Information & Communications Technology

Japan Inc battles cybercriminals with 'white hat' hackers on its side

More companies and research institutions in Japan are doing their best to attract hackers from around the world, setting them loose on their own websites and digital services as a defense against malware-armed attackers who have gained the upper hand in the ongoing cybersecurity war.

Sensors in Asics ‘smart shoes’ let you figure out how to run better
Runners craving advice on how to improve their style and form need look no further than down at their shoes. Asics Corp. on July 21 began accepting reservations for orders of its new Evoride Orphe “smart shoes,” which feature built-in sensors that offer a visible way for runners to analyze their performance.
SoftBank pushes Arm to focus on chips ahead of possible IPO

The reorganization of Arm this month at the direction of parent SoftBank Group, has raised questions over whether the British chip designer is on the auction block as the Japanese tech conglomerate reshuffles its portfolio and sells a clutch of assets.

NTT Docomo to offer low-priced 5G smartphones

Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo will introduce a new line of low-priced 5G smartphones by the end of the year as it tries to attract more subscribers, a top company official revealed Thursday.