Hirai giving more input at Sony Pictures in wake of hack

Dec 26, 2014

Hirai giving more input at Sony Pictures in wake of hack

Sony Corp.’s Tokyo headquarters is changing its usual arm’s-length relationship with its U.S. studio following a massive cyberattack and the controversy over the comedy “The Interview,” with the group CEO being consulted on key decisions, company officials said. Before the devastating hack, Sony Pictures ...

Dec 26, 2014

Russia gives its support to North after hacking

Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang’s anger was “quite understandable.” Washington failed to offer any proof to back its claims of Pyongyang’s involvement in the ...

Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

Dec 24, 2014

Sony announces limited release for 'The Interview'

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday a limited theatrical release of “The Interview” beginning Thursday, putting back into the theaters the comedy that prompted an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its canceled release. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said Tuesday that Seth ...

Mitsubishi Heavy eyes closer steel ties with Siemens

Aug 14, 2014

Mitsubishi Heavy eyes closer steel ties with Siemens

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is keen to build a closer partnership with German partner Siemens AG so it can compete better against global rivals, President Shunichi Miyanaga said in a recent interview. Miyanaga said he hopes to explore stronger relations in a business field ...

Indonesia's president-elect urges Japan to invest more

Aug 12, 2014

Indonesia's president-elect urges Japan to invest more

Indonesia’s President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is calling for more investment from Japan, saying it is “very important for Indonesia” to create jobs, solve energy problems and build infrastructure. In an interview in Jakarta, Jokowi, who will take office in October, noted that Japan has ...

Aug 11, 2014

JCB targets ¥22 trillion in billings in three years

JCB Co. plans to boost annual billings, including for shopping and loans, to some ¥22 trillion by the end of the 2016 business year, Ichiro Hamakawa, president of the major credit card company, said in a recent interview. JCB had ¥18.93 trillion in billings ...