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Sam Altman participates in an event at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders week in San Francisco on Nov. 16.
Nov 20, 2023
OpenAI appoints ex-Twitch boss as CEO, while Altman joins Microsoft
The decision not to reinstate Altman as CEO has confounded efforts by investors and employees of the firm to steady the ship by bringing him back.
Sam Altman, then the chief executive of OpenAI, in Redmond, Washington, in February
Nov 19, 2023
The perpetual rise of Sam Altman takes an unexpected turn
The former OpenAI CEO was the face of an AI-fueled future. He was the most Silicon Valley person alive. Then, on Friday, he was fired.
Sam Altman, then CEO of OpenAI, at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco in March
Nov 19, 2023
OpenAI board pressed by some investors to reinstate Sam Altman
Altman is open to returning. In one scenario under consideration, members of the current OpenAI board would step down as soon as this weekend.
Sam Altman, CEO of ChatGPT maker OpenAI, arrives for a bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Insight Forum for all U.S. senators hosted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the U.S. Capitol in Washington in September.
Nov 18, 2023
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman's ouster followed debate with board
The CEO's firing came after disagreements with his board — in particular Ilya Sutskever, an OpenAI co-founder and the company’s chief scientist.
Sam Altman, the then-chief executive officer of OpenAI, speaks at Keio University in Tokyo in June.
Nov 18, 2023
In shock move, ChatGPT maker OpenAI ousts CEO Sam Altman
The shock firing followed a review the company's board, which concluded that "he was not consistently candid in his communications."
Executives were scrambling for seats for dinner with Xi or to be put on a waiting list, according to people familiar with the situation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2023
Elon Musk among cadre of CEOs hoping to woo China’s Xi
CEO summit on the sidelines of APEC will coincide with the most challenging trade climate in a generation.
Zoom controlled only about 7% of the market for communication and collaboration software as of the first quarter of the year, while Microsoft topped 42%, according to industry analyst IDC.
Oct 4, 2023
Zoom expands tools and features in bid to compete with Microsoft
The company is adding word processing to its suite of tools and experimenting with novel features for meetings as it faces steep competition from Teams.
Nintendo Tokyo at the Shibuya Parco department store complex, the first such official Nintendo store in Japan
Sep 27, 2023
Microsoft buying Nintendo would have been a disaster
Imagine the clash of cultures. Nintendo executives famously cut their own salaries rather than lay off workers during the failure of the Wii U.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to the media Wednesday after a closed-door Senate meeting on how artificial intelligence should be regulated.
Sep 14, 2023
Tech leaders discuss AI policy in closed-door senate meeting
The meeting included a prestigious, and possibly combustible, mix of personalities with diverging views on how to write the rules for AI.
Artificial intelligence is likely to help Big Tech companies cement their industry dominance as they are the ones with the resources to develop and maintain the most powerful AI models.
Aug 23, 2023
Unlocking AI’s potential for everyone
The tech industry’s dominant players are now deploying artificial-intelligence models to reinforce their positions in the market.
The European Union has named 19 platforms that face stricter rules on policing online content and transparency.
Aug 23, 2023
Big tech to face full force of new EU law
The landmark law is part of the EU's legal arsenal deployed to bring tech companies to heel and enforce order.
Masae Yamanaka joins colleagues from Panasonic Connect to take part in the Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade in April.
Aug 3, 2023
How one woman's career in sales flourished across four companies
As she rose through sales in various companies, Masae Yamanaka stuck to her mother’s teachings: keep working, commit to actions.
The company formerly known as Twitter could face myriad legal issues defending its X brand in the future.
Jul 25, 2023
The problem with X? Meta, Microsoft, hundreds more own trademarks to new Twitter name
Billionaire Elon Musk renamed the social media platform as X on Monday, unveiling a new logo: a stylized black-and-white version of the letter.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 13, 2023
Chinese hackers breached U.S. government email accounts: Microsoft
Microsoft said Storm-0558 gained access to email accounts at approximately 25 organizations including government agencies.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2023
Sega COO quashes talk of Microsoft deal in favor of independence
Microsoft has been keen to strengthen ties with Japanese video game publishers to upgrade its U.S.-centric catalog.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 27, 2023
Mizuho rolls out generative AI to all 45,000 bank staff in Japan
Already, managers and rank-and-file employees are submitting dozens of pitches for ways to harness the technology even before the software is installed.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2023
ChatGPT creator OpenAI debuts new GPT-4 AI system
The startup said the new version of the technology, which will be available to paid ChatGPT Plus subscribers, is more accurate, creative and collaborative.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2023
10 ways GPT-4 is impressive but still flawed
Although it’s an awfully good test taker, the system — from San Francisco startup OpenAI — is not on the verge of matching human intelligence.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2023
Satellites could beam poorest nations out of digital desert
Tech giants including Microsoft have pledged to help poor regions hobbled by bad internet services to 'leapfrog' into an era of online connectivity, with satellites set to play a key role.
Japan Times
Mar 2, 2023
Tech rivals chase ChatGPT as AI race ramps up
Google has said that AI-powered features will soon be rolled out in its world dominating search engine, though it has remained vague on exactly how and when.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan