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.

Toyota Reportedly Working On Second-generation 86

Toyota reportedly working on second-generation 86

There's stronger confirmation that earlier reports of the Toyota 86's demise were premature. Autocar got confirmation from Toyota's European marketing boss that the company is planning a second generation of the 2+2 rear-wheel drive coupe, which is known as the GT86 in Europe, in concert with Subaru.

We presume that holds true for the U.S. as well; Autoblog sought confirmation from Toyota. It jibes with an earlier report in which both automakers refuted a Japanese outlet's assertion that the 86 and the Subaru BRZ would not see successor versions.

Nike's New Smart Sneakers Aren't Working With Android App

Nike's New Smart Sneakers Aren't Working With Android App

Nike launched its new Adapt BB smart sneakers a couple of weeks ago. These self-lacing shoes are cheaper than an earlier iteration from the apparel giant even though $350 is still a lot of money for shoes. It released apps for iOS and Android so that users could lace up the shoes using their phones but it turns out that an update released for the Android app has caused it to no longer work with the Adapt BB.

Owners who are affected by the issue say that neither the left or right shoe pairs with the Nike app. This means that they can no longer use the mobile app to automatically lace up their smart sneakers.

Suga: Japan Continues Working With Us On N.korea

Suga: Japan continues working with US on N.Korea

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan will step up efforts to coordinate policies with the United States on the abduction of Japanese nationals by North Korea ahead of the second US-North Korea summit.

Suga told reporters on Wednesday that Japan sees the issue as a top priority. He said his country has been and will be working closely with the US.