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Jul 1, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan restart sales of scandal-affected minicars

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. restarted sales of Mitsubishi-produced minicar models on Friday after a 2½-month hiatus following the revelation of fuel-economy data manipulations for the vehicles. Mitsubishi Motors began receiving orders for the eK Wagon and eK Space, with delivery beginning ...

Jul 1, 2016

Sharp to re-enter European market for household solar panels

Sharp Corp. is to re-enter the European solar panel market in cooperation with Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources have said. In the face of weak domestic demand, Sharp plans to expand overseas using the existing sales network of Hon Hai, better known ...

Japan clobbered by weak inflation, businesss confidence

Jul 1, 2016

Japan clobbered by weak inflation, businesss confidence

Japan was clobbered with a one-two punch Friday morning as weak data and a lackluster business confidence report underscored the slowdown dragging on the world’s No. 3 economy. The poor readings will heap pressure on policymakers to unveil more stimulus, after the yen surged ...

Renesas embraces change with plans to outsource chip R&D

Jul 1, 2016

Renesas embraces change with plans to outsource chip R&D

Renesas Electronics Corp. is doing something that only a decade ago would have been unthinkable for a Japanese semiconductor maker: outsourcing research overseas. Outsourcing more R&D reduces the cost of developing components for new applications in autonomous cars and “the internet of things,” Chief ...

Jul 1, 2016

Broadband to get faster via Japan-Oregon cable

An undersea cable backed by Google and Asian companies aimed at boosting trans-Pacific broadband was put into service on Thursday, the consortium announced. The 5,600-mile (9,000-km) FASTER Cable System is aimed at meeting the growing demand for broadband Internet connections between North America and ...