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Toyota, Panasonic setting up EV battery JV amid rising China competition: source

21 Jan 2019

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp are set to launch a joint venture next year to produce batteries for electric vehicles (EV) in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals, a source familiar with the matter said.

Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

17 Jan 2019

LONDON/TOKYO Japan's Hitachi Ltd put a $28 billion (£21.6 billion) nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country's plans for the replacement of ageing plants. | Video

Hitachi, UK say no decision taken on British nuclear project

11 Jan 2019

LONDON/TOKYO Japan's Hitachi has yet to decide whether to proceed with its trillion yen (£7.2 billion) nuclear project in Britain and talks with the government are continuing, the company and government said on Friday.

Japan Inc exit from nuclear exports would leave field to Russia, China

21 Dec 2018

TOKYO/PARIS The possible withdrawal of Japanese conglomerates from nuclear export projects in Britain and Turkey would leave the nuclear newbuild industry open to Russian and Chinese state-owned companies as Western private firms struggle to compete.

Toshiba has no immediate plans to sell memory chip stake: CEO

21 Dec 2018

TOKYO Toshiba Corp has no immediate plans to sell its 40.2 percent stake in Toshiba Memory Corp, its chief executive told Reuters, as the world's No. 2 producer of NAND flash memory chips prepares to go public within the next three years.

Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo

17 Dec 2018

TOKYO Akihiro Adachi, a 31-year-old audiovisual equipment designer at Panasonic Corp, longed for some personal space during his lengthy train rides from Osaka to Tokyo. So when his company set out to encourage innovation, he joined with some colleagues and came up with "Wear Space," a headset that limits noise and peripheral vision.

Japan's top three telcos to exclude Huawei, ZTE network equipment: Kyodo

10 Dec 2018

TOKYO Japan's big three telecom operators plan not to use current equipment and upcoming fifth-generation (5G) gear from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and ZTE Corp , Kyodo News reported on Monday.

Japan's top three telcos to exclude Huawei, ZTE network equipment - Kyodo

10 Dec 2018

TOKYO Japan's big three telecom operators plan not to use current equipment and upcoming fifth-generation (5G) gear from China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and ZTE Corp , Kyodo News reported on Monday.

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