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Tagawa Sangyo Co., Ltd. is Japan’s leading manufacturer of lime plaster "Japanese Shikkui" products, researcher of sustainable building materials, and int...

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Kyushu Nanotec Optics Co., Ltd. – Manufacturing of Liquid Crys...

Kyushu Nanotec Optics produce functional film sheet, and related products. What is functional film sheet? Functional film sheet can electronically con...

Japan capital investment up for 4th quarter

Japan corporate capital investment topped $121 bil. in Q1 of this ye...

Japan capital investment up for 4th quarter Date: Jun 2, 2014 Source: NHK World Japanese companies are putting more money into equipment and machiner...

NSSC FW Series - World\'s first stainless steel

Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corporation – Prod...

NSSC, the largest stainless steel manufacturer in Japan, was established in October 2003 through the consolidation of the stainless steel divisions of Nip...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) observing an artefact at the Japan Creative Centre.

Different mutual exchanges in the area of art crafts between Japan a...

Art crafts exchanges will contribute to ASEAN, Japan ties: Abe Date: May 31, 2014 Source: Channel NewsAsia Different mutual exchanges in the area of ...

Taiseiplas - Joining technology for automatic insertion of metal injection mold to automatic feeding/disconnect of resin mold product assembly and injection of different resins

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Business Lines: Researche, development and sales for synthetic resin treatment, and original equipments. Provision of expertise and technology rel...

Record rise for summer bonuses 2014

Record rise for summer bonuses this year in Japan. Bonus per worker ...

Record rise for summer bonuses this year Date: May 29, 2014 Source: NHK World Many big companies in Japan will hand out bigger employee bonuses thi...

Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd. - Ankle Joint Prosthesis

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Nakashima Medical entered into the new field of "joint replacement" by making use of the processing technology it has applied to marine equipment for over...

Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda and Mitsubishi Motors

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi Motors established the charging...

4 major carmakers set up charging company Date: May 27, 2014 Source: NHK World Japan's 4 major carmakers have jointly set up an electric-car charging...

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. - 0.05 mm Thick Glass

Japan glass maker develops world’s thinnest sheet float glass ...

AGC Succeeds in Rolling SPOOLTM, a 0.05 mm-thick Sheet Glass - Resulting in a 1,150 mm-wide, 100 m-long roll of the world's thinnest float glass Date: Ma...

Restaurant Sales Report Apr

Japan Restaurant sales were up 2.3% in April from the same month las...

Restaurant sales rose 2.3% in April Date: May 26, 2014 Source: NHK World Restaurant chains across Japan brushed off the impact of the April consumpti...

Vegetable Factory Business - Oji Green Resources Co.

In Japan, vegetable factories market size is expected to reach 15.2 ...

Japan: More firms entering vegetable factory business Date: Apr 29, 2014 Source: Fresh Plaza AIZUWAKAMATSU, Japan — An increasing number of companies...

Photo: The Yomiuri Shimbun - New Daichi satellite put into orbit

Japan H-2A rocket was successfully launched with observation satelli...

New Daichi satellite put into orbit Date: May 24, 2014 Source: The Japan News TANEGASHIMA, Kagoshima (Jiji Press)—An H-2A rocket was successfully lau...

Asahi Glass Co. developed lightweight solar panel is reduced 50% wei...

AGC Unveils Lightjoule, an Ultra-lightweight Solar Panel - With the use of Leoflex™, the panel weight reduced by nearly 50% Date: May 23, 2014 Source: A...

Hitachi High-Tech and Air Water Inc.

Hitachi High-Tech and Air Water Inc., establish joint venture for L...

Joint Venture Established for Manufacture and Sales of LNG Shipping Containers in North America Date: May 20, 2014 Source: Hitachi High-Technologies Cor...

Air Water Inc. - Industrial Gas Business

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Air Water was established in 1929, based on gas such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and acetylene for industrial and medical applications. We've been expandi...

