Japan's national soccer team has returned from the World Cup in Russia and was welcomed by a cheering crowd at Narita airport near Tokyo.

Coach Akira Nishino and his 23-man squad arrived at the airport on Thursday.

Sony Ceases Development Of Xperia Home Launcher

Sony Ceases Development Of Xperia Home Launcher


If you have taken a liking to Sony’s Xperia Home launcher then you will not be happy to hear that the company has made a business decision to cease development of this launcher. It’s not going to bring any new features to the Xperia Home launcher from now on and the updates that are released will only bring bug fixes.

It’s common for third-party Android smartphones to feature custom launchers. They’re paired with the custom skins that almost all OEMs slap on their Android devices. Sony has shipped the Xperia Launcher on its smartphones for quite some time now but it has now decided to stop developing it any further.