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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation – Japanese Automobile Company

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and p...

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Manufacturing cutting tools, rolling dies, gauges, machine tools – O...

In 1938, OSG Corporation (formerly OSG Grinding Co., Ltd.) established in Tokyo and started the manufacturing and sales of taps and dies. The company’s pr...

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Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCBV)

Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCBV) launched in 1997, is the official tourism organization of Tokyo. The organization were founded by The Tokyo Cham...

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Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) is the nonprofit trade association of the 14 manufacturers of passenger cars, trucks, buses and moto...

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Manufacturing of rubber and plastic for automotive – Toyoda Go...

Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotiv...

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Building dreams with world children – BANDAI NAMCO

Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. is a holding company established through merger of Bandai and Namco in 2005. The Group develops entertainment-related products ...

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Integrated Financial Services – IBJ Leasing Company

IBJ Leasing Company, Limited (formerly Pacific Lease Company, Limited) was established in 1969 as a general leasing company under the initiative of The In...

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Energy Agent Service – ENERES Co., Ltd.

ENERES Co., Ltd. founded in 2004, engages in the energy management and power marketing businesses in Japan. The company offers agency services for retail ...

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Japan’s leading housing company – PanaHome Corporation

PanaHome Corporation (formerly National House Industrial Co., Ltd.) founded in 1963, engages in the custom-built housing, property development, and home r...

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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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Tokyo Metropolitan University’s Researchers Discover a Novel Layered Superconductor Based on Tin and Arsenic

| Awards and Honors, Reports | 11/12/2017

Tokyo Metropolitan University's Researchers - Yosuke Goto and Yoshikazu Mizuguchi

Researchers Discover a Novel Layered Superconductor Based on Tin and Arsenic

Date: Nov 8, 2017
Source: Tokyo Metropolitan University

The layered superconducting material is characterized by a crystal structure in which a SnAs layer (wherein Sn and As are two-dimensionally bonded to develop superconductivity) and a Na layer (the spacer layer) are alternately laminated. Considering that such a layered structure is similar to that of a cuprate- or iron-based high-temperature (high-Tc) superconductor, it is possible that in SnAs-based layered materials, superconductivity is developed as a result of the unconventional pairing mechanism.

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Shiseido Acquires AI Technology Startup Giaran Inc. to Offer Individualized Beauty Customization

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Tokyo News | 11/11/2017

Shiseido Americas Acquires Giaran, Inc.

Shiseido Americas Acquires Giaran, Inc.

Date: Nov 7, 2017
Source: Shiseido Company, Limited

November 7, 2017 – (November 8, Japan Time) – Shiseido Company, Limited today announced its consolidated subsidiary and regional headquarters for Americas, Shiseido Americas Corporation (“Shiseido Americas”), has acquired Giaran, Inc. (“Giaran”), an award winning, data driven company with leading technology in artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, to transform the consumer experience and take personalized beauty to the next level.

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World’s Largest Electrical Insulators Manufacturer NGK Insulators and Schneider Electric to Jointly Promote Best-in-Class Large Capacity Energy Storage System

| Aichi News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/10/2017

NGK's NAS battery

Schneider Electric and NGK Partner to Jointly Promote Best-in-Class Large Capacity Energy Storage System

Date: Nov 8, 2017
Source: NGK Insulators Ltd.

NAGOYA, Japan, November 8, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, along with NGK Insulators Ltd., the worldwide leader of manufacturing advanced ceramic products, announced on November 8 the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, the two companies will explore global opportunities to jointly market NGK’s NAS battery and Schneider Electric’s inverter (Conext* Core XC ES). *Conext is trademark of Schneider Electric.

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Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Expands Apartment Business in Indonesia

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/10/2017

Fujita Kanko's Apartment in Indonesia

Fujita Kanko Expands Business with Its First Serviced Apartment in Indonesia

Date: Nov 9, 2017
Source: Fujita Kanko Inc.

TOKYO, Nov. 9, 2017 – Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Inc. announced that the company will launch its first serviced apartment in Cikarang, located in Greater Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Construction is expected to start soon, with a scheduled opening in the fall of 2019.

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Japanese luxury crab “Echizen Gani” was priced $ 4,000 first sales in Japan!

| Foods and Drinks News, Fukui News, News, Travel and Tourism News | 11/09/2017

Echizen Gani

Japanese luxury crabs “Echizen crabs” start fishing season from November 6, and a Echizen Gani was priced the highest value of 460,000 yen (4,059 US Dollar) to the first sale at Echizen Fishing Port in Fukui Prefecture on Nov 6th.

