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DANIEL LOEB

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 25, 2019
U.S. activist fund laments Sony's rejection of spinoff proposal for 'uncut rough stone' chip unit
U.S. activist hedge fund Third Point LLC expressed frustration Thursday over Sony Corp.'s decision to stick with the status quo and turn down a proposal to spin off its lucrative semiconductor business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 14, 2019
Activist investor Dan Loeb calls on Sony to spin off its semiconductor business
Activist investor Dan Loeb has disclosed a $1.5 billion stake in Sony Corp. and pushed the company to make dramatic changes, including spinning off its semiconductor business and listing it in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 9, 2019
Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund building a stake to pressure Sony, sources say
Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC is building a stake in Sony Corp. to push for changes, the second time in six years it has targeted the electronics maker, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Apr 20, 2016
Loeb's pick to run 7-Eleven operator faces next task: boosting margins
The head of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan survived an attempt by his boss to remove him and emerged as president at Seven & I Holdings Co. His next hurdles: turn around weaker units and navigate a leadership transition at the country's largest retailer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2016
Activist investor Loeb warns Seven & I on nepotism deciding CEO
Third Point LLC's billionaire founder Daniel Loeb has targeted Seven & I Holdings Co. for management succession planning criticism, warning the grocery and retail group against letting nepotism determine its next chief executive officer.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 31, 2015
Loeb's Third Point takes stake in Seven & i Holdings
Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC said it acquired a stake in Japan's second-largest grocery and retail group Seven & i Holdings Co. and proposed a spinoff of its supermarket unit.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Aug 4, 2015
Loeb makes fourth foray in Japan, declares new activists' age
Billionaire Daniel Loeb is starting to make a habit of looking for bargains in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 28, 2015
Loeb shows how to get at Japan Inc. $1.9 trillion cash pile
Activist investor Daniel Loeb is proving determination can pay off, even in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 12, 2014
Loeb's opponents cheered even as Sony tightened belt
When activist investor Daniel Loeb announced in October he'd sold his Sony Corp. stake, executives at the company's Culver City, California, studio lot expressed relief.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 10, 2014
Sony suffering seen as prelude to Loeb-inspired revamp
Sony Corp.'s latest earnings disappointment held a silver lining: the company's willingness to entertain some of activist investor Daniel Loeb's suggestions. And it may be just the beginning.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 30, 2013
Loeb presses Sony on IPO, blasts film flops
Sony Corp. investor Daniel Loeb, pressing the case for an initial public offering of the company's entertainment unit, has leveled new criticism at management of the company's film and television studio.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 20, 2013
Loeb Sony drive based on faith in Abe
Corporate activist Daniel Loeb took his team to Japan in April 2012 to determine if the world's third-largest economy was ready for investment. The Bank of Japan had set a new 1 percent inflation goal, an encouraging step in a country where growth had stagnated for two decades.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan