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Socionext Inc. – Developing and Manufacturing System-on-Chip (...

Socionext is a new, innovative enterprise that formed from the system IC organizations of Fujitsu and Panasonic in 2015. The company provides industry-lea...

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Batteries Manufacturer – GS Yuasa Corporation

GS Yuasa Corporation was established in 2004 by the merger of Japan Storage Battery Co., Ltd and YUASA Battery. GS Yuasa develops and manufactures batteri...

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Susumu Koyama’s Sweets Stores – Patissier es Koyama

Patissier es Koyama is a sweets specialty store opened in Mita city, Hyogo prefecture in 2003 by Susumu Koyama, recipient of a variety of sweets of the wo...

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Travel Information for Foreigner – Japan National Tourism Orga...

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) established in 1964, provides information such as transportation, lodging, food and beverage, and sight-see...

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Manufacture and Wholesale Meat Products – S Foods Inc.

S Foods Inc. (formerly Stamina Foods Inc) founded in Hyogo prefecture, Japan in 1967, manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, and food servicing meat-rela...

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Japan’s Meat Processor – Itoham Foods Inc.

Itoham Foods Inc. founded in 1928, manufactures, processes, and sells meat products such as fresh meat, processed meat and sausage products. The company i...

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Development and manufacturing of medical equipment – MIZUHO Co...

MIZUHO Corporation founded in 1919, develops and manufactures medical equipment for medical institutions. It provides operating room equipment that includ...

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Metal Hardware Manufacturer – Sugatsune Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Sugatsune Kogyo (formerly Sugatsune Shoten) started business to sell European style furniture hardware in Tokyo in 1930, and changed company name to Sugat...

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Japanese multinational electronics company – Brother Industrie...

Brother founded in 1908 as Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co., is a leading provider of office equipment technology, including award-winning color an...

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Adhesive (tapes, papers, films) Manufacturer – LINTEC Corporat...

LINTEC (formerly FUJI SHOKAI) is a comprehensive manufacturer of adhesive-related products established in Tokyo in 1934. The company started manufacturing...

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400 Varieties of Tea and Teaware – Lupicia Co., Ltd.

Lupicia based in Tokyo, is manufacturing and sells a tea, teaware, miscellaneous goods, confectioneries, and also imports tea from the world. The company ...

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Medical device company – ARKRAY, Inc.

ARKRAY, Inc. founded in 1960 as Kyoto Daiichi Kagaku Inc. (KDK), has developed innovative diagnostic and monitoring products including automated systems f...

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Manufacturing optics and reprography products – Olympus Corpor...

Olympus Corporation established in 1919, is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions for use in the fields of Industry...

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Japanese Infrastructure company – Hitachi Zosen Corporation

Hitachi Shipbuilding Corporation founded in 1881, is a major Japanese industrial and engineering corporation, and designs and constructs machinery and sys...

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Type Design Company – Morisawa Inc.

Since its establishment in 1924 - the year it invented the phototypesetting machine - Morisawa Inc. has never wavered from its commitment to cultivating t...

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World’s largest tire and rubber company – Bridgestone Co...

Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applica...

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Manufacturing wires, cables, metal products – Furukawa Electri...

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. is an $11 billion global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of fiber optic products, network products, electronics c...

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Japan’s Smart Glasses Developer – WESTUNITIS CO., LTD.

Our smart glasses has wearable computing system with accumulated know-hows for more over 15 years. WESTUNITIS (Formerly Technical Studio West) was establ...

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Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.

Nisshinbo is an "Environmental and Energy Company" Group providing low-carbon, optimized products across a range of business lines, including chemicals, p...

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500 Startups Japan

500 Startups is a global seed-stage venture capital firm with a network of startup programs headquartered in Silicon Valley and over $350m in committed ca...

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FreakOut Holdings, inc.

The FreakOut Group is a corporate group comprising the holding company, FreakOut Holdings, inc. and subsidiaries such as FreakOut, inc. that launched Asia...

