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Jun 30, 2016

Brexit risks pile up for Hitachi Construction, CEO says

The risks are piling up for Japan’s construction equipment makers in the aftermath of Brexit. Already contending with China’s slowdown and a rout in commodities prices, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. now faces two new threats after the U.K.’s vote to quit the European Union: ...

Abenomics brings salarymen no relief as wives limit allowances

Jun 30, 2016

Abenomics brings salarymen no relief as wives limit allowances

Japan’s long-suffering salaried workers, famous for toiling long hours, have found no relief under the Abenomics reflation program, recording two of the three worst years when it comes to their monthly pocket money. Pocket money, set by wives who are often put in control ...

Kishida urges Britain to ensure stable environment for Japanese firms

Jun 30, 2016

Kishida urges Britain to ensure stable environment for Japanese firms

Japan and Britain have agreed to work closely following the latter’s vote to leave the European Union, including addressing worries among Japanese companies of problems they may face, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said. In talks by phone on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida requested that ...

Daihatsu shareholders approve full ownership by Toyota

Jun 29, 2016

Daihatsu shareholders approve full ownership by Toyota

Shareholders of Daihatsu Motor Co. on Wednesday approved a proposal for the Japanese automaker to become a wholly owned unit of Toyota Motor Corp. on Aug. 1. Toyota, which currently owns about 51 percent of Daihatsu, will acquire remaining Daihatsu shares through an equity ...