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JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Aug 28, 2014

JAL orders 32 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Japan Airlines Co. said Thursday it will buy 32 planes from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. to make its fleet more fuel-efficient. JAL plans to begin using the regional jet in 2021 on domestic routes, the carrier and Mitsubishi Aircraft said Thursday in a statement. The ...

Aug 27, 2014

Kirin provides ¥20 million to support tsunami-hit fishermen

A unit of Japanese beer brewer Kirin Co. said Wednesday it has provided ¥20 million to an association of young fishermen in Miyagi Prefecture to help expand a sales network for seafood from a region devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. ...

Aug 26, 2014

Fujitsu purchases U.S. defense technology company

Fujitsu Ltd. has acquired GlobeRanger Corp., a Texas-based defense technology company, in the electronics maker’s foray into the U.S. defense and national security market. GlobeRanger makes a U.S. Defense Department-adopted radio frequency identification system for managing information on weapons. Fujitsu bought the company to ...

Aug 26, 2014

JR Tokai formally seeks approval to build maglev train

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) filed a formal application Tuesday with the transport ministry for approval to build a magnetically levitated train line linking Tokyo and Nagoya. The company is expected to start construction as early as October following approval by the Land, ...

Aug 25, 2014

Cyberattack shuts down Sony's online music, game network

Sony Corp. said its Sony Entertainment Network online game and music distribution service suffered a cyberattack and was rendered unavailable globally. The number of users of the service totaled more than 150 million worldwide at the end of last September. The service was hit ...

Aug 25, 2014

Roche said to have decided against bidding for rest of Chugai

Roche Holding AG decided against bidding for the almost 40 percent of drugmaker Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. that it doesn’t already own and is instead focused on its $8.3 billion acquisition of InterMune Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter. As it worked ...