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For Dave Mccombs's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Foreign-owned IT firms to challenge Trump's concept of 'American'

Dec 23, 2016

Foreign-owned IT firms to challenge Trump's concept of 'American'

Open up the guts of the U.S. government — something President-elect Donald Trump hinted he will do — and what do you see? A sprawling tangle of information technology services contracted out to private companies working on everything from Obamacare to immigration, air force ...

At U.S. Open, Japanese brands leave Nike, Adidas in the dust

Sep 12, 2016

At U.S. Open, Japanese brands leave Nike, Adidas in the dust

It’s called the U.S. Open, and the crowd is definitely from New York, but the clothing on the court is decidedly Japanese. Stan Wawrinka, wearing Yonex, thrilled fans with a four-set victory over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, sponsored by Uniqlo. The semifinals featured ...

With Brexit, Japan Inc. gets acquisition bargains

/ Jun 25, 2016

With Brexit, Japan Inc. gets acquisition bargains

Japanese companies, which have embarked on a $210 billion global acquisition spree over the past three years, are getting a surprise bargain out of Brexit. The yen soared Friday to its highest in more than two years, boosting local firms’ purchasing power for deals ...