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Renault to reduce stake in Nissan, rebalancing alliance

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Renault to reduce stake in Nissan, rebalancing alliance
Renault will reduce its stake from 43.4% to 15%, the same size as Nissan’s stake in its French counterpart, in what the firms said would …
Two missing skiers confirmed dead after Nagano avalanche
Authorities said they were unable to immediately confirm the nationalities of the men, but Mountain Gazette reported that one was professional skier Kyle Smaine from …
Parliament begins budget talks amid focus on Kishida’s tax plans
Attention is increasingly turning to when Kishida might call an election, especially given the divisive issue of tax hikes to pay for increased defense spending …
FTX debacle the latest twist in Japanese unit’s tumultuous history
Liquid’s leadership regularly drew on their industry credentials to promote the company, but this coexisted with stories about hacks and poor internal security.
Woman who served in SDF sues state and assailants over sexual harassment
Rina Gonoi was subjected to a wide range of abuse on a daily basis from fall 2020 through August 2021.
Japan’s chip equipment makers in the dark about new China export restrictions
Five chip-related firms — Advantest Corp., Nikon Corp., Resonac Holdings Corp., Lasertec Corp. and Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd — said they were unaware of any …

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