Oct 23, 2016

Sharp may shutter LED display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture

Sharp Corp. is considering closing a light-emitting diode display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture next year as part of its restructuring efforts under Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources familiar with the matter said Sunday. The electronics company may consolidate the production line at ...

Seaplanes touted as tourism lifeline in regional Japan

Oct 19, 2016

Seaplanes touted as tourism lifeline in regional Japan

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Seaplanes used to be a common form of transport in the Japanese archipelago, with scheduled cargo and passenger flights operating mainly in western Japan until the mid-1960s. But as shinkansen trains and regional airports, which enable faster transport links with greater capacity, developed, seaplanes ...

Sep 14, 2016

Japan eyes Hiroshima visit for Kazakh president in November

The government is arranging for Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to visit Hiroshima when he comes to Japan in early November for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a source knowledgeable about the bilateral relationship. Abe hopes to reach an agreement with Nazarbayev ...