Amid concerns that the company’s 11 digit phone numbers could run out by 2022, Japan’s communications ministry has started planning to create 14 digit phone numbers. It would be able to create 10 billion new numbers by moving up to 14 digits. The proposal to do so has reportedly been approved already by the country’s largest mobile carriers.
According to the Japan Times, the plan to create 14 digit phone numbers has been approved by KDDI, NTT Docomo, and SoftBank. With the three major carriers in agreement, the report states that Japan might introduce these new phone numbers before the end of 2021.
It's a new era in Japan, the Reiwa era. Emperor Naruhito has begun his reign as his father abdicated. It's a historic development, the first Imperial succession from a living Emperor in more than 200 years.
Emperor Naruhito is now the 126th Emperor of Japan.
Later on Wednesday morning, he'll take part in ceremonies at the Imperial Palace to mark his enthronement.
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun removing nuclear fuel from a storage pool inside one of the damaged reactor buildings at the complex.
This is the first time for Tokyo Electric Power Company to remove fuel from any of the three buildings housing reactors that underwent meltdowns after the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan about eight years ago.
Just over a month ago, Sony Mobile commenced the Android 9 Pie rollout for the Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus and XA2 Ultra with build number 50.2.A.0.342. It was only out in one region (Russia), but was found to brick devices. Well now the Android Pie update has resumed with new build number 50.2.A.0.352. The update comes with the March 2019 Android security patch. If you have downloaded the new update please let us know your experiences in the comments below.
Various flowers have entered full bloom in many parts of Japan, with warm weather seen in wide areas. Monday also marked the beginning of spring -- known as Risshun -- in the lunar calendar.
In Nobeoka City in the southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki, temperatures neared 19 degrees Celsius, which is as warm as early April.