Apr 21, 2014

Firms shifting production back to Japan

Manufacturers appear to be moving production back to Japan while the yen remains weak and labor costs rise abroad. If the trend results in an increase in domestic capital spending, it will benefit the economy, which is taking a blow from the first stage ...

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 ...

Nov 5, 2013

Canon, Ricoh copiers on networks may not be secure

Canon Inc. and Ricoh Co. are warning that their network-connected copiers capable of scanning and faxing documents could be vulnerable to data leaks if they haven’t been set up correctly. The government’s National Information Security Center plans to examine such copiers from various manufacturers ...

Nov 3, 2013

Schieffer, Howard among 4,242 set for autumn honors

Canon Inc. Chairman Fujio Mitarai and veteran actor Tetsuya Watari are among the 4,193 Japanese recipients of this year’s autumn decorations for their contributions to society, the government said Sunday. In addition to the Japanese, 49 foreigners from 31 countries and territories will be ...