Japanese Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada has said he thinks the only way to stop the buildup of wastewater that is contaminated with radioactive tritium at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is to release it into the sea.
About 170 tons of wastewater containing mostly tritium is building up at the nuclear plant each day. Wastewater from the damaged reactor buildings is cleared of most other radioactive substances.
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’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.”
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.
Sony Mobile's troubles have been well flagged in recent years. Sony's latest results highlight that its mobile business saw revenues decline by 31% in the year to 31 March 2019 to 226 billion yen. The reduction was mainly due to the number of Xperia units sold halving, from 13.5 million units in the previous year, to just 6.5 million over the last 12 months.
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.