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Firefighters tackle a forest fire ravaging the Bolivian Amazon, in San Buenaventura, Bolivia, in November 2023.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Mar 18, 2024
Reading the ruins of Amazon fires, scientists see crisis ahead
Fanned by drought, high winds and human felling, the forest is suffering unprecedented early-year fires.
A man claimed Amazon promised "unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming” of entertainment through Prime Video. He alleges the company reneged on the deal and is suing.
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 23, 2024
Amazon shouldn't be swindling users
The tech giant is being sued for charging subscribers more than advertised: Not what you'd expect from a self-professed customer-obsessed company.
Indigenous people fish in the Pira Parana River in Vaupes province, Colombia.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Dec 6, 2023
Carbon credit project 'destroys everything,' says Amazon community
Some two-thirds of Indigenous territory in the rainforest falls under carbon credit projects today, research in Colombia shows.
People in New York watch drones creating a 3D display outside the United Nations Headquarters calling attention to the Amazon rainforest and climate change.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Nov 29, 2023
Amazon rainforest destruction slows sharply year to date, report says
Destruction across the Amazon rainforest so far this year has slowed dramatically, down 55.8% from the same period a year ago.
Major supermarket chain Daiei opened a checkout-free, walk-through store in the CeeU Yokohama mall on Friday.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 27, 2023
At new Japan supermarket outlet, high tech runs the store
The system replaces cash registers with a network of cameras, weight sensors and a smartphone app.
The Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. headquarters in New Taipei City, Taiwan
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 23, 2023
Beijing probes Foxconn amid spate of arrests at foreign firms
China often does not explain publicly the actions taken by its regulators, leaving companies guessing at the ultimate goals of the government.
Google, Amazon and Cloudflare have reportedly endured the internet's largest-known denial of service attack.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 12, 2023
Internet companies report biggest denial of service operation
Internet protection company Cloudflare said the attack was "three times larger than any previous attack we've observed."
Soy farming has seldom been synonymous with sustainability, but more farmers in Brazil are working to regenerate depleted land instead of expanding the agricultural frontier.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Oct 5, 2023
Can Brazil's farmers grow more soy without deforestation?
Deforestation is fueling climate change impacts including harsher heat, drought and floods.
Robots carry items around Amazon Japan's logistics base in Chiba.
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 17, 2023
Logistics robots coming into wider use in Japan
Companies are looking to logistics robots in response to the popularity of e-commerce, as well as present and potential labor shortages.
The summit of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization, in Belem, Brazil, on Tuesday.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability / ANALYSIS
Aug 11, 2023
Despite 'weak' accord, Amazon summit calls for rich to pay up
The final joint statement demanded that developed countries make good on a promise to deliver $100 billion annually in climate financing.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (left) and his minister of indigenous peoples, Sonia Guajajara, chat during the Amazon Summit IV Meeting of Presidents of States Parties to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty in Belem, Para State, Brazil, on Tuesday.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Aug 9, 2023
Brazil's Lula fosters regional unity in battle to save the Amazon
The Amazon Summit is taking place in Belem, the rainforest city slated to host the United Nations’ COP30 climate meetings in 2025.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 10, 2023
Children lost for 40 days in Colombian Amazon found alive
Originally from the Huitoto Indigenous group, the children — aged 13, 9, 4 and 1 — had been wandering alone in the jungle since May 1, when their Cessna 206 crashed.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
May 12, 2023
The 'Black Ships' of anime: Streaming giants are in a battle for supremacy
Services like Netflix are coming into the anime-merchandising complex and shaking things up by focusing on productions that cater to niche fans.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / FOCUS
Apr 4, 2023
Competition among video-streaming services heating up in Japan
Aided by demand among people spending more time at home amid the spread of the coronavirus, the video-streaming market in Japan has grown over the past few years.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 11, 2023
Uprooted: Amazonian Siekopai people battle for return to ancestral land
Displaced by decades of war, the Siekopai Indigenous peoples eke out a living doing odd jobs as they fight to return to their home in the Amazon rainforest.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 27, 2023
The Amazon is deteriorating too fast for species and the climate to adapt
The region that is key to the world’s climate system 'is now perched to transition rapidly from a largely forested to a nonforested landscape,” write the authors of a new paper.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / 2022 in Review
Dec 24, 2022
Everything old became new again on streaming platforms in 2022
This year, programming typically associated with traditional broadcasting — variety shows, dramas and anime — flourished on streaming platforms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 16, 2022
Peloton, Calm and LinkedIn add to growing list of tech layoffs
According to Layoffs.fyi, a website tracking job cuts at startups and recently public companies, more than 37,000 positions were eliminated at 467 firms globally in the second quarter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 26, 2022
Grub's deal with Amazon shows food delivery sector bracing for cost-of-living crunch
The loss-making food delivery industry was one of the big beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that effect has waned as consumers have started to cut back.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 14, 2022
Amazon builds property empire, quietly buying land across the U.S.
Amazon plans to use much of the real estate for a new generation of towering fulfillment centers that can store a wide variety of products close to customers in populous areas.

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Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores