Japanese Wii Gets DS Downloads

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Nintendo has launched a new Wii channel in Japan that allows people to download demos of DS games. As promised last month, the new channel also has other content like Wii trailers and a feedback...

Computer Glitch Tangles Japanese Flights

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Hundreds of domestic flights in Japan were cancelled or delayed on Sunday as a result of a glitch that hit data flowing between All Nippon Airways Company Limited's main reservations host computer and intermediate computers...

Cell phone cameras help Japanese lose weight

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Some Japanese cell phone users are photographing their meals and sending the image to nutritionists for analysis and recommendations. Public health insurance offices in Osaka prefecture in western Japan have launched the service on a...

Japanese Chip Makers Team up for 45nm

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Toshiba Corp. and other Japanese chip makers on Tuesday scrapped a tentative plan to set up a microchip foundry but said they will standardize technology to make cutting-edge chips in a latest effort to join...

Nintendo DS Drives Japanese Market

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The latest Japanese sales charts, including the week of the Xbox 360's launch in that country, show the Nintendo DS scoring big thanks to releases such as Mario Kart DS. In the week covered...

Microsoft Woos Japanese Users to Xbox 360

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Microsoft Corp. is putting efforts into attracting Japanese users for its new Xbox 360 game console, seeking to avoid the lack of appeal that dogged sales of the earlier version of the machine in the...

Sony cancels closed-doors Japanese PS3 preview

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An internal preview event for Sony's next-generation PlayStation console which was planned for March has been cancelled, according to a Reuters report, but the firm denies that its development has fallen behind. According to Reuters...

Microsoft signs more key Japanese devs for Xbox 2

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Noted Japanese developers Yoshiki Okamoto of Game Republic and Tetsuya Mizuguchi of Q Entertainment have both signed up to develop Xbox 2-exclusive titles for Microsoft Game Studios. The announcement follows last week's revelation that Final...

Microsoft gives Japanese watchdog the brushoff

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Never one to let a government agency push it around, Microsoft has politely declined to follow the Japanese Fair Trade Commission's (JFTC) request that it alter sales practices when dealing with Japanese PC makers. ...

Japanese get GBA video vending machine

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While Nintendo of America prepares to flog a few cartoons on cartridges using Majesco's GBA Video technology, the Japanese are already a few steps ahead, judging by an intriguing report on the ever-illuminating Game Watch...

Final Fantasy XII's Japanese release delayed

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Square Enix pushes back its role-playing game's summer 2004 ship date. Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy XII will be delayed from its originally scheduled summer 2004 launch in Japan. Gamers...

Microsoft opens Japanese Xbox Arcade site

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Web destination will showcase ports of Castle of Shikigami II, Guilty Gear XX #Reload, and Metal Slug 3 for the Microsoft console. Today, Microsoft opened a Japanese-language Web site called Xbox Arcade,...

Sonic Adventure DX Japanese demo #2

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A second Japanese demo for Sonic Adventure DX has been released, offering another opportunity to try out the 3D platform/arcade action game by Sonic Team and Sega. This demo includes several other characters besides Sonic...

Japanese broadband prices make Sweden look dear

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While swedes might feel they are lucky getting 100Mbit/s broadband connections for SEK 895, that's ludicrously expensive compared to Japan. A colleague from a Japanese magazine says that NTT East has offered 100Mbps...

Major Japanese firms won't pay off SCO

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The biggest computer manufacturers in Japan that build systems running Linux will hold out against blustering by SCO to extract license fees based upon unsubstantiated infringement claims, it has emerged. According to today's...

Humanoid robots wow Japanese

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Humanoid robots, some of which can even walk on two legs, dominate the world's largest robot exhibition, held this weekend in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. The show brings together more than 90...

Nintendo reveals GBA SP Japanese launch plans

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The latest version of the GameBoy will launch in Japan on February 14, with 300,000 units of the hardware available at launch, retailing at 12,500 yen - approximately £68 - and fully equipped with an...

Japanese protest at government Net numbers scheme

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Sounds like something Jack Straw wants to implement... thank god he's gone eh.... "Demonstrators dressed as prisoners and cows symbolically tore up their 11-digit Internet identifcation numbers in Tokyo earlier today, in protest...

Latest Japanese Hardware Sales

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Media Create has once again released the latest Japanese hardware sales and this week, things seem a bit more shaky than last. This week's figures saw PlayStation 2 increase from 51,700 units last week to...

Robots Strut and Sell at Japanese Show

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growing population of mechanical attendees rolls into the second Robodex exhibition. Robots at this year's Robodex exhibition here did get their wires crossed--figuratively rather than literally--but failed to rampage as some observers...

Microsoft recalls Japanese Xbox

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UPDATE: The media misinterpreted information found on the Japanese Microsoft Xbox website. Turns out the following is untrue. See the updated news article: Microsoft issues correction regarding Japanese Xbox recall Microsoft...

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