Executive Lounge

Honda CEO and President Takahiro Hachigo says keeping up with changing technology is more valuable than self-sufficiency to his company.


Honda embraces open innovation to avoid complacency trap: CEO

Automaker looks outside its wheelhouse as tech changes cars

  • Razon cites Trump as 'biggest' threat to global trade

    Philippine port operator braces for sluggish growth, trims overheads

  • Ben Horowitz worries about who will debug artificial intelligence

    The venture capitalist sees no signs AI will enslave the human race

  • Interview

    New Hope Group has $1bn for Belt and Road countries

    Chinese conglomerate also to open online bank for young entrepreneurs

  • Interview

    Work with us, TCL chief tells Japanese rivals

    Home electronics company is open to overseas acquisitions and tie-ups

  • Interview

    SoftBank's ARM sees China overtaking US as its top market

    The chip titan has huge hopes for connected devices

  • Interview

    Emerging-market demand yet to bottom out -- Komatsu CFO

    The construction machinery maker sees strong market in China, Russia, Indonesia

  • Line profits as companies invest in diverse work styles: CEO

    Businesses use chat app to improve communication, interact with customers

  • Household help will let Japanese women thrive: Poppins CEO

    Childcare company plans to hire up to 100 Filipinos this year

  • Interview

    Patience pays for Peninsula's Clement Kwok

    Luxury hotel chief talks of company's pioneering roots and waiting for perfect locations

  • Interview

    'Pokemon Go' co-developer talks of rocking an industry

    Blockbuster app is also helping to boost sales of console games

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    AI will smooth out shocks to the system: Hitachi president

    Technology can eliminate uncertainty inherent in human mistakes

  • Trump tax cuts to keep US strong for two years: Suntory chief

    Beverage group president sees potential U-turn on TPP

  • Interview

    More to IBM's AI business than Watson: Japan chief

    Paul Yonamine cites need for IT firms to collaborate as well as compete

  • Interview

    Smartphones aren't finished as growth driver, Murata chief says

    Parts maker sees sales rising at 10%-plus over next three years

  • Interview

    Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan to share all EV tech: Ghosn

    New chairman sees performance-based pay as key to transforming Mitsubishi

  • Interview

    Uncertainty growing for resource commodities: Rio Tinto CEO

    Brexit and Trump presidency could weigh things down

  • Interview

    Lloyd's eyes cyber-risk, emerging-market opportunities: CEO

  • Wei stamps surname on SUVs in show of confidence

    A first in the Chinese auto industry, says the Great Wall Motor boss

  • Airbus projects 30% market share in Japan by 2020s, says CEO