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Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 29, 2016
Child welfare law revised but tens of thousands remain institutionalized in Japan
A baby lies in a metal-bar cot drinking from a bottle perched on his pillow in a Tokyo orphanage. There's no one to hold and feed him or offer words of comfort.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Jun 27, 2016
Line, biggest tech IPO of year, struggles to show growth plan can work
In delaying its IPO by two years, Japanese messaging app company Line Corp. bought time to correct weak financial reporting controls, work on its business plan, bolster staffing — and left billions of dollars on the table as its valuation shriveled.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jun 27, 2016
Nursing care workers hard to find but in demand in aging Japan
As the nation's population rapidly grays, ensuring there are enough nursing care workers to meet growing demand has become a pressing issue.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 25, 2016
Japanese political parties push online campaigns to reach new teen voters: Kyodo poll
Japan's major political parties are encouraging their candidates to use social media in their campaigns for the July 10 House of Councilors election to attract 18- and 19-year-olds who for the first time will vote in a national election, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 25, 2016
After historic Brexit vote, confused Britons ask Google: 'What is the EU?'
As cheers, jeers and economic fears enveloped Britain after Thursday's vote to leave the European Union, it appears many Britons may not have even understood what they voted for.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 23, 2016
A purr-fect union? Cats battle over Brexit on social media
The fur is flying on social media as Britons prepare to vote Thursday on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the European Union.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 18, 2016
Big in Japan? Faux Trump ad video goes viral
Donald Trump is tangling with Japan again.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 16, 2016
Line's IPO revives the 'Galapagos syndrome'
The messaging app's $1 billion IPO is a credit to its innovation but that's no guarantee of success beyond Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 15, 2016
French IS killer's Facebook broadcast underscores live video challenges
After Larossi Abballa killed a French police commander and the commander's partner on Tuesday, he took to Facebook Live to encourage viewers in a 12-minute video to follow his example: Kill prison staff, police officials, journalists, lawmakers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 11, 2016
Line’s two-year wait for IPO may have cost it $4 billion in valuation
Japan's leading mobile messaging service finally pulls the trigger on its IPO after a two-year hiatus, the proceeds of which will go to spearhead its global expansion.
JAPAN
Jun 10, 2016
Court recognizes 'right to identity' for first time in online impersonation ruling
A court has recognized the “right to identity” in a case filed by a man demanding the disclosure of information on someone who allegedly impersonated him online.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 6, 2016
Line plans year's biggest tech IPO, pitching U.S. investors
Japan's Line Corp. is headed for what could be the biggest initial public offering for a technology company this year, including a major pitch to American investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 1, 2016
Mobile message app Line eyes listing on TSE in July
Mobile messaging service provider Line Corp. will likely make its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in July, with the bourse set to soon approve the listing, sources said Wednesday.
WORLD
Jun 1, 2016
EU deal on removing online hate speech also draws fears of more government restrictions
An agreement on Tuesday by four major U.S. internet companies to block illegal hate speech from their European services shows the pressure the companies face to monitor and control content.
JAPAN
May 25, 2016
Elderly fall victim to Net trouble via smartphones: white paper
Consumer consultation centers across Japan received a record 90,893 inquiries about smartphone-related services in fiscal 2015, the government said Tuesday, pointing in particular to problems experienced by elderly people.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / JAPAN TIMES BLOGROLL
May 24, 2016
OkanoTV
In a light-hearted yet informative way, YouTuber Chris Okano (known online as OkanoTV) gives viewers insight into many aspects of Japanese society and culture — from the usual guide videos to humorous takes on the more more left-field aspects of this country.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 21, 2016
Texas woman and her Chewbacca mask go viral
A Texas woman found fame this week after filming a Facebook Live video of herself in an electronic Chewbacca mask that racked up over 50 million views in less than 24 hours.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 17, 2016
Twitter bending 140-character limit to fit way people tweet
Twitter is making a major shift in how it counts characters in tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 16, 2016
While Tokyo counts fewer homeless in daytime, advocacy group finds higher numbers at night
Tokyo's efforts to lift people out of homelessness have borne fruit, according to the government, as a survey showed their numbers hit a record low this past winter. But critics question the methods used and argue such people are only becoming increasingly less visible.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 13, 2016
Data on Chinese tycoons, party officials leaked on Twitter
Personal information on dozens of Chinese Communist Party officials and captains of industry from Jack Ma to Wang Jianlin may have been exposed on Twitter in one of the country's biggest online leaks of sensitive information.

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