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  • Japan megabanks to allow 24-hour mobile money transfer

    the big banks are lagging behind smaller rivals. Fujitsu, the Japanese information technology company, will provide the digital platform based on blockchain technology, a distributed ledger system that underpins virtual currencies such as bitcoin. The test

    October 16, 2017 02:07 pm JST
  • Fujitsu to build world-class AI supercomputer

    TOKYO -- Fujitsu received an order for Japan's fastest supercomputer from a national research institute, with the goal of providing development infrastructure for artificial intelligence to companies and research centers. The roughly 5 billion yen ... Fujitsu to build world-class AI supercomputer

    October 7, 2017 07:30 pm JST
  • Toshiba searches for a new 'spine'

    less than 50%. Rival Japanese tech companies such as NEC and Fujitsu have been striving to harness the internet of things, too. But a Toshiba executive sounded confident that the company's "manufacturing experience" can help it compete. By adopting

    October 7, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Robots, cloud storage to tackle Asia's aging populations

    this challenge." One potential boon to seniors being highlighted at this year's CEATEC is a "smart" speaker from Fujitsu. The tube-shaped AI speaker has a sensor at the top. Place a finger for a few seconds and it immediately measures the heartbeat

    October 3, 2017 01:38 pm JST
  • Thailand and Mongolia embracing Japanese 'Kosen' schools

    program. He earned a degree in electrical engineering and worked for 20 years as an engineer on projects with Sony, Fujitsu and other companies. He was content with his life in Japan but began considering his own country's modernization. Mongolia is rich

    September 27, 2017 04:18 pm JST
  • Japan's big mobile carriers still glued to their iPhones

    on the iPhone, Docomo will offer a 1,500 yen ($13.38) monthly discount to users of Fujitsu and Samsung smartphones. But the impact remains to be seen. The three carriers have flourished in the smartphone economy created by the i

    September 23, 2017 06:56 am JST
  • Huawei's hefty paychecks make a splash in Japan

    about their children joining an "unknown" Chinese company. They would rather they joined the companies that drove Japan's postwar economic growth, such as Hitachi or Fujitsu. Huawei's posting on Japanese recruitment site Rikunabi is for science

    September 21, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Rakuten targets sleep data in tie-up with mattress maker

    data into businesses are gaining traction among manufacturers as well. Panasonic is developing a health monitoring system for the elderly using "internet of things" technology to analyze temperature changes and sleep patterns. Fujitsu, meanwhile

    September 15, 2017 05:31 am JST
  • Toyota-backed flying car getting development bases

    City. The carmaker, Fujitsu and the Aichi Prefecture city will help equip them. Cartivator's new Aichi Prefecture base, in Toyota City's new Sentan manufacturing-innovation facility, will open its doors Sunday. Engineers there will focus

    September 15, 2017 03:37 am JST
  • Voice-activated gizmos ready for every household need

    to note, no appliance at the trade show seemed to be compatible with Japanese AI technology. The likes of Fujitsu, Sony and Panasonic are developing their own AI voice assistants. Sharp has already launched ovens and small robots that respond to voice

    September 14, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China's Huawei makes hiring splash in Japan by doubling salaries

    about their children joining an "unknown" Chinese company. They would rather they joined the "engines" of Japan's post-war economic growth, such as Hitachi or Fujitsu. Huawei's posting on the Japanese recruitment site Rikunabi is for science

    September 13, 2017 12:15 pm JST
  • Voice-interface assistants compete for smart appliances

    to make its devices compatible with Google and Apple's voice platforms in the future, said the rep. In contrast, no appliance can be seen at the trade show that can work with Japanese AI technology. The likes of Fujitsu, Sony and Panasonic are developing

    September 6, 2017 02:41 am JST
  • Earnings preview

    Fujitsu's first-half profit heading for 7-year high

    TOKYO -- Fujitsu's operating profit is expected to jump by about 50% in the April-September half to reach a seven-year high, thanks to growing smartphone part sales and products for mobile phone base stations. The Japanese information technology ... Fujitsu's first-half profit heading for 7-year high

    August 24, 2017 03:59 am JST
  • Fujitsu finally faces the cold, hard smartphone facts

    TOKYO -- Fujitsu is ditching cellphones to concentrate on fields where it believes it has a better shot at competing: artificial intelligence and the internet of things. The Japanese information technology company absorbed Toshiba's mobile phone ... Fujitsu finally faces the cold, hard smartphone facts

    August 23, 2017 04:01 pm JST
  • Lenovo shares fall for three straight days on quarterly loss

    , 2011. The negative earnings prompted equity analysts to revise down their target share price. Earlier Tuesday, the morning edition of The Nikkei reported that Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu had decided to sell its cellphone business, citing

    August 22, 2017 03:53 pm JST
  • GLOBAL SNAPSHOT: North Korea Concerns Re-Emerge On War Games

    and Industry. Other executives from Western Digital have already arrived and are reopening negotiations. - Nikkei Asian Review *Fujitsu putting mobile phone business on the block Fujitsu is looking to offload its mobile phone operations, becoming the latest

    August 22, 2017 09:08 am JST
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    Fujitsu putting mobile phone business on the block

    TOKYO -- Fujitsu is looking to offload its mobile phone operations, becoming the latest casualty of growing competition in the once highly lucrative market, where Japanese players are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with global giants ... Fujitsu putting mobile phone business on the block

    August 22, 2017 04:04 am JST
  • Alps buying out unit to bolster autoparts biz

    . South Korea's Samsung Electronics has purchased U.S. car audio products maker Harman International Industries, while Denso has moved to turn Japanese compatriot Fujitsu Ten into a consolidated subsidiary. Separately listed Alps and Alpine have a hard

    July 28, 2017 07:08 am JST
  • AI, IoT top Japan R&D chiefs' priority lists

    , while 16th-ranked Fujitsu has designated cloud technology, IoT, AI and security as areas essential for growth. Automakers are also pumping money into cutting-edge tech pursuits. As part of its AI research push, top spender Toyota Motor established

    July 27, 2017 06:07 am JST
  • Japan's Mizuho Bank on verge of replacing crash-prone system

    ) at most, which would make it one of the biggest IT investments in corporate Japan. The development team included the Mizuho Research Institute, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM Japan and NTT Data. Jerry-built The foundations of Mizuho's current IT architecture date

    July 27, 2017 01:35 am JST