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Yoolim Lee
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms, in Menlo Park, California, on Sept. 27, 2023.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 26, 2024
Mark Zuckerberg’s Asia tour to focus on AI
The Meta Platforms’ CEO is in Japan with his family on a ski trip, and is set to meet with his developers in Tokyo to discuss virtual-reality and AI.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 7, 2021
The world's relentless demand for chips turns deadly in Malaysia
The tragedy shows the little-understood human cost of keeping industries happy and supply chains running while a contagious virus rages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 18, 2021
Japan crypto exchange bitFlyer weighs acquisition to boost firm
It's also planning to enter the non-fungible token market to tap into the boom.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 24, 2021
Chip supplies to take new hit as COVID-19 surges in Malaysia
In recent years Malaysia has emerged as a major center for chip testing and packaging, but numbers of COVID-19 infections are soaring in the country and putting operations at risk.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 16, 2020
SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son reportedly brokering a Grab-Gojek truce
A key sticking point remains whether the two companies merge all operations or whether Grab acquires Gojek's business only in Indonesia.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Apr 15, 2019
In ideological battle with U.S., China wins over allies with its censored vision of the internet
A swath of the world is adopting China's vision for a tightly controlled internet over the unfettered American approach, a stunning ideological coup for Beijing that would have been unthinkable less than a decade ago.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 1, 2018
Uber plots expansion in Japan and Singapore amid talk of retreat from Asia
If Uber Technologies Inc. is planning a retreat from Asia, no one told Brooks Entwistle, head of the ride-hailing company's business in the region.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 19, 2017
Luxury online retailer Reebonz to raise up to $150 million for East Asia expansion
Reebonz Pte, Southeast Asia's largest online luxury retailer, is planning to raise as much as $150 million (¥16.7 billion) to bolster its marketplace business and fund expansion in China, Japan and South Korea.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 7, 2017
Uber rival Grab hunts for new deals with SoftBank funding
Grab, Uber Technologies Inc.'s fiercest rival in Southeast Asia, is hunting for deals with funding from its biggest backer SoftBank.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 20, 2017
Billionaire Taizo Son ditches Japan in frustration, starts afresh in Singapore
Singapore may have just added a new tech billionaire, but it had to lure him from Japan first.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals