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CEO taps monk training to shine way for driverless taxis

Jun 28, 2016

CEO taps monk training to shine way for driverless taxis

Hisashi Taniguchi used a sabbatical from developing software for driverless taxis and drones to take a pilgrimage to a Buddhist temple in western Japan. He shaved his head, donned black robes and studied to become its leader. He passed the test, yet within a ...

Apr 25, 2016

BOJ seen quietly snapping up big stakes in Japan Inc. via ETFs

They may not realize it yet, but Japan Inc.’s executives are increasingly working for a shareholder unlike any other: the nation’s money-printing central bank. While the Bank of Japan’s name is nowhere to be found in regulatory filings on major stock investors, the monetary ...