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Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / Regional voices: Chubu
Jul 2, 2018
Nagoya firm's high-tech service aims to prevent sudden infant death syndrome at nursery schools
Unifa Inc., an IT venture firm in Nagoya, has begun offering a monitoring service that can alert nursery school teachers to the warning signs of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death among babies at day care facilities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 28, 2018
Vietnam forces Facebook and Google to pick privacy or growth
Vietnam's new cybersecurity law could force Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc. to choose between access to one of Asia's fastest-growing digital economies and protecting their users' privacy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 12, 2018
Japan's toothless FANG trio don't deserve a nibble
Line, Yahoo Japan and Rakuten are out of favor for a reason.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2018
GOP U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio pushes bill that would bar sales of 'sensitive' tech to China
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio announced legislation on Thursday that would bar the sale of "sensitive" technology to China and hike some duties and taxes, in the latest move by U.S. lawmakers to clamp down on what they regard as Beijing's efforts to steal U.S. intellectual property.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 8, 2018
Hotter seas seen threatening catastrophic loss of marine life by 2100
Polar bears and other iconic animals could be extinct by the end of the century if ocean temperatures continue to rise at the current rate, marine biologists warned Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 25, 2018
Shadowy 'Man on the Curtain' projection aims to protect home-alone women in Japan
Behind an apartment curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice before breaking in.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 17, 2018
Toyota to launch 'talking' vehicles in U.S. in 2021
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to start selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2021 that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology, the automaker said Monday, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Mar 5, 2018
Chubu Electric tests mobile payment app as prelude to blockchain-based energy marketplace
Chubu Electric Power Co. has developed a mobile payment app for virtual currencies, and has started testing it in-house with employees using it to purchase coffee.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 21, 2018
Bitcoins for free? Another Japanese cryptocurrency exchange lands itself in hot water
A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free — though none were able to profit from the mistake.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 3, 2018
'We're off to the races once again' as Wall St. begins 2018 with tech-driven gains
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday in the first session of the new year, pushing the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closing highs, as investors were optimistic that 2018 will bring more gains for the market.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2017
Denso to become largest investor in Japan Display affiliate's OLED panel project
Car parts maker Denso Corp. is set to become the largest investor in a Japan Display Inc. affiliate's plan to raise ¥100 billion to begin mass production of advanced panels, according to sources close to the matter.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 13, 2017
Japanese firms find profits in going green
Faced with rising costs or difficult market conditions, many Japanese companies have improved their prospects by adopting environmentally friendly business strategies, with some going as far as moving into entirely new industry sectors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 3, 2017
Founder of TSMC, Apple's top chip supplier, to hand over reins in June
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. founder and Chairman Morris Chang will retire next June, handing the helm of the world's largest producer of made-to-order microchips to the company's two co-chief executives.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 29, 2017
Asahi Glass eyes India's mobile market, anticipating a shift to locally-made smartphone components
In India, a country that is emerging as a mobile manufacturing hub, Asahi Glass Co. is looking to tap growing demand for advanced glass products to be used in smartphones and other electronic devices, according to company officials.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 15, 2017
Trump orders inquiry into whether to probe China for intellectual property theft
President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into whether to investigate China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the first direct action by the White House against a country Trump has painted as the U.S. chief trade villain.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 26, 2017
SoftBank takes stake in Roomba-maker iRobot as part of tech grab: sources
SoftBank has taken a stake in Roomba-maker iRobot, people familiar with the matter said, as the Japanese company builds its holdings in robotics firms.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 29, 2017
Japan Tobacco caught dozing in promising 'heat-not-burn' market
Smoker Takumi Itou is an example of how much Japan Tobacco Inc. needs to catch up, as international rivals gain ground in the battle to offer the next generation of smoking alternatives.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 22, 2017
Record labels face lower revenues from streaming as Apple moves to renegotiate ties
Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels' share of revenue from streaming as part of negotiations to revise the iPhone maker's overall relationship with the music industry, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 19, 2017
Lockheed nears $37 billion-plus multiyear deal to sell F-35 jet to 11 nations, sources say
Lockheed Martin Corp. is in the final stages of negotiating a deal worth more than $37 billion to sell a record 440 F-35 fighter jets to a group of 11 nations, including the United States, two people familiar with the talks said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 6, 2017
MUFG teams up with Plug and Play for new Tokyo venture
The nation's biggest bank is teaming up with Plug and Play Tech Center as the Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator opens a Tokyo office to link local and global ventures with major corporations.

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