Us Service Members Raising Funds For Shuri Castle

US service members raising funds for Shuri Castle

US service members and their families have joined fundraising efforts to rebuild Shuri Castle in Japan's southwestern prefecture of Okinawa. The World Heritage-listed site was destroyed by fire on October 31.

US resident Mari Gregory, the wife of a US Marine officer, set up the online fundraiser. She had lived in Okinawa for three years until this summer.

Sony Could Be Considering The Sale Of Its Playstation Vue Service

Sony Could Be Considering The Sale Of Its PlayStation Vue Service

Before Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus, Sony had actually arrived to the market with its PlayStation Vue service. In case you’re unfamiliar, the PlayStation Vue is a live TV streaming service which was Sony’s attempt to capture the market that other companies such as Hulu have been operating in.

However, it seems that the PlayStation Vue service might not be doing as well as Sony had hoped because in a report from The Information (paywall), it has been revealed that Sony could actually be looking to sell it off and have approached Bank of America Merrill Lynch to explore the possibility of a sale, and that one of the companies that could be in discussion is fuboTV.

Hokuriku Shinkansen Resumes Full Service

Hokuriku Shinkansen resumes full service

The Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train almost fully resumed services on its entire route on Friday, for the first time in 13 days.

The line connects Tokyo and Kanazawa, a city on the Sea of Japan coast, via Nagano in central Japan.

Hokuriku Shinkansen To Resume Full-line Service

Hokuriku Shinkansen to resume full-line service

The operator of the Hokuriku Shinkansen says it will operate nearly 90 percent of its bullet trains from Friday, when it resumes services on its entire route.

The Shinkansen line connects Tokyo and the city of Kanazawa in central Japan, via Nagano.

Rail Service Down Sunday Morning For Safety Checks

Rail service down Sunday morning for safety checks

Railway operators in greater Tokyo will halt shinkansen and most local train services on Sunday morning for safety checks in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway, or JR East, says all of its local lines will be out of operation at least until around noon.

Sony Cuts Price Of Playstation Now Service By Half

Sony Cuts Price Of PlayStation Now Service By Half

Game streaming is set to become a big deal and as such, more companies are getting on board with it. This is versus back in the day where not many companies were interested in the technology, but now it looks like we can look forward to services from the likes of Microsoft’s xCloud and Google Stadia.

With the rise in competition, it seems that Sony has decided that maybe it might be a good time to try and be more competitive, and as such, the company has announced that they will be dropping the prices of its PlayStation Now subscription service by half. This means that instead of customers paying $19.99 a month, they will only need to pay $9.99.

Pager Service Ends In Japan

Pager service ends in Japan

The last remaining pager service in Japan is being terminated on Monday.

The first pager service was launched in Japan in 1968. The number of subscribers peaked in 1996 at more than 10 million.

Shinkansen Service Suspended, Flights Cancelled

Shinkansen service suspended, flights cancelled

Strong winds from severe tropical storm Tapah suspended Shinkansen bullet train service between Hakata and Okayama stations on Sunday night.

The storm also forced the cancelation of about 500 domestic flights, mostly to and from the southwestern island of Kyushu.

Shinkansen Resumes Service Suspended For Typhoon

Shinkansen resumes service suspended for typhoon

Central Japan Railway says its Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train resumed service at 7:40 a.m. on Monday.

Service had been suspended earlier in the morning due to Typhoon Faxai on the outbound line between Tokyo and Mishima stations, and on the inbound line between Odawara and Tokyo stations.

Tokaido Shinkansen Service Suspends

Tokaido Shinkansen service suspends

Central Japan Railway says it has suspended Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train services between Tokyo and Odawara due to strong winds.

East Japan Railway says bullet train services on the Tohoku, Yamagata, Akita, Hokuriku and Joetsu lines are running. However delays should be expected as trains are traveling at reduced speeds because of strong winds.

Service Held For Victims Of 1959 Fighter Jet Crash

Service held for victims of 1959 fighter jet crash

Hundreds of people gathered at an elementary school in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture to remember children who were killed in a US fighter jet crash 60 years ago.

The aircraft from the Kadena Air Base crashed into Miyamori Elementary School in Uruma City on June 30, 1959. Eighteen people, including 11 students, were killed and more than 200 were injured.

Nintendo Could Expand On Its Switch Online Service

Nintendo Could Expand On Its Switch Online Service

One of the perks of subscribing to Nintendo’s Switch Online service is that it gives gamers access to a collection of old NES games that can be replayed on their Switch console. However, given that Nintendo’s console history is more than just the NES, we’re sure some are wondering if this could eventually expand to cover more consoles.

The good news is that there is a chance that could happen. During Nintendo’s investor Q&A session, Nintendo was asked about expanding on its online service and in response to that question, the company said that they are looking to expand its NES games. This has led to speculation that Nintendo is hinting that they might be exploring other older consoles.

Square Enix Is Considering A Subscription Service For Its Games

Square Enix Is Considering A Subscription Service For Its Games

Speaking to Game Informer, Square Enix’s President and CEO Yosuke Matsuda was quoted as saying, “We’re working on that in a variety of ways. That is a request that we hear often. As far as our major titles go, most of those, we still have variations out that you can play now. The more classic titles that you might have played on NES, we are still working hard to make it so you can play those.”

He adds, “We actually have launched a dedicated project internally to port those, so we are working to make them available on a variety of platforms. Certainly down the road, we would like to see that on a subscription or streaming service, so we’re exploring the possibility of creating a dedicated channel for ourselves.”