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D4V (Design for Ventures)

D4V (Design for Ventures) is a Tokyo-based Japanese venture capital formed by IDEO and Genuine Startups. Both firms are represented on D4V's managing boar...

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Space communications infrastructure firm – Infostellar Inc.

Infostellar is a space communications infrastructure firm, developing the world's only cloud-based satellite antenna sharing platform: StellarStation. By ...

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Specializes in Pigments, Nanotechnology and Photosensitizer Compound...

Fuji Pigment started developing chemical products specializes in producing red organic pigments in 1938, and Fuji Pigment Co., Ltd. was established in Hyo...

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Imaging Technology Company – Ricoh

Ricoh founded in 1936, is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems an...

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Manufacturing Food Processing and Automation Machine – Nikko C...

Nikko started developing seafood processing machines in 1973, and Nikko Co., Ltd. was founded and started machine sales in Kushiro City, Hokkaido, Japan. ...

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World’s first instant noodles developer – Nissin Foods H...

Nissin Foods Products Co. Ltd. was established by Momofuku Ando in 1958, who invented the first instant ramen noodle "Chikin(Chicken) Ramen" to Japan. In ...

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Japanese Chef Knives – Kamikoto

Kamikoto, the original manufacturer of Japanese Honshu steel knives, is building a growing reputation for their handmade Honshu steel knives in the US. ...

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Manufacturing bedding products from fishing line – airweave in...

airweave inc. founded in 2004, is the Japanese bedding manufacturer known for their unique airfiber® technology and the belief that "Tomorrow Starts Tonig...

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100% Japan Made Jeans – KAKEYA JEANS

Kasaoka Sewing has been sewing products of famous apparel brands and select shops for over half a century in Okayama prefecture, which is the number one j...

CASIO G-SHOCK MUDMASTER GWG-1000-1AJF Mens Japan import

Developed calculator in 1957, wristwatch in 1974 and musical instrum...

Casio started as a Kashio Seisakujo in Tokyo in 1946, and established Casio Computer Co., Ltd. in 1957. Same year, they developed the world's first compac...

Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer with Scanner, Copier, Fax, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct

Japan’s imaging technology leader – Seiko Epson Corporat...

Seiko Epson Corporation, founded in 1942 (as Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd.), is a electronics company and one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer printer...

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PanaHome Start Japan’s First Microgrid System with a Total of 117 Homes in Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture

| Energy News, Green & ECO Business Reports, Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 10/05/2017

Microgrid System for Smart City Shioashiya Solar-Shima

Launch of Japan’s First Microgrid System with a Total of 117 Homes

Date: Oct 5, 2017
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Selected in 2017 for METI’s subsidy program to promote local energy production for local consumption by leveraging regional characteristics

HYOGO, Japan — PanaHome Corporation, ENERES Co., Ltd, IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd. and the Public Enterprises Agency of the Hyogo Prefectural Government plan to embark on the urban development of a microgrid system (a regional energy distribution management system) (*1) starting October 2017.

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Image solution company Socionext jointly developed a new image signal processor (ISP) with GoPro.

| Kanagawa News, Manufacturing and Production | 10/05/2017

New image signal processor GP1 for HERO6.

Socionext Collaborates with GoPro on GP1 Image Signal Processor, the Magic Behind HERO6 Black

Date: Oct 2, 2017
Source: Socionext Inc.

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct. 2, 2017 — Socionext Inc., a leading provider of SoC-based imaging solutions, today announced it has co-developed a powerful, efficient new image signal processor (ISP) based on Socionext’s Milbeaut® technology to power GoPro’s just-released HERO6 Black camera.

