Media Shown Arson Attack Victim's College Work

Media shown arson attack victim's college work

Art work by one of the victims of the Kyoto Animation arson attack has been shown to the media at his university.

Yuki Omura, who was 23, died in the fire at the animation studio in Kyoto last month. He had joined the company after graduating from the Faculty of Art and Design at Tokoha University in Shizuoka City in March.

Japan Men's Basketball Squad Shows Stuff To Media

Japan men's basketball squad shows stuff to media

Japan's World Cup 2019 men's basketball squad honed its game on Friday as the media looked on.

NBA rookie Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards, and Yuta Watanabe of the Memphis Grizzlies were both there.

Tokyo's New National Stadium Shown To Media

Tokyo's New National Stadium shown to media

Tokyo's New National Stadium, the main venue for next year's Olympics and Paralympics, has been shown to media ahead of its planned completion this year.

The stadium is about 90 percent finished. It's scheduled to be completed at the end of November.

Star Panda Meets Media Before 2nd Birthday

Star panda meets media before 2nd birthday

A popular giant panda at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo has been shown to the media before she turns two on Wednesday.

Xiang Xiang was the first baby panda to be born at the zoo in five years. She now lives separately from her mother. On Monday, reporters watched her climbing a tree and eating bamboo shoots.

Vip Room Of Govt. Plane Shown To Media

VIP room of govt. plane shown to media

The VIP room of a Japanese government plane that was taken out of service in March has been shown to the media for the first time.

The Boeing 747 was used by prime ministers, Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko for 26 years from 1993.

Airport Passcodes Mistakenly Sent To Media

Airport passcodes mistakenly sent to media

Officials at the operator of Fukuoka Airport in western Japan have mistakenly sent the entry passcodes for some doors in the airport building to media outlets.

They say they planned to send the codes by fax to shops and companies in the airport terminal on Monday evening. That was as part of measures to step up security ahead of a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Fukuoka City next month.

Next-generation Bullet Train Rolled Out To Media

Next-generation bullet train rolled out to media

Japan's next-generation Shinkansen bullet train was rolled out to the media in a demonstration test run on Thursday.

East Japan Railway Company aims to put the train into service in the fiscal year starting in April 2030. The Hokkaido Shinkansen line will then be extended to Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido. The company plans to operate the train at a maximum speed of 360 kilometers per hour.

Google Opens Android Infotainment System To Third-party Media Apps

Google opens Android infotainment system to third-party media apps

Now that Google has a full-fledged car infotainment platform in Android Automotive, it's opening the door to apps built for that platform. As of Google I/O, developers will have the power to create media apps for Android Automotive-equipped cars like the upcoming Polestar 2. It's using the same underlying framework as Android Auto, which should ensure that a favorite music or audiobook app will work properly across different touchscreen sizes and car customizations. You'll have to wait awhile for the first apps since the Polestar 2 doesn't arrive until 2020, and there aren't any publicly announced partners (although a preview graphic does show NPR One). Don't be surprised if the app ecosystem expands over the months ahead, though. And yes, Google intends to open Android Automotive to more than just media apps. The company has "plans" to enable apps for navigation, communication "and beyond," so you might have alternatives if you don't care for Google Maps or need a third-party internet calling service. The aim is ultimately to create an app ecosystem for cars that more closely resembles what you see on phones, rather than another take on the walled-off environments you see today. Android Developers

Reported by Jon Fingas for Engadget

French Media: Renault Mellows Toward Nissan

French media: Renault mellows toward Nissan

French media say automaker Renault is softening its stance toward Japanese alliance partner Nissan after demanding business integration.

The reports on Friday, including by leading financial newspaper Les Echos, say the French firm is now open to a more equal relationship.

Ghosn At Home, Maintains Silence In Front Of Media

Ghosn at home, maintains silence in front of media

Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was released on bail on Wednesday, was seen near his residence in Tokyo on Friday, in line with the conditions of his bail.

The 64-year-old has been indicted for aggravated breach of trust and underreporting his compensation. He walked out of a Tokyo detention center after spending over 100 days in custody and posting about nine million dollars as bail.

Media Shown Olympic Venue Construction Sites

Media shown Olympic venue construction sites

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has shown media construction sites for venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics about 18 months before the games' opening.

Domestic and foreign media visited the sites of five venues and the athletes' village on Tuesday.

Foreign Media Quick To Report Ghosn's Bail Denial

Foreign media quick to report Ghosn's bail denial

Many Western media outlets carried a news flash about the Tokyo court's decision to deny bail to former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

France's AFP quoted Ghosn's lawyer as saying his client was unlikely to win bail until the case comes to court, which could take as long as six months.

French Media Report Nissan Chair Ghosn's Arrest

French media report Nissan chair Ghosn's arrest

The arrest of Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn is causing ripples in France.
French media have widely reported the news.
The TV station FRANCE 24 reported it as breaking news on Monday.

Ghosn is also chairman and chief executive of French automaker Renault, which has a stake in Nissan.
The television said Ghosn was nicknamed "Le Cost Killer" and that he played a key role in turning around the formerly troubled Japanese automaker.