Abe Seeks Opposition Support On Virus Response Law

Abe seeks opposition support on virus response law

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought opposition parties' cooperation to enact legislation that would enable him to declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus spreads further.

Abe met leaders of the five opposition parties individually on Wednesday, and asked them to cooperate in passing the legislation through the Diet as soon as possible.

Teachers Asked To Support Extra Daycare

Teachers asked to support extra daycare

Japan's health ministry has drafted a plan to provide daycare for children whose schools have been asked to close to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The plan was compiled after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe requested the temporary closure of all schools from Monday.

Abe Promises Support For Parents' Inconvenience

Abe promises support for parents' inconvenience

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked for understanding for the government's request to shut down schools around the country, and promised financial and other support for parents who are inconvenienced.

Abe held a news conference on Saturday to explain his commitment to containing the spread of the new coronavirus, following his government's request for school closures.

Abe's Cabinet Approves 5g And Drone Support Bill

Abe's Cabinet approves 5G and drone support bill

Japan's Cabinet has approved a bill to support domestic firms investing in 5G communication networks and drones. Commercial 5G services are scheduled to start in Japan this spring.

The approval came at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Koizumi: Support For Coal Should Be Reviewed

Koizumi: Support for coal should be reviewed

Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has indicated his country's support for building coal-fired power plants overseas should be reviewed.

Koizumi spoke to about 50 reporters from Japan and other nations in Spain, where the COP25 UN climate change conference is underway.

Minecraft For The Ps4 Will Be Getting Cross-play Support

Minecraft For The PS4 Will Be Getting Cross-Play Support

This comes in the form of the Minecraft Bedrock Edition which Microsoft is finally rolling out to the PS4. One of the main changes in the Bedrock Edition is support for cross-play, meaning that gamers on the PS4 will be able to play with gamers on the PC, Xbox, mobile, and the Nintendo Switch.

In a statement made to The Verge, Minecraft studio head Helen Chiang was quoted as saying, “One of Minecraft’s core missions is to connect players across devices and provide the best experience regardless of platform. We continue to fulfill that mission here today by welcoming PS4 players to Minecraft on Bedrock and growing our cross-platform multiplayer community.”

Canon's Next Eos R Camera Could Support Dual Memory Cards

Canon's Next EOS R Camera Could Support Dual Memory Cards

For amateur photographers, having a single memory card in your camera is usually good enough to get the job done. However, professionals who need to be constantly moving and shooting, such as at a wedding, a single memory card is definitely not enough. This is why cameras that support dual memory cards tend to be favored by the pros.

The good news for Canon photographers looking to hop onto the EOS R system is that according to a report from Canon Rumors, they have heard that for Canon’s next EOS R camera, it could actually come with a dual memory card slot. This is actually not the first time we’ve heard this and in the past, it has also been suggested that in-body image stabilization could also be a potential feature.

Nagasaki People Grateful For Pope's Support

Nagasaki people grateful for Pope's support

People in Nagasaki say the pope's message has strengthened their convictions to abolish nuclear weapons.

Nagasaki Governor Hodo Nakamura said, "Pope Francis showed us his belief that to attain true peace, many people must unite and work together, trusting one another."

Google Isn't Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out Rcs Support For Android Uses In The Us

Google Isn't Waiting For Carriers, Rolls Out RCS Support For Android Uses In The US

According to Google, “Chat features are already available for some of you in Messages, and today we’re starting to broadly roll them out in the U.S. If you already have Messages, you’ll also be prompted to enable chat features in the coming weeks. If you don’t have Messages, you can download it on the Play Store. We expect this service to be broadly available in the U.S. by the end of year.”

For those who are unfamiliar, RCS is essentially the evolution of SMS. The problem with SMS is that it is limited in terms of what it can do, which is why messaging apps like WhatsApp are extremely popular where it allows users to not just send text messages, but they can also send photos, videos, and more.

Govt. To Expand Support For Storm-hit Facilities

Govt. to expand support for storm-hit facilities

Japan's government has decided to expand the scope of its financial support for facilities damaged by Typhoon Hagibis, which swept through the country earlier this month.

The Cabinet Office said private schools, as well as public facilities such as community centers and libraries, have been added to the list of entities that can receive subsidies for repair work.

Abe Orders Support Package For Typhoon Victims

Abe orders support package for typhoon victims

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has instructed his cabinet to compile a support package for people affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Abe told cabinet members on Sunday to use this fiscal year's reserve fund of about 500 billion yen, or roughly 4.6 billion dollars, for the package.