New tools in Olympic security
The Special Equipment Exhibition & Conference for Anti-Terrorism was held in Tokyo to showcase to security professionals the latest in surveillance and protecting public events, with a special eye to helping the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Ride-hailing apps take over Asia
The race is on across Asia for ride-hailing apps, as growing smartphone use gives transport access to more people, and more ideas to entrepreneurs.
Successful launch for Michibiki satellite
Japan has successfully launched its fourth quasi-zenith satellite from the southern island of Tanegashima, helping improve the accuracy and precision of GPS navigation.
Video games as spectator sport
Esports and watching people play e-sports was a major theme at the 21st Tokyo Game Show, where developers big and small from 36 countries gathered to showcase the latest in video game technology and titles.
Surprising designs redefine the office
Creativity is changing how offices function in Tokyo, as companies add digital forests, telecommuting robots and other innovations that help workers work and attract clients.
Get someone else to do the shopping
Started in Singapore, the "shopping concierge" service Honestbee has come to Tokyo, letting customers send others to local stores and do the shopping for them and receiving delivery an hour later.
Nissan's new Leaf can go twice as far
Four-hundred kilometers on a single charge -- Nissan's new model of its Leaf electric vehicle can cruise at twice the distance of the previous model, which the company hopes will be the breakthrough needed to make the car a best-seller.
Toyota's ASEAN supply chain
The integration of ASEAN's economies can be seen with how Toyota assembles its vehicles, using parts and labor from across the region, using the best of what each country can offer, and in turn selling them there as well.
Nikkei Asia300 Forum: Opportunies ahead
The Nikkei Asia300 Global Business Forum was held in Bangkok. In the opening address, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak stressed Asian businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of the shifting world order.
Foxconn still wants Toshiba Memory
Hon Hai Precision Industry's annual shareholders meeting was a showcase for the Taiwanese company's new products, and Chairman Terry Gou's ambitions, as he championed major investment in the U.S. and his desire to acquire Toshiba's memory business.
FT Nikkei, robotics and the future of jobs
Can humans and robots work side by side? In the American auto industry, factory workers are having to do just that, and is serving as a bellwether for the future of employment environments.
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