ByteDance names ex-Disney executive as COO and TikTok CEO

ByteDance names ex-Disney executive as COO and TikTok CEO

PALO ALTO, U.S. — Chinese technology giant ByteDance has appointed longtime media executive Keven Mayer as its chief operating officer and as the new CEO of its TikTok short-video app, the company announced Monday. Kevin Mayer, who most recently served as The...
Abe suffers a blow as public backlash delays prosecutor bill

Abe suffers a blow as public backlash delays prosecutor bill

TOKYO — Japan’s ruling party has given up on passing controversial legislation extending the retirement age of top prosecutors during the current session in the face of mounting public opposition, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The...
Zoom suspends free service to individuals in China

Zoom suspends free service to individuals in China

PALO ALTO, U.S. — California-based videoconferencing company Zoom has suspended individual users from signing up in China, the Nikkei Asian Review has learned. As of May 1, individual free users can no longer host meetings on Zoom but will still be able to join...
Coronavirus latest: Dow closes 900 points higher on vaccine hopes

Coronavirus latest: Dow closes 900 points higher on vaccine hopes

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Global cases have reached 4,619,477, according to the World Health Organization. The worldwide death toll has hit 311,847. To see how the...
Abe suffers a blow as public backlash delays prosecutor bill

Abe suffers a blow as public anger delays prosecutor bill

TOKYO — Japan’s ruling party has given up on passing controversial legislation extending the retirement age of top prosecutors during the current session in the face of mounting public opposition, dealing a major blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The...