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Japanese Cosmetic Giants Target Millennials Through Acquisitions

| Beauty & Fashion, News | 10 hours ago

A Shiseido advertisement is reflected in a window in KLCC park outside the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Sanjit Das/Bloomberg)

Japanese Cosmetic Giants Target Millennials Through Acquisitions

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: Forbes By Tomomi Hiiro and Raiha Mahmoud in Tokyo

Japanese cosmetics makers will increasingly seek international targets that have a solid millennial customer base in order to compete with global majors.

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Japan’s METI agrees to cooperate on new ADNOC partnership strategy

| Economy & Markets News, News | 07/24/2017

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Japan’s METI agrees to cooperate on new ADNOC partnership strategy

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: Hellenic Shipping News

Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company CEO Sultan al-Jaber agreed Thursday to cooperate on ADNOC’s recently announced new strategy, a METI official said.

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Matcha a healthy choice: Drink this Japanese tea as it improves mood, memory and concentration

| Foods and Drinks Reports, Reports | 07/23/2017

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Matcha a healthy choice: Drink this Japanese tea as it improves mood, memory and concentration

Date: July 12, 2017
Source: The Indian Express

Given that matcha is high in antioxidants, enhances calmness, boosts memory and concentration, increases energy levels and endurance, helps to burn calories and detoxifies the human body, improve cholesterol levels and more, it is fast making its way as an ingredient of significance.

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Hitachi High-Tech and Etrion Corp completes 9.5MW PV project in Aomori, Japan on time.

| Energy News, News | 07/23/2017

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Etrion completes Japanese 9.5MW PV project on time and within budget

Date: Jul 21, 2017
Source: PVTech By Amanda Lennon

Sweden-based independent solar producer Etrion Cooperation has finished a 9.5MW utility-scale PV project in Japan, connecting the last two remaining sites totalling 4.2MW to the grid.

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Japanese Companies Debut Headset-Less 8K: VR Ride Experience

| News, Science and Technology News | 07/22/2017

Headset-Less 8K: VR Ride

Japanese Companies Debut Headset-Less 8K: VR Ride Experience

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: AndroidHeadlines – By Gursimran Kanwal

Japanese companies Wonder Vision, NHK Enterprises, NHK Media Technology, and RecoChoku Labo have worked together to create a new kind of a virtual reality experience called 8K: VR Ride. As you can see in the video below, the firms created what is essentially a large ride that virtually flies you through the streets of Tokyo by placing you in a big theme park ride without using any traditional headgear that is common among other VR headsets that are available to consumers.

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JICA signed agreement with Tunisia to support the Sfax Sea Water Desalination Plant Construction Project

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 07/20/2017

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Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Tunisia
Date: July 18, 2017
Source: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Contributing to a solution to the water shortage in a major metropolitan area with the second largest city in Tunisia through the construction of seawater desalination facilities.

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The Second Japan-Africa Business Forum in Tokyo

| Events, Tokyo Events & Expo | 07/18/2017

The Second Japan-Africa Business Forum in Tokyo

The Second Japan-Africa Business Forum
Date: July 25-26, 2017
Source: African Development Bank Group

The Japan-Africa Business Forum, co-organized by the External Representation Office for Asia of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) in Tokyo, is the only sizable business event in Japan that focuses on Africa. High-level public officials and business leaders from both Japan and Africa will gather to discuss the investment and business opportunities in Africa. There will also be great opportunities to meet with potential business partners.

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Japan pledged US$1 billion over the next two years to back the UN’s development goals

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 07/18/2017

Japan pledges US$1b to back UN development goals

Japan pledges US$1b to back UN development goals
Date: July 18, 2017
Source: The Business Times

[UNITED NATIONS] Japan on Monday pledged US$1 billion over the next two years to back the UN’s development agenda, raising its profile as one of the world’s largest foreign aid donors.

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Japanese information technology company NEC is looking at buying British software firm Civica for $1.2 billion

| Economy & Markets News, News | 07/17/2017

A logo of NEC Corp is pictured at CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies)

Japan’s NEC considers buying Civica for $1.2 billion: Sky News
Date: July 13, 2017
Source: Reuters

Japanese information technology company NEC Corp (6701.T) is looking at buying British software firm Civica for 900 million pounds ($1.2 billion) and has hired advisors to work on an offer, Sky News reported.

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NEDO Develops a Surveying System Allowing for Cooperation between GPS Markers and Drones

| News, Science and Technology News | 07/15/2017

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NEDO Develops a Surveying System Allowing for Cooperation between GPS Markers and Drones with Commercialization Coming Soon
Date: June 30. 2017
Source: NEDO

Utilizing the results of a NEDO project, Aerosense Inc. has developed a GPS built-in ground control point “AEROBO® Marker” with the aim of reducing survey man-hours and post processing time at construction sites. By installing these markers at construction sites, survey markers can be easily placed, eliminating time and effort otherwise consumed by additional survey man-hours.

