Shusuke Murai, The Japan Times

Shusuke Murai

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Past articles by Shusuke:

Q&A: How to survive this year's scorching summer in Japan

This year's heat wave is again lethal, having already killed over 30 people and sent more than 10,000 to hospitals since July 9 due to heat exhaustion and → Read More

Biz matchmaker helps free employees, turn everyone into an expert

In Japan's notoriously closed business culture, employees rarely enjoy opportunities to expand their professional networks or test their skills and knowled → Read More

NewsPicks founder aims to lead business news into social media age

Five years ago, Yusuke Umeda was in search of a media industry business model strong enough to survive a difficult time in journalism. Now the co-CEO and c → Read More

At least four firms used foreign trainees to clean up radioactive contamination from Fukushima nuclear plant: ministry

The Justice Ministry revealed Friday that at least four construction companies have used foreign trainees in radioactive cleanup work related to the triple → Read More

Operations suspended at automakers and other firms across western Japan after torrential rain

Numerous companies have to curtail their activities in flood-hit areas. → Read More

New Tokyo research center aims to boost Japan's 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

Technology today is advancing — often so fast that society fails to take full advantage of some great innovations due to outdated regulations, says the hea → Read More

Japan's automakers chase IT tie-ups in race for driving's future

The race to transform the global auto industry has reached full throttle. Facing what has been touted as a once-in-a-century transformation, domestic carma → Read More

Mercari's IPO raises over ¥60 billion on Mothers, putting Japanese flea market app in spotlight

Mercari Inc., Japan’s first unicorn to go public, made its debut Tuesday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s Mothers section, becoming the largest IPO this year. → Read More

Abductees' relatives hope Trump-Kim summit will lead to return of loved ones

As they watched footage of the historic summit between leaders of the United States and North Korea on Tuesday, relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by → Read More

Honda Aircraft starts taking business jet orders in Japan

Honda Aircraft Co.'s "flying sports car" is set for take-off in Japan after the firm announced Wednesday it has begun accepting orders for its private busi → Read More

Japan launches entrepreneurial matching platform to boost Japan's space startups

In a bid to boost investment in domestic space startups, the government launched on Thursday an online platform to help connect investors with entrepreneur → Read More

Infostellar aims to knit together a global network of satellite antenna stations

Ever since broadband internet access prevailed throughout the world, constant connectivity has been vital to every part of people's lives. Now, Naomi Kurah → Read More

Japan shouldn't try and replicate Silicon Valley to spur innovation, venture capitalist says

If Japan wants to spur innovation from startups, it shouldn't try to replicate Silicon Valley. That's the message from James Riney — head of venture capita → Read More

Toshiba books first net profit in four years

Toshiba Corp. announced Tuesday it returned to the black for the first time in four years as it booked a record net profit of ¥804 billion ($7.3 billion) f → Read More

Japanese automakers' rosy profits may be short-lived

Japan's big three automakers enjoyed soaring net profits in the last business year, but analysts warn it is too early to say the robust results suggest a r → Read More

Toyota announces record net profit of ¥2.49 trillion

Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday that it booked a record net profit for the last business year, despite uncertainty caused by once-in-a-century chang → Read More

Professionals from Japan and India brainstorm on future IT ties at Tokyo tech event

As the domestic market faces a shortage of information technology engineers, Japan has turned its eyes on India's abundance of IT talent to prepare for the → Read More

Hands-on Toyota exec passes down monozukuri spirit

Mitsuru Kawai drops by a bathhouse for factory workers at Toyota Motor's headquarters in Aichi Prefecture each day before work. After washing, the 70-year- → Read More

Japan calls for 'emergency measure' blocking access to websites that pirate manga and anime

A government report calls for taking an “emergency measure” to block access to websites that pirate anime and manga, including Mangamura, Anitube and Miomio. → Read More

Internet piracy taking major bite out of Japan's famed manga culture

Japan's renowned manga culture is facing a crisis. The spread of smartphones and tablet computers allows people to read e-comics anywhere at any time. Acco → Read More