Sept 09

2022-09-09T15:20:33+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: iStyle (3660 JT) / Subaru (7270 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Mobile game revenues continue weaker / Video game console sales +16% YoY in the week to 27 Aug / DDR5 prices falling, but still short of being competitive / July global semiconductor sales fall 6% YoY / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Olympics bribery scandal and arrests / European natural gas prices / The ¥/US$ and JGB yields / The thorny issue of inflation subsidies / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Call of Duty update: game to be available on PS for “several more years” / The PS6 question arises again / Reports of Sony PS5 immediate availability in US / Panasonic increasingly set for clear run on 4680 batteries for Tesla in US

Sept 092022-09-09T15:20:33+00:00

Aug 19

2022-08-26T14:11:17+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: US EV Tax Bill / Semiconductor Cycle Update / Daikin Industries (6367 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: More bad news for memory: iPhone 14 Pro likely to have just 128GB storage / DRAM industry revenues increase in Q2 2022 / China auto sales surge in July – Japanese underperform / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Japan Q2 GDP +0.5% QoQ / China July economic data disappoints / China container rates down for 5th week in a row / The weak side of the weak yen / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Ghost of Tsushima movie to be in Japanese, with an all-Japanese cast? / Might Sony launch its own PC game platform? / Ferrotec up 10% on strong Q1 but possible flattening in FY22?

Aug 192022-08-26T14:11:17+00:00

Jul 15

2022-07-22T15:12:51+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Square Enix (9684 JT) / Money Forward (3994 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Weekly video game console sales pick up as quarter ends / Japan consumer electronics demand slumping / May MLCC production volumes fall but ASPs rise / Q2 global PC Shipments -10.1% YoY / May Global EV sales +55% YoY / SaaS / enterprise software stocks: outperformers emerge / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Macro releases this week / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Apple to raise iPhone 14 prices by US$100? / Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 Remake sells 10mil units / TSMC FY22 2Q NP +78% YoY / FY22 1Q results previews for Hitachi / Murata / Mimasu Semiconductor FY22 4Q OP -20% YoY

Jul 152022-07-22T15:12:51+00:00

May 06

2022-05-13T15:08:38+00:00

Highlights this week: MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Big week for Japan economic data / Brewers’ price hike expectations / PMIs: Japan Vs China / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony: 10 gender claims thrown out / FTC probing Sony Bungie acquisition / Koei Tecmo 4Q FY21 OP +47% / SQE sells Marvel/Tomb Raider studios / Shimano 1Q FY22 OP +17% / Canon 1Q FY22 OP +8% YoY / Renesas 1Q FY22 OP +232% YoY / Advantest 4Q FY21 OP +37% YoY / Shinko 4Q FY21 OP +124% YoY / Alps Alpine 4Q FY21 OP +65% YoY / Murata 4Q OP +20% YoY / Nidec confident about Auto business / Nitto Denko FY22 assumes ¥112/$ / TDK Ventures’ unique style / Hoya record earnings & buyback

May 062022-05-13T15:08:38+00:00

Jan 14

2022-01-21T14:41:34+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Money Forward (3994 JT) / Shift Inc (3697 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Production issues impact sales of consoles over holiday period / CY21 China auto sales +3.8% YoY / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Tokyo Stock Exchange new section designations / Are Japanese companies behind the curve on raising prices? / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony to keep making PS4s through 2022 / Nintendo’s problem for 2022: deciding when to call “time” on the Switch / Yaskawa’s FY21 Q3 results: modest on component shortage / Eisai follows BIIB lower

Jan 142022-01-21T14:41:34+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

Dec 18

2020-12-24T14:55:03+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: A look at Yappli’s upcoming IPO Nidec (6594 JT) as an EV play MACRO: Tankan better than expected; PMI disappointed, as did CPI Solid China data for November What to keep an eye on over Christmas INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: DRAM prices rising COMPANY INSIGHTS: Cult hit game Among Us has arrived on Switch Mobile update: Just Cause IP coming to mobile in 2021; Street Fighter slides Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS

Dec 182020-12-24T14:55:03+00:00

Nov 13

2020-11-20T13:36:47+00:00

Highlights this week: REPORTS: Global Payments: Revolution or Evolution? An Update on the Global March Towards Cashless Societies Honda Motor (7267 JT) INDUSTRY & COMPANY INSIGHTS: Can you genuinely monetize podcasts? FDA outside panel nixes aducanumab MACRO: Japan’s impressive FY20 2Q business performance Plus additional COMPANY INSIGHTS & RESULTS

Nov 132020-11-20T13:36:47+00:00
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