More Drastic Changes Needed at Sony (CNBC TV interview)

Gerhard Fasol CNBC

More Drastic Changes Needed at Sony (Airtime: Thursday, May 14, 2009) Read more about SONY and Japan’s electrical industry sector in our J-ELECTRIC report (pdf file) Read more about SONY and Japan’s electrical industry sector: http://www.eurotechnology.com/store/j_electric/ Copyright (c) 2013 Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved

Investor Club: What crisis? Meet some booming Japanese companies

It’s not all doom and gloom here in Japan. Nintendo’s sales and operating profits are rising 8.8% year-on-year. KDDI saw its net profits increasing 59% year on year. Yahoo Japan increases dividends by 22%-25% for 2008. Who are today’s winners in Japan’s IT industry? Gerhard Fasol will show us how and why some great Japanese… Continue reading Investor Club: What crisis? Meet some booming Japanese companies

50 years European Union celebration in Tokyo

50 years EU celebration in Tokyo

50 Years European Union 50 years European Union – 50 Years Treaty of Rome Today was the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome which was at the beginning of the European Union. The Treaty of Rome (Wikipedia) (“Treaty establishing the European Economic Community”) was signed on 25 March 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg,… Continue reading 50 years European Union celebration in Tokyo

M-Commerce towards US$ 100 billion

Panel Discussion to 200 Japanese Executives at the Industrial Club of Japan

May 30, 2006: at the Industrial Club of Japan Panel discussion for about 200 Japanese CEOs and high level managers about the challenges of international business management. The five panelists were: James C AbbeglenAllen Miner (CEO of Sunbridge Venture Habitat, and founder of Oracle Japan) Kong Jian (China – Japan Economic Federation) Koshiro Kitazato (Chairman… Continue reading Panel Discussion to 200 Japanese Executives at the Industrial Club of Japan

Briefing 30 Swedish Controllers / CFO’s of Investor AB’s portfolio companies on Japan’s telecom markets

by Gerhard Fasol April 24, 2006 was my Swedish Day: for breakfast I was invited to IKEA’s opening party for their new store in Funabashi (I met even with the global Chairman of IKEA – that he attended the opening in Funabashi shows how seriously IKEA is taken the market entry to Japan) – we… Continue reading Briefing 30 Swedish Controllers / CFO’s of Investor AB’s portfolio companies on Japan’s telecom markets

Okaerinasai IKEA

Today, Monday April 24, 2006 at 7:30am, IKEA invited about 300 guests to celebrate the opening of the first 100% IKEA-owned IKEA store in Japan. We had the honor of working for IKEA – IKEA is another company that “thinks different” in so many creative ways. We wish them all the best in Japan! IKEA… Continue reading Okaerinasai IKEA

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About Tokyo Stock Exchange Turbulence on CNBC and RedHerring

Gerhard Fasol CNBC

Wednesday January 18, 2006 I was interviewed live on CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” news program about the turbulence on the Tokyo Stock Exchange following lower than expected quarterly earning reports by Intel, Yahoo and IBM, and a sell-off of Livedoor shares. Here is a summary of what I said in the interview: Overall I am very… Continue reading About Tokyo Stock Exchange Turbulence on CNBC and RedHerring

Briefing the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Koehler

Briefing the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Koehler

Japan technology briefing for the President of Germany, Horst Köhler Japan is a technology super power full of creativity and power to innovate Tokyo, April 3, 2005 Briefing given to the President of Germany, Horst Koehler, and his wife, by Gerhard Fasol in the German Embassy, Tokyo, on April 3, 2005, at the beginning of… Continue reading Briefing the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Koehler

Wireless Japan 2004

NEC tag multimedia concept phone shown at “Wireless-Japan 2004”: “Wireless Japan 2004” – much was expected: for example, it wasn’t surprising for anyone that DoCoMo’s i-Mode-FeliCa wallet-phones were center stage of the DoCoMo exhibit with lots of partners demoing wallet-phone applications. There were some surprises: In recent Wireless-Japan shows usually the KDDI/AU-design project prototypes were… Continue reading Wireless Japan 2004