HC Picks Category: 01 Business

Sony's Next Big Thing in Tech Is Helping Honda Take On Tesla
"This collaboration will be a touchstone of whether the collaboration between automakers and technology companies can succeed in self-driving and electric vehicles."
NTT Data Teaming Up With Toyota for Overseas Connected-Cars Push
"European car makers have a big share in the connected car market. It would be a tough challenge for Toyota and NTT Data."
Japan’s Kyowa Kirin Eying $1 Billion Sale of Pharma Assets
"We should wait for more information, especially why they are selling."
Internet Explorer shutdown to cause Japan headaches 'for months'
"Transition to web conferencing was faster than expected during the pandemic. Quite funny to read this."
Top Toyota Supplier Denso Mulls $3 Billion Chip Unit Spinoff
"Semiconductor industry is an important industry nowadays. Whether they will split or not, I hope Desno leads Japan's semiconductor industry."
Toshiba’s CEO Says Staying Public Is Still an Option as PE Firms Circle
"Toshiba's case is a representative traditional corporate Japan issue. Due to historical growth especially in the 70s, the company might again need to build innovative culture, entrepreneurial mindset under strong corporate governance."
Astra, Daiichi Drug Study Raises Hope in Breast Cancer Fight
"I hope this new drug helps more people and saves their lives."
Yen, Supply Chain Chaos Send Japan Manufacturers Home
"Covid, Ukraine invasion and inflation, many things have changed in this few years. Now is the turning point for Japanese manufacturers' supply-chain."
SoftBank suffers historic loss with $27bn blow to Vision Fund
"When running a sector focused portfolio, flexible cash management and financing options are key to go through volatile environment."
Toyota to halt 8 plants in Japan due to Shanghai COVID-19 lockdowns
"Stable supply chain is the most important thing for global economy. Covid was unexpected, but political tense needs to be solved through negotiations."