Motegi Expresses Concern Over South China Sea

Motegi expresses concern over South China Sea

Japan's Foreign Minister has expressed concern over China's advances in the South China Sea at the East Asia Summit with his counterparts.

Toshimitsu Motegi took part in the online meeting held late Wednesday, Japan time. The event was attended by foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as Japan, China, the United States, Russia and others.

2019 Subaru Forester Long-term Update | Road Trip Down South

2019 Subaru Forester Long-Term Update | Road trip down south

Our 2019 Subaru Forester long-term tester is rounding second base in its stay at Autoblog's Michigan HQ, yet the blue-painted, gold-wheeled crossover hadn't left the Midwest throughout its first six months here, so I sought to change that by taking it down to New Orleans. The goal: Determine if the Forester is a good road trip car. Of course, my girlfriend and I also wanted to go to Mardi Gras, but either way, we were in for some long days of driving.

There are a few umbrella categories a vehicle should excel in to make a vacation and road trip better for all involved. For me, those include comfort, utility and its driver assistance systems.

New Japanese Ambassador Arrives In South Korea

New Japanese ambassador arrives in South Korea

The new Japanese Ambassador to South Korea, Koji Tomita, has expressed his determination to work hard to bridge differences between the two countries.

Tomita arrived at Seoul's Gimpo Airport on Tuesday. He spoke to reporters from more than 20 Japanese and South Korean media outlets.

Japan Ends South Korea's Preferential Trade Status

Japan ends South Korea's preferential trade status

Japan has officially removed South Korea from a list of trading partners entitled to simplified export procedures, further escalating an ongoing feud between the two countries. South Korea's Prime Minister is vowing to fight the move.

Under the new regulations, some companies will need to submit extra paperwork, slowing the export process.

Japan To Appoint New Ambassador To South Korea

Japan to appoint new ambassador to South Korea

The Japanese government plans to appoint Koji Tomita as its new ambassador to South Korea. He is the former head of the Foreign Ministry's North American Affairs Bureau.

The move comes amid strained relations between the two countries over wartime history. The 61-year-old Tomita will replace Yasumasa Nagamine.

Fm Kono Visits South Pacific Island Nations

FM Kono visits South Pacific island nations

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono is aiming to boost maritime security cooperation during a tour of four South Pacific island nations.

Kono is the first Japanese foreign minister to visit the region in 32 years. He will travel to the Marshall Islands on Thursday.

Sony Mobile To Exit South-east Asia?

Sony Mobile to exit South-East Asia?

Sony Mobile has been retrenching from a number of smartphone markets over the last couple of years, in an effort to save costs, as it battles relevancy in a cutthroat industry, with fast-moving competitors. It is clear that the main focus of Sony's smartphone endeavours are now Japan, Europe and China/Taiwan, at the expense of most other regions. Sony might still be selling their Xperia smartphones in places like the United States, but not with the same push as seen in the above regions.

Kono Leaves For Tour Of Central And South America

Kono leaves for tour of Central and South America

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has set off on an 8-day tour of Central and South America.

Kono left Narita Airport, outside Tokyo, on Sunday afternoon. He will visit Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Mexico before returning to Japan next Sunday.

Tropical Storm Jongdari Moving South

Tropical storm Jongdari moving south

Tropical storm Jongdari is moving southward off Kyushu island in southwestern Japan.

The Meteorological Agency says the storm was 70 kilometers west of Yakushima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture as of noon on Monday. It was traveling southward at 20 kilometers per hour.

South Korean Rating Board Confirms Fortnite For The Nintendo Switch

South Korean Rating Board Confirms Fortnite For The Nintendo Switch

A report earlier last month suggested that Fortnite would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Earlier a photo leaked which revealed Nintendo's possible announcements for E3 2018, in which Fortnite was once again listed. In case it wasn't all but confirmed, South Korea's ratings board has revealed that Fortnite will indeed be coming to the Switch.

Given that games need to be submitted to the ratings board for approval and a subsequent audience rating, this is as official as it gets until Nintendo announces it themselves. E3 2018 is scheduled to take place later this month and we expect that the announcement will also confirm its release date, which hopefully won't be too long.

Australian Retailer Lists South Park For The Nintendo Switch

Australian Retailer Lists South Park For The Nintendo Switch

Last year we're sure that there were some disappointed Nintendo Switch gamers who learnt that South Park: The Fractured But Whole would not be arriving onto the console. Ubisoft who published the game did not comment on the reason why, leaving some to speculate their own reasons behind it.

However it looks like Ubisoft might have had a change of heart. According to a listing by Australian retailer Sanity (via Game Informer), it seems that the company could be bringing the game onto the Switch. The retailer lists the game's shipping date as the 13th of March, 2018, which could be a placeholder date, but at the same time it does seem to be rather specific to be a placeholder.

Tmeic Receives 'industrial Reward' From South Korean Government

TMEIC Receives 'Industrial Reward' From South Korean Government

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) announced that it has received the Industrial Reward at the 54th Trade Day Commemoration Ceremony, which South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy had Dec 5, 2017.

TMEIC is a major manufacturer of PV inverters. The ceremony was attended by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.