Jun 21, 2016

J. League set to sign lucrative broadcast deal

The J. League is set to sign a major broadcasting rights deal worth an annual total of ¥1.1 billion ($10.5 million) with various domestic and overseas firms from next season, sources familiar with the matter said Monday. The deal, with companies including British sports ...

Drone services starting to take off in Japan

Jun 13, 2016

Drone services starting to take off in Japan

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Domestic companies are coming up with a series of new services that leverage the latest in drone technology. MicroAd Inc., a Tokyo-based online advertising company, has unveiled a service called Sky Magic to produce sound-and-light extravaganzas. Drones illuminated with LED lights can project logos, ...

Mar 28, 2016

NTT to buy Dell technology services unit for $3.06 million

NTT Corp.’s unit agreed to buy technology services businesses from Dell for $3.055 billion. The acquisition would be NTT Data Corp.’s largest, helping increase its sales outside Japan, where a shrinking and aging population has stymied economic growth. Dell, which paid $3.9 billion for ...

Mar 23, 2016

NTT board to discuss Perot bid this week

The board of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. is planning this week to discuss a proposed takeover of Dell Inc.’s Perot Systems division, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The board of Japan’s biggest phone company will discuss issues including a ...

Mar 8, 2016

NTT Data preparing to buy Dell's Perot Systems

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. is in final talks to buy Perot Systems, an information technology services affiliate of U.S. computer giant Dell Inc., sources said Tuesday. The deal is worth over ¥400 billion. The purchase would help NTT strengthen its operations overseas at ...

Sep 2, 2015

NTT taps terahertz tech to boost visibility through smoke

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. and Tokyo University of Science have developed a basic technology that secures visibility in smoke by using tremendously high-frequency electromagnetic waves, Jiji Press learned on Tuesday. NTT aims to put the technology of terahertz waves, whose frequency is some ...

The ship that lays the Internet's backbone

Aug 6, 2015

The ship that lays the Internet's backbone

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Many people are probably unaware that the Internet used everyday to connect to content and people around the world is supported by undersea optical cable. On Thursday, NTT World Engineering Marine Corp. gave a rare media tour of the ship it uses to lay ...

Feb 15, 2015

NTT develops 'protean light' which allows still images to 'move'

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. has developed a special light that adds motion to still images, company officials said Sunday. Still images, such as photos and paintings, are composed of colors and shapes. The newly developed “protean light” lets the brain connect the colors ...

NTT, Asahi become first 2020 Olympics sponsors

Jan 27, 2015

NTT, Asahi become first 2020 Olympics sponsors

Asahi Breweries Ltd. said Tuesday that it has been chosen as a “gold partner,” or a top domestic sponsor, for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Asahi will be the second company to sign a gold partner contract with the Tokyo ...

Nov 21, 2014

Japan to develop speech translation system for 2020 Olympics

The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology said it will launch a group Dec. 17 tasked with developing a speech translation system ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. The group will include such private companies as NTT Corp., KDDI Corp., Hitachi Ltd. ...