Abe Wants Apology For Speaker's Remark

Abe wants apology for speaker's remark

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will keep seeking an apology and retraction of a remark by the speaker of South Korea's National Assembly on the issue of those referred to as comfort women.

Moon Hee-sang suggested last week that the issue would be resolved if the Emperor apologized before abdicating. He also suggested Abe could apologize.

Sharp Reportedly Wants In On Producing Oleds For Apple's Iphones

Sharp Reportedly Wants In On Producing OLEDs For Apple's iPhones

Being chosen as a supplier for Apple is a huge deal. Given how many millions of products the company sells, it also means that orders for companies are in the millions as well, which in turn means a lot of money. So far Samsung has been more or less monopolizing the OLED production for Apple’s iPhones, but it seems that Sharp wants a piece of that pie as well.

In a report from DigiTimes, it appears that Sharp is seeking to enter the supply chain and supply OLEDs to Apple for future iPhones. The company has reportedly rolled out its OLED panel line that has been designed for smartphones in mind in hopes of proving that they have the tech and facilities to help meet Apple’s needs.

Pioneer Wants To Turn Your Smartphone Into An In-dash Car Display

Pioneer Wants To Turn Your Smartphone Into An In-Dash Car Display

#CES2019 – If you are buying a new car, you might be given the option to choose an infotainment system that will support Android Auto or CarPlay. If you aren’t buying a new car but want those features, there are some aftermarket options to check out. However if you think that those are still a bit too pricey, maybe Pioneer could have something for you.

At CES 2019, the company announced a new device called the SPH-10BT Smart Sync in-dash receiver. This will basically take your smartphone and turn it into an in-dash car display that will use the Pioneer Smart Sync Driving system. This means that it won’t be Android Auto or CarPlay, but at the same time it will leverage the use of your phone which should help cut down on costs.

Nissan Wants Ghosn Dismissed

Nissan wants Ghosn dismissed

Nissan Motor says it will propose to its board of directors that Carlos Ghosn be promptly removed from his positions of chairman and representative director. The company says he has underreported his earnings.

In a statement, Nissan said it has over the past several months been conducting an internal investigation into misconduct involving Ghosn and Representative Director Greg Kelly. It says the information initially came from a whistleblower.

Japan Wants Continued Waiver To Iran Oil Ban

Japan wants continued waiver to Iran oil ban

The Japanese government will seek to be exempt from a trade embargo the US has imposed on Iranian crude oil for longer than the 180-day period Washington has granted.

The sanctions were put in place on Monday. The US issued the waiver to 8 economies, including Japan.

Govt. Wants To Minimize Tax Impacts

Govt. wants to minimize tax impacts

The Japanese government is looking at how to minimize the impact of the tax hike.

That's because consumers shut their wallets when the tax on all consumer goods was raised from 5 percent to 8 percent in April 2014. Annualized GDP shrank 7.1 percent after that.

Nobel Prizewinner Wants More Preventive Healthcare

Nobel prizewinner wants more preventive healthcare

The Japanese immunologist who won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has urged Japan's health minister to promote preventive healthcare.

Tasuku Honjo, a distinguished professor at Kyoto University, paid a courtesy call on health minister Takumi Nemoto on Thursday.