TotemoTech - 2024-04-09


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on April 9th, 2024. Sharp and Yahoo have started a unique initiative where they propose conducting an air conditioning test when people see bamboo shoots. The idea is to raise awareness about energy efficiency and encourage people to use their air conditioners more responsibly.

The Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) has announced the start of registration for the ‘Security Camp 2024 National Tournament/Next/Junior’ to be held in Fuchu City from August 12th to 17th. The camp aims to educate elementary school to graduate school students about information security, and participation is free, including transportation and accommodation expenses.

A survey conducted by Mynavi revealed that 1 in 3 college students and graduate students have used conversational AI, such as ChatGPT, during their job hunting process. The survey highlights the increasing adoption of AI technology in the job market.

Visa and Mastercard payments will be suspended, including on the official website of the well-established adult anime brand ‘PinkPineapple’. Starting from April 12th at 5 PM, customers will no longer be able to use these payment methods on the website.

Forsta Startups, a Tokyo-based startup support company, announced the largest funding round in March among Japanese startups. The company raised a staggering 7 billion yen, demonstrating the continued growth and investment in the tech startup ecosystem.

Mobile Suica users experienced difficulties with Apple Pay and Google Pay transactions on April 8th. The issue affected the ability to charge Mobile Suica using these payment methods, causing inconvenience for users.

Yamaha has developed a new technology called ‘Music:AI’ that utilizes AI to optimize car audio. The technology automatically adjusts the volume and sound quality based on the vehicle’s interior and driving conditions. Yamaha plans to incorporate Music:AI into high-end amplifiers starting from 2025. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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