A week in Japan tech
- Mitsubishi, Olympus Optical, JSR and Shin-Etsu Chemical join association to promote biotech venture investments and business collaborations. They hope the organization will help them find investment outlets and partners in technological development and marketing. The Cosmos Alliance was established in part under the initiative of Frank Young, former commissioner of the U.S. FDA.
- The government is expected to boost interconnection fees paid by new carriers to access the networks of NTT’s two regional arms by about 5% in fiscal 2003. The hike, which would mark a reversal from the continued cuts since fiscal 1994, makes...