Air Water Plant & Engineering Inc. - Compact Nitrogen Gas Generator

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FAIN-Biomedical Inc. - EVE

FAIN-Biomedical Inc. – Comprehensive Endovascular Surgery Simu...

Simulating Vascular Diseases Treatment The result of 20 years of joint research between engineers and physicians, the Endovascular Evaluator is a tai...

GB Engineering Enterprises Private Limited and Plantec Inc

Indian boiler manufacturing company formed joint venture with Japane...

City-based manufacturer enters JV with Japanese company Date: May 19, 2014 Source: The Hindu The GB Engineering Enterprises Private Limited, a boiler...

PLANTEC Inc. - Vertical Combustor

PLANTEC Inc. – Manufacturing of incineration plant and flue ga...

Since its establishment in 1967, PLANTEC INC. have created many original technologies regarding incineration plant and flue gas treatment systems through ...

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research

Sanford-Burnham and Daiichi Sankyo are teaming up with to develop dr...

Sanford-Burnham, Japanese firm to study metabolic drugs Date: May 20, 2014 Source: Orlando Sentinel - By Scott Powers Scientists at Sanford-Burnham M...

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NEC provides Russia's largest fixed-line telephone carrier with the iPASOLINK EX compact microwave communications system Date: May 21, 2014 Source: NEC ...

Nittoh Sangyo Co., Ltd. - Shiki Goyomi

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Yuki Precision Co., Ltd. - Honycomb

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Takeda Shokai Co., Ltd. - Metal Recycling

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Takeda Shokai collects and separates scrap iron from steel manufacturers, returning metals to the market and thereby contributing to the circulation of li...

Assistive Vehicles

Japanese automakers stepping up sales of assistive vehicles

Automakers stepping up sales of assistive vehicles Date: May 18, 2014 Source: NHK World Japanese auto firms are stepping up efforts on vehicles desig...

NEC - Renewable Energy: Energy Storage System

Japanese electronics maker NEC to expand largest renewable energy st...

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Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Japan most popular skin care product “Cure Natural Aqua Gel...

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OHKI Co., Ltd. - Tea Dripbag Filter

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Japanese drink maker plans to launch children’s time-capsule c...

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Japan’s economy grew at the fastest pace since 2011 in the first qua...

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Japanese steel bridge manufacturer Komaihaltec Inc. gets tailwind from midsize turbine business

| Chiba News, Energy News, Green Business News | 09/23/2014

Wind turbines generate electricity at Komaihaltec's plant in Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture.

Komaihaltec gets tailwind from midsize turbine business
Date: Sep 23, 2014
Source: Nikkei Asian Review – by TAKAHISA MIWA

TOKYO — Bridge and steel frame manufacturer Komaihaltec has caught wind of a new market opportunity, selling midsize wind turbines for use in mountainous regions, remote islands and other areas where power supplies are inadequate.

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Google Helps Japanese Game Makers Expand Overseas

| Science and Technology News | 09/23/2014

2014 Tokyo Game Show

Google Helps Japanese Game Makers Expand Overseas – Nation of Gaming Fans Hope to Bring Domestic Hits to New Audiences
Date: Sep 18, 2014
Source: The Wall Street JournalBy ERIC PFANNER And MAYUMI NEGISHI

CHIBA, Japan—Japanese game developers have built a $6 billion industry, the world’s largest, by helping the nation’s mobile-phone users pass time during breaks or on the subway with such local hits as “White Cat Project” and “Monster Strike“.

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Japanese Multinational Imaging Company, Ricoh Launches 3D Printing Related Business

| Science and Technology News | 09/20/2014

Ricoh - Logo

Tokyo, September 8, 2014 –Ricoh Company, Ltd. today announced the launch of an additive manufacturing business (AM Business) centered on 3D printers. Through this new business, Ricoh will sell 3D printers and its associated output service directly to manufacturing customers, as well as provide consulting services to these customers using first-hand knowledge and experience.

