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Sep 26, 2016

Cabinet adopts bill to legalize maglev loans

The Cabinet on Monday adopted a bill that will allow the central government to make unsolicited loans for building Central Japan Railway Co.’s high-speed maglev line. The government hopes the bill will help get the nation’s first line for magnetically levitated trains running up ...

Oft-delayed MRJ launches third bid to reach U.S.

Sep 26, 2016

Oft-delayed MRJ launches third bid to reach U.S.

A Mitsubishi Regional Jet left Nagoya Airport for the United States on Monday to complete flight tests that were pre-empted twice about a month ago by problems with its air-conditioning system. Mired in development delays, the MRJ, intended to be the nation’s first domestically ...

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Sep 25, 2016

Snapchat introduces video-taking sunglasses

Snapchat, the service for messages that vanish, announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on the Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago. The California-based company, which also announced it is changing its name to Snap ...

Sep 25, 2016

Yahoo Japan eyes four-day workweek for all its employees

Yahoo Japan Corp. is considering introducing a four-day workweek for all its 5,800 employees, sources have revealed. The subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. plans to implement the system in stages over several years, but wages under the new system have not been determined, the ...

Sep 25, 2016

U.S. guidelines for self-driving cars welcomed at Nagano G-7 summit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven developed nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have agreed to work together on creating such standards to maintain safety. “There was actually a very enthusiastic reception ...

In Yahoo breach, hackers may seek intelligence, not riches

| Sep 25, 2016

In Yahoo breach, hackers may seek intelligence, not riches

If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company says, the breach could be part of a long-term strategy that is aimed at gathering intelligence rather than getting rich. Yahoo says ...

Sep 24, 2016

Dentsu to repay ¥230 million in advertising overcharges

Dentsu Inc. said it will pay an estimated ¥230 million back to customers, including Toyota Motor Corp., that it overcharged for internet advertisements in a case likely to stoke concern that digital media transactions have lacked transparency. The nation’s largest ad agency investigated transactions ...