Japan's Westernmost Point Moves 110m Further West

Japan's westernmost point moves 110m further west

Japan's westernmost point has moved further west by about 110 meters, after it was decided to include an ocean rock on official maps.

The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan added the rock to its national base map at a scale of 1 to 25,000. It lies in waters off Yonaguni Island in Okinawa Prefecture. The authority decides the extreme points of the country based on the map.

Experts: Agreement Could Mark Turning Point

Experts: Agreement could mark turning point

Some experts say an agreement between the Japanese and Russian leaders to speed up peace treaty negotiations could mark an important moment in history.
It comes after Shinzo Abe said he and Vladimir Putin agreed to forge ahead with talks based on a decades-old declaration.

Kyoto Sangyo University professor Kazuhiko Togo said, "I think this is the historical turning point of the negotiation. For the first time two governments have agreed on the fundamental structure of possible agreement. If we do not start now, we will run the risk of being overtaken by the time and no conclusion will be reached of any kind. And that would be detrimental."

Sony's Q1 Fy2019 Results Point To Bleak Mobile Prospects

Sony's Q1 FY2019 results point to bleak mobile prospects

Sony reported its fiscal first quarter results for FY2019 earlier today (3 months to 30 June 2018), and unfortunately for us Xperia fans, prospects aren't looking great for its mobile division. Sony Mobile only shipped 2.0 million phones during the quarter, versus 3.4 million in the same period last year.

Nintendo Switch Has More Games Than The Wii U Did At This Point

Nintendo Switch Has More Games Than The Wii U Did At This Point

It seems that the Nintendo Switch is outdoing the Wii U in all kinds of ways. Recently Nintendo confirmed that the Switch had managed to outsell the Wii U's lifetime sales in less than a space of a year, and now it looks like less than a year into its release, the Switch already has three times as many games as the Wii U did.

This is according to a report from Kotaku UK in which they are basing their data from over 18,000 games and 250,000 reviews that were listed on Metacritic. "For as many games that had listed release dates (the overwhelming majority), we then calculated how many titles were available for the system on a given number of days from launch."

Match Point To Mahias In Worldssp At Jerez

Match Point to Mahias in WorldSSP at JerezGRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Lucas Mahias arrives at the penultimate round of the 2017 FIM Supersport World Championship in Jerez this weekend with a chance of being crowned champion. The 28-year-old French rider leads the championship by nine points with just two races remaining, meaning Mahias can wrap up the title with one race left if he leaves Jerez leading the standings by more than 25 points. His teammate Federico Caricasulo will be looking to build on his third podium of the season last time out at Magny-Cours as he aims to finish the year in the strongest fashion possible.

Yokohama--once A Jump-off Point For Starting A New Life

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Yokohama--Once a jump-off point for starting a new lifeIf asked what I know about "Nikkei-jin," I’d confidently say something like, “Nikkei-jin? They’re Japanese who emigrated to Hawaii and Brazil a long time ago. Oh, and their descendants.” I’d then add some commentary: “Some have been very successful, but many have returned to Japan as manual laborers under a special visa agreement,” and that would be the end of my answer.

Canon Presents Ef-s 35mm F2.8 Large Scale Focal Point With Inherent Ring Light

Canon presents EF-S 35mm F2.8 full scale focal point with implicit ring light

Canon has presented a reduced 35mm F2.8 IS STM large scale focal point for yield sensor DSLRs. Comparable to the EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro focal point presented a year back, the 35mm F2.8 has an implicit LED ring light. 

The focal point, which is identical to 56mm when mounted on product body, has a base concentration separation of only 3 cm (1.2 in.). It uses Canon's 'Hybrid' IS framework, with up to four stops of shake diminishment. Ordinance says that the lead-screw-sort STM engine takes into account calm AF operation, which is perfect for video catch. The focal point has seven adjusted gap cutting edges and in addition a glass-shaped aspherical element.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Dispatches With Selfie Mirror And Close-up Focal Point Attachment

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 dispatches with selfie mirror and close-up focal point attachment

Fujifilm has reported the Instax Mini 9, another moment camera that has propelled in five hues: Lime Green, Flamingo Pink, Smoky White, Ice Blue, and Cobalt Blue. The Instax Mini 9 expands upon the company's Instax Mini 8, carrying with it a selfie reflect and in addition another nearby focal point connection empowering picture takers to snap photographs as close as 35cm/14in.

Fujifilm says the 'popular' highlights from the past model are moved over into the Instax Mini 9, including auto introduction. The camera picks the ideal brightness setting for any given depiction, highlighting the picked setting by enlightening one of four lights relating the accompanying settings: Indoors, Cloudy, Sunny (cloudy), and Sunny (bright). The client then physically changes the dial to that setting.

Mars At Closest Point To Earth Since 2005

Mars at closest point to Earth since 2005Mars made its closest approach to Earth in more than a decade on May 31st, Japan Time.
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan said Mars came within 75 million kilometers of the Earth on Tuesday.
The observatory says even people living in cities can see the red planet with the naked eye for about a week if the weather is good.