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Netflix Hooks Up with SoftBank

Netflix Inc. announced that it is hooking up with SoftBank for the launch of its video streaming service in Japan.

Rimage Celebrates Ten Years in Japan

Rimage Corporation announced that it is celebrating ten years of operations in Japan.

Netflix Heading to Japan

Netflix announced that it plans to launch its streaming film and TV subscription service in Japan sometime this fall.

Nippon TV to Acquire Hulu Service in Japan

Hulu, LLC announced that Nippon Television Network Corporation will acquire Hulu’s Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) business in Japan.

Toshiba Readies 4K Ultra HDTVs

Toshiba Corporation announced that it will launch a new series of 4K Ultra High-Definition televisions (Ultra HDTVs) at the end of June in Japan.

Pioneer Cut Costs, Axes 800 Jobs

Pioneer Corporation announced it plans to cut costs and eliminate roughly 800 jobs in Japan, as well as review its optical disc and other businesses with an eye toward achieving further savings.

Sony Music Unlimited Service Hits Japan

Sony Corporation announced that its Music Unlimited cloud-based music subscription service is now available in Japan.

Sony Offloads Chemical Products Business to Japanese Government

Sony Corporation announced that it will sell its Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation subsidiary to the Development Bank of Japan for 58.0 billion yen (US $731 million).

Sony Unveils nasne Networked Recorder Gizmo

Sony Computer Entertainment announced its new nasne networked recorder and media storage device, which will be available in Japan on July 19, 2012 for 16,980 yen (roughly US$210).

Automotive Infotainment Electronics Market Rolls Along

IHS announced it forecasts that the global market for automotive infotainment systems will expand by 3% in 2012, driven by rising car production and increasing electronic content in vehicles.

Pioneer Unveils BDR-PR1 Archival Blu-ray Writer

Pioneer Japan announced its new BDR-PR1 Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorder, which offers a number of professional-level features aimed at satisfying the needs of the data archiving market.

Pioneer Launches BDR-207JBK Blu-ray BDXL Writer

Pioneer Corporation announced that it will begin shipping its new BDR-207JBK Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorder in Japan early in the new year. No word yet on North American availability.

Canada Inks Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The Government of Canada announced that it has signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which is aimed at combatting the spread of counterfeit and pirated goods.

Hulu Heads to Japan

Hulu announced that it has launched its video subscription service in Japan.

International 3D Society Up and Running in Japan

The Japan Committee of the International 3D Society (I3DS Japan) announced that it is now up and running.