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Takata's future costs still unclear even after bankruptcy

/ | Jun 26, 2017

Takata's future costs still unclear even after bankruptcy

While Takata Corp.’s bankruptcy filing appears to have it on course to someday regain financial stability, questions remain about the turnaround as the company still faces potential additional costs from recalls and litigation. Takata filed for bankruptcy protection Monday with liabilities estimated at well ...

82-year-old DJ puts unique spin on Tokyo's club scene

May 30, 2017

82-year-old DJ puts unique spin on Tokyo's club scene

Sumiko Iwamuro knows a thing or two about juggling work. She spends her days behind the counter at a family-run specialty gyoza restaurant and one or two nights a month moonlighting under her stage name DJ Sumirock. It is an impressive feat for someone ...