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World Pastry Chef Susumu Koyama Showcase New Chocolate at Salon du Chocolat Paris 2017

| Events, Foods and Drinks Events & Expo | 09/28/2017

CHOCOLOGY

Susumu Koyama, Top Prize Winner in C.C.C. Contest for 6 Straight Years Since 2011, to Announce “SUSUMU KOYAMA’S CHOCOLOGY 2017″ at Salon du Chocolat Paris

Date: Sep 28, 2017
Source: Patissier es koyama

SANDA, Japan, Sept. 28, 2017 — Susumu Koyama, owner and chef of “Patissier es koyama” in Sanda city, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, will announce a new selection of chocolate products titled “SUSUMU KOYAMA’S CHOCOLOGY 2017″ at the world’s largest chocolate exhibition, Salon du Chocolat 2017, that is scheduled to kick off in Paris on Saturday, October 28.

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe promoted Japanese regional cuisine and tourism in New York

| Events, JPOP and Culture Events & Expo | 09/27/2017

CEOs and multinational leaders enjoy regional cuisine from five representative Japanese chefs working in New York.

JNTO Hosts Reception “Taste of Japan – Endless Discovery” Encourages Visits to Japan

Date: Sep 26, 2017
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization

TOKYO, Sept. 26, 2017 — On September 18 (Monday), 2017, the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) held a reception promoting the appeal of Japanese regional cuisine, titled “Taste of Japan — Endless Discovery,” in conjunction with an appearance by His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. With some 200 invitees, including members of the U.S. food services industry, international travel services, U.S. and Japanese diplomatic corps, members of the United Nations and others, the event aimed to promote the spread of Japan tourism as well as Japanese food and cuisine culture around the world.

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Indiana’s Crawfordsville Mayor visit to automotive parts manufacturer Hiruta Kogyo in Okayama, Japan

| Business & Economy, Reports | 09/20/2017

Mayor Todd Barton and Hiruta Kogyo Staff

Barton returns from trip to Japan – Strengthening Ties

Date: Sep 19, 2017
Source: Journal Review – by Bob Cox bcox@jrpress.com

Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton landed in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon after a whirlwind seven-day trip to Japan.

The mayor was part of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s team that traveled to Japan to develop and strengthen economic development relationships, and he believes there was a level of success achieved.

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Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe will Speech about Abenomics and Investment at New York Stock Exchange in NY

| Events | 09/19/2017

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, to Deliver Speech on Japan’s Economy and Investment-Friendly Reforms at the NYSE on Sept. 20

Date: Sep 19, 2017
Source: NYSE

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the NYSE and deliver a keynote speech on Japan’s economy and investment-friendly reforms. English translation of the speech will be available.

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Medical device company ARKRAY, Inc. start to sell the hemoglobin A1c testing device in US

| Kyoto News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 09/18/2017

ADAMS™ A1c HA-8180V System

ARKRAY launches ADAMS™ A1c HA-8180V System for hemoglobin A1c testing

Date: Sep 18, 2017
Source: U.S. ARKRAY, Inc.

EDINA, Minn., Sept. 18, 2017 — U.S. ARKRAY, Inc. (ARKRAY) announces the launch of the ADAMS™ A1c HA-8180V System for hemoglobin A1c testing. The system obtained FDA 510(k) clearance as an aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of individuals with diabetes.

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Hitachi Zosen Inova will build Europe’s largest energy-from-waste plant in Istanbul, Turkey

| Energy News, Green Business News, News, Osaka News | 09/17/2017

Energy from Waste System

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build Istanbul’s First Energy from Waste Plant

Date: Sep 15, 2017
Source: Hitachi Zosen Corporation

Europe’s largest energy-from-waste plant for municipal solid waste is to be built in Istanbul. The turnkey contract, together with one-year operation has been awarded to the Swiss company Hitachi Zosen Inova together with its Turkish partner Makyol. The plant will process 1 million tonnes of waste per annum generating around 70 MW of electricity.

