Suvashree Ghosh
Attendees arrive for Microsoft's event on AI technologies in Jakarta on April 30.
May 11, 2024
Tech giants start to treat Southeast Asia like the next big thing
After decades of playing second fiddle to China and Japan, the region of about 675 million people is drawing more tech investment than ever.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 7, 2022
Nomura’s crypto arm seeks profit in two years in shakeout after FTX crisis
The unit, Laser Digital, will leverage the backing of the Tokyo-based investment bank to win over institutional investors and plans to add 50 employees by March.
Japan Times
Sep 27, 2022
Binance seeks permit to return to Japan market after four years
The nation's easing approach to crypto and substantial potential for user growth are the key reasons for the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange's renewed interest.
Japan Times
Feb 4, 2021
Millions of defaults threaten future of microfinance in India
Worldwide, microlending's tremendous reach, once heralded as its greatest strength, now looks like a deep liability.
Apr 15, 2007
North Korea's getting its money
The United States and Macau authorities announced Wednesday that $25 million of North Korea-linked funds that had been frozen at Banco Delta Asia would be released. When the U.S. first announced in March, during the six-party talks in Beijing, that the funds would be released, it was considering a scheme...
Mar 16, 2007
Zimbabwe closer to the brink
Zimbabwe appears to be continuing its slide toward the abyss. Its economy has virtually seized up. The government of President Robert Mugabe adopts increasingly harsh measures to block protests over economic mismanagement and to crush any political opposition. Reportedly Zimbabwe is now a threat to its...
Mar 3, 2007
Streamlining strategic decisions
A government panel has proposed creating a Japanese version of the U.S. National Security Council. The main task of the new entity would be to work out long-range diplomatic and defense strategies as well as cope with emergencies not limited to defense. The success of the new body would depend on whether...
Feb 26, 2007
Baby-making brains
The "baby-making machine" comment by a senior politician continues to reverberate through Japanese society. One might forgive a slip of the tongue, yet whenever the age-old misunderstanding between men and women re-emerges, it always exposes more ironies and issues than, simply, whose turn it is to get...


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