Nintendo Sold Over 800,000 Switch Units Over The Thanksgiving Weekend

Nintendo Sold Over 800,000 Switch Units Over The Thanksgiving Weekend

Nintendo’s Switch console has been doing rather well and we imagine that it is probably a holiday present that many people are after. In fact, that’s exactly what happened because according to the numbers, it seems that the Nintendo Switch has done very well for itself over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Based on the numbers, it seems that just in the US alone, Nintendo has managed to sell a whopping 800,000 units of the Switch console. This brings the total number of Switches sold in the US so far to a whopping 17.5 million units. We’re not sure what the split is between the Switch and the Switch Lite, but we imagine that the cheaper Switch Lite probably contributed to these figures.

Job Website Gets 2nd Warning Over Mishandling Data

Job website gets 2nd warning over mishandling data

The operator of a job-hunting website has been slapped with a second warning over improper management of personal data. The company was previously cited for selling information on job-seeking students.

Human-resources services firm Recruit Career operates the job-hunting website Rikunabi. The company estimated how likely it was that student job-seekers would decline employment offers, based on their browsing history.

Diet Split On Longer Session Over Cherry Party

Diet split on longer session over cherry party

Japanese opposition parties are trying to extend the current extraordinary Diet session to grill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the guest list for the annual state-funded cherry blossom viewing party.

The Diet session is scheduled to end next Monday.

Abe Denies Allegations Over Party Guests

Abe denies allegations over party guests

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the list of guests invited to an annual cherry blossom-viewing party in April was disposed of as scheduled and denied that it was related to a disclosure request by an opposition lawmaker.

Abe made the remarks while replying to a question from a member of his Liberal Democratic Party in the Upper House on Monday.

Japan, China, S.korea Divided Over Fta Plan

Japan, China, S.Korea divided over FTA plan

Japanese officials say talks with China and South Korea on a free trade pact will need more time before a deal can be reached.

Negotiators wrapped up a three-day meeting in Seoul on Friday. It was the 16th round of talks since they started in 2013.

Japan, S.korea Remain Apart Over Gsomia

Japan, S.Korea remain apart over GSOMIA

Japan and South Korea have been unable to break a deadlock over a bilateral intelligence-sharing agreement.

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono and his South Korean counterpart, Jeong Kyeong-doo, met on Sunday in Bangkok on the sidelines of a regional forum.

Officials Grilled Over Discarded Guest List

Officials grilled over discarded guest list

Opposition lawmakers say officials at the Cabinet Office discarded the list of guests invited to the prime minister's event just when they began an inquiry into the event.

Opposition parties criticize Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for inviting too many of his local supporters to the annual cherry blossom viewing party hosted by him. They say he is using the publicly-funded event to promote his own interests.

Abe Faces More Questions Over Cherry Blossom Party

Abe faces more questions over cherry blossom party

Japan's opposition camp plans to continue grilling Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his annual cherry blossom-viewing party. They say Abe is using a publicly funded event for his own interests.

Opposition lawmakers at a Lower House plenary session on Tuesday criticized Abe for inviting many supporters from his constituency to the event.

Government Grilled Over Cherry Blossom Event

Government grilled over cherry blossom event

Japan's opposition camp criticized Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's annual cherry blossom viewing party during a Diet session, questioning his use of a public event for private interests. The chief cabinet secretary said it does not pose a problem.

Takayuki Ochiai of the Constitutional Democratic Party referred to the event at a Lower House plenary session on Tuesday.

Abe Under Scrutiny Over Cherry Blossom Party

Abe under scrutiny over cherry blossom party

An annual cherry blossom viewing party organized by the Japanese prime minister has come under scrutiny.

The opposition Japanese Communist Party says the number of guests and cost of holding it have been increasing year after year.

Ioc Meeting Underway Over Olympic Marathon

IOC meeting underway over Olympic marathon

An International Olympic Committee meeting is underway to discuss whether to move the 2020 Games' marathon and race walking events from Tokyo to Sapporo in northern Japan.

The 3-day meeting kicked off in Tokyo on Wednesday, with officials from the IOC, Tokyo Metropolitan and central governments and the 2020 Games' organizing committee in attendance.

Hagiuda Repeats Apology Over English Tests Remark

Hagiuda repeats apology over English tests remark

Japan's education minister, Koichi Hagiuda, has reiterated his apology over his remark on private English tests to be introduced next April for university entrance exams.

Under the new system, university applicants will take two out of several English tests from April through December before the entrance exam season. Scores will be sent to the universities the examinees apply to.