Makiko Yamazaki

Japan Display aims to bring some panel production back from China after coronavirus

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japan Display Inc aims to bring some automotive panel production back to Japan after the novel coronavirus outbreak disrupted its supply chain in China, a company executive said on Friday.

Sony sees software subscription as future for data-analysing image sensors

29 Jun 2020

TOKYO Sony Corp's image sensor business aims to replicate PlayStation's success to address its reliance on a handful of manufacturers in the fickle smartphone market: It plans to sell software by subscription for data-analysing sensors in situ.

Japan's NTT to invest $560 million in NEC to catch up in 5G race

25 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japanese telecoms company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) will invest 64.5 billion yen ($560 million) in NEC Corp to beef up efforts to develop fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies, the two firms said on Thursday.

Toshiba plans to sell down Kioxia stake, return much of proceeds to shareholders

22 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Monday it planned to sell down its 40.2% stake in flash memory chips firm Kioxia Holdings and will return a majority of the net proceeds to shareholders.

Toshiba to gradually sell Kioxia stake after ex-chip unit's IPO - sources

20 Jun 2020

TOKYO Toshiba Corp plans to gradually unwind its 40% stake in Kioxia Holdings after the world's second-largest flash memory chip firm lists its shares in an IPO later this year, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do

09 Jun 2020

TOKYO When Japanese firm Iris Ohyama agreed in April to begin producing much-needed face masks in Japan, it marked a win for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who wants to bring manufacturing back from China.

Hitachi, Toshiba, Miraca to set up factory for coronavirus antigen tests

05 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japanese industrial conglomerates Hitachi Ltd and Toshiba Corp will join with Miraca Holdings to increase production of antigen-based coronavirus tests, aiding in the country's effort to screen more people for the new virus.

Sony to take full control of listed financial arm for $3.7 billion

19 May 2020

TOKYO Sony Corp said on Tuesday it will turn its listed financial arm, Sony Financial Holdings Inc , into a wholly owned unit through a tender offer worth about 400 billion yen ($3.72 billion).

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