Takako Taniguchi

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Japan notches $18 billion in soured deals amid M&A boom

Jun 6, 2017

Japan notches $18 billion in soured deals amid M&A boom

Japanese businesses that have been snapping up everything from drugmakers to beer brands in their biggest overseas acquisition spree on record are beginning to feel the pain from some of the soured deals of the past.Companies booked at least ¥2 trillion in write-downs on ...

/ Apr 21, 2017

Western Digital makes case for taking over Toshiba chip unit

Western Digital Corp. is making a forceful case for its bid to take control of Toshiba Corp.’s memory-chip business amid a fierce bidding war.The San Jose, California-based company is in talks with state-backed investment funds Innovation Network Corp. of Japan and Development Bank of ...

Fujifilm's new chief aims to make drug operations profitable

/ Jun 3, 2016

Fujifilm's new chief aims to make drug operations profitable

Fujifilm Holdings Corp.’s new president, Kenji Sukeno, aims to make its pharmaceutical operations profitable and said the company will consider acquisitions to bolster growth in sectors where it has an existing presence.The company is targeting 20 percent operating margins in its drug operations and ...