Japan Category

April 10, 2019

Japan allocates 5G spectrum to carriers, blocks Huawei and ZTE gear

Lagging behind South Korea and the United States in 5G deployments, Japan has allocated spectrum to four top carriers while saying no to Chinese 5G gear.

April 10, 2019

Carlos Ghosn Accuses Nissan Officials of Mismanagement

In a video recorded before his most recent arrest, the former auto chief said executives responsible for the company’s slide had plotted against him.

April 8, 2019

Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have …

April 4, 2019

For Carlos Ghosn, an Early Morning Knock Increases the Pressure, Again

In an interview, his wife, Carole Ghosn, described aggressive tactics and a thorough home search. Experts called his latest arrest in Japan an unusually forceful move.

April 4, 2019

How to Eat Ramen in Japan

In Japan, eating ramen is a near goddamn religious experience.Read more…

April 4, 2019

India’s OYO enters Japan in partnership with SoftBank

Fresh from closing a notable investment from Airbnb, India’s OYO has expanded its footprint into Japan. The move comes through a joint venture with investor SoftBank — which led OYO’s $1 billion round last year through its Vision Fund — which will cover hotel-based accommodation and home rentals. Financial details around the joint venture were […]

April 4, 2019

Carlos Ghosn, Ousted Nissan Chief, Joins Twitter With Promise to ‘Tell the Truth’

The auto executive, who faces criminal charges in Japan, said he would hold a news conference next week “to tell the truth about what’s happening.”

April 3, 2019

Japan Stumbles as China’s Growth Engine Slows

A slump in exports raises questions about how effective Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies would have been without Chinese help.

April 1, 2019

Japan’s New Era Gets a Name, but No One Can Agree What It Means

The era of the incoming emperor, Naruhito, will be known as Reiwa, a term that can mean “order and peace,” “auspicious harmony” and “joyful harmony.”