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UPDATE 2-Akebono Brake to receive $185 mln for turnaround, shares climb

18 Jul 2019

* Akebono plans to ask for 50 bln yen debt waiver - Nikkei (Adds Nikkei report on debt waiver request)

Japan, South Korea fail to mend dispute with frosty meeting

12 Jul 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO Japan and South Korea failed to mend a dispute that could threaten global supplies of microchips and smartphone displays after officials met in Tokyo on Friday for a more than five-hour briefing that drew media attention for its frosty start. | Video

Supply-chain pain: South Korea chipmakers and their suppliers seek to bypass Tokyo curbs

08 Jul 2019

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korean chipmakers and Japanese chemical suppliers caught in the midst of a sudden escalation of a bilateral diplomatic dispute are scrambling to circumvent tightened export controls imposed by Tokyo, industry executives said.

The high-tech trade dispute rooted in Japan's wartime history

08 Jul 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan has tightened curbs on exports of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea, upping the ante in a decades-old dispute with Seoul over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two.

Japan to tighten tech material exports to South Korea in wartime labor row

02 Jul 2019

TOKYO/SEOUL Japan will tighten curbs on exports of high-tech materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea amid a growing dispute over South Koreans forced to work for Japanese firms during World War Two, the industry ministry said on Monday, prompting condemnation from Seoul.

Japan Display to receive $100 million investment from Apple as part of bailout deal

28 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan Display Inc said on Friday it would receive a $100 million investment from a customer, which a source said was Apple Inc , as part of a bailout deal led by a Chinese investment firm for the smartphone screen maker.

Exclusive: Top Japanese chip gear firm to honor U.S. blacklist of Chinese firms - executive

11 Jun 2019

TOKYO Japan's Tokyo Electron, the world's No.3 supplier of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, will not supply to Chinese clients blacklisted by Washington, a senior company executive told Reuters.

Total takes on Toshiba's U.S. LNG business after Chinese buyer pulls out

01 Jun 2019

PARIS/TOKYO Total will take over Toshiba's U.S. liquefied natural gas business and get $800 million (£633 million) cash from the Japanese group as part of the deal, the companies said on Saturday, weeks after attempts to sell it to a Chinese buyer fell through.

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