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The Japanese government will provide around ¥45 billion for a cutting-edge semiconductor project promoted by NTT and others.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2024
Japan sets aside ¥45 billion for NTT-Intel-SK Hynix joint chip project
The project aims to develop optical semiconductors that allow high-speed data processing with lower power consumption.
Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, was one of the worst-hit areas in the Jan. 1 earthquake.
Jan 19, 2024
Still no full recovery prospects for mobile networks hit by Noto earthquake
NTT West expressed eagerness to restore services in two to three months in places where damage is light, but it didn't present clear plans for severely hit areas.
KDDI President Makoto Takahashi (left), SoftBank President Junichi Miyakawa (center) and Rakuten Mobile's Hiroshi Mikitani speak during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 5, 2023
Prospect of NTT Law abolishment unclear amid fierce opposition
The idea was first proposed by a ruling Liberal Democratic Party panel to make the communications giant internationally competitive.
NTT plans to roll out a business-use generative artificial intelligence platform in March, aiming to catch up with foreign rivals in the rising market.
Nov 23, 2023
NTT to launch generative AI platform for corporate customers
The new AI model, called tsuzumi, can read documents containing charts and diagrams.
People use smartphones on the street in Tokyo in January 2019.
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Nov 20, 2023
The NTT Law — a guard against monopoly, or barrier to innovation?
Some say the law regulating the telecom giant stops it from competing against the likes of Google, but others say it contains vital market protections.
NTT plans to test driverless vehicle technology with Toyota and invest in a U.S. startup.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2023
NTT to test driverless tech with Toyota and invest in U.S. startup
NTT aims to start tests with autonomous buses and taxis as early as 2025 and invest about ¥10 billion ($66.91 million) in U.S. startup May Mobility.
Major supermarket chain Daiei opened a checkout-free, walk-through store in the CeeU Yokohama mall on Friday.
Oct 27, 2023
At new Japan supermarket outlet, high tech runs the store
The system replaces cash registers with a network of cameras, weight sensors and a smartphone app.
About 9 million sets of customer information have been leaked from an NTT West subsidiary.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 18, 2023
NTT unit says around 9 million sets of customer information leaked
The former worker illegally downloaded customer information between around July 2013 and January this year.
NTT Docomo President Motoyuki Ii (left) and Monex Group Chairman Oki Matsumoto hold a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
NTT Docomo to make online brokerage Monex a subsidiary
With the move, the firm aims to strengthen its revenue base by entering in the field of asset formation services.
Akira Amari, a former Liberal Democratic Party secretary-general, addresses a meeting held Tuesday at the party's headquarters to start discussions on whether to allow the government to sell all of the Nippon Telegraph & Telephone stake it owns.
Aug 23, 2023
LDP weighs scrapping NTT law to sell off telecom giant shares
The LDP will discuss whether proceeds from a sale of the government's stake should be used to fund planned increases in defense spending.
The government may sell stakes in some major firms, including NTT, to fund its growing defense spending.
Aug 3, 2023
Raising the stakes: Japan may sell shares to fund defense spending
Selling government stakes in some of Japan's biggest firms won't be straightforward, given the need for consensus and changes to laws.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
Rakuten is hanging on. It should consider hanging up
Rakuten is selling whatever it can to plug a hole in its finances caused by a misadventure into mobile.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2023
Japan looks to bridge digital divide between young and old
With some 20 million older citizens estimated to be unfamiliar with how to operate smartphones and other digital devices, classes are being offered in collaboration with cellphone companies.
Japan Times
Apr 3, 2023
Network service disruption hits NTT phone and internet services
NTT Docomo and SoftBank, which both use NTT"s optical line services, also experienced connection issues following the disruptions at NTT.
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2023
NTT to start offering services under next-gen network initiative
The major telecommunications company plans to start offering the services from March 16 for a monthly fee of ¥1.98 million.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2023
Two Japan firms to join hands with Britain in new network technology
NTT Docomo and Rakuten Mobile are expected to join with British entities to promote development of the Open RAN communications network to counter China.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2023
Can you feel that? Japan researchers develop haptic information sharing technology
The “Feel Tech"" technology has vast array of applications, and the developers hope it will help expand the scope of human communication.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2023
NTT East to trial farming of edible crickets using AI and other tech
The project will utilize technologies such as sensors that will optimize temperature and humidity to provide suitable conditions for the crickets to grow.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Nov 17, 2022
New Japanese chipmaker Rapidus joins development and investment race
The government sees domestic chip production as critical to its economic security, as dependence on major supplier Taiwan poses geopolitical risks.
Japan Times
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.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves