Categories: Japan

In Electronics, Japan Still Matters

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 17

In the global technology industry's pecking order, Japanese consumer electronics companies long ago surrendered their top spot to more nimble competitors like Samsung Electronics and Apple. Many of the country's...

LePad vs. iPad: Nice Surprises From Lenovo

Posted by: Dan Beucke on February 17

By Bruce Einhorn I've always been skeptical about Lenovo, the Chinese computer company. In 2005 it bought the PC division of IBM, a purchase that immediately made Lenovo a worldwide...

Japan Can't Afford Fight with China

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 21

I was in Beijing late last month, shortly after news broke that China had passed Japan as the world's second-largest economy. The official line in the Chinese media: No gloating...

As Toyota Woes Mount, Where is Akio Toyoda?

Posted by: Ian Rowley on January 28

When Toyota said Akio Toyoda, 53, would take over from Katsuaki Watanabe as the company's President and CEO in December 2008, it hoped workers, especially those in Japan, would rally...

Japan Govt's Poverty Data Signals Policy Shift

Posted by: Kenji Hall on October 20

It’s hard to imagine that there would be much hand-wringing in Japan over poverty figures. After all, this is the market where many of the world’s top luxury brands were...

Opposition-Led Government Would Be Mixed For Japan Inc.

Posted by: Kenji Hall on July 13

Prime Minister Taro Aso’s Liberal Democratic Party has ruled Japan for nearly the entire post-World World 2 era. But the LDP may soon find itself out of power. On July...

Is Sony a bellwether for Japan Inc.?

Posted by: Kenji Hall on January 23

A day after Sony revealed new forecasts for a $2.9 billion annual operating loss--its first in 14 years, and a significant revision from the previous profit outlook--its stock led Japanese...

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