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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 24, 2019
WeWork bailout stalls as Japan banks balk at lending Softbank $3 billion
SoftBank Group Corp.'s talks to secure $3 billion (about ¥328 billion) from the nation's three biggest banks have stalled as the lenders have hit internal lending limits to the firm, two people said, complicating a $9.5 billion rescue package for WeWork.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 10, 2019
Japan's banks charging more fees to cover slumping revenue
Some banks are levying more fees as a way to cover plunges in revenue, with industry leader MUFG Bank considering a maintenance charge for inactive accounts.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 7, 2019
Japan's mega-banks named as world's biggest lenders for new coal plants
Japan's three biggest commercial banks are the world's top financiers of new coal plants, according to research released Thursday in Spain at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 6, 2019
Banks to extend loan deadline again for struggling Japan Display
Three major lenders for Japan Display Inc. plan to extend their credit deadlines again to bolster the struggling display-maker's financing as a rescue plan from new investors has yet to be finalized, sources close to the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 6, 2019
Japan bank Sumitomo Mitsui says it takes more than changing dress code to shake things up
Japan's second-largest bank wants to change the mindset of its staff.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2019
Japanese banks face headwinds even with current profit goals in sight
Even as the nation's biggest banks remain on course to achieve their full-year earnings goals, they are losing profit drivers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 24, 2019
Coco Ichibanya restaurant chain plans to sell Japanese curry ... to India
A Japanese plan to sell curry in India all stemmed from a hungry expat looking for good food in Tokyo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 23, 2019
Banks to extend support for struggling Japan Display
Three main credit banks for Japan Display Inc. are poised to continue supporting the struggling maker of small and midsize liquid crystal display panels, it was learned Monday.
BUSINESS
Jul 9, 2019
Japan grants certification for first time to 'information banks'
The Information Technology Federation of Japan has certified FeliCa Pocket Marketing Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank as "information banks" to allow companies to use personal data for business purposes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 5, 2019
S&P warns it could be bubble time again for Japan's real estate companies as debts rise
Japan's real estate firms are entering dangerous territory. That's the assessment of S&P Global Ratings, which said in a report Friday that the sector's debt levels now eclipse that of the nation's bubble era.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 3, 2019
Mitsui Chemicals to boost polypropylene compound output in Thailand
Major chemical products maker Mitsui Chemicals Inc. will boost polypropylene compound output in Thailand to meet a rising global need for lightweight automobiles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 23, 2019
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial increases planned cuts, to the equivalent of 5,000 employees' workload
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. will increase planned cuts to its head count that will now reduce work done by the equivalent of nearly 5,000 employees over the three years to March 2020, it was learned Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 21, 2019
Nomura's retreat again highlights how Japan's banking behemoths struggle to succeed abroad
Time and again since Japan emerged as a global economic force, its financial leaders have hatched plans to translate their influence into investment-banking clout. Time and again, they've failed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 16, 2019
Japan's mega-banks see challenging year ahead as profit drivers wane
Japan's biggest banks have warned investors of a tough year ahead.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 4, 2019
Toshiba Memory to draw ¥1.3 trillion in bank loans before going public
Toshiba Memory Holdings Corp. is set to draw a total of ¥1.3 trillion ($11.7 billion) in loans from four Japanese banks, sources familiar with the situation said late on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 11, 2018
Idemitsu Kosan's Vietnamese oil refinery starts operation
An oil refinery project involving Idemitsu Kosan Co., Mitsui Chemicals Inc. and state-run oil companies of Vietnam and Kuwait has begun commercial operations, Idemitsu Kosan said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 23, 2018
Toyota and Mazda look to integrate automobile loan units
Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. are considering integrating their automobile sales loan businesses in a deeper capital tie-up to cut costs amid the shrinking domestic market, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Oct 14, 2018
Good Design Awards go beyond industrial design
There's no shortage of transformative ideas in Japan, particularly in the field of design. This year's Good Design Awards showcased many surprising examples of innovation from Japan and abroad.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2018
Mitsui Sugar and Mitsui & Co. to buy Singapore firm for Southeast Asia and Middle East expansion
Leading sugar producer Mitsui Sugar Co. and trading house Mitsui & Co. will acquire a full stake in a Singapore sugar vendor for about $100 million to cash in on growing demand for sweeteners in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 23, 2018
Mitsui Sumitomo to buy 37.5% stake in Chinese life insurer
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. said Wednesday it will buy a 37.5 percent stake in a medium-sized Chinese life insurance company for 4.33 billion yuan ($675 million) to tap the world's third-largest insurance market.

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