Entries in Tokyo (2)


Japanese Judge Rules Samsung Didn't Infringe Apple's Patent

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(TOKYO) -- A week after Samsung was ordered to pay over $1 billion to Apple for copyright infringement in the U.S., a decision on Friday in a similar, but much smaller, case in Japan didn't end in Apple's favor.

Apple sued Samsung in Japan for $1.3 million in damages last year, claiming Samsung's smart phones and tablet computers infringed a patent on an Apple invention that synced up the devices with servers.

But on Friday, the Japanese judge ruled in favor of Samsung, saying the South Korean company did nothing wrong.

Samsung welcomed the Tokyo court's decision, saying in a statement Friday that it "confirmed our long-held position that our products do not infringe Apple's intellectual property."

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Radiation Found in Japan’s Mushrooms 

Paul Katz/Photodisc/Thinkstock(TOKYO) – Mushrooms are the latest foods to be threatened by radiation from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.

Bloomberg News reports that nameko mushrooms, harvested in the open air in Soma—a city about 25 miles north of the plant damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami—contained nine times the legal limit of cesium, the local government reported Friday .

Spot checks are being conducted on a range of products, according to authorities in Fukushima. Harmful radiation was found in produce, tea, milk, fish and beef sourced over 220 miles from the nuclear plant.

Since March’s natural disaster, Japan has been having difficulty inspecting food as the country has no centralized system for detecting radiation contamination.

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