Nov 6, 2016

Panasonic raps employees for accepting dinners from suppliers

Panasonic Corp. has disciplined more than 90 employees involved in TV-related procurement deals for accepting dinners from parts suppliers overseas in violation of company rules, a company official said Saturday. The employees had been wined and dined by local parts manufacturers on over 2,000 ...

Panasonic cuts 2016 earnings forecast on strong yen

Oct 31, 2016

Panasonic cuts 2016 earnings forecast on strong yen

Panasonic Corp. has lowered its full-year group earnings forecast for the current business year through next March, citing factors such as a stronger yen and a slump in solar business. For fiscal 2016, the Osaka-based electronics maker said Monday it now expects an operating ...

Japan's architects are building a better future

Aug 20, 2016

Japan's architects are building a better future

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Home-security AI cats; talking walls equipped with motion sensors; communal-living apartment blocks that promote harmonious relations; and outdoor living-room spaces powered by solar energy siphoned off hybrid cars — these previews of our future, currently on display at “House Vision 2,” sound like science ...

Aug 17, 2016

Panasonic eyes trial sales of tomato-harvesting robot

Panasonic Corp. will begin selling tomato-harvesting robots on a trial basis around 2019 amid a shortage of farmers and an aging agricultural population, a company official said. The equipment is being developed under a government-sponsored national project to use technology to make Japanese farm ...

Panasonic pulls plug on LCD TV panels in Japan

May 31, 2016

Panasonic pulls plug on LCD TV panels in Japan

Panasonic Corp. has decided to withdraw from TV panel production amid fierce competition from foreign rivals, in particular in China and South Korea, company sources said Tuesday. The Osaka-based company will end production at its sole liquid crystal display plant in the city of ...