02/09/2017, 11:02 am
Kawasaki this week showed off an industrial robot called "duAro" that can perfectly apply a screen protector to Apple's iPhone with no trapped air bubbles, accomplished in conjunction with Aldebaran and SoftBank's humanoid Pepper robot.
02/08/2017, 09:02 am
A long-discussed manufacturing plant, said to be built by Apple manufacturer Foxconn or its subsidiary Sharp, may break ground as soon as the summer of 2017 with Sharp at the helm, according to a new report
01/21/2017, 04:01 pm
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has paid a visit to the Apple Yokohama City Tsunamshima artificial intelligence development site, now confirmed by the official to open in March.
12/30/2016, 12:12 pm
Apple's new iPhone 7 lineup has "sold more sluggishly than expected," according to a new report, which claims that the company has cut orders for early 2017 by some 10 percent.
12/21/2016, 09:12 am
One of Apple's iPhone suppliers, Japan Display, is reportedly receiving a $636 million bailout from its biggest shareholder, the Japanese government-backed Innovation Network Corp.
12/15/2016, 11:12 am
Apple Japan has posted a new video ad for the iPhone 7, pushing one of the unique local advantages of using Apple Pay.
10/24/2016, 03:10 pm
In tandem with Monday's iOS and watchOS updates, Apple has activated Apple Pay in Japan, potentially one of the platform's most important markets.
10/24/2016, 01:10 pm
Following several betas, Apple on Monday released the final version of iOS 10.1, bringing a promised Portrait shooting mode to owners of the iPhone 7 Plus, and various fixes for all compatible iOS devices.
10/17/2016, 08:10 am
Apple's investments in Siri and artificial intelligence will grow in the coming months, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed in a new interview, disclosing that his company's Yokohama, Japan, facility will boast "deep engineering" for machine learning.
Tim Cook meets with Japan's prime minister, says Apple Yokohama R&D center to be completed in December
10/14/2016, 10:10 am
As part of this week's tour across Asia, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday, and revealed details about a new research and development center set to open there soon.
09/23/2016, 09:09 am
The Japanese government is considering pursuing an antitrust case against Apple because of its local carrier deals, a report said on Friday, echoing similar complaints in other countries.
09/16/2016, 01:09 am
Japan's tax authority ordered Apple to pay about 12 billion yen (roughly $118 million) in taxes for improperly reporting earnings associated with its iTunes unit, according to local reports Friday.
09/14/2016, 08:09 pm
According to a recent report by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, limitations applied to developers marketing their wares through proprietary app stores run by Apple and Google are a hindrance to smartphone app industry competition.
08/25/2016, 09:08 am
Apple is reportedly improving the detail of its train/subway station mapping for Tokyo and other Japanese cities, preparing for the long-awaited arrival of public transit directions.
08/17/2016, 09:08 am
Apple has launched carrier billing options in Japan, giving residents there an alternative to using credit or gift cards when making purchases from iTunes, Apple Music, or the App Store.
08/01/2016, 07:08 pm
Apple Japan published a special informational page to its regional website on Monday detailing how the company's various hardware, software and services businesses have positively impacted the Asian nation in 2015.
04/22/2016, 10:04 am
Apple on Friday instituted price drops across its entire Japanese iPhone lineup, typically slashing costs by about 10 percent, in what is reported to be a response to a fluctuating yen/dollar exchange rate.
04/11/2016, 09:04 am
Apple's upcoming research and development facility was originally due to be completed this year, but new details posted at the construction site reveal the facility will now be completed by March of 2017.
12/07/2015, 08:12 am
The Ginza Apple Store in Tokyo was forced to cancel an event on Sunday following the delivery of an anonymous letter, which threatened a bombing unless the event was called off.
04/30/2015, 09:04 am
Japan Post has forged a deal with Apple and IBM that will see iPads put in the hands of elderly Japanese under the care of the national Watch Over service, the companies announced on Thursday.