Japan allocates about $5.2 billion to support semi manufacturers
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Taxpayer supporting shareholders

Japan is allocating about $5.2 billion of its fiscal 2021 supplementary budget to support advanced semiconductor manufacturers.

Japanese arrest bloke for uncensoring porn
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Thursday, 21 October 2021 11:52

Japanese arrest bloke for uncensoring porn

Apparently that is a crime

Inspector Knacker of the  Hyogo Yard has fingered the collar of a bloke who has been using AI to repair Japanese porn from the censor’s pixel machine.

Japanese investigate Apple and Google dominance
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It would be best if you did not play monopoly

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has said that it will investigate  Apple and Google to see if they are using their dominance in the smartphone operating system market to eliminate competition and severely limit consumer options.

Japanese car makers not too worried about chip shortage
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No problem for us

The global semiconductor chip shortage is not likely to significantly affect the financial profiles of Japan’s Toyota or  Honda.

Japan owns the fastest supercomputer in the world
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Able to take on IBM

A Japanese ARM-based supercomputer has taken the top spot in the bi-annual Top500 supercomputer speed ranking.

Japanese phone prevents you taking "inappropriate" photos
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Pics by Richard banned.

A phone which can identify if you are about to take a picture without any clothes on and prevent it has gone on sale in Japan.

Taiwan leaning more on Japan
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Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:24

Taiwan leaning more on Japan

Fearing China

Taiwan's tech companies are looking to Japanese assets to fortify their defences against rising Chinese rivals.

Japan's anti-Korea tech curbs could send it back to the Edo Period
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Experts warn it will erode its tech dominance

Japan’s curbs on exports of high-tech materials to South Korea could backfire in the long run, eroding its dominance over a critical link in the global chip supply chain, suppliers and experts warn.

Japanese Tokyo Electron bows to US pressure to blacklist Chinese
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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
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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.