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Wacom unveils the Pro Pen 3D for intuitive creating, sculpting and designing

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/08/2017

Wacom - Pro Pen 3D

3D at Your Fingertips

Date: Nov 7, 2017
Source: Wacom

TOKYO and PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 7, 2017 – Today Wacom announced the Wacom Pro Pen 3D, a digital pen equipped with new features empowering professional designers and artists to bring their best work to life. Designed for use on a Wacom MobileStudio Pro, Cintiq Pro or the 2017 Intuos Pro pen tablet, the new pen’s third button provides additional control options for 3D programs and applications – a feature frequently requested by creative professionals working in industrial design, game design, animation, virtual and augmented reality, and 2D and 3D art.

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Japanese engineering trading company Hakuto start to distribute Maxim Integrated’s products in Japan

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/07/2017

Hakuto Co., Ltd. and Maxim Integrated

Maxim Integrated and Hakuto Sign Japan Distribution Agreement

Date: Nov 7, 2017
Source: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif. and TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2017 – Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Hakuto Co., Ltd. on September 1, 2017.

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Japan Railway Launches Shinkansen Reservation App for Foreign Traveler

| News, Transportation News, Travel and Tourism News | 11/06/2017

JR Central - Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App

JR Central Announces “Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App”

Date: Nov 6, 2017
Source: Central Japan Railway Company

Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and West Japan Railway Company (JR West) have released a new free smartphone app, the Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen Reservation App, through which users may purchase tickets for the Tokaido Sanyo bullet train line, Japan’s main artery connecting Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Hakata and other destinations.

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JTB Launches New Hokkaido Tour for Foreign Tourists – Noboribetsu Hot Springs, Ninja Show and Swordsmith Forge

| Hokkaido News, News, Travel and Tourism News | 11/02/2017

Ninja Show at Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura

TB Group Launches Sales of New Hokkaido Tour Featuring Accommodation at Renowned Noboribetsu Hot Springs, Ninja Show, and Visit to a Swordsmith Forge

Date: Oct 31, 2017
Source: JTB Group

TOKYO – JTB Group, Japan’s largest travel agency, through JTB Sunrise Tours, its tour brand dedicated to bringing foreign tourists to Japan, has launched sales of a brand-new bus tour plan that invites foreign visitors to experience the majestic nature and rich Japanese culture of central Hokkaido, a favorite destination of tourists to Japan.

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Takuo Nakamura – Kanazawa Crafts Exhibition at the Park Hotel Tokyo

| Events, Tokyo Events & Expo | 11/02/2017

Park Hotel Tokyo - Takuo Nakamura

Winter Art Exhibition Scheduled at Park Hotel Tokyo to Offer Guests Hospitality with Japanese Aesthetics of Season

Date: Oct 31, 2017
Source: Park Hotel Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo announced on October 31 that it will hold an art exhibition titled Takuo Nakamura – Kanazawa Crafts Exhibition from December 4, 2017, to February 18, 2018.

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Panasonic Acquires IoT-centric AI products Developer Arimo to Accelerate AI/IoT-based Solutions Business

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Osaka News | 10/24/2017

Panasonic and Arimo

Panasonic Acquires Arimo, Deep Learning Innovator, to Accelerate the Growth of its AI/IoT-based Solutions Businesses

Date: Oct 24, 2017
Source: Panasonic Corporation

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 23, 2017 – Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has acquired Arimo Inc., a Mountain View, California-based leader in deep learning and behavioral artificial intelligence (AI). Ranked among the ten most innovative companies in data science by Fast Company Magazine in 2016, Arimo is developing IoT-centric AI products for commercial and manufacturing applications, which are associated with Big Data and Deep Learning. Through this acquisition, Panasonic plans to leverage Arimo’s data science expertise in solutions it provides to its B2B customers (including manufacturers) as well as in the housing business.

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Sony’s New CMOS Image Sensor Delivers Three Times the Horizontal Resolution Creating a New Level of Visibility and Safety for Automotive

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 10/24/2017

Sony: IMX324 CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras

Sony Releases the Industry’s Highest Resolution(*1) 7.42 Effective Megapixel Stacked CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras

Date: Oct 23, 2017
Source: Sony Corporation

- Sensor Delivers Three Times the Horizontal Resolution Creating a New Level of Visibility and Safety -

TOKYO, Oct. 23, 2017 – Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the release of the IMX324, a new 1/1.7-type stacked CMOS image sensor equipped with the industry’s highest resolution*1 7.42 effective megapixel RCCC filter*2 for forward-sensing cameras in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Sony will begin shipping samples in November 2017.

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Japan’s Largest Mobile App Analytics “App Ape” Launch to the US on November

| Chiba News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/23/2017

App Ape - Japanese Version

Japan’s Largest Mobile App Analytics “App Ape” is Heading to the U.S.

Date: Oct 20, 2017
Source: Fuller, Inc.

