5G commercial services to begin this year in Japan
NHK -- Jan 08
Commercial services using next-generation 5G networks will begin this year in Japan.

The country's three major mobile phone carriers -- NTT Docomo, KDDI and Softbank -- are scheduled to launch their services this spring. Rakuten hopes to begin a service in June.

The 5G are expected to play a major role in the entertainment industry, distributing content such as sports and music event videos.

The carriers are currently working with various firms to test ways to put the technology to practical use.

Possibilities include telemedicine using three-dimensional images, and the use of high-definition drones images for security at stadiums and other locations.

News source: NHK
May 31
After weeks of staying home during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, Matsuko Higuchi just wanted to have her hair styled. (Nikkei)
May 29
At the beginning of April, a young sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health center to get him a coronavirus test, but the phone lines were busy. (Japan Times)
May 28
Medical cannabis, particularly CBD, is one of the most discussed topics in the world today. (newsonjapan.com)
May 27
Japan's cargo spacecraft Kounotori 9, the last of the Kounotori transporter series, has successfully docked at the International Space Station. (NHK)
May 26
One of Japan’s major annual electronics shows will be held online in October due to safety concerns arising from the novel coronavirus, organizers said Monday. (Japan Times)
May 25
Japanese medical institutions are seeing a lightening in their coronavirus caseload, health minister Katsunobu Kato said Sunday, in yet another indication the government is set to imminently lift a state of emergency over the Tokyo metro area and Hokkaido. (Japan Today)
May 25
The Japanese capital suffered more than 200 excess fatalities from pneumonia and other coronavirus symptoms early in the outbreak, dwarfing the period's officially recorded 16 from the new disease. (Nikkei)
May 25
The local government in the city of Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, has announced that a person who traveled from the Philippines had developed rabies — the first case in Japan in 14 years. (Japan Times)
May 25
Over 40 percent of the coronavirus-linked deaths in Osaka involve hospital infections, sources in the prefectural government told Jiji Press on Saturday. (Japan Times)
May 24
At least one-third of 86 hospitals designated by the Japanese government to provide advanced treatment have been forced to suspend part of their services such as elective surgeries and emergency care to make room for treatment of new coronavirus patients, a recent Kyodo News survey showed. (Japan Today)