May 16, 2018

Line, Marui and KDDI look for slice of the securities industry

Companies in telecommunications, retail and other sectors are entering the securities industry in Japan, aiming to provide young people with financial services that can be conveniently used with credit cards or smartphones. Earlier this year, mobile phone carrier KDDI Corp., messaging app provider Line Corp. ...

/ Nov 23, 2017

KDDI to buy English school operator Aeon Corp. in January

Mobile carrier KDDI Corp. will wholly acquire Aeon Corp., the nation's second-largest English conversation school operator, in January in a step to expand its business into the education field. KDDI said Wednesday it will acquire all shares in Aeon held by its founding family members ...

Google linked to internet disruptions in Japan

Aug 26, 2017

Google linked to internet disruptions in Japan

A widespread internet disruption hit Japan on Friday, blocking access to banking and train reservation services as well as gaming sites. The disruption was limited to the networks of NTT Communications Corp. and KDDI Corp. NTT Communications, which runs the OCN internet service, said the problem ...

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

Feb 25, 2017

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

by Sachiko Tamashige

Naoto Fukasawa is probably best known internationally for his designs for Muji, in particular for the wall-mounted CD player he created in 1999, which was featured in Gary Hustwit's popular 2009 documentary "Objectified." Now he remains a creative adviser for Muji, while still designing ...