- App Ape Has Just Been Pre-launched, Targeting a Service Launch Upcoming Next Month -

CHIBA, Japan, Oct. 20, 2017 – Fuller, Inc., the largest mobile app market analytics provider in Japan, today announced the pre-launch of its analytics platform “App Ape” in the United States.

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System Developer OTSL Launch the World’s First Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar Simulator for Autonomous Driving

| Aichi News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/22/2017

Radar Simulation on 3DCG MAP

OTSL Announces World’s First Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar Simulator for Autonomous Driving at SystemC AMS & COSIDE User Group Meeting

Date: Oct 19, 2017
Source: OTSL Inc.

– Advanced Millimeter Wave Radar Simulator Reproduces Closer-to-reality Driving Situation in Virtual Space by Dynamic Simulation That Can Freely Move Virtual Models –

OTSL Inc., a short-distance wireless system and embedded system developer and distributor, announced a real-time millimeter-wave radar simulator for autonomous driving, the Advanced Millimeter Wave Radar Simulator (AMMWR Simulator), at the SystemC AMS & COSIDE User Group Meeting held in Munich, Germany, and hosted by COSEDA Technologies GmbH. AMMWR Simulator is the world’s first sensor simulator software for autonomous driving that enables dynamic real-time simulation.

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Shiseido Plans to Build New Factory in Tochigi Prefecture to Responding to Growing Demand Inside and Outside Japan

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Tokyo News | 10/20/2017

Shiseido Nasu Factory

Shiseido Establishes a New Factory in Ohtawara City, Tochigi Prefecture

Date: Oct 19, 2017
Source: Shiseido Company, Limited

Shiseido Company, Limited (Shiseido) has decided to acquire a plot of land in Ohtawara City, Tochigi Prefecture with the intent of building a new production site, Shiseido Nasu Factory (tentative name; hereinafter Nasu factory). Shiseido is planning to begin construction of the new factory in the fiscal year 2018 and start its operation in the fiscal year 2019. The new factory will mainly manufacture skincare products.

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Japanese Heated Massage Chair Brand “Synca Wellness” Debuted in the USA

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Osaka News, Sports and Health News | 10/19/2017

Synca Wellness - Massage chair "CirC"

Synca Wellness Launches Their Premium Japanese Brand Synca Wellness in North America

Date: Oct 19, 2017
Source: Synca Wellness

COMPTON, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 – Synca Wellness launched its first premium branded massage chair – The CirC. Synca Wellness is based out of Osaka, Japan and produces premier, high-end, health and wellness products. The CIRC, the first in the line of many Synca creations is a premium, small platform, SL-Track massage chair designed for all adults.

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New Hotel “Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower” Opens in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

| Aichi News, News, Travel and Tourism News | 10/19/2017

Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower - Logo

Prince Hotels Opens New Hotel in Japan’s Third Largest City, Nagoya, Where Japanese History and Culture Abound

Date: Oct 18, 2017
Source: PRINCE HOTELS, INC.

TOKYOPRINCE HOTELS, INC. (Head office: Toshima-ku, Tokyo; President, Shigeyoshi Akasaka) opened a new hotel, “Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower,” on Monday, October 2, 2017 in Nagoya, Japan, the country’s third largest city.

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Shinkowa Pharmaceutical Start to Distribute the World’s First Supplements Containing β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN)

| Beauty & Fashion, Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 10/19/2017

NMN PURE 3000

Shinkowa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Distributor of the World’s First Supplements Containing β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN), Has Begun World-Wide Distribution of the Special Products “NMN PURE 3000″ and “NMN PURE 1500″

Date: Oct 18, 2017
Source: Shinkowa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

TOKYOShinkowa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. sells the first ever original supplements and cosmetics containing β-nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) under the “MIRAILAB” supplement brand and the “MIRAIDA” cosmetic brand, respectively. The company has begun world-wide distribution of the special supplement products “NMN PURE 3000″ and “NMN PURE 1500″, which contain high doses of NMN.

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REI Adventures Provides New Route “Japan Hiking – Kumano Kodo & Nakasendo” 11-Day Trek

| Kyoto News, News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 10/18/2017

REI Adventures Japan Hiking - Kumano Kodo & Nakasendo: Ancient tradition meets modern life on this 11-day trekking excursion from Kyoto to Tokyo.

REI Adventures Launches New Destinations, Expands its Easy Active and Signature Camping Offerings

Date: Oct 17, 2017
Source: REI

- Largest expansion of new trips in the travel company’s history with hiking, cycling, kayaking, multisport, safari and snowshoeing itineraries to classic and emerging locations -

SEATTLE, Oct. 17, 2017 – REI Adventures, the active travel company part of national outdoor co-op REI, is launching 20 trips, bringing the total for the year to more than 40 new itineraries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. The industry leader is also formally introducing a collection of lower intensity trips to meet the diverse interests and abilities of its broadening traveler base.

