Natural Ice Shipments Begin Late Due To Pandemic

Natural ice shipments begin late due to pandemic

Shipments of ice have begun in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, two months later than usual due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Blocks of natural ice are used in the food industry to make shaved ice treats and for other purposes. Yatsuyoshi, a company in the city of Hokuto, usually starts shipping to restaurants and hotels in April ahead of the peak summer season.

Xperia 1 Ii (mark 2) Japanese Release Date Slips From April To 'late May'

Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) Japanese release date slips from April to 'late May'

Sony fans are eagerly awaiting the launch date for its latest flagship, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). Sony has been vague about the release date ever since it was announced – the official launch date is ‘late Spring'. We understand that a late May/early June has always been in the offing, which is why we were surprised when Japanese carrier NTT docomo flagged an April release date for Sony's flagship.

Xperia 1 Ii (mark 2) Gets Late April Release In Japan

Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) gets late April release in Japan

Japanese operator NTT docomo has announced that Sony's latest handsets, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) and Xperia 10 II (Mark 2) will both land on the network. The interesting news from a western perspective is that docomo has confirmed that the Xperia 1 II flagship will be launching in Japan in late April – this is earlier than expected, and would be great news if it had a similar launch window in Europe and North America.

Lithuanian President Honors Late Japanese Diplomat

Lithuanian president honors late Japanese diplomat

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has visited Gifu Prefecture in central Japan to honor a late Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews fleeing persecution from Nazi Germany during World War Two.

Chiune Sugihara, a Gifu native, disobeyed instructions from Japan's government and issued transit visas for the Jewish refugees while working at the Japanese consulate in Lithuania during the war.

Celebrities Bid Farewell To Late Johnny Kitagawa

Celebrities bid farewell to late Johnny Kitagawa

Japanese celebrity performers bid farewell to the late Johnny Kitagawa, the man who helped to launch the careers of a number of male pop idols.

Kitagawa founded the talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1962. The agency produced SMAP, Arashi and many other popular groups.

Exhibition Dedicated To Late Scholar Donald Keene

Exhibition dedicated to late scholar Donald Keene

An exhibition highlighting the life and achievements of the late scholar of Japanese literature, Donald Keene, is underway at a museum in Kashiwazaki City, central Japan. Keene died in February.

Keene revived a traditional puppet theatrical performance set in the city to give encouragement to survivors of the major earthquake that hit the city and surrounding areas in 2007. It was the first time in about 300 years that the performance had been staged.

Xperia 1 Hits Pre-order In Uk For £849; Available Late-may

Xperia 1 hits pre-order in UK for £849; available late-May

The Sony Xperia 1 has caused a big splash, but fans have been resigned for a long wait before they can get hands-on. Sony only gave a vague ‘late spring' release window, but it looks like we're getting a better idea on timing. UK retailer Clove has listed the Xperia 1 up for pre-order at a price point of £849. Clove is expecting first shipments to arrive in late May 2019. This means there is still close to a three-month wait unfortunately.

Ohtani May Start Throwing Practice In Late March

Ohtani may start throwing practice in late March

Major League Baseball star Shohei Ohtani says he may start throwing the ball in late March if his rehabilitation goes as planned.

The two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels spoke to reporters on Wednesday in Arizona, where his team is in preseason training.

There There Theres To Disband In Late-february

THERE THERE THERES to disband in late-February

It's been announced that THERE THERE THERES will disband in late-February.

On the band, director Tanaka Koji commented, "Everyone is a hard worker, and I loved watching them on stage," and on their disbandment, he said, "Please resent Tanaka for being unable to skillfully coordinate the unique members." According to Tanaka, since the group first formed, "They were unable to make compromises even though they liked each other." After talking it over multiple times, they decided to move on rather than coming to a standstill over and over again. 

Core Pokemon Game For Nintendo Switch Moved To 'late 2019'

Core Pokemon Game For Nintendo Switch Moved To 'Late 2019'

Earlier this year around the time E3 2018 was about to kick off, Nintendo made some announcements of their own where they confirmed that they would be launching a new core Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch. The game was initially pegged for the second half of 2019, but now it looks like it could be delayed ever so slightly.

By saying the second half of 2019, basically we're looking at anywhere between July to December, and we're sure that many are hoping it will be July. However now that it has been pushed to late 2019, it means that we're looking at anywhere between October to December. This "delay" was confirmed by Nintendo themselves in their launch schedule which now pegs the game's release for late 2019.

Player: Coaches Ordered Late Hit

Player: Coaches ordered late hit

A college American football player says the team's coaching staff ordered him to carry out a controversial late tackle that sent his opponent to the hospital.

Many Japanese were glued to their televisions as the Nihon University defender apologized to the Kwansei Gakuin quarterback who he injured.

Tv Tokyo Leads The Pack In Late-night Dramas

TV Tokyo leads the pack in late-night dramas

By Makoto Hoshino / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterLate-night dramas serve as a platform for broadcasters to test out up-and-coming actors and innovative ideas. While each TV station presents an ambitious lineup of dramas aired after midnight, TV Tokyo stands out in recent years in terms of quality.

In April, the broadcaster, which created a buzz with such dramas as "Moteki" (Love Strikes!) and the "Yusha Yoshihiko" (The hero Yoshihiko) series, increased the number of times to broadcast late-night dramas to four time slots per week.