As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones

As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones

Amid concerns that the company’s 11 digit phone numbers could run out by 2022, Japan’s communications ministry has started planning to create 14 digit phone numbers. It would be able to create 10 billion new numbers by moving up to 14 digits. The proposal to do so has reportedly been approved already by the country’s largest mobile carriers.

According to the Japan Times, the plan to create 14 digit phone numbers has been approved by KDDI, NTT Docomo, and SoftBank. With the three major carriers in agreement, the report states that Japan might introduce these new phone numbers before the end of 2021.

Remembering Loved Ones

Remembering loved ones

People in some areas hit by the 2011 quake and tsunami started their day by remembering those they lost.

In Miyagi Prefecture, some people climbed a small mountain and offered prayers.

Families Remember Loved Ones Lost In 2011 Disaster

Families remember loved ones lost in 2011 disaster

Tuesday marks 7 years and 9 months since a powerful earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

Police launched a search for the 196 people still missing in Fukushima Prefecture. More than 1,600 people were killed in the prefecture, many of them by tsunami.

Casio New Ex-100 Camera Makes It Harder To Mess Up The Shot By Taking Nine Different Ones

Casio new EX-100 camera makes it harder to mess up the shot by taking nine different onesCasio, famed creator of nostalgic digital watches, calculators and often unremarkable point-and-shoot cameras, just surprised us at Japan's premier photography show. Its EXILIM EX-100 is arguably the most interesting compact camera we found on the CP+ show floor this year. Keeping a constant f/2.8 aperture while still offering 10.7x zoom should mean plenty of light reaches the point-and-shoot's imaging sensor -- good thing that the show floor had a suitably stylish demo area to zoom into and see how it fared.

Ces 2014 : Epson Won't Make A Consumer 3d Printer, But Promises Big, Industrial Ones Within Five Years

CES 2014 : Epson won't make a consumer 3D printer, but promises big, industrial ones within five yearsEpson's presence at CES 2014 this year focused on its surprising push into wearables. But the company name remains almost a synonym for printers -- the two-dimensional ones at least. here are plenty that reckon the likes of Epson, HP, etc. will soon weigh in with their multinational clout on the 3D printer market, slashing the average price with everyman models, but Epson won't be doing that. President Minoru Usui told us that probably wasn't going to be the case, at least for them. "We are developing our own printers, but our aim is to change everything. When it comes to 3D printing... we want our machines to make anything."