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Electronic Products Manufacturer – Sharp Corporation

Sharp Corporation founded in 1912, manufactures and sells electronic communication equipment, electronic equipment, electronic application equipment, and ...

Oh what\'s organic Koshihikari rice 2 kg (made in Ashiya, Fukuoka Prefecture) species from harvesting without agrichemicals, through light

Selected Delicious Japanese Rice from Kyushu – Asagohan Honpo

Asagohan Honpo located in Fukuoka Prefecture, provide healthy and delicious foods produced in Kyushu area such as rice, seaweed, tea, dry food and seasoni...

Lacquer Coating Oval Bento Box

Japanese Traditional Bento Box and Tableware – Maturi no Eemon...

We run production of the lacquerware in production center, Kainan-shi, Wakayama of folkcraft "Kishu lacquerware" from (1930) in 1930. The Kishu lacquerwar...

Akizuki Spa Ryokan Seiryuan - Onsen 3

Akizuki Spa Ryokan “Seiryuan” – Relaxing on the be...

As you pass through the gate, a vast estate of approximately 7939 square meters spreads and you will see a beautiful Japanese garden that fascinates the s...

Automotive parts manufacturer – Hiruta Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Hiruta Kogyo Co., Ltd. established in Okayama prefecture of Japan in 1928, manufactures automotive parts and accessories. The Company develops, manufactur...

Makanai Tea - Japanese Green Tea from Shizuoka Prefecture

We deliver healthy tea and food from Shizuoka to the world. – ...

Tea Life Co., Ltd., was established in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1983. At the time of its establishment, the main business contents were tea bag processing b...

Japan Algae Co., Ltd. - Spirulina & Organic Germanium

Dietary supplement “Spirulina” and “Organic German...

Japan Algae Co., Ltd. is No.1 Spirulina and Organic Germanium manufacturer in Japan. We have been in the market since 1980 and have been manufacturing an...

fcl. Monobee 35W Single Bulb HID conversion kit

HID & LED Lighting System for Automotive – fcl. HID LED S...

fcl. headquarter and warehouse are located in Hiroshima, Japan. We have provided quality products at reasonable prices. fcl. entered the field of automoti...

Stuffed Cat

Japanese Handmade Stuffed Animal Store – NINI & QUINO

We have an office in the old capital of Japan, Kyoto, and hand making cute stuffed animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, ferrets, bears and pand...

Honjien Co., Ltd. - Japanese Tea

We’ve been delivering Matcha, Gyokuro, Sencha and other Japane...

Our offices and store are located in Okayama, Japan. Founded in 1931, we are an established dealer in tea and tea utensils. We have a strong record of pe...

Seiko - Artisans of charcoal-grilled coffee 50 bags on fs04gm

Seiko Coffee Co., Ltd. – We deliver fresh roasted coffee from ...

Seiko Coffee hopes to serve fresh and tasty coffee to everyone. Seiko Coffee is based in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, started coffee business from ...

Kyoto Arashiyama Onsen Kadensho - Onsen

Kyoto Arashiyama Onsen Kadensho – Best Private Hot Spring Hote...

An inn at the tourist spot of Mount Arashi (Arashiyama), which is about 30 min from Kyoto Station. This ryokan has a strong traditional Japanese ambiance ...

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Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation founded in 1946, is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the ...

THE LUIGANS Spa and Resort - Photos

THE LUIGANS Spa and Resort – Fukuoka’s Luxury Resort Hot...

A luxury resort surrounded by sky, forest and blue ocean. THE LUICANS Spa & Resort is located in the middle of “Uminonakamichi Seaside Park” along the co...

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Japanese hair care product “Botanist” is brought great r...

BOTANIST is a Japanese hair care product and it's receiving recognition as one of the top ranking products in Japan, North America and France. They are al...

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Leader in digital imaging solutions – Canon

Canon Inc. founded in 1933, is a multinational corporation specialized in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, ...

TOTO - Washlet S300e

TOTO Ltd. – World’s largest toilet manufacturer

The world's largest toilet manufacturer, TOTO Ltd. was founded in Kitakyushu in 1917. TOTO has sold more than 40 million "Washlets" globally since 1980, c...

01 Yukata for Women - Kimonomachi

Japanese traditional kimonos retailer – Kyoto Kimonomachi

Kyoto Kimonomachi Co., Ltd. located in Kyoto, retails various types of Japanese traditional kimonos nationwide. The Company's main product line are "Tomes...

Chidimi Ori Jinbei - Watanosato

Japanese Traditional “Kurume-Ori(Weave)” Clothing –...

Watanosato, an international sales department of Kuwanoshinkensangyo Co., Ltd. was founded in 1995 in Kurume, Japan, as "Kurume Ori(Weave)" products manuf...

