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Japan's new 'floating' maglev trains will run at a blistering 310mph

Sony to cut jobs at TV group and headquarters, and close Japanese phone factory

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Sony said its current round of job cuts will include workers in its struggling TV business and at its headquarters in Tokyo, and it will close a mobile phone and lens factory in central Japan....
Sony to cut jobs at TV group and headquarters, and close Japanese phone factory
Samsung to make strategic $110 million investment in struggling Apple partner Sharp

Japan unveils prototype of new maglev train, promises speeds of up to 311 mph

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More than a year after the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tokai) received construction approval to get going on its maglev railways, it has finally unveiled a Series L0 prototype that would put its current bullet train system to shame. Designed to travel at 311 mph, a single one...
Japan unveils prototype of new maglev train, promises speeds of up to 311 mph

Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame

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An exhibition in Osaka, central Japan, has assembled a hall of fame for Japanese tech products, with hits including Sony's Walkman and Aibo, an original Tranformer toy, and Paro the baby seal robot on display.The "First in the World" exhibition, organized by a local trade group, a museum and...
Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame
Reuters: iPad display supplier slows production due to falling demand

iPhone 5 thieves break into mobile shops in Japan hours before launch

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Thieves broke into a number of mobile phone shops across central Japan and stole hundreds of iPhone 5 handsets hours before the device went on sale Friday morning, police said....
iPhone 5 thieves break into mobile shops in Japan hours before launch

Japanese University to Battle Eel Fraud With Cheap, Rapid DNA Testing

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A science institute in central Japan says it has devised a system to stop eel fraud using cheap DNA testing, as the summer surge in the foodstuff's popularity......
Japanese University to Battle Eel Fraud With Cheap, Rapid DNA Testing

Fujitsu to merge LSI chip business with Panasonic, cut 5,000 jobs

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Intense semiconductor competition has already forced numerous Japanese companies to work together, and now Fujitsu has announced that it'll merge its LSI chip design and R&D divisions with Panasonic. The two companies are looking to the state-run Development Bank of Japan to fund the new venture, which comes in...
Fujitsu to merge LSI chip business with Panasonic, cut 5,000 jobs

Apple iPad Screen Supplier Has Slowed Production Of 9.7 Inch Panes, Says Reuters

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Sharp Corp, a supplier of screens for Apple’s iPad tablet, has slowed production of the 9.7 inch panes used for the full-sized iPads, according to a report by Reuters. The news agency quotes industry sources with knowledge of Sharp’s production plans, who told it that Sharp’s iPad screen production line at...
Apple iPad Screen Supplier Has Slowed Production Of 9.7 Inch Panes, Says Reuters

Sharp Reportedly Cutting iPad Display Production Amid Shift in Consumer Interest to iPad Mini

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Reuters reports that Sharp, one of Apple's primary display panel partners for its mobile devices, has slashed production of iPad displays at one of its plants. Sources did not indicate the reasons for the dramatic cut, but it appears to be a combination of a shift in consumer interest to...
Sharp Reportedly Cutting iPad Display Production Amid Shift in Consumer Interest to iPad Mini

Sony To Fire 10,000 People By March

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp said it will cut staff in its headquarters by a fifth and shutter a factory making camera lenses and mobile phones in Japan, providing new details of a previously announced plan to trim its global headcount by 10,000 by end-March. In addition to 1,800 at...
Sony To Fire 10,000 People By March

iPhone 5 thieves break into mobile shops in Japan hours before launch

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Thieves broke into a number of mobile phone shops across central Japan and stole hundreds of iPhone 5 handsets hours before the device went on sale Friday morning, police said. The robbers broke doors and forced open the front shutters on at least three shops in Osaka, two run...
iPhone 5 thieves break into mobile shops in Japan hours before launch

After weeks of delays, Sharp begins shipping iPhone 5 displays to Apple

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After weeks of delays claiming Sharp would not be ready for mass production of next-gen iPhone screens, The Wall Street Journal now reports Sharp is now delivering iPhone 5 displays to Apple with mass production beginning earlier this week. WSJ seems confident that Sharp, LG Display, and Japan Display are...
After weeks of delays, Sharp begins shipping iPhone 5 displays to Apple

Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame

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An exhibition in Osaka, central Japan, has assembled a hall of fame for Japanese tech products, with hits including Sony's Walkman and Aibo, an original Tranformer toy, and Paro the baby seal robot on display....
Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame
As Sharp rumored to fall behind on new iPhone displays, LG and AU optonics named as iPad Mini display makers

iPad Parts Supplier Has Nearly Halted Production

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Sharp Corp has nearly halted production of 9.7-inch screens for Apple Inc's iPad, two sources said, as demand shifts to its smaller iPad mini. Sharp's iPad screen production line at its Kameyama plant in central Japan has fallen to the minimal level to keep the line running this month after...
iPad Parts Supplier Has Nearly Halted Production

Japan's Sharp looks to cleaning robots and strawberries to supplement TV biz

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Ailing Japanese TV maker Sharp says it will try to break into a host of new industries, from industrial cleaning robots to raising strawberries, to supplement its core LCD business.At an open house at its research facility in Nara, central Japan, the company said it will look to leverage...
Japan's Sharp looks to cleaning robots and strawberries to supplement TV biz

Reuters claims that Sharp has all but stopped producing iPad Retina displays

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A new report by Reuters this morning claimed Sharp has “nearly halted production” of 9.7-inch display for Apple’s iPad. The news outlet cited two unnamed sources and seemed to attribute the manufacturing standstill to a possible demand shift toward the iPad mini: Sharp’s iPad screen production line at its...
Reuters claims that Sharp has all but stopped producing iPad Retina displays
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