Shoppers tighten purse strings, making Japan retailers see red

Business Jul 8, 2016

Shoppers tighten purse strings, making Japan retailers see red

Japan's discount-seeking shoppers drove some retailers into the red last quarter as an uncertain economic outlook persuaded consumers to tighten their purse strings. Supermarkets and clothing stores will probably cut prices more to spur sluggish sales, which caused Aeon Co., the nation's biggest retailer by ...

Sony developing 1,000-pictures-a-second sensor

Business / Tech Sep 7, 2015

Sony developing 1,000-pictures-a-second sensor

Sony Corp. built a dominant position in image sensors by helping people take high-quality photos with smartphones. Now, the company is focusing on sensors that take photos at least 10 times faster than the human eye can see. The company is working with Nissan Motor ...

Sony CEO Hirai's strategy questioned by former executive Iba

Business / Corporate Jun 1, 2015

Sony CEO Hirai's strategy questioned by former executive Iba

Kazuo Hirai is being criticized by a former Sony Corp. director who says the company's chief executive officer is abandoning its traditional engineering focus. Sony's electronics business is central to its long-term success, Tamotsu Iba, 79, a former chief financial officer and vice chairman, wrote ...

Meet the man who helped Sony get its game back

Business / Corporate Feb 23, 2015

Meet the man who helped Sony get its game back

"How many people came for video games?" asks a keynote presenter at Sony Corp.'s PlayStation bash in Las Vegas last December. The crowd roars. "And how many came to give Shu Yoshida a hug?" The roar gets even louder. The man in question is an ...