Camera makers struggle to stay atop smartphone wave

Feb 12, 2016

Camera makers struggle to stay atop smartphone wave

High school student Nao Noguchi is a perfect example of why Japanese camera sales have plunged in the past few years — she uses her smartphone for everything and cannot understand why anyone would bother with a separate device for photos. “It is easy ...

Oct 6, 2015

FDA orders duodenoscope makers to study device cleaning procedures

Federal health authorities are ordering manufacturers of specialized medical scopes to study how the reusable devices are cleaned following a series of life-threatening bacterial outbreaks at U.S. hospitals. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that the three companies must submit plans to study ...

Feb 28, 2015

Japanese ex-broker in Olympus fraud scandal settles with SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it has reached a settlement with a former Japanese stockbroker over his role in the massive accounting fraud at Olympus Corp. Hajime Sagawa, a former employee of a major Japanese securities company and now a U.S. resident, ...