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Fujitsu president Masami Yamamoto believes the key issue for Japan’s faltering tech giants is how to create more value in an increasingly connected world

It may be difficult to recall now but in the late 1980s Japanese companies ruled the world of hi-tech gadgets. Sharp and Hitachi were household names.(...)

Visitors look at a Sony 4K Bravia liquid-crystal-display (LCD) TV on display at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday. Sony unexpectedly forecast an annual loss, the sixth in seven years, casting further doubt on chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai’s ability to revive the company. photograph: kyoshi ota/bloomberg

Sony unexpectedly forecast an annual loss, the sixth in seven years, casting further doubt on chief executive Kazuo Hirai’s ability to revive the comp(...)

A logo of Sony Corp is pictured at an electronic store in Tokyo . Photograph:Toru Hanai /Reuters

Sony said it would step up a broad restructuring this year to tackle bloated costs and exit some unprofitable businesses, hoping to put behind it year(...)

Sony has urged customers to stop using a model of its Vaio computers launched earlier this year, saying there was a risk that the battery would ove(...)

Sony’s plans to quit making personal computers and is in talks to sell its PC business to buyout firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) . The pullout co(...)

Pedestrians are silhouetted as they wait to cross a road in front of an electronic stock board displaying the closing figure of the Nikkei 225 Stock Average  in Tokyo, yesterday.  Photo: Bloomberg

Asian shares struggled to sustain the slimmest of rallies today as a hesitant performance by the Japanese market fuelled fresh demand for safety in th(...)

Japan’s Panasonic  said operating profit for the October-December quarter more than tripled as strong sales of electronic products for cars and energy-efficient homes helped it beat analyst expectations for the second straight quarter. Photo: Reuters

Panasonic posted third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as Japan’s No. 2 television maker stops making plasma sets to speed up reforms and(...)

A man shoots video of a Parrott Mini Drone at the CES press event yesterday. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

High-definition TVs and wearable technology took centre stage ahead of the opening of International CES yesterday as companies jostled for space in(...)

Technicians work on a LG Electronics 3D video wall in preparation for the Consumer Electronics Show  at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

From 3D printing to wearable technology and increasingly smarter products, this year’s International CES exhibition in Las Vegas is expected to give g(...)

A customer and a clerk talk near Sony Corp’s logo at an electronics store in Tokyo . Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sony cut its full-year profit targets and posted a net loss for the September quarter as its struggling TV operation fell back into the red, highlight(...)

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