Magdalena Osumi

For Magdalena Osumi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Hitachi dubs new data-mining software 'artificial intelligence'

Jul 23, 2015

Hitachi dubs new data-mining software 'artificial intelligence'

Hitachi Ltd. says it has developed an “artificial intelligence” system that draws on a massive range of data sources, such as millions of news articles, and can provide a reasoned response to hot-button topics. The firm said Wednesday the joint project with researchers at ...

Panamanian ambassador sees scope for growth in ties with Japan

Jul 14, 2015

Panamanian ambassador sees scope for growth in ties with Japan

Panamanian Ambassador Ritter Diaz said Tuesday he has high hopes for stronger bilateral trade with Japan, and that he plans to target the aviation and maritime shipping sectors in pursuing it. “We are expanding the scope of our relationship with Japan on different levels,” ...

Jul 10, 2015

JAZA reinstated in world body after suspension over Taiji dolphins

The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums on Thursday regained its membership in the global industry body after it ordered its members to cease acquiring dolphins from a controversial drive hunt. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums announced its decision to end JAZA’s ...

Nepali expat champions aid effort for quake-struck homeland

Jul 10, 2015

Nepali expat champions aid effort for quake-struck homeland

On April 25, Nepalese Bilam Karki was driving in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, when he learned about the catastrophic earthquake that had struck the central part of his home country, with the news spreading fast via social media. “My mind went numb, couldn’t think anything, ...

Jul 3, 2015

METI eyes label-reading smartphone app for tourists

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday that it is planning to introduce a system for smartphones that allows visitors to Japan to get information in several languages on products they want to buy simply by scanning them. “Now that the number ...