Top WSJ Stories on Japan: Sharp, Toyota, J&J

April 6, 2015 4:03 AM

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Top WSJ Stories on Japan: Sharp, Toyota, J&J

Sharp Seeks to Spin Off LCD Panel Unit: Sharp Corp., the troubled Japanese electronics company, is moving to spin off part of its panel-making unit and plans to ask a government-supported investment fund for help. The unit, which makes small- and medium-size liquid crystal display screens for smartphones, has struggled to compete with South Korean providers such as LG Display Co. and domestic rival Japan Display Inc.

Toyota to Resume Plant Building After Three-Year Hiatus: Toyota Motor Corp. is set to start building auto-assembly plants again following a three-year freeze, budgeting about $1.25 billion for new factories in Mexico and China. The two new plants are likely to start operating around 2018 or 2019 and...

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