Abe: Trump Has Promised To Raise Abduction Issue

Abe: Trump has promised to raise abduction issue

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump has promised to raise the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea, during his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Abe was speaking to members of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Monday evening.

Defense Minister: No Cover-up Of Missing Log Issue

Defense Minister: No cover-up of missing log issue

Japan's Defense Minister has made the remark that the failure by officials to report in their discovery of activity logs during the Self-Defense Forces' mission in Iraq was due to a lack of awareness rather than a systemic cover-up.

The ministry released a report on Wednesday on why the existence of logs of the Ground Self-Defense Force mission that helped rebuild the war-torn country were not reported to then Defense Minister Tomomi Inada last year.

Google Will Now Require Android Oems To Issue Timely Security Updates

Google Will Now Require Android OEMs To Issue Timely Security Updates

The problem with Android is that there are so many companies out there who make Android-based handsets, which means that not only is it confusing for users to choose from, but they will also need to take into consideration about which OEM might be the most reputable for pushing out timely updates.

This is one of the reasons why Android is still so fragmented even until today, although Google has been working to change that. The latest change to ensure timely updates was revealed at Google I/O where Google's head of Android security, David Kleidermacher, said that they will now write in security patch requirements into its agreements with Android OEMs if they want to keep making Android handsets.

Sony Fixes Camera Distortion Issue On Latest Xperia Flagships

Sony fixes camera distortion issue on latest Xperia flagships


Sony Mobile introduced a new camera lens with the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs earlier in the year, and since then it has been fielding complaints from users on the distortion effects when taking pictures. The same camera is used in the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact flagships that launched recently.

Nikon Delays 100th Anniversary D5, D500 And Lenses Over Logo Printing Issue

Nikon delays 100th Anniversary D5, D500 and lenses over logo printing issue

Nikon has delayed the shipment of its 100th Anniversary D5 and D500 sets due to an issue with the logo printing process that may result in the logo peeling off. Nikon Japan revealed the delay in a newly issued apology advising customers that they will have to wait for shipments to resume in late October 2017. However, the company will continue to accept new orders for the commemorative sets until August 31st.

According to the notice from Nikon, the logo printed onto the sets' metal case was, in some cases, peeling off. The issue will be remedied and cases with properly printed logos will be shipped starting again in about two months. The temporary shipment delay affects all three products: the D5 100th Anniversary set, the D500 100th Anniversary set, and the Nikkor F2.8 Zoom Triple Lens 100th Anniversary set.

Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Possible Stalling Issue

Toyota Tacoma Recalled for Possible Stalling IssueToyota is recalling certain Tacoma models and approximately 32,000 trucks are affected.

The recall involves model year 2016 and 2017 Toyota Tacoma V6 pickup trucks in the U.S., with the vehicles having an engine crankshaft timing rotor that could have been produced with excessive anti-corrosion coating. As a result, the crank position sensor could malfunction and may the Tundra to display a Malfunction Indicator Light, run roughly, misfire, or in some instances, stall. A stalling condition while the vehicle is traveling at higher speeds may increase the risk of a crash.

Japan To Seek Breakthrough On Abduction Issue

Japan to seek breakthrough on abduction issueJapan's government plans to seek cooperation from China and other countries to make a breakthrough on the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea.
In May 2014, the governments of Japan and North Korea agreed that Pyongyang would hold an investigation into the fate of known abductees and other missing Japanese. But official bilateral negotiations have been stalled since October of that year.

2016 Toyota Prius Recalled For Airbag Issue

2016 Toyota Prius Recalled for Airbag IssueCertain 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles are being recalled to address an issue with their airbags.
Not related to the ongoing massive Takata airbag recall, this issue affects approximately 7,600 units in the U.S. and involves a component in the airbag assembly that may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled.