Monthly Archives: April 2021

Apr 23

2021-05-07T14:03:18+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Nabtesco (6268 JT) Chugai Pharm (4519 JT) INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: March US console game spending highest ever for month MARKET / MACRO: SoE / Olympus / ETFs Newly listed on Mothers, Visional Inc +40% from IPO price Department store data worse than it appears COMPANY INSIGHTS: Hope Inc unveils extent of power price surge losses (and yes, they’re bad) Toyota’s electrification balancing act: reveals new EV & EV sub-brand Sumco stresses the need for new capacity Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS & PREVIEWS

Apr 232021-05-07T14:03:18+00:00

Apr 16

2021-04-23T16:12:45+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Toyota's (7203 JT) Hydrogen Bet – Excellent Outlook for Fuel Cell Technologies Yaskawa’s (6506 JT) FY20 Results and Outlook INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: • Are we overdue consolidation in the Japanese video game industry? Japan March machine tool or-ders +21% MoM / +65% YoY • NAND prices rallying • Supply chain tensions with China could intensify MACRO: Punchy China data Commodities higher Plus COMPANY INSIGHTS & RESULTS/PREVIEWS

Apr 162021-04-23T16:12:45+00:00

Apr 09

2021-04-16T15:40:43+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Sony (6758 JT) Fanuc (6954 JT) Toshiba (6502 JT) INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Camera industry’s horror show Strong outperformance of Japanese automakers in the US in CY21 Q1 MACRO: Weak household spending, wage data for February China PPI COMPANY INSIGHTS: Is Sony the big winner from Covid Mark II? Sony in 5-yr Netflix exclusivity deal / Sony Music continues to acquire IP Plus additional COMPANY RESULTS & INSIGHTS

Apr 092021-04-16T15:40:43+00:00

Apr 01

2021-04-09T15:47:13+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Japan Market Strategy Toyota Industries (6201 JT) MACRO: Retail sales; jobs data Tankan looking optimistic INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Greenhouse gases are a hot topic Implications of an emissions trading scheme Expectations for President Biden’s Infrastructure plan COMPANY INSIGHTS: NEC “Face Express” to be trialled in April, launched in July Hitachi to acquire GlobalLogic for ¥1tril Plus additional INDUSTRY & COMPANY INSIGHTS

Apr 012021-04-09T15:47:13+00:00