Morinaga combination takes hints from rival snack and dairy maker

Merging product development gave Meiji Holdings an edge

  • Foxconn may seek majority stake in Toshiba's memory ops

    Western Digital, Micron Technology, SK Hynix also seen as potential bidders

  • ANA to turn Peach Aviation into subsidiary

    Japanese airline will lift stake in budget carrier to 67%

  • Exclusive

    Morinaga snack, dairy makers to combine in 2018

    Companies will fuse research functions, boost sales abroad

  • Japan's top anime broadcasters set to combine

    Integration aims to pool resources for expansion to fend off streaming threat

  • Toshiba seeks bids valuing chip unit at 2tn yen or more

    Plans to take time in assessing proposals to maximize proceeds

  • Gree seeks electric-vehicle partnership with Zhuhai Yinlong

    Chinese air conditioner maker changes tack after failed buyout

  • Japan's Cosmo, Kygnus Sekiyu to join hands

    Alliance to help gasoline companies ward off falling demand

  • Sumitomo Mitsui, Resona to integrate three regional banks

    Consolidated operation to tap western Japan's Kansai market

  • Why did Masa Son spend $3.3bn on an investment company?

    SoftBank adds expertise with Fortress acquisition for managing joint Saudi fund

  • Kraft withdraws offer to merge with Unilever

  • Toyota, partners back talking-robot startup

    Funds will go toward refining AI tech

  • Verizon close to Yahoo deal, price cut of $250-350m -- sources

  • Toshiba looks to reschedule US nuclear projects

    Talks with local companies, governments aim to avert more cost overruns

  • SoftBank to acquire US equity group Fortress Investment

    $70bn fund will balance Japanese company's aggressive investments

  • Indonesian high-speed rail project stalls, waiting on land

    Surging prices, local objections hinder acquisitions needed for Chinese financing

  • Foxconn whirlwind throws Sharp insiders off balance

    Taiwanese parent's aggressive strategy generates profit, culture shock

  • Sompo Japan makes foray into Laos

    Tokyo-based insurer teams with state-backed peer

  • Kirin, Coca-Cola drop pursuit of capital ties

    Focus shifts to talks on operational partnership in Japan

  • Kirin to exit Brazil, sell business to Heineken

    Japanese beverage company prioritizes Southeast Asia, plans Myanmar buy