Japan To Launch Coronavirus Contact-tracing App

Japan to launch coronavirus contact-tracing app

The Japanese government is launching a smartphone app designed to notify people who have come into close contact with individuals confirmed infected with the coronavirus.

It will release the free software on app distribution platforms on Friday.

Japan's Virus-tracking App To Launch Friday

Japan's virus-tracking app to launch Friday

The Japanese government says smartphone users will be able to download a coronavirus contact-tracing app starting Friday.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Nishimura Yasutoshi, the minister in charge of the government's coronavirus response, said he wants people to install the app to protect lives.

Japanese Startup's Rocket Launch Fails

Japanese startup's rocket launch fails

A private rocket launch by a Japanese firm has failed to reach space after liftoff.

Interstellar Technologies, which is based in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, launched the 5th version of its "Momo" rocket at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday from a site in the town of Taiki.

Japanese Venture Firm's Rocket Launch Fails

Japanese venture firm's rocket launch fails

A rocket developed by a Japanese venture firm has failed to reach space.

Interstellar Technologies, which is based in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, launched the 5th version of its "Momo" rocket at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday from a site in the town of Taiki.

Sony Calls On Spider-man For Ps5 Year-end Launch

Sony calls on Spider-Man for PS5 year-end launchSony Corp. on Friday unveiled more than two dozen titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, including a sequel to its hit "Spider-Man" title and the latest "Gran Turismo" racer, as it builds anticipation ahead of the planned year-end launch.

As rival Microsoft Corp. prepares the launch of its next generation Xbox Series X console for this year's holiday season, the presentation gave a first glimpse of how games will look when played on Sony's device.

Japan To Launch Info-sharing System On Coronavirus

Japan to launch info-sharing system on coronavirus

Japan's public health authorities will launch a new online system this week to improve information-sharing on people infected with the coronavirus.

The new system was developed by the health ministry to integrate data on infected people between the central and prefectural governments, and public health centers.

Nissan Rogue Launch Will Happen In 2020 Despite Coronavirus, Struggles

Nissan Rogue launch will happen in 2020 despite coronavirus, struggles

Nissan is committed to introducing its replacement for the aging Rogue crossover in 2020 despite potential complications due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company confirmed early Monday. 

"At this time, our new model launch programs for the U.S. are on track. The all-new Nissan Rogue will be in U.S. showrooms this fall," Nissan said in a statement obtained by Automotive News. 

Tokyo Olympics Organizers Launch New Task Force

Tokyo Olympics organizers launch new task force

The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has launched a task force to sort out issues arising from the postponement of the games.

The move comes after the International Olympic Committee decided on Tuesday to put off the games until the summer of 2021 at the latest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Abe Tells Officials To Gather Info On N.k. Launch

Abe tells officials to gather info on N.K. launch

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed government officials to gather and analyze information on North Korea's launch of projectiles on Monday morning.

The prime minister has instructed them to provide information to the public quickly and appropriately.

Multilingual Coronavirus Hotlines Launch In Japan

Multilingual coronavirus hotlines launch in Japan

Authorities in some prefectures where people are confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus are providing multilingual information services for foreigners visiting or living in Japan.

Okinawa Prefecture has set up a round-the-clock hotline serviced by medical professionals who provide information on medical institutions that can handle foreign languages. The service is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese and Thai. The phone number is 0570-050-235.