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Jul 3, 2015

Ex-chief Machida quits Sharp

Katsuhiko Machida, who had driven Sharp Corp. to the top of the global liquid-crystal display industry, has quit the Japanese company, according to sources. The 72-year-old former president voluntarily resigned as special adviser on June 23, sources said. Machida, who became president in 1998, ...

Jul 3, 2015

Okuno elected as new JA-Zenchu head

Japan’s Central Union of Agricultural Cooperatives, or JA-Zenchu, decided Thursday to name Choe Okuno as its new president, succeeding Akira Banzai. Okuno, 68, chief of the union for agricultural cooperatives in Mie Prefecture, was picked as the new head of the central body for ...

Panasonic to sell robot suits starting in September

Jul 3, 2015

Panasonic to sell robot suits starting in September

Panasonic Corp. has announced it will start selling robot suits designed to aid human movement in farming, construction work and nursing care starting in September. Each robot suit will sell for around ¥1 million ($8,100), the company said Thursday. Panasonic expects growing demand for ...

Jul 2, 2015

Japan takes Brazil to WTO over taxes it says favor local firms

Japan launched a complaint against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge charges and taxes that it says illegally favor Brazilian-made goods over foreign competition, the WTO said in a statement. Japan says Brazil imposes a higher tax burden on importers ...

Jul 2, 2015

Greek government 'may resign' if referendum goes against it

Greece’s radical left government suggested it would resign if it fails to get its way in a make-or-break referendum Sunday that could decide the country’s financial future. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said the government “may very well” quit in a radio interview Thursday ...