Sony Offers Its Latest Premium Headphones With Xperia 1 Pre-orders

Sony Offers Its latest Premium Headphones With Xperia 1 Pre-Orders

Smartphone manufacturers often offer incentives to customers in order to get them to pre-order their new phones. Samsung enticed customers with a free pair of Galaxy Buds for the Galaxy S10 series. Sony is doing something similar but the product it’s offering is in a different league. Prospective Xperia 1 customers stand to receive a free pair of Sony’s latest premium wireless headphones if they place a pre-order for the device when they open on June 28th.

Customers in the United States can get a pair of Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones for no additional cost if they just pre-order the Xperia 1. That’s a $350 incentive. Yes, the wireless headphones cost that much on their own.

Abe Orders Safety Measures For Schoolchildren

Abe orders safety measures for schoolchildren

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for urgent measures to protect children going to and coming home from school.

Abe summoned education minister Masahiko Shibayama and National Public Safety Commission chair Junzo Yamamoto to the prime minister's office on Tuesday to discuss the mass stabbings in Kawasaki City, near Tokyo, earlier in the day.

Publishers Flooded With Orders For 'manyoshu'

Publishers flooded with orders for 'Manyoshu'

Monday's announcement of Japan's next imperial era name has triggered a rush of orders to publishers for related books, including the country's oldest existing anthology of poems.

The government on Monday disclosed the name, "Reiwa," for the era starting on May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne.

Anti-stalking Orders Hit Record High In 2018

Anti-stalking orders hit record high in 2018

Japan's public safety authorities issued over 1,000 orders against acts of stalking last year, a record high.

The National Police Agency says there were 21,556 consultations and reports of stalking in 2018. That is 1,523 fewer than in 2017, but above the 20,000 mark for the sixth straight year.

Court Orders State, Tepco To Pay Compensation

Court orders state, TEPCO to pay compensation

A Japanese court has ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company to pay compensation to a group of people who claim their lives were affected by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in 2011.

The Yokohama District Court handed down its ruling on Wednesday. The case was filed by 175 plaintiffs from 60 households, including Fukushima evacuees who moved to Kanagawa Prefecture. Yokohama is the capital of Kanagawa.

Abe Orders Checks Into Possible Child Abuse Cases

Abe orders checks into possible child abuse cases

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered emergency checks within a month into cases of suspected child abuse to confirm children's safety.

In a meeting of relevant Cabinet ministers on Friday, Abe ordered checks into all cases of possible abuse currently being handled by child welfare centers.

Some Kingdom Hearts 3 Ps4 Pre-orders Canceled By Gamestop

Some Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pre-Orders Canceled By GameStop


If you pre-ordered a special edition Kingdom Hearts 3 PlayStation 4 Pro from GameStop, you might want to check your email. The retailer has canceled an undisclosed number of pre-orders for this variant of the console for the simple reason that it sold more units that it actually had lined up.

GameStop confirmed via Twitter that because of an “error,” it oversold pre-orders for the Kingdom Hearts 3 PlayStation 4 Pro. As a result of this, “some” pre-orders have had to be canceled. Customers who had their order canceled will receive a $25 gift coupon from the retailer as compensation.

Ministry Orders Jal To Improve Its Business

Ministry orders JAL to improve its business

Japan's transport ministry has issued a business improvement order to Japan Airlines following a series of alcohol-related problems involving its pilots.

The ministry's aviation bureau chief handed the order to Japan Airlines President Yuji Akasaka on Friday.

S. Korean Supreme Court Orders Compensation

S. Korean supreme court orders compensation

South Korea's Supreme Court has ordered a Japanese steelmaker to compensate Korean men who say they were forced to work at its plant during colonial rule.

The landmark ruling against Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal could set a precedent for other lawsuits before the country's top court.

New Sony Aibo Robot U.s. Pre-orders Open

New Sony Aibo Robot U.S. Pre-Orders Open

Sony recently brought back its Aibo robot dog after launching it first many years ago. The company has finally opened up pre-orders for the robot in the United States. Those who are interested in picking one up and have that kind of money to spend can now pre-order a First Litter Edition of Aibo in the United States. Sony expects to start shipping the robots by mid-December.