Resurgent Hitachi goes global after painful reforms

Business / Corporate | FOCUS May 28, 2015

Resurgent Hitachi goes global after painful reforms

In February, Hitachi Ltd., the nation's largest maker of electric equipment and infrastructure systems, splurged on one of its priciest acquisitions. The target was the railway vehicle and signal businesses of Italy's Finmeccanica S.p.A., a deal estimated at over ¥250 billion. The move was in ...

Mitsubishi MRJ jet marketing push takes off in U.S.

Business May 20, 2015

Mitsubishi MRJ jet marketing push takes off in U.S.

At an annual convention of the Regional Airline Association in Cleveland earlier this month, top Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. officials were eager to promote its Mitsubishi Regional Jet ahead of its maiden flight in Japan this fall. Hiromichi Morimoto, who assumed the post of president at ...

Japanese community papers in the U.S. face stiff competition

National | FOCUS Nov 14, 2014

Japanese community papers in the U.S. face stiff competition

Often available for free at Japanese supermarkets and restaurants in major U.S. cities, Japanese community papers are competing hard with online media, including bloggers, for readers and struggling to generate ad revenue. The rise of community papers, meanwhile, has been partly responsible for at least ...

Seiko, Citizen target upmarket foothold in U.S.

Business Sep 26, 2014

Seiko, Citizen target upmarket foothold in U.S.

Japan's two major timepiece makers, Citizen Watch Co. and Seiko Watch Corp., are zeroing in on the high end of the North American market where Swiss firms have built solid brand recognition. Citizen is resurrecting the time-honored Wittnauer brand, a marque dating back to the ...