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Nate Lanxon
For Nate Lanxon's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 9, 2021
Fastly failure: Why a slew of major websites went offline
The cascade of failures across the web turned a mere "service configurationu201d into a global outage that hit large companies and small users alike.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 5, 2020
Pandemic offers solution to tech industry’s big Brexit problem
The pandemic taught Britain’s technology executives that business can still happen even if everyone’s working from home. That lesson is providing a source of relief as the nation’s year-end departure from the European Union looms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 27, 2020
Huawei tests whether shoppers in China are ready for new phones, with range of 5G-only handsets
Huawei Technologies Co. is about to test demand for flagship smartphones in China, and the chief executive officer of its consumer business said he’s confident both markets and manufacturers are ready.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Dec 21, 2018
London's Gatwick Airport shutdown highlights the havoc drones can cause
The disruption of hundreds of flights at London's Gatwick Airport after it was buzzed by miniature drones shows just how easy it can be to disrupt advanced aviation networks with simple, inexpensive devices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 28, 2018
How Samsung's new Galaxy S9 compares to the iPhone X
When Microsoft revealed a replacement to Windows 8, it skipped the number 9 and went straight to Windows 10. Apple's iPhone 8 was followed by the iPhone X (pronounced "ten"). But Samsung refused to follow: The successor to its Galaxy S8 is the Galaxy S9 (and a larger S9 Plus), and it's coming out in March.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 22, 2016
Samsung launches new campaign against Apple with Galaxy S7, virtual reality gear
Samsung Electronics Co. showed off virtual reality hardware alongside its latest Galaxy S7 smartphones, in its latest attempt to breathe life into its premium line and wrest ascendancy back from Apple Inc.

Longform

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