TotemoTech - 2024-02-11


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on February 11th, 2024. In today’s news, the movie ‘Gundam SEED FREEDOM’ has made a strong start, surprising manga artist with its romantic comedy elements. The film, which is a completely new installment in the ‘Mobile Suit Gundam SEED’ series after almost 20 years, has been receiving positive reviews. In other news, the company Pokemon has developed an AI called ‘Pokemon Battle Scope’ (PBS) that specializes in Pokemon battles. They have announced that it will be used for live streaming the ‘Ryuoh Tournament’ in shogi. Moving on, the popular business communication platform Chatwork has announced a name change. They will be changing their name to ‘kubell’ (pronounced ‘koo-bell’) on July 1st, taking inspiration from the phrase ‘adding fuel to the fire.’ The name change will be officially approved at the shareholders’ meeting on March 27th. In a concerning development, a male employee of a real estate sales company, identified as Kazuma Kataoka, has been arrested for allegedly gaining unauthorized access to the corporate business card management system ‘Sansan’ and viewing the information. It is suspected that he may have used the accessed data for sales purposes. Meanwhile, in response to the Noto Peninsula earthquake in Reiwa 6, the editorial department of Shueisha’s ‘Weekly Shonen Jump’ has decided to offer free access to four issues of the magazine and other publications through their own app. The aim is to reach readers in areas affected by the delayed distribution and inability to release the magazine. In another news, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has issued administrative guidance to NTT West Japan in relation to the leakage of personal information of over 9 million individuals from one of its subsidiary companies. The ministry has requested a report by March 29th on the implementation status of measures to prevent recurrence, including a review of the handling of personal information and improvements in customer support. Lastly, the Tokyo District Court has dismissed a VTuber’s request for the disclosure of information about a commenter on an online bulletin board. The court’s decision, which denied the disclosure, has been published on the official website. The VTuber had claimed that their privacy, reputation, and copyright were violated by the comments posted on the ‘5channel’ bulletin board, but all of their claims were dismissed. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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