May 9, 2014

IBM Japan did not abuse tax consolidation rules, court rules

The Tokyo District Court on Friday endorsed the IBM Japan group’s complaint against back taxes ordered by the National Tax Agency for abusing tax consolidation regulations. If the decision becomes final, IBM Japan is expected to receive a tax refund of some ¥120 billion ...

Are supercomputers worth their super price tags?

Feb 12, 2012

Are supercomputers worth their super price tags?

by Tomoko Otake

“Why do we have to aim for the world’s No. 1 — what’s wrong with being the world’s No. 2?” Ever since that short question about Japan’s vaunted K computer was posed live on national television in November 2009, Japan’s policymakers have been haunted ...