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Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings, is finding it tough going at the troubled utility as he tries to implement reforms.

Recharging Tepco is an uphill battle for ex-Hitachi head

Kawamura unable to repeat quick 100-day turnaround performance of yesteryear

  • US merchants adopt Chinese app payments to draw big spenders

    Alipay and WeChat Pay charge into North America

  • China's war on VPNs creates havoc at foreign companies

    Internet crackdown is holding businesses hostage behind the infamous Great Fireweall

  • Tesla electric truck barrels down on Isuzu stock

    Investors' commercial-vehicle 'safe zone' set for EV disruption hit

  • Toyota's hybrid vehicle sales take off in Europe

    Volkswagen's dieselgate has prompted a shift to lower-emission cars

  • India hits Samsung, Apple with higher smartphone duty

    Hike to 15% from 10% in line with country's Make in India push

  • Japan's Kuroda Electric now in MBK Partners' hands

    Asian investment fund to rehabilitate LCD products trader

  • Mitsui Mining making more 5-micron copper foil for smartphones

    Japanese materials maker with 90%-plus market share predicts demand surge

  • Investors raise red flag on Japan's Askul after Amazon entry

    Office supply retailer fortifying itself with Seven & i tie-up, other measures

  • Najib's 'MaGIC' fires up Malaysia's entrepreneurs

    Country is banking on startup culture to catch up with bigger rivals

  • Hyundai Motor's uphill climb grows steeper

    Currency issues, labor strike, patent infringement claims test South Korean giant's recovery bid

  • Chinese drugmaker Luye Life casts around for Japanese partners

    Company to talk with 30 players, offering help navigating China's market

  • P&G appoints Peltz to board despite losing proxy battle

  • Baseball star Ohtani hits financial home run for NH Foods

    Japanese company's club gets $20m parting gift as player heads to Major Leagues

  • NTT aims to ring up a quarter of its sales outside Japan

    Telecommunications company partnering with Toyota, Intel in connected cars

  • Collaborative robots learning to work with people

    Panasonic develops control technology based on human movements

  • ThaiBev affiliate cleared to bid for 51% of Vietnam's Sabeco

    Other big brewers like Kirin or AB InBev could still swoop in

  • McDonald's Malaysia fends off allegation of link to Israel

    Police report raises concerns for Saudi-owned fast-food franchise striving for major expansion

  • Singapore Airlines to charge extra to reserve seats on cheaper tickets

    New fare policy seeks to lift revenue amid 3-year restructuring effort

  • Rakuten building mobile network to rack up cash like SoftBank

    Taking on Japan's big carriers may not be as crazy as investors think