Emperor Receives New Ambassadors

Emperor receives new ambassadors

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has received credentials from new foreign ambassadors for the first time since he ascended the throne.

The envoys from Luxembourg and Brunei rode horse-driven carriages from Tokyo Station to the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo on Thursday.

Xperia Xzs Receives April 2019 Security Patches (41.3.a.2.239)

Xperia XZs receives April 2019 security patches (41.3.A.2.239)

The Sony Xperia XZs has received a minor update recently, which moved the build number from 41.3.A.2.234 to version 41.3.A.2.239. The only change that we can see with the latest update is the addition of 1 April 2019 Android security patches. We are probably coming towards the end of software support for the Xperia XZs, so it will be interesting to see how many more security patches Sony has in store for the XZs.

Xperia Xz3 Camera Reviewed By Dxomark; Receives Score Of 79

Xperia XZ3 camera reviewed by DxOMark; receives score of 79

Imaging specialists DxOMark have finally put the Sony Xperia XZ3 camera through its paces, giving the phone a score of 79 overall. For context, this is below that achieved by the Xperia XZ Premium (83), and above that of the Xperia XA2 Ultra (75). It is the same score achieved by the budget Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

Ohtani Receives Rookie Award

Ohtani receives Rookie award

Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani has expressed his gratitude to his team after receiving the American League Rookie of the Year.

Ohtani attended the awards ceremony in New York on Saturday, along with last season's MVP winners -- Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox and Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Nokia 5 (2017) Receives Android 9 Pie Update

Nokia 5 (2017) Receives Android 9 Pie Update


HMD Global launched the Nokia 5 back in 2017. The affordable device was well received as it had decent specs for its price segment. The handset launched with Nougat on board and has since been updated to Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 Oreo. It’s now receiving the Android 9 Pie update. This will most likely be the last major Android platform update for this device.

Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, confirmed on Twitter today that the company has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the Nokia 5 (2017). The update is rolling out over-the-air so it may take a couple of days before it becomes available for everyone.

Kawamura Ryuichi Receives Surgery For Lung Cancer

Kawamura Ryuichi receives surgery for lung cancer

Kawamura Ryuichi has revealed that he received surgery on January 11 to remove cancer in his lungs. 

On his blog, he wrote, "I received surgery on January 11 to remove cancer in my lungs which they found a little while ago. After surgery, I have been recovering well. This surgery was a partial excision... so there won't be a change in my lung capacity!! It's something that bothers me most as a vocalist... It was a small cancer, so I won't have to receive radiation treatment or take anticancer drugs.

Juice=juice's Inaba Manaka Receives Surgery For Vocal Cord Nodules

Juice=Juice's Inaba Manaka receives surgery for vocal cord nodules

Juice=Juice member Inaba Manaka has been diagnosed with vocal cord nodules and will not be participating in Hello! Project's countdown live 'Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2018 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~' to be held on December 31 at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall. 

Inaba's throat had been in poor condition for sometime, and after seeing a doctor, she was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules and has already received surgery. Besides being absent from the countdown live, she will only participate as a dancer in the upcoming tour 'Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2019 WINTER ~YOU & I / NEW AGE~' to kick off on January 2. 

Scientist Honjo Receives Nobel Prize In Sweden

Scientist Honjo receives Nobel Prize in Sweden

Japanese molecular immunologist Tasuku Honjo has jointly received this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Honjo and American scientist James Allison were awarded the prize for their work that led to a revolutionary cancer therapy.

Utada Hikaru Receives Tie-up With New 'hanadan' Drama After 11 Years

Utada Hikaru receives tie-up with new 'HanaDan' drama after 11 years

Utada Hikaru will be in charge of the image song for the TBS drama 'Hana Nochi Hare ~HanaDan Next Season~', which premieres on April 17. 

The last time Utada had a tie-up with the 'HanaDan' series was about 11 years ago when she provided "Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version-" as the image song for 'Hanayori Dango 2 (Returns)' in 2007. Utada, who is a fan of the original manga, received an offer from program producer Setoguchi Katsuaki and wrote a brand new song for the drama. 

Xperia Xa2 And Xa2 Ultra Receives March 2018 Security Patch (50.1.a.5.59)

Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra receives March 2018 security patch (50.1.A.5.59)

Sony Mobile has released a new firmware update for its new mid-rangers, the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra, which moves the build number from 50.1.A.4.102 to version 50.1.A.5.59. The update adds the 1 March 2018 Android security patch (it was on 1 January 2018 patches before). No other changes are noticed, but if you've updated, please let us know your impressions in the comments below.

Ngt46's New Song Receives Tv Tie-ups

NGT46's new song receives TV tie-ups

NGT48's new song "Haru wa Dokokara Kuru no ka?" has received TV tie-ups. 

"Haru wa Dokokara Kuru no ka?" is the title track to the group's third single to be released on April 11. Twenty four members have been selected in the senbatsu with Honda Hinata as center. The song will serve as the April opening theme for NTV's 'Buzz Rhythm 02' and the April ending theme for Tulip TV's 'Kitoqun ▽ Traveler with T.'

Sony Receives Huge Order Of Xperia Devices From The French Police

Sony receives huge order of Xperia devices from the French PoliceFrance has two national police forces, the National Police (Police Nationale), and the National Gendarmerie. Both organisations put out a tender to supply their forces with smartphones and tablets, to make them more effective in the field. The great news is that Sony Mobile won the hardware tender, with Orange providing SIM cards, in a combined deal that is worth €56 million over the next four years.