Jul 15, 2014

Government-backed innovation initiative looking for 'weirdos'

by Tomohiro Osaki

Tech-savvy “weirdos” are now wanted for an unusual government-sponsored project that seeks to spur innovation by backing people capable of producing “disruptive change” in conservative Japan. Starting Monday, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry began taking applications from “idiosyncratic and innovative” individuals who hope ...

Oct 8, 2013

Japan slips to 12th in global info technology

Japan slipped by four notches from last year to 12th place in the global information and communication technology ranking list, the International Telecommunication Union said Monday. South Korea maintained the top post for the third consecutive year, followed by Sweden, Iceland and Denmark. The ...