Marissa Newman
For Marissa Newman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A big selling point for Starlink is its ease of setting up and use.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 26, 2024
Elon Musk’s Starlink terminals are falling into the wrong hands
A thriving black market results in kits being smuggled into territories where the service has no agreement to operate and their use by repressive regimes.
A Palestinian child stands in the remains of a building following an Israeli airstrike in a residential neighborhood of Deir al-Balah, in the Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 11, 2024
Israel-Hamas cease-fire agreement elusive as Ramadan arrives
The U.S. had been hoping for a breakthrough in the negotiations before Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which began after sundown Sunday.
A Starlink satellite internet system is set up near the frontline town of Bakhmut, Ukraine, in March 2023.
Feb 15, 2024
Musk’s Starlink wins license for Israel and parts of Gaza
The service will be available to some authorities in Israel and a field hospital run by the UAE in southern Gaza.
Elon Musk and Benjamin Netanyahu visit Kibbutz Kfar Aza in Israel on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 28, 2023
Amid antisemitism uproar, Elon Musk pitches Starlink in Israel
Musk's satellite internet provider is at the heart of the billionnaire's political clout.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2023
Israel's new military AI systems select targets and plan missions 'in minutes'
Statements suggest the IDF has gained battlefield experience with the systems through flare-ups in the Gaza Strip, where Israel frequently carries out airstrikes.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2023
The future of AI relies on a high school teacher’s free database
Working with volunteers, Christoph Schuhmann was both inspired and concerned that AI platforms could encourage big tech to make more data proprietary.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2023
ChatGPT could expose corporate secrets, cyber firm warns
There are concerns that confidential information fed into chatbots now could be used by AI companies in the future.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on