Americans Accused in Auto Exec’s Escape Stand Trial in Japan

This Dec. 30, 2019 image from security camera video shows Michael L. Taylor, center, and George-Antoine Zayek at passport control at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday, June 14, 2021, on suspicion they helped Nissan former Chairman Carlos Ghosn skip bail in Japan and escape to Lebanon in December 2019.

This Dec. 30, 2019 image from security camera video shows Michael L. Taylor, center, and George-Antoine Zayek at passport control at Istanbul Airport in Turkey. Americans Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor go on trial in Tokyo on Monday, June 14, 2021, on suspicion they helped Nissan former Chairman Carlos Ghosn skip bail in … Read more

2 Americans stand trial in Japan, accused in Carlos Ghosn’s escape

Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan while he was out on bail go on trial Monday in Tokyo. Michael Taylor, a former Green Beret, and his son Peter Taylor are suspected in the Houdini-like operation where Ghosn hid in a box for music equipment that was loaded onto a … Read more

Photos / Education: Students christen “miniboat” before it sets sail for Japan | News

Visiting Japan might likely be a distant dream in most of our minds, but for one miniboat, designed and built by a class of Columbia City 5th graders, hitting Japan’s coast is in its near future. An educational program out of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, simply dubbed the “Miniboat Program,” is working … Read more

Education: Columbia City students christen “miniboat” before it sets sail for Japan | News

Visiting Japan is likely a distant dream in most of our minds, but for one miniboat, designed and built by a class of Columbia City 5th graders, hitting Japan’s coast is in its near future. An educational program out of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, simply dubbed the “Miniboat Program,” is working with … Read more

TSMC from Taiwan to co-develop cutting-edge chip technology with Japan

Japan will invest US$338 million semiconductor research project to develop cutting-edge chip tech with the market-leading Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

A chip by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is seen at the 2020 World Semiconductor Conference in Nanjing in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on August 26, 2020. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT Japan has signed off on a US$338 million semiconductor research project to develop cutting-edge chip technology in the country with … Read more

Decarbonization drive creates supply chain challenges for Japan Inc.

Decarbonization drive creates supply chain challenges for Japan Inc.

Gone are the days when Japan was dominant in semiconductor and battery production, industries that are increasingly relevant in the modern world. The need to decarbonize the economy in line with global climate change efforts is serving as a wake-up call to Japanese manufacturers — as well as the government — forcing them to rise … Read more

Japan approves chip development project with Taiwan’s TSMC

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. will work with around 20 Japanese firms as part of a ¥37 billion project. | REUTERS

Japan has signed off on a ¥37 billion semiconductor research project to develop cutting-edge chip technology in the country with the market-leading Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). Taiwan’s chipmaking plants are among the largest and most advanced in the world, and the project is intended to boost Japan’s competitiveness in a key sector. The move … Read more