Mitsubishi skips forecast, says domestic orders have halved

Apr 27, 2016

Mitsubishi skips forecast, says domestic orders have halved

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. on Wednesday abstained from releasing a forecast for fiscal 2016 as a scandal involving falsified fuel efficiency figures threatened to be a road wreck for the automaker. Managing Director Yutaka Tabata said it will be “difficult” to come up with a ...

Sharp's new humanoid phone handles more than just calls

Apr 14, 2016

Sharp's new humanoid phone handles more than just calls

Sharp Corp. has announced the launch of a small humanoid smartphone that responds to voice commands and can project movies on a wall. Debuting May 26, RoBoHon resembles a robot and has a screen that reflects its cellphone ancestry. It is priced at ¥198,000 ...

Japan pins tech hopes on game-changing nanofiber

| Apr 11, 2016

Japan pins tech hopes on game-changing nanofiber

Carbon fiber may often be dubbed the next-generation material, but it’s another product — cellulose nanofiber — that is increasingly attracting attention among manufacturers. A low-weight, high-strength material, cellulose nanofiber has potential use in a wide range of products, including auto parts, food packaging, ...

Hon Hai seals deal with Sharp

Apr 2, 2016

Hon Hai seals deal with Sharp

A foreign company is taking over one of Japan’s leading electronics makers after Sharp Corp. and Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. sealed an agreement Saturday.