Govt. Mulls Japanese Protection On Foreign Ships

Govt. mulls Japanese protection on foreign ships

Japan is considering authorizing the Self-Defense Forces to take safety measures for foreign-registered ships with Japanese nationals on board if they come under attack in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet is expected to approve a plan as early as next week to send a destroyer and a patrol plane to the region. It is aimed at helping ensure the safe navigation of commercial ships.

Chinese Patrol Ships Enter Japanese Territory

Chinese patrol ships enter Japanese territory

Four Chinese patrol ships have entered Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The Japan Coast Guard reports the ships entered the waters off Uotsuri Island at around 10:10am on Monday.

Japan Lodged Protest Over Suspected N.korean Ships

Japan lodged protest over suspected N.Korean ships

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the Japanese government lodged a protest after two suspected North Korean vessels were spotted last month in Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Suga revealed on Friday that a fisheries agency patrol ship spotted an unidentified vessel in Japan's exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan off the Noto Peninsula on August 23.

4 Chinese Patrol Ships Enter Japanese Waters

4 Chinese patrol ships enter Japanese waters

The Japan Coast Guard is warning Chinese patrol vessels not to reenter Japanese waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The Coast Guard says four Chinese patrol vessels entered waters near Kubashima, one of the Senkakus, for nearly two hours through Saturday noon.

Japan Protests S.korean Ship's Entry Into Waters

Japan protests S.Korean ship's entry into waters

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has revealed that the government has protested a South Korean research ship's entry into Japan's territorial waters near the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan.

Suga said at a news conference on Tuesday that a South Korean research vessel entered regional waters last Friday and from Sunday to Monday.

Chinese Ships Enter Japan's Waters Off Senkakus

Chinese ships enter Japan's waters off Senkakus

Four Chinese patrol boats have temporarily entered Japan's territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

The Japan Coast Guard says the ships entered the waters off Uotsuri Island shortly after 10 AM on Monday.

Sony Mobile Continues To Shrink – Ships Lowest Number Of Smartphones Ever

Sony Mobile continues to shrink – ships lowest number of smartphones ever

Sony Corporation released its fiscal second quarter results earlier today (three months to end of September 2018), and while overall results are sound, its mobile division continues to disappoint. Quite frankly, it was a terrible quarter for Sony Mobile. The business only managed to ship 1.6 million Xperia smartphones during the quarter – the lowest ever for Sony – with shipments down by over half compared to the same period last year.

Search For Civilian Ships Sunk In Wartime Begins

Search for civilian ships sunk in wartime begins

Japanese university researchers have begun searching for 4 civilian ships that were sunk by US attacks in the East China Sea during World War Two.

A team from Kyushu Institute of Technology arrived on Friday night at the site of where one of the wrecks is thought to be located.

50 Chinese Ships Entered Japanese Waters In 2018

50 Chinese ships entered Japanese waters in 2018

Japan Coast Guard officials say that so far this year, 50 Chinese patrol ships have been spotted in Japanese territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. They say the sightings occurred over a total of 14 days.

Japan controls the islands. The Japanese government maintains they are an inherent part of Japan's territory. China and Taiwan claim them.

Sony Ships 4 Million Xperia Units In Q3 Fy17; Lowers Full Year Estimates Again

Sony ships 4 million Xperia units in Q3 FY17; lowers full year estimates againSony reported its third quarter results for the three months ending 31 December 2017, and once again it was not pretty reading for the mobile division. Sony trimmed full year expectations once again, now expecting to ship 14 million units for FY 2017 (year ending 31 March 2018). This is a decrease of 1.5 million units from the prior quarter, where Sony estimated it would ship 15.5 million units in the year.

Sigma's New 16mm F1.4 Will Cost $450, Ships This Month

Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month

Just before the PhotoPlus Expo in October, Sigma teased crop-sensor Sony E-Mount and M43 shooters with a new lens: the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. We got to see this "in development" lens for ourselves at the expo, and were left very impressed by its build quality, but had no idea how much it would cost or when it would arrive on the market.

Until now.

Japan Looking To Launch Self-navigating Cargo Ships

Japan Looking To Launch Self-Navigating Cargo Ships

When it comes to vehicles that can drive themselves, we're looking at cars, taxis, buses, trains, trams, and so on, or at least for the most part where input from the driver is usually minimal. Planes too for the most part can fly themselves thanks to autopilot, so it makes sense that perhaps ships could be next.

Over in Japan, the country's shipping companies are looking to work with shipbuilders to help develop self-navigating technology where cargo ships will be able to navigate the seas by themselves, or with a small crew. The aim is to get these into service by 2025, where the use of the technology will help ships figure out the safest, shortest, and most fuel-efficient routes which in turn should help to keep costs down and profit margins higher.

Joled Ships Samples Of Printed 4k Oled Panel

JOLED Ships Samples of Printed 4k OLED Panel

JOLED Inc announced that it has developed a printed 4k OLED panel and started to ship samples in April 2017.

JOLED is a company established by integrating the OLED research and development functions of Sony Corp and Panasonic Corp. This time, the company started to ship samples of a 21.6-inch 4k (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) OLED panel. It plans to develop products using the panel, starting from a medical monitor.