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Noriyuki Hirata

SoftBank's Z Holdings and Line eyeing merger: sources

13 Nov 2019

Tokyo SoftBank's Z Holdings Corp is in talks to merge with messaging app operator Line Corp , two sources said on Wednesday, the investment company's latest bet on a struggling tech firm.

Nintendo's second-quarter profit doubles as Switch Lite delivers boost

31 Oct 2019

TOKYO/OSAKA Nintendo Co Ltd's second-quarter operating profit more than doubled, blowing past analyst estimates, on strong demand for its Switch console. | Video

Apple supplier Japan Display says aiming for a bailout deal this month

07 Oct 2019

TOKYO Japan Display Inc said it aims to clinch a deal this month for least 50 billion yen ($470 million) in vital funding, having had to scramble after an investment group suddenly pulled out of a bailout plan for the Apple Inc supplier.

Mrs Watanabe may add to sterling chaos if Britain leaves Europe

17 Jun 2016

TOKYO Japanese retail investors, collectively nicknamed Mrs Watanabe, are building huge positions in pound sterling and may be among the first victims of market turmoil should Britain vote to leave the European Union next week.

Bitten by volatility, 'Mrs Watanabe' less bold about buying dollars

01 Sep 2015

TOKYO Stung by last week's sharp dollar plunge, Japanese retail foreign exchange traders collectively know as "Mrs Watanabe" have been shy about taking their hallmark contrarian stance, meaning less bargain hunting support for the greenback.

Bitten by volatility, "Mrs Watanabe" less bold about buying dollars

01 Sep 2015

TOKYO, Sept 1 Stung by last week's sharp dollar plunge, Japanese retail foreign exchange traders collectively know as "Mrs Watanabe" have been shy about taking their hallmark contrarian stance, meaning less bargain hunting support for the greenback.

Japanese investors' mega buying spree overseas keeps yen under pressure

24 Mar 2015

TOKYO, March 25 Purchases of foreign stocks and bonds by Japan's giant pension funds and other big investors in 2015 could be their highest for at least a decade, if they keep pace with the $42 billion splurged during the first two months.

Japan's 'Mr Yen' sees dollar/yen moving in 106-111 range

10 Oct 2014

TOKYO Japan's former currency czar Eisuke Sakakibara said the dollar is likely to move in a range of 106-111 yen for the time being, adding that further rapid depreciation of the Japanese currency would be damaging to the resource-poor economy.

Japan's 'Mr Yen' sees dollar/yen moving in 106-111 range

10 Oct 2014

TOKYO Japan's former currency czar Eisuke Sakakibara said the dollar is likely to move in a range of 106-111 yen for the time being, adding that further rapid depreciation of the Japanese currency would be damaging to the resource-poor economy.

Japan business lobby plans corporate governance rules: source

24 Apr 2014

TOKYO Japan's most powerful business lobby, Keidanren, plans to introduce corporate governance rules that will require better disclosure, a person familiar with the matter said, but they will stop short of bolder reforms sought by many investors.

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