Yoshiyasu Shida

For Yoshiyasu Shida's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Yahoo Japan defies calls to halt ivory sales as poaching soars

Jan 20, 2017

Yahoo Japan defies calls to halt ivory sales as poaching soars

Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of African elephants. Yahoo Japan doesn't accept that ivory sold on its platform ...

FTC puts Apple, Japanese carriers in antitrust cross hairs

Sep 23, 2016

FTC puts Apple, Japanese carriers in antitrust cross hairs

Regulators are considering taking action against Apple Inc. over possible antitrust violations that may have helped it dominate Japan's smartphone sales, government sources said, a move that could damage the company's profit margins in one of its most profitable markets. In a report published last ...