Kimonokyokomachi - Japanese Traditional Kimono

Kimono Kyokomachi – Japanese Traditional Clothing and Crafts

Kimonokyokomachi was established in 2004. We are pleased to offer many products in wide range of pricing and applications; special price for daily use or ...

JR Central - logo

Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central)

Central Japan Railway Company established in 1987, engages in the railway and related businesses in Japan. The company operates through Transportation, Me...

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ORIX Corporation – Providing diversified financial services

ORIX was established in 1964, with capital of 100 million yen as a company of 13 employees to develop the new industry of leasing in Japan. Now, the compa...

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NTT Data Corporation

NTT Data Corporation is a system integration company and a partially-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT). Headquartered in Tokyo, wit...

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Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic Corporation founded in 1918, is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers and B2B bu...

Work gloves - Wincess Corp

Industrial work glove manufacturer – Wincess Corporation

Wincess Corp is established in 1961 as a working glove manufacture in Kagawa, Japan. At the beginning of 1990's, we sifted our main prodution lines to sub...

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Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) – Tokyo Headquarters...

JETRO is a government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world. Originally establish...

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering offers reliable technologies gained from engineering synergies realized within Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group. ...

I-Medex: Bioelectrode Products

I-Medex Co., Ltd. – Manufacturing of bioelectrode products suc...

I-Medex Co., Ltd. has over 25 years of experience and business results that continued to make a bioelectrode for medical. We have designing know-how of ot...

Murase Inc. – Rice Granola 3 kinds of flavors

Murase Inc. – Rice Granola made with 100% Japanese rice

We manufacturer and sell agricultural products such as rice and rice processed products, sells rice, wheat, and also manages restaurants for enjoy our pro...

Shochiku-Logo

Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Shochiku Co., Ltd. was founded in 1895, is movie studio and production company for kabuki. Shochiku Co., Ltd. also engages in stage presentation, televisi...

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NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation founded in 1899 is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By prov...

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Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd.

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehen...

Ishibashiya Co., Ltd. – Konjac noodles are easy to eat and hea...

Ishibashiya Co., Ltd. makes konjac with the unique manufacturing method called "Bata-Neri". There are few companies manufacture by this production techn...

Nishiyama Seimen – Traditional Sapporo Ramen Noodle

Nishiyama Seimen started with one small shop in 1953. Since then, we have cooperated with our ramen shop owners to help make Sapporo ramen a part of Sap...

Shimadaya Corp – Japanese Noodle Manufacturer since 1950

Shimadaya Corporation was formed in 1949 and started manufacturing noodles in 1950. We produce and sells variety type of noodles such as Udon, Soba, Ram...

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World’s first blue chrysanthemums through gene engineering

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 08/04/2017

A blue transgenic Taihei chrysanthemum. Scientists modified two genes to create the "true blue" flower. (Naonobu Noda/NARO)

World’s first blue chrysanthemums through gene engineering

Also under development: fragrant moss, non-wilting flowers, glow-in-the-dark weeds

Date: July 26, 2017
Source: The Mercury News By LISA M. KRIEGER

A flower is one of nature’s most beautiful creations — but gene engineers think they can make it even better.

For the first time, Japanese researchers have turned chrysanthemums’ naturally pink or red booms into true blue — an unattainable holy grail of the flower world.

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Japan Companies Nearly Triple On The 2017 Forbes Asia “Best Under A Billion” List

| Economy & Markets News, News | 08/03/2017

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Japan Companies Nearly Triple On The 2017 Forbes Asia “Best Under A Billion” List

Date: July 28, 2017
Source: Forbes

SINGAPORE (July 27, 2017) – Japan nearly tripled its presence on the 2017 Forbes Asia’s “Best Under A Billion” list with 38 out of top 200 publicly-traded companies in the Asia-Pacific region, up from 13 last year. 119 companies are new on this year’s list. The full list can be found here and in the latest issue of Forbes Asia.

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CG Woman Selling Beer In A Japanese Supermarket

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 08/03/2017

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CG Woman Selling Beer In A Japanese Supermarket

Date: July 28, 2017
Source: Kotaku by Brian Ashcraft

If you’ve ever been to a supermarket in Japan, you’ll know that throughout the store, there are people offering free samples and prompting various products. They are real flesh and blood humans. This Asahi beer salesperson is not.

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Japanese firms provides technology training to researcher from Asia

| News, Science and Technology News | 08/02/2017

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Japanese firms provides technology training to researcher from Asia

Date: July 27, 2017
Source: Deccan Chronicle

Tokyo (Japan), July 27 (ANI): Many Japanese international companies are actively employing overseas personnel. At the NEC central R&D center, under the theme of creating promising and valuable solutions for the various needs of society, advanced research is conducted.

