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Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 17, 2019
Huawei ban seen clouding U.S.-China trade talks and tech sector
A U.S. bid to block China's Huawei Technologies from buying vital American technology threw into question prospects for sales at some of the largest tech companies and drew a sharp rebuke from Beijing, further ratcheting up tensions over trade.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2019
Japanese courts to use web meetings to connect judges and lawyers in suit preparations
District courts in Tokyo and seven other cities will begin using web meetings in February 2020 to connect judges and lawyers online to help make necessary preparations for lawsuits easier, according to judicial sources.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2019
Alipay operator looks to promote partner apps in Japan
Ant Financial Services Group, the operator of Chinese mobile payment service Alipay, hopes to make it possible for users of its partner apps in Asia to make cashless payments in Japan, the company's top executive has said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 9, 2019
SoftBank Group net profit grew by third to ¥1.41 trillion in fiscal 2018 as Vision Fund bets paid off
The fund has invested in 69 companies, including U.S. ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. and Indian hotel operator Oyo Hotels & Homes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 9, 2019
No time to go 'wobbly': Mike Pompeo scolds Britain over China and Huawei
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Britain on Wednesday it needed to change its attitude toward China and telecoms company Huawei, casting the world's second largest economy as a threat to the West similar to that once posed by the Soviet Union.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 1, 2019
Vodafone found security flaws in Huawei equipment in 2011 and 2012
Telecoms group Vodafone found security flaws in equipment supplied by China's Huawei to its Italian business in 2011 and 2012, the two companies said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 25, 2019
SoftBank and Google parent tie up on flying 5G stations for phone services using balloons and drones
Mobile phone carrier SoftBank Corp. and Google LLC parent Alphabet Inc. said Thursday they will jointly set up airborne mobile phone base stations, using balloons and aircraft in the stratosphere, to cover wider areas for next-generation 5G wireless services.
JAPAN
Apr 24, 2019
Japan drafting guidelines to stop technology leaks from universities working with foreign firms
The government will set guidelines by the end of March next year for preventing technology leaks from universities that conduct research with foreign firms, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
BUSINESS
Apr 20, 2019
To protect sellers, government working group eyes stricter regulations for tech giants
A government working group is set to call for placing stricter regulations on technology giants such as Amazon.com and Google LLC to prevent them from taking advantage of vendors, sources with knowledge of the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 13, 2019
Japan Display inks deal for ¥80 billion bailout by Chinese and Taiwanese firms
Japan Display Inc. has signed a deal to receive an ¥80 billion ($715 million) capital injection from a group of Chinese and Taiwanese firms, leaving its revival, initially planned under a Japanese government-backed fund, in the hands of foreign companies.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2019
Japanese medical school adopts facial recognition-based attendance system
The Hyogo College of Medicine has introduced a facial recognition technology-based system to check student attendance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Apr 11, 2019
Stealthy, numerous and expensive: Examining the F-35 following ASDF crash off north Japan
The F-35A that crashed into the sea off Aomori Prefecture on Tuesday was one of a growing global fleet of advanced stealth aircraft sold to U.S. allies, and among the first to be assembled in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 4, 2019
SoftBank to seek $15 billion more for huge Saudi-backed Vision Fund
For SoftBank Group Corp., $100 billion (¥11 trillion) isn't enough. The conglomerate, which has reshaped the technology startup landscape with its Saudi-backed Vision Fund, is in talks with investors to add as much as $15 billion more to its already massive fund, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2019
Tokyo taxis show off true colors to make ride-hailing easier
With the Olympics — and an anticipated influx of even more foreign tourists — a little more than a year away, local companies are finding more ways to get in on the act of showcasing Japanese know-how and enhancing the overall experience of visitors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 27, 2019
Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics
Alphabet Inc.'s Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 15, 2019
Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange founder Mark Karpeles gets suspended term for falsifying data but is cleared of embezzlement
Mark Karpeles gets a suspended term for data manipulation related to the scandalous disappearance of 850,000 bitcoins in 2014 but is found not guilty of embezzlement.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 12, 2019
U.S. warns Germany against using 5G tech of China's Huawei and threatens to not share intel, reports WSJ
The United States has told Germany that it will share less intelligence with its security agencies if the country's wireless network uses China's Huawei Technologies Co. to upgrade to 5G, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday in the first explicit U.S. warning to Germany of consequences for declining to shun Huawei.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2019
Blind Japanese inventor harnessing technology to improve lives of visually impaired
Dr. Chieko Asakawa's life motto: Make the impossible possible — by never giving up.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 4, 2019
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou sues Canada for alleged wrongful search in Vancouver
The Huawei Technologies Co. chief financial officer whose detention in Canada has sparked a diplomatic standoff has filed a civil lawsuit against Canadian authorities, alleging she was wrongfully detained and searched.
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2019
French 3% tax on internet giants could yield €500 million yearly, says finance minister Le Maire
A 3 percent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies could yield €500 million per year, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.

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