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Hirai predecessor Stringer sees Sony turnaround taking hold

May 20, 2015

Hirai predecessor Stringer sees Sony turnaround taking hold

Sony Corp. President and CEO Kazuo Hirai is getting a vote of confidence from predecessor Howard Stringer in his effort to turn around the electronics maker. The latest incarnation of the PlayStation and restructuring are helping fuel a comeback, Stringer told Bloomberg TV. Sony ...

Japanese companies using the weak yen to beat profit targets

Apr 27, 2015

Japanese companies using the weak yen to beat profit targets

If you’re searching for Japanese companies likely to beat earnings forecasts this quarter, one good place to start is the currency assumptions. Take Mitsubishi Electric Corp., the industrial giant that makes everything from rice cookers to satellites. In February, the company gave a profit ...

Uniqlo's bet on tennis ace Nishikori pays off

Jan 28, 2012

Uniqlo's bet on tennis ace Nishikori pays off

Kei Nishikori’s historic run at the Australian Open generated a torrent of publicity for his sponsor, Fast Retailing Co., but Sony Corp. and Adidas AG both missed out after declining to renew endorsement deals with Japan’s top tennis player. NHK purchased the rights to ...