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The Coolest-Looking Capsule Hotels Outside Japan

| Products & Services, Reports | 07/15/2017

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The Coolest-Looking Capsule Hotels Outside Japan
Date: Jul 11, 2017
Source: kotaku.com By Brian Ashcraft

The first capsule hotel in the world opened in Osaka, Japan in 1979. Since then, capsule hotels have not only spread to across the country but around the world. Here are some of the coolest-looking ones that aren’t in Japan.

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Japan’s economy is running the hottest relative to capacity since the global financial crisis.

| Economy & Markets News, News | 07/13/2017

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BOJ offers most upbeat view on regional Japan in 12 years
Date: July 10, 2017
Source: EconomicTimes

TOKYO: The Bank of Japan offered its most optimistic view of the country’s regional economies in more than a decade on solid exports and private consumption, underscoring its conviction a steady recovery is gathering momentum.

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Global Matcha Tea Market 2017 and Related Articles of Matcha

| Foods and Drinks Reports, Health & Beauty, Reports | 07/12/2017

Iced Matcha Tea

Global Matcha Tea Market 2017- Aiya, ITOEn, Marushichi Seicha and ShaoXing Royal Tea

Date: July 5, 2017
Source: TalkHerald By Stefen Marwa

Global Matcha Tea Market 2017-2022:

Global Matcha Tea market Report offers decisive insights into the overall Matcha Tea industry along with the market dimensions and evaluation for the duration 2017 to 2022. The forenamed research study covers extensive analysis of various Matcha Tea industry segments based on the type of applications, type of product Components and services, and different geographical regions.

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EU and Japan reach free trade deal

| Economy & Markets News, News | 07/08/2017

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EU and Japan reach free trade deal
Date: July 6, 2017
Source: BBC by Damian Grammaticas

The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal.

  • The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world’s biggest economic areas.
  • However, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time.
  • Two of the most important sectors are Japanese cars and, for Europe, EU farming goods into Japan.

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About Kobe Beef (Japanese Wagyu)

| Foods and Drinks Reports, Reports | 05/18/2017

Kobe Beef (Wagyu)

About Kobe Beef (Japanese Wagyu)
Date: May 18, 2017
Source: Kobe Isoda Farm Inc.

The Characteristic Deliciousness of Kobe Beef

Kobe Beef’s deliciousness has been scientifically proven. You can easily see the marbling, the fat intertwining beautifully with the muscle.
​For Kobe Beef, this fat is so delicate that it melts at a touch from the warmth of your hand. The real deciding factor, though, is the high amounts of oleic and inosinic acid.

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Japanese industrial robots manufacturer, Fanuc is trying to get them to learn on the job

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 11/07/2016

Fanuc, a company that produces robot arms for factories, is trying to get them to learn on the job.

Japanese Robotics Giant Gives Its Arms Some Brains
Date: October 7, 2016
Source: MIT Technology Review by Will Knight

The big, dumb, monotonous industrial robots found in many factories could soon be quite a bit smarter, thanks to the introduction of machine-learning skills that are moving out of research labs at a fast pace. Fanuc, one of the world’s largest makers of industrial robots, announced that it will work with Nvidia, a Silicon Valley chipmaker that specializes in artificial intelligence, to add learning capabilities to its products.

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Mercari, a peer-to-peer marketplace app, to rival the likes of Amazon, eBay and Rakuten

| Products & Services, Reports | 11/07/2016

Mercari is a peer-to-peer marketplace app

Amazon’s newest rival is a Japanese start-up you need to know about
Date: Nov 4, 2016
Source: CNBC.com – Julian Littler

After resigning from a start-up he sold to gaming company Zynga, Japanese tech CEO Shintaro Yamada spent six months backpacking abroad. When he returned to Japan, he founded a company that this year became Japan’s first and only unicorn.

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Honda picks Tokyo over Silicon Valley for AI research center

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 11/06/2016

Honda's latest Asimo humanoid robot can interpret postures, gestures and facial expressions and control its fingers. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG

Honda picks Tokyo over Silicon Valley for AI research center
Date: October 31, 2016
Source: Bloomberg – Ma Jie, Yuki Hagiwara

Honda Motor Co. will spearhead its artificial intelligence efforts out of a new lab in Tokyo so that researchers can work closely with its engineers to commercialize the technology.

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Can mega-fast maglev revive Japan’s rail reputation?

| Reports, Vehicles & Transportation | 11/02/2016

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Can mega-fast maglev revive Japan’s rail reputation?
Date: Nov 1, 2016
Source: by Andrea Lo, CNN

(CNN)When the record-breaking Shinkansen high-speed rail line opened in 1964, it was perfect timing.

That year Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, and Japan hogged the spotlight to debut the world’s first commercial bullet train.

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Japan people spending related to Halloween this year reach 1.3 billion dollars, double the amount from 2011

| Economy & Markets News, News | 10/31/2016

A combination picture shows participants in costumes posing to a camera after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Sunday. (Reuters photo)

Halloween all the rage in Japan
Date: Oct 31, 2016
Source: Bangkok Post

Enthusiasm among young Japanese for Halloween continues to grow year by year, not only as a day to enjoy “cosplay” but as a time to spend on goodies like nobody’s business.

