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Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 29, 2022
World Cup provides a $35 billion betting boon for bookmakers
While overall wagers on this World Cup are expected to rise 65% over the previous edition's, the tournament is only expected to generate limited activity in the United States.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2022
Teaching from home and in need of resources? Online platform Twinkl makes a push for Japan.
Bolstered by a rise in pandemic-enforced home-schooling overseas, the online education platform Twinkl hopes Japan will emerge as a major market.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Nov 7, 2020
Japan's students struggle to embrace online learning amid COVID-19
Japan's university students have had a rough six months and the immediate future isn’t looking much brighter.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
May 3, 2020
Bubble gum becomes a prized commodity in Ninjala and PlatinumGames celebrates two birthdays
Ninjala is sure to deliver Splatoon fans a new mess of fun and the rest of the world gets a peek at the buzz behind Mana.
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2020
Japan’s art institutions struggle to cope with the COVID-19 crisis
Since the quarantine of the Diamond Princess, Japan has gone from being one of the world’s most at-risk countries to lucky outlier, to being again fearful of COVID-19 getting out of control.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2020
Classrooms become the latest COVID-19 casualty
Online learning u2014 a wonderful workaround during a contagion u2014 is an educational experiment in a world where teachers are no longer considered authority figures.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 14, 2019
Examining the humorous side of online shopping in Japan
An increasing number of people these days are choosing to shop online. This is especially the case in Japan, a country that has an estimated internet penetration rate of 93.3 percent and is currently the third largest e-commerce market in the world — and one of the fastest growing.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2019
Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury
As they enter the holiday shopping season, online marketplaces Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are fending off reports about products with high mercury levels being sold on their websites in more evidence that the convenience of online shopping can come with product safety risks.
Japan Times
Oct 22, 2019
Jeff Bezos' Amazon needs a leash, not a breakup
The New Yorker and the Atlantic have never been known for their business coverage, so when both magazines published long articles about Amazon.com Inc. in their current issues it signaled that something is in the air. That something is antitrust.
Japan Times
May 20, 2019
Time to treat Facebook like big tobacco
Government should scrutinize and publicize the harms of social media u2014 not use antitrust regulation to encourage even more platforms.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 9, 2019
Credit card data of up to 15,000 shoppers may have been stolen from Japan-based online stores
In the scam, personal information was stolen after customers typed in data necessary to make payments on fake settlement screens that they believed were genuine.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 30, 2019
With resellers, fans must take matters into their own hands
Few groups in Japan respond to a slight quite like Disney devotees. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the conglomerate's Tokyo Disneyland park, and to celebrate and rack up some more revenue, earlier this year it unveiled a line of limited-edition goods tied to the occasion.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2018
Iran's global disinformation
Website Nile Net Online promises Egyptians "true news" from its offices in the heart of Cairo's Tahrir Square, "to expand the scope of freedom of expression in the Arab world."
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 28, 2018
EBay CEO aims to turn Japan operations into a multibillion-dollar business
The chief executive of eBay Inc. said Tuesday the U.S. e-commerce giant aims to turn its Japan operations into a multibillion-dollar business by offering a range of foreign items at competitive prices.
Nov 2, 2018
New York Times scoffs at Trump's claim of 'failing,' adds 200,000 online subscribers in quarter
The New York Times Co, assailed by a U.S. president who brands it as "failing," signed up more than 200,000 paying online subscribers in the third quarter, helping it top Wall Street estimates for both profit and revenue.
WORLD / Society
Sep 14, 2018
Female journalists seen facing 'relentless' sexual harassment and abuse
Female journalists are facing a "relentless" barrage of attacks and harassment, with nearly a third considering leaving the profession as a result, media support organizations have warned.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 4, 2018
U.K. surge in online child sex abuse images stokes global slavery fears
A dramatic surge in the number of online child sex abuse images uncovered in Britain has stoked fears about the growing sexual exploitation and enslavement of children worldwide via technology, anti-slavery campaigners said on Monday.
Feb 28, 2018
EBay to buy Qoo10 Japan shopping platform, other assets from Giosis
EBay Inc. said on Tuesday it would buy Giosis Pte. Ltd.'s Japanese business, including the Qoo10 online shopping platform, to expand its presence in Asia's second-largest economy.
Jan 21, 2018
Controlling wireless devices
Research shows that technology u2014 and the cellphone in particular u2014 has an increasingly powerful pull and exhibits increasingly worrisome effects on human behavior.
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2017
What online retailers hate about holiday shopping
You can send back that ugly sweater for free. But for merchants, it's a huge expense.


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