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Topic: Japan

Japanese iPhone users will be able to access 'My Number Cards' via NFC this fall

06/11/2019, 11:06 pm

The Japanese government on Wednesday confirmed plans to develop an app capable of reading NFC tags on "My Number Cards," or Individual Number Cards, this fall, streamlining related processes like filing tax returns.

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The Apple Park 'spaceship' uses 692 steel saucers to protect against earthquakes

06/04/2019, 09:06 am

The main ring at Apple Park is one of the few buildings in the entire U.S. to use base isolation against earthquakes -- meaning that it should survive all but the biggest California tremors.

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Japan's Seven-Eleven stores will sell Apple's own iPhone accessories

05/17/2019, 06:05 am

The majority of Japan's 20,925-strong chain of Seven-Eleven convenience stores will stock official Apple iPhone accessories including cables, power adapters and EarPods.

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Struggling Apple supplier Japan Display looks to raise $990M as it moves into OLED

04/01/2019, 10:04 am

An Apple supplier, Japan Display, announced on Monday that it's seeking to raise up to $990 million in new financing as it looks to cope with Apple's switch from LCD iPhones to OLED.

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Apple's iPhone still holds commanding lead in smartphone sales in Japan

02/19/2019, 09:02 am

While Apple's shipments in the Japanese smartphone market dipped 10.5 percent year-over-year in the December quarter, the iPhone still enjoys overwhelming popularity there, according to new research data.

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Apple supplier Japan Display gets $723M bailout amid weakening iPhone sales

02/12/2019, 08:02 am

One of Apple's key suppliers, Japan Display, is getting a bailout of 60 to 80 billion yen -- up to $723 million -- as it copes with soft iPhone demand and competition from Chinese panel makers.

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Japan could expand local privacy rules to cover multinationals like Apple

01/21/2019, 12:01 pm

Japan should consider legal changes so it can enforce domestic privacy rules on foreign tech firms like Apple and Google, according to a government communications panel.

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iPhone saves woman's life after shipwreck near Japan

12/17/2018, 09:12 am

A woman's iPhone was instrumental in summoning rescue, after a chartered boat capsized off the coast of Japan dumping her and her friends in the ocean.

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Apple shares mini documentary on Japan's 'decotora' shot entirely on iPhone XS

11/30/2018, 03:11 pm

Apple on Friday released a new short film in its "Shot on iPhone" marketing campaign, "Lady Misaki," about Japan's decotora -- a tradition of elaborately decorated trucks driving real cargo.

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Apple Business Chat expands to Canada, UK, Japan, several other countries

10/02/2018, 10:10 am

Apple's iMessage-based Business Chat platform is now available in many more countries, having originally launched as a U.S. exclusive earlier this year.

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'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' finally reaches $50M, slowest Nintendo phone game to hit milestone

09/07/2018, 10:09 am

Nintendo's "Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp" -- once a highly-anticipated iOS and Android game -- only recently surpassed $50 million in global player spending, making it the slowest of Nintendo's smartphone games to do so.

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Apple's iPhone could be hit by possible debundling of Japanese phone prices

08/21/2018, 11:08 am

The Japanese government is reportedly looking to stop local carriers from bundling the cost of smartphones into monthly service fees, in a change that could deliver a particularly hard blow to Apple.

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Apple probed in Japan for anti-competitive moves against Yahoo game platform

08/15/2018, 04:08 pm

The Japanese government has opened an investigation into whether Apple engaged in anti-competitive behavior when it applied pressure to prevent publishers from working with Yahoo Japan's Games Plus platform.

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Apple provides Japanese customers with free repairs following floods and landslides

07/27/2018, 09:07 am

Apple is pledging assistance to its Japanese customers affected by heavy rainfall in July, by announcing it will be providing repairs of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other hardware directly damaged by the natural disaster at no charge.

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Apple escapes punishment from Japanese regulator over iPhone carrier agreements

07/11/2018, 08:07 am

Apple has come under fire from Japan's Fair Trade Commission for agreements it made with the country's carriers, concluding the company may have breached antitrust rules by forcing mobile networks to subsidize the cost of the iPhone to consumers, causing firms to charge higher monthly fees.

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Apple to close last dedicated Apple Watch pop-up store on May 13

04/21/2018, 10:04 pm

Apple's pop-up Watch store located in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo will be closing on May 13th, according to recently-posted signage at the location.

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Apple reveals new Shinjuku store ahead of grand opening

04/05/2018, 12:04 am

Apple on Wednesday announced the grand opening of a retail outlet in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, the first in a series of new stores, renovations and other investments planned for Japan.

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iPhone X bug causing Apple Pay problems for Suica users in Japan

03/26/2018, 10:03 pm

A months-old iPhone X bug is causing error messages and system failures when owners attempt to employ Apple Pay's NFC functionality at transit terminals in Japan, an especially troublesome situation for users of the popular Suica platform, prompting some to seek replacement hardware.

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Apple to open Shinjuku store in Tokyo on Apr. 7

03/19/2018, 09:03 am

Apple will launch a new store in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo on Apr. 7, giving the company another outlet in Japan's capital.

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Weak US Dollar will supercharge Apple's already hot overseas revenues

01/31/2018, 01:01 pm

Over the past year, the weakening U.S. dollar has created an increasingly favorable currency exchange environment boosting the value of Apple's foreign revenues as stated in dollars. That will have a significant impact on the company's quarterly earnings reported tomorrow.

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