Current chief executive Masashi Muromachi had stepped in to take on the position after the scandal broke but had not planned on doing the job long term.

Japan’s Toshiba said it had nominated Satoshi Tsunakawa, a former head of its medical equipment division, to be its next chief executive officer - a (...)

Toshiba also raised its earnings estimates for the year ended in March as it booked a pretax profit of 590 billion yen from the sale of a medical equipment division to Canon. (Photograph: Juya Shino/Reuters)

Japan’s Toshiba said on Tuesday that it booked an impairment charge of 260 billion yen ($2.34 billion) for the past fiscal year on the nuclear busine(...)

Mayor of Minamisoma Katsunobu Sakurai: ‘We have to appeal to people to return, tell them that the food and air here is safe.’ Photograph: David McNeill

Katsunobu Sakurai’s mayoral office overlooks a lattice of dense, squat housing stretching to the Pacific coast about seven miles away. From here, he(...)

A man walks past a logo of a Foxconn factory in Wuhan, Hubei province

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, which trades as Foxconn, has offered 625 billion yen ($5.3 billion) to buy Sharp and has no plans to replace top(...)

Japan’s Toshiba said on Monday it will cut nearly 7,000 consumer electronics jobs after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, in an overhaul that will streamline the sprawling conglomerate into a company focused on chips and nuclear energy. (Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

Japan’s Toshiba said on Monday it will cut nearly 7,000 consumer electronics jobs after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal, in an overhaul that will s(...)

Bluemetrix  chief executive Liam English said the company was looking for Linux experts, adding that they will receive a further 18 months of training in Hadoop.

Cork-based big data and analytics firm Bluemetrix is to create 20 new jobs following a partnership with Hortonworks. The company said 15 of these jobs(...)

The Topix index was little changed at 1,462.24 at the close of trading in Tokyo, wiping out gains of as much 1.9 per cent.

Japan’s Topix index erased gains after the nation’s central bank decided against adding to record monetary easing. Mobile phone carriers and construc(...)

 2015 shows coal stockpiled at the coal port of Newcastle in Australia’s New South Wales state.

Rich nations are stubbornly divided ahead of talks in Paris on Thursday to seek a deal to phase out coal subsidies in a foretaste of the difficulty of(...)

Toshiba president Masashi Muromachi announces the firm’s financial results for the year  in Tokyo: shares in Toshiba rose 1.8 per cent on Monday. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s Toshiba booked a net loss for the past financial year and pledged a bold restructuring, raising hopes it was finally moving beyond a $1.3 bill(...)

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: You can pick it up relatively cheaply on contract but, sim free, it will set you back around €900 for the 64GB version.  Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

With the start of the college term on the horizon, it’s time to start stocking up on the college essentials. Not the traditional essentials like noteb(...)