Kono: Sdf Liaison Officer Working At Us Command

Kono: SDF liaison officer working at US command

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono has said a liaison officer has started working at a US command center for a Self-Defense Force intelligence-gathering mission in the Middle East.

Kono attended an Upper House committee session on Friday about the mission aimed at ensuring the safety of Japan-related shipping operating in the region.

2021 Brz: Subaru Appears To Be Working On One Last Facelift

2021 BRZ: Subaru Appears To Be Working On One Last Facelift

We managed to spot Subaru’s mystery BRZ prototype pounding on the track again. It’s the same camo’d car as before, so there’s nothing new to share about its appearance, though we did learn that it sounded pretty much the same as the current model. [Updated 11/3/2019]

Suga: Japan Working With Us, S.korea On N.korea

Suga: Japan working with US, S.Korea on N.Korea

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the country is closely liaising with the United States and South Korea on North Korea's missile launch on Thursday.

Suga told reporters on Friday that Japan's foreign minister had talked over the telephone with his US and South Korean counterparts earlier in the day.

Sony Rumored To Be Working On A Phone With A Roll-up Display

Sony Rumored To Be Working On A Phone With A Roll-Up Display


You have heard all about foldable smartphones so it’s time to give rollable smartphones some attention. A new rumor claims that Sony is working on a smartphone that will have a roll-up display. What this would mean, at least in theory, is that the display could be rolled out to offer increased real estate. This is said to be a prototype currently so it’s unclear whether the device will ever make the cut.

Smartphone manufacturers are trying out different things as they look to set the tone for the future of mobile devices. Companies like Samsung and Huawei have already shown their foldable smartphones. It has previously been reported that Sony has a foldable smartphone in the pipeline as well.

Report Urges More Training For Working Mothers

Report urges more training for working mothers

A Japanese government report on gender equality recommends that women with young children should be given more opportunities for training to help them reenter the workforce.

The annual report was approved at a Cabinet meeting on Friday.

Supreme Court Says Lay Judge System Working Well

Supreme Court says lay judge system working well

Japan's Supreme Court has released a report saying that the lay judge system has largely worked well since it was launched a decade ago.

The system, which will mark its 10th anniversary next Tuesday, has so far handled 12,000 cases, with about 90,000 citizens taking part as lay judges.

Japan's Working Age Population Hits Record Low

Japan's working age population hits record low

Latest data show that Japanese society continues to gray, with the percentage of the population of working age tying a record low.

The Internal Affairs Ministry estimates that the total population, including foreign residents, stood at about 126.4 million as of last October.