Observed in many countries as a time dedicated to remembering the dead, the celebration in Japan has become firmly rooted as an autumn tradition of lighthearted fun or a bit of the macabre.

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Japan bets on aerospace as it seeks to regain manufacturing might

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/30/2016

A Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test aircraft sits in preparation for the static strength test.

Japan bets on aerospace as it seeks to regain manufacturing might
Date: August 23, 2016
Source: The New York Times – By JONATHAN SOBLE

GIFU, Japan — Kato Manufacturing, based in the blue-collar enclave of Gifu prefecture, in central Japan, is a microcosm of the country’s industrial evolution.

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JR Kyushu Shares Surge in Tokyo Debut After $4 Billion IPO

| Economy & Markets News, Fukuoka News, Kyushu News, News, Transportation News | 10/26/2016

Kyushu Railway makes firm debut on Tokyo Stock Exchange

JR Kyushu Shares Surge in Tokyo Debut After $4 Billion IPO
Date: October 24, 2016
Source: bloomberg.com by Chris Cooper Kiyotaka Matsuda

Kyushu Railway Co. shares rose on their first day of trading in Tokyo after Japan’s government raised 416 billion yen ($4 billion) selling its entire stake in an initial public offering.

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Japanese and German cooperation on Industry 4.0

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/19/2016

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Japanese and German cooperation on Industry 4.0
Date: Oct 19, 2016
Source: www.dw.com by Manuela Kasper-Claridge

A machine-tool maker called DMG Mori has its headquarters in Iga. What’s special about the company is that it’s working on the next generation of industrial machines – the ‘Industry 4.0′ generation.

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Measurement and Control Show 2016 OSAKA

| Design and Manufacturing Events & Expo, Events, Osaka Events & Expo | 10/19/2016

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Measurement and Control Show 2016 OSAKA
Date: Nov 9(Wed) – 11(Fri), 2016
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (Last Day 17:00)
Venue: Grand Cube Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Organizer: Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers’ Association
Contact: +81-75-823-2020 / mcs2016@jemima.or.jp
Official Site: jemima.osaka/en/

Measurement Exhibition Osaka is a 3 day event being held from 9th November to 11th November 2016 at the Osaka International Convention Center in Osaka, Japan. This event showcases products like Instrumental and control equipment, environmental measurement equipment, indicator instrumentation, electrical measuring and much more etc. in the Industrial Products industry.

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The 4th Solecon (Solenoid Contest)

| Events, Fukuoka Events & Expo, Science and Technology Events & Expo | 09/28/2016

4th Solenoid Contest

The 4th Solecon (Solenoid Contest): 1/4 – 2/12, 2017

Takaha Kiko Co., Ltd. – We are pleased to announce the Solenoid Contest(Solecon) will be held on 2017 again. The 4th Solecon entry begins on January 4th, 2017 and ends on February 12th, 2017. Please submit your innovative ideas with using Takaha Kikou’s solenoid for a chance to win great prizes!

The Grand Prize Winners will get $500, flight ticket to Japan (We invite you to come see our new office space and meet our staff!), and solenoid gift certificate($500). The other prize is also great!!

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What is Solenoid? Check out Takaha Kiko’s Solenoid’s Products

| Industrial Product and Service Movies | 09/28/2016


Basic Motion of Solenoid

What is Solenoid?

A solenoid is an electrical device that move a plunger in a straight line by running an electric current through a coil and using the resultant magnetic force. This straight line movement allows us to reach speeds unachievable with a motor, making solenoids suitable for a wide range of uses and limited only by your imagination.

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N+ (N-PLUS) – Seven exhibitions focusing on solutions for manufacturing

| Science and Technology Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 09/03/2016

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N+ (N-PLUS)
Date: Sep 17(Wed)–19(Fri), 2014
Time: 10:00am – 17:00pm
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall
Organizer: The Society of The Plastics Technology
Official Website: www.n-plus.biz/english/

N+ (N-PLUS) is the assembly of seven exhibitions focusing on solutions for manufacturing. Perfect materials and technologies will gather to meet various needs of end-product manufacturers for high-strength relating to automotive, energy, electronics, medical, beverage, and food industries. N+ pluses new value to your product.

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The Food Expo Kyushu 2016 – from Fukuoka to the Global Market

| Events, Foods and Drinks Events & Expo, Kyushu Events & Expo | 08/28/2016

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The Food Expo Kyushu 2016
Date:
Oct 4(Tue) – 6(Thr), Domestic & International Food Trade Fair
Oct 7(Fri) – 10(Mon), Kyushu Umaimono Daishokudo
Venue:
Fukuoka Convention Center (Business Matching)
Tenjin Central Park (Sales for General Public)
Organizer: Food Expo Kyushu Executive Committee
Contact: +81-092-441-1119
Official Site: www.food-expo-kyushu.jp

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