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Jan 16, 2013

Japanese airlines ground 787s after latest emergency

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation.

Boeing’s shares fell 3.3 percent as analysts began to lose some of their conviction in the stock, which had held up relatively well despite the dozen or so issues with the plane over the last six weeks.

Jan 16, 2013

Japanese airlines ground Dreamliners after emergency landing

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, the latest and most serious in a series of incidents to heighten safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation.

All Nippon Airways Co (9202.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said instruments aboard a domestic flight indicated a battery error, triggering emergency warnings to the pilots. It said the battery in the forward cargo hold was the same lithium-ion type as one involved in a fire on another Dreamliner at a U.S. airport last week.

Jan 16, 2013

Japanese airlines ground Boeing 787s after emergency landing

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s two leading airlines grounded their fleets of Boeing (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) 787s on Wednesday after one of the Dreamliner passenger jets made an emergency landing, heightening safety concerns over a plane many see as the future of commercial aviation.

All Nippon Airways Co said it was grounding all 17 of its 787s and Japan Airlines Co said it was suspending all flights scheduled for departure on Wednesday. The two carriers operate around half of the 50 Dreamliners delivered by Boeing to date.

Jan 16, 2013

ANA grounds all Boeing 787s for inspections after emergency landing

TOKYO (Reuters) – All Nippon Airways Co is grounding all 17 of its Boeing 787 planes for inspection after one of its Dreamliners made an emergency landing in western Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese air carrier told Reuters.

ANA said instruments on a domestic flight early Wednesday indicated a battery error, but all passengers and crew evacuated safely by using the plane’s inflatable slides, ANA said.

Dec 12, 2012

North Korea’s new leader burnishes credentials with rocket

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – North Korea successfully launched a rocket on Wednesday, boosting the credentials of its new leader and stepping up the threat the isolated and impoverished state poses to its opponents.

The rocket, which North Korea says put a weather satellite into orbit, has been labelled by the United States, South Korea and Japan as a test of technology that could one day deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting targets as far as the continental United States.

Dec 12, 2012

North Korea launches rocket in defiance of critics

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – Isolated and impoverished North Korea launched its second long- range rocket of 2012 on Wednesday and may have finally succeeded in putting a satellite into space, the stated aim of what critics say is a disguised ballistic missile test.

The rocket was launched just before 10 a.m. Korean time (0100 GMT) and overflew the Japanese island of Okinawa.

Nov 14, 2012

Intel, Qualcomm may invest $378 million in Sharp: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S.-based Intel Corp and Qualcomm Inc are in talks to jointly invest about 30 billion yen ($378 million) in debt-stricken Japanese consumer electronics maker Sharp Corp, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Details of the talks were not known, but Sharp, whose displays are used in Apple Inc’s iPads and iPhones, is looking to small displays to spark a revival in its fortunes and sees the new generation of high-end laptops as a fresh market.

Nov 14, 2012

Intel, Qualcomm may invest $378 mln in Sharp-sources

TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) – U.S.-based Intel Corp and
Qualcomm Inc are in talks to jointly i nvest about 30
billion yen ($378 million) in debt-stricken Japanese consumer
electronics maker Sharp Corp, two sources familiar with
the matter said on Wednesday.

Details of the talks were not known, but Sharp, whose
displays are used in Apple Inc’s iPads and iPhones, is
looking to small displays to spark a revival in its fortunes and
sees the new generation of high-end laptops as a fresh market.

Oct 29, 2012

GSK raises bet on AIDS drug with new Shionogi deal

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline has raised its bet on a promising drug for HIV/AIDS by redrawing a deal with Japan’s Shionogi which gives it a much bigger economic interest in the new product.

Dolutegravir, a once-daily drug that has performed strongly in clinical trials, is seen by analysts as a potential multi-billion-dollar-a-year seller and a strong competitor to treatments from market leader Gilead Sciences.

Mar 14, 2012

Japan’s Sharp to name Okuda as new president – source

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sharp Corp (6753.T: Quote, Profile, Research) plans to replace its president as it heads for a record annual net loss on slumping TV sales that forced it to slash LCD output at its main plant, the Nikkei business daily reported.

The Osaka-based company said it would announce management changes at 4 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, but declined to say whether the changes would involve its president, Mikio Katayama.