A week in Japan tech
- Kirin Brewery allies with NanoCarrier, a biotech start-up, to develop anti-cancer agents that can target a specific cancerous area and thereby have less negative and more positive side-effects. The two companies will develop anti-cancer agents that employ nanoparticles, which envelop cancer medicines and carry them to the affected area.
- Nine telecommunications firms to join an alliance for IP telephone services set up by NEC, KDDI, Japan Telecom and Matsushita Electric Industrial. Tokyo Telecommunication Network, DoCoMo AOL, Dream Train Internet and six other companies will join the grouping, which aims to start an IP telephone service in March 2003....