TotemoTech - 2024-04-07


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on April 7th, 2024. In today’s news, we have several interesting stories to cover. First up, the film ‘Oppenheimer’ has been causing quite a stir even before its release. The movie, which depicts the life of the scientist who created the first atomic bomb, has been in theaters since March 29th. Some manga artists who have already seen the film have expressed their concerns, with the runtime being a major point of discussion.

Moving on, there has been controversy surrounding the recent changes made by the Roche ticketing service. The service, known as ‘Lo-chi-ke,’ implemented some modifications on April 3rd, which have received criticism for their misleading expressions. Users have been expressing their concerns, with some even stating that their smartphones breaking would be a life-or-death situation.

Next, X has announced plans to strengthen measures against spam accounts. The company stated that they will be taking steps to combat spam, which may result in changes to user follower counts. This initiative aims to improve the overall user experience by reducing the presence of spam on the platform.

In other news, Osaka Technical University has developed a conversational AI called ‘O-sha-be-ri Genji Monogatari.’ This AI utilizes multiple AI technologies and a specially constructed database to provide answers to questions and even recite Japanese poetry. The university has utilized six different AI technologies to ensure accurate responses and enhance the learning experience of the classic ‘Genji Monogatari.’

Moving on to the business sector, TV Asahi announced on the 5th that they will be making the hobby manufacturer ‘Koto-ya’ a subsidiary company. TV Asahi has acquired additional shares of Koto-ya, and this move will allow them to apply the equity method to the company.

In the world of technology, KDDI has started accepting pre-orders for an Apple Watch case that replicates the design of the original ‘INFOBAR’ released 21 years ago. This unique case allows users to make calls using the Apple Watch’s functionality, bringing a nostalgic touch to the modern device.

Lastly, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical has announced that they will begin accepting online returns for their red yeast rice products. Starting from tomorrow, customers who have purchased red yeast rice-related products can initiate the return process online, as part of the company’s ongoing voluntary recall efforts.

That’s all for today’s news. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest tech developments. Thank you for listening! Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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