Aug 15, 2016

Panasonic to sell smartphones in five developing countries

Panasonic Corp. will start selling low-priced smartphones for consumers this autumn in five developing countries, including Kenya and Myanmar, according to informed sources. The other three countries are Ghana, Nigeria and Bangladesh. Prices are expected to be around ¥10,000. The major electronics maker once ...

910,000 new recruits mark first day at work across Japan

Apr 1, 2016

910,000 new recruits mark first day at work across Japan

With the start of fiscal 2016 Friday, an estimated 910,000 new recruits marked their first day at work in companies, public offices and organizations across the country. Welcoming ceremonies were held by the central and local governments as well as companies, with Tokyo Gov. ...

Aug 27, 2015

Fujitsu recalls 70,000 laptop battery packs over fire fears

Fujitsu Ltd. said Thursday it will voluntarily recall and provide replacements for about 70,000 battery packs used in some of its Lifebook laptop computer models as they could catch fire. The company has so far confirmed three cases of fire linked to the battery, ...

Panasonic to sell robot suits starting in September

Jul 3, 2015

Panasonic to sell robot suits starting in September

Panasonic Corp. has announced it will start selling robot suits designed to aid human movement in farming, construction work and nursing care starting in September. Each robot suit will sell for around ¥1 million ($8,100), the company said Thursday. Panasonic expects growing demand for ...

May 22, 2015

Hitachi, Panasonic said to face EU price-fixing complaint

Hitachi Ltd. and Panasonic Corp. are among companies poised to get a European Union antitrust complaint over possible price-fixing of power-storage components used in almost all electrical products from smartphones to refrigerators, people with knowledge of the case said. Regulators may send a statement ...

Aug 1, 2014

Electronics giants clawing their way back to profitability

Sony and Panasonic on Thursday posted quarterly profits as the pair try to put years of losses behind them, but analysts warned that they still have a lot of work to do to overhaul their bloated businesses. Japan’s electronics sector has been battered by ...