Oshiki And Nobel Prize Winner Shinya Yamanaka Collaborate To Support Tokyo 2020 Olympics

OSHIKI and Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka collaborate to support Tokyo 2020 OlympicsYOSHIKI and Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka have joined together for a special video interview in support of the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Launched by the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August, the "ONE TEAM PROJECT" is an endeavor to inspire and build enthusiasm for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, led by a unified team of the most important creators and innovators of Japan.

Cabinet Support Up, But Abe's Constitutional Reform Plan Unpopular

Cabinet support up, but Abe's constitutional reform plan unpopular

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The approval rating for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet rose to 49.5 percent after the ruling coalition's victory in last month's general election, but more than half of respondents were opposed to his cherished goal of amending the Constitution, a Kyodo News poll showed Thursday.

The approval rating improved 5.0 points from the previous poll in September after Abe was re-elected by the Diet as prime minister and launched his fourth Cabinet on Wednesday. The disapproval rating for the Cabinet stood at 38.3 percent, according to a two-day nationwide telephone survey conducted through Thursday.

Abe Asks Companies To Bear Part Of Costs To Expand Child-care Support

Abe asks companies to bear part of costs to expand child-care support

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked companies on Friday to shoulder part of the funds needed to expand child-care support, as the government steps up work to realize the ruling party's election promise of building more nurseries and making them free.

"I'd like to ask the industry circle to contribute around 300 billion yen ($2.6 billion)," Abe told a meeting of a government panel on human resources development.

Ldp Support High Despite 47% Against Abe Continuing As Prime Minister: Mainichi Poll

LDP support high despite 47% against Abe continuing as prime minister: Mainichi poll

Forty-seven percent of respondents to a Mainichi Shimbun special opinion poll answered that they would not want current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to continue in his position following the Oct. 22 general election, while 37 percent of the pollees think he should stay on.

While the results of the poll predict Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) may win over 300 seats in the House of Representatives, it appears that this is not directly connected to the popularity of the prime minister himself.

Do The Young Lean Right? Mainichi Polls Show Strong Youth Support For Abe, Ldp

Do the young lean right? Mainichi polls show strong youth support for Abe, LDP

In the summer of 2016, Japan's voting age was lowered to 18, and according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, teen voters showed their political sway by tying middle-aged voters with a 46.78 percent turnout in the last House of Councillors election. With the Oct. 22 House of Representatives election looming, the Mainichi Shimbun interviewed 10 teen voters about growing conservative tendencies among younger voters.

Two national telephone opinion polls conducted by the Mainichi Shimbun on Sept. 2 and 3 and 26 and 27, found that the approval ratings for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are higher among teen voters and those in their 20s and 30s than among voters over 40, indicating a conservative tack in young people's views.

Rengo To Support Candidates, Not Party

Rengo to support candidates, not party

The head of Japan's largest labor group Rengo says they will not back any particular party in the upcoming general election, but rather support individual candidates who share their policy ideas.

President Rikio Kozu of Rengo, the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, spoke at the group's convention on Wednesday.

Ldp Support Rating At 24%, Koike's New Party At 15%: Kyodo Poll

LDP support rating at 24%, Koike's new party at 15%: Kyodo poll

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party has the highest support rating ahead of the upcoming general election at 24.1 percent, over 9 points ahead of a new party led by Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday.

In the two-day telephone survey conducted from Saturday, 14.8 percent said they would vote for Koike's Kibo no To (party of hope) in the proportional representation section of the Oct. 22 House of Representatives election.

Lucasfilm Joins Forces With Six Major Brands To Launch Worldwide Promotional Campaign In Support Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Lucasfilm joins forces with six major brands to launch worldwide promotional campaign in support of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

SAN FRANCISCO — Lucasfilm announced today that it is teaming up with six of the world's most well-known brands—Christian Louboutin, General Mills, Nissan, Royal Philips, Verizon and VIZIO—for the launch of an extensive global promotional campaign in support of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opening on December 15.

"Our promotional partners have come up with some very exciting, imaginative campaigns to support The Last Jedi, and we can't wait to share them with fans," says Lylle Breier, Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing Partnerships, Walt Disney Studios.

Honda To Add 300 New Jobs, Invest $267 Million To Support Increased Auto Manufacturing In Ohio

Honda to add 300 new jobs, invest $267 million to support increased auto manufacturing in Ohio

Associates at Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (HAM) today celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2018 Honda Accord with an announcement of new investments and jobs to support manufacturing of the 10th generation Accord, America's best-selling car of the past 41 years.

Honda invested $267 million and is adding 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new Honda Accord and to increase production at the Marysville Auto Plant (MAP). The investment total includes $220 million at MAP for new technologies and processes, including a new $165 million weld department featuring 342 state-of-the-art welding robots and $47 million at Honda's nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant for production of the 2018 Accord's 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, the first application of turbo power to the Accord lineup.

Komura Calls For Iran's Support On N.korea

Komura calls for Iran's support on N.Korea

An executive of Japan's main governing party has asked Iran to cooperate in stepping up pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile programs.

Masahiko Komura, vice president of the Liberal Democratic Party, is in Iran as a special envoy for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Iran has diplomatic ties with North Korea.

Netflix Adds Hdr Support For The Xperia Xz1

Netflix adds HDR support for the Xperia XZ1The Sony Xperia XZ Premium was the first smartphone to ship with a 4K HDR-enabled display. The HDR feature is limited to certain apps, including Amazon Prime and Netflix. Other manufacturers have also jumped on board with their own HDR displays recently, most notably with the LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.