Chang-Ran Kim

Japan’s KDDI to buy minority stake in Kabu.com for $800m

KDDI will pay 559 yen per Kabu.com share, a 4.68 percent premium over Friday’s closing price, for a minority stake in the online brokerage.


Japan’s KDDI mulls investing up to $900m in Kabu.com Securities

KDDI’s possible investment in Kabu.com Securities, a subsidiary of MUFG, would give it just under a 50% stake.


Japan’s LIXIL denies delisting move, but stock jumps 7% on news

A delisting in favour of an overseas bourse would be a rare move by a Japanese company.


Japan’s Renesas agrees to buy US chipmaker IDT for $6.7b

The deal allows Renesas to bring on board IDT’s know-how in chips for wireless networks and data storage which are crucial for self-driving cars.


Japan’s Line raising $1.3b via convertible bonds for money businesses

The company said it plans to spend the bulk of the money raised on promotion of “LINEPay” and other new financial services by end-2021.


Japan’s Dai-Ichi Life to buy Australian unit of Suncorp for $460m

The move is seen as the latest overseas expansion attempt for a Japanese insurer grappling with a shrinking domestic market.


Japan Tobacco to buy tobacco business of Akij Group for $1.5b

Akij holds a one-fifth share of Bangladesh’s cigarette market.


Silicon Valley-style coding boot camp seeks to reboot Japan Inc

Long known as a “monozukuri” – or manufacturing – powerhouse, Japan is in danger of getting left behind as artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning sweep through industries from cars to banking


LCD maker Japan Display mulls raising $470m

Japan Display will turn to investment from domestic and overseas funds for now to shore up its finances.


Nippon Life to buy 85.1% stake in MassMutual Japan unit for $980m

The deal had been expected after reports last year that the companies were in talks.