Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

Business / Corporate Jun 11, 2014

Sony pins hopes on gaming unit to shore up profits

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s release of a plethora of software titles in the coming month for the PlayStation 4 will be followed closely by its financially struggling parent company. As the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3, opened Tuesday, Sony Corp. is betting that the ...

Japan rail car makers up U.S. orders, global cachet

Business / Corporate Dec 5, 2013

Japan rail car makers up U.S. orders, global cachet

Japanese manufacturers of railway cars are making inroads into the United States, taking a sizable share of orders in a market seen as a touchstone for success in globalization by overcoming challenges on the cost front such as the requirement to raise local content. Kawasaki ...

Cosmetics makers turn to high-end products

Business Aug 12, 2008

Cosmetics makers turn to high-end products

Major cosmetics makers are redoubling their efforts to develop new upscale facial creams and other products, some of which cost well over ¥100,000. There is a polarizing trend in the cosmetics industry, with a number of companies shifting to more upscale items with novel ingredients ...

New tech lightens, quickens shinkansen trains

Business Nov 28, 2007

New tech lightens, quickens shinkansen trains

New bullet trains on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines employ state-of-the-art high speed and lightweight technology to speed passengers along the 1,174.9-km route between Tokyo and Hakata, Fukuoka Prefecture. The new N700 series coaches, introduced in July, are replete with cutting-edge materials and parts ...

Obesity problem dogging indoor pooches

National Nov 8, 2006

Obesity problem dogging indoor pooches

Pet food low in calories and fats is gaining in popularity on the heels of reports that a growing number of indoor dogs tend to become overweight and face the risk of metabolic syndrome, just like humans. A survey conducted by the Japan Pet Food ...