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Highly pathogenic H5N6-type virus found in dead goshawk in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 22:23
The Environment Ministry said Wednesday that a highly pathogenic, H5N6-type avian influenza virus was detected in a dead northern goshawk found earlier this month at a park in Tokyo’s Ota Ward. (Japan Times)
Kategorie: Japan News

2 boys arrested for pouring shampoo into onsen

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 22:19
Two 19-year-old boys in Mie Prefecture have been arrested for causing an onsen to overflow after pouring shampoo into the natural hot spring last August. The suspects, who cannot be named because they are minors, were charged with forcible obstruction of business, Fuji TV reported Wednesday. (Japan Today)
Kategorie: Japan News

Man, 33, admits to showering dozens of women with spit and urine

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 22:19
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 33-year-old man who admits to spitting and throwing urine on dozens women in Adachi Ward and nearby over the past six years, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Kategorie: Japan News

Tokyo to trial cab-sharing apps but to Japanese speakers only

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 22:15
A seven-week trial of cab-sharing services in Tokyo will kick off next Monday, the first of its kind in Japan. (Nikkei)
Kategorie: Japan News

Sumo: Hakuho pulls out of current basho

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 22:13
Hakuho, one of three yokozuna competing in the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, has withdrawn due to toe injuries, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday. (Japan Times)
Kategorie: Japan News

Japanese idol supergroup AKB48 said to phasing out swimsuit modeling for younger teen members

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 22:09
The common snarky comment about Japanese idol singers is that their musical talents aren’t nearly strong enough to justify their fanbases, but it is true that the most successful idols have a media presence that goes far beyond just singing and dancing. (rocketnews24.com)
Kategorie: Japan News

Epsilon-3 causes noctilucent clouds to form

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 22:01
Shining night clouds were observed in skies over wide areas of western Japan after a rocket lifted off from southern Japan early on Thursday. (NHK)
Kategorie: Japan News

Elementary schools in Japan may drop by two thirds

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 21:57
A new study shows the number of public elementary and junior high schools in Japan may fall to a third of its current total by 2050, due to a declining population. (NHK)
Kategorie: Japan News

Abe, Turnbull: N.Korea situation worsening

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 21:55
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, have agreed that denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is indispensable for safety in Asia. (NHK)
Kategorie: Japan News

Inside Tokyo's bath houses: Behind the scenes

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 21:44
Bath houses in Japan have been a part of the culture for hundreds of years and in Tokyo, there are 600 of them in neighborhood all around the city. (ONLY in JAPAN)
Kategorie: Japan News

Just one in seven Japanese use paid-for internet video streaming services

What Japan Thinks - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 16:47
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This report from ICT Research and Consulting has figures I’ve been wanting to see, taking a look at the use of internet video delivery services.

As a comparison, in the USA 58% of all households have some paid-for service, with the top service being Netflix, with 50% of US households having a subscription.

I don’t have any (and only rarely watch YouTube) and quite frankly I don’t think I could find either the time or energy to watch anything, and I don’t feel my life is in any way empty by not having watched Game of Thrones!

Research results

First, there were statistics and predictions for usage of fixed-price services and pay-per-view:

Paid video distribution service users and predictions  
Fixed Price
Pay-per-view
2015
6.4 million
3.4 million
2016
8.9 million
2.7 million
2017
11.9 million
2.5 million
2018
14.3 million
2.3 million
2019
16.4 million
2.1 million
2020
18.1 million
2.0 million

Note that for the next question, it is not clear how someone would answer if they used both fixed-price and pay-per-view services.

Q1: What kind of internet video delivery service do you use? (Sample size=4,405) Free only (to SQ3)
66.6%
Fixed-price (to SQs)
12.8%
Pay-per-view (to SQ3)
2.4%
None
18.2%

Q1SQ1: What fixed-price services do you use? (Sample size=518, multiple answer) Amazon Prime Video
68%
Hulu
25%
dTV
16%
Netflix
14%
GYAO!
13%
U-NEXT
8%
au Video Pass
7%
Rakuten TV
6%
DMM Mihodai Channel Lite
6%
Q1SQ2: Are you satisfied with your fixed-price services that you use? (Sample size=518, multiple answer)  
Satisfied
Rakuten TV
82.8%
DMM Mihodai Channel Lite
82.8%
au Video Pass
82.5%
Hulu
81.8%
Netflix
81.8%
U-NEXT
78.0%
dTV
78.0%
GYAO!
76.1%
Amazon Prime Video
75.7%

Q1SQ3: What devices do you watch internet video on? (Sample size=518, multiple answer)  
Use
Computer
67%
Smartphone
61%
Tablet
26%
Television
13%
Demographics

During November 2017 4,405 internet users completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Kategorie: Japan Blogs

Japan successfully launches Epsilon-3 small rocket

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 11:55
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, successfully launched on Thursday its third Epsilon small rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite. (Jiji)
Kategorie: Japan News

Number of crimes in Japan hits yet another postwar low in 2017

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 11:54
The number of criminal offenses recognized by police in Japan in 2017 fell by 81,009, or 8.1 pct, from the preceding year to 915,111, hitting a postwar low for the third straight year, the National Police Agency said in a preliminary report Thursday. (Jiji)
Kategorie: Japan News

Korean pair suspected in dozens of Tokyo burglaries

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 10:34
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested two male Korean nationals who are suspected in dozens of burglaries in the capital dating back to late last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Kategorie: Japan News

Hip-hop artist Uzi arrested for possession of marijuana

newsonjapan.com - Čt, 01/18/2018 - 10:30
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested hip-hop artist Uzi over the alleged possession of marijuana earlier this week, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Kategorie: Japan News

Tokyo: 'JK' parlor suspected of employing underage girls for sex

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 23:49
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a so-called "JK" (joshi kosei) school girl business that is suspected of dispatching underage female employees to hotels to provide sex services, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
Kategorie: Japan News

Male teacher, 27, accused of molesting high school boy on train

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 23:45
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 27-year-old male teacher for allegedly molesting a second-year high school boy on a train on Tuesday, reports Sports Nippon (Jan. 17). (tokyoreporter.com)
Kategorie: Japan News

Rugby star George Smith arrested for punching taxi driver in Tokyo

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 23:43
Australian rugby legend George Smith was arrested by the Tokyo police on New Year’s Eve for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver after refusing to pay his fare, authorities said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
Kategorie: Japan News

Japan to offer pension age option of over 70

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 23:42
The Japanese government will offer an option to postpone the starting age for receiving public pensions to over 70, according to draft policy guidelines unveiled Wednesday. (Jiji)
Kategorie: Japan News

Glacier, Japan's 4th, confirmed in snowy valley

newsonjapan.com - St, 01/17/2018 - 23:35
Researchers have confirmed that there is a glacier in the Kakunezato snowy valley in Kashimayarigatake, a 2,889-meter mountain straddling the central Japan prefectures of Nagano and Toyama, it was learned on Wednesday. (Jiji)
Kategorie: Japan News
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