Kiyotaka Matsuda

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Japan's bullet train tech to give 164-year-old Indian railway a jolt

| Sep 15, 2017

Japan's bullet train tech to give 164-year-old Indian railway a jolt

Japan's government and its rail companies lobbied the U.S. for years to sell their bullet-train technology and found little success. Finally, there's an international buyer: India. The South Asian country is to become the first to import the iconic shinkansen technology after Japan's near-neighbor Taiwan, ...

BITPoint in talks to add bitcoin payments to outlets across Japan

/ May 29, 2017

BITPoint in talks to add bitcoin payments to outlets across Japan

BITPoint Japan, the company behind Peach Aviation's move to let travelers use bitcoin to pay for tickets, is planning to give hundreds of thousands of retail outlets the ability to accept the digital currency. "We're holding discussions with a retail-related company," Genki Oda, BITPoint's president, ...

/ Jul 13, 2016

Kawasaki Heavy looking to buy U.S. train maintenance firm

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of New York City subway trains, is seeking to buy a train maintenance company in the U.S. to help increase its services lineup and boost profit margins. "The costs for maintenance are largely fixed," Yoshinori Kanehana, president of the ...

Apr 14, 2016

Japan Inc. faces biggest Abe-era profits drop on strong yen

For the past three years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could usually count on surging corporate earnings to back up the case that his policies were turning around Japan, but that is no more. Pretax profit at the biggest companies will drop about 10 percent in ...