Takako Taniguchi

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Japan Post Bank poised to plow ¥100 billion into stocks

/ Aug 31, 2017

Japan Post Bank poised to plow ¥100 billion into stocks

Japan Post Bank Co. plans to spend an initial ¥100 billion directly buying stocks — when it finds the right opportunities. The nation's second-largest bank by deposits, which currently invests in equities only through passive investments in funds, is eventually aiming to boost active stock ...

Japan notches $18 billion in soured deals amid M&A boom

Jun 6, 2017

Japan notches $18 billion in soured deals amid M&A boom

Japanese businesses that have been snapping up everything from drugmakers to beer brands in their biggest overseas acquisition spree on record are beginning to feel the pain from some of the soured deals of the past. Companies booked at least ¥2 trillion in write-downs on ...

/ Apr 21, 2017

Western Digital makes case for taking over Toshiba chip unit

Western Digital Corp. is making a forceful case for its bid to take control of Toshiba Corp.'s memory-chip business amid a fierce bidding war. The San Jose, California-based company is in talks with state-backed investment funds Innovation Network Corp. of Japan and Development Bank of ...