Tokyo Coronavirus

Line survey finds 7% of users in Tokyo have coronavirus symptoms

A survey of Line Corp’s chat app users in Tokyo and neighbouring prefectures in partnership with Japan’s health ministry found 7.1% of respondents in the capital city r...

Platform News: YouTube video streaming on a desktop computer

YouTube video seeks to keep Japan’s seniors in shape during coronavirus confinement

The coronavirus epidemic may be keeping people at home to avoid exposure to the disease but Japan’s senior citizens are still able to do their workouts thanks to a YouTube vi...

Platform Economy: e-commerce shopping from a retail website

Rakuten raided by anti-trust officials

Japanese anti-trust officials have raided the offices of Rakuten Inc after complaints from online merchants. The complaints against the Tokyo-based e-commerce platform relate to a ...

Platform Industry: Japan and Japanese culture

Japan to tighten screws on tech giants to ensure transparency

TOKYO – Japan will tighten regulations to prevent technology giants including Facebook Inc and Google from abusing their market power and having unfair advantage over small b...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank’s China strategy wobbles as key bets disappoint

HONG KONG/BEIJING – For Tokyo, Japan-based SoftBank Group Inc, the financial technology firm OneConnect’s IPO should have been a vindication of an aggressive China inve...

Japan e-Money

Nearly 20% of Japan households using e-money but cash still king

TOKYO – Almost a fifth of Japanese households use electronic money for small purchases, a survey by a central bank-affilated research institute showed, up from a year ago and...

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