Yahoo! Japan Mail Troubled – 3.8 Million Users Affected

NikkeiBP reported that 379,4777 Yahoo! Japan Mail users were unable to access the service since around 9:30 a.m. September 30.

The number of affected users is about 8% of whole 50 million users. Troubled hardware are being replaced and are supposed to resume tomorrow, October 3.

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Amazon Japan Makes Larger Mailbox for their Parcels

According to IT Media [J], Amazon Japan, Japan Post and Nasta jointly designed a new mailbox, which allows people to receive larger boxes, reduce redelivers.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00NHDZBZG

On Amazon’s product review, already 7 users reviewed with averaged 1.5 stars. Most say that 32,000 yen (already 35% off though) is too expensive. One points out that Amazon’s parcels tend to be bigger than other shopping services in Japan.

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Photo Tweet A Minute Before Today’s Volcano Eruption Worried

A Japanese hiker @setori_ tweeted with a photo around a crater on Mt. Ontake, Nagano.

The tweet’s time 11:52 a.m is just one minute before the mountain erupted. There are no newer tweets from this person and Japanese web users are anxious.

[Update]

Video by another hiker is uploaded on YouTube.

Public TV NHK used this video on their news tonight.

[Update 2]

According to @cooliceco, @setori_ posted a tweet saying that she safely came back from the mountain, but then she removed her account. (if believe the screenshots)

There are several accounts with name @setori_(digits) claiming that she is the original hiker opened a new account, but all seem fake and trolling.

Yahoo! Japan To Move Its Office From Roppongi To Kioi-cho

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Yahoo! Japan, the nation’s largest web service company, announced[J] today June 19 that it will migrate its office to a new office/hotel building which has been being constructed at where Akasaka Prince Hotel was there before.

Its expanding business seems to make it require more space. The new Yahoo! Japan office starting from May 2016 will occupy 20 floors among 24 office floors in the total 38 story building.

Roppongi is one of the most favored place by Web companies and start-ups in Tokyo. And the one reason is definitely because Yahoo! Japan is in Roppongi Mid-town. Although the move is planned 2 years in future, this may affect other web companies office planning under and around the Yahoo’s eco-system.

The new location is about 2 kilometer north, between the Imperial palace and Crown Prince’s Palace. It is across the street from Hotel New Otani Tokyo.