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BioJapan 2014 World Business Forum in Yokohama, Japan

| Events, Kanagawa Events & Expo, Science and Technology Events & Expo | 09/20/2014

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BioJapan 2014 World Business Forum
Date: Oct 15(Wed)–17(Fri), 2014
Time: 10:00am-17:00pm (8:30- Partnering)
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
Organizer: BioJapan Organizing Committee
Contact: Tel +81-3-3219-3565 / Fax +81-3-3219-3628
E-mail: biojapan@ics-inc.co.jp
Official Website: www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/

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Fukuoka Gov. expect a lot [from FCVs] in terms of revitalising Fukuoka’s local economy

| Energy News, Fukuoka News, Green Business News, Kyushu News, Science and Technology News | 09/19/2014

Fukuoka Gov. Hiroshi Ogawa, right, visits an FCV exhibition on Aug. 19 in Fukuoka.

Fuel-cell cars to hit market in ’15
Date: Sep 13, 2014
Source: The Japan News by Naoki Ogawa and Hajime Yamagishi
Fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), which use hydrogen and have zero emissions, will soon be on the market. Toyota Motor Corp. is scheduled to release the “ultimate eco-friendly cars” by the end of this fiscal year, which ends on 31 March.

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Fukuoka sister city, Oakland’s fifth-graders attend 26th Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka, Japan

| Culture and Society News, Fukuoka News, Kyushu News | 09/19/2014

Oakland fifth-graders attend convention in Japan

Oakland fifth-graders attend convention in Japan
Date: Sep 2, 2014
Source: Contra Costa Times

OAKLAND — Four Oakland fifth-graders and their chaperone participated in the 26th annual Asian Pacific Children’s Convention, which was held July 10-24 in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Hakata ramen house, Ippudo succeeded beyond wildest dreams. It has 40 international outlets

| Foods and Drinks News, Fukuoka News, Kyushu News | 09/19/2014

Ippudo - Akamaru Shinaji Ramen

Ramen in the wind
Date: Sep 14, 2014
Source: The Nation – by Pattarawadee Saengmanee

YOU CAN recognise the recently opened Japanese restaurant Ippudo at Central Embassy by the queue outside the door. No matter the time of day, hungry customers happily stand in line to savour a bowl of authentic Hakata-style ramen by Shigemi Kawahara, the man also known as the Ramen King.

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Michelin Guide Fukuoka and Saga now available online in English

| Foods and Drinks News, Fukuoka News, News, Saga News | 09/18/2014

Michelin Guide Fukuoka and Saga Online

Michelin Guide Fukuoka now available online in English
Date: Sep 12, 2014
Source: AFP-Relaxnews

FUKUOKA, Sept 12 — Foodies worldwide can now browse the restaurants of the special-edition Michelin Guide to the Japanese city, which was published exclusively in the local language last July.

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Small and Medium Enterprise techno fair in Kyushu 2014

| Events, Kyushu Events & Expo, Science and Technology Events & Expo | 09/18/2014

Small and Medium Enterprise techno fair in Kyushu 2014 - Banner

Small and Medium Enterprise Techno Fair in Kyushu 2014
Date: Oct 8(Wed)-10(Fri) 2014
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Venue: West Japan General Exhibition Center Annex
Organizer: West Japan Industry and Trade Convention Association
Contact: TEL : +81-93-511-6800 / FAX : +81-93-521-8845
E-mail: ueno@convention-a.jp
Official Website: http://www.kyushu-tf.com

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Panasonic’s Automated Driving Technologies

| Transportation News | 09/16/2014

Panasonic - 21st ITS World Congress 2014 - 03

Panasonic Showcases Automated Driving Technologies and Systems Using Big Data at the 21st ITS World Congress 2014
Date: Sep 15, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Leading global systems-solutions provider Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America has exhibited and demonstrated a range of advanced technologies that support automated and connected vehicles at the 2014 Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress (ITS), held at Cobo Center in Detroit, U.S.

