Sony Intros New Xperia Model Number Structure For 2020 Devices

Sony intros new Xperia model number structure for 2020 devices

Sony Mobile had been using a consistent form of model numbering for its Xperia smartphones since 2013. This involved a series of five characters – one letter followed by 4 numbers. For example, the 2019 Xperia 1 had model numbers J8110, J8170, J9110, while the 2013 Xperia Z had model numbers including C6602, C6603, C6606.

Number Of Visitors To Japan Down Over 90% In March

Number of visitors to Japan down over 90% in March

Japan's Immigration Services Agency says the number of foreigners who entered the country in March fell by more than 90 percent from the same month last year, due largely to refused entries attributed to the coronavirus.

Preliminary data from the agency shows that 152,162 foreigners arrived in Japan. That number excludes people who were given permission to re-enter. The figure was 2,504,193 in March, 2019.

Koike: Number Of New Cases 'astonishing'

Koike: Number of new cases 'astonishing'

The governor of Tokyo has expressed alarm about the spread of the coronavirus as a daily record of 143 new cases was reported in the Japanese capital on Sunday.

Koike Yuriko told reporters that it's an astonishing number and what's more surprising is that nearly two-thirds of the cases had untraceable infection routes.

Japan Hit By Record Number Of Cyberattacks In 2019

Japan hit by record number of cyberattacks in 2019

Japan's National Police Agency says it detected a record number of suspected cyberattacks in the country last year.

The agency's Cyber Force Center observed an average of 4,192 cases of suspicious communications per day. That's an increase of about 50 percent from the previous year's daily average of 2,752.

Number Of Cases In Japan Climbs

Number of cases in Japan climbs

Health experts are studying new cases of the coronavirus across Japan. They say the total number of infections in the country has climbed to 262.

Authorities said on Saturday a second doctor, his wife and an inpatient at a hospital in Wakayama Prefecture in western Japan all tested positive.

Number Of S.korean Visitors Plunges In Oct.

Number of S.Korean visitors plunges in Oct.

Tourism officials in Japan are blaming souring relations with neighboring South Korea for a dramatic plunge in visitor numbers. Figures for October show about one-third the number of South Korean tourists visited Japan compared with the same month last year.

The Japan National Tourism Organization estimates 197,300 South Koreans came to Japan last month. That's down 65.5 percent from a year earlier.

Imperial Couple To Take Part In A Number Of Events

Imperial couple to take part in a number of events

The Imperial couple will take part in a number of events related to the Emperor's enthronement in the coming weeks.

The ritual taking place from November 14 to 15 is the "Daijokyu-no-gi." This Imperial family event constitutes the main part of the "Daijosai," or the Great Thanksgiving Ceremony, which is held only once in the Emperor's reign, following his accession.

Record Number Of Foreigners Lose Resident Status

Record number of foreigners lose resident status

The Japanese government says a record number of foreigners were stripped of their resident status in 2018.

The Immigration Services Agency says it revoked the resident status of 832 people. The figure is more than double that of the previous year.

Number Of Bank Employees In Japan Falls

Number of bank employees in Japan falls

The number of Japanese bank employees has fallen by 3,629 over the one-year period up to March 31. This is the biggest decline since 2006 when the three major financial groups, Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui and Mizuho, were formed.

According to a research company, the number of employees belonging to 81 banks across Japan stood at 223,778 as of end of March.

Japan Issues Record Number Of Visas In 2018

Japan issues record number of visas in 2018

The Japanese government granted a record number of visas for foreign nationals in 2018, as more people from China visit the country.

The Foreign Ministry says the country's embassies and consulates issued more than 6.95 million visas last year. That's up 19 percent from the previous year, and a record high.

Record Number Injured By Wild Deer In Nara

Record number injured by wild deer in Nara

A record more than 200 people were injured this fiscal year starting last April while interacting with deer in a park in the ancient capital of Nara, western Japan.

Nara Park is a popular tourist destination in which visitors can feed and take pictures with deer that roam freely through the area. The animals are protected as designated national treasures.

Back Number Sing 'happy Birthday' In New Single

back number sing 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' in new single

back number's new single "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" will be released on February 27. 

The title track is the theme song for TBS' drama 'Hajimete Koi wo Shita Hi ni Yomu Hanashi', which began on January 15. Besides this, the single will include "Exhibition Death Match" and "Justice in the Box" as the coupling tracks. The Limited Edition will come with a DVD containing the PV for "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and a digest of their Tokyo Dome concert from their live tour 'back number dome tour 2018 stay with you supported by uP!!!' which was held last summer.