Cashless payment service operators in Japan are urging small and medium-sized retailers to register for a government-subsidized rebate program that will launch in October along with a planned consumption tax hike.
Flea market app Mercari's mobile phone payment service, Merpay, carried out a campaign earlier this month in a shopping district in Tokyo to encourage retailers to sign up.
ABU DHABI--Japan have hardly set the tournament alight on their run to the Asian Cup semi-finals, and it looks unlikely coach Hajime Moriyasu is going to throw off the shackles when they meet Iran for a place in the final on Monday.
Three wins by a single goal margin in the group stage were followed by a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the last 16 and a VAR-assisted triumph over Vietnam by the same score in Thursday's quarter-final.
About 200,000 people have signed a petition asking the White House to halt the ongoing landfill work in the Henoko coastal district of Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan.
The work is part of a project to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station, which is currently located in a heavily populated part of Okinawa.
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition asking the US White House to stop the landfill work at the Henoko district in Nago city on the coast of Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan.
A man of Okinawa descent residing in the United States launched the petition on December 8th, demanding the reclamation work be suspended until a prefectural referendum is held in February. The referendum will question whether to allow a new US base to be built at Henoko.
We're getting ready for the next major system update for PS4, and can use some help from PS4 owners to test it out ahead of launch. Starting today, you can sign up for a chance to be a beta tester and get an advance look at some of the improvements and new features coming to PS4. And good news for Canadian folks – beginning this beta, PS4 owners in Canada are also able to register for the beta testing.
You can register to be a beta tester anytime between today and the start of the beta expected in February. Users must be 18 years or older. Once the beta starts, we'll close registration.
The first public "Japanese Sign Language" phone booths for the hearing impaired were installed at Haneda Airport on Dec. 3, it has been learned.
The installation of the booths coincided with the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities by The Nippon Foundation. Looking toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the foundation plans to introduce the phone booths to other main domestic airports such as Narita for Japanese with hearing disabilities.
Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — JR Kyushu Agency Co. said Monday that it will install the nation's biggest digital billboard using organic electroluminescence display panels in Japan at Hakata Station in Fukuoka in April next year.
The curved digital sign 4 meters high and 7 meters wide uses 36 55-inch panels, making people standing beside it feel as if they were enclosed by images, the advertising unit of southwestern Japan railroad operator Kyushu Railway Co., or JR Kyushu, said at a press conference in Tokyo.