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Kyodo Industry Brief (May 14)

May 14, 2014


Toshiba, SanDisc to begin production of 3-D NAND flash memory in 2016

TOKYO - Toshiba Corp. and SanDisc Corp. of the United States said Wednesday that they plan to begin mass production of 3-D NAND, a new type of flash memory with larger data storage capacity, in 2016 at a plant in central Japan.


Recruit Holdings to be listed on Tokyo bourse in Oct.

TOKYO - Major Japanese staffing service provider Recruit Holdings Co. is set to go public on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange as early as October, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.


Publisher Kadokawa, Internet firm Dwango eye management integration

TOKYO - Publisher and video contents provider Kadokawa Corp. and Internet company Dwango Co. said Wednesday they are considering integrating their management.


Japan Post to offer order fulfillment services to online merchants

TOKYO - Japan Post Co. will start offering online merchants a full range of order fulfillment services from inventory management, shipping to payment this fall using its nationwide warehousing and distribution network, the company said Tuesday.


Peach Aviation selling vacant adjacent seats on flights at discount

OSAKA - Peach Aviation Ltd. has started selling vacant adjacent seats to passengers for 2,000 yen per seat on domestic routes and 3,000 yen on international services in response to requests from customers with small children and those who want more room.


Mitsubishi Aircraft pitches 1st Japan-built small jet at U.S. show

ST. Louis, Missouri - Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is promoting its Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the first Japanese-built small jet under development, at a U.S. trade show that opened Tuesday in St. Louis, Missouri.


Japan'sSanten to buy Merck's ophthalmology business in Asia, Europe

OSAKA - Santen Pharmaceutical Co. said Tuesday it will buy the rights to sell and produce Merck & Co.'s ophthalmology products in Asia and Europe for $600 million.


Nissan to put back target year to achieve 10% market share in China

YOKOHAMA - Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday it is set to put back the target year to achieve a 10 percent market share in China amid the headwind of soured bilateral ties.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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