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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 8, 2020
Setting ‘simple’ standards is critical diplomacy
China is trying to put its stamp on “standard setting,” a little understood and even less appreciated dimension of international engagement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 4, 2020
Not made in China is global tech's next big trend
Three years ago, manufacturing gadgets in China was a given. That’s changed fundamentally in the era of trade wars and coronavirus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 4, 2020
Kyocera plans health-analysis device based on odor of feces
Kyocera Corp. has started developing a device to check human health and immunity from the odor of one's stool, aiming to put it into practical use in three years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 2, 2020
Demand for health gadgets soars amid lockdowns
Fitness-tracking gadgets are selling out, home exercise classes have never been more popular and robotics crews are pivoting to making sanitation robots. The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a seismic wave of health awareness and anxiety, which is energizing a new category of virus-fighting tech.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2020
Japan rejecting foreign suitors in favor of homegrown stealth jet, sources say
Japan wants to develop a stealth fighter domestically, rejecting designs from Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. in the United States and Britain's BAE Systems PLC, three sources with knowledge of the program said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 27, 2020
U.S. prepares crackdown on Huawei's global chip supply, sources say
Senior officials in the Trump administration have agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China's Huawei Technologies Co., sources familiar with the matter said, as the White House ramps up criticism of China over coronavirus.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 27, 2020
Huawei tests whether shoppers in China are ready for new phones, with range of 5G-only handsets
Huawei Technologies Co. is about to test demand for flagship smartphones in China, and the chief executive officer of its consumer business said he’s confident both markets and manufacturers are ready.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 26, 2020
Japan Display bailout plan gets shareholder approval
Japan Display Inc. shareholders have signed off on a bailout plan involving a capital injection from a private Japanese fund to erase its negative net worth so the company can turn itself around.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 26, 2020
KDDI rolls out 5G service in Japan with first unlimited data plan
KDDI Corp. on Thursday became Japan's second carrier to launch ultrafast 5G wireless services, also becoming the only one to offer a monthly 5G plan of unlimited data.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 25, 2020
Now is the time for Japan to make a digital shift
The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that Japan lags far behind other countries in putting new digital technologies to actual use.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 25, 2020
NTT Docomo becomes first to launch 5G service in Japan
NTT Docomo Inc. launched fifth-generation large-capacity ultrahigh-speed mobile phone services Wednesday, becoming the first in Japan to do so.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 24, 2020
Toyota and NTT sign capital tie-up over 'smart city' project
The auto and telecommunications giants said they will mutually invest around u00a5200 billion ($1.8 billion) by purchasing each other's treasury stocks.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 24, 2020
People in China need a green light from Alipay app to move around
To get permission to leave China's coronavirus epicenter and return to his job in Hong Kong, a Chinese banker needed two things: a letter from his company and a green health code from an Alibaba app.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 23, 2020
SoftBank soars after unveiling ¥4.5 trillion plan to slash debt
SoftBank Group Corp. has unveiled a plan to raise as much as ¥4.5 trillion to replenish its coffers and slash debt over the coming year, moving to address investors' concerns about its exposure to money-losing businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Its shares surged.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 23, 2020
KDDI to kick off 5G services Thursday with unlimited data offering
KDDI Corp. said Monday it will launch ultrafast 5G wireless services later this week, offering a monthly plan with unlimited data for ¥8,650 ($77) to entice customers who want to enjoy video and gaming on the go.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 22, 2020
Coronavirus disrupts supply chains for Japanese housing and gaming industries
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting supply chains for the housing and gaming industries in Japan, causing companies to scramble to find alternative suppliers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 18, 2020
Docomo to launch Japan 5G services March 25, pipping SoftBank to post
NTT Docomo Inc. said Wednesday it will launch smartphone services based on superfast 5G technology on March 25, two days ahead of its rival SoftBank Corp.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 18, 2020
From online classes to video meetings, could COVID-19 spur low-carbon habits?
As the new coronavirus swept across the Seattle area, one of the hardest-hit areas in the United States, the University of Washington earlier this month shuttered its classrooms in a bid to contain the spread of the disease.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 12, 2020
Augmented reality startup Magic Leap to explore a sale
Magic Leap Inc., the startup that raised more than $2 billion to build an augmented reality device, is exploring options including a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 9, 2020
Apple's Tim Cook expands U.S. remote working offer to many global employees
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook is offering employees at most of its global offices the ability to work from home, calling the coronavirus outbreak an "unprecedented event" and a "challenging moment."

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