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Jun 8, 2016

Takata, Nissan hit with first air bag criminal complaint

A woman in Japan has filed a criminal complaint against Takata Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. over injuries sustained when a Takata air bag ruptured in a vehicle collision last year, investigative sources said. It was the first such case in the nation related ...

Jun 7, 2016

Omron develops in-vehicle sensor to monitor drivers

Omron Corp. has developed a new in-vehicle sensor for monitoring drivers from real-time video and pictures. The Osaka-based automated control equipment maker aims to put the sensor into use in 2019 or 2020. The sensor, which draws on artificial intelligence, uses a camera to ...

Citigroup touts global network to investors

Jun 6, 2016

Citigroup touts global network to investors

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Despite its withdrawal from Japanese retail banking more than a year ago, Citigroup sees good prospects for companies seeking business opportunities abroad and investors interested in global markets, the head of its Japan operations said. “All of the trends that you see in corporate ...

SoftBank gets serious about tackling debt with asset sales

Jun 6, 2016

SoftBank gets serious about tackling debt with asset sales

After years of acquisitions saddled SoftBank Group Corp. with record debt and weighed down its stock, founder Masayoshi Son is getting serious about improving the company’s balance sheet. SoftBank has announced a series of asset sales as part of a broader effort to re-examine ...