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    March 9, 2015

    Hitachi to Reorganize its Research Group, Even PhDs to Focus on Revenues

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    Hitachi is about to seriously shuffle things around in its 1,000-PhD-strong research group, matching company-wide global efforts to be more profit-oriented. Can research experts who have spent years with their noses to the grindstone be able to look up and see things from the customer's perspective?・・・

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    March 2, 2015

    First Year Critical for Honda’s New CEO Hachigo

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    Honda CEO Takanobu Ito will retire this June, and Managing Officer Takahiro Hachigo has been named to replace him. During Ito’s six years at the helm, Honda overcame many problems to improve its development processes and bottom line. But the company must still improve quality and boost product appeal. From day one, the new CEO Hachigo will be under pressure to achieve results.・・・

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    February 23, 2015

    What Is Masayoshi Son Planning for Sprint?

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    SoftBank Corp. is in difficult straits in the U.S. market. Regulators nixed its merger with T-Mobile last year and mobile phone subsidiary Sprint Corp. reported a $2.13 billion write-down on its 3Q 2014 results. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son is mum about his plans for Sprint, but how will he make the best of a bad situation?・・・

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