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  • Nanya forecasts continued tight DRAM supply

    TAIPEI -- Taiwan's leading memory chipmaker Nanya Technology on Monday said the supply of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips would continue to be tight in the second half, driven by demand for data center servers, dual cameras in handsets, ot

    July 17, 2017 11:10 pm JST
  • Japan to warn of greater threat from North Korea in new report

    TOKYO -- The Japanese government sees the threat from North Korea rising to a new level as the reclusive nation makes steady progress in its nuclear and missile development program, according to a draft of a white paper on defense for 2017.In the 20

    July 17, 2017 03:49 am JST
  • US may press China on steel as trade deadline passes

    BEIJING/WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and China appear headed toward a heated confrontation over steel dumping and other trade issues as they cross a 100-day deadline set for Sunday.Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump first a

    July 17, 2017 03:46 am JST
  • Air bag problems will persist with or without Takata, company matron says

    TOKYO -- Massive recalls over a series of deaths and other accidents linked to its air bags have forced Takata into bankruptcy. For a company dedicated to making products that keep people safe, the yearslong debacle has created an "abyss of regret,"

    July 16, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Takata: A textbook example of crisis mis-management

    TOKYO -- How does a company go from a global leader in its industry to filing for bankruptcy in a matter of years? Just ask Takata. The Japanese autoparts supplier controlled 20% of the air bag market until a protracted recall ballooned into an unco

    July 16, 2017 12:00 pm JST
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    US-Europe rift highlights Asia's security concerns

    TOKYO -- It will soon be half a year since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, who as a candidate repeatedly made light of his country's alliances with other nations, spreading anxiety around the world.With the acceleration of North Kor

    July 16, 2017 11:44 am JST
  • California court's postponement puts Toshiba in further limbo

    TOKYO -- A California court has postponed judgment on Western Digital's request to stop partner Toshiba's sale of its memory chip business, leaving the Japanese company's plan in limbo.A judge had been expected to issue a ruling in the case on Frida

    July 16, 2017 01:12 am JST
  • Judge postpones decision in bid to block Toshiba's memory unit sale

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A U.S. judge did not reach a decision Friday in Western Digital Corp's bid to temporarily block Toshiba Corp from selling its flash memory business in an $18 billion deal but proposed requiring Toshiba to give Western Digi

    July 15, 2017 12:22 pm JST
  • Japanese telecom groups support smart farming abroad

    TOKYO -- Japanese telecommunications groups will use their expertise in "internet of things" technologies to support farming abroad.SoftBank Group will help rice growers in Colombia increase production. In a pilot study starting this month, sensors

    July 15, 2017 06:41 am JST
  • Dow, S&P notch record closes on dimmed rate hike prospects

    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The Dow and S&P 500 hit record highs on Friday after weak economic data dulled prospects of more interest rate hikes this year.A decline in financial shares limited the day's gains, even though JPMorgan Chase & Co and other big

    July 15, 2017 06:12 am JST
  • Trump's tariff talk gives steelmakers jitters

    TOKYO -- U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that the U.S. could impose tariffs or quotas on imports of steel products is shaking up the industry, not least in Japan, where manufacturers already hit by anti-dumping duties fear further curbs.Ame

    July 15, 2017 05:48 am JST
  • Buffett, Malone explore investment in Sprint: sources

    SUN VALLEY, U.S. (Reuters) -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc and John Malone's Liberty Media Corp are exploring an investment of between $10 billion and $20 billion in U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, people familiar with the matter said.

    July 15, 2017 04:54 am JST
  • Sony to buy French music company Believe Digital

    TOKYO -- Sony is in the final stages of talks to acquire French music distribution and label services provider Believe Digital, aiming to bolster its own strong-performing music operations.Sony Music Entertainment will obtain a majority stake from c

    July 15, 2017 02:00 am JST
  • Asian startup investment finally tops US tally

    PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Asian startups received $19.3 billion in investments in the April-June period, overtaking American ventures for the first time as rising stars like Chinese ride app provider Didi Chuxing guzzled up capital.Investment in Japanese a

    July 14, 2017 04:05 pm JST
  • Trump says "something could happen" on climate accord

    PARIS (Reuters) -- President Donald Trump held the door open to a reversal of his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord on Thursday, but did not say what he would need in return to persuade him to do so.Trump, who has ma

    July 14, 2017 10:14 am JST
  • Trump to get a range of options to curb steel imports: senators

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday he will present to President Donald Trump a range of options to restrict steel imports on national security grounds, according to senators who met with Ross.Senator Sherrod

    July 14, 2017 09:31 am JST
  • US ambassador calls on China to release all prisoners of conscience

    BEIJING (Reuters) -- U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad called on China on Thursday to release all prisoners of conscience following the death of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo."China has lost a deeply principled role model who

    July 14, 2017 07:32 am JST
  • China claims cuts to North Korean imports in first half

    BEIJING -- Chinese imports from North Korea fell 13.2% in the first half of the year, the country's customs authorities told a news conference Thursday.U.S. President Donald Trump, who is calling on Beijing to apply more pressure on Pyongyang, criti

    July 14, 2017 06:41 am JST
  • Komatsu to partner with US surveying tech company

    TOKYO -- Japan's Komatsu is forming a data-sharing partnership with Trimble, a U.S. developer of surveying technology, in order to expand the knowledge base for its construction machines capable of generating and updating topography data.Their cloud

    July 14, 2017 06:32 am JST
  • US viewed as world economic leader, but gap with China narrows

    NEW YORK -- While the U.S. can still tout a reputation as the world's premier economic power this year, its lead over China is far from solid as key partners and allies see the center of gravity shifting eastward, a Pew Research Center report releas

    July 14, 2017 06:11 am JST