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For Tim Culpan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

China's hottest app inspired by devotion to Japanese manga

Jul 9, 2014

China's hottest app inspired by devotion to Japanese manga

Erick Guo left Asia’s largest Internet company last year to build a team of artists and engineers who could create smartphone applications inspired by Japanese manga. The 25-year-old and his team ended up with China’s hottest app last month and are working on their ...

China case suggests hackers punch the clock at routine day jobs

Jun 2, 2014

China case suggests hackers punch the clock at routine day jobs

Five Chinese men indicted for stealing thousands of emails and documents from U.S. companies had classic hacker nicknames. Yet one thing made them different: their clock-punching day jobs. Known by handles including UglyGorilla, WinXYHappy and KandyGoo, they worked from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...

Sharp needs Hon Hai ties, if only for Apple

Aug 7, 2012

Sharp needs Hon Hai ties, if only for Apple

Taiwan billionaire Terry Gou built a manufacturing empire that assembles iPhones and iPads. His Foxconn Technology Group may be key to ensuring Sharp Corp.’s survival and a stable supply of components for Apple Inc. Sharp’s shares collapsed to their lowest in 37 years in ...