On January 17, actor Miura Shohei attended an event commemorating the opening of the first stores for tiramisu specialty shop 'HERO'S.'
Miura also talked about things he want to challenge this year which include appearing in musicals and getting involved in voice acting. "I want to voice a Disney character. I want to become a voice actor! I've loved Disney since I was little," he said.
Several life-sized Gundam statues have gone up in Japan over the past few years. They could either move very little or not at all but that’s going to change with the latest one that’s being built now. A fourth anniversary Gundam project has been announced during a recent press conference. A “moving” 18-meter Gundam statue will be put up at the Gundam Factory Yokohama in the summer of 2020.
The image posted above is what was revealed at the press conference. Details are slim about how it will actually be able to move. Will the one-to-one scale Gundam be able to actually walk or will it just be able to lift a leg up?
We’re seeing more companies introduce dark mode to their apps these days. There are obvious reasons for dark mode, such as making an app easier on the eyes when using the app at night, and also giving users more options and flexibility in terms of how an app looks like. As it turns out, dark mode is also great for battery life.
During the Android Dev Summit, it seems that Google has confirmed that dark mode is better for overall battery life on Android. The company showed off a presentation slide where an app in dark mode and in max brightness draws considerably less power than an app that uses a lot of white in its design.
NHK has learned that Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who was recently freed by militants in Syria, has spoken to Foreign Ministry officials about his time in captivity. He informed the officials that the militants told him a number of times that he might be released imminently, but then did not free him.
Yasuda returned to Japan on Thursday after being held hostage for 3 years and 4 months. Japanese Foreign Ministry officials accompanied him on his way back to Japan.
The PV for Nogizaka46's new single "Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitakunaru" has been uploaded onto YouTube.
The video revolves around the song's center Nishino Nanase, who will be graduating from the group at the end of the year, showing how she's continued to lead a happy life while facing various turning points. It was directed by Seki Kazuaki, who has worked on many of Perfume and Hoshino Gen's PVs.
Rihwa has revealed the PV for her new song "MY LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ~1 Pint no Yuuki~."
This track was released together with "Sun Comes Up" as a double A-side single on September 26. Directed by Inaba Ukyo, the PV incorporates Irish elements that the song possesses. Rihwa delved into the video shoot after receiving a lecture from a river dancer and challenged herself to Irish dance. The PV also stars Tabo Koichi, who produced the song.
With Android 9.0 Pie having been released, manufacturers are working to bring the update onto phones. In fact recently HTC themselves announced that they are working on the update for some of their flagship handsets. However it seems that for HTC’s upcoming HTC U12 Life that we’ve been hearing about, the phone might launch with Android 8.0 Oreo instead.
This is according to a tweet by developer @LlabTooFeR who not only suggested that the phone would be launched with last year’s update, but apparently this phone will not be made by HTC themselves. Instead it seems that it will be outsourced to an ODM. Given that last month HTC announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees from its manufacturing division, we suppose this piece of news doesn’t come as a surprise.