Japan touts national security in a spat with South Korea after high-tech restrictions

Japan touts national security in a spat with South Korea after high-tech restrictions Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan is issuing national security concerns in the latest spat with South Korea. While, in the opposite direction, South Korea once more is using historical war-time issues that need to…

Capitalist Big Brother in Japan: Yahoo Japan to Mizuho FG and George Orwell

Capitalist Big Brother in Japan: Yahoo Japan to Mizuho FG and George Orwell Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The privacy of information is endlessly being crushed just like freedom on social media. George Orwell in 1949 published a powerful book titled Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984). Sadly, the ramifications of his words are…

Is Facebook on the verge of downfall?

Is Facebook on the verge of downfall? Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times  The Possible Downfall of Facebook Facebook! Facebook! Facebook! Indeed, that name rings a bell. Even in the remotest part of the world, Facebook is a well-known social media (SM) platform. In fact, this mirrors its unparalleled popularity. As a social network, Facebook…

LockerGoga wrecking havoc on cyber systems

LockerGoga wrecking havoc on cyber systems Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times  LockerGoga: Are manufacturing companies under threat? I.T.-based companies around the world are investing a sizable fraction of their revenues in building formidable cyber defense systems against viruses. For many of them, devoting a huge sum of their revenues to upgrading their firewalls and antivirus…

Cyber insurance may be the solution for preventing cyberattacks 

Cyber insurance may be the solution for preventing cyberattacks  Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times Cyberattacks impacting well-known brands In December 2018, the Modern Tokyo Times reported that one of the world’s leading hotel chains, Marriot International, came under heavy cyberattacks. In the report, the Modern Tokyo Times pointed out that the unknown cyber assailants…

Is a global Bill of Rights needed to protect digital privacy against China’s cashless systems? 

Is a global Bill of Rights needed to protect digital privacy against China’s cashless systems?  Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times China’s Cashless Systems: A Flagrant Violation of Human Rights Technology keeps shaping our world every day. And the beauty of innovative technology is that it has no substitute. For instance, the United States automaker…

Are Banking Trojans on the rise?  

Are Banking Trojans on the rise?   Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times Banking Trojans increase by 16% in 2018 Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab Solutions has raised an alarm over the skyrocketing number of cyberattacks with popular malware, Banking Trojans. According to the cybersecurity company, Banking Trojans attacked about 889,452 users of its anti-phishing…

Israel and NSO Group: Pegasus spyware found in over 40 nations is alarming journalists

Israel and NSO Group: Pegasus spyware found in over 40 nations is alarming journalists Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In 2017, the NSO Group was highlighted by Modern Tokyo Times in relation to its spyware being used against journalists in Mexico. However, despite the negative human rights issue related to this Israeli company, it…

Common cybersecurity standards a solution sites Huawei to allay US concerns

Common cybersecurity standards a solution sites Huawei to allay US concerns Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Huawei, understanding international concern about security risks is calling for the need for an international approach to allay fears of certain governments. This notably applies to America and staunch allies that have also spoken out…

Myanmar attracts investment from the Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea

Myanmar attracts investment from the Northeast Asian powers of China, Japan, and South Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The economic powers of Northeast Asia continue to view the future of Myanmar in a positive light. Hence, continuing investments, infrastructural projects, political goodwill, and the collective understanding of the many difficulties…

JP Morgan moves forward with bold cryptocurrency initiative 

JP Morgan moves forward with bold cryptocurrency initiative  Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times The cryptocurrency industry gets a boost as JP Morgan joins the fray Last Thursday, US banking giant JP Morgan Chase announced that it would launch its cryptocurrency, JPM Coin. By this announcement, the investment and financial institution will become the first…

Cyberattacks may force companies to finally assess cyber risks

Cyberattacks may force companies to finally assess cyber risks Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times  Mondelez vs. Zurich case turn the spotlight on insurance companies Much as the widely reported NotPetya malware attacks are gradually disappearing from the headlines, its aftermath still holds sway. Apparently, the Mondelez vs. Zurich Case has become a constant reminder…

Arrests in Poland Contribute to the International Controversies Surrounding Huawei

Arrests in Poland Contribute to the International Controversies Surrounding Huawei By: John Dotson China Brief The Jamestown Foundation Introduction The December 1, 2018, arrest of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (孟晚舟) in Vancouver—an arrest made by Canadian officials pursuant to a warrant issued in the United States—touched off a three-way diplomatic firestorm between China,…

Myanmar needs international support: Archbishop Maung Bo says protect “Our Mother Irrawaddy”

Myanmar needs international support: Archbishop Maung Bo says protect “Our Mother Irrawaddy”  Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Yangon, Charles Maung Bo, is demanding that the Myitsone Dam is taken off the table in Myanmar. This relates to stopping China from impacting on the River Irrawaddy by…

Google slammed for GDPR violation by the European Union

Google slammed for GDPR violation by the European UnionHorace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Google becomes the first victim of GDPR On Friday, May 25, 2018, customers of tech-based companies received loads of email, notifying them that their service providers would be updating their Privacy Policy. Indeed, these companies were reacting to the deadline issued…

Will quantum computing cripple the cryptocurrency?

Will quantum computing cripple the cryptocurrency?  Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Quantum computing: the underrated cryptocurrrency threat Cryptocurrency is a crypto-asset that uses secure cryptography to process financial transactions. Last week, blockchain service enabler Ternio launched its first blockchain product, BlockCard (TM). Blockcard (TM) is one of the three crypto debit cards in the United States. According…

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America

Nikkei index in Japan declines by 5% in one day: The long shadow of America Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Nikkei index in Japan fell by 5% based on mainly external factors. Despite this, if the internal fundamentals were sound then irrespective of events in America the fall would have been…

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation

Lack of diversity at U.S. tech companies stifles innovation Horace C. White  Modern Tokyo Times  The US tech industry stifles innovation To lots of millennials out there, the Internet was the best thing that ever happened to their generation. In truth, this makes perfect sense given the degree of transformation the interconnected computer network (otherwise…

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire

Ripple may change the calculus in Huawei fiasco caught in the US-China trade crossfire Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times Huawei caught in the US-China trade crossfire The trade dispute between the United States and China is far from over as Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies has become its latest prey. Indeed, the trade…

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China

United States tech companies failing to heave Trump’s stance on China Horace C. White Modern Tokyo Times When U.S. President Donald Trump came into office, he left no one in doubt regarding his stance on China. Through actions, tweets, and utterances, President Trump sent out strong-worded messages that China has become U.S. arch rival. While the Chinese government appears perturbed by this development, it is apparent that its primary focus is helping Chinese firms build their global brands with Africa a strategic partner.…

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific (Australia, India, Japan, and US)

Quad Restrictions: Addressing PRC Investment Concerns in the Indo-Pacific By: Ashley Feng, Sagatom Saha The Jamestown Foundation Washington has recently taken a tougher tack to growing inbound investment from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by strengthening the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), but its security partners in the PRC’s backyard…