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Preferred Networks, a Japanese artificial intelligence startup, is looking for new lines of business. Although the company enjoys backing from a number of big names in Japan,…

Apparel companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic have been tapping artificial intelligence technology to boost sagging sales, using it to predict the designs and colors that will…

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic is trying to transform its business into one that derives a big chunk of revenue from subscription and other recurring revenue streams.

Japanese IT services group NEC and its partner microbrewery have devised a series of alcoholic beverages using a mix of artificial intelligence and pop culture that they say is…

Taku Toguchi knew he wanted a career in artificial intelligence as far back as when he was a teenager. Now 36, the college dropout and serial entrepreneur has joined the ranks of…

Japanese sushi restaurant chain Kura Sushi has introduced an artificial intelligence-based smartphone app capable of assessing the quality of tuna, a popular sushi topping.

Everything was going well for innovative entrepreneur and restaurateur Haruki Odajima — or so it seemed until the coronavirus pandemic swirled across the country earlier this…

Japan's MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings will begin offering a service to analyze the risks climate change pose to companies, Nikkei has learned.

A startup developed a system to quickly predict how flooding could affect surrounding areas, pairing artificial intelligence (AI) with drone technology.
A contactless customer service kiosk used in shops and stations has been upgraded to take people’s temperatures — a step now being taken at many venues reopening from the…