TotemoTech - 2024-05-18


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on May 18th, 2024. In today’s news, NHK’s revised broadcasting law has passed in the Japanese parliament. The law aims to make providing programs via the internet a mandatory duty for NHK. NHK released a statement in response to the law’s passage, stating that simply owning a smartphone or computer does not make one liable for subscription fees. However, the details of this statement are still under consideration.

Moving on to our next story,, a popular portal site for doujinshi enthusiasts, has issued a warning to Gmail users. Due to updated Gmail guidelines implemented by Google, there is a possibility that important emails, such as notifications about the results of the Comic Market (Comiket) lottery, may not be delivered to Gmail users. advises users to check important notifications on their portal site.

Next up, JR East Japan has announced the launch of a new service called ‘TipSmile.’ This service allows customers to send their JRE POINTS as tips to staff members at JR East’s stores and other locations. Customers can also include messages of gratitude along with the tip. As a bonus, customers who send messages will receive additional JRE POINTS.

Shifting gears, let’s talk about Fujifilm’s new camera models. At the ‘X Summit 2024 Sydney’ event, Fujifilm unveiled the ‘X-T50’ featuring a ‘Film Simulation Dial’ and the compact large-format camera ‘GFX100S II.’ However, the exchange rate has significantly impacted the pricing of these new models in Japan. The price of the ‘X-T50’ is more than double that of the ‘X-T30 II.’

Moving on, LINE Yahoo announced that its ‘Stamp Arrangement’ feature has gained popularity. Users have been sending over 12 million arranged stamps worldwide per day as of the 13th. The feature also allows users to reuse arranged stamps from their message history.

In political news, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan has initiated discussions on ‘Proactive Cyber Defense’ to prevent cyber attacks. The party aims to take preemptive measures to prevent damage caused by cyber attacks. However, there seems to be a difference in opinion with the Komeito party regarding the timing of its implementation.

Lastly, Vtuber management agency ‘Cover’ experienced a significant increase in stock prices. On May 14th, Cover attracted attention online due to its financial results for the fiscal year ending in March 2024. The company reported substantial growth in revenue and profit, and it is expected to maintain a 30% increase in profit for the current fiscal year. Investors who anticipated this positive outcome proudly expressed their foresight on online forums. As a result, Cover’s stock prices soared on the 14th. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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