TMCNet:  Kyodo Industry Brief (Jan. 30)

[January 30, 2014]

Kyodo Industry Brief (Jan. 30)

(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO, Jan. 30 -- (Kyodo) _ ---------- Nisshin Seifun Group to produce dried pasta in Turkey TOKYO - Tokyo-based food maker Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. said Wednesday it will set up a joint venture with a leading Turkish pasta maker and other parties in April to produce dried pasta in Turkey from 2015 ---------- Sony agrees to buy semiconductor plant from Renesas TOKYO - Sony Corp. signed an agreement Wednesday to purchase a plant in northern Japan from major semiconductor maker Renesas Electronic Corp. for 7.51 billion yen on March 31, the two companies said.

---------- Megasolar plant opened at Kansai int'l airport OSAKA - New Kansai International Airport Co. held a ceremony Thursday to open one of Asia's largest megasolar power plants at the airport near Osaka before it starts operation Saturday.

---------- ANA starts soliciting 200 early retirements TOKYO - All Nippon Airways Co. started accepting applications for an early retirement program to cut 200 jobs as rising fuel costs largely due to yen's depreciation have been hurting its earnings, a company source said Thursday.

---------- Nintendo to use home video game consoles for health care industry TOKYO - Nintendo Co. will make use of its home video game consoles for the health care industry, its president said Thursday, in a new business strategy to spur sales of its consoles for purposes other than entertainment.

(NOTE: Corporate press releases are available on Japan Portal, a multilingual website powered by Kyodo News providing information about a wide range of topics and events in Japan. URL: (c) 2014 Kyodo News International, Inc.

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