Tag - information-technology



Japan Times
Jul 12, 2022
Japanese tech titans looking for Indian solution to talent crunch
Mercari's entry into India comes after many other Japanese companies opened IT operations there during the pandemic.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2020
Japan's post-pandemic information technology challenges
A 'shock therapy' policy that identifies clear targets and timelines, and implements reforms in one go, is needed to push forward Japan's digital transformation.
Japan Times
Jan 4, 2020
Japan and India boost cooperation on digital infrastructure for new technology era
Eyeing a new digital society where a variety of data will be better utilized for people's lives and industrial activities, Japan and India have stepped up cooperation in the area of digital infrastructure.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2019
NTT offers researchers $1 million salaries in bid to lure top talent in cryptography, quantum computing
Telecom giant NTT Group is offering record pay to hire top scientists as it looks to match some of the basic research prowess of global powerhouses including Alphabet Inc. and Apple Inc.
Japan Times
Sep 13, 2019
Website of Japan's new 78-year-old IT minister offline for months, raising questions over his tech acumen
The official website of new Japanese information technology minister Naokazu Takemoto has been unviewable for the past few months, raising concerns among social media users over his ability to handle the portfolio, it was learned Friday.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2019
NTT becomes MLB's first Japanese information technology partner
Major League Baseball and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. announced a three-year partnership on Wednesday, making NTT the first Japanese information technology company to become an official MLB partner in the United States.
Japan Times
Oct 16, 2018
Firms offer a glimpse of future business models at CEATEC, Japan's biggest electronics trade show
Japan's biggest electronics trade show kicked off Tuesday, offering a future peek at how the latest technologies can be integrated into everyday living.
Japan Times
Apr 20, 2018
Professionals from Japan and India brainstorm on future IT ties at Tokyo tech event
As the domestic market faces a shortage of information technology engineers, Japan has turned its eyes on India's abundance of IT talent to prepare for the anticipated "internet of things" society.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2017
Around 10 percent of Japanese smartphone users OK sharing intimate photos with partners: survey
A government-backed information technology security agency found many in their 20s who use smartphones or other smart devices don't mind using social media to share intimate photos with romantic partners.
Nov 2, 2017
Japanese companies look to partner with Indian firms at tech giant's largest IT event
Japanese firms are looking to partner with Indian information technology companies to invest in local startups, according to a delegation from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry attending India's largest IT industry event.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2017
New entrants flock to Tokyo's cutting-edge technology trade show
A robot, remote controlled by motion capture, moves in perfect sync with a person in the distance. A device passes an infrared scan over some food and supplies complete nutritional information about the fare. These are among the array of cutting-edge technologies on display as Japan's largest electronics...
Aug 29, 2017
Communications ministry to build decoy networks in bid to lure cyberattackers
The communications ministry plans to employ decoy networks to lure cyberattacks in order to garner information and observe patterns that will help prevent future damage from malicious viruses and other forms of attack, sources said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 4, 2017
Fujitsu to boost IT service manpower in Philippines, India
Fujitsu Ltd. is poised to boost its manpower in the Philippines and India to enhance information technology services abroad, aiming to meet demand from the United States and Europe while reducing costs.
May 2, 2017
The technology policy debate
With governments and citizens already struggling with the consequences of recent innovations — from job displacement to security risks — technology policy is likely to take center stage in the coming decade.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Oct 13, 2016
Toyota Suzuki driven toward alliance amid fear that innovators will overtake them
Toyota Motor Corp. sees the technological revolution shaking up the auto industry as a serious enough threat to its survival that the world's most valuable carmaker will consider partnering with one of its fiercest Japanese rivals.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 9, 2015
Japan manufacturers lagging in use of IT, report says
Japan's manufacturing sector is lagging behind other countries in utilizing information technology, according to an annual government report that called for improvements.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2015
E-textbooks to open digital can of worms
As the world goes digital, many schools are trying to introduce digital materials into the classroom to encourage studying and meet the needs of students' increasingly diverse needs.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 12, 2015
Hitachi IT unit to limit acquisitions this year to small firms
Hitachi Ltd.'s information-technology services division will spend this year absorbing several recent data-management acquisitions and will limit further purchases to small outfits, according to an executive with the company.
Japan Times
Sep 18, 2014
Comfy life amid stagnation
While information and communications technologies have increased the conveniences and comforts of life in Japan to an unprecedented level, the nation's economy remains stagnant, partly because of the saturation of the auto market.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Feb 20, 2014
Cracking the code of computer education
Last week, my inbox began to fill up with angry emails. Had I seen the dreadful/unbelievable/disgraceful/hilarious (delete as appropriate) "Newsnight" interview with Lottie Dexter? I hadn't, and as I'd never heard of Ms. Dexter, I wasn't unduly bothered. After all, life is too short to watch every edition...


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan