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Sep 3, 2015

As Asia depreciates, Japan megabanks fear for their loans

Japanese banks may be starting to regret their biggest increase in overseas lending in 30 years as Asian economies slump and currencies tumble. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.’s assets in Asia excluding Japan made up 9.3 percent of the total as of March 31, ...

Sep 3, 2015

NTT Data develops body 'keyboard' for use with smart glasses

NTT Data Corp. has developed a virtual keyboard for use with an eyeglasses-style wearable computer, which can be controlled with various body movements. The systems integrator is now using the system for its own maintenance work on information technology networks, it said Monday. NTT ...

Hitachi plans wind energy parts production line

Sep 2, 2015

Hitachi plans wind energy parts production line

Hitachi Ltd. plans to expand its reach into the market for offshore wind projects by adding a production line to make key turbine parts used in some of the largest wind-generation systems currently available. The Tokyo-based company is considering adding a line to produce ...

Sep 2, 2015

China woes nudge Tokyo stocks down

Stocks closed moderately lower in volatile trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with investors searching for direction amid spreading uncertainty over the course of the Chinese economy. The 225-issue Nikkei average lost 70.29 points, or 0.39 percent, to end at 18,095.40. On ...