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    1. August 2, 2016

      Japan investors vote for better returns

      It should not have come as a surprise when Eizo Murakami, the chief executive of Japanese shipping company Kawasaki...

    2. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Canon blames yen's post-Brexit surge for profit warning

      Canon has become the first Japanese manufacturer to blame the post-Brexit surge in the yen for its second profit...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      FirstFT - The second-hand cabs of Somaliland

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Ireland: no place like home As the country...

    2. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Panasonic scraps Y10tn sales target

      Panasonic has cut its Y10tn sales target for fiscal 2018, while also cutting its profit forecast for fiscal 2016. After...

    3. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Apple’s Asian suppliers shrug off slowing iPhone sales

      On Tuesday Apple signalled that the iPhone would see its first ever decline in sales in the quarter to March – what is...

    4. January 11, 2016

      Japan ‘hidden treasures’ companies fear for their security

      They are the nuts and bolts of daily life — rust-resistant screws, machinery for making instant noodles and the clocks...

    5. January 10, 2016

      Foreign investors fear holding Japan Inc to account

      In Japan there has long been a sense that domestic investors are too supportive of company management. But new research...

    6. December 22, 2015

      Toshiba: ageing ungracefully

      If wisdom comes with age, Japan’s Toshiba should have a pretty high corporate IQ. Established in 1875, Toshiba is much...

    7. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Panasonic stocks its fridge with $1.55bn Hussman deal

      Panasonic is to buy Hussmann, an American manufacturer of refrigerated display cases used in supermarkets, for $1.55bn...

    8. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Toshiba shares fall 10% to three-year low

      Shares of Toshiba fell to their lowest in more than three years as the scandal-hit industrial group is set to unveil...

    9. December 10, 2015

      Panasonic spins revival with Technics turntables

      Half a century after its birth, Panasonic is looking to revive an audio brand once favoured by hip-hop pioneer Kool...

    10. December 4, 2015

      Toshiba and Fujitsu eye PC tie-up

      Toshiba and Fujitsu are eyeing a merger of their struggling laptop businesses in Japan’s latest attempt to salvage its...

    11. November 27, 2015

      David Cameron comes under fire over green cuts

      A clutch of big companies including Tesco and Ikea have urged David Cameron to rethink his government’s plans to slash...

    12. October 29, 2015

      Laid-off Japanese engineers design new roles as inventors

      After decades striving to create the world’s smallest circuit boards, the highest-definition image sensors and the...

    13. October 26, 2015

      Stocks pause for breath after rally

      Monday 20.00 GMT. US and European stocks paused for breath after the strong gains of the previous two sessions as...

    14. September 17, 2015

      ‘Made in Japan’ is back in vogue

      After decades of pursuing cheaper manufacturing overseas, “made in Japan” products — from Honda scooters, Panasonic...

    15. June 10, 2015

      Bayer sells diabetes unit to Panasonic Healthcare for €1.02bn

      KKR-backed Panasonic Healthcare has agreed to buy the diabetes business of Germany’s Bayer for €1.02bn. The deal will...

    16. May 26, 2015

      Japan Inc lowers expectations after bumper run

      After a bumper year of record profits, large multinational Japanese companies are starting to feel the pressure of the...

    17. May 14, 2015

      Sharp warns on ability to stay afloat after $1.9bn loss

      Sharp undertakes another restructuring Sharp, a century-old stalwart of corporate Japan, has unveiled an annual loss of...

    18. May 11, 2015

      Sharp lines up measures to regain its edge

      Less than three years after its last bailout, Sharp is in deep trouble yet again. Shares in the Japanese panel maker...

    19. April 14, 2015

      Next-generation robot chefs create a stir

      They can already vacuum our floors, wash our windows, scrub our gutters and mow our lawns. But now, household robots...

    20. April 6, 2015

      Japan tech: the sun rises again

      Olympus has fallen. So have Canon, Sharp and various other former giants. Japanese consumer electronics once dominated....

    21. March 29, 2015

      Olympic task to reinvent Tokyo’s heart

      The 1964 Olympics transformed Tokyo into a vibrant, modern city, setting off an incredible era of postwar economic...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2015

      No one needs to buy Tesla

      Apple is recruiting experts in automotive technology and vehicle design to work at a new top-secret research lab, said...

    23. February 3, 2015

      Profit proves fleeting for Japan’s Sharp

      Sharp, the struggling supplier to Apple, has warned that it will once again become loss-making as its smartphone...

    24. January 27, 2015

      Japan Inc shuns seniority in favour of merit-based pay

      Japanese companies including Toyota, Hitachi and Panasonic are moving away from seniority-based pay scales, boosting...

    25. December 7, 2014

      Japan’s titans slim down and fight back

      When Panasonic announced last September it would sell a majority stake in its healthcare business to KKR, the US...

    26. September 25, 2014

      Panasonic to bolster auto unit with $275m Ficosa stake

      Panasonic is poised to buy a stake in Spanish car parts maker Ficosa International for as much as $275m, in a move by...

    27. September 16, 2014

      Tesla: high times

      The random walk of a share price is near-impossible to predict. But there may be an exception: when the founder and...

    28. August 1, 2014

      Tesla: room to vroom?

      All systems go. Car deliveries are up a sixth from the previous quarter. A partner, Panasonic, has been found to help...

    29. July 7, 2014

      When the gadgets get tough

      In a scene dreaded by parents of wayward infants the world over, Alyn George’s back was turned for a just a few seconds...

    30. June 26, 2014

      Samsung’s snappy little device stays big on features

      Digital single-lens reflex cameras have become a mainstay of professional and serious amateur photography, thanks to...

    31. May 22, 2014

      Panasonic considers bringing production back to Japan

      Panasonic is considering bringing some of its manufacturing back to Japan, in what would be a rare reversal of Japanese...

    32. May 16, 2014

      Toshiba turns a new leaf with diversification into lettuce

      Japanese companies have never been shy when it comes to diversifying into radically new fields, with postwar corporate...

    33. May 14, 2014

      Sony dismays investors with sombre results

      Sony once again gave investors cause for dismay after the Japanese electronics and entertainment company said it...

    34. April 28, 2014

      Sluggish Japan Inc guidance raises doubts over Abenomics recovery

      Companies including Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and Panasonic have kicked off Japan’s earnings season by offering profit...

    35. April 24, 2014

      Wall St edges up as Apple results please

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Global equities saw extremely volatile trading after a tug-of-war developed in the markets between...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian equities trading was mixed, with Japanese markets retreating as earnings season kicks off. Big names...

    37. March 27, 2014

      Panasonic merges divisions to cut losses

      Panasonic is to merge its consumer electronics business with its IT division, as part of a Y300bn ($2.9bn) two-year...

    38. March 20, 2014

      Smog insurance added to efforts in China’s war on pollution

      Travellers to China worried that their view of the Great Wall will be obscured by Beijing’s pollution can rest easy...

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