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Japan conducted world’s first surgery to implant “iPS” stem cells to restore human sight

| Sports and Health News | 09/13/2014

iPS cell treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

World’s 1st iPS transplant performed
Date: Sep 12, 2014
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

KOBE (Jiji Press) — A team led by RIKEN researcher Masayo Takahashi performed a transplant of retina cells on Friday on a woman suffering from an eye disease, in the world’s first clinical study using induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells.

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Japan’s baby product maker, Pigeon, is expanding to overseas with using experience in Japan

| Economy & Markets News | 09/07/2014

Pigeon's baby products are now sold across China

Japan’s baby goods giant Pigeon sees record profit for fifth year on overseas success
Date: Sep 7, 2014
Source: Nikkei – by TSUYOSHI MINAMI

TOKYO — Pigeon, one of Japan’s top makers of baby products, is expanding to the Middle East and Africa in addition to growing its existing markets in Western countries and Asia.

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East Japan Railway has strong intention to bid for high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles

| Transportation News | 09/05/2014

East Japan Railway Company - Bullet Train

JR East to bid for California rail project
Date: Sep 4, 2014
Source: NHK World

The chairman of East Japan Railway has expressed his strong intention to bid for a high-speed rail system in California.

The super-express rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles is expected to be completed by 2029. The bidding is due to take place later this year.

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Japanese water treatment company, Kurita Water Industries, was successfully developed new materials for lithium-ion batteries

| Green Business News | 09/04/2014

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. - Logo

Kurita Announces the Strengthening of its Business in the Energy Field by Making Use of the Clathrate Compound Technology it has Cultivated in Water Treatment
– Successfully Developing New Materials and Entering the Lithium Ion Battery Field

Date: Sep 4, 2014
Source: Kurita Water Industries Ltd.

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Head Office: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Toshiyuki Nakai) is pleased to announce its successful development of new materials to improve the safety of lithium ion batteries by making use of the clathrate compound technology* of chemicals that it has cultivated in water treatment.

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17th Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo Osaka (DMS Osaka)

| Design and Manufacturing Events & Expo, Osaka Events & Expo | 09/03/2014

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17th Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo Osaka (DMS Osaka)
Date: Sep 24(Wed) – 26(Fri), 2014
Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (Last day until 17:00)
Venue: INTEX Osaka
Organizer: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Official Website: www.dms-kansai.jp/en/

Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo Osaka (DMS Osaka) is Western Japan’s largest exhibition gathering all kinds of IT solutions such as CAD, CAE, ERP, production systems. DMS Osaka attracts a significant number of professionals from design, development, production engineering, and information systems departments, who are looking to buy solutions for their businesses.

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Japan’s high-tech venture MIRAISENS unveils “touchable 3D imagery” technology

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 09/01/2014

MIRAISENS - Virtual Reality 3D-Haptic Device

Creating New Digital Business of the “Bodily Sensation” by amazing 3D-Haptics Technology
Date: Sep 1, 2014
Source: MIRAISENS, Inc.

MIRAISENS, Inc.” (Head Office: Tsukuba-city, Ibaraki prefecture, CEO: Natsuo KODA ) which is a AIST Technology Transfer Venture, has developed the world’s first “3D-Haptics Technology” which realizes real experience of tactile feeling and kinesthetic feeling by digital technology as if touching physical objects.

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Japan to invest $34 billion for India’s infrastructure projects

| International Cooperation Reports | 09/01/2014

Japan and India

Japan to Double Investment in India Within 5 Years
Date: Sep 1, 2014
Source: The Wall Street Journal – By Mitsuru Obe

TOKYO—Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe set an ambitious goal of doubling Japanese investment and the number of Japanese companies in India within five years, as part of an effort by the two countries to strengthen economic and security ties.

