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Fujitsu gets Japan's first preliminary local 5G license

Business Feb 18, 2020

Fujitsu gets Japan's first preliminary local 5G license

Japan's communications ministry on Tuesday gave major electronics maker Fujitsu Ltd. the country's first preliminary license to build a local fifth-generation, or 5G, communications network. It also plans to grant preliminary licenses to industry peer NEC Corp. and other firms, along with local governments. The ministry ...

Japanese contractor Taisei builds bridge using 3D printer

Business / Corporate Feb 18, 2020

Japanese contractor Taisei builds bridge using 3D printer

Major general contractor Taisei Corp. on Tuesday showed the media a bridge built using a 3D printer. The prestressed concrete bridge, which has undergone an intensity test, marks a first in Japan, according to the company. Taisei plans to accelerate research and development with the aim ...

Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide

National | FOCUS Feb 18, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak stokes anti-Asian bigotry worldwide

The deadly coronavirus outbreak is sparking anti-Asian bigotry, hysteria and violence around the globe as the spread of rumor and misinformation grips people with fear. On Feb. 4 in Bolivia, three Japanese tourists in their 20s visiting the Uyuni salt flats were quarantined at a ...

Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Business Feb 18, 2020

Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

Investors managing $37 trillion in assets urged Japan to slash the country's carbon emissions, saying Monday that a strong signal from Tokyo could help galvanize international climate action ahead of a U.N. summit in Glasgow in November. Institutional investors, traditionally wary of singling out governments ...

Lawson shows off experimental automated convenience store

Business / Tech Feb 18, 2020

Lawson shows off experimental automated convenience store

Lawson Inc. unveiled for the media Tuesday an experimental checkout-free convenience store that will allow customers to make purchases using a smartphone app. The "grab and go" shop is part of the major chain's attempts to address Japan's labor shortage. Advanced technology allows customers to ...

Nancy Pelosi warns Europe that Huawei represents Chinese state police

Business / Tech Feb 18, 2020

Nancy Pelosi warns Europe that Huawei represents Chinese state police

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped up U.S. warnings about Beijing's global telecommunications ambitions, saying Chinese operator Huawei Technologies Co. must be prevented from controlling the next generation of wireless networks. Pelosi said autocracy in China makes Huawei a threat to Western countries as they prepare ...

Leandro's late goal leads FC Tokyo past Perth Glory

Soccer Feb 18, 2020

Leandro's late goal leads FC Tokyo past Perth Glory

A late goal from Leandro gave FC Tokyo a 1-0 win Tuesday over Australian side Perth Glory in the Asian Champions League. Following a 1-1 draw away to Ulsan Hyundai in their opening Group F clash, Kenta Hasegawa's men looked set for another stalemate until ...

'United by Emotion' selected as  Tokyo 2020 motto

Olympics Feb 18, 2020

'United by Emotion' selected as Tokyo 2020 motto

"United by Emotion" was revealed as the motto for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Monday as organizers look to hammer home the message of diversity and inclusion. Tennis player Naomi Osaka narrated the motto's promotional video. "We are each different, and all so much ...