Dina Bass
For Dina Bass's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Executives were scrambling for seats for dinner with Xi or to be put on a waiting list, according to people familiar with the situation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2023
Elon Musk among cadre of CEOs hoping to woo China’s Xi
CEO summit on the sidelines of APEC will coincide with the most challenging trade climate in a generation.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2023
ChatGPT creator OpenAI debuts new GPT-4 AI system
The startup said the new version of the technology, which will be available to paid ChatGPT Plus subscribers, is more accurate, creative and collaborative.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2023
Artificial intelligence is booming — so is its carbon footprint
The AI sector is growing so fast, and has such limited transparency, that no one knows exactly how much total electricity use and carbon emissions can be attributed to it.
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2022
Microsoft’s Call of Duty offer to Sony includes subscription service
Microsoft has publicly stated that it offered Sony a 10-year deal to make Call of Duty available on the Japanese companyu2019s PlayStation console.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2022
Microsoft lays out new app store rules as it seeks approval of its Activision deal
Microsoft said it wouldnu2019t require developers to use its payment system for in-app purchases, although that stipulation and a few others wonu2019t initially apply to the Xbox store.
Japan Times
May 4, 2021
Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce with $146 billion at stake
The announcement has the power to ripple through the tech industry and a vast portfolio of business, and into the realms of global health, climate change policy and social issues.
Japan Times
Mar 27, 2021
Enduring casualty of pandemic in the U.S.: Care for the dying with a human touch
COVID-19 has disrupted almost every aspect of comforting the terminally ill at the end.
Japan Times
Aug 4, 2020
Microsoft’s long history in China complicates potential TikTok deal
Hawks in the Trump administration oppose any purchase of the social-media service by the tech giant, citing its contributions to "the Great Firewall of China."


Tokyo Healthcare University professor Takayuki Mifune explains how he is trying to re-create bonito broth from 1,300 years ago.
The quest to re-create what the Japanese ate 1,300 years ago