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Japan Times
Dec 14, 2016
Fujitsu QB Cameron gains redemption with Japan X Bowl triumph
Despite being in the X League championship game for a fourth straight season, the Fujitsu Frontiers and ace quarterback Colby Cameron entered this year's contest with a chip on their shoulders.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 17, 2016
Neurosurgery theater in Japan embraces cutting-edge 'smart' tech, robotics
Even in the highly technical world of brain surgery, the success of an operation still depends largely on the experience and ability of surgeons.
Apr 22, 2016
Government panel supports use of digital textbooks in Japan's schools from 2020
An education ministry panel urges the government to allow schools to use digital textbooks from fiscal 2020.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2016
Japan becomes fourth nation to test-fly homegrown stealth jet
The Defense Ministry says the unarmed prototype, called X2, took off from Nagoya airport in Aichi Prefecture early on Friday.
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2016
Japan backs homegrown stealth jet in aerospace industry revival
Japan is set to become the fourth country to test-fly its own stealth jet — a move that is likely to increase its military presence in the region.
Mar 13, 2016
Delivery of Japan stealth jet prototype likely to be delayed
A prototype of Japan's first stealth fighter jet is unlikely to be ready to ship by the end-of-March deadline due to delays in the flight testing schedule, sources close to the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 9, 2016
Canon offers ¥700 billion for Toshiba medical unit, report says
Canon Inc. is the leading contender to win the bidding for Toshiba Corp.'s medical unit with an offer exceeding ¥700 billion ($6.2 billion), sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2016
Japan unveils first homegrown stealth fighter prototype
A prototype of the first Japan-made stealth fighter was unveiled to the media Thursday at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory in central Japan.
Jan 26, 2016
Russia learns stealth warplanes are hard to do
While the U.S. is building up its fleet of stealth warplanes, financial circumstances have prompted Russia to buy greater numbers of cheaper, non-stealthy jet fighters.
Jan 22, 2016
U.S. deploys F-22 fighters to Yokota base in Japan
The U.S. Air Force has flown 14 F-22 stealth fighters to Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Friday.
Dec 27, 2015
Japanese stealth jet prototype slated for February takeoff
A prototype of Japan's first domestically made stealth fighter jet is expected to make its maiden flight between Aichi and Gifu prefectures in February.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 15, 2015
Toshiba eyes thousands of job cuts and sale of Toshiba Tec in major restructuring
Toshiba Corp. is considering slashing several thousands of jobs worldwide as it aims to restructure its loss-making, television, personal computer and white goods businesses, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
Dec 7, 2015
We may still lack the technology to halt climate change
Legions of diplomats are huddled right now in Paris trying to hash out a historic climate accord. Legions of entrepreneurs and investors aren't waiting on a treaty.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2015
Japan's rich: acutely aware of their wealth and not flashy with it
It's often said that in Japan you may live right next door to a millionaire and not know it, because his house looks just like yours.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 1, 2015
Toshiba president hints at layoffs in struggling businesses
Struggling Toshiba Corp. may cut jobs as part of its restructuring of loss-making businesses such as semiconductors and home appliances, President Masashi Muromachi indicated Thursday, as the electronics-maker continues to reel from an accounting scandal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2015
Reappearance of old faces on Toshiba board questions commitment to reform
Scandal-hit Toshiba Corp. appointed new board members at an extraordinary shareholders meeting, vowing to improve its corporate culture and governance.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 14, 2015
Toshiba logs first-quarter net loss; sales at lowest since December 2012
Toshiba Corp. posted a net loss for the first quarter as sales of televisions and personal computers slumped and profit fell at its division that makes chips.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 9, 2015
Shareholder demands Toshiba sue execs over accounting scandal
An individual shareholder of Toshiba Corp. has demanded that the company file a ¥1 billion damages suit against 28 current and former executives for ruining the firm's credibility by turning a blind eye to widespread mis-accounting.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 13, 2015
Toshiba may book ¥100 billion loss in fiscal 2014 amid accounting scandal
Toshiba Corp. may book a loss of over ¥100 billion for the business year through March 2015 as it grapples with a sweeping accounting scandal, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
May 29, 2015
Def Tech celebrates 10 years and taps into a Hawaiian vibe on 'Howzit!?'
Def Tech's Yuki "Micro" Nishimiya and Shenan "Shen" Brown greet me with an "Aloha" as I walk into their small office in Harajuku to discuss their 10th anniversary and new album, "Howzit!?"


Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs