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Kiichi Okaguchi (right) walks to the parliament's Judge Impeachment Court in Tokyo in December.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 3, 2024
Impeachment court dismisses Japanese judge over social media posts
Kiichi Okaguchi has become the eighth judge dismissed in an impeachment trial in postwar Japan.
Taylor Swift attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 7.
Jan 27, 2024
Outrage over deepfake porn images of Taylor Swift
One image of the U.S. megastar was seen 47 million times on X, the former Twitter, before it was removed Thursday.
TV screens in Osaka show news of a large earthquake hitting a wide area of the Sea of Japan coast in central Japan and subsequent tsunami warnings in the affected regions on Jan. 1.
JAPAN / Society
Jan 19, 2024
How Japan’s quake information apparatus springs into action
Lessons from 3/11 led to greater urgency in communications and centralization of information, while tech continues to shape the approach.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Musk's warning about Tesla stake raises governance questions
CEOs and directors are prohibited from taking any business opportunity for themselves that belongs to the firm.
Elon Musk attends an interview in New York on Nov. 29.
Jan 10, 2024
SEC’s ‘compromised’ account amplifies X mistrust, security concerns
The high-profile breach comes at a time when X and billionaire owner Elon Musk are seeking to win back trust from both users and advertisers.
In Japan, most of the trending hashtags on X on Thursday are related to the platform's outage.
Dec 21, 2023
Social media platform X back up after wide-scale outage
Social media platform X suffered a global outage on Thursday, with users being unable to view posts.
Poland's Iga Swiatek in action during the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, in November.
Dec 21, 2023
Tennis governing bodies aim to combat online abuse of players
The bodies will use Threat Matrix, which uses a combination of AI and open-source data, to provide a rapid threat assessment of personal safety.
X owner Elon Musk
Dec 19, 2023
EU targets Musk's X in first illegal content probe
The probe will focus on countering the dissemination of illegal content and the effectiveness of measures taken to combat information manipulation.
Elon Musk, owner of the social media platform X, is interviewed at the 2023 New York Times DealBook Summit in New York on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 1, 2023
More advertisers likely to flee X after Musk tirade at conference
Elon Musk unleashed a profanity-laced rant against advertisers for fleeing the platform and accused the brands of "blackmail."
Elon Musk waits backstage before being interviewed at the 2023 New York Times DealBook Summit in New York on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 30, 2023
Elon Musk says advertiser boycott may kill X
Earlier this month, Musk agreed with a post that said Jewish people hold a "dialectical hatred” of white people.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) waves to supporters during a road show as a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election campaign ahead of the Telangana state assembly elections, in the city of Hyderabad on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 28, 2023
Hindu-Muslim tensions stoked online as India prepares to vote
During the BJP's rule over the past decade, party members and allies have been accused of inflammatory speech against Muslims.
Elon Musk and Benjamin Netanyahu visit Kibbutz Kfar Aza in Israel on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 28, 2023
Amid antisemitism uproar, Elon Musk pitches Starlink in Israel
Musk's satellite internet provider is at the heart of the billionnaire's political clout.
Billionaire Elon Musk, owner of the X social media platform, pauses during an event with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London on Nov. 2.
Nov 25, 2023
X may lose up to $75 million in revenue as advertisers pull out
Scores of brands have pulled their ads after owner Elon Musk’s endorsement of an antisemitic conspiracy theory.
An Apple Store in Shanghai in September
Nov 19, 2023
Asian regulators turn focus to Big Tech
Across the region, there are indications that Big Tech may soon have to comply with standards that could become international benchmarks.
Elon Musk
Nov 18, 2023
Backlash spreads over Musk’s endorsement of antisemitic post
Large advertisers have pulled ads from Elon Musk's social media site X and the White House has chastised the billionaire.
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla, discusses artificial intelligence in London on Thursday.
Nov 7, 2023
Elon Musk's X curtails disinformation research, spurring legal fears
Restrictions on critical methods of gathering data on the platform have suppressed the ability to untangle the origin and spread of false information.
At the time ofElon Musk's takeover, Twitter was valued at $44 billion. Now called X, the company is now valued at $19 billion.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2023
Elon Musk’s X is worth less than half of price he paid for Twitter
In the past, Musk has hinted that he’d like to take X public, but the company’s steep drop in value could make that difficult.
Elon Musk, owner of the X social media platform and carmaker Tesla, attends the opening ceremony of a new Tesla factory in Gruenheide, Germany, in March 2022.
Oct 18, 2023
X unveils ‘Not a Bot’ paid program and new Japan feature
The new “Not A Bot” subscription method is Elon Musk’s latest way of nudging users toward paying for the platform.
Elon Musk’s X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, is allowing child sexual exploitation material to rampantly proliferate, according to Australian regulators, the latest in a growing list of legal challenges the company is facing.
Oct 17, 2023
Australian regulators latest in series of legal woes for Musk's X
X is allowing child sexual exploitation material to rampantly proliferate across the platform, according to Australian regulators.
Road signage near Mai Mahiu, Kenya
Oct 16, 2023
Mental trauma: African content moderators push Big Tech on rights
Thousands are hired to scour social media for graphic content, but many allege irregular pay, union-busting and inadequate mental health support.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world