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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese post-rock / math-rock band "toe" have announced the release of a compilation album "That's Another Story" for January 24, 2018, with the album set to include old song covers, ad music and collaborations with fellow musicians. The band have also added more dates to their first South America tour on the back of the album’s release.
When South Park: The Fractured But Whole was reported, it was initially expected to be discharged on the sixth of December, 2016. In any case you may have heard that it has since been deferred and we don't know when the new discharge date is, in spite of the fact that we assume in a way this is more positive contrasted with propelling a diversion that isn't ready.
That being stated, given that a few players have officially submitted their pre-requests for the amusement, it appears that the postponement is a bit too ache for Sony's enjoying and in an email conveyed to some of their clients, it would seem that Sony has chosen to drop pre-requests of the amusement made by means of the PlayStation Store.