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Huawei freezes orders from Japanese supplier after CFO arrest

Business / Corporate Dec 14, 2018

Huawei freezes orders from Japanese supplier after CFO arrest

The surprise arrest of Huawei Technologies Co.'s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is about to impact one of the Chinese company's suppliers in Japan. Yaskawa Electric Corp., which supplies industrial robots for Huawei's smartphone and telecom gear factories, saw all orders for its machines put ...

Construction app offers fix for Japan's supertight labor market

Business | FOCUS Jun 20, 2018

Construction app offers fix for Japan's supertight labor market

One of Yosuke Kobayashi's biggest headaches has been finding enough workers to build hotels, restaurants and bath houses for his construction company. That was until the manager at construction company Luckland Co. found Sukedachi, a mobile app that connects contractors and tradespeople. Nowadays, he's hiring ...