• Company in focus

    Maybe Masayoshi Son's successor will be AI

    With $93bn to invest, SoftBank founder's timing must be impeccable

  • Itochu banks on P2P lending in Indonesia

    Trading house to invest $50m in local fintech startup

  • PanaHome faces lawsuit as Panasonic plans full takeover

    Hong Kong's Oasis says bid hurts minority interests

  • SK Hynix involvement complicates top Toshiba chip bid

    Past incident raises specter of tech leaks; Western Digital fumes over peer's role

  • Alipay brings rewards to Japan's Lawson

    Points can be redeemed at convenience chain's Chinese, Japanese locations

  • Japan trio to develop small-jet engines with Pratt & Whitney

    Mitsubishi Heavy, partners see demand for better fuel efficiency

  • Japan Post weighs its options following failed takeover bid

    Nomura Real Estate deal falls through, forcing a return to the company's roots

  • Rio Tinto taps Yancoal for Australian coal assets over Glencore

    Chinese miner beat Swiss trader's last-minute bid by restructuring payments

  • Chinese investor to buy 60% share of Parma

  • Daikin set to buy Australian A/C maintenance company

    Japanese manufacturer sees repairs, inspections as key to growth

  • Japan fund seeks majority stake in Toshiba Memory to protect tech

    Government-led consortium's proposal would give foreign members veto power

  • Toshiba prioritizes Japan-led alliance on memory unit sale

    Non-binding decision, but company aims for 'definitive agreement' by June 28

  • Western Digital lawsuit hangs over Toshiba sale

    Outlook for compromise between embittered partners still unclear

  • Toshiba weighs memory bid from alliance of Japan, US, South Korea

    Board debates Wednesday whether to favor group including Bain, possibly SK Hynix

  • Mitsui to buy US biopesticide company

    Trading house sets sights on green alternatives to farm chemicals

  • Japan Post scraps plan to acquire Nomura Real Estate

  • Tokio Marine to up stake in Indian unit

    Japanese group seeks to tap fast-growing insurance market

  • How Yahoo turned into a pumpkin

    Dot-com Cinderella 'discovered' by SoftBank made three key mistakes

  • Japan Post likely to call off Nomura Real Estate purchase

    Postal group's net loss spurs caution toward acquisitions

  • Bain Capital to release more Skylark shares

    Top shareholder to sell 13% of Japanese restaurant chain for $374m