A week in Japan tech
- Merck's $1.5 billion takeover of Banyu Pharmaceutical takes another turn, eight days before the U.S. drug giant's offer expires. A Banyu shareholder who contends that he has acquired enough support from other shareholders to block the deal says he sent a letter to the Japanese firm, urging it to oppose Merck's offer. It also requests that Banyu immediately hire an independent financial adviser.
- Oji Paper first in the world to complete genome sequencing of the eucalyptus tree, and says it has created its own database of eucalyptus genome information and plans to file for a patent on the database. Analysis...