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Rakuten Mobile postpones launch

Rakuten Mobile, the fourth mobile operator in Japan, delayed its nationwide launch planned for next …

Security breach brings down shutters on 7Pay

Bosses at retailer 7-Eleven Japan called time on its fledgling 7Pay mobile payment service, after …

Samsung hunts for new suppliers as trade row rolls on

Samsung agreed a battery supply deal with LG Electronics covering its upcoming Galaxy Note 10 …

Korea seeks US intervention in Japan trade spat

South Korea asked the US to step in to help resolve a bitter diplomatic row …

Japan gets tougher on foreign ownership

Japan’s government outlined plans to restrict foreign ownership of domestic companies operating in the country’s …

Alipay gains traction in Japan

Alipay announced users can access its payments service at more than 300,000 merchants in Japan, …

Line Pay sets up branded credit card launch

Japan-based Line Pay announced plans to launch a co-branded credit card with Visa, a move …

Docomo offers a 5G reality check

LIVE FROM THE EUROPEAN 5G CONFERENCE, BRUSSELS: Takehiro Nakamura, SVP of 5G labs at Japanese …

SoftBank expands IPO after strong demand

SoftBank will sell an extra 160 million shares in an IPO of its domestic Japanese …

Japan warns Facebook on user data

Japan’s government turned up the pressure on Facebook, urging the social media giant to do …