TotemoTech - 2023-12-26


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on December 26th, 2023. In today’s news, we have some interesting stories from the tech world.

First up, an event called ‘AWS Cost Reduction Tenkaichi Budokai’ will be held on February 1st, 2024. It is a cloud cost reduction-focused event where participants will give short presentations in what is known as an ‘LT meeting’ or ‘Lightning Talk meeting.’ The event is currently recruiting participants and speakers through the IT study group recruitment support service ‘connpass.’

Next, the popular children’s magazine ‘Youchien’ has announced that the supplement for its April and May issue will be a life-size ‘Koushuu Denwa’ (public telephone), thanks to the collaboration with NTT East. This unique supplement is sure to delight young readers!

Moving on, the ISMAP Operating Committee, composed of the Digital Agency and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, has added the web conferencing service ‘Zoom’ to the list of government certified cloud services. This means that Zoom and other services on the list will be eligible for government procurement in the future.

Now, let’s talk about a handy gadget for the winter season. It’s a ‘USB Hand Warmer’ that you can wear like a shoulder kotatsu. This pouch-type hand warmer has a built-in electric heater and is perfect for using your smartphone outdoors in the cold.

In other news, a new dating simulator game called ‘The Love Game with Me, a Single Man in Search of Love’ has been released. Created by web designer Shou Sato, the game is specifically designed for single women and requires players to answer 100 questions. If you answer all the questions correctly, you’ll discover that you’re a perfect match for Sato.

Moving on to international news, the Chinese authorities have announced new regulations for online games. The regulations state that online games must not contain content that poses a threat to national security. Additionally, the regulations prohibit the provision of paid services, such as ‘gacha,’ which is a form of lottery, to minors.

Finally, a recent report from the National Police Agency reveals that 90% of the victims of a particular type of fraud known as ‘Apple Gift Card’ scams were tricked into purchasing electronic money. This type of fraud, where victims are deceived into buying electronic money, has reached an all-time high in the number of cases reported.

That’s all for today’s news. Stay tuned for more updates from TotemoTech! Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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