The Must Read PSA Weekly Research Round-up (week to 07 Jan)

REPORTS: PSA Japan Perspective 2022 / Denso (6902 JT) / Sansan Inc (4443 JT) / INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Auto industry well represented at CES / MISCELLANEOUS, MARKET & MACRO: Important economic data releases / COMPANY INSIGHTS, NEWS, PREVIEWS & RESULTS: Sony unveils second BEV, says may enter car-making business / Can Sony, Nexon make gaming work in Hollywood? / PSVR2 may not be permanently tethered – CNET / SQE President hints at future involvement in NFTs, metaverse / Fujifilm to augment DX support services / expands its healthcare business / Toyota’s strong start to the year / overtakes GM in US sales

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Reports / Flash Notes Published This Week: Headlines at a Glance

1. The PSA Japan Perspective 2022
2. Denso (6902 JT): Electrification Expansion & Margin Improvement – Multi-Year Upswing
3. Sansan Inc (4443 JT) FY21 Q2 Preview – Will Caution Prevail?

Company / Sector / Thematic Comments at a Glance

Technology: Consumer Electronics, Gaming

1. Square Enix (9684 JT) President Hints at Future Involvement in NFTs, Metaverse
2. Can Sony (6758 JT), Nexon (3659 JT) Make Gaming Work in Hollywood?
3. PSVR2 May Not Be Permanently Tethered – CNET
4. Other Consumer Electronic- / Game-Related News & Moves That Caught Our Eye

Technology: Industrial Electronics / Components / Semis & SPE / Precision

5. TDK (6762 JT) Plans to Double LiB Sales
6. Fujifilm (4901 JT): To Augment DX Support Services and Expand its Healthcare Business

Auto Electrification Technology

7. Sony (6758 JT) Unveils Second BEV Prototype – Says May Enter Car Making Business
8. Auto Industry Well Represented at the 2022 CES

Autos

9. Toyota (7203 JT): Strong Start to 2022 Trading / Overtakes GM in the US
10. Toyota’s (7203 JT) 2021 US Auto Sales Overtake GM’s
11. Strong Start of the Year for Nissan (7201 JT) – YTD +13%

Auto Parts / Machinery

12. Nabtesco (6268 JT) Bounces but Still Offers Value
13. Yaskawa (6506 JT) Fy21 Q3 Release 11 Jan Kicks Off Earnings
14. Denso (6902 JT) Listing Highs Aided by Weak Yen

Internet / eCommerce

15. BASE Inc’s (4477 JT) Sell-off Resumes
16. Stricter Covid-19 Measures Sends Demae-can (2484 JT) Shares Higher
17. Rakuten Bank’s Deposits Balance Surpassed ¥7tril

Enterprise Software

18. Sansan FY21 Q2 Preview: Will Caution Prevail?
19. Other ERP Software-Related News & Moves That Caught Our Eye

Miscellaneous

20. Other News & Moves That Caught Our Eye

Market / Strategy / Macro

21. Important Economic Data Releases

PSA in the Press

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