Tsuyoshi Inajima

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Pandemic forces digital change on Japanese companies

Business / Economy Jul 27, 2020

Pandemic forces digital change on Japanese companies

The coronavirus pandemic may be a drag on economies across the globe, but in Japan it’s bringing long-overdue changes in work habits and tools. About 90 percent of refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co.’s nonmanufacturing employees have worked from home. Department store chain Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. ...

Oil experts huddle in Tokyo to seek refuge from China fuel flood

Business Mar 21, 2017

Oil experts huddle in Tokyo to seek refuge from China fuel flood

Huddled deep within Tokyo's government district, nearly two dozen of Japan's top oil experts pore over a problem plaguing their industry: How can they stop China from pushing its crude refiners into a corner? The task force, summoned by the trade ministry, needs a strategy ...

Japan's power producers to face china coal pain after steel

Business Mar 15, 2017

Japan's power producers to face china coal pain after steel

First it was Japan's steel makers, now it's the nation's power producers that are set to pay for China's coal policies. Japanese utilities may pay at least 29 percent more for annual supplies this year after China's efforts in 2016 to trim overcapacity led to ...