Daisuke Wakabayashi Business Reporter
  • San Francisco
  • The New York Times

Daisuke Wakabayashi is a business reporter based in San Francisco, covering technology. Before joining The Times in 2016, he spent eight years at The Wall Street Journal, first as a foreign correspondent in Japan covering corporate news and the aftermath of the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami. He also covered technology companies for the paper in San Francisco.

84 Articles
9 days ago
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China Protests Over ‘Zero Covid’ Follow Months of Economic Pain

President Xi Jinping’s unbending approach to the pandemic has hurt businesses and strangled growth, squeezing the wor...

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21 days ago
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Meet Your New Corporate Office Mate: A ‘Brainless’ Robot

Naver, a South Korean internet firm, is trying to introduce robots into the world of cubicles and conference rooms wi...

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about 1 month ago
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Apple Built Its Empire With China. Now Its Foundation Is Showing Cracks.

Lawmakers’ objections to an obscure Chinese semiconductor company and tough Covid-19 restrictions are hurting Apple’s...

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about 2 months ago
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In Xi’s China, the Business of Business Is State-Controlled

The Chinese leader has increasingly demanded that businesses conform to the aims of the Communist Party, an agenda he...

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about 2 months ago
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China’s Internet Censors Race to Quell Beijing Protest Chatter

Some search terms were banned, WeChat accounts suspended and songs removed to stop discussion of a rare public protes...

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2 months ago
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Businesses Brace for Currency Chaos in Asia

A 1997 financial catastrophe casts a long shadow in countries that are seeing the value of their money plunge to reco...

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2 months ago
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For China’s Auto Market, Electric Isn’t the Future. It’s the Present.

More electric cars will be sold in the country this year than in the rest of the world combined, as its domestic mark...

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3 months ago
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Tech Companies Slowly Shift Production Away From China

Worried about geopolitical tensions and stung by pandemic shutdowns, Google, Apple and others are moving some work to...

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4 months ago
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China’s Covid Lockdowns Strand Tourists

Tens of thousands of domestic travelers were stuck at their summer vacation destinations after local outbreaks forced...

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4 months ago
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Real Estate Crisis Is at the Heart of China’s Economic Troubles

In a rare act of defiance, people across the country who bought property from indebted developers are refusing to rep...

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9 months ago
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Dreaming of Suitcases in Space

A California start-up company believes it can one day speed delivery of important items by storing them in orbit.

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9 months ago
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Google Suspends Advertising in Russia

The move came after a Russian regulator demanded that the company stop showing ads with what the regulator claimed wa...

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