Sony Group Corporation (6758.T) is the third-largest consumer electronics company in the world by market capitalization. The company that once started as a manufacturer of rice cookers has become well known with some iconic products such as walkmans, digital cameras, videocams, PlayStations, and some famous blockbuster movie productions. Continue reading “SONY – Fighting a Tough Competition”
Hitachi Ltd (6501.T) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation that operates eight business segments: IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life, Automotive Systems, Construction Machinery, Metals, and others. The company is ranked 133rd on the latest Forbes Global 2000 list.
Over the last fifteen years, Hitachi strongly reduced the number of its listed group companies and consolidated subsidiaries through restructuring and sell-offs. The company plans to become a specialist in IT and infrastructure maintenance in the near future. Continue reading “Hitachi – The Restructuring is Bearing Fruit”
Shimano Inc. (7309.T) is a Japanese premium parts giant for bicycle components, fishing tackles, and rowing equipment. The company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is on Forbes’ Global 2000 list. Shimano operates in three business segments. Bicycle components, including freewheels, front gears, transmissions, brakes, and other bicycle components, account for 80 percent of the revenues and 83 percent of the profits. Continue reading “Shimano – Cycling is Booming”
Nintendo Co. Ltd. (7974.T) is one of the most recognizable brands in gaming. The company is both a developer and publisher of video games and a manufacturer of home and handheld game consoles. Nintendo started some 130 years ago with handmade Japanese playing cards and is today among the top three video game makers globally and number one of game console sales. Continue reading “Nintendo – Gaining Cult Status”
JD.com (JD) is China’s largest e-commerce and retail company by revenue. It is also the third-largest internet company in the world behind Amazon and Google. JD.com sells everything from food to household and luxury goods to millions of Chinese households. Continue reading “JD.com – The Future of Retailing”
Nintendo Co. Ltd. (7974.T) is one of the top five video game makers in the world and number one in terms of game console sales. The products include portable and home console hardware systems as well as related software. Nintendo developed some well-known blockbuster video games such as Super Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon. Continue reading “Nintendo – Make Your Games”