Test Reduces Tokyo Expressway Traffic By Only 7%

Test reduces Tokyo expressway traffic by only 7%

Japan's transport ministry says a large-scale test conducted earlier this week, aimed at easing traffic on Tokyo's Metropolitan Expressway during next year's Olympics and Paralympics, failed to achieve a goal that had been set.

People are concerned that traffic congestion on the expressway will be heavy during the Summer Games if no measures are undertaken.

Sony Will Keep Making Smartphones But Only For Four Markets

Sony Will Keep Making Smartphones But Only For Four Markets


Sony’s Xperia smartphone business has been losing money for quite some time now. Despite rumors that the company was looking to give up on the business altogether, Sony has reiterated its commitment to making smartphones, but will only be selling them in four markets going forward. It’s exiting all of the other markets for a more sustainable approach to the business.

Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said that the Xperia smartphone business is a pivotal part of Sony’s identity which is entertainment focused. “We see smartphones as hardware for entertainment and a component necessary to make our hardware brand sustainable,” pointing out that younger generations no longer watch TV, “their first touch point is smartphone.”

Fujifilm's X100f Successor Will Only Arrive In 2020

Fujifilm's X100F Successor Will Only Arrive In 2020

Back in 2017, Fujifilm announced their latest compact camera in the form of the X100F. Fujifilm has made improvements in leaps and bounds over the years with its X100 series of cameras, and as such, many are no doubt eagerly anticipating what the next X100 camera could be bringing to the table.

Unfortunately, you might have to wait until next year for its successor. This is according to a report from Fuji Rumors who claims that they have heard from their sources that the next X100 camera will only arrive in 2020. This represents a slight delay because based on previous X100 launches, the gap in between them is typically two years.

Budget Nintendo Switch Might Be Handheld Only

Budget Nintendo Switch Might Be Handheld Only

The other day it was rumored that Nintendo could be launching two new Switch consoles later this year. One of the rumored models is apparently a cheaper version of the Switch that would make it more appealing to gamers on a budget, and now more details about the alleged model has surfaced.

According to a report from Eurogamer, their sources have told them that the upcoming budget version of the Nintendo Switch could only be available in handheld mode only. This means that instead of being able to connect to a TV via a dock, the budget Switch is meant to be played in handheld mode which sounds like it is being aimed at gamers on the go.

Us Official: Henoko The Only Solution

US official: Henoko the only solution

A US State Department spokesperson has suggested that a plan to build an airfield in Henoko, Okinawa Prefecture, is the only way to avoid the continued use of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, also in the prefecture.

The comment was part of a response to an inquiry by NHK.