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Japanese Tokyo Electron bows to US pressure to blacklist Chinese
Published in News


Even if they do not have to follow American law

Japan’s Tokyo Electron, the world’s third-biggest semiconductor manufacturing equipment, will not supply to Chinese clients blacklisted by Washington.

Foreigners will find it harder to own Japanese IT
Published in News


High tech company ownership will be restricted

Japan’s government said that high-tech industries will be added to a list of businesses for which foreign ownership of Japanese firms is restricted.

Toyota prepares to go into space
Published in Transportation
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:19

Toyota prepares to go into space


The final frontier

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota have signed an agreement for future collaboration in space.

Iphone XR discounted in Japan
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 23 November 2018 11:48

Iphone XR discounted in Japan


Apple does not think the Japanese will fall for it


A month after Apple's new iPhone XR release, the company is set to discount the device in Japan.

Japanese cybersecurity tsar does not touch computers
Published in PC Hardware


Claims he does not need them

Japanese lawmakers were shocked to discover that its Cybersecurity tsar does not touch computers and claims he has no need for them.

Japan orders carriers to be more reasonable
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 22 August 2018 12:14

Japan orders carriers to be more reasonable


Government could slice Apple's bottom line

Apple’s domination of the Japanse market could be about to take a knee to the groin after the Japanese government ordered carriers to slash their charges and stop bundling the cost of smartphones with wireless services.

Land of the Rising Pokemon first to get self driving cars
Published in Transportation


In time for the 2020 Olympics

Japan has promised a public system of self driving cars in time for the for the 2020 Olympics, which it’s hosting in Tokyo.

Japanese worry about the souls of robot dogs
Published in News


Robot dogs go to silicon heaven

Japanese owners of old robot dogs have been holding traditional funerals for their "pets".

Renesas loses a big chunk of state support
Published in PC Hardware


Could allow it to make acquisitions

Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics said a state-backed fund and other shareholders would reduce their stakes in the Japanese chip maker, in a sale worth $2.8 billion.

Exploding tablet stops a speeding bullet
Published in AI
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 12:34

Exploding tablet stops a speeding bullet


Battery problems

A Japanese bullet train had to make an emergency stop after a tablet computer apparently owned by a passenger caught fire while the train was en route to Tokyo Station, police and railway officials said.