Computer virus steals cash when users log on to bank accounts
Computer virus steals cash when users log on to bank accounts
A virus that illegally transfers funds to another online account when the user logs on has infected more than 20,000 personal computers in Japan.
Starbucks special: upscale java for just under 2,000 yen per cup
Starbucks special: upscale java for just under 2,000 yen per cup
The Starbucks chain of coffee shops has begun selling the most expensive java it has ever served.
The Asahi Shimbun
Computer virus steals cash when users log on to bank accounts
A virus that illegally transfers funds to another online account when the user logs on has infected more than 20,000 personal computers in Japan.
Sony Corp. President Kazuo Hirai speaks during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on Sept. 17. (Shiro Nishihata/ The Asahi Shimbun)
Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag
Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.
A package of Starbucks’ “Panama Auromar Geisha” coffee beans is priced at 10,800 yen, while a single cup costs 1,998 yen. (Provided by Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd.)
Starbucks special: upscale java for just under 2,000 yen per cup
The Starbucks chain of coffee shops has begun selling the most expensive java it has ever served.
Provided by Pew Research Center
Pew Research Center: Japanese, Americans skeptical about TPP benefits
Skepticism is rife in Japan and the United States about benefits from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center, a U.S. think tank.
The all-new Mazda2 in Japan (Provided by Mazda Motor Corp.)
Mazda begins production of all-new Mazda2 in Thailand
Mazda Motor Corp. started production Sept. 16 at its facility in Thailand for all-new Mazda2 vehicles that will be shipped to Australia.
The Asahi Shimbun
New station eyed near Toranomon Hills on Tokyo Metro’s Hibiya Line
The Tokyo metropolitan government has its sights set on a new subway station on Tokyo Metro’s Hibiya Line near the Toranomon Hills commercial complex ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.
Sharp Corp.’s new air purifiers, one with an acrylic front touch panel and the other featuring a voice-assistance function, are shown on Sept. 10 in Osaka. The models will be sold in China from October. (Aki Fukuyama)
Sharp to sell upscale, talking air purifiers in China
Sharp Corp. has unveiled two upscale air purifiers that it will market to wealthy consumers in China, where demand is soaring due to persistent air pollution problems.
Cross Media Station (Provided by Canon Inc.)
Canon developing photo-storage device for easier online sharing
Canon Inc. announced Sept. 16 that it is developing a photo-storage device that will provide users with a simpler way to share digital photos and movies when connected to a computer network.
Artist concepts of the Ashton Asoke, top, and the Ideo Q Siam-Ratchathewi (Provided by Mitsui Fudosan Co.)
Mitsui Fudosan joining high-rise condominium projects in Bangkok
Mitsui Fudosan Co. and Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co. said Sept. 16 they will participate in two high-rise condominium projects housing about 1,330 units in central Bangkok.
The international passenger terminal, in the foreground, of Tokyo's Haneda Airport (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Business jet travelers at Haneda Airport to enjoy faster immigration, emigration services
The government is implementing plans that it hopes will attract more business jets to use Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
The new Lamborghini Huracan uses lightweight carbon fiber in the car body. (Provided by Lamborghini)
Manufacturers vie to develop lightweight materials for auto bodies
Lightweight carbon fiber and petroleum-derived resins are gaining ground in the automotive industry as car makers worldwide seek to enhance fuel efficiency.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.'s new autoclave oven that will be used in manufacture of Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner is seen here at the company's plant in Harima, Hyogo Prefecture,on Sept. 12. (Tetsuya Kasai)
Kawasaki Heavy constructs world's largest autoclave oven to build 787 Dreamliner
HARIMA, Hyogo Prefecture--Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., a key partner in the manufacture of Boeing Co.’s cutting-edge 787 Dreamliner, has built an improved autoclave oven to bake and harden the aircraft’s carbon fiber and resin fuselage.
Tottori Governor Shinji Hirai, left, celebrates the opening of Sunaba (sandbox) Coffee shop in Tottori in April. The prefecture will soon get its first “Sutaba” (Starbucks) coffee outlet. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
After nearly 20 years in Japan, Starbucks to cover all prefectures
Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. plans to open an outlet in Tottori Prefecture, the last of the nation’s 47 prefectures not graced with one of the global chain’s iconic shops.
Nikon Corp.'s D750 digital SLR camera (Provided by Nikon Corp.)
Nikon D750 compact SLR camera to go on sale Sept. 25
Nikon Corp. said Sept 12 that it will start sales of the D750 Nikon FX-format digital SLR camera in Japan on Sept. 25.
Provided by Mitsubishi Corp.
Mitsubishi to enter oil exploration business in Ivory Coast
Mitsubishi Corp. said Sept. 12 it will acquire 20 percent ownership in a hydrocarbon production sharing project and become the first Japanese company to undertake an oil and gas project in the Ivory Coast.
An official at Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co. demonstrates the "Touch Notation" app on the iPad in Hamamatsu on Sept. 10. (Tomohiro Yamamoto)
New app for iPhone, iPad makes writing music a breeze
A new app for the iPhone and iPad allows users to compose music at the tap of a finger.
The new Venucia e30 electric vehicle (Provided by Nissan Motor Co.)
Dongfeng Nissan unveils 1st EV in China
Nissan Motor Co.'s joint venture in China, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Co., released its first electric vehicle sold under the local Venucia brand on Sept. 11, the automaker said.
AWN-02 Assist Suit (Provided by Panasonic Corp.)
Panasonic subsidiary develops suit device to assist in heavy lifting
Panasonic Corp. said Sept. 11 its Nara-based subsidiary has developed a suit device that helps users lift heavy objects and will have practical applications in cargo handling and product distribution centers.
The Asahi Shimbun
Yen drops to lowest level against dollar in 6 years
The yen fell to its lowest level against the dollar in Tokyo since October 2008 as concerns spread that Japan’s sales tax hike in April will have a prolonged negative effect on the economy.
A McDonald’s outlet in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward on Sept. 7 (Takufumi Yoshida)
China meat scandal deals another blow to McDonald's in Japan
McDonald’s regulars in Japan have lost their appetite for the fast food.

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