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

- Shionogi to cooperate with biotech start-up Oncotherapy Science in locating the genes closely associated with lung, breast and prostate cancers and developing therapeutic drugs with few side effects. Oncotherapy was set up to commercialize the research results of Yusuke Nakamura, a professor at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo.

Telecommunications

- NTT group companies to soon begin IP telephony services. NTT Communications's new service will be offered to users of its OCN Internet-access service for $2.52 monthly. The company intends to sign up 100,000 subscribers in the current business year. NTT East and West are considering offering a similar phone service to customers...

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