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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 29, 2019
Inspired by 3/11, Tokyo-based Looop advances to semifinals of Startup World Cup 2020
A startup that's friendly to both the environment and your wallet is two steps away from a $1 million prize.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 28, 2019
Nissan to invest ¥33 billion on advanced manufacturing technology
Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it will invest ¥33 billion ($301 million) to introduce advanced manufacturing technology at a plant in Japan to tackle the challenges of producing next-generation vehicles such as electric, intelligent and connected cars.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 22, 2019
Japan passes bill to tighten rules on foreign investments related to national security
The amended law, which requires foreign investors to get state permission when acquiring stakes of 1 percent or more in a sensitive company, takes effect next spring.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 22, 2019
'Smart cities' urged to look beyond rich white men and target those in need
A growing push to put cities on a digital path to a greener future risks excluding groups like the poorest, disabled and elderly, and will fail to benefit those people unless technology is used to help meet their needs, rights advocates have warned.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 16, 2019
Line-Yahoo Japan merger may happen by end of 2020
Messaging app provider Line Corp. and the company controlling Yahoo Japan Corp. are considering merging their operations by the end of 2020.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 14, 2019
SoftBank considering plan to merge Yahoo Japan with Line
SoftBank Group Corp. is considering a plan to consolidate its Yahoo Japan internet business with the messaging service Line Corp.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 14, 2019
Motorola revives Razr as $1,500 foldable smartphone
Motorola is rebooting the iconic Razr flip phone as a 6.2-inch smartphone with a foldable display that gives the Lenovo-owned brand a unique selling point against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.'s finest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 13, 2019
SoftBank and Line enter talks to form a new tie-up
SoftBank Group Corp. is looking to reach an agreement with Line Corp. on a comprehensive partnership or acquisition through its group firm that runs Yahoo Japan, it was learned on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 13, 2019
New York beats Tokyo to become world's top innovative city
New York took first place in a list of the world's most innovative cities on Tuesday, with the United States performing strongly for its embrace of smart technology and startups.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 5, 2019
Toshiba to launch consortium with 100 firms in Japan to develop 'internet of things' tech
Toshiba Corp. said Tuesday it will launch a consortium with some 100 companies in Japan to develop new services using connected devices and ultrafast next-generation networks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 1, 2019
Apple and Taiwan's Wistron offer direct investments to Japan Display
Apple Inc. and Taiwanese electronics giant Wistron Corp. have offered to provide funds directly to struggling Japan Display Inc. separately from the initial finance plan devised under the rescue framework involving Hong Kong's Oasis Management Co., sources close to the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2019
Manipulation of search results may violate antitrust law, says Japan's FTC
The Fair Trade Commission said in a survey report Thursday that the practice of online shopping site operators prioritizing products made by themselves or their affiliates in users' search results could be in violation of the anti-monopoly law.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2019
Apple's holiday sales forecast to top analysts' estimates
Apple Inc.'s new iPhones are expected to help the technology giant return to growth in the key holiday period, supported by a growing collection of other products and services.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 29, 2019
Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources
Google owner Alphabet Inc. has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc., as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 28, 2019
Environmental tech for Tokyo Olympics touted as reusable resource for cities outside Japan
Innovations such as roads that reflect heat and water-absorbing pavement that will help the 2020 Olympic Games be a carbon- neutral event could also be adopted by other cities looking to mitigate climate risks, urban experts said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tokyo Motor Show 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Future Expo area a glimpse into tech of tomorrow
The 46th Tokyo Motor Show's Future Expo area will give visitors a sneak peek at vehicles and technology that may affect their lives in the coming years across a variety of areas. The sectors represented include travel, city life, sports, tourism and sustainable energy, among others.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 23, 2019
German WWII U-boat base in Marseille reboots as data center
The thick concrete walls of a long-abandonned World War II German submarine base in Marseille, southern France, are set to find a new purpose: keeping banks of computer servers safe and cool.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 22, 2019
Jeff Bezos' Amazon needs a leash, not a breakup
The New Yorker and the Atlantic have never been known for their business coverage, so when both magazines published long articles about Amazon.com Inc. in their current issues it signaled that something is in the air. That something is antitrust.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Oct 21, 2019
More Japanese businesses turn to mixed-reality tech for employee training
Corporate Japan's growing need to rely on new technologies to cope with the shrinking workforce was on show at the recent CEATEC technology exhibition, with service industry companies turning out in greater numbers this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 15, 2019
CEATEC 2019 features driverless shuttle bus and avatar tech among exhibits
Organizers said this year's four-day event has brought together 787 exhibitors from a broad spectrum of sectors.

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