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Takata bankruptcy filing might put auto industry’s biggest recall at risk

By Kevin Buckland,Masatsugu Horie,Ryan Beene
- via The Japan Times    Jun 25, 2017

The expected bankruptcy of Takata Corp. throws a wild card into one of the biggest recalls in automotive history. | AFP-JIJI

The expected bankruptcy of troubled air-bag maker Takata Corp. isn’t just a crisis for its employees and suppliers. It also throws a wild card into ...

Lotte founder Shigemitsu exits board after eldest son’s bid to return fails

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

A Lotteria Co. restaurant inside the Junction City mall in Yangon, Myanmar, on  June 16. | BLOOMBERG

The founder of Lotte Holdings Co., embroiled in a family feud over its management, has left the board after a stint of around 70 years ...

Honda denies knowing Takata air bags were faulty 20 years ago

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

Honda Motor Co. on Friday denied claims it knew about Takata Corp.’s faulty air bag inflators nearly two decades ago. The automaker released an email ...

VR amusement center opens in Shibuya to cash in on new tech

via The Japan Times    Jun 24, 2017

Tokyoites now have another way to escape their day-to-day lives with the opening Saturday of an indoor amusement center featuring virtual reality technology in the ...

Line Village messaging digital theme park opens in Bangkok

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Customers take a selfie with merchandise at Line Village in Bangkok on Thursday. | AP

The text-messaging service Line plans to inaugurate an indoor digital theme park in Thailand’s capital, seeking to squeeze maximum advantage from its popularity in the ...

Rise of AI-assisted art raises challenges notions of proprietary rights

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Artificial intelligence is finding its way into the world of music, literature and art, raising never-before-considered questions about a creators’ role. A team led by ...

Rise of AI-assisted art in Japan raises challenges notions of proprietary rights

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Artificial intelligence is finding its way into the world of music, literature and art, raising never-before-considered questions about a creators’ role. A team led by ...

Toshiba asks regulators for extension on annual statement deadline to Aug. 10

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Toshiba Corp. has asked regulators to extend a deadline for submitting its annual financial statement until Aug. 10. | AFP-JIJI

Toshiba Corp. asked regulators Friday to extend a deadline for submitting its annual financial statement, currently the end of this month, until Aug. 10 as ...

Goldman Sachs economist urges crackdown on unpaid overtime to boost Japan’s productivity

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

Japan should crack down on excessive unpaid overtime in order to boost productivity, as the nation’s irreversible labor shortage means companies must streamline to cope ...

Dollar firmer above ¥111 on higher U.S. Treasury yields

via The Japan Times    Jun 23, 2017

The dollar was modestly firmer above ¥111 in Tokyo trading on Friday, backed by a rise in long-term U.S. Treasury yields. At 5 p.m., the ...

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