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Member of staff at Huawei’s flagship store in Bangkok, Thailand: firm has avoided   worst-case scenario. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun

Panasonic said it was halting shipments of some components to Huawei that would fall under the proposed US export restrictions, in the latest setback (...)

The stricken   Fukushima  nuclear power plant in  2011. The accident at the   plant was unleashed by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Photograph:  Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Just two years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, was gamely trying to make a virtue out of a catastrophic liab(...)

There was an assumption  that everyone on the factory floor was devoted to the perfection of monozukuri, or craftsmanship. Photograph: AP

On an otherwise ordinary afternoon in mid-December, the Hakata to Tokyo express pulled into Nagoya and a thousand passengers were ordered off the trai(...)

Traders in the NYSE, December 13th. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Stocks globally reached a record high on Wednesday ahead of a widely expected interest rate increase by the US Federal Reserve. Political jitters hi(...)

Toshiba share sale: the company hopes to erase a €5.7 billion liability. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Toshiba plans to sell shares to raise 600 billion yen, or about €4.5 billion, and will explore selling its Westinghouse-related assets in a bid to avo(...)

Toshiba signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty

Toshiba signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP, overcoming a key - albeit not its last - hurdle as i(...)

Toshiba’s board is due to meet on Wednesday to discuss Western Digital’s offer.

Western Digital 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(...)

Satoshi Tsunakawa, president of Toshiba, leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toshiba’s talks to sell its chips business to a consortium led by Bain Capital hit an impasse over the timing of payments for the business and governa(...)

Japan’s defence ministry drill on deployment of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air guided interceptors: Japan is in a region with some of the world’s fastest-growing military budgets. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Until a few years ago, the idea of an international arms fair in Japan would have struck many as ludicrous. Japanese troops have not fired a weapon in(...)

Toshiba Corporation president Satoshi Tsunakawa at  its headquarters in Tokyo  after the electronics maker released its consolidated earnings results for the April-December 2016 period without auditor approval. Photograph:  Kyodo News via Getty Images

There was yet more bad news last week for shareholders in one of Japan’s most totemic corporate names. Toshiba has reportedly parted company with its (...)

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