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Japan activist shareholder Murakami fails in bid for printing firm Kosaido

23 May 2019

TOKYO Veteran activist shareholder Yoshiaki Murakami has failed to acquire a majority stake in printing firm Kosaido Co, his funds said on Thursday, blaming the setback on the entrenched practices of corporate Japan.

Global private equity firms to bid for Hitachi's chemical unit: sources

17 May 2019

HONGKONG/FRANKFURT/TOKYO Global private equity firms Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and KKR & Co are among potential bidders for Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd's chemical unit, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Global private equity firms to bid for Hitachi's chemical unit - sources

17 May 2019

HONGKONG/FRANKFURT/TOKYO, May 16 Global private equity firms Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and KKR & Co are among potential bidders for Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd's chemical unit, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters.

Profits fall at Japan's top three banks as economy slows

15 May 2019

TOKYO Japan's three largest banks all reported lower annual profits on Wednesday, highlighting the challenges faced by the banking industry as the world's third-largest economy looks to be headed for another downturn.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Japan's top two banks post double-digit full-year profit declines

15 May 2019

TOKYO, May 15 Japan's two biggest banks by assets posted double-digit declines in annual profit on Wednesday, highlighting deepening challenges for lenders as the world's third-largest economy looks headed toward another downturn.

Japan activist Murakami advances in bid for lucrative crematorium business

26 Apr 2019

TOKYO Veteran Japanese activist shareholder Yoshiaki Murakami scored another success in his bid for a little-known printing company, Kosaido Co, after management said it would not oppose his offer for at least half of the firm.

Japan's Hitachi plans to sell chemical unit, sources say

25 Apr 2019

Japan's Hitachi Ltd plans to sell its majority stake in Hitachi Chemical, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, in what would mark the latest deal by the sprawling conglomerate to streamline its businesses.

RPT-Game of thrones: Board battle at toilet maker Lixil a test for Japan Inc

24 Apr 2019

* Shareholders have long complained about rights in Japan Inc

Game of thrones: Board battle at toilet maker Lixil a test for Japan Inc

23 Apr 2019

TOKYO A simmering boardroom battle at toilet maker Lixil Group has emerged as a test case for whether minority shareholders can improve corporate governance in Japan, the man at the center of the tussle told Reuters.

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