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Japanese car makers not too worried about chip shortage
Published in Transportation

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
Published in News

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
Published in AI

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
Published in News
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
Published in News

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
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.