Kazunori Takada

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

Business 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 ...

Uniqlo eyes speed to take on Zara for global crown

Business / Corporate Mar 17, 2017

Uniqlo eyes speed to take on Zara for global crown

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co. is betting that speed, both in supplying its stores with the latest fashion and getting custom-made products to shoppers, will allow it to overtake apparel powerhouse Zara. Fast Retailing plans to shorten the time it takes from design to delivery ...