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    1. March 5, 2008

      Samsung-Sony flat-screen plan </

      Samsung Electronics and Sony are set to invest an additional $1.9bn in a new flat-screen production line at their joint...

    2. February 6, 2008

      Hitachi slashes forecast by 75%

      Hitachi, the Japanese conglomerate, yesterday slashed its annual net profit forecast by 75 per cent owing to restructuring...

    1. February 1, 2008

      Move away from numerical targets

      When Sir Howard Stringer was appointed chief executive in June 2005, his most pressing tasks were to revive Sony and boost...

    2. February 1, 2008

      Margin miss blamed on dollar

      Sony was forced to admit yesterday that it would not reach its target of a 5 per cent operating profit margin for the year,...

    3. January 30, 2008

      Customer fall hits DoCoMo profits

      NTT DoCoMo yesterday reported an 8 per cent fall in operating profit in the nine months to December as it continued to lose...

    4. January 30, 2008

      Customer fall hits DoCoMo profits

      NTT DoCoMo yesterday reported an 8 per cent fall in operating profit in the nine months to December as it continued to lose...

    5. November 30, 2007

      Sony veteran's wide reach

      Nobuyuki Idei, Sony's former chief executive, remains chairman of Sony's advisory board and its chief corporate adviser,...

    6. November 20, 2007

      Olympus turns lens on Gyrus

      Olympus, one of the world's leading camera and medical devices companies, is set to acquire Gyrus Group, a UK-based medical...

    7. September 27, 2007

      Y750bn spend on share buy-backs

      Japanese companies bought back shares worth Y750bn ($6.5bn) in August as world stock markets gyrated in the wake of the...

    8. September 21, 2007

      Majority Pioneer holding for Sharp

      In a possible bid to defend itself against a hostile takeover, Pioneer said yesterday that Sharp, one of Japan's leading...

    9. September 19, 2007

      KDDI, Intel seek WiMax licence

      KDDI and Intel are leading a joint venture to bid for a WiMax licence in Japan and subsequently develop and operate a...

    10. September 17, 2007

      Sony on centre stage in Tokyo

      When the Tokyo Game Show opens on Thursday, attention will be squarely on Sony, writes Mariko Sanchanta. Kaz Hirai, Sony's...

    11. September 10, 2007

      Sony seeks 'cool' with its egg Rolly

      In an effort to recapture its "cool" in the crucial Japanese market, Sony yesterday unveiled an egg-shaped digital music...

    12. September 5, 2007

      Toshiba aims to double chip sales

      Toshiba aims to nearly double semiconductor sales to Y2,000bn ($17bn) by fiscal 2010 as the Japanese electronics...

    13. July 4, 2007

      NTT and Casio in joint venture

      NTT DoCoMo, Japan's leading mobile phone company, and Casio Computer are set to form a joint venture to capitalise on the...

    14. June 29, 2007

      Harbinger fails to stop Doutor and TBS thwarts Rakuten

      Harbinger Capital Partners, a US hedge fund, failed on Thursday to block Doutor Coffee's planned merger with Nippon...

    15. May 12, 2007

      Casio market capdown nearly $1bn

      Nearly $1bn was wiped off Casio Computer's market capitalisation. The stock plummeted to its lowest level in more than 20...

    16. April 26, 2007

      Sharp offers 'poison pill'

      Sharp, the world's third-biggest LCD TV maker, yesterday said it would adopt "poison pill" measures to protect itself from...

    17. April 7, 2007

      Hoya set to raise offer for Pentax

      Hoya, the Japanese specialist glassmaker, is set to make a cash tender offer valuing Pentax, the former titan of the camera...

    18. February 12, 2007

      Japan Tobacco cuts forecast

      Japan Tobacco cut its full-year profit forecast due to costs related to its $14.7bn acquisition of Gallaher, the UK tobacco...

    19. January 11, 2007

      Japan Airlines may slim workforce

      Japan Airlines, Asia's leading carrier by revenue, is considering reducing its workforce by 3,000 overthe next three years,...

    20. December 19, 2006

      NIPPON STEEL AND BRAZILIAN MINING GROUP TO CONSIDER FORMING ALLIANCE TO DEVELOP COAL AND IRON ORE

      Nippon Steel, the world's second-biggest steelmaker by output, and Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, the Brazilian mining...

    21. December 15, 2006

      Abe contrition over meetings

      Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, is set to take the unprecedented step of relinquishing his salary for the next three...

    22. November 29, 2006

      Steel Partners drops bid for Myojo

      Steel Partners, the activist US-based hedge fund, said yesterday that it had abandoned a hostile bid for Myojo Foods, a...

    23. November 1, 2006

      Toyota lifts Denso profit forecasts

      Denso, Japan's leading auto parts maker, yesterday raised its full-year profit forecast and reported robust interim...

    24. September 8, 2006

      A narrow escape for Japan’s princesses

      It is a curious thing that the gender of a single baby should still be a matter of profound importance in the world’s second...

    25. August 8, 2006

      OJI MIGHT TAKE HOKUETSU MILLS TO COURT OVER ACCESS TO SHAREHOLDER REGISTRY

      Oji Paper is considering taking Hokuetsu Paper Mills to court for refusing to provide Japan's leading paper maker with its...

    26. July 20, 2006

      JAPAN AIRLINES' NEW ISSUE IS LIKELY TO RAISE Y147BN BUT FALLS SHORT OF ORIGINAL GOAL

      Japan Airlines set the price for its new share issue at Y211 a share, a four per cent discount to its closing price...

    27. June 22, 2006

      Tokyo to resume US beef imports

      Tokyo agreed yesterday to resume US beef imports after a five-month ban stemming from fears of "mad cow" disease, giving an...

    28. April 25, 2006

      Asahi to bid for baby food maker

      Asahi Breweries, Japan's leading beer maker, is set to launch a tender offer of up to Y47bn ($409m) to take control of...

    29. April 4, 2006

      Aeon seeks control of Diamond City

      Aeon is set to launch a Y68.8bn ($584m) tender offer to take a controlling stake in Diamond City, a shopping centre...

    30. March 8, 2006

      Japan fears second rogue architect

      Japan's "killer condo" scandal has spread to the northern-most island of Hokkaido, where an architect has admitted to...

    31. February 7, 2006

      JAL to reduce London flights

      Japan Airlines, Asia's leading carrier, yesterday reported wider third-quarter net losses and said it would halve the...

    32. February 7, 2006

      Nippon will not aid Arcelor

      Nippon Steel will not act as "white knight" to help fend off Mittal's hostile takeover of Arcelor, according to its...

    33. January 19, 2006

      Japan promises Doha 'trump card'

      Shoichi Nakagawa, Japan's agriculture minister, said yesterday that Tokyo would produce a "trump card" in the realm of...

    34. December 21, 2005

      Japan's quake data scandal escalates

      Japanese police officials raided more than 100 offices and homes yesterday in search of further evidence related to a...

    35. October 15, 2005

      Court backs Japanese database

      A district court yesterday ruled that Juki Net, a controversial national database that contains information about Japanese...

    36. August 26, 2005

      Al-Qaeda to attack Asian city, says expert

      Al-Qaeda is preparing an attack on a big financial centre in Asia, such as Tokyo, Sydney or Singapore, to undermine...

    37. August 10, 2005

      Japan Tobacco eyes Chinese market

      The chief executive of Japan Tobacco, the world's third-biggest cigarette maker, yesterday urged China to open up its...

    38. July 25, 2005

      Quake suspends transport in Tokyo

      Tokyo suffered its strongest earthquake for 13 years at the weekend, temporarily suspending much of the city's public...

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