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…

Taiwan’s Emerging Push for “Cyber Autonomy”

Taiwan’s Emerging Push for “Cyber Autonomy” Publication: China Brief By: Philip Hsu The Jamestown Foundation On May 11, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed the Cybersecurity Management Law, Taiwan’s first national cybersecurity law (iThome, May 22). This law, which mandates cybersecurity requirements for Taiwan’s government agencies and operators of critical infrastructures, represents the latest initiative in the…

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.…

Cyber-security minister in Japan isn’t keen on using computers: Abe and cronyism

Cyber-security minister in Japan isn’t keen on using computers: Abe and cronyism Chika Mori and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times   The minister in charge of cyber-security in Japan, according to reports, has never bothered to use a computer during his working life. Obviously, following on from this, he doesn’t know much about the in-depth…

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage

UK, Japan Companies Help China to Counter US’s Tech Leverage By: Matt Schrader The Jamestown Foundation With the help of major tech companies from the UK and Japan, China may be poised to take an important step towards isolating its microchip supply chain from US pressure, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accelerates an indigenous…

China, Israel, and non-interference: Heavy investments and high technology

China, Israel, and non-interference: Heavy investments and high technology Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is increasingly focused on major Asian powers. Of major significance are China and India but other regional powers like Australia are equally being targeted along with Japan. Yet, the flow of…

Disruption Under the Radar: Chinese Advances in Quantum Sensing

Disruption Under the Radar: Chinese Advances in Quantum Sensing Publication: China Brief By: Elsa Kania, Stephen Armitage The Jamestown Foundation   This piece builds upon prior research and analysis on Chinese advances in quantum information science and quantum technologies, previously featured in China Brief in the series “China’s Quantum Leap,” parts one and two. Today,…

Apple abiding by the Authoritarianism of the Chinese Communist Party: VPN Services

Apple abiding by the Authoritarianism of the Chinese Communist Party: VPN Services Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It is abundantly clear that nations, religious groups, politically correctness, and other forces, seek to stem the freedom of social media, the internet, and other forms of communication outside of traditional limitations. Yet, it…

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 9 By: Elsa Kania The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) anticipates that future warfare will be “unmanned, invisible, and silent” (“无人、无形、无声”战争), with ever higher degrees of “intelligentization” (智能化). [1] PLA strategists expect that future, autonomous combat involving unmanned…

Mexico, NSO Group, Israel, and Spying via Pegasus: The New Enemies of the State?

Mexico, NSO Group, Israel, and Spying via Pegasus: The New Enemies of the State? Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Mexico, according to various sources, is now allegedly spying on individuals that seek to inform based on investigative journalism, tackle corruption, or who seek to defend human rights in…

Serious Cyber Attack Allegedly hits the Japanese Ministry of Defense: Government now Denies

Serious Cyber Attack Allegedly hits the Japanese Ministry of Defense: Government now Denies Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese government ministries according to Kyodo News confirmed that a serious cyber attack happened in September aimed at the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Apparently, the leakage of sensitive information may have been breached…

Softbank of Japan in Mega Fund with Saudi Arabia where Women Persecuted and Buddhism is Illegal

Softbank of Japan in Mega Fund with Saudi Arabia where Women Persecuted and Buddhism is Illegal Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The enormous internal debt of Softbank never ceases to amaze individuals, therefore, the latest details of a mega $100 billion fund with the Saudi Arabian funded Public Investment Fund (PIF)…

Yahoo Complies with NSA in Obama’s America: Messages Searched for US Intelligence

Yahoo Complies with NSA in Obama’s America: Messages Searched for US Intelligence Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times President Obama of America speaks eloquently about democracy, freedom, and a world of endless options. However, despite the fancy words of political correctness you have a leader who keeps on pushing more military arm…

United Kingdom should stop Softbank from Buying ARM: Mass Debt and National Interests

United Kingdom should stop Softbank from Buying ARM: Mass Debt and National Interests Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The United Kingdom government should step-in in order to protect ARM Holdings being sold to highly indebted Softbank. Not only is the debt ratio of Softbank alarming, but more important the national…

Merkel and Political Correct Coercion in Germany: Trojan Spyware and Merkel’s GDR Mirror

Merkel and Political Correct Coercion in Germany: Trojan Spyware and Merkel’s GDR Mirror Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Chancellor Merkel and the current ruling party appear to believe that they have the right to alter the ethnic and religious landscape of Germany, without any questions being asked. Indeed, if individuals don’t…

Snowden says GCHQ in the UK can Obtain Total Control Over Smartphones: UK and Terrorist Ratlines

Snowden says GCHQ in the UK can Obtain Total Control Over Smartphones: UK and Terrorist Ratlines Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Edward Snowden warns about the role of big government in the United Kingdom (UK) and how the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) can literally control smartphones at the drop of a…

Anonymous takes on Saudi Arabia in Order to Help Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

Anonymous takes on Saudi Arabia in Order to Help Ali Mohammed al-Nimr Ramazan Khalidov, Takeshi Hasegawa and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Saudi Arabia is being targeted by Anonymous because of the genuine threat against the life of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr. Anonymous, a network of highly intelligent and dedicated hackers, is…