TotemoTech - 2023-10-07


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on October 7th, 2023. In today’s news, Daihatsu has announced the unveiling of their new concept car, the Vision Copen, at the upcoming Japan Mobility Show 2023. The Vision Copen is a lightweight FR (front-engine, rear-wheel-drive) open sports car that incorporates CN fuel. It is one of the five concept cars that Daihatsu will be showcasing at the event.

Moving on to our next story, Microsoft has released a report titled ‘AI Governance: Blueprint for Japan’ focusing on AI governance in Japan. The report highlights the importance of leadership in AI governance and how Japan is expected to lead in this field. It provides insights and recommendations for the development of AI governance policies in the country.

In other news, the renowned open-source technology magazine, ‘Nikkei Linux,’ will be discontinuing its publication after 25 years. The final issue will be released in January 2024, marking the end of an era for the magazine.

In a change affecting online marketplace users, PayPal payments will no longer be available for purchasing adult content from ‘BOOTH.’ The popular platform has decided to remove PayPal as a payment option for R-18 (adult) products.

A group of mayors from major cities, including Mito City and Fukushima City, have submitted an urgent request to the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Junji Suzuki, regarding the government’s ‘municipal system standardization’ initiative. The mayors are seeking a revision of the deadlines and other aspects of the initiative.

In the world of entertainment, Bandai Namco Group has provided an update on the progress of the life-size moving Gundam in Yokohama and announced the name of the ‘Gundam Pavilion (tentative)’ at the Osaka-Kansai Expo. The company aims to showcase the Gundam attraction at the expo.

Lastly, we have an interview with NTT Communications, who recently became the first in Japan to introduce AWS’s ‘on-premises cloud’ solution. They share their experience and insights on using the on-premises cloud and how it has benefited their operations. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to TotemoTech.

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