Playstation Plus Games For July 2019 Revealed

PlayStation Plus Games For July 2019 Revealed

Sony offers a handful of games for free every month to members of its PlayStation Plus program. July 2019 is going to be no different. Sony has now confirmed the free games lineup for the coming month. The focus is going to be on sports titles in July so those who’re into sports will particularly like the lineup.

PES Productions’ Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is the first title on the Sony PS Plus free games list for July 2019. It’s the only true competitor to the FIFA franchise from Electronic Arts. However, it doesn’t have some of the top-level clubs and leagues largely because EA has deeper pockets to pay for those expensive licenses that guarantee exclusivity to its franchise. PES fans do appreciate the franchise for its solid gameplay.

Japan To Hold Upper House Election On July 21

Japan to hold Upper House election on July 21

Japan will hold an Upper House election next month.

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided on Wednesday to hold the ballot and vote-counting on July 21. Official campaigning will kick off on Thursday of next week.

Sony Xperia 1 U.s. Release Confirmed For July 12th

Sony Xperia 1 U.S. Release Confirmed For July 12th


Sony unveiled its new flagship smartphone the Xperia 1 earlier this year in February. It’s a bit different from the other flagships on the market as it has a super tall 21:9 aspect ratio 4K HDR OLED display. The company today confirmed when this device will be coming to the United States. You will be able to purchase it on July 12th but bear in mind that it’s going to cost a pretty penny.

Sony confirmed today that the Xperia 1 is going to be available for purchase in the United States starting July 12th for $949. The price tag isn’t that outrageous when you consider how much top-tier smartphones are going for these days. Most of them are priced around the same level.

New Shinkansen Model To Debut In July 2020

New Shinkansen model to debut in July 2020

A Japanese railway operator says a new Shinkansen bullet train model will be put into service in early July next year, just before the start of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Central Japan Railway has been test-running the N700S model since last year.

Negoto To Disband After One-man Live In July

Negoto to disband after one-man live in July

Negoto will kick off their nationwide one-man tour 'Okuchi Pokan! LAST TOUR ~Netemo Sametemo Negoto ja naito~' in May. They have announced that they will disband after the finale on July 20 at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO. 

The group decided to disband after they thought about their plans for their tenth anniversary since their major debut in 2020, and felt that they've done all they could do. They said to their fans, "Thanks to everyone's support until now, we were able to see many wonderful scenes. Thank you very much. It would make us happy if you would watch over the members' lives from now on.

Washington Post: Japan, N.korea Held Talks In July

Washington Post: Japan, N.Korea held talks in July

A US newspaper is reporting that senior US officials expressed irritation that Japan concealed a meeting with North Korea last month.

The Washington Post reported in Tuesday's electronic version that the secret meeting took place in July in Vietnam.

Mitsubishi Materials Group Firms Raided In July

Mitsubishi Materials group firms raided in July

NHK has learned that Tokyo prosecutors searched subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Materials last month in connection with their alleged data falsification.

Starting last November, 5 group companies were found to have faked data on the quality of their products, including rubber, copper and aluminum. The subsidiaries include Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Mitsubishi Aluminum Company and Diamet Corporation.

Xperia Xa2 And Xa2 Ultra Get July 2018 Security Patches (50.1.a.10.51)

Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra get July 2018 security patches (50.1.A.10.51)

If you own the Xperia XA2 or the Xperia XA2 Ultra then you'll be glad to hear that there is a new firmware released moving the build number from 50.1.A.10.40 to version 50.1.A.10.51. The latest update includes the 1 July 2018 Android security patch. Some users reported Bluetooth problems on the last update, but initial indications are these are not resolved with this firmware. If you have downloaded the update, let us know your impressions in the comments below.

July Breaks Records For Rainfall, High Temps

July breaks records for rainfall, high temps

Many parts of Japan saw record high temperatures and heavy rains in July. The Meteorological Agency called last month's weather conditions abnormal.

A seasonal rain front and typhoon caused nationwide heavy rains around July 8th. Parts of western Japan in particular suffered massive damage due to record-breaking torrential rain brought by huge amounts of water vapor that flowed over the region.

Nearly 100 Die In Tokyo From Heatstroke In July

Nearly 100 die in Tokyo from heatstroke in July

The death toll among Tokyo residents from suspected heatstroke hit 96 last month.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and others said the victims were in their 40s through 90s. The figure is nearly 4 times that of last year at 25.

Japan Sees Record Hot Days In Mid-july

Japan sees record hot days in mid-July

Record average temperatures were observed in wide areas of Japan in mid-July.

The Meteorological Agency says the hotter than average days began in late June in eastern Japan, and on around the 9th of July in the west of the country.

38 Tokyoites Dead In Record July Hot Spell

38 Tokyoites dead in record July hot spell

Heatstroke is believed to have claimed the lives of 38 people in Tokyo this month.

Medical experts and police say 21 people have died of heatstroke during the 3 days ending on Sunday. The victims are aged between their 40s and their 90s.