Leading Japanese universities and corporations have joined hands with IBM to develop practical quantum computing applications in finance, materials development and the broader business scene.
Alliances & Technology Transfer
Japan and the U.K. have agreed to advanced digital standards in their upcoming bilateral trade deal, banning them from forcing companies to disclose algorithms and set up local data servers.
Trading houses Marubeni, Sumitomo Corp. and Mitsui & Co. will build a liquefied natural gas-fired power plant in Myanmar, one of the biggest investments by Japanese companies in the Southeast Asian country, people familiar with the matter say.
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.
As part of this digital makeover drive, the company is investing $800 million in Blue Yonder, a major U.S. provider of supply-chain management software.
Hitachi, NTT Data, the University of Tokyo and other parties are forming an organization that intends to build a data search engine to promote the development of new products and services, Nikkei has learned.
Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd will buy a 1% stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and the two will jointly develop EV batteries, the companies said on Friday.
Sony has acquired a small stake in the creator of smash hit "Fortnite" in a $250 million move that highlights the Japanese conglomerate's determination for a successful PlayStation 5 launch amid an intensifying battle in the game console arena.
Drugmakers from Japan, the U.S. and Europe have announced a more than $1 billion fund to invest in startups developing treatments for antibiotic-resistant infections.
Japan's MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings will begin offering a service to analyze the risks climate change pose to companies, Nikkei has learned.
Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart will introduce remote-controlled robots to stock shelves in its stores, Nikkei has learned.