Japan

AWS and Google win Japanese government cloud contract
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cloud computing

AWS and Google win Japanese government cloud contract

The government aims to digitally transform its ministries and municipalities, some of which still use floppy disks
27 Oct 2021
Why does Japan lag behind on startups?
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startups

Why does Japan lag behind on startups?

The country has a reputation as a tech leader, but its startup ecosystem has yet to achieve its potential
26 Oct 2021
Japan to launch £637 million tech fund for AI and 5G
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Policy & legislation

Japan to launch £637 million tech fund for AI and 5G

The country is looking to boost its domestic tech sector and reinforce economic security
18 Oct 2021
University of Tokyo capitalises on law change to invest £399 million in startups
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startups

University of Tokyo capitalises on law change to invest £399 million in startups

The institution hopes to make Japan's startup scene more competitive internationally
1 Oct 2021
Yahoo issues password reset advice in wake of Japanese hack
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hacking

Yahoo issues password reset advice in wake of Japanese hack

Around 22 million users could have had their login names stolen, following attack on company's Japanese admin system.
20 May 2013
Sony to cut 2,000 jobs and close factory in Japan
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Business strategy

Sony to cut 2,000 jobs and close factory in Japan

Firm continues with aggressive restructuring plans.
19 Oct 2012
Japan attacked: Can we say 'cyber war' now?
Cyber war
Security

Japan attacked: Can we say 'cyber war' now?

Following hacks on a Japanese weapons manufacturer, can we start talking about cyber war with confidence?
21 Sep 2011
Week in review: IE9, net neutrality and 100Mbps broadband!
Week in Review
public sector

Week in review: IE9, net neutrality and 100Mbps broadband!

This week, Microsoft launched IE9, there was something of a stalemate in a net neutrality debate and Virgin boasted about its 100Mbps broadband.
18 Mar 2011
UK 24th for broadband value
Broadband world
Network & Internet

UK 24th for broadband value

The UK is placed in a lowly 24th place for the value of its broadband.
30 Nov 2010
Vodafone boosts full-year outlook
Vodafone
public sector

Vodafone boosts full-year outlook

Vodafone has pushed up its profit forecast for the full year and has decided to sell off its Japanese operations.
9 Nov 2010
UK riskier than China for web surfers
UK
Security

UK riskier than China for web surfers

UK ranks 30th out of 144 countries in a study of the most dangerous places to go online.
24 Aug 2010
Twitter hits 20 billion tweet mark
Twiiter
Network & Internet

Twitter hits 20 billion tweet mark

The 20 billionth tweet has been sent by a Japanese graphic designer going by the name of GGGGGGo_Lets_Go.
2 Aug 2010
Facebook aiming for one billion users
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Network & Internet

Facebook aiming for one billion users

The man behind the seemingly unstoppable social network Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, says Russia and the Far East are now the priority as Facebook looks…
24 Jun 2010
Intel invests millions in Japanese WiMAX
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Mobile

Intel invests millions in Japanese WiMAX

UQ Communications has received over $40 million of investment from Intel Capital to help with its WiMAX coverage in Japan.
9 Jun 2009
Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8 - Review
Software

Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8 - Review

We take a look at a preproduction sample of Panasonic's Centrino 2 based 'business ruggedised' Toughbook CF-W8.
24 Dec 2008
Nokia quits Japan
Nokia
Mobile

Nokia quits Japan

The Finnish mobile phone maker is calling time on its involvement in the tough Japanese market, though upmarket brand Vertu will remain.
27 Nov 2008
Panasonic takes ToughBooks consumer with Dixons deal
Software

Panasonic takes ToughBooks consumer with Dixons deal

Panasonic to target ToughBooks at the UK consumer market, but will pursue different strategies in Europe and Japan.
29 Sep 2008
Photos: Panasonic ToughBook factory tour
Software

Photos: Panasonic ToughBook factory tour

Following the global press launch of Panasonic's new ToughBook range in Japan, the assembled journalists were taken on a tour of its manufacturing fac…
28 Sep 2008
First Look: Panasonic CF-18
Software

First Look: Panasonic CF-18

At the global press launch in Japan, IT PRO got a chance to take a hands-on look at the CF-18.
28 Sep 2008