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President Roma discusses the power semiconductors industry in Japan as well as the power industry in China

President Roma discusses the power semiconductors industry in Japan as well as the power industry in China

Pure electric vehicle energy efficiency is determined by “power semiconductors” (EVs). Japanese companies’ presence in the semiconductor industry is waning, but they have a 30% global share in power semiconductors. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun interviewed ROHM’s president, Ko Matsumoto, about countermeasures against fierce competition. Japanese companies excel in power semiconductors. Matsumoto: Semiconductor microfabrication technology has …

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American stock prices may be subject to wild swings, says analyst Allen Sinai.

American stock prices may be subject to wild swings, says analyst Allen Sinai.

Several national central banks, including those of the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and other countries, have taken turns convening meetings at which decisions are made. The Bank of Japan decided to maintain its monetary policy of easy money, in contrast to the United Kingdom and the United States, which decided to increase their …

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When it comes to global semiconductor shipments, we finally see a decline after 32 consecutive months of growth.

When it comes to global semiconductor shipments, we finally see a decline after 32 consecutive months of growth.

The market for semiconductors has obviously come to a grinding halt. For the first time in 32 months, global shipments in July were lower than they were in the same month a year earlier. This information was revealed by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics Organization (WSTS), which is comprised of many of the world’s largest …

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The Domino's  reorganization is triggered by Toyota's announcement of its withdrawal from Russia.

The Domino’s  reorganization is triggered by Toyota’s announcement of its withdrawal from Russia.

Toyota has made the tough decision to leave the Russian market. Supply chain disruptions and financial sanctions have persisted in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Additionally, Mazda has started talks with Russian partners to wind down manufacturing there. Amidst a world at odds as a result of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the Sino-US …

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It is also difficult to restore trust in Japan's intervention in the devaluation of the yen

It is also difficult to restore trust in Japan’s intervention in the devaluation of the yen

By purchasing yen and selling dollars, the Japanese government and the Bank of Japan (Central Bank) intervened in the exchange rate, ushering in a new era for Japan’s currency defense. However, low interest rates in Japan remain unchanged, and people there continue to invest their money abroad. The asset-forming generation in Japan, those aged 20 …

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Domino's Pizza reorganization or Toyota's withdrawal from Russia

Domino’s Pizza reorganization or Toyota’s withdrawal from Russia

Toyota has made the decision to exit the Russian market. Supply chain disruptions and financial sanctions have persisted in the wake of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Mazda is also in talks with Russian suppliers to wind down production there. Conflicts like the one between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the one between China and …

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The Japanese government and central bank have intervened in the exchange rate

The Japanese government and central bank have intervened in the exchange rate

On September 22nd, for the first time since June 1998, the Japanese government and the Bank of Japan intervened in the exchange rate to purchase yen. Masato Kanda Financial Management of the Japanese Ministry of Finance made the official announcement. Kanda expressed concern over the excessive volatility in the market and said, “I am concerned …

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Interest rates have gone up in both Europe and the United States, with Japan's central bank being the only major one to have negative interest rates.

Interest rates have gone up in both Europe and the United States, with Japan’s central bank being the only major one to have negative interest rates.

At its financial policy decision meeting on September 21-22, the Bank of Japan decided to keep its massive monetary easing policy in place. On September 21, 2018, the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) of the United States decided to dramatically increase interest rates by 0.75%, marking the third consecutive increase of this magnitude. The gap between …

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