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Japan to start “Green Hospitals” project to aim 35% energy-saving effect and CO2 emission reduction in Vietnam

| Energy News, Green Business News, International Cooperation Reports | 09/01/2014

Japan's Green Hospitals Project in Vietnam

Demonstrating “Green Hospitals” in Vietnam – Aiming for 35% Energy-Saving Effect with Energy Efficient Air Conditioning and Energy Management System
Date: Aug 26, 2014
Source: NEDO

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will launch a demonstration project that will introduce about 1,000 energy efficient inverter air conditioners (ACs) and energy management systems to achieve energy efficiency for two hospitals in Vietnam, one in Hanoi and the other in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Japan Govt start to develop robot wheelchairs to read minds and moving automatically

| Health & Beauty, Sports and Health News | 08/31/2014

Robot Wheelchairs - Yomiuri Shimbun

Robot wheelchairs would read users’ minds
Date: Aug 30, 2014
Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said it aims to start a project to develop “robot wheelchairs,” which detect the user’s intentions from their brain waves and automatically move in line with the user’s will.

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Japanese business delegation visits Ethiopia to explore business opportunities

| Economy & Markets News | 08/31/2014

Ethiopia

Japanese business delegation visits Ethiopia
Date: Aug 29, 2014
Source: NHK World

A group of Japanese business people and government officials has visited Ethiopia to explore opportunities in the East African country. The delegation of about 50 people includes representatives of trading companies and manufacturers.

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Fujifilm vs Ebola: Japan giants turn hands to medicine

| International Cooperation Reports | 08/31/2014

Fujifilm Logo

Fujifilm vs Ebola: Japan giants turn hands to medicine
Date: Aug 31, 2014
Source: AFP

Tokyo (AFP) – When Japan announced it was ready to supply a new drug to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, one unusual detail emerged — it would be made by Fujifilm.

The company synonymous with cameras and photobooths said it could start producing Avigan, which has been approved in Japan to treat the flu but which scientists think also could crimp the vicious illness.

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16th Gourmet & Dining Style Show Autumn 2014 in Tokyo

| Foods and Drinks Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 08/31/2014

Gourmet & Dining Style Show - Concept

16th Gourmet & Dining Style Show Autumn 2014
Dates: Sep 3(Wed)-5(Fri), 2014
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall 3
Organizer: Business Guide-Sha, Inc.
Show Scale: 150 exhibitors with 30,000 visitors
Admission Fee: Free of Charge (admission is by invitation)
Official Website: www.gourmetdiningstyleshow.com

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Japan Govt plans to start 4K and 8K television for Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016

| Science and Technology News | 08/31/2014

8K Super Hi-Vision TV

Tests of 4K, 8K broadcasts eyed for 2016
Date: Aug 31, 2014
Source: Jiji Press

The government plans to start ultrahigh-definition 4K and 8K television broadcasting on broadcast satellite TV channels on a trial basis in 2016 when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics will be held.

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60 Years History of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) – To support for self-help efforts

| International Cooperation Reports, Reports | 08/22/2014

Japan Flag

Sixty Years of Japanese ODA – Interview with Kimihiro Ishikane
Date: Aug 22, 2014
Source: Highlighting JAPAN – by Tami Kawasaki

This year marks sixty years of Japanese official development assistance (ODA). Kimihiro Ishikane, Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spoke about the history of Japanese ODA, the bonds it has forged between Japan and other countries, and what direction it should take in the future.

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Japanese Oil Firms Discovered Oil in Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c Offshore Southern Vietnam

| Energy News | 08/21/2014

Vietnam Oil - Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c

Discovery of Gas and Condensate Offshore Southern Vietnam – Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c
Date: Aug 21, 2014
Source: Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.