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Japan’s solenoid manufacturer Takaha Kiko starts mass production of a nice clapping robot “Big Clappy”

| Fukuoka News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 09/17/2017

Big Clappy - Clapping Robot

Japan’s solenoid manufacturer Takaha Kiko starts mass production of a nice clapping robot “Big Clappy”

Date: Sep 17, 2017
Source: Takaha Kiko Co., Ltd.

Japan’s solenoid manufacturer leader Takaha Kiko announced to start mass production of robot “Big Clappy” in early 2018, and Bye Bye World, the manufacturer and distributor of Big Clappy, are currently accepting 100 pre-orders now.

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Japan’s Fiber Optic Products Manufacturer Furukawa Electric Plans to Expand Production Capacity to Meet World Demand

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 09/15/2017

Furukawa Electric and OFS Fitel, LLC

FEC Plans to Expand Production Capacity at OFS to Meet Global Demand

Date: Sep 15, 2017
Source: OFS Fitel, LLC

5G Wireless, Data Centers, Greater Digitization in Business, and FTTH increase optical fiber demand

TOKYO and NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 15, 2017 — Furukawa Electric Company (Furukawa Electric) today announces plans to nearly double its 2016 optical fiber manufacturing capacity by 2019 and to increase its optical fiber cable manufacturing capacity as well, thereby creating over 400 jobs over the next two years.

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Tokyo Wagyu Show 2017 will be held in Komazawa Olympic Park in October

| Events, Foods and Drinks Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 09/14/2017

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Tokyo Wagyu Show 2017

Date: Oct 19(Thr)-23(Mon), 2017
Venue: Central Square in Komazawa Olympic Park
Address: 1-1 Komazawa Olympic Park, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 154-0013 Japan
Official Website: http://wagyushow.com/
Organaizer: Tokyo Wagyu Beef Show Executive Committee

Tokyo Wagyu Show is a 5 day event being held from 19th October to the 23rd October 2017 at the Komazawa Olympic Park in Tokyo, Japan. This event showcases Wagyu products and provide Wagyu foods. Wagyu is selected from four type cattles such as Japanese Black(Kuroge-shu), Japanese Shorthorn(Nihon Tankaku-shu), Japanese Brown Cattle(Akage-shu) and Japanese Polled(Mukakuwa-shu).

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Nisshinbo Collaborated with Ballard to Develop World’s First PEM Fuel Cell Product Using Non Precious Metal Catalyst

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 09/13/2017

Ballard FCgen®‐1040 prototype fuel cell stack, with Non Precious Metal Catalyst (NPMC) (CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.)

Ballard to Offer World’s First PEM Fuel Cell Product Using Non Precious Metal Catalyst

Date: Sep 12, 2017
Source: Ballard Power Systems Inc.

VANCOUVER, Sept. 12, 2017 – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that the Company has collaborated with Nisshinbo Holdings (“Nisshinbo”), an Environmental and Energy company, to develop a Non Precious Metal Catalyst (NPMC) for use in the world’s first commercialized NPMC-based proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell product. Nisshinbo and Ballard have jointly collaborated on the development of NPMC since 2013.

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Infostellar completed $7.3m financing from Airbus Ventures and other investors

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 09/13/2017

Infostellar - Investor Group

Infostellar closes Series A financing round with $7.3m for satellite antenna sharing platform, with lead investor Airbus Ventures

Date: Sep 13, 2017
Source: Infostellar Inc.

TOKYO, Sept. 13, 2017 — Infostellar, developer of a cloud-based satellite antenna sharing platform, announced today a $7.3 million Series A investment, led by Airbus Ventures, with additional funds from WERU Investment, D4V, Sony Innovation Fund, and existing investors, FreakOut Holdings, and 500 Startups Japan. This financing will be used to fund the launch of Infostellar’s flagship platform, StellarStation, expand its network of partner antennas, and hire additional talented team members.

