TotemoTech - 2024-02-10


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on February 10th, 2024. In today’s news, Pokemon Company has announced the development of an AI called ‘Pokemon Battle Scope’ (PBS) that is specialized in Pokemon battles. This AI will be used for live streaming the ‘Ryuoh Tournament’. The Pokemon Company aims to enhance the viewing experience for Pokemon battles.

In other news, Chatwork, a popular business communication platform, has announced a name change. The company will be rebranded as ‘Kubell’ starting from July 1st. The new name is derived from the phrase ‘to add fuel to the fire’ in Japanese. The name change will be finalized after receiving approval at the shareholders’ meeting on March 27th.

Moving on, a real estate sales company employee, Kazuma Kataoka, has been arrested for illegally accessing and viewing the business card management system ‘Sansan’. Kataoka impersonated an employee of the company operating the system and obtained user IDs and passwords. The Cybercrime Division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police suspects him of violating the Unauthorized Access Prohibition Act. The motive behind the access is believed to be for sales purposes.

In response to the Noto Peninsula earthquake in Reiwa 6, the editorial department of Shueisha’s ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’ magazine has decided to offer free access to four issues of the magazine through their official app. This initiative is aimed at providing support to areas where the distribution and sale of the magazine were affected by the earthquake.

Moving on to telecommunications news, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has issued an administrative guidance to NTT West Japan regarding the leakage of personal information. The ministry has instructed the company to review its handling of personal information and ensure thorough customer support. NTT West Japan has been given until March 29th to report on the implementation of measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

In legal news, the Tokyo District Court has dismissed a case where a VTuber, who goes by the name ‘33-year-old VTuber’, requested the disclosure of information about the sender of comments on an online bulletin board. The court’s decision was published on their official website. The VTuber claimed that the comments on the bulletin board violated their privacy, reputation, and copyright. However, all of the plaintiff’s claims were rejected.

Lastly, SoftBank Group has achieved a net profit of 950 billion yen and turned a profit on a quarterly basis in the third quarter. CFO Yoshimitsu Goto expressed relief and stated that it was the first time in a while that they achieved a quarterly profit. This positive financial result indicates a clear shift from Alibaba to AI for SoftBank Group. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

Keywords - japan, tech, news