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Shopping app tested to reduce food loss in Japan

2018-01-21 technology.inquirer.net
The Tokyo metropolitan government introduced last Friday a new model project in which it awards points to consumers who buy foods close to their best-before dates and consume-by dates in order to decrease the amount of food loss. NTT Docomo Inc., with a governmental subsidy for the model project, developed a smartphone app that can be used until the end of February, and will evaluate the project’s effect.

SoftBank telecoms IPO faces headwinds from govt-backed upstarts

2018-01-19 reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp’s (9984.T) expected spin-off of its Japanese telecoms business will lure investors seeking exposure to a solid tech name, but the prospect of tougher competition in a mature industry may turn off those chasing higher returns. (247-4)

SoftBank telecoms IPO faces headwinds from government-backed upstarts - Channel NewsAsia

2018-01-19 channelnewsasia
SoftBank Group Corp's expected spin-off of its Japanese telecoms business will lure investors seeking exposure to a solid tech name, but the prospect of tougher competition in a mature industry may turn off those chasing higher returns. (247-1)

Nokia signs its first official 5G equipment deal with NTT DoCoMo - Channel NewsAsia

2018-01-19 channelnewsasia
Finland's Nokia said on Friday it signed its first major deal to supply new 5G wireless radio base stations to Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, which boasts nearly half of the country's mobile subscribers.

SoftBank telecoms IPO faces headwinds from government-backed upstarts

2018-01-19 in.reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp’s expected spin-off of its Japanese telecoms business will lure investors seeking exposure to a solid tech name, but the prospect of tougher competition in a mature industry may turn off those chasing higher returns. (247-1)

Nokia signs its first official 5G equipment deal with NTT DoCoMo

2018-01-19 reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Finland’s Nokia said on Friday it signed its first major deal to supply new 5G wireless radio base stations to Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, which boasts nearly half of the country’s mobile subscribers.

Nokia signs its first official 5G equipment deal with NTT DoCoMo

2018-01-19 in.reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Finland’s Nokia said on Friday it signed its first major deal to supply new 5G wireless radio base stations to Japanese telecom operator NTT DoCoMo, which boasts nearly half of the country’s mobile subscribers.

Profit-taking pulls Tokyo stocks down further after Nikkei tests 24,000

2018-01-18 japantimes.co.jp
Stocks lost further ground Thursday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as selling to lock in profits ensued after a morning surge pushed the benchmark 225-issue Nikkei average above 24,000 for the first time in more than 26 years. (4-0)

SoftBank considering IPO for Japan wireless unit

2018-01-15 thehindubusinessline
SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors. (83-0)

SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion

2018-01-15 in.reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate’s transformation into one of the world’s biggest tech investors. (83-0)

Nissan, five tech firms to test communications systems for making ‘connected cars’

2018-01-12 japantimes.co.jp
Nissan Motor Co. and five other companies said on Friday they will start a test to evaluate the reliability of communications technologies for networking cars in Japan this year. (20-0)

PLDT eyes redevelopment of Makati offices

2017-12-31 philstar
MANILA, Philippines — PLDT Inc. hopes to start the redevelopment of its current head office in Ramon Cojuangco Building and the Makati General Office in Makati City this year with NTT of Japan.

Line to join China’s Mobike to launch bike-rental app in Japan

2017-12-20 japantimes.co.jp
Messaging app provider Line Corp. said Wednesday it will launch a short-term bike rental service in Japan next year, teaming up with Chinese startup Mobike to meet the anticipated demand in an sector that is becoming popular around the world.

FDI, judicial delays & ease of doing business

2017-12-15 thehindubusinessline
S&P upgraded Italy one notch higher than India’s rating, in October. Yet Italy’s debt is 133 per cent of GDP (India 69 per cent)

Nikkei posts 1.1% weekly drop

2017-12-15 thehindubusinessline
Japanese stocks fell to their lowest in more than a week on Friday, with mobile firms extending a sell-off on concerns of increased competition after e-commerce group Rakuten said it aims to become the country's fourth wireless carrier. Taking the cue from weak US stocks overnight, the Nikkei share average declined 0.6 per cent to 22,553.22, the lowest closing since December 7. For the week, the Nikkei shed 1. (2-0)

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