A week in tech

A summary of all the major tech stories in Asia this week broken down by country and sector.

A week in Japan tech

Life Sciences

- NEC begins research on diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease using bioinfomatics. The firm will collaborate with biotechnology start-up JGS and Niigata University to develop new drugs to identify the genes and proteins that cause IgA nephropathy, and to monitor its onset and progression. IgA nephropathy is a type of Bright's disease, the most chronic form of glomerulonephritis.

Telecommunications

- KDDI to launch an IP service aimed at business users. Using the service, corporations will be able to make domestic and international phone calls at flat rates. KDDI also said it intends to offer a consumer-oriented IP telephone service on a trial basis in December,...

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