A city in western Japan is offering 90 million dollars' worth of shopping vouchers to people who donate to the municipal coffers, in defiance of the government's call to scrap the campaign.
Izumisano City in Osaka Prefecture, western Japan, launched the campaign as part of a national tax program that allows people to donate to municipalities of their choice in return for a tax reduction and gifts.
TOKYO — Ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to wear an electronic ankle tag and hire guards to monitor him in an unusual bid to secure his release on bail after two months of harsh detention in Japan for alleged financial crimes. Ghosn is also willing to remain in Tokyo, where he has leased an apartment, and post stock he owns in Nissan as collateral, his spokeswoman said. A new bail hearing is set for Monday after an earlier request was denied due partly to concerns the French executive was a flight risk. His release would allow Ghosn to meet more frequently with his lawyers and defend himself before the board of Renault, where he remains chairman and CEO, amid calls for his removal and potential moves to restructure the Nissan tie-up. Ghosn denies any wrongdoing as he awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct. "I will attend my trial not only because I am legally obligated to do so, but because I am eager to finally have the opportunity to defend myself," Ghosn said in a statement on Sunday. "I am not guilty of the charges against me, and I look forward to defending my reputation in the courtroom." Meanwhile, Ghosn's wife, Carole Ghosn, has written to French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss her husband's situation, her public relations representative said. The representative, Devon Spurgeon, confirmed a report in French paper Journal du Dimanche that a letter had been sent to Macron this month, but declined to provide details.
One of the many things that Japan is known for are its capsule hotels. These hotels are designed for the office worker who might have worked too late to take the train home, and just needs a relatively affordable place for a hot shower and a good night’s rest. However it seems that Japan has taken the capsule concept and expanded it to now offer capsule offices too.
These capsule offices can be found in East Japan Railway’s Tokyo, Shinjuku, and Shinagawa Stations. Known as “Station Work”, these are little pods that can be used for free and up to 30 minutes at a time. Each pod will provide the user with WiFi, a desk, a monitor, and also USB charging outlets.
A few days ago, photos surfaced which seemed to show off Nikon’s upcoming mirrorless camera. It was hard to see the details in the camera, but from what we could tell based on the model holding the device, it seems to be slightly larger compared to other mirrorless cameras, although admittedly this could have simply been a matter of perspective.
However it turns out that might not necessarily be the case. According to photos posted on the Xitek Forum (via Nikon Rumors), it shows off the alleged Nikon mirrorless camera compared against Sony’s A7 mirrorless camera. As you can see in the photo above, the Nikon is noticeably bigger compared to the Sony, although it appears that their sensor sizes are the same.
Some of you guys might have heard how in southwestern Japan, that area of the country has been hit with devastating floods where more than 8 million people were advised to evacuate, and where it has been reported tha 225 people have died as a result of the flood and an additional 13 reported missing.
No doubt a lot of people are affected by the floods with their homes and belongings having been destroyed. Thankfully it seems that Apple is looking to lend a hand to those affected by the floods and have announced that they will be offering free repairs to customers whose Apple devices might have been damaged during the course of the flood.
Sony’s annual Days of Play sale is back and it’s offering some great discounts on games and the PlayStation 4 console. The company is even selling a limited edition Days of Play PS4 in blue and gold color that’s going to be available for a limited time only. The deals will be available through participating retailers across the United States and Canada.
The limited edition Days of Play Limited Edition PS4 is going to be available for purchase starting June 8th for $299.99. Aside from its custom paint job, the console also has a 1TB hard drive with a gold PlayStation symbol design at the center of the top surface. It ships with a matching DualShock 4 controller that has subtle gold PlayStation shapes on the touchpad.