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Tokyo and Kyoto is selected “No.1 & No.3 Top Large Cities in the World” with the Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

| Kyoto News, News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 10/18/2017

Night view of Tokyo city

Japanese Cities Of Tokyo And Kyoto Recognized With Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award “#1 & #3 Top Large Cities in the World”

Date: Oct 18, 2017
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Tokyo recognized as the #1 top large city in the world, with a score of 91.35, and Kyoto recognized as the #3 top large city in the world, with a score of 88.98.

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Chance to Win Roundtrip Ticket to Japan! – Taste of Japan

| Events, Foods and Drinks Events & Expo | 10/18/2017

Social Media Campaign Kicks Off with Chance to Win Roundtrip Ticket to Japan and Other Prizes

Social Media Campaign Kicks Off with Chance to Win Roundtrip Ticket to Japan and Other Prizes

Date: Oct 16, 2017
Source: Taste of Japan campaign office

TOKYO, Oct. 16, 2017 – “Taste of Japan” is a website facilitating the dissemination of information on Japanese restaurants and cuisine culture worldwide, including details on Japanese restaurants all over the world, recipes for staple Japanese dishes, and explanations of signature Japanese ingredients.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown to strengthen relations with Japanese companies

| Business & Economy, Reports | 10/14/2017

Oregon Gov Brown and US Amb Hagerty

Governor’s Reception Imperial Hotel

Date: October 11, 2017
Source: Governor Kate Brown / Media Room

Thank you very much for your kind introduction. I am honored to join you here in Tokyo to promote the state of Oregon and celebrate the wonderful friendship we have developed with the people of Japan.

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Global Power City Index 2017: Tokyo is No.3 ranking(→), Osaka is 26th(↓), and Fukuoka is 37th(↓) in 44 cities of world

| Ranking, Reports | 10/12/2017

The Global Power City Index 2017 - World Map

London, New York and Tokyo Remain the World’s Most Attractive Cities

Date: Oct 12, 2017
Source: Mori Memorial Foundation

44 of the world’s cities ranked in The Mori Memorial Foundation’s GPCI 2017 Report

TOKYO – London, New York, and Tokyo were again named as the most comprehensively attractive cities in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2017 report published today by The Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies, a research institute established by Mori Building, a leading urban developer in Tokyo.

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Japan stocks hit 21-Year High and market expectations PM Shinzo Abe will prevail in election

| Economy & Markets News, News | 10/12/2017

Tokyo-Building

Nikkei hits another 21-year closing high

Date: Oct 12, 2017
Source: Jiji Press

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The benchmark Nikkei average rose further and marked a fresh 21-year closing high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Thursday, boosted by Wall Street’s overnight advance.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 73.45 points, or 0.35 percent, to end at 20,954.72, the best finish since Nov. 29, 1996. The key market gauge extended its winning streak to an eighth session after climbing 57.76 points on Wednesday.

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Japan’s NEDO Collaborate with US’s DOE to Accelerate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

| Energy News, News | 10/10/2017

NEDO and US DOE - Logo

NEDO and DOE Announced Collaboration to Accelerate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Date: October 10, 2017
Source: NEDO

NEDO and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announce a collaboration on hydrogen and fuel cell data sharing of safety research and development to accelerate progress towards mutual goals, including energy security, resilience, and economic growth.

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Canadian Mayor Bonnie Crombie expect Japanese companies for local economic development

| Business & Economy, Reports | 10/09/2017

Mississauga's Mayor Bonnie Crombie brought her "State of the City" address to the members of the Mississauga Board of Trade during a MBOT lunch at the Mississauga Convention Centre Tuesday. Sept 19, 2017. - Rob Beintema/Metroland

Q&A: Mayor Bonnie Crombie shares what happened on trade mission to Japan

Date: Oct 6, 2017
Source: www.mississauga.com by Rachael Williams

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie admits she was surprised to see her face in two Japanese daily newspapers when she arrived in Nagoya for an economic development mission.

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Automotive parts suppliers DENSO invests $1 billion in Maryville, Tennessee for future of mobility

| Aichi News, News, Transportation News | 10/08/2017

Denso - Logo

DENSO invests 1 billion dollars in U.S. automotive manufacturing to produce the future of mobility

Date: Oct. 6, 2017
Source: DENSO

– Investment advances U.S. role in crafting the future of electrification and safety technology, creates 1,000+ jobs in Tennessee –

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, is expanding its U.S. footprint with a $1 billion investment in its Maryville, Tennessee location.

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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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