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Wanted Washoku Cooking Challengers! The 5th Competition – Washoku World Challenge

| Events, Foods and Drinks Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 09/12/2017

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Washoku World Challenge The 5th Competition: CHALLENGE YOUR TALENT in TOKYO

Date: Sep 12, 2017
Source: Washoku World Challenge Executive Committee

Wanted Washoku cooking challengers -For professional Japanese cooking chefs in the world

TOKYO–About the Washoku World Challenge: The Washoku World Challenge is a cooking contest in which Japanese cuisine chefs from all over the world compete in technical expertise and passion for Japanese food. The contest, the 5th of its kind, is organized by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for non-Japanese chefs.

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Solar Frontier, a solar panels and system solutions provider, developed 28 MW of solar project sites in Fresno County, California

| Energy News, News, Tokyo News | 09/12/2017

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Solar Frontier Americas Completes Development Phase and Sells 28 MW of Solar Projects to Capital Dynamics

Date: Sep 12, 2017
Source: Solar Frontier Americas Development

TOKYO, Sept. 12, 2017 — Solar Frontier Americas Development, a leading U.S. solar developer and subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier, announced today it has sold two fully developed solar project sites to Capital Dynamics. Located in Fresno County, just South of San Joaquin, California, the sites combined have a planned capacity of 28 megawatts DC. Capital Dynamics, a Swiss-based asset management company investing in private equity and clean energy infrastructure, plans to execute construction on the projects. The projects are packaged with permits and power purchase agreements (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric.

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Fuji Pigment established mass-produced process for Perovskite Quantum Dots. It has potential use in display, LED, and bio-imaging applications

| Hyogo News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 09/11/2017

emission spectra of perovskite quantum dots under 420 nm of irradiation light

Fuji Pigment Co., Ltd. Has Established a Manufacturing Process for Perovskite Quantum Dots

Date: Sep 11, 2017
Source: Fuji Pigment Co., Ltd.

  • A large-scale synthesis process for perovskite quantum dots has been established.
  • The narrow half width of the emission spectra of the quantum dots suggests their potential use in display, LED, and bio-imaging applications.

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Japanese words “Umami” is one of the five basic tastes. Is that Umami equals MSG?

| Foods and Drinks Reports, Reports | 09/09/2017

Common Foods Sources of The Five Basic Tastes

MSG Equals Umami?!

Date: Sep 5, 2017
Source: Ajinomoto Co., Inc.

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TOKYO: 2802) announced this newsletter on August 30th: Umami. “The fifth taste.” That mysteriously delicious quality of aged parmesan cheese that’s not exactly salty, not sweet, not sour, and definitely not bitter. It’s, well… umami.

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60th Anniversary Japan-India Friendly Exchanges – Kabuki Performances in Delhi, India

| Events, JPOP and Culture Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 09/08/2017

Onoe Kikunosuke and Jiuta players with the members of The International Centre for Kathakali Photo by Takashi Kato (Photo courtesy of Shochiku)

Japan Kabuki Meets India: Shochiku’s Collaboration with India – Kabuki Performances in Delhi and Tokyo to Celebrate Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges

Date: Sep 8, 2017
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This year is the “Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges” to celebrate the 60th anniversary of cultural exchanges between the two countries. Shochiku Co., Ltd. has recently produced a performance of “KANEGAMISAKI,” a “jiuta” (folksong) version of Kabuki masterpiece “KYO KANOKO MUSUME DOJOJI,” in Delhi for the first time in India in 40 years, starring one of the top Kabuki stars, Onoe Kikunosuke V.

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NEC received order for the largest energy storage system in Switzerland

| Energy News, News | 09/08/2017

NEC Corporation and NEC Energy Storage Systems

NEC to Supply 18 MW Energy Storage System to Major Swiss Utility

Date: Sep 8, 2017
Source: NEC Corporation

Tokyo, Japan & Westborough, Massachusetts, USA – September 8, 2017 – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC, announced today that NEC ES is supplying Switzerland-based Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ) with an 18 MW, 7.5 MWh GSS® Grid Storage Solution. Once completed in early 2018, this project will be the largest battery energy storage system in Switzerland*. It will be owned and operated by EKZ, one of Switzerland’s largest power distribution companies.

