Tag Archive: Japan


Spotify Kids hands parents more control as it lands in Japan and Germany

Spotify’s Kids app remains in beta, but refinement continues.

What you need to know Spotify now gives parents more control over what content their kids can access. In the Kids app, parents can now block certain songs or albums. Spotify Kids will also now be made available in Germany and Japan as the rollout continues.

Spotify continues to develop its Kids app, an offshoot of its premium service that’s aimed to give parents a child-friendly subset of  [Read More…]

Disney Plus now has over 54 million subscribers, will come to Japan in June

What you need to know During the Q2 earnings call, Disney announced that Japan will get Disney+ in June. We also have a more concrete timeline for Eastern Europe, which now looks to be coming in September. South America is still set to get Disney+ around the end of the calendar year. Disney+ now has roughly 54.5 million subscribers today.

Disney’s earnings call was a bit of a downer today — Disneyland Shanghai is re-opening, but there’s no  [Read More…]

How to watch Studio Ghibli films on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, & Japan

Netflix has just announced that beginning on February 1 it will begin bringing Studio Ghibli films to its service. In total, there will be 21 films that make an appearance, and they will come in three phases. The films will be made available globally through a distribution partner Wild Bunch International, though this rollout will exclude some big markets.

For those not familiar, Studio Ghibli was founded back in 1985 by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the  [Read More…]

Twitter is down in New York, Montreal, Japan, and other parts of the world

There’s no word on when things will be back to normal.

What you need to know Twitter is down for some users as of January 10, 2020. The largest impacted areas include the east coast of the U.S. and Japan. It’s unclear when things will be back to normal.

Having trouble with Twitter on this fine Friday afternoon? You aren’t alone. As of January 10, a lot of people around the world are experiencing connection issues with  [Read More…]

Death Stranding is the biggest debut of any new IP in Japan this generation

Great opening numbers in Japan.

What you need to know Death Stranding recently released on PlayStation 4. According to Game Data Library, which compiles video game sales information in Japan, Death Stranding had the best opening sales of any IP this generation. Per Game Data Library, Death Stranding sold 185,909 copies in Japan so far, more than any other new IP in an equivalent timeframe. You can grab Death Stranding for $ 60 from Amazon.

Death Stranding  [Read More…]

Sony’s new mid-range Xperia 8 is only for Japan

A return to compact form with a more affordable price tag.

What you need to know It will be Japan-only on Y!mobile for 54,000 yen. The phone has mid-range specs, including a headphone jack and compact size. It is IP65/68 rated, a rarity in this price range.

Xperia 8 rounds out the Fall 2019 lineup for Sony, delivering what looks to be a solid mid-range device, as first reported by Xperia blog. The caveat here is that  [Read More…]

Twitter users in the U.S. and Japan can now hide replies to their tweets

Twitter says it saw “positive and heartening results” during its initial test in Canada.

What you need to know Twitter’s “hide replies” feature is launching in the U.S. and Japan today. The feature gives users the ability to hide replies that are irrelevant or abusive in nature. Twitter says the feature will give users more control over their conversations.

Twitter introduced a controversial “Hide Replies” feature in July this year, giving users on its platform greater control  [Read More…]

Google’s Titan Security Key arrives in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK

The bundle includes both a USB and Bluetooth hardware key.

What you need to know Google’s Titan Security Key Bundle is now available for purchase in Canada, France, Japan, and the UK. The bundle includes a USB and Bluetooth hardware key that are used in two-factor authentication. It retails for $ 50 in the U.S. and is sold for a similar price in other countries.

Nearly a year ago, Google started selling its Titan Security Key Bundle  [Read More…]

Essential Phone expands to the UK, France, and Japan

You can also buy the phone from Essential.com in Canada.

It’s been almost a year since the Essential Phone was first revealed last May, and during that time, we’ve seen countless software updates that have continually made the phone better and better. Now, Essential is bringing the phone and all of its accessories to France, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The Essential Phone has only been available in the United States and Canada, so this expanded release  [Read More…]

Essential Phone reportedly coming to the UK, Europe and Japan

EE among carriers in discussion with Android founder’s company over exclusivity deal.

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is looking to spread its reach beyond the United States, according to The Financial Times. The paper reports that Essential wants to bring its phone to the UK, mainland Europe and Japan, and that the company is already in talks with UK carriers including EE around an exclusivvity deal.

Essential’s bezel-less, modular-equipped, stock Android handset will go on sale for  [Read More…]