Companies

Yamato execs, labor joining forces on workplace reform

New recruiting efforts aimed at tackling worker shortage

  • Sumitomo Dainippon studies ADHD drug for eating disorder

    Drugmaker eyes fiscal 2018 launch for dasotraline

  • Panasonic takes out scalpel again as profits falter

    Restructuring is not enough; company needs new growth drivers

  • China Life's market share sinks to 20%, from 45% a decade ago

    Deregulation helps rivals eat into top insurer's slice

  • China's Huaneng Power sees output surging 25% this year

    Bullish plan stirs concern over electricity glut as demand outlook dims

  • Samsung Electronics balks at rejiggering its structure

    Jailed leader, presidential election make 'chaebol' reluctant to change

  • Line between insurance, shadow banking blurs in China

    Insurers are raking in cash but where is the money going?

  • Toshiba lenders demand Chapter 11 for Westinghouse by end of March

    Shares jump nearly 10% in morning trade after hedge fund buys stake

  • Inside SoftBank

    Sprint and the art of deception

    Rocky rebuilding efforts eventually paid off, but the US telecom's future is far from certain

  • Samsung Elec says difficult to adopt holding company structure

  • Studio-backed Japanese venture to stream anime music

    Flat-rate service seeks to fill niche poorly served by the Western names

  • Murata charging up battery production as market demands safety

    Investment will lift capacity at soon-to-be-acquired Sony business

  • Yahoo Japan investing in SoftBank driverless-bus venture

    Big data seen powering public transit in small towns

  • Survey fails to find melted rods at Fukushima reactors

    Latest attempt highlights monumental challenge facing cleanup efforts

  • Hitachi Zosen to build waste-to-energy plant in California

    Company sees opportunity in calls to reduce landfill burden

  • Japan to review any foreign sale of Toshiba memory ops

    Aims to safeguard military-related technology amid security concerns

  • Panasonic buys into US startup Drivemode

    Japanese group links up with developer of behind-the-wheel app

  • Ping An Insurance lifts cash handout to lure investors

    Financial group joins rush of Chinese companies increasing dividends

  • Nintendo chases more than profit with 'Super Mario Run'

    Android launch seen giving bigger boost to publicity, consoles

  • Alibaba eyes expansion beyond China

    Jack Ma pushes e-commerce platform for SMEs in emerging markets