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Apple is already being sued over one of the iPhone X’s features

“A developer is suing Apple for copyright infringement, alleging that Apple stole the “Animoji” name from the developer’s app of the same name” writes Karissa Bell for mashable.com. The Animoji app, which has been in the App Store since 2014, allows people to send animated texts to friends via iMessage and other messaging apps. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Japan standards inspectors search Kobe Steel over faked data

“Meanwhile, the Environment Ministry said it was investigating environmental impact data from Kobe Steel for a coal-fired power plant in the city of Kobe in western Japan” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s industrial standards inspection agency was searching offices of metals maker Kobe Steel on Friday as investigations into falsified data on its products widened.Many Kobe Steel customers have said they are checking into the problem. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Scandals May Lead To Reform In Stagnant Corporate Japan, Economists Say

“Some experts believe these troubles are ready to culminate in Japanese corporate reform” reports pymnts.com. According to Bloomberg View, corporations across the country not only have to clean up their acts, but also need to find a way to continue to boost productivity and continue economic growth.Japanese corporations have been hit with a slew of scandals as of late, from accounting schemes to coverups and falsified data.Reports also noted that, according to data from the Financial Services Agency (FSA) of Japan, corporations have increased the number of independent directors over…

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‘Portlandia’ star Fred Armisen startled after discovering his grandfather was Korean dancer, spy for Japan

“After the war, Kuni moved to the United States in the 1960s and died in 2007” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Unlike many other famous Korean artists who returned home after the war, Kuni chose to stay in Japan and had very little contact with his family in South Korea. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Japanese FSA Issues Licenses to 11 Cryptocurrency Dealers

“A total of 11 companies have received a cryptocurrency dealer license from the Japanese Financial Services Agency (JFSA)” reports financemagnates.com. The list of Japanse FSA-regulated cryptocurrency dealers also includes QUOINE, BitFlyer, Bit Bank Corporation, SBI Virtual Currencies, Bit Trade, BTC Box, Bit point Japan, Fiscal Virtual Currency Exchange, and Tech Bureau. Source: financemagnates.com Share This:

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Abe Dissolves Japan’s Parliament Ahead of Snap Elections

“But elections are slated for Oct. 22, leaving the Party of Hope just a few weeks to get organized and built a slate of candidates” writes Gregory Allen for foreignpolicy.com. On Thursday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Japan’s parliament, the starting pistol for the snap elections he called a year early to get over a “national crisis.” Coincidentally, Abe concluded he needed a fresh electoral mandate just as his approval rating bounced back after an abysmal summer of scandals — and as the opposition seemed scattered. “Seemed” being the…

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Shortly after Apple finalizes its stake, Toshiba finally accepts the Bain offer

“One of the keys to the success of the Bain bid is that Japanese firms will hold more than a 50% interest” reports 9to5mac.com. Shortly after Apple finalized its stake in the Bain Capital bid for Toshiba’s chip-making division, that bid has now been accepted by the Japanese corporation.The delay in Toshiba finally accepting the bid was due to Apple demanding new terms, says a report … Toshiba rejected rival bids last week, but last-minute negotiations by Apple delayed the formal signing of the deal, reports Reuters. Source: 9to5mac.com Share This:

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