Ichiro Suzuki

For Ichiro Suzuki's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jul 2, 2013

Komatsu debuts automated dozers

Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second-biggest maker of construction equipment, has begun sales of automated bulldozers in the United States, the home turf of bigger rival Caterpillar Inc., in a bid to keep pace with global competitors. The firm plans to sell as many as ...

Mar 13, 2010

Mitsui, Marubeni target lucrative water market

Trading houses Mitsui & Co. and Marubeni Corp. plan to up investments in water projects to benefit from global spending forecast to reach $1.2 trillion by 2025. “We now have the knowhow to take the lead on projects, allowing us to move into the ...

Apr 16, 2009

Mitsui eyes raw materials projects overseas

Mitsui & Co., the nation’s second-largest trading house, may increase overseas investment in new projects to secure raw materials after prices dropped, competing with China and South Korea for resources. The financial crisis has forced some investment funds to sell off assets, increasing opportunities, ...

Jan 16, 2008

SMFG turns to alliances with Asian banks

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. will target alliances with Asian banks, including Malaysia’s RHB Capital Bhd., to boost income as domestic lending falls. “We have a close relationship with RHB and are considering what kind of business we can do together,” President Teisuke Kitayama, ...

Nov 28, 2007

Sumitomo Mitsui eyes income boost from investors

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. plans to increase income from individuals by ¥100 billion within three years by selling a wider array of financial products. “Sales of personal pensions and investment trusts will continue to be growth areas,” Osamu Endo, deputy president of Tokyo-based ...