Japan

Japan Passes Law To Allow Third Party App Stores, Payments

Copy of EU's DMA? Japan passes law that will require Apple and Google to open up their respective ecosystems

1 day ago

China Premier Welcomes Foreign Tech Investment

In meeting with Samsung chair Chinese Premier Li Qiang welcomes further investment from foreign firms, promises improved conditions

3 weeks ago

Microsoft Announces Big Investments In Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand

Microsoft's AI investments continue in south east Asia, after investments in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, as well as Thailand

1 month ago

TSMC Opens First Factory In Japan

Taiwanese chip giant TSMC celebrates opening of first Japanese factory, in key step in global expansion plans

4 months ago

TSMC To Build Second Factory In Japan

World’s largest chipmaker TSMC confirms it will build second fab in Japan, with backing from Sony and Toyota

4 months ago

Japan Chip Equipment Maker Kokusai Expands In China

Japanese chip equipment maker Kokusai Electric expands support staff in China as it sees surging demand from low-end chip makers…

6 months ago

Nvidia To Build Network Of AI Chip Plants In Japan

Nvidia chief Jensen Huang says company to work with local companies to build network of AI chip plants in Japan

6 months ago

Nvidia Promises Japan AI Support Amidst Heavy Demand

Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang says company will try to prioritise Japan AI requirements amidst heavy worldwide demand

6 months ago

Japan Space Agency Hacked, But No Rocket Data Accessed

Admission of 'unauthorised access' of a network server at Japan's space agency (JAXA), but sensitive data not compromised

7 months ago

Japan Opens Probe Into Google Search Domination

More bad news for Alphabet as Japanese competition watchdog begins investigation into Google's search domination

8 months ago

EU Sees ‘Convergence’ With Japan On Generative AI

EU official says bloc sees 'convergence' with Japan on generative AI as countries seek to regulate popular technology

8 months ago

Toshiba Approves $14bn Private Equity Takeover

Japanese conglomerate Toshiba set to go private after successful $14 billion offer from private equity firm JIP

9 months ago

Tech Investors Flee China As Political Tensions Worsen

Private capital fundraising in Asia-Pacific on track for 10-year low as VC funding in China drops nearly 55 percent, report…

11 months ago

China Orders Export Restrictions On Chip Materials

China introduces restrictions on gallium and germanium, critical for chip and communications manufacturing, amidst worsening trade tensions

12 months ago

Japan Buys Out JSR As It Drives Chip Equipment Sector

Japanese government to buy out chip materials maker JSR as it seeks to take advantage of US-China tensions to boost…

12 months ago

China Urges Japan To Drop Chip Export Restrictions

Minister hits back and says China is “strongly dissatisfied with” Japan’s decision to halt the export of chipmaking equipment

1 year ago

UK Government Unveils Long-Awaited £1 Billion Semiconductor Strategy

Long-awaited government strategy for UK semiconductor strategy unveiled, but some critics argue it is not enough

1 year ago

North Korea ‘Stole $721m’ In Crypto From Japan

Study estimates North Korean hackers have stolen $721m in crypto from Japan since 2017, one-third of global total

1 year ago

Japan Start-Up iSpace Prepares First Commercial Moon Landing

Japanese start-up ispace prepares to attempt first-ever commercial lunar landing on Tuesday with M1 mission

1 year ago

China Asks WTO To Scrutinise Chip Export Restrictions

Beijing seeks WTO help, and says it will “take decisive measures to safeguard its rights and interests” after Japan joined…

1 year ago

Japan Set To Ramp Chip Spending Amidst US Push

Japan expected to sharply increase spending on chipmaking equipment as it takes advantage of US-China trade war to boost its…

1 year ago

Japan Joins US, Netherlands, In Chip Export Restrictions To China

Confirmation that Japan is now joining the US and the Netherlands in restricting semiconductor manufacturing equipment

1 year ago

Netherlands Joins US In China Chip Export Restrictions

China logs official complaint, after the Netherlands plans new restrictions on exports of semiconductor tech

1 year ago

Kyocera To Double Semiconductor Investment

Japan's Kyocera to roughly double investment in semiconductors amidst global push to diversify supply chain, following years of disruption

1 year ago

Apple Japan Hit With £81m In Additional Taxes

Apple Japan unit reportedly owes additional 13 billion yen in taxes after investigation finds bulk tax-free purchases of iPhones by…

1 year ago

Toshiba Receives $15bn Buy Out Bid – Report

Consortium led by Japan Industrial Partners submits bid to purchase Toshiba for $15bn, but reportedly has no banking approval for…

2 years ago

US Hosts Initial ‘Chip 4’ Meeting In Taiwan

US hosts initial 'Chips 4' working group meeting in Taiwan with participation of South Korea and Japan as it seeks…

2 years ago

Japan, US To Set Up Advanced Chip Research Centre

Japan and US to establish joint research centre for 2-nanometre chips by end of this year amidst ongoing worldwide semiconductor…

2 years ago