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$100 billion Saudi-tied tech fund 'oversubscribed,' Son says

SoftBank Group Corp. is close to tying up $100 billion for a technology fund that it announced with the government of Saudi Arabia, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son has said. “I am talking to a few investors and I think we are oversubscribed,” Son said at ...

Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyperpersonalization' revenue

Nov 30, 2016

Nissan banks on after-sales 'hyperpersonalization' revenue

okohama Nissan will offer internet access, safety technology and myriad accessory options the Japanese automaker calls “hyperpersonalization,” not only in new models but also for vehicles people already own. That means more than access to the music or seat colors of your choice. Advances ...

Nov 25, 2016

Japan Display said close to securing ¥100 billion bailout

Japan Display Inc. may issue preferred shares to raise as much as ¥100 billion from a government-backed fund, people familiar with the matter said, a deal that amounts to a bailout of the struggling display maker. The Tokyo-based supplier of screens to Apple Inc. ...

Nov 25, 2016

Electronics firm Elecom exits India after four years

Elecom Co., a Japanese manufacturer of peripheral products and accessories for personal computers and other digital equipment, has closed its Indian unit after less than four years in the country, with one executive saying it failed to gain traction in the price-sensitive market. “Elecom ...

Nov 24, 2016

Japanese publisher Kadokawa begins Thai-language content business

Leading Japanese content and media producer Kadokawa Corp. has launched a joint venture with Thailand’s largest publisher, Amarin Printing and Publishing PCL, foraying into its sixth overseas content market. The joint venture, Kadokawa Amarin Co., follows investments in the publishing and content business in ...