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Nippon Steel worries about U.S. trade action, yen's surge

Feb 19 2018

TOKYO Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp , Japan's biggest steelmaker, is worried that potential U.S. trade action to cut steel imports could flood Asia with products and that the yen's recent surge may hurt customers such as carmakers.

Interview: Nippon Steel worries about U.S. trade action, yen's surge

Feb 18 2018

TOKYO Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp, Japan's biggest steelmaker, is worried that potential U.S. trade action to cut steel imports could flood Asia with products and that the yen's recent surge may hurt customers such as carmakers.

Japan manufacturing scandals haven't hurt image but have been powerful lessons: ministry official

Dec 27 2017

TOKYO A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan's image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday.

Nippon Steel says coking coal prices to stay above $200/T through end-March

Dec 06 2017

TOKYO Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp, Japan's biggest steelmaker, expects coking coal to stay above $200 a ton through the January-March quarter amid lower supplies from Australia, which may drag on its earnings.

Kobe Steel blames data scandal on focus on profit, lack of controls

Nov 10 2017

TOKYO Kobe Steel Ltd said on Friday a lack of quality controls and a focus on profits was behind the widespread data tampering that has shaken up the supply chains of car and plane makers around the world. | Video

Toshiba discussing joint investment in chips with Western Digital

Oct 13 2017

YOKKAICHI, Japan Toshiba Corp said it is discussing joint investment in a new chip production line with Western Digital Corp - its estranged business partner after the Japanese firm chose a different suitor to buy its $18 billion semiconductor business.

Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

Sep 19 2017

TOKYO Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , people familiar with the deal said.

Exclusive: Western Digital offers to exit Toshiba chip bid for better JV terms

Sep 05 2017

TOKYO Western Digital Corp has offered to drop out of a group bidding for Toshiba's coveted flash memory chip business to take a stronger position in their joint venture instead, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Bain adds Apple for last-minute $18 billion Toshiba chip unit bid: sources

Aug 30 2017

TOKYO A consortium led by Bain Capital has made a revised last-ditch offer for Toshiba Corp's chip unit worth about $18 billion, bringing in Apple Inc to help bolster its bid, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. | Video

Western Digital won't seek management role in Toshiba chip business: sources

Aug 25 2017

TOKYO Western Digital Corp , part of a group offering to buy Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit, is not seeking a management role in the business, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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