Sony is in talks with suitors including Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision over the sale of its battery business, a report said, as the Japanese firm tries to repair its dented balance sheet.
Sony, which in June announced the sale of its chemical division, was eying the sale to focus on core businesses, including its video games unit, as it battles fierce overseas competition, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.
Hon Hai-which makes Apple gadgets in China and has been in separate talks over an investment in Sony rival Sharp-is among the prospective buyers, as well as Japanese and foreign investment funds, the Nikkei said.
At 2:46pm every Japanese television channel paused to remember the dead, cancelling their regularly scheduled programming to show the prayers of Japanese people around the country.
That is, every channel except one. One decided to air Alien: Resurrection instead. (ibtimes.co.uk )
Kochi prefectural police are investigating an incident involving a man who sustained severe injuries after being stabbed several times in the abdomen. Police said they believe the attack is linked to a dispute the victim was having with another man over their children dating. (Japan Today )
Police in Niihama, Ehime Prefecture, are investigating the mutilation deaths of three cats whose bodies were left in a park. Two were found dead in February, and the third was found on Saturday. (Japan Today )
Banging on drums and waving "Sayonara nukes" signs, thousands of people rallied in a Tokyo park and marched to Parliament on Sunday to demand an end to nuclear power ahead of the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. (scmp.com )
Fewer than 40 pct of residents and commuters in Tokyo take specific measures to prepare for a possible huge earthquake beneath the Japanese capital, despite high awareness on disaster prevention, a Metropolitan Police Department survey showed Friday. (Jiji Press )