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Japan’s NTT teams up with Amazon to offer satellite internet

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei Asia chief business news correspondent   TOKYO — Telecom carrier NTT has teamed up with Amazon to launch a satellite internet service in Japan with a trial scheduled for as early as 2024, the companies said on Tuesday, in a move aimed at challenging rival operator SpaceX in the fledgling sector.   Amazon’s broadband service, Project Kuiper,….Read more

  • November 28, 2023
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ECONOMY > External Relations

Japan opens new Silicon Valley base for Japanese startups

Silicon Valley, Nov. 12 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s industry ministry held a ceremony Sunday to mark the opening of a new base for Japanese startups in Palo Alto, California.   The new base is aimed at supporting Japanese startups in Silicon Valley, a major center of the information technology industry. It will become fully operational by the end of the year.  ….Read more

  • November 13, 2023
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SCIENCE > Technology

SK Hynix balks at Western Digital-Kioxia memory chip merger

South Korea’s SK Hynix, which holds an indirect stake in Japan’s Kioxia Holdings, is reluctant to back Kioxia’s merger with U.S. rival Western Digital’s memory chip operations, Nikkei has learned.

  • October 18, 2023
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ECONOMY > External Relations

Kyocera, Meiko, other Japan makers seek investments outside China

Japanese manufacturers are shifting capital investment to Southeast Asia, India and North America as part of a trend toward diversifying supply chains away from China in response to geopolitical concerns. The move, however, may risk transferring production to less efficient locales.

  • October 15, 2023
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Japan to defend chips, other tech with new economic security plan

Japan’s government will release an economy security plan this month meant to protect vital industries like semiconductors and advance cooperation with international partners.

  • October 13, 2023
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Trade chief comments on U.S. sanctions on Russian firms connected to Japanese interests

NHK reported that Trade and Industry Minister Nishimura commented on the Biden administration’s latest decision to penalize Russian enterprises for their roles in the war in Ukraine, several of which are also involved in the Arctic LNG 2 project that multiple Japanese companies maintain stakes in. “We are aware that the sanctions were imposed not on the project per se….Read more

  • September 19, 2023
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ECONOMY > External Relations

Japan, U.S., Australia to fund telecom network in South Pacific

TOKYO – Japan said Tuesday it, the United States and Australia will fund an estimated 135 million Australian-dollar ($90 million) project to develop advanced telecommunications networks in the South Pacific amid China’s growing clout in the region.   Under the East Micronesia Cable project, to be completed in 2025 at the earliest, about 2,250 kilometers of undersea cables connecting Micronesia,….Read more

  • June 6, 2023
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ECONOMY > Energy

Japan to expand support for “Global South” to tackle China, Russia

TOKYO – Japan decided Thursday to boost its infrastructure support for emerging and developing nations, referred to as the “Global South,” in a bid to curb their dependence on China and Russia for vital materials and components for batteries and solar panels.   In updating its strategy to expand infrastructure exports, the government also refrained from mentioning economic cooperation with….Read more

  • June 1, 2023
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ECONOMY > External Relations

Chip companies pour $14bn into Japan, seeking stable supply chain

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s meeting Thursday with global chip company executives highlighted a flurry of activity in the country that has brought more than 2 trillion yen ($14 billion) in announced investment plans since 2021.

SCIENCE > Technology

Interview: Intel eager to partner with Japan in chip manufacturing: CEO

Intel will deepen its cooperation with Japanese companies and research institutes to develop technologies and materials for semiconductor manufacturing, the U.S. chipmaker’s CEO told Nikkei in an interview on Thursday.

  • May 18, 2023
  • , Nikkei Asia , 08:51 p.m.
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