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Nikon proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 25, 2017

| Awards and Honors, Reports | 08/01/2017

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Nikon proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 25, 2017

Date: July 25, 2017
Source: nikon.com

Founded in 1917, Nikon began as a manufacturer of precision optical glass.

In 1925, the company expanded into optical instruments, introducing the world’s first microscope with a revolving nosepiece and interchangeable objectives — JOICO. Since then, Nikon microscopes have helped to advance science and technology all over the world, such as playing a key role in recent Nobel Prize winning stem cell discoveries.

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Japanese miso manufacturer “Marukome” produces organic miso powder in collaboration with model Miranda Kerr

| Foods and Drinks News, News | 07/30/2017

Miranda Kerr - Marukome Miso

Japanese company produces organic miso powder in collaboration with model Miranda Kerr

Date: July 20, 2017
Source: Sora News24 By Oona McGee

If you asked Japanese people on the street to name one of their favourite models from overseas, chances are that Australian beauty Miranda Kerr would be on that list.

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Miso Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027

| Foods and Drinks Reports, Reports | 07/30/2017

Miso and Soybeans

Miso Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027

Date: July 29, 2017
Source: Future Market Insights

Miso is produced by fermenting soybean, rice, barley, or other ingredients with fungus Aspergillus oryzae and salt. It is a traditional seasoning in Japan used for miso soup, pickling vegetables or meats, and sauces and spreads. Miso is high in minerals, vitamins, and protein, therefore it is a preference food for health consciousness people.

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To Lure Wine Lovers, Sake Makers Learn It’s All About Rice

| Foods and Drinks Reports, Reports | 07/29/2017

Nanbu-Bijin Brewery’s Awasake Sparkling, left, at Isetan Shinjuku Store.Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

To Lure Wine Lovers, Sake Makers Learn It’s All About Rice

Date: July 24, 2017
Source: Bloomberg By Aya Takada and Hiromi Horie

Brewery executive Kosuke Kuji brought his best sake to a New York booze showcase 16 years ago hoping to promote high-end Japanese rice wine to a new generation of sophisticated foreign drinkers. They were a little disappointed.

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German chemical company Henkel opens composites test center in Kanagawa, Japan

| Kanagawa News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 07/29/2017

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Henkel opens composites test center in Japan

Date: July 24, 2017
Source: CompositesWorld By JEFF SLOAN

The Henkel Composite Lab, in Isogo-ku, will allow automotive suppliers to develop and test production-ready composite materials and manufacturing processes.

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Japanese start-up “CureApp” to help smokers kick the habit

| Health & Beauty, Reports | 07/28/2017

CureApp Smoking Cessation

Japanese app to help smokers kick the habit

Date: July 24, 2017
Source: The National by Richard Smith

A Tokyo start-up has invented a revolutionary aid to kicking the smoking habit and has attracted investments the company will use for expansion.

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Japan’s cosmetics shipments top record – Makeup exports, shopping by tourists underpinned increase

| Beauty & Fashion, News | 07/27/2017

Foreign tourists hunt for cosmetics at a drugstore in Osaka.

Japan’s cosmetics shipments top record

Date: June 14, 2017
Source: Nekkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Shipments by Japan’s cosmetics makers rose 1.2% to a record 1.52 trillion yen ($13.8 billion) in 2016, aided by rising exports and robust demand from foreign visitors.

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The goodness of matcha tea – Matcha’s USP is that it contains lots of phytonutrients and flavonoids

| Foods and Drinks Reports, Reports | 07/27/2017

Matcha tea is considered better than green tea in all respects because of its higher antioxidant levels. Photo: iStockphoto

The goodness of matcha tea

Matcha’s USP is that it contains lots of phytonutrients and flavonoids that help neutralize free radicals and provides protection against heart disease, hypertension and cancer

Date: July 25, 2017
Source: live mint by Kavita Devgan

The world over many java enthusiasts are ditching coffee and green tea in favour of matcha tea, a cup of which is believed to pack nutrients equivalent to 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea.

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Super Mario cosmetics are coming to Japan – seriously

| Beauty & Fashion, News | 07/26/2017

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Super Mario cosmetics are coming to Japan – seriously

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: The Next Web – by RACHEL KASER

Japanese cosmetics maker Shu Uemura recently revealed a holiday beauty line patterned after — of all things — the Super Mario Bros games. It’s the crossover you never wanted and never expected, and it’ll be out in Japan in November.

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Japanese Cosmetic Giants Target Millennials Through Acquisitions

| Beauty & Fashion, News | 07/25/2017

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

Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel

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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Japan and EU reach free trade deal (FTA)

| 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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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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