Paris Hilton restricted to enter Japan

She flew to Japan on business but she didn’t enter the country, she was detained in the airport for several hours and immigration authorities questioned her as she got off the plane.

In the meantime Paris stays at an airport hotel until authorities decides on this matter.

Moreover, Paris’ rep declared: “Paris Hilton was delayed by immigration authorities at a Japanese airport this evening after arriving for business obligations planned many months earlier.  Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn’t want to let down her brands and many Asian fans.”

Even if things are not controlled by the heiress, she will fulfill her contract in Japan.

Toyota could move its car production from Japan

The ever rising yen makes Japanese manufacturers flirt with the idea of abandoning the land of the rising sun and to shift production abroad.

“The current situation is very tough,” Toyota President Akio Toyoda told the paper when asked how the strong yen affects Toyota’s business. “But Toyota is a global company that was born in Japan…. We would like to keep working hard in Japan.” Note: “We would like.”

Toyoda did not rule out moving its factories overseas to build models to be sold in Japan. But he added: “I have a strong feeling about manufacturing in Japan and our basic approach is to produce cars where they are sold.”

Sharp is working on a 3D mobile phone

Those from Sharp announced that they will launch a smartphone that will not require 3D glasses.

Moreover, the gadget could take pictures, but also movies in three-dimensional.

3D phone attempts were already made before. Last year, specialists from Hitachi launched a prototype, a gadget like, but only in Japan.

Sharp says the new 3D mobile phone will be launched worldwide.

Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley attacked in a bar in Japan

The news was revealed on the band’s twitter account writing that: “Deryck Whibley was attacked in a bar last night by 3 unknown people. He is in the hospital now. Japanese police are looking into the matter.”

After a while, the status was updated. “It is unfortunate to say, but Deryck Whibley is still in the hospital. He was attacked late last night in Japan. We are waiting for results and we are hoping for the best. Thanks for your support.”

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The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction:

Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia;

Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani;

Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan;

Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Genre: Documentary
Director: Thomas Balmès
Cast: Ponijao, Bayar, Mari, Hattie
Release Date: 7 May 2010 (USA)

Earthquake and Tsunami alert for Okinawa, Japan

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 0531 (2031 GMT) 84km (52 miles) east of Naha, on the island of Okinawa, Reuters news agency reports.

The quake, only 29km (18 miles) below the seabed, was large enough to trigger at least a tsunami, Reuters said.

Earthquakes often hit Japan. In 1995, a magnitude-7.2 quake in the western port city of Kobe killed 6,400 people.

Note: This is not the actual earthquake footage

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Scion’s new strategy in North America

Toyota’s Scion as a brand offer its product mostly in North America and occasionally overseas, due to which future models will be produce in U.S. and not Japan as we may think.
According to Toyota’s president, Yoshi Inaba, the Scion brand will develop only in the countries were it is sells. “We all recognize the importance of Scion,” he said. “It should be more locally developed.”

Moreover, the current models of Scion’s range are xB and xD which are sold in Japan and tC sold in North America, and the future model of this brand, called iQ, will be produced by the end of 2010 especially for European customers.
Inaba added: “We will figure out what we need,” he said. “The important thing is to try and appeal to a younger segment. The role of Scion is to grow them into Toyota or Lexus vehicles.”


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