Gearoid Reidy
For Gearoid Reidy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
Apr 4, 2020
No lockdown needed? Japan stores are shutting down voluntarily
Japanu2019s restaurant, bar and chain stores are taking matters into their own hands by voluntarily shuttering hundreds of stores to help curb the coronavirus spread.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2020
Japan was expecting a coronavirus explosion. Where is it?
While there have been disruptions caused by school closures, life continues as normal for much of the population.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 18, 2020
Japan activist investor Yoshiaki Murakami makes surprise bid to disrupt Toshiba deal
Japanu2019s best-known activist investor announces a tender offer for Toshiba Machine Co., which is embroiled in a controversial takeover battle for NuFlare Technology Inc.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 11, 2020
Do the 'people on the street' in Japan still love Carlos Ghosn?
At his explosive news conference in Beirut on Wednesday, Carlos Ghosn claimed Japanese still love him, and haven't fallen for the image of the "cold, greedy dictator," as he says Tokyo prosecutors have sought to paint him.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 25, 2017
DAZN brings boxing superfight to Japan, as streaming apps poised to disrupt broadcasting
In Tokyo and want to watch this weekend's Mayweather-McGregor superfight? You won't need a satellite dish or a sports bar — just an app.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2014
Yahoo cyberattacks reveal gaping holes in Japan Inc.'s hacking shield
Shortly after the alert sounded at 9:10 p.m., Yahoo Japan Corp.'s risk team knew it had a problem. More than 20 million usernames and passwords belonging to its customers were being dumped into a file, primed to be stolen.


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