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Showroom offers taste of what living with a robot will be like

Jul 24, 2015

Showroom offers taste of what living with a robot will be like

What will it be like living with a humanoid robot that can read human emotions and exchange conversations with them? SoftBank Group Corp. began displaying its popular Pepper robots at a house-viewing event in Osaka on Friday to give visitors a taste of such ...

The Nikkei: a media giant with 140 years of history

Jul 24, 2015

The Nikkei: a media giant with 140 years of history

The Nikkei group is the media giant behind the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, which is considered the Bible of Japanese business and has a track record of financial scoops. History Now an international multimedia group, the history of the Nikkei stretches back 140 years. Under ...

Jul 24, 2015

Long history of money-losers for Japan Inc.

Here we go again? Nikkei Inc.’s purchase of Pearson’s FT Group raises once more the question of whether Japanese companies pay too much for overseas acquisitions. Since the 1990s, Japanese acquirers have purchased a series of assets — from the Pebble Beach golf course ...

Jul 24, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors to end U.S. car production: sources

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. has decided to withdraw from vehicle production in the United States as part of its efforts to focus more on growing Asian markets, sources said Friday. The Tokyo-based automaker plans to sell its plant in Illinois, where the company currently manufactures ...

TPP would raise growth, incomes in Japan,  IMF economist forecasts

Jul 24, 2015

TPP would raise growth, incomes in Japan, IMF economist forecasts

A Pacific free trade pact would give a big boost to Japan’s economic growth and individual incomes, according to an International Monetary Fund economist. “It could be annually between 0.2 to 0.3 percent (percentage point) per year as an additional impact on growth,” Luc ...

Jul 23, 2015

Japan, U.S. eye tariff 'snapbacks' in TPP auto talks

Japan and the United States are negotiating a bilateral scheme to counter vehicle trade pact violations with tariff hikes under the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, according to sources. Under the “snapback” scheme, the United States would restore tariffs on vehicle imports from ...