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Kate Conger
For Kate Conger's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Billionaire Elon Musk, owner of the X social media platform, pauses during an event with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London on Nov. 2.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 25, 2023
X may lose up to $75 million in revenue as advertisers pull out
Scores of brands have pulled their ads after owner Elon Musk’s endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy theory.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 27, 2023
Twitter says parts of its source code were leaked online
The leak adds to the challenges facing the Elon Musk-owned company, which is trying to identify the person responsible and any other people who downloaded the code.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 23, 2022
Twitter is said to have struggled over revealing U.S. influence campaign
The situation began in 2017 when an official working with U.S. Central Command requested that Twitter verify some of the militaryu2019s accounts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 2, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter faces exodus of advertisers and executives
At least five Twitter executives have left in recent days, as one of the worldu2019s largest ad companies said clients should pause spending on the social media platform.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2022
Twitter grapples with an Elon Musk problem
Musk, Twitteru2019s largest shareholder and one of its highest-profile users, could very well use the social media platform against itself and even buy enough shares to take over the company.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 6, 2022
Elon Musk joins Twitter’s board, pitching ideas big and small
The move has implications for a social network where world leaders, lawmakers, celebrities and more than 217 million users conduct their daily public discourse.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 4, 2022
Apple made a change that is hammering internet firms like Facebook's owner
A long-planned shift in how peopleu2019s information may be used online is having a dramatic impact on internet companies that have spent years building businesses around selling ads.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 30, 2021
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey steps down from CEO role
Dorseyu2019s exit marks a significant shift at the company, which has navigated years of pressure from investors who thought it did not make enough money and criticism from Washington.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 5, 2021
Hundreds of Google employees unionize after years of activism
The unionu2019s creation is highly unusual for the tech industry, which has long resisted efforts to organize its largely white-collar workforce.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 5, 2020
Social media companies survived U.S. Election Day. More tests loom.
For months, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube prepared to clamp down on misinformation on Election Day in the U.S.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Oct 16, 2020
Twitter changes course on New York Post article after Republicans claim ‘election interference’
On Thursday, simmering discontent among Republicans over the power that Facebook and Twitter wield over public discourse erupted into open acrimony.
EDITORIALS
Jan 21, 2010
JAL's rehabilitation begins
Japan Airlines Corp., together with its two key subsidiaries — Japan Airlines International Co. and JAL Capital Co. — filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday with the Tokyo District Court under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law. The group's combined liabilities of ¥2.32 trillion amount to the biggest nonfinancial corporate failure in Japan's postwar history.

Longform

Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves