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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son speaks at the SoftBank World 2023 corporate conference in Tokyo on Oct. 4.
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 31, 2023
Will generative AI speed up Japan's digital transformation?
An initially cautious attitude has given way to wider acceptance in the public and private sectors, providing a boost to digitalization efforts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 7, 2023
NEC develops Japanese-language generative AI
NEC"s generative AI features lower server load and power consumption and can be tailored according to customers" usage environments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 15, 2023
Rapidus considering building chip factory in Hokkaido, report says
A spokesperson of the chip venture confirmed that the governor of Hokkaido will visit its headquarters in Tokyo on Thursday to discuss the potential plan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Longform
Feb 6, 2023
Japan’s staff cafeterias becoming more than just places to eat amid office return
Companies are re-imagining the canteen as a space where employees can work, eat healthier food and deepen in-house communication.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 11, 2022
Leading firms join Japan's 'last chance' push to reinvigorate domestic chip sector
Eight major companies have jointly invested to launch a new firm that is expected to play a key role in boosting the chip sector.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 11, 2022
Toyota, Sony and other major firms join forces to manufacture chips in Japan
The move coincides with a worldwide chip shortage that has affected industries ranging from automaking to appliance production.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 23, 2022
NEC to combat COVID-19 with special coating service for PCs
In an evaluation test conducted by a third-party organization, the viral amount was reduced by more than 99.9% a day after the liquid was applied to devices, the company said.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 2, 2022
Japan Rugby League One player Blake Ferguson arrested on drug charges
Blake Ferguson, a former Australian rugby league international who recently switched codes, has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of drug offenses, according to his club, NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 6, 2021
NEC plans overseas acquisitions in drive for 70% profit growth
The focus of acquisitions will be the United States and Europe, while expansion in Asia can come from organic growth, Chief Executive Officer Takayuki Morita has said.
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
Jun 11, 2021
Minister admits coercing Olympics app developers into cutting costs
Takuya Hirai was reported to have told senior officials overseeing the project that they "would be better off threatening" the joint venture developing the app to achieve cost reductions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 7, 2021
Masks no obstacle for new facial recognition system from Japan's NEC
The firm had been working on a system to meet the needs of allergy sufferers who wear masks when the COVID-19 pandemic prompted it to accelerate development.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 21, 2020
Japanese firms explore quantum cryptography to make stock trading secure
Toshiba Corp., NEC Corp. and Nomura Holdings Inc., among others, expect to put the technology into use in stock trading within several years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Dec 11, 2020
U.S. crackdown on Huawei hands Japan a 5G lifeline
With U.S. partners seeking out suppliers from friendlier nations, vendors in the close U.S. ally suddenly seem a lot more attractive to carriers around the world upgrading their networks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 26, 2020
Japan's NEC to support development of 5G networks in the U.K.
The move came after London said it will bar the use of Huawei equipment from its high-speed network infrastructure due to security concerns.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2020
NEC to acquire Swiss fintech firm Avaloq for $2.24 billion
NEC Corp. said Monday it will acquire Swiss financial software vendor Avaloq Group AG for 2.05 billion Swiss francs (¥236 billion) by April to strengthen its global financial services reach.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 28, 2020
NEC and JTB tie up to offer empty hotel rooms to teleworkers
With workers being encouraged to avoid commuting and gathering together, it's hoped accommodation can be repurposed into makeshift offices and workspaces.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 29, 2020
Japan to aid firms working on next-gen 5G in bid to catch up with China
The 5G technology will enable the transmission of large amounts of data at extremely high speeds.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 25, 2020
NTT to acquire ¥64 billion stake in NEC to collaborate on 5G
The two firms hope to catch up to global rivals Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei 5G in developing mobile networks and base stations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 12, 2020
NEC's global battery arm to wind down operations, citing COVID-19
According to the Japanese parent company, plans to sell the business were thwarted by the pandemic.

Longform

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