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Growing Popularity Of Smartphones Puts Japanese Companies On Call To Hone Business Strategies Aug 11

  • ID: 1929414
  • August 2011
  • Region: Japan
  • Standard & Poors

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  • Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.
  • Casio Computer Co. Ltd.
  • NTT DOCOMO Inc.
  • Ricoh Co. Ltd.
  • SoftBank Group Corp.
  • TDK Corp.
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Abstract
Following a slowdown in the growth of Japan's mobile phone market due to near saturation in 2008 and 2009, rising demand for smartphones has recharged subscriber numbers along with the earnings of a number of the nation's key industries. The popularity of smartphones in overseas markets has also led to a steep increase in the production of smartphone handsets. Consequences for related domestic industries are both positive and negative. While growing demand for smartphones has produced broad benefits in some industries, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services believes fewer companies in these industries will see gains from smartphone penetration in the future. At the same time, we believe high risks associated with technological innovation and relatively heavy investment needs will increase...

Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Canon Inc.
- Panasonic Corp.
- Ricoh Co. Ltd.
- Sony Corp.
- TDK Corp.
- Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.
- Toshiba Corp.
- Sharp Corp.
- FUJIFILM Holdings Corp.
- SoftBank Group Corp.
- NTT DOCOMO Inc.
- Casio Computer Co. Ltd.

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- Canon Inc.
- Panasonic Corp.
- Ricoh Co. Ltd.
- Sony Corp.
- TDK Corp.
- Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.
- Toshiba Corp.
- Sharp Corp.
- FUJIFILM Holdings Corp.
- SoftBank Group Corp.
- NTT DOCOMO Inc.
- Casio Computer Co. Ltd.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

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