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Japan's DeNA to Offer Mobile Games on Official Sites of China's Three Largest Carriers

DeNA, a major mobile platform operator in Japan, said Wednesday it has signed deals with China's three largest carriers to offer its games through their official...

Foxconn Parent Invests US$806 Million in Japan Sharp, Buys LCD Plant Share

Hon Hai Precision Industry, the parent company of Foxconn Electronics and one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers, will acquire a stake of almost 10...

Sony to Launch PlayStation 3 Photo Suite This Week, to Link With Cloud Service

Sony said Monday it will sell new photo editing software for the PlayStation 3 this week, as it prepares for the global launch of its cloud-based photo service.

Google Ordered to Remove Auto-complete Results for Japanese Man's Name

Google has been ordered by a Tokyo court to remove auto-complete results that link a man to crimes he says he didn't commit.

Japanese University to Battle Eel Fraud With Cheap, Rapid DNA Testing

A science institute in central Japan says it has devised a system to stop eel fraud using cheap DNA testing, as the summer surge in the foodstuff's popularity...

Elpida Memory Begins Corporate Reorganization, After February Bankruptcy Filing

Japan's Elpida Memory, the world's third-largest maker of DRAM, said Friday it will officially begin reorganization proceedings and submit a final plan by...

Panasonic Rice Cooker Can Exchange Recipes With Android App via RFID

Panasonic will launch a new line of rice cookers from June that can save recipes and settings online, using touch-card technology to sync with an Android phone...

NEC to Acquire Convergys Data Management Business for US$449 Million

NEC will acquire the information management business of Convergys for about US$449 million, to strengthen its telecommunications software products targeted at...

Toshiba to Launch Camera SD Cards With Wi-Fi File Sharing in U.S. From Summer

Toshiba will launch its new line of Wi-Fi enabled SD memory cards in the U.S. from summer, a company executive said Thursday, in a challenge to established...

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NEC to Add Mini Earthquake Sensors to Its Cloud-based Device Platform

NEC said Wednesday it will add small earthquake sensors to the growing set of devices that work on its cloud-based network platform.

Fujitsu Tech Can Tell When You're Stressed on the Phone, Vulnerable to Scams

Japanese technology giant Fujitsu said it has developed a system that can determine when someone is being targeted by a phone scam.

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Hundreds of Apple Faithful Line up in Tokyo for Launch of New iPad

Hundreds lined up in Tokyo, some for a day and a half, for a chance to buy Apple's new iPad early Friday.

Second Japanese Carrier Launches High-speed LTE Mobile Data Network

EMobile, a Japanese mobile provider, on Thursday launched the country's second LTE network for high-speed mobile data access.

Toshiba to Launch SD Memory Cards With 90MBs Write Speeds This Year

Toshiba will launch high-speed SD memory cards this year in Japan and abroad that can read data at up to 95MB per second and write at 90MB per second.

A Year After Killer Tsunami, Sony Factory Faces Tough Reality

Electronics factories throughout the region were disrupted by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and deadly tsunamis, but few took the damage like Sony's Sendai Technology Center, located less than a mile from the sea.