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SoftBank launches an OpenAI for Japan: SB Intuitions, building LLMs and generative AI in Japanese

AI may have found a center of gravity in the Bay Area, but we’re seeing a lot of activity elsewhere among those who believe that there is a market opportunity ensuring that the pace of innovation does not only get played out in just one corner of the world.


Japan Looks to Take Lead on AI Regulation


A new web standard technology to tackle disinformation is at the heart of government proposals for generative artificial intelligence regulation.


Survey: Japan Inc. bullish on AI, already in use at 41% of companies

More than 90 percent of major Japanese companies are considering using or have already adopted generative artificial intelligence in their operations, but many cite data breaches and authenticity as concerns, a survey by The Asahi Shimbun found.


SoftBank gets $37 mil. govt. subsidy for generative AI

Japan's government has been watching companies abroad take the lead in the race to develop generative artificial intelligence models. Now it plans to help fund a supercomputer that can play in the same league....


Japan Sets the Precedent for AI Copyright

Amid global governmental regulations, Japan has come to a conclusion already about AI copyright - it does not apply to AI training at all.



Japan Goes All In: Copyright Doesn’t Apply To AI Training

In a surprising move, Japan’s government recently reaffirmed that it will not enforce copyrights on data used in AI training. The policy allows AI to use any data “regardless of…


Washington and Tokyo vow closer chip cooperation

TOKYO, May 26 (Reuters) -
The United States and Japan will deepen cooperation in the research and development of advanced….


G7, Generative AI and the ‘Hiroshima AI process’

In what could possibly one of the fastest regulatory responses to an emerging technology, the industrialized nations making up the G7 called for global cooperation….


Japan looks to play catch-up on generative AI

With generative artificial intelligence rapidly gaining traction around the world, Japanese firms ranging from SoftBank to Hitachi are developing…



HashPort Group Collaborates with Expo 2025 to Innovate Japan through Blockchain

Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the past few years, Japan has been strategically facilitating the Web3 revolution. HashPort Group, as a leader in the core players of the Japanese Web3 market, is constantly expanding…


Binance launches new subsidiary in Japan


On August 1, 2023, Binance, the global cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, launched Binance Japan, a dedicated platform for Japanese residents. The subsidiary aims to offer spot trading, Earn products, and an NFT marketplace…


How Japan’s regulatory moves in Web3 can be an example for nations globally

Few of us will associate Japan with a vibrant crypto scent - but Japan is one of the many countries that took a proactive approach towards fostering Web3 after realizing its potential worldwide.


How Japan is illuminating the path of blockchain’s future

In the Land of the Rising Sun, where the culture and ethos already align with the principles of blockchain games, the dawn of a new era of in gaming has arrived, writes Daiki Moriyama of Oasys.


Fujitsu Completes Trial of ConnectionChain Blockchain Technology

The one-year demonstration initiative for Fujitsu’s ConnectionChain blockchain technology has been successfully completed with the participation of the Asian Development Bank…


MUFG to facilitate Japanese bank-backed stablecoins via Progmat Coin platform

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group hasn’t revealed what firms will be the first to utilize its platform; however, a handful of banks have reportedly opted for…


Japan’s largest airline launches NFT marketplace

On May 30, All Nippon Airways (ANA), the largest airline in Japan, launched an aeronautical-themed nonfungible tokens (NFTs) marketplace with its subsidiary, ANA Neo…


Japan's leap into the future embracing Crypto and WEB3

Japan is strategically positioning itself as a global leader in the Web3 industry, with a national strategy that promotes crypto adoption, fosters corporate collaborations…


Looking to expand Web3 activities into Japan?

Watch the biggest firms for clues, says gaming protocol founder. While the community might be small, there’s a growing buzz around Web3 in Japan, with overseas companies now taking note. For clues on how to…

Quantum Computing


MUFG aims to use quantum computer tech in financial services

TOKYO -- Japan's MUFG Bank has invested in Groovenauts, a Japanese startup that offers quantum computer technology, Nikkei has learned. The megabank seeks to use quantum technology for financial services, including for complex transactions....


IBM and Tokyo University have just booted up their quantum computer

The IBM Quantum System One is now operational for researchers across Japan.



Classiq partners with Toshiba Digital Solutions on gate-based quantum computing

Israel-based Classiq and Japan-based Toshiba Digital Solutions have announced that they will collaborate on gate-based quantum computing, and promote use…


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