Business / Corporate May 15, 2018

Japan's Yaskawa to increase its investment in Slovenia

Electrical equipment-producer Yaskawa, which is building an industrial robot factory in Slovenia, has decided to build another factory in the country to produce electrical components. The new factory will make inverter drives, servo drives and servo motors, Yaskawa said Monday. "Expanding our production capacity will enable ...

Business / Corporate Sep 25, 2015

Toshiba mulling sale of washing machine factory in Indonesia

Toshiba Corp. is considering selling its washing machine factory in Indonesia as part of efforts to improve its finances, company sources said Friday. The industrial conglomerate, whose financial strength has worsened due to a massive accounting scandal, plans to rebuild its money-losing home electric appliance ...

Firemen make headway against 2-day-old blaze

National May 14, 2014

Firemen make headway against 2-day-old blaze

Firefighters on Wednesday battled a magnesium fire for a second day at a metalworking factory in Machida, western Tokyo. Held back by the intense heat from the burning magnesium, they couldn't enter Shibata Tekuramu Co.'s Machida plant until Wednesday morning. The blaze was under control ...

National / Crime & Legal Apr 9, 2014

Lax security made food poisoning easy: suspect

A man who was indicted earlier this year for lacing frozen food products with pesticide at a factory in Gunma Prefecture, says he had no trouble doing so because of loose security. "I was able to move back and forth between production lines and it ...