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Fukuoka Welcome Campaign start again from Oct 1st to 31st for foreign tourists. Don’t miss discount and special benefit information!

| Events, Fukuoka Events & Expo | 09/07/2017

Fukuoka Welcome Campaign

Ctrip Global Shopping to Promote Fukuoka Welcome Campaign for October 1st Holiday

Date: Sep 7, 2017
Source: Ctrip.com International Ltd.

SHANGHAI, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ctrip.com International, Ltd., under its Ctrip Global Shopping service announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) agreement with Fukuoka Welcome Campaign. Ctrip Global Shopping and Fukuoka Welcome Campaign will cooperate to roll out products, services, marketing and promotional activities with local merchants to promote Fukuoka, Japan as a unique tourist and shopping destination to Chinese tourists.

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Japan’s bedding manufacturer airweave partnership with the USTA Player Development

| Aichi News, News, Sports and Health News | 09/06/2017

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airweave announces partnership with the USTA Player Development

Date: Sep 6, 2017
Source: airweave

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 — Continuing a history of supporting the training and development of top athletes, airweave has announced a new partnership with the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Player Development division. Airweave will be installing select mattress products at the USTA National Campus, providing athletes optimal rest and recovery to maximize their performance on and off the court.

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Japan’s local rail company TOBU collaborate with travel agency Beauty of Japan to develop travel service for foreign tourists

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 09/05/2017

Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Tobu Railway and BOJ (BEAUTY OF JAPAN) Strengthen Product Development Targeting Tourists from Europe, the US, and Australia

Date: September 04, 2017
Source: BUSINESS WIRE

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 9001) (Head office: Sumida-ku, Tokyo, President: Yoshizumi Nezu, hereinafter, Tobu Railway) and BOJ Inc. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Takahiro Noguchi, hereinafter, BEAUTY OF JAPAN) have concluded a capital and business alliance agreement for strengthening the planning and sales of tours, which utilize sightseeing resources along the Tobu Line, targeting inbound tourists from Europe, the US, and Australia.

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Japanese tractor manufacturer Kubota Corp., donate $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

| News, Osaka News | 08/31/2017

Kubota Corporation - Logo

Kubota Corporation Pledges $1 Million in Relief Funds and Equipment to Hurricane Harvey Efforts

Date: Aug 31, 2017
Source: Kubota Corporation

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 31, 2017Kubota Corporation headquartered in Osaka, Japan, announced today that they will donate $1 million in relief funds to include monetary contributions and Kubota equipment to several national and local charitable organizations to aid in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Kyocera collaborate with University of Tsukuba to Develop AI-based Image Recognition for Help Diagnose Skin Diseases and Cancers via Smartphone

| Health & Beauty, Ibaraki News, Kyoto News, Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 08/30/2017

Skin disease diagnostic support system and potential applications

KYOCERA Begins Research in AI-based Image Recognition to Help Diagnose Skin Diseases and Cancers via Smartphone

Date: Aug 29, 2017
Source: Kyocera Corporation

KYOTO, Japan — Kyocera Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (hereafter “KCCS”), has started joint research with the University of Tsukuba to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system capable of detecting melanoma and other skin diseases by analyzing digital images of a patient’s skin. The team aims to commercialize the technology by 2020.

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Park Hotel Tokyo Awarded Excellence in Field of Domestic and Inbound Travel Award at Japan Tourism Awards for Its “Artist in Hotel” Project

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 08/29/2017

The 14th room Artist Room "Castle"

Park Hotel Tokyo Awarded Excellence in Field of Domestic and Inbound Travel Award at Japan Tourism Awards for Its “Artist in Hotel” Project

Date: Aug 29, 2017
Source: Park Hotel Tokyo

TOKYO, Aug. 29, 2017 — Park Hotel Tokyo announced on August 29 that it has received “Excellence in the Field of Domestic and Inbound Travel Award” at the Japan Tourism Awards for its “Artist in Hotel” project.

