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George Mendonsa, identified as 'kissing sailor' in WWII victory photo, dies at 95
When Japan's surrender was announced on August 14, 1945, George Mendonsa grabbed his date, ran out of a Rockettes performance at Radio City Music Hall and headed for a nearby bar in Times Square.He was a Navy quartermaster on (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - world]

Japan's Saidaiji Eyo: Near-naked crowds grasp lucky sticks with both hands at festival
In the Japanese prefecture of Okayama, every year thousands of men strip down to their loin cloths to compete to find one of two 'lucky sticks'.It is estimated 10,000 men (note, 'stick hunting' is a male only sport) participated...
[nzherald.co.nz - travel]

Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours
Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.
[BBC News]

Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours
Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.
[BBC]

Toyota Updates its THUMS Virtual Crash Dummy Software
Toyota City, Japan, February 8, 2019―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc. today release Version 6 of the Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS* ) virtual crash dummy software. Researched and developed for over 20 years by the two companies, THUMS (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

Rakuten to Launch Program that Awards Rakuten Super Points for Using the Japan Post and HAKO POST Pickup Services on Rakuten Ichiba
Rakuten, Inc. announced plans to launch the Japan Post and HAKO POST Pickup Services Point Present Program on Friday, February 8. The new program awards Rakuten Super Points to shoppers who use the Japan Post or HAKO POST pickup services, provided by Rakuten and Japan Post Co., Ltd., on Rakuten (...)
[WebWire Electronic Internet commerce]

Fortnite: Pro gamer RizArt 'deeply sorry' for faking age
Japanese esports pro RizArt apologises after falsely claiming he was a 12-year-old to gain subscribers.
[BBC]

Fortnite: Pro gamer RizArt 'deeply sorry' for faking age
Japanese esports pro RizArt apologises after falsely claiming he was a 12-year-old to gain subscribers.
[BBC News]

Japan's Softbank shares surge on buyback plan
Chief executive Masayoshi Son said the record buyback would prop up the tech giant's share price.
[BBC News]

Japan's Softbank shares surge on buyback plan
Chief executive Masayoshi Son said the record buyback would prop up the tech giant's share price.
[BBC]

Fujitsu Named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2019 List of "World's Most Admired Companies"
Fujitsu today announced that it has been named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2019 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." This year, 680 companies were nominated from 52 industries as the "World's Most Admired Companies," of which 330 were selected (16 of which were Japanese companies). Fujitsu was (...)
[WebWire Computer hardware]

Fujitsu Named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2019 List of "World's Most Admired Companies"
Fujitsu today announced that it has been named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2019 list of "World's Most Admired Companies." This year, 680 companies were nominated from 52 industries as the "World's Most Admired Companies," of which 330 were selected (16 of which were Japanese companies). Fujitsu was (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

Japan investigates alleged uranium online auction
Police are questioning both the seller and several bidders about the unlikely online offer.
[BBC News]

Japan investigates alleged uranium online auction
Police are questioning both the seller and several bidders about the unlikely online offer.
[BBC]

Sony to move Europe headquarters to avoid Brexit disruption
The Japanese firm will move its European headquarters to the Netherlands to avoid customs issues.
[BBC]

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