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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

    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...

  32. 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...

  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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