Business / Tech Oct 15, 2018

Toyota and Line to offer voice-controlled AI navigation next summer

Toyota Motor Corp. and messaging app provider Line Corp. said Monday they will offer an artificial intelligence platform featuring voice commands for navigation services in Toyota cars in Japan by next summer. The services will use Line's Clova (Cloud Virtual Assistant) Auto system, a cloud-based ...

Line and Nomura mull joint securities investment JV

Business / Corporate Mar 29, 2018

Line and Nomura mull joint securities investment JV

Line Corp. and Nomura Holdings Inc. are considering providing joint securities services to clients who use Line. The two companies said Wednesday that they are planning to establish a joint venture by the end of May to offer mobile and online brokerage services and investment ...

The top business news stories of 2017

Business Dec 27, 2017

The top business news stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these economy and technology stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Morass of data scandals: Kobe Steel Ltd., Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and Toray Industries Inc. were all swept up in data falsification scandals, damaging Japan's reputation for high-quality production. In ...