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Toyota planning ¥100 billion bond issue to focus on R&D

/ May 18, 2017

Toyota planning ¥100 billion bond issue to focus on R&D

Toyota Motor Corp. is mulling issuing up to ¥100 billion ($900 million) in bonds with maturities of up to 20 years to invest in developing next-generation car technologies, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Toyota plans to spend around ¥1.05 trillion on research ...

May 18, 2017

U.S. energy chief Perry likely to visit Japan in June

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry may visit Japan in early June to have talks with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, sources said. Their talks are expected to cover the situation of struggling electronics and machinery maker Toshiba, including the reconstruction ...

/ | May 18, 2017

Tokyo stocks tumble on Trump worries

Stocks slumped on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Thursday amid growing risk-averse market sentiment on the back of political confusion surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 261.02 points, or 1.32 percent, to close at 19,553.86. On Wednesday, the key market gauge ...

May 18, 2017

Funai's new TV models to hit Japanese stores in June

Funai brand television models will return to the Japanese market for the first time since 2006, with Yamada-Denki to begin selling them on June 2, Funai Electric has said. The 11 new models from five series, including new 4K high-definition TVs, are equipped with ...

ANA eyes more Asian flights for Vanilla Air by fiscal 2020

/ May 18, 2017

ANA eyes more Asian flights for Vanilla Air by fiscal 2020

ANA Holdings is considering drastically expanding international flights on its low-cost carrier Vanilla Air, mainly on routes linking Japan with China and Southeast Asia, group officials have said. ANA Holdings aims to take the step by fiscal 2020, which includes the period of the ...

'Shadow Brokers' threatens to release more cyber attack tools

/ May 18, 2017

'Shadow Brokers' threatens to release more cyber attack tools

The mysterious “Shadow Brokers” group, which leaked the stolen hacking tool used in last week’s global cyberattacks, is threatening to release more such tools next month. In a taunting online message in broken English late Tuesday, the group said it will take payments beginning ...