Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics

Japan Cyberpolice, Hitachi Batteries, 4K Christmas: The Headlines in Tokyo for November 14

Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 14, 2014.

Send someone a gift easily with LINE’s new service
Japanese mobile service provider LINE Corporation opens a new feature for its EC service LINE MALL, the LINE GIFT. The new feature will enable users to send gifts to registered friends without the need to manually input an address using only a smartphone app.

Mouse introduces two new HD notebooks
Mouse Computer Japan has just released two new models for its high-end m-Book P notebook PC product line. These new laptops feature a 15.6-inch display, with the MB-P930 using a 4K IGZO screen, and the MB-P920 a standard full HD 1080p screen. The laptop models will be available at a base price of about $1,500.00 (MB-P930) and $1,200.00 (MB-P920).

Japan Cybercrime Control Center takes off
Japan establishes its own version of the NCFTA, the Japan Cybercrime Control Center (JC3), to combat the increasing security threat of criminal and illegal activities in Japan’s local webspace.

Hitachi doubles Li-ion energy density with new tech
Hitachi has developed a new technology that is claimed to be capable of doubling the current energy density of Lithium-ion batteries. The technology is primarily aimed at electric vehicles, which would significantly increase its maximum effective driving distance.

Iwatani sells cheaper hydrogen
Iwatani Corporation is now selling hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles at a new adjusted price, which is equivalent to only about $0.85 per cubic meter.

Toshiba to build clean energy system at Kawasaki City
Toshiba joins forces with officials at Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture to develop a sustainable renewable energy system using solar energy and hydrogen. The clean energy system will be used at the Kawasaki City harbor promotion hall, where it will be set as an emergency system for natural calamities.

Sharp gives away the gift of 4K this Christmas
Sharp opens an early Christmas promotional campaign for its Aquos 4K TV products named “Send a child the gift of your fantastic future”. Members signed-up in the campaign will receive an exclusive 4K video ‘letter’ from Santa Claus, and a random 300 participants will be given a special unique video based on their registered profiles.