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    1. February 20, 2017

      Japan curbs 24-hour culture to keep down wages

      They were a late-night home away from home for the reporter on a stake-out, the student with an essay to write and the...

    2. February 17, 2017

      Satoshi Tsunakawa, the salaryman at the helm of a listing ship

      For 141 years, Toshiba has been one of the faces of Japan Inc: a tireless innovator, a global household name, builder...

    3. February 17, 2017

      Toshiba brought to its knees by two US nuclear plants

      Waynesboro, Georgia, population 5,942, advertises itself as “the bird dog capital of the world”. It seems scarcely...

    4. February 15, 2017

      SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son surprises with financial Fortress deal

      Nothing delights more SoftBank’s billionaire founder Masayoshi Son than when people fail to understand his decisions —...

    5. February 15, 2017

      Toshiba shares plummet on new fears over future of business

      Toshiba shares plunged as much as 13 per cent on Wednesday as the troubled conglomerate scrambled to convince lenders...

    6. February 15, 2017

      Toyota recalls fleet of ‘ultimate eco-car’ fuel cell vehicles

      Just two years after hitting the roads, Toyota is recalling its entire fleet of 2,800 fuel cell vehicles which the...

    7. February 15, 2017

      Downfall of Toshiba, a nuclear industry titan

      After a day of chaotic communication, a stock sell-off and a $6.3bn writedown that may destroy one of Japan’s greatest...

    8. February 14, 2017

      UK nuclear plans hit after Toshiba steps back from Cumbria plant

      A key part of the UK’s energy strategy has been thrown into doubt after Toshiba said its financial troubles were likely...

    9. February 14, 2017

      Toshiba: nuclear fallout

      How not to reveal bad news, the Toshiba edition. The ailing Japanese conglomerate was due to disclose the extent of a...

    10. February 14, 2017

      Toshiba tries to staunch bleeding after $6.3bn nuclear writedown

      Toshiba’s history as one of Japan’s most innovative multinationals appeared close to an end on Tuesday after the...

    11. February 13, 2017

      Japanese bank enthusiasm will prove shortlived

      Japan’s big banks appear to have won their bitter struggle against the negative interest rate policy the Bank of Japan...

    12. February 12, 2017

      Toshiba faces challenges as it prepares for nuclear writedown

      Toshiba is facing a difficult conundrum as the Japanese industrial conglomerate prepares to unveil the scale of its...

    13. February 12, 2017

      Hiroshi Ishino, Kansai Paint president, on a global hunt for deals

      Nothing is duller than watching paint dry, according to the internationally recognised benchmark of boredom. The...

    14. February 7, 2017

      Kansai Paint agrees to buy African businesses

      Japan’s Kansai Paint has agreed to buy three east African paint companies to tap into one of the world’s...

    15. February 7, 2017

      Shinzo Abe drums up business pledges to woo Trump

      Japan’s government is pushing companies and investors to hand over details of their US investment plans so Shinzo Abe...

    16. February 6, 2017

      Toyota warns US trade policy is a key risk for group

      Toyota, the Japanese carmaker under pressure from Donald Trump to manufacture more cars in America, warned on Monday...

    17. February 6, 2017

      Takata faces fresh bankruptcy fears

      Investors in Takata have begun to price in the growing risk of a court-led bankruptcy after Chinese-owned Key Safety...

    18. February 4, 2017

      Moorside nuclear plant braced for potential Toshiba pullout

      One of the new nuclear plants that Britain is relying on for energy security in coming decades has been plunged into...

    19. February 1, 2017

      Investors worry over Nintendo game console scarcity

      Nintendo has reiterated its conservative target to ship just 2m of its new Switch console in the first month of its...

    20. January 31, 2017

      Nintendo profits buoyed by weaker yen

      Nintendo has nearly doubled its annual profit outlook as a Donald Trump-induced fall in the yen helped to offset...

    21. January 30, 2017

      GM and Honda to expand alliance in green car technology

      General Motors and Honda will jointly manufacture key components to power fuel cell vehicles in the US, expanding their...

    22. January 30, 2017

      Japan faces working hours ‘shokku’

      In Japan’s hierarchy of woe, ageing demographics are a mere mondai (problem) while the implosion of Toshiba is a kiki...

    23. January 30, 2017

      Sony warns it will take $1bn writedown on its movie business

      Sony has warned it will take a ¥112.1bn ($978m) writedown on its film business, blaming a goodwill impairment charge...

    24. January 29, 2017

      Activist fund Oasis pushes to reprice PanaHome valuation

      An activist fund with a history of pressuring Japanese management has emerged as the largest minority shareholder of...

    25. January 27, 2017

      Toshiba scales back nuclear ambitions

      Toshiba is scaling back ambitions for its nuclear business, highlighting the depths of the company’s financial crisis...

    26. January 25, 2017

      Toshiba poised to spin-off memory chip business

      Toshiba’s board is to meet on Friday to approve a plan to spin-off of its profitable memory chip unit and court buyers...

    27. January 22, 2017

      Toshiba faces pressure to secure funding for UK nuclear project

      Toshiba is facing pressure to secure investment from a South Korean energy group and the UK government to keep afloat a...

    28. January 22, 2017

      Japan pension fund in spotlight over takeover rift

      The world’s largest pension fund, Japan’s GPIF, is under intensifying pressure to draw a “line in the sand”...

    29. January 19, 2017

      Toshiba shares drop on fears of full-blown crisis

      Shares in Toshiba staged their biggest one-day nosedive in more than four decades on Thursday as concerns over huge...

    30. January 19, 2017

      Prospect of Trump tariffs unnerves Asian investors

      Look out of the window as you fly into Singapore and hundreds of ships will be visible below. Situated near the Malacca...

    31. January 19, 2017

      Toshiba: Shrinking to survive

      By mid-morning the Toshiba Science Museum in Kawasaki is full of primary school children, eager to be immersed in...

    32. January 18, 2017

      Toshiba: distress test

      In times of distress, it is supposedly better to be a buyer than a seller. On Wednesday, Toshiba confirmed that it may...

    33. January 17, 2017

      Toyota learns lessons from past US trials to tackle Trump tweets

      Anyone speaking to an auto executive in Japan will come across a best-selling novel titled Toyotomi no Yabou (Ambitions...

    34. January 16, 2017

      Toyota marks break from past with fund for tech investments

      Toyota has invested in 15 technology start-ups worldwide through a $310m fund it launched 14 months ago, marking a...

    35. January 13, 2017

      Takata pleads guilty, pays $1bn fine in US exploding airbags probe

      Takata, the Japanese automotive supplier at the centre of a global recall crisis over exploding airbags, agreed to...

    36. January 12, 2017

      ‘Death by overwork’ in Japan exposes dangers of overtime culture

      For a nation struggling to make sense of deflation, duty and the shock of a graduate trainee being worked to death at...

    37. January 9, 2017

      Orix chief seeks Trump boom to offset stagnation in Japan

      Japan's most buccaneering investor is hiring extra staff in Dallas and New York to target what he sees as a big...

    38. January 9, 2017

      Japan attracts record M&A from Asian groups in 2016

      China and Taiwan led a record foreign acquisition spree in Japan last year, as traditional barriers to larger-scale...

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