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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 11, 2019
U.S. probes French plan to tax tech giants
The U.S. will investigate a French plan to impose taxes on technology companies, a move that has been a prelude to new U.S. tariffs under the Trump administration.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 10, 2019
Japan, 'surprised' by South Korean response to export control, accuses Seoul of trying to make the issue about free trade
Japan was taken aback by the strong reaction from South Korea to its decision to tighten export controls on some chemicals, a senior foreign ministry official said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 9, 2019
Japan stands firm on export curbs as South Korea denies passing chemical to North
Tokyo and Seoul ratcheted up tensions Tuesday in their diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt the global supply of smartphones and chips.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2019
South Korean minister warns of possible countermeasures to Japan's export curbs
South Korea's economic policy chief said Thursday he would not rule out direct countermeasures against Japan if Tokyo maintains restrictions on exports of high-tech materials to South Korean companies for an extended period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2019
Frustrated with South Korea, Japan greenlights curbs on smartphone and semiconductor supplies
South Korea's economic policy chief said he would not rule out countermeasures against Japan if Tokyo maintains restrictions on the exports for an extended period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 3, 2019
South Korea eyes investing ¥91.8 billion annually in chip supply chain after Japanese export curbs
South Korea will seek to invest 1 trillion won (¥91.8 billion) annually in developing homegrown materials and equipment used to produce microchips, a senior ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday, after Japan tightened curbs on exports of some high-tech materials to the country.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2019
Apple design chief Jony Ive, Steve Jobs' confidant, to leave tech giant and start own firm
Jonathan "Jony" Ive, a close creative collaborator with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs whose iPhone and other designs fueled Apple's rise to a $1 trillion company, will leave later this year to form an independent design company.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 25, 2019
London midwifery students use augmented tech to improve clinical skills
Midwifery students in London are learning to bring new life into the world in a radically new way with the help of augmented reality (AR) technology.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 24, 2019
Guardians of money bristle at Mark Zuckerberg's new financial order
Facebook Inc. was hours away from the formal announcement of its ambitious foray into financial services, but French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire was already broadcasting his discontent.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 20, 2019
Japan crypto-exchange license approval nears for Line
Line Corp., the nation's largest messaging app, is close to obtaining a license to launch a cryptocurrency exchange in Japan, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 18, 2019
Facebook reveals plans for Libra cryptocurrency, targeting first half of 2020 for launch
Facebook Inc. revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 17, 2019
China's Harvest Tech investment fund postpones decision on ¥80 billion package for Japan Display
The move by the fund, part of a consortium, means Japan Display failed to formally secure needed funding ahead of its annual shareholders' general meeting Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional voices: Chubu
Jun 11, 2019
Nagoya-based firm develops tech to let autonomous cars know if driver is holding the wheel
Sumitomo Riko Co., a Nagoya-based auto parts maker, has developed a system that can determine whether a driver is holding the steering wheel, a piece of technology that could prove to be indispensable for semi-automated cars.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 7, 2019
G20 to seek stricter taxation rules for digital giants at Fukuoka meeting, draft statement shows
Finance ministers and central bank governors are also set to warn that the world economy continues to face risks from trade conflicts between leading economies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 7, 2019
Japan startup believes its cheap, light 'touchable' 3D tech could transform everything from VR to shopping
A Japanese startup is betting that its "touchable" 3D technology will have a vast array of applications, potentially allowing smartphone shoppers to evaluate the fabric of clothes they want to buy online and gamers to feel virtual objects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 6, 2019
G7 to cooperate in regulating global tech giants to protect competition, Japan sources say
Group of Seven nations will work together to boost the regulation of global information technology giants as criticism mounts that they are taking advantage of smaller companies by restricting entry to the market, Japanese government sources said Thursday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 5, 2019
Security in 'Society 5.0'
As Japan moves toward Society 5.0, there is a need for a much more transparent accounting of the possible downsides surrounding this transition, and further consideration of how some of the risks can be minimized.
BUSINESS
Jun 5, 2019
Japan eyes legislation to regulate global and domestic tech giants
The government said Wednesday it plans to submit a bill to the Diet next year to regulate global and domestic technology giants amid concerns some are stifling fair competition due to their overwhelming market share.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 31, 2019
NEC shows how facial recognition could speed up boarding at Japan's Narita airport hub
NEC Corp. demonstrates its facial recognition system that it says will help passengers board planes faster without having to present passports or boarding passes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 20, 2019
Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump's blacklisting, source says
In a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world, Alphabet Inc.'s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a...

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