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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 9, 2019
Sony plans to launch PlayStation 5 for next year's holiday season
Sony Corp.'s highly anticipated next-generation PlayStation will go on sale in time for the holiday season next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 7, 2019
Vodafone tests new network tech in U.K. in challenge to 'big three' suppliers
Vodafone is testing innovative open access radio technology in Britain — a first for Europe — in a move that could break the grip Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia hold on the telco equipment market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 4, 2019
U.S. and U.K. to ink deal to get data faster from tech firms about terrorism and child abuse cases
The United States and the United Kingdom are seizing on Facebook Inc.'s plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging services to press for major changes to a practice long opposed by law enforcement, saying it hinders the fight against child abuse and terrorism.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 4, 2019
Japan government begins talks on new legislation to tighten regulation of IT giants
The government Friday began discussing new legislation to bolster regulations on domestic and global information technology giants, and protect consumers' privacy amid concern that some companies are abusing their market share to secure growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 3, 2019
Japan to tighten foreign investment rules for national security
The government is preparing to tighten regulations on foreign investment in Japanese companies that do work in areas sensitive to national security, including space development and nuclear energy, government sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 2, 2019
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says Elizabeth Warren as U.S. president would be bad for big tech
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would "go to the mat" to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren's expected effort to break up the world's largest social media company if she were elected president, according to audio of two internal...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 1, 2019
KDDI picks Nokia and Ericsson as 5G equipment providers, excluding China's Huawei
Carrier KDDI Corp. has selected Nokia Corp. of Finland and Sweden's Ericsson to be equipment providers for its new fifth-generation, or 5G, high-speed network, the two northern European companies announced.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 19, 2019
NTT Docomo to begin 5G trial services on Friday at Rugby World Cup venues and stores
Mobile phone carrier NTT Docomo Inc. said Wednesday that it would begin on Friday a trial service allowing people in Tokyo and other major cities, including Nagoya and Osaka, to experience using fifth-generation, or 5G, communications networks, ahead of its full commercial 5G rollout next spring.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 18, 2019
New communications minister Sanae Takaichi backs 5G networks for Japan's rural areas
Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi has expressed her eagerness to promote active use of fifth-generation, or 5G, communications networks for rural areas.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 17, 2019
Bill Gates defends Big Tech, says firms shouldn't be broken up
Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about antitrust investigations, doesn't think it's a good idea to break up the biggest U.S. tech companies, as some politicians have suggested.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 14, 2019
Japan Display to extend Ishikawa plant closure on soft iPhone sales as it mulls next-gen OLED plan
Japan Display Inc. said Friday it will extend the closure of its plant in Ishikawa Prefecture due partly to Apple Inc.'s weak iPhone sales as it considers a plan to make new organic light-emitting diode displays there instead.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 11, 2019
South Korea lodges complaint with WTO over Japan's export controls
Seoul files a complaint with the WTO over Tokyo's tightening of export controls, alleging the measures are retaliation for a court ruling against Japanese firms over wartime forced labor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 10, 2019
Apple may spark upgrade rush with new iPhones and tight pricing
Apple Inc. could sell as many as 200 million of its latest iPhones from existing users upgrading their older devices and much of that demand will come from China despite the ongoing trade war with the U.S., several Wall Street analysts said Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 10, 2019
Mike Pompeo looking forward to completed U.S.-Japan trade deal at U.N. General Assembly
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was looking forward to a completed U.S.-Japan trade agreement at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Sep 9, 2019
How Japan can win in the ongoing AI war
It is time to reshape the conversation about the country's 21st century technologies away from niche technologies and toward a narrative of global leadership.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2019
Sony unveils 40th anniversary Walkman with retro screensaver, but no Japan release planned yet
Sony Corp. unveiled Thursday a 40th anniversary Walkman featuring a case and a screensaver that give it the appearance of the original cassette tape music player.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2019
U.S. and Japan rush to finish trade deal by Trump's tight deadline
The U.S. and Japan are still thrashing out details of a trade deal that President Donald Trump wants to sign this month, including the crucial issue of whether he'll refrain from imposing higher tariffs on imported cars, according to people familiar with the matter.
WORLD / Society
Sep 6, 2019
Women hold 1 in 5 top science and tech jobs, study finds
Women hold 1 in 5 top jobs in science, technology, maths and engineering globally, which slows down innovation, a study of research institutions said on Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 5, 2019
Elite Ushio lights the way to next-gen computer chips in Japan
Chipmakers have spent two decades pouring investment into a revolutionary new technique to push the limits of physics and cram more transistors onto slices of silicon. Now that technology is on the cusp of going mainstream, thanks to a secretive Japanese company that's mastered the skill of manipulating...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 5, 2019
5G stocks among rare winners in Japan's sluggish market
Even with an ongoing trade war between the world's two biggest economies, and a weak domestic market, some Japanese investors suggest going long on next-generation technology stocks.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan