TotemoTech - 2023-08-18


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on August 18th, 2023. In today’s news, Kagome, a major Japanese food company, has successfully refreshed its core system as part of its digital transformation (DX) efforts. Behind this accomplishment is the existence of a pivotal meeting that played a significant role. The details of this meeting and its impact on Kagome’s DX journey will be explored.

Moving on to our next story, Nagasaki Prefecture has launched a website called ‘Open Nagasaki’ where it has made 3D point cloud data of the entire prefecture’s terrain available to the public. This initiative aims to promote accessibility and innovation in various sectors, such as urban planning, disaster prevention, and tourism.

In other news, Stability AI Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of Stability AI based in the UK, has unveiled a new AI model called ‘Japanese InstructBLIP Alpha.’ This AI model is capable of generating descriptive text when provided with an input image. Its potential applications range from assisting visually impaired individuals to enhancing content creation in various fields.

Moving on, Yahoo! Mail, the popular email service, is currently experiencing a service disruption. Some users are unable to send or receive emails, access their accounts, and are experiencing delays. Additionally, certain scheduled events are not being automatically registered. Yahoo is working to resolve the issue and apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

In climate news, NASA has announced that July 2023 was the hottest month since records began in 1880. According to NASA’s analysis, July 2023 was 0.24 degrees Celsius higher than the previous record for July and 1.18 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature from 1951 to 1980. This alarming trend highlights the urgent need for global action to address climate change.

In a data security incident, Taito Ward has disclosed that the personal information from 13 discarded My Number cards and one resident basic registry card has been leaked. The cause of the leak was attributed to insufficient shredding procedures, emphasizing the importance of proper data disposal protocols.

Lastly, let’s discuss the rising trend of ‘sunshade men’ in Japan. With the increasing heatwaves in recent years, many men are facing the dilemma of wanting to use a sunshade for protection but being concerned about the inconvenience and societal perceptions. This issue raises questions about gender norms, fashion choices, and the impact of climate change on daily life.

That concludes today’s news from TotemoTech. Thank you for tuning in, and stay tuned for more updates on the latest technology developments and news from Japan. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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