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Fujitsu has held more than £3.4 billion ($4.3 billion) of active contracts with parts of the British state while £1.4 billion of those were awarded after a 2019 court ruling which associated the firm with the wrongful prosecution of hundreds of local branch post office managers for theft and fraud.
BUSINESS
Feb 11, 2024
Fujitsu got £3.4 billion in U.K. contracts despite Post Office row
A committee said £1.4 billion of those contracts were awarded after a 2019 court ruling connected Fujitsu with hundreds of wrongful prosecutions.
Fujitsu apologized for its role in the wrongful conviction of more than 900 subpostmasters in the U.K. who used its accounting software.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 1, 2024
Fujitsu promises better quality control after U.K. scandal
The Tokyo-based technology company is the subject of an inquiry into a glitch in its Horizon accounting software used by the U.K. Post Office.
Paul Patterson, Fujitsu's European head, leaves after giving evidence to the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry in central London on Friday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 20, 2024
Fujitsu says Post Office knew about Horizon bugs from the start
Errors from the firm's software led to the wrongful conviction of hundreds of people for theft and false accounting.
A video still shows current Fujitsu Services Director Paul Patterson giving evidence to a hearing of the Business and Trade Select Committee in the House of Commons, in London on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Fujitsu says it will pay compensation in U.K. Post Office scandal
The firm said it has a "moral responsibility” to contribute to redress for sub-postmasters who suffered as a result of its faulty software.
The Horizon IT system, built by a U.K. company Fujitsu acquired in the 1990s, resulted in hundreds of post office managers in the U.K. being wrongly convicted for theft and false accounting between 1999 and 2005.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 15, 2024
Fujitsu’s silence is making a tech scandal worse
Top-level executives at Fujitsu have so far stayed mum about the firm's involvement in the U.K. Post Office scandal, letting public outrage shape the narrative, unimpeded.
A Post Office sign at a branch in a local convenience store near Ascot, England, on Friday. The Post Office scandal, where some 980 U.K. Post Office workers were wrongfully convicted of theft and false accounting, was triggered by faults in a Fujitsu computer system called Horizon that was used by U.K. Post Offices and inaccurately reported shortfalls in their accounts, resulting in private prosecutions of innocent branch managers for theft.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jan 13, 2024
It took a TV show to bring justice in U.K.’s Post Office scandal
After a two-decade struggle, it was a TV drama that finally prompted the government to promise a swift end to the saga in favor of the victims.
Between 1999 and 2015, more than 700 people, including post office managers, were falsely charged with fraud or embezzlement following the discovery of discrepancies between cash balances at counters and accounting records at post offices that introduced Fujitsu's Horizon accounting system.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 12, 2024
Co-CEO of Fujitsu Europe to testify over U.K. Post Office scandal
He will be questioned on what more can be done to deliver "full, fair and fast compensation" for post office managers falsely charged due to the tech firm's faulty software.
British lawmakers are calling for billions of dollars of government contracts with Fujitsu to be reexamined amid public outrage over the scandal, ignited by a hit TV drama aired last week.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2024
Japan tech firm Fujitsu in firing line over U.K. Post Office scandal
Its faulty software had resulted in hundreds of local post office managers being wrongly convicted for theft and false accounting between 1999 and 2005.
Frontiers players pose with their trophies after winning the Rice Bowl at Tokyo Dome on Wednesday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Jan 3, 2024
Frontiers roll over Impulse once again for third straight Rice Bowl
As with other recent title showdowns, Panasonic had opportunities throughout the game, but near-misses and questionable decisions saw them come up short.
Takahito Tokita, chief executive officer at Fujitsu, speaks during an interview at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 22, 2023
Fujitsu speeds aircon deal as it aims for ¥700 billion boost from AI
The urgency to close the deal rises amid growing geopolitical and economic uncertainty.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2023
Fujitsu halts residence certificate system as issues over My Number cards mount
The glitch adds to growing public concerns over My Number identification cards after a spate of reports detailing leaks of private information in recent months.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 9, 2023
Japanese smartphones struggling for survival
Compared to their powerful overseas rivals, Japanese companies, which mainly target domestic customers, are small in production scale and weak in cost competitiveness.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 11, 2023
Fujitsu to divest entire ¥140 billion stake in air-conditioning unit
The firm, which in its heyday made everything from supercomputers to chips, has hived off much of its consumer product lineup to focus on communications and information technology systems.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2022
Japanese offices welcoming dogs in bid to encourage owner well-being
Fujitsu is trialing a new dog-friendly office until the end of the year at its building in Kawasaki as a way to improve employee well-being and productivity.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 24, 2022
Rui Machida says rookie WNBA season will help grow her game
The 29-year-old played in all 36 regular-season games during her WNBA debut, averaging 1.8 points and 2.6 assists in almost 13 minutes per game, as the Mystics reached the playoffs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / New Normal 2.0
Jun 28, 2022
Japan firms that embraced remote work rediscover value of the office
Despite recognizing the advantages of work from home, some are finding the benefits of in-person communication and collaboration hard to ignore.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 15, 2022
Bridgestone to halt operations in Russia amid Ukraine crisis
The major Japanese tire-maker said it will suspend production at its passenger car tire plant in Ulyanovsk in western Russia from Friday and freeze all new capital investment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 20, 2021
More companies pull out of Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony
Senior officials from Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp., Fujitsu Ltd. and NEC Corp. will skip the event, spokespeople said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2021
For some of Japan's lonely workers, COVID-19 brings a homecoming
Workers assigned to far-flung locations are seeing their employers bringing them back to their homes and families.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
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Seagulls deny Frontiers on final play of X Bowl to return to X League summit
The Obic Seagulls made their long-awaited return to the X League summit Tuesday night, knocking off the leagueu2019s current dynasty.

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