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Shares of Fujifilm closed lower by more than 4% in Tokyo trade, after the company disclosed it would delay releasing full year results, which had been initially scheduled for next week.
The Japanese company had discovered accounting irregularities at its New Zealand unit, and had decided to set up a third-party panel to look into the validity of some lease transactions at its Fuji Xerox New Zealand operations.
In addition to manufacturing cameras and photocopiers, Fujifilm also has businesses in the health sector.
The US vice-president also promised to stand by Japan, one of Washington's closest allies.
An exhibition in London traces the reinvention of the traditional Japanese home after World War Two.