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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 26, 2019
Australia to create office dedicated to monitoring U.S. tech giants Facebook and Google
Australia said it will establish the world's first dedicated office to police Facebook Inc. and Google as part of reforms designed to rein in the U.S. technology giants, potentially setting a precedent for global lawmakers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 25, 2019
As Japan and South Korea clash at WTO over trade, rest of world reluctant to get involved
Dropping South Korea from Japan's white list will probably affect u00a5630 billion ($5.8 billion) in annual exports of microchip-making equipment, lawmaker Norihiro Nakayama said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 24, 2019
Trade controls on South Korea to hit exports of Japan's chip-making gear, lawmaker says
Japan's plan to drop South Korea from its "white list" of nations with minimum trade controls will probably hit ¥630 billion ($5.8 billion) in annual exports of microchip-making equipment to its neighbor, a Japanese lawmaker said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2019
South Korea to report Japan's tightening of export controls to WTO
The escalation comes almost three weeks after Japan slapped export controls on three chemical ingredients used by South Korea's globally dominant chip and screen industries.
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 19, 2019
Japan to step up study of stable coin regulations following G7 concern over Facebook's Libra project
With the Group of Seven (G7) reaching agreement to push for the highest standards of regulation on Facebook Inc.'s proposed Libra digital currency, Japan plans to step up discussions on how to regulate and oversee the project that could offer faster and cheaper remittances.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2019
Complexity of economic spat comes into focus as Japanese and South Korean officials meet over trade row
Working-level talks between Japanese and South Korean export control officials ran over the intended time frame Friday, highlighting the complexity of the economic spat between the two Asian neighbors in the wake of Tokyo's decision to strengthen export evaluations on three chemicals key to chip and...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2019
Japan's Seven Pay ordered to report on illegal access to mobile payment system
The Financial Services Agency has ordered Seven Pay Co. to report on cases of unauthorized access to 7pay, its hacked mobile payment service, sources said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2019
Apple supplier Japan Display secures bailout after funding shortfall
Japan Display Inc. said Friday that it has secured its ¥80 billion ($740 million) bailout package with an extra capital injection from a Chinese fund.
BUSINESS
Jul 12, 2019
South Korea demands proof from Japan for accusation of export violations
South Korea said on Friday it deeply regrets accusations by some senior Japanese officials that South Korea did not enforce proper export control and Japan must present clear evidence for its assertion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 12, 2019
Tesla to Apple: Help us nail thief who took robocar secrets to China start-up
Tesla Inc. and Apple Inc. both suspect they were betrayed by driverless technology engineers who defected to the same Chinese startup.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Jul 11, 2019
No exit in sight from worst Japan-South Korea dispute in decades
Japan and South Korea say they're willing to meet over Tokyo's move to tighten regulations on vital tech exports to its neighbor, but neither has much political incentive to climb down from one of their worst economic disputes in decades.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 11, 2019
U.S. probes French plan to tax tech giants
The U.S. will investigate a French plan to impose taxes on technology companies, a move that has been a prelude to new U.S. tariffs under the Trump administration.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 10, 2019
Japan, 'surprised' by South Korean response to export control, accuses Seoul of trying to make the issue about free trade
Japan was taken aback by the strong reaction from South Korea to its decision to tighten export controls on some chemicals, a senior foreign ministry official said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 9, 2019
Japan stands firm on export curbs as South Korea denies passing chemical to North
Tokyo and Seoul ratcheted up tensions Tuesday in their diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt the global supply of smartphones and chips.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2019
South Korean minister warns of possible countermeasures to Japan's export curbs
South Korea's economic policy chief said Thursday he would not rule out direct countermeasures against Japan if Tokyo maintains restrictions on exports of high-tech materials to South Korean companies for an extended period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2019
Frustrated with South Korea, Japan greenlights curbs on smartphone and semiconductor supplies
South Korea's economic policy chief said he would not rule out countermeasures against Japan if Tokyo maintains restrictions on the exports for an extended period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2019
South Korea eyes investing ¥91.8 billion annually in chip supply chain after Japanese export curbs
South Korea will seek to invest 1 trillion won (¥91.8 billion) annually in developing homegrown materials and equipment used to produce microchips, a senior ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday, after Japan tightened curbs on exports of some high-tech materials to the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2019
Apple design chief Jony Ive, Steve Jobs' confidant, to leave tech giant and start own firm
Jonathan "Jony" Ive, a close creative collaborator with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs whose iPhone and other designs fueled Apple's rise to a $1 trillion company, will leave later this year to form an independent design company.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 25, 2019
London midwifery students use augmented tech to improve clinical skills
Midwifery students in London are learning to bring new life into the world in a radically new way with the help of augmented reality (AR) technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 24, 2019
Guardians of money bristle at Mark Zuckerberg's new financial order
Facebook Inc. was hours away from the formal announcement of its ambitious foray into financial services, but French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire was already broadcasting his discontent.

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