Idemitsu Oil & Gas Co., Ltd. (Operator, President: Kosuke Tsuji), JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (President & CEO: Shunsaku Miyake) and Teikoku Oil (Con Son) Co., Ltd. (President: Kenji Kawano) are pleased to announce the discovery of gas and condensate at the fourth well in Blocks 05-1b and 05-1c offshore southern Vietnam.

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Japan receives record 1.27 mil foreign visitors in July. 26.6% up from last July

| Travel and Tourism News | 08/20/2014

foreign visitors jul 2014

Japan receives record foreign visitors in July
Date: Aug 20, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japanese government officials say nearly 1.27 million foreign tourists visited Japan in July. The figure marked a record for a one-month period, topping the 1.23 million set this April.

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Isuzu’s diesel engines can be customized to “customer’s exact requirements”

| Transportation News | 08/20/2014

Isuzu 4LE2 Diesel Engine T4F

Isuzu takes high-level approach to T4F solutions
Date: Aug 19, 2014
Source: SAE International

Depending on which off-highway engine manufacturer you’re talking to, it is either an advantage that its teams of engineers design specifically and solely for the off-highway industry, or it is an advantage that its teams of engineers design for both the on- and off-highway industries.

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Business hotel operator, Toyoko Inn, plans to open hotels in Germany, France and possibly US

| Travel and Tourism News | 08/20/2014

Toyoko Inn

Toyoko Inn to open business hotels in Europe, US
Date: Aug 21, 2014
Source: Nikkei

TOKYO — As part of its Western expansion, business hotel operator Toyoko Inn plans to open hotels in Germany and France and possibly the U.S.

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Sunrise Inn Iwaki to open in Fukushima after Great East Japan Earthquake

| Travel and Tourism News | 08/19/2014

Sunrise Inn Iwaki - Rooms

Fukushima Hotelier’s Commitment to Local Business Gets Support – Juichiya Company’s Sunrise Inn Iwaki Opens in Iwaki City on August 19 -
Date: Aug 18, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Corporation Disaster Relief Foundation

Local hotelier, Juichiya Company Ltd., opens the doors of Sunrise Inn Iwaki to guests on Tuesday August 19. The opening of this brand new accommodation in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture is being made possible through 50 million yen in loan support from the Mitsubishi Corporation Disaster Relief Foundation (MCDRF).

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Subaru Legacy and Outback received “2014 Top Safety” Award from US Automotive Safety Organization (IIHS)

| Awards and Honors, Reports, Transportation News | 08/19/2014

Subaru Outback 2015

All-New Subaru Legacy and Outback Awarded
IIHS’ Highest Standard of Safety “2014 TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) +”

Date: Aug 20, 2014
Source: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI)

Tokyo, August 20, 2014 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS; a nonprofit organization supported by auto insurers in the US) has awarded the highest standard of safety, 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) along with the highest possible rating of “Superior” for front crash prevention to the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback, equipped with Subaru’s new version of EyeSight driving assist system and sold in the North American region from this July.

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Mitsubishi receive first order for automated unmanned railway system from Brazil

| Transportation News | 08/18/2014

MHI - Automated People Movers

MHI to Construct Automated Unmanned Railway System For São Paulo Metro Line 6 in Brazil – First Order for Railway System from Latin America -
Date: Aug 18, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Tokyo, August 18, 2014 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), in cooperation with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., has received an order from the Concessionária Move São Paulo for the turnkey construction and delivery of the fully automated driverless system for São Paulo Metro Line 6-(Project). The Concessionária Move São Paulo is in charge of the construction and operation of the Project. This is MHI’s first railway systems in Latin America and expected to complete in 2020.

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Japan govt to launch international economic forum for women

| Economy & Markets News | 08/17/2014

Japan Prime Minister Office

Japan to host meeting of global women leaders
Date: Aug 16, 2014
Source: NHK World

The Japanese government is preparing to launch an international economic forum for women next month.

Tokyo will host the 3-day World Assembly for Women beginning September 12. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to attend.

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