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Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution

Nov 19 2014

TOKYO Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.

Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution

Nov 19 2014

TOKYO Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.

Deregulation at heart of Japan's new robotics revolution

Nov 19 2014

TOKYO, Nov 20 Neurosurgeon Tetsuya Goto had just begun testing a robot to perform brain surgery when he discovered Japan was moving to tighten regulations that would shut down his seven-year project.

Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise

Oct 31 2014

TOKYO Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring programme is paying off.

Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise

Oct 31 2014

TOKYO Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off.

Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise

Oct 31 2014

TOKYO Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected operating second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring programme is paying off.

Sharp second-quarter operating profit slides as Japan sales tax hike weighs

Oct 31 2014

TOKYO Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp said on Friday its second-quarter operating profit slipped 18.3 percent, missing forecasts, as a consumption tax increase in Japan squeezed sales of electronic parts, TVs and white goods.

Sharp second-quarter operating profit slides as Japan sales tax hike weighs

Oct 31 2014

TOKYO Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp said on Friday its second-quarter operating profit slipped 18.3 percent, missing forecasts, as a consumption tax increase in Japan squeezed sales of electronic parts, TVs and white goods.

Canon quarterly profit slides on weak camera demand but full-year forecast lifted

Oct 27 2014

TOKYO Japan's Canon Inc said quarterly operating profit fell by a fifth as demand for digital cameras slumped and it spent more on developing new businesses, but it nudged up its full-year earnings estimates on a sharply weaker yen.

Canon third-quarter profit slides on weak camera demand but full-year forecast lifted

Oct 27 2014

TOKYO Japan's Canon Inc said quarterly operating profit fell by a fifth as demand for digital cameras slumped and it spent more on developing new businesses, but it nudged up its full-year earnings estimates on a sharply weaker yen.

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