An Official Nintendo Switch Stylus Is Expected To Launch Later This Year

An Official Nintendo Switch Stylus Is Expected To Launch Later This Year

There have been many comparisons drawn up with the Nintendo Switch and the 3DS handheld console. This is because both consoles feature touchscreen controls and can be played in handheld mode. This is extra true with the Switch Lite that has been designed specifically for handheld gaming.

However, one of the unique features of the 3DS is its included stylus which can be used to play certain games, but now it looks like that line between the Switch and 3DS is about to get blurrer. This is because in a post on the ResetEra forums, it has been discovered that Nintendo has an official stylus designed for the Switch that will be launching later this year.

9-year-old Boy Found Dead In Saitama

9-year-old boy found dead in Saitama

A 9-year-old boy has been found dead in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo. Police suspect that he was killed.

Police had been searching for Ryosuke Shindo, after his mother called on Tuesday evening that her son went out to attend an English conversation lesson but did not come back.

Hokkaido Earthquake One Year On

Hokkaido earthquake one year on

People in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido are marking one year since a powerful earthquake shook their island. And the area is still recovering. Forty-four people died and 785 were injured as a result of the quake.

On September 6 last year, the magnitude 6.7 quake struck the western part of Hokkaido early in the morning.

Tokyo Paralympics -- One Year And Counting

Tokyo Paralympics -- one year and counting

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will open in Japan on August 25, exactly one year from Sunday. Preparations are well under way but concern remains over how to mitigate the punishing summer heat.

Athletes from around the globe will compete in 540 events across 22 sports, including two new sports -- Badminton and Tae Kwon Do.

Japan's Food Self-sufficiency Rate At 25-year Low

Japan's food self-sufficiency rate at 25-year low

Japan's agriculture ministry says the country's food self-sufficiency rate in fiscal 2018 matched the record low marked 25 years ago.

The ministry says the food self-sufficiency rate for the fiscal year that ended in March was 37 percent in terms of calorie intake. That's down one percentage point from the previous year and equals the record low of fiscal 1993, when a cool summer caused a poor rice harvest.

20-year-old Shibuno Wins Women's Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

20-year-old Shibuno Wins Women's Final Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's final golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

Hottest Day Of The Year Observed In Much Of Japan

Hottest day of the year observed in much of Japan

Japanese weather officials say they believe the rainy season has ended in Tokyo and other parts of the Kanto-Koshin region. They say the mercury soared above 35 degrees Celsius in many cities to mark the hottest day of the year yet.

A high pressure system hovered over wide areas between northern and western Japan on Monday.

13-year Old Makes A Powerbank For His Brother Who Couldn't Afford One

13-Year Old Makes A Powerbank For His Brother Who Couldn't Afford One

Technology can be expensive, which is why companies such as Xiaomi are thriving where they are creating products for very affordable prices that would have otherwise cost a lot more. However, even then there are some situations in which there are people who can’t even afford certain things.

Such is the case over in Malaysia where a touching story was shared on Twitter in which the person wrote how his younger brother, a 13-year old student, made a DIY powerbank for him because he could not afford to buy one for himself. According to the translated tweet, “I said to my little brother, “I want to buy a powerbank but I haven’t gotten my pay yet.” Look what he made for me😭 A handmade powerbank 😭 I’m really gratedul to have a little brother like him 😭 Later I’ll buy you McD as promised 😭”

Nissan Rogue Hybrid Is Out For 2020 Model Year - Autoblog

Nissan Rogue Hybrid is out for 2020 model year - Autoblog

The Nissan Rogue Hybrid is officially dead for the 2020 model year. Nissan sent out a press release early this morning with pricing for the 2020 Rogue, and we noticed the Hybrid model was curiously missing from the sheet. We dropped a line to Nissan to figure out what was going on. Here's the official word from Nissan spokesperson Kevin Raftery: "Nissan will not offer the Rogue Hybrid for model year 2020. We will continue to focus efforts on the best-selling Rogue and new 2020 Rogue Sport." Nissan's hybrid compact crossover was almost a unique idea when it came out for the 2017 model year. Toyota had the RAV4 Hybrid. A redesigned (much improved) version of that is out for 2019, and the new Escape is getting both a Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid version. We called it "A can't-lose idea" in our First Drive story then, but history has proven our seeing-eye glass wrong. Raftery wouldn't say exact sales figures, but he did say that Rogue Hybrid was "a small part of the overall sales mix for Rogue." If you break it down by cost, the Rogue Hybrid was asking a lot without providing much in return. The base 2019 Rogue Hybrid is a whopping $2,800 more than a regular Rogue. You netted five mpg in the combined EPA rating, which the agency says would save you approximately $200 a year over a normal Rogue in fuel costs. Doing the math, you'd have to drive the car for 14 years before you break even on gas savings. That's a long time driving a Nissan Rogue. Another reason for its demise is the entrance of the new RAV4 Hybrid. The previous RAV4 Hybrid was actually less efficient than the Rogue Hybrid, though it was only beaten by one mpg in comparable all-wheel drive models. A 2019 RAV4 Hybrid gets seven mpg better than the Rogue Hybrid all-wheel drive now. That's a pretty easy decision for folks at the dealership comparing the two side-by-side. You'll still be able to buy the 2019 Rogue Hybrid for some time, but those will be disappearing from lots sooner rather than later. A base Rogue Hybrid SV starts at $28,595, and a fully-loaded SL trim comes in at $33,885. All other non-hybrid models received small price bumps of around $200 in each trim level for 2020.

One-year Countdown To Tokyo Olympics Begins

One-year countdown to Tokyo Olympics begins

Wednesday marks one year until the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, with preparations for the event progressing on schedule.

Japan will welcome people from around the world from July 24 to August 9 next year for its first summer Olympics since 1964. Over the course of 17 days, thousands of athletes will compete in a record 339 events across 33 sports.