Zoo makes wild fashion statement with lion-ripped jeans

Jul 23, 2014

Zoo makes wild fashion statement with lion-ripped jeans

Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, has taken the catwalk to a new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look. The result: “Zoo Jeans” styled by the fangs and claws of lions, tigers and ...

Jul 22, 2014

Hitachi shows full-size train models in London

Hitachi Ltd. showed full-size models of its AT-100 and AT-200 train cars being developed for the British market to railway operators and the media on Monday. The AT-100 is mainly designed to meet the needs of operational conditions and requirements in metropolitan areas, while ...

| Jun 12, 2014

Mitsubishi eyes bid for Alstom turbine unit

by Elaine Kurtenbach

The possible bid by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the turbine businesses of French engineering firm Alstom is part of Japanese efforts to carve out a share of the lucrative global energy infrastructure business. Mitsubishi Heavy and German rival Siemens AG said Wednesday they are ...

Apr 28, 2014

Japan Display shares fall

Japan Display Inc. shares plunged to 25 percent below last month’s initial public offering price in Tokyo trading after reporting preliminary earnings that missed its forecasts. Japan Display fell 16 percent to close at ¥672. That compares with the ¥900 IPO price before the ...

Hitachi to stress health care biz

Mar 25, 2014

Hitachi to stress health care biz

Hitachi Ltd. has announced it is aiming for sales in its health care business worth ¥600 billion in fiscal 2018, almost double its estimate for this fiscal year. The company has been focusing on the health care sector as demand has been increasing amid ...

Mar 13, 2014

Thousands sue nuclear companies over Fukushima disaster

A class-action lawsuit against nuclear suppliers General Electric Co., Toshiba Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. has ballooned to more than 4,000 claimants seeking damages over the Fukushima crisis, according to the lead lawyer. The claimants, hailing from Japan and 32 other countries, including the United ...

Feb 4, 2014

Sharp logs April-December profit

Sharp Corp. said Tuesday it swung back to profit for the nine months to December, thanks to stronger sales and cost-cutting. The Osaka-based company booked a ¥17.7 billion net profit in the April-December period, reversing a whopping net loss of ¥424.3 billion a year ...

Jan 31, 2014

Firms that made No. 1 plant sued

by Mari Yamaguchi

Some 1,400 people file a joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns.

Jan 31, 2014

Hitachi to top Canon's market value

Hitachi Ltd., which quit making TV sets in 2012 to focus on industrial-power and infrastructure units, is poised to surpass Canon Inc. in market value as camera sales are sapped by smartphones. Bloomberg has tracked the market capitalizations of Hitachi, Canon, Sony Corp. and ...