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Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May: media

TOKYO Japan's Toshiba Corp has decided it will cancel the planned $18.6 billion sale of its memory chip unit if it does not get approval from China's anti-monopoly regulator by May, the Mainichi newspaper said on Sunday.

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Japan's Takeda sweetens $62 billion Shire offer

TOKYO/LONDON Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical nudged up its offer for Shire to 44.3 billion pounds ($62 billion) on Friday to try to persuade the rare-disease drugs specialist into talks after it rejected three previous proposals. | Video

Apr 20 2018

Takeda weighs raising Shire bid to more than 47 stg/share: sources

Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd is considering raising its cash-and-stock bid for London-listed drug maker Shire Plc to approximately 47 pounds ($66) per share or more, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Apr 20 2018

Exclusive: Lockheed Martin to propose stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 for Japan - sources

TOKYO U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II aircraft, two sources said. | Video

Aerospace & Defense Apr 20 2018

Philippine-U.S. war games to include allies Japan, Australia

(In this April 19 story, corrects to Australia, Japan second attendance in exercises.))

World, Australia, Apr 20 2018

Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries

TOKYO A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties. | Video