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Japan’s Fugaku cedes fastest computer crown to U.S.’s Frontier

By NIKI MIZUGUCHI and AKIRA OIKAWA, Nikkei staff writers   TOKYO — Frontier, a U.S.-built supercomputer, has dethroned Japan’s Fugaku, developed by the Riken Institute and Fujitsu, as the world’s fastest such device, according to a twice-yearly ranking published Monday, ending the Japanese machine’s two-year reign.   With the U.S. and China forging ahead in computational performance, the Japanese government….Read more

  • May 30, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:01 p.m.
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U.S., Japan to discuss new framework for controlling exports of advanced technology

Monday’s Nikkei wrote that the governments of the United States and Japan are planning to establish a new framework for controlling exports of advanced technology with China in mind. The paper speculated that the two nations will try to prevent the outflow of technologies that could be used for human rights violations and abuse, such as artificial intelligence, GPS, and….Read more

  • May 23, 2022
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Gov’t to support university-led startups in commercializing technologies

The government will support Japanese universities in commercializing their original technologies. The “new form of capitalism” advocated by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio focuses on fostering startups originating at universities. One of the ways the government plans to strengthen its support for them is through a plan by the Japan Patent Office to start subsidizing international patent applications filed by universities….Read more

  • May 12, 2022
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Toshiba conducts verification test of quantum cryptography communications in U.S.

Toshiba has announced it has started a new verification test in the United States of its next-generation cryptographic technology “quantum cryptography communication.”  A communication network with a total length of about 61 kilometers will be constructed between the University of Chicago and other research institutes in Illinois and used in verification test and research. This will lead to the use….Read more

  • May 11, 2022
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Japan, Britain to team up on digital sector

Tokyo, May 5 (Jiji Press)–Japan and Britain agreed Wednesday to launch the bilateral “Digital Group,” which will be participated by bureau chief-level officials at government agencies of the two countries.     The agreement was reached at an online meeting between Japanese Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Yasushi Kaneko, who is visiting Switzerland, and British Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media….Read more

  • May 5, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 10:15 a.m.
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Rules for metaverse conduct being developed

Despite the word “metaverse” having just barely emerged in the modern lexicon, some cyber organizations are already hard at work creating rules of conduct and commerce for these shared virtual and augmented reality spaces that people access via the internet.   In this aspect of cyberspace, users are able to interact with other users as an avatar, a graphical representation….Read more

  • April 26, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 2:00 a.m.
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Editorial: Japan needs to gain ground, shift toward practical application of technology

Worldwide attention is being focused on quantum technology such as quantum computers, which have performances far superior to those of supercomputers. Japan must not fall further behind other countries in the race to develop quantum technology.   The government has drawn up a new national strategy for quantum technology that includes the goal of developing the first Japan-made quantum computer….Read more

  • April 22, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 12:41 p.m.
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Japan’s Mitsubishi and Eneos to mass-produce cleaner jet fuel

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Corp. and Eneos Holdings on Monday jointly announced that they will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which significantly cuts down on carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft. The companies will as soon as 2027 establish a domestic supply chain that handles everything from procurement of raw materials to manufacturing and distribution.

  • April 18, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:26 p.m.
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Quantum computing ambition: Japan aims for 10m users by 2030

TOKYO — Japan plans to bring into service its first homegrown quantum computer by the end of March next year and have 10 million people using the technology by 2030.

  • April 13, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 8:56 a.m.
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Nissan to cooperate with NASA on next-generation batteries

Tokyo, April 10 (Jiji Press)–Nissan Motor Co. <7201> has announced a tie-up with NASA on the development of all-solid-state batteries for electric vehicles.     The major Japanese automaker and the U.S. space agency will work on joint research on materials that will help improve the performance of the next-generation batteries. Nissan hopes to put the batteries into practical use in….Read more

  • April 10, 2022
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