Nintendo Could Face Lawsuit Over The Joy-con 'drift' Issues

Nintendo Could Face Lawsuit Over The Joy-Con 'Drift' Issues

The lawyers at Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith have filed for a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo in the US, where they alleged that Nintendo sold the Joy-Cons despite knowing that there were issues with it. The lawsuit also alleges that Nintendo has violated California’s fraud laws along with state and federal warranty laws, and are seeking monetary damages.

Nintendo has since issued a statement to The Verge in which they say, “At Nintendo, we take great pride in creating quality products and we are continuously making improvements to them. We are aware of recent reports that some Joy-Con controllers are not responding correctly. We want our consumers to have fun with Nintendo Switch, and if anything falls short of this goal we always encourage them to visit http://support.nintendo.com so we can help.”

Suits Filed Across Japan Over Vote-value Disparity

Suits filed across Japan over vote-value disparity

Groups of lawyers and voters have filed lawsuits across Japan, demanding that the results of Sunday's Upper House election be nullified due to disparities in the value of votes.

One of the groups filed a suit with the Tokyo High Court on Monday afternoon.

Ghosn Reportedly Seeks Damages Over Dutch Contract

Ghosn reportedly seeks damages over Dutch contract

A French newspaper report says Nissan Motor's former chairman Carlos Ghosn is suing the firm and Mitsubishi Motors for damages over the cancelation of his employment contract with the two companies' joint venture in the Netherlands.

Le Figaro said in its online edition on Wednesday that Ghosn filed the lawsuit with a court in Amsterdam, seeking up to 15 million euros, or more than 16 million dollars, in damages.

Japan, S.korea Meet Over Trade Curbs

Japan, S.Korea meet over trade curbs

Japanese and South Korean government officials have wrapped up several hours of discussions on Japan's stricter export restrictions.

The meeting in Tokyo on Friday lasted more than five hours.

Acura Tlc Pmc Hand-built Edition Priced Over $50,000, Deliveries Begin - Autoblog

Acura TLC PMC hand-built edition priced over $50,000, deliveries begin - Autoblog

Acura unveiled the 2020 TLX PMC Edition sedan at this year's New York Auto Show along with the MDX PMC Edition Prototype. Both models adopt the same hand-finished build processes employed at Honda's Performance Manufacturing Center to create the Acura NSX. In the case of the sedan, that means a body-in-white pulled off the line at Honda's Marysville plant so that PMC technicians can install the interior, drivetrain, suspension, wiring harnesses, and electronics. After that, the TLX PMC undergoes the same quality control checks conducted on the NSX, including a dyno run and water leak test. The price: $50,945, which includes $1,995 for handling and destination. In addition to the craftsmanship, the sedan combines two options that normally cannot be combined, the A-Spec and Advance Packages. They install the 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, the A-Spec's stiffer dampers and quicker steering ratio, plus sharper exterior components like the restyled bumper, larger exhaust tips, and gloss black roof panel. Comfort features include heated and ventilated front sport seats, leather and Alcantara seating, black leather steering wheel, black headliner, surround-view camera, heated rear seats, and Acura's 10-speaker ELS Studio audio system. Cosmetic go-fast changes are seen in the red instrument cluster and red accent lighting. The whole package gets drenched in Valencia Red Pearl paint formerly exclusive to the NSX but making one special appearance here, the crimson infused with mica, metal flake and "nano pigments" for keener color. Black, 10-spoke, 19-inch wheels anchor the sedan to the road. The U.S. will see just 360 examples of the TLX PMC, each one numbered with a plaque on the dash. Deliveries to dealers begin this month — each sedan transported in a single-car carrier. The entire production run is scheduled to take six months, after which we're told Acura will begin working on the MDX PMC.

Japan Govt. Seeks Diplomatic Solution Over Hormuz

Japan govt. seeks diplomatic solution over Hormuz

Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Kotaro Nogami has stressed that the country will continue diplomatic efforts to ease tensions and bring stabilization in the Middle East by coordinating with the United States and other countries.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, he said he is refraining from making comments over media reports that the US is considering forming a coalition of countries, including allies, to ensure safety of the Strait of Hormuz, which is a major shipping lane.

Alert Over Record Rain In Western Japan

Alert over record rain in western Japan

Japanese weather officials say extremely heavy rain is expected to continue in the southwestern region of Kyushu through Thursday. Parts of the region are facing a high risk of mudslides and flooding as they have had two months' of rain in just a week.

The officials are encouraging people in the region to evacuate without waiting for advisories to ensure their safety.

Over A Million Ordered To Evacuate In Kyushu

Over a million ordered to evacuate in Kyushu

More than one million people in southwestern Japanese region of Kyushu have been ordered to evacuate as continuing heavy rain may trigger mudslides or other threats.

Evacuation orders are in place for the entire area of nine municipalities in Kagoshima Prefecture. They are the cities of Kagoshima, Hioki, Kirishima, Ichikikushikino, Minamisatsuma, Aira, Tarumizu, and Kanoya, as well as Osaki Town.

Eu Leaders Express Concern Over Us-china Trade War

EU leaders express concern over US-China trade war

The leaders of the European Union have expressed concern over the intensifying trade friction between the United States and China, and stressed the importance of a rules-based trade system.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk were speaking to reporters in Osaka ahead of the opening of the G20 summit on Friday.

Nissan May Be Fined $37 Million In Japan Over Ghosn's Pay

Nissan may be fined $37 million in Japan over Ghosn's pay

TOKYO — Japan's markets watchdog will likely recommend that the financial regulator fine Nissan up to 4 billion yen ($37 million) over the alleged underreporting of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn's compensation, a source said. The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) will likely recommend the fine on the basis that Ghosn's alleged underreported salary had a "significant" impact on investor decisions regarding the company, the source said, declining to be identified. A spokesman for the SESC declined to comment on specific cases, while Nissan was not immediately available for comment. The SESC is expected to formally start its investigation before the end of the month, when it examines Nissan's latest annual filings, the source said. If Nissan files documentation to the SESC before the formal investigation begins and recognizes that previous reporting was incorrect, it may receive a reduced fine of around 2.4 billion yen, the source said. Ghosn was arrested in Tokyo in November over allegations of financial misconduct, including understating his salary by around 9.1 billion yen ($84.71 million) over a period of nearly a decade and temporarily transferring personal financial losses to the books of Nissan, Japan's No. 2 automaker. Since then, he has also been accused of enriching himself by around $5 million at Nissan's expense. Ghosn, who has been released from detention pending his trail, denies all of the charges. The fine, which was earlier reported by domestic media, would cover a four-year period through March 2018, the source said. Due to the statute of limitations, Nissan is not liable for any underreporting before that period.