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Taking up herewith Japanese Media News regarding Electronics.
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Jul 07 SuperSpeed USB on a fast track (New York Times)
 It has been in the works for months, and reports abound that the next generation of the universal serial bus - USB to all of us - could be put in computers by the end of the year. USB 3.0 - nicknamed SuperSpeed - is all about data transfer speed, and about keeping a standard a standard: That is, remaining compatible with the millions of USB computers, peripherals and other consumer electronics devices in use.
Jul 07 Porn downloads strain mobile network (Japan Times)
 While telecommunications companies say privacy laws prevent them from seeing what customers download, Japan's top two pornography providers, Hokuto and Soft on Demand Co., said sales to mobile phone users are driving revenue growth. The problems Japanese carriers face may spread as consumers demand more movies, music and other data-intensive downloads, including growing access to sites with adult content.
Jul 05 Survey: The iPhone is No. 1 in Japan (CNN)
 Gauging the iPhone's popularity in Japan is not easy. Just ask Brian X. Chen. He wrote a piece for Wired.com last April called Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone suggesting that despite the long lines that greeted the iPhone 3G last summer, the device was a big flop in Japan.
Jul 03 Android set to launch in Japan, 1.5 deployment 'nearly complete' (ZDNet)
 The first Android-powered phone will launch in Japan on July 10th. New Japanese customers will have immediate access to free applications in the Android Market, with paid apps following sometime later. That's according to a notice sent from Google's Eric Chu to Android app developers late Wednesday. Bulgaria and Romania are on the target list after Japan, first with phones and free apps and then with paid apps.
Jul 03 Panasonic cuts TV recycling time (Japan Times)
 Panasonic Corp. and its fully owned unit Panasonic Eco Technology Center Co. said Thursday they have developed new technology that makes it possible to recycle old-style TV sets three times faster and leaves less waste than previous methods.
Jul 01 Apparently the Japanese like Wii Sports Resort (endsights.com)
 After having been on store shelves in Japan for only four days, Wii Sports Resort has become one of the region's top selling Wii games to date. The game sold 353,000 copies putting it in third place behind Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Mario Kart Wii.
Jul 01 'Eco-points' ready for registration, exchanges of goods (AP)
 The government on Wednesday began accepting from consumers registrations for "eco-points" introduced recently to stimulate purchases of more efficient electric appliances as well as applications for exchanging points for merchandize, gift coupons and electronic money.
Jun 30 Windows 7 pre-orders sell-out in Japan (engadget.com)
 Often companies will claim a "sellout" in order to hype incredible demand for its product. However, these claims are pointless without any firm numbers -- after all, there's a big difference between moving 100 and 100,000 units. Now we're getting word from Japan that the heavily discounted Windows 7 upgrades that went up for pre-order on Friday are sold-out.
Jun 30 Is Sony developing a playStation phone? (BusinessWeek)
 Is Sony finally taking aim at Apple's iPhone? Over the weekend the Japanese business daily Nikkei reported that Sony plans to form a skunkworks team whose job it will be to design a hybrid video game-cell phone gizmo-one that taps the company's years of producing PlayStation Portable gaming consoles and Sony-Ericsson handsets. A spokeswoman at Sony wouldn't confirm whether the report was true, and would only say that executives were considering "various possibilities." Combining elements of a PSP and handset would seem a "natural process of thinking," the spokeswoman said, without elaborating.
Jun 30 Net-enabled TVs strike a spark in consumer electronics market (Japan Times)
 Manufacturers are promoting sales of flat-screen TVs through discounts and other incentives, and thanks to their efforts sales are rising. However, now the TV makers have to stem the ongoing fall in prices. To address the issue, the manufacturers are turning out a new generation of television sets that allow consumers to view videos transmitted via the Internet, while Net companies deliver a wider range of movie and drama titles through their video-on-demand services.
By J.S. on Jul 9, 2009



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