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U.S. President Joe Biden touts the economic benefits of semiconductor investment at Intel’s Ocotillo Campus in Chandler, Arizona, on March 20.
BUSINESS / Tech
May 13, 2024
Global chips battle intensifies with $81 billion subsidy surge
The rush of funding has hardened battle lines in the U.S.-China trade war, including in nations like Japan.
After more than 33 hours of negotiations this week, delegates from the European Commission, the European Parliament and 27 member countries agreed to a set of controls for generative artificial intelligence tools.
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 9, 2023
EU strikes deal to regulate AI tech in landmark act
The bloc’s internal market chief said the deal strikes a balance between fostering innovation and protecting the rights of people and companies.
Up until very recently, the business of packaging semiconductors — encasing chips in materials that both protect them and connect them to the electronic device they’re part of — was, at best, an afterthought for the industry.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
A new front is opening up in the U.S.-China conflict over chips
The process of packaging semiconductors is increasingly seen as the "secret sauce" — a path toward achieving higher performance.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is pushing for nations to label artificial intelligence as capable of "catastrophic harm.”
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 19, 2023
U.K. pushes nations to label AI as capable of ‘catastrophic harm’
Britain wants countries to sign up to a joint position that outlines particular concerns for AI’s impact on cybersecurity and biotechnology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 6, 2023
Big tech companies want AI regulation — but on their own terms
The rules governing tech vary dramatically on opposing sides of the Atlantic.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 1, 2023
U.S. and EU narrow gap on China but remain split on trade tactics
EU countries like France and Germany have raised issues about adopting the hawkish U.S. approach to China.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 1, 2023
ChatGPT risks threaten to divide Biden administration over EU’s AI rules
U.S. national security officials say aggressively regulating this nascent technology will put the nation at a competitive disadvantage.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 28, 2023
ASML, Europe’s most valuable tech firm, is at the heart of the U.S.-China chip war
The tech firm practically owns the market for a critical piece of equipment needed to produce the brains of everything that makes modern life possible.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 9, 2023
TikTok makes fresh push to convince regulators that it protects data
The company outlined plans on Wednesday to build three European data centers to store information on TikTok’s 150 million users in the region locally.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 10, 2022
Putin’s crackdown pushes independent Russian media into crypto
Meduza, a prominent independent Russian-language news site, has called for payments in crypto as donations have been blocked by sanctions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2022
Putin's propaganda machine undercut by social media blackout
In the five years since Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook and Twitter have built systems to ensure they wouldn't be blindsided the next time.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world