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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 ...

SoftBank's regional clean-energy ambitions find favor in Mongolia

Nov 24, 2016

SoftBank's regional clean-energy ambitions find favor in Mongolia

SoftBank Group Corp. plans to build more wind projects in Mongolia as Chairman Masayoshi Son pushes to connect countries across Asia with transmission lines to supply cheap, clean energy. The Tokyo-based company’s first wind farm in Mongolia is a 50-megawatt project being developed with ...

Nov 22, 2016

AIG, Cyberdyne to develop insurance plans to cover wearable robots

U.S.-affiliated insurance firm AIG Japan Holdings K.K. and wearable robot maker Cyberdyne Inc. have formed a business alliance in the nonlife insurance business. Under the tie-up deal announced Monday, the unit of New York-based American International Group Inc. and Cyberdyne will develop and sell ...

Subaru loses its cool over hot SUVs

Nov 22, 2016

Subaru loses its cool over hot SUVs

Subaru, a tiny, conservative Japanese brand, is about to build a big, brash, American-style SUV. It’s either an exercise in kaizen — slow, steady improvement — or a complete loss of cool. To be sure, the market is there. Americans are ditching their sedans ...