TotemoTech - 2023-05-10


Welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on May 10th. Let’s start with the news from Meiji-era printing ink company, who decided to explore the future through science fiction. The company completed a science fiction novel that envisioned the year 2050, and the participants praised the power of science fiction in shaping the future.

In other news, Pixiv, a Japanese online community for artists, has announced its policy for dealing with AI-generated illustrations. The company has released guidelines to address issues such as search result manipulation, malicious access prevention, and the negative impact on creators.

Meanwhile, the COO of Dwango, a Japanese technology and entertainment company, apologized for an employee’s derogatory remarks about creators on social media. The company took strict action and deleted the tweet, and the COO apologized for the lack of consideration towards creators.

The Digital Agency of Japan issued a warning against a misleading news report that claimed Minister Taro Kono had requested a temporary halt to the My Number system. The report was incorrect, and the minister had only requested a temporary halt to the convenience store issuance service.

In other news, JR East and JR West have announced that they will collaborate on developing technology for autonomous driving of Shinkansen trains. JR East aims to achieve commercial operation of autonomous driving in the mid-2030s.

Niantic, the creator of Pokémon Go, has launched a new augmented reality pet-raising game called Peridot, which features advanced AR technology. The game is free to play, with in-app purchases available.

Finally, Nintendo’s sales and profits have decreased for the second consecutive year, with a decline in both Switch hardware and game software sales. The company is also expecting a further decline in the coming year. On a lighter note, HIKAKIN’s new cup noodles, “Miso Kin,” have become a hot topic online, with reports of sold-out products and reselling. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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