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Top 10 Japan’s chemical companies list in 2017

| Ranking, Reports | 08/27/2017

Top 10 Japan's companies list from chemical industries in 2017

Top 10 Japan’s companies list from chemical industries in 2017

In Japan, 860,000 people work in chemical industry field, and shipment value related to chemical industry is about 40 trillion yen (about 14% of all manufacturing industries). The added value is about 15 trillion yen (about 17% of all manufacturing industries). That is the second largest value added value of transportation machinery & equipment manufacturing industry. The chemical industry is Japan’s basic industry that supplies essential materials for various fields such as automobiles and electronic equipment.

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Top 10 Japan’s companies list from all industries in 2017

| Ranking, Reports | 08/25/2017

Top 10 Japan companies list 2017

Top 10 Japan’s companies list from all industries in 2017

This list comprises the Japan largest public, state-owned, and private businesses by their rankings for sales in all industries.

Type of Industries and Number

  • Trucks and Other Vehicles: 3 companies
  • Services: 1 company
  • Information and Communication: 2 companies
  • Electric Machine: 1 company
  • Insurer: 1 company
  • Retail: 1 company
  • Petroleum and Coal: 1 company

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The World’s First Geisha Cafe Opens in Osaka, Japan

| Japanese Culture & Traditional, Reports | 08/24/2017

Geisha tea ceremony at Maikoya Osaka

The World’s First Geisha Cafe Opens in Osaka, Japan

Date: Aug 22, 2017
Source: Maikoya Osaka

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 22, 2017Maikoya Osaka, a high-end Japanese cultural experience venue, recently introduced the world’s first geisha themed cafe and restaurant in Osaka.

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ICEYE Raises $13M in Additional Financing to Develop SAR Microsatellite Constellation

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 08/23/2017

An ICEYE rendering of the first SAR microsatellite deployed in orbit.

ICEYE Raises $13M in Additional Financing to Develop SAR Microsatellite Constellation

Date: Aug 23, 2017
Source: PRNewswire

Finnish-based SAR microsatellite technology leader on track for 2017 orbital missions

Helsinki, FINLAND – August 23, 2017 — ICEYE, the leader in synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology for microsatellites providing expanded access to reliable and timely earth observation data, today announced $13M in new funding, including an $8.5M financing round led by Draper Nexus.

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The rebirth of Japan Inc.

| Business & Economy, Reports | 08/22/2017

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The rebirth of Japan Inc.

Date: Aug 21, 2017
Source: The World Folio

Prime Minister Abe is pushing forward policies in an effort to open up the country’s economy to the global market. Japan Inc. is following suit with an aggressive strategy to go global through M&As and strategic partnership and by diversifying their business portfolios

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HKTDC Food Expo: Japan as Partner Country, 331 exhibitors from 36 prefectures explored global markets

| Events, Foods and Drinks Events & Expo | 08/22/2017

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HKTDC Food Expo: Japan as Partner Country, exhibitors explored global markets

Date: Aug 21, 2017
Source: ACN Newswire

HONG KONG, Aug 21, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo, together with the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products, jointly organised with the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association Ltd, have concluded successfully.

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Japan’s Manufacturers Most Optimistic in a Decade as Economy Grows-Reuters Tankan

| Economy & Markets News, News | 08/22/2017

Factory-Machine

Japan’s Manufacturers Most Optimistic in a Decade as Economy Grows-Reuters Tankan

Date: Aug 20, 2017
Source: New York Times By REUTERS: Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Eric Meijer

TOKYO — Confidence at Japanese manufacturers rose in August to its highest level in a decade led by producers of industrial materials, a Reuters poll showed, in a further sign of broadening economic recovery.

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