Apr 27, 2016

Nintendo's net profit drops 61% in FY 2015 as stronger yen bites

Nintendo Co. said Wednesday its group net profit fell 60.6 percent in the 2015 business year ended last month to ¥16.51 billion ($139.5 million), bruised by the yen’s appreciation against major currencies and languid portable game sales. With nearly three-quarters of the video game ...

Apr 27, 2016

Toshiba reduces projected loss for 2015 business year

Toshiba Corp. has said it plans to book an asset impairment loss of around ¥260 billion in its results for the year to March 31 by writing down the value of its U.S. nuclear power subsidiary Westinghouse Electric Co., which it acquired in 2006. ...

Apr 21, 2016

Sharp, Hon Hai to develop TVs jointly

As Sharp Corp. prepares to be taken over by Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., it is planning to develop household appliances jointly with its new partner and aims to have televisions ready for sale by the end of the year, an executive at ...

Mar 31, 2016

Panasonic drops ¥10 trillion sales target in fiscal 2018

Panasonic Corp. on Thursday dropped its goal of achieving ¥10 trillion in sales in fiscal 2018 as the electronics-maker struggles to build momentum for sustainable growth after restructuring. After a review of its business strategy, Panasonic is now aiming at ¥8.8 trillion in the ...

Mar 22, 2016

Japan's white goods shipments up for 10th straight month

Shipments of white goods in February grew 10.7 percent from a year before to ¥168.4 billion, up for the 10th straight month, the Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association said Tuesday. The rise chiefly reflected solid sales of energy-saving and high value-added refrigerators. Shipments of white ...