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Dave Mccombs
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 7, 2019
ANA makes superjumbo-size bet it can fill axed Airbus A380s with Japanese tourists to Hawaii
Just as a tide of canceled orders has prompted Airbus SE to halt production of the A380 superjumbo, Japan's biggest airline is betting it can succeed where others have failed — by filling the luxurious double-deckers with tourists flying to Hawaii.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 23, 2018
What would a 40% cut to phone bills mean for Japan's mobile carriers?
Japan's mobile carriers have come under government scrutiny for high phone bills that have helped bring years of enviable profit margins and given them a combined market value of more than $250 billion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 23, 2016
Foreign-owned IT firms to challenge Trump's concept of 'American'
Open up the guts of the U.S. government — something President-elect Donald Trump hinted he will do — and what do you see?
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 12, 2016
At U.S. Open, Japanese brands leave Nike, Adidas in the dust
It's called the U.S. Open, and the crowd is definitely from New York, but the clothing on the court is decidedly Japanese.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 25, 2016
With Brexit, Japan Inc. gets acquisition bargains
Japanese companies, which have embarked on a $210 billion global acquisition spree over the past three years, are getting a surprise bargain out of Brexit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Sep 14, 2015
SoftBank's slide gives Son $13 billion reason to consider buyout
Months after Masayoshi Son is said to have shelved a plan for a management buyout of SoftBank Group Corp., there are still 13 billion reasons to take the company private.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Aug 4, 2015
Loeb makes fourth foray in Japan, declares new activists' age
Billionaire Daniel Loeb is starting to make a habit of looking for bargains in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 28, 2015
Japan Inc.'s investor payouts set to surge from record ¥12.8 trillion in fiscal 2014
Japanese companies, long known for being stingy with shareholders, doled out record amounts of cash to investors in the past year. It's just the start of the payouts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 20, 2015
Hirai predecessor Stringer sees Sony turnaround taking hold
Sony Corp. President and CEO Kazuo Hirai is getting a vote of confidence from predecessor Howard Stringer in his effort to turn around the electronics maker.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 28, 2015
Loeb shows how to get at Japan Inc. $1.9 trillion cash pile
Activist investor Daniel Loeb is proving determination can pay off, even in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 27, 2015
Japanese companies using the weak yen to beat profit targets
If you're searching for Japanese companies likely to beat earnings forecasts this quarter, one good place to start is the currency assumptions.
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 22, 2014
Abe's election victory means gain for big companies, pain for smaller ones
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's victory in the snap Lower House election earlier this month, an endorsement of his economic policies, may help the nation's biggest companies get richer while extending a surge in bankruptcies among smaller ones.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2014
Profits at Japanese firms approach all-time high, but not everyone is smiling
Japanese companies are headed toward their highest profits ever, as the falling yen boosts exporters from Toyota Motor Corp. to Uniqlo-operator Fast Retailing Co.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 28, 2012
Uniqlo's bet on tennis ace Nishikori pays off
Kei Nishikori's historic run at the Australian Open generated a torrent of publicity for his sponsor, Fast Retailing Co., but Sony Corp. and Adidas AG both missed out after declining to renew endorsement deals with Japan's top tennis player.

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