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Takaki Tominaga
For Takaki Tominaga's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s new plant nears completion in Kikuyo, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Jan 1, 2024
Competitive pay at TSMC plant may ripple across Japan and beat inflation
The chipmaker's compensation packages can serve as a wakeup call to manufacturers in other regions of the country, economists say.
Participants at the Japan-U.S.-EU Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week for the Indo-Pacific Region speak with each other during a hands-on training exercise in Tokyo on Oct. 12.
JAPAN
Dec 12, 2023
Boosting regional cybersecurity is critical in a connected world
In a bid to tackle the issue, Japan and eight members of ASEAN have agreed to strengthen private-sector cybersecurity collaboration.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 18, 2023
Fukushima seafood businesses adapt as release of treated water looms
By around this summer, the government and plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings plan to release water with trace amounts of tritium into the sea off Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 4, 2023
Japanese firms urged to address human rights issues in supply chains
"If companies do not tackle this issue in the right way, they could be shut out from the European and U.S. markets," Asako Okai, director of the UNDP"s Crisis Bureau, said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 17, 2023
More Indonesians in Japan's foreign trainee program amid weak yen
The demographic shift in the foreign technical trainee program has also come about as the result of the differing costs for trainees to come to Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Dec 25, 2022
Russia's war eclipses opposition to Japan's nuclear policy shift
Concerns about nuclear energy have been overshadowed by soaring prices for essential goods driven by the Ukraine crisis and instability in the world economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Nov 20, 2022
East Asia chipmakers see high-tech decoupling with China as inevitable
Supply chain resiliency was addressed at the APEC summit Saturday in response to the impact of chip shortages on automakers and other industries.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Sep 13, 2022
Commitment from U.S. and Japan vital to Indo-Pacific framework's success
The current 14 IPEF members account for about 40% of world gross domestic product and 28% of the global goods and services trade.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 12, 2022
Respite for Japan as tainted water accumulation slows in Fukushima
About 1.30 million tons of treated water have now accumulated at the Fukushima No. 1 plant following the 2011 nuclear disaster there.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 29, 2022
Japan urges businesses to raise wages on par with price hikes
A government report underscored "the need to shift to a new system featuring sustained and stable price increases of about 2% and corresponding wage growth rates."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 1, 2022
Japan's May jobless rate hit 2.6%, marking first rise in four months
The increase came as people searched for new jobs amid the gradual economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 16, 2022
Spotlight on climate impact in Africa ahead of Japan-led conference
Soaring wheat and oil prices have drastically impacted the supply of food and energy for the people and economies of Africa, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Apr 3, 2022
Japan looks to accelerate vaccine research and development with new government body
The government also aims to contribute to the international community by making the vaccines produced in Japan available abroad.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Winter Paralympics
Mar 4, 2022
Beijing Paralympics open under shadow of war in Ukraine
Athletes from the Russian Paralympic Committee and Belarus were excluded from the Games after tensions escalated in the Games' villages ahead of the opening ceremony.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Dec 31, 2021
RCEP's benefits come with challenge of keeping China in check
The outlook for the pact's impact on Japan's economy is particularly rosy, some analysis suggests.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Dec 27, 2021
Nuclear fusion in spotlight as world seeks clean energy future
With its potential to produce near-limitless energy without greenhouse gas, fusion is being discussed once again, but not without its detractors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Oct 29, 2021
As Japan looks to expand renewable energy, nuclear power's role remains unclear
The status of many nuclear plants in 2030 and thereafter is unclear considering the facilities' 40-year operating limit and other regulatory hurdles.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Sep 23, 2021
Researcher sees lesson for today in tragedy of settlers in Manchuria
Documentary-maker Takanori Tezuka says the era's blind faith in authority is a trait still seen in Japanese society today.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 21, 2021
Tokyo Paralympic success all depends on COVID-19 control, says IPC head
As was the case with the Olympics, the Paralympics will be staged with Tokyo under a COVID-19 state of emergency, with people being asked to stay home.
Japan Times
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 20, 2021
Refugee Paralympic athletes aim to inspire displaced and disabled people
The team is comprised of one woman and five men with roots in Afghanistan, Burundi, Iran and Syria.

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