TotemoTech - 2024-03-02


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on March 2nd, 2024. In today’s news, Big Camera, a major electronics retailer, announced that their theme song has been adopted as the departure melody for JR Yamanote Line’s Ikebukuro Station. This move aims to add a touch of familiarity and fun to the daily commute for passengers. In another story, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications revealed that a bill to amend the Broadcasting Act has been approved, designating NHK’s internet streaming as an ‘essential service.’ This means that even without a television, users will still be eligible to access NHK’s online content. This amendment reflects the changing media landscape and the increasing popularity of streaming platforms. Moving on, Muji, the well-known Japanese brand, has released five new USB chargers, including a 65W model priced at 2,990 yen. These chargers offer fast charging capabilities and can also be used as mobile batteries. Additionally, Muji has introduced eight different USB cables made with silicon. This expansion of their product line aims to provide customers with more convenient and affordable charging options. In a related story, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced the approval of a bill to amend the Provider Responsibility Limitation Law, renaming it the ‘Online Defamation Law.’ The amendment requires internet service providers to establish a system for promptly handling requests to remove defamatory posts. This is a step towards combating online harassment and ensuring a safer online environment. Shifting gears, let’s talk about the current state of communication quality provided by Docomo, one of Japan’s major mobile network operators. Despite implementing various measures to address the issue, there are still reports of poor connectivity. This has led to a lack of positive news surrounding Docomo’s services. Customers are expressing frustration with the ongoing connectivity problems, and Docomo needs to address these concerns to regain customer trust. Lastly, Daiwa House, a leading Japanese construction company, has announced the launch of the Daiwa House Group’s ‘Future Dreams’ Fund, a venture capital fund with a maximum scale of 30 billion yen. The fund will invest in startups across six domains, including large-scale language models and 3D printing. The fund’s operations are set to continue until 2055, supporting innovative technologies and contributing to future advancements. That’s all for today’s news. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest tech developments. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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