Many Households Still Without Power

Many households still without power

Over half a million households and businesses mainly in Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, remain without power one day after Typhoon Faxai struck.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, says the outage continues for about 575,000 households and businesses in Chiba and other prefectures in the Kanto region, and Shizuoka Prefecture, as of 6:30 p.m on Tuesday.

Testing Stores Without Cash Registers

Testing stores without cash registers

Japan will raise its consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent in October, though some items will be unaffected by the change. This is causing problems for some smaller retailers who will have to juggle with dual tax rates at the cash register. Technology company NTT Data has a possible remedy for this headache: ditch the cash register entirely.

NTT Data opened an experimental store to test the system in Tokyo.

Payout For Sterilization Victims Without Records

Payout for sterilization victims without records

An expert panel at Japan's health ministry has decided to grant lump-sum payments to 22 people concluded to have been forcibly sterilized without confirmatory records.

A law took effect in April to redress people who were forced, under the now-defunct Eugenic Protection Law, to lose their reproductive functions because of disabilities or medical conditions. Each person is eligible to receive 3.2 million yen, or nearly 30,000 dollars.

Xbox Boss Shows Camaraderie By Saying E3 Isn't As Good Without Sony's Presence

Xbox Boss Shows Camaraderie By Saying E3 Isn't As Good Without Sony's Presence

It’s no secret that as far as consoles are concerned, Microsoft and Sony are rivals with their Xbox and PlayStation platforms respectively. For years, both companies have enjoyed a healthy rivalry and it shows, especially this year where Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed his competition some camaraderie.

Speaking in an interview with Giant Bomb, Spencer was quoted as saying, “I wish Sony was here. E3 is not as good when they’re not here.” For those unfamiliar, Sony was not present at E3 2019. The company had confirmed back in 2018 that they would not be making an appearance at E3 this year.

Police: Spray Cans Emptied Without Risk Perception

Police: Spray cans emptied without risk perception

Police in Sapporo, northern Japan, say the manager of a real estate office where an explosion took place had emptied a large number of spray cans without being aware of the danger of doing so.

The blast on Sunday in Toyohira Ward completely destroyed a building that housed the office, and injured 42 people.

Asdf Fighters Enter Runway Without Clearance

ASDF fighters enter runway without clearance

Japan's transport ministry says 2 Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets wrongly entered a runway at Naha airport in Okinawa, southwestern Japan, as a passenger plane was approaching to land.

Transport safety authorities are investigating the incident, which they say could have led to an accident.