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Noriyuki Hirata

Stung by proxy advisers' decision, activist-backed Toshiba board nominees to step up campaign

22 Jul 2020

TOKYO Nominees to Toshiba Corp's board backed by activist fund Effissimo Capital Management said they plan to talk with investors in a push to convince them that additional directors will help the industrial conglomerate fix compliance issues.

With shift toward merit-based pay, Japan's Hitachi to drop old ways

16 Jul 2020

TOKYO Hitachi Ltd is moving to scrap a remnant of one of Japan Inc's most famous practices: seniority-based pay.

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, June 29 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 Mizuho sees appetite for 'virtual' AGMs in coronavirus era

08 Apr 2020

TOKYO More Japanese companies are interested in holding annual general meetings online due to the coronavirus outbreak, presenting an opportunity for banks that help organise them, the head of Mizuho Financial Group Inc's trust banking arm said.

Toshiba says not threatened by Hoya's sweeter bid for Toshiba's NuFlare unit

19 Dec 2019

TOKYO Toshiba Corp does not feel threatened by Hoya Corp's counter offer for Toshiba chip equipment unit NuFlare, saying that even if its own bid fails it does not expect Hoya to succeed.

Toshiba says not threatened by Hoya's counter offer for Toshiba's NuFlare unit

19 Dec 2019

* Hoya's has bid 12,900 yen per share vs 11,900 yen from Toshiba

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.

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