Tag - economic-security

 
 

ECONOMIC SECURITY

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 6, 2023
Panasonic resists decoupling trend to boost China investment
Since the pandemic broke out in 2020, Tokyo has encouraged companies to reduce their dependence on production and supply chains in China.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 2, 2023
‘OK, Mexico, save me’: After China, this is where globalization may lead
As American companies seek to limit their exposure to the pitfalls of making goods in China, some are moving production to Mexico.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2022
Japan and U.K. to promote new communications network amid China concern
The two countries aim to avoid a situation in which Huawei Technologies and other Chinese players control the flow of information.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 11, 2022
U.S. asks Japan to help curb China's bid to develop high-end chips
The request made to Japan is believed to be the first ministerial one from the United States on the issue.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Sep 10, 2022
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework's fate could hinge on U.S. midterm elections
Depending on election results, President Joe Biden could shift his focus to trade and make the fledgling IPEF initiative into a more substantial deal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 10, 2022
Indo-Pacific nations agree to enter negotiations over U.S.-led economic framework
IPEF members were able to share their understanding of the importance of supply chain resilience after disruptions caused by the pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine, the ministers said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 21, 2022
U.S.-Japan economic 'two-plus-two' ministerial talks set for July 29
The launch of the framework was agreed upon by U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida when they held a virtual meeting in January.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 20, 2022
Japan to focus on tech from 20 fields as part of economic security drive
The sectors include artificial intelligence, hypersonic transport, semiconductors, space, public health and cybersecurity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jun 13, 2022
Amid geopolitical tensions, Japan firms put focus on economic security
Mitsubishi Electric, NEC and Hitachi are just some of the companies that have set up divisions to internally coordinate on supply chain resilience and the assessment of geopolitical risks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 11, 2022
Japan passes economic security bill to guard sensitive technology
The legislation, which is primarily aimed at warding off risks from China, will be implemented over two years once it is enacted.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 7, 2022
Japan set to enact economic security law amid worries over Russia and China
The bill calls for strengthening supply chains to stably procure semiconductors and other vital products and stipulates steps for preventing the leakage of sensitive information.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 25, 2022
Cabinet approves bill to beef up Japan's economic security
Improving economic security is one of the primary policy agendas proposed by Kishida amid the pandemic and the growing rivalry between the United States and China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 14, 2022
New bill looks to beef up Japan's economic security, but firms are wary
The planned legislation would cover a range of sectors, with penalties for those that don't comply, but businesses worry that it could harm international competitiveness.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 2, 2022
A normal supply chain? It’s ‘unlikely’ in 2022.
For those who keep tabs on the global supply chain, the very concept of a return to normalcy has given way to a begrudging acceptance that a new normal may be unfolding.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 28, 2021
Chinese man wanted by Tokyo police for alleged military-linked fraud
The man is suspected of using a fictitious Japanese company to illegally purchase Japanese security software on the orders of the Chinese military.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Nov 9, 2021
TSMC's Japan plant was seen as a win, but its future is more complicated
With the chip plant's profitability in question, its contribution to the nation's economic security and technological progression will likely determine its worth.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2021
LDP seeks body to protect Japan firms amid U.S.-China rivalry
The aim would be to prevent Japanese businesses operating abroad from being affected by sanctions and export controls that the two nations impose on each other.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 26, 2020
U.S. flirtation with 'technonationalism' means trouble for the world
Taking this policy to its logical conclusion, Washington should deny cutting edge technology to any country — even its allies — to preserve its pre-eminence.
Reader Mail
Jan 23, 2011
Lavatory facilities are almost there
Regarding Kaori Shoji's Jan. 19 Bilingual page article, "Paying respect to the Japanese toilet god": While Japanese lavatories are very clean, I sometimes miss soap and water or otherwise with which to wash my hands. May I recommend including soap as a necessary adjunct? Public lavatories at highway...

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