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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

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 ...

Jul 23, 2015

SoftBank to raise ¥534 billion from corporate bonds

SoftBank Group Corp. said Thursday it will raise a total of ¥533.7 billion through a series of new corporate bond issues later this month for debt repayment and to acquire working capital. The telecommunication and Internet business group will issue 7-year and 10-year dollar-denominated ...

Delta's Japan chief sets out benefits of Skymark alliance

Jul 22, 2015

Delta's Japan chief sets out benefits of Skymark alliance

Masaru Morimoto, head of Delta Air Lines’ Japanese unit, has said the U.S. carrier plans to play a major role in the rehabilitation of Skymark Airlines by advising it in areas such as customer service. “Skymark can better vie with Japan Airlines and All ...

Jul 22, 2015

AirAsia Japan to begin flying in spring 2016

AirAsia Japan said Tuesday it will operate domestic and international flights from the spring. The budget airline, partly owned by Malaysia’s AirAsia, filed an application for an air transport business license with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Using Central Japan International ...