The Information Technology Federation of Japan has certified FeliCa Pocket Marketing Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as “information banks” to allow companies to use personal data for business purposes.
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With many areas experiencing a severe lack of pediatricians, local governments are increasingly relying on mobile apps that provide their residents with timely medical advice.
Major mobile phone service operators SoftBank Corp. and KDDI Corp. said Wednesday they will look into teaming up on the wireless networks for their 5G services, in a bid to cut costs and speed up installation.
Japan's communications ministry started an initiative this month to screen networked "internet of things" devices for viruses, and says it is finding 100 infected gadgets a day.
Living abroad comes with its own problems. Simple tasks once taken for granted -- like buying a car, finding housing, and eating the right food -- can become annoyingly complicated.
Residents and sightseers in the Seto Inland Sea will be able to hail boats by smartphone just like taxis using a new app being tested this summer.
New financial technology companies are transforming Japan's lending sector, tapping artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge methods to ease a cumbersome loan process that hampers access for many businesses.
SoftBank Group's Vision Fund is venturing further into the wellness industry with its second investment in as many weeks after leading a funding round for San Francisco-based Collective Health.
Japanese tech company NEC will supply the fastest supercomputer in Europe for weather forecasting through a 50 million euro ($56 million) order from German meteorological service DWD, Nikkei has learned.
Fintech leaders on Tuesday called on governments to facilitate cashless societies.