Japan firms join exodus from China's factories as tariffs bite

Business Aug 5, 2019

Japan firms join exodus from China's factories as tariffs bite

Top Japanese companies including Sony Corp., Ricoh Co. and Asics Corp. are orchestrating shifts in production away from China, joining manufacturers from other countries seeking to sidestep U.S. tariffs. Sony said last week that trade-war levies may cause it to raise prices or move production ...

Shohei Ohtani replica sets sell out on first day

Baseball / MLB May 16, 2018

Shohei Ohtani replica sets sell out on first day

Japanese sporting goods maker Asics Corp. said Wednesday that all of its limited-edition replica baseball gear sets of Los Angeles Angels pitching-slugging sensation Shohei Ohtani sold out in one day. Asics offered 17 sets, a nod to his uniform number, and started accepting online reservations ...

Apparel maker offers running school

Business / Corporate Aug 22, 2013

Apparel maker offers running school

by Shinichi Tokuda

Sportswear maker Asics Corp. has organized a running school for beginners in collaboration with scale maker Tanita Corp. and cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. to capitalize on the growing popularity of the activity. On a weekend morning in late June, 20 people, many in their 20s, ...