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NYK Line Build Japan’s First LNG-Fueled Tugboat with Dual Fuel Engine

| Manufacturing and Production | 08/08/2014

NYK LINE - LNG fueled tugboat

NYK to Build Japan’s First LNG-Fueled Tug
Date: Dec 24, 2013
Source: NYK Line

NYK will build a tugboat 1 featuring a dual fuel engine 2 that can be powered by either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or heavy oil. Other than LNG carriers, this tugboat will be the first building in Japan of an LNG-fueled vessel.

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Second largest Japanese life insurance company, Nippon Life start selling first Japan stock fund in India

| Manufacturing and Production | 08/05/2014

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Nippon Life to sell Japan stock fund in India
Date: Aug 3, 2014
Source: NHK World

India’s rich are increasingly looking for new ways to invest their money as the country’s economy continues to expand. To tap this growing demand, Japan’s leading life insurer is launching a mutual fund to be sold in India that focuses on Japanese stocks.

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INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic collaborate to accelerate development and early commercialization of OLED display panels

| Manufacturing and Production | 08/05/2014

JOLED Inc. - Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Japan Display Inc., Sony Corporation, Panasonic

INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc. – A new integrated company in organic light-emitting diode display panels
Date: Jul 31, 2014
Source: Sony Corporation

Tokyo, July 31, 2014 — Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (“INCJ”), Japan Display Inc. (“JDI”), Sony Corporation (“Sony”), and Panasonic Corporation (“Panasonic”) announced today that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. (“JOLED”), to integrate Sony and Panasonic’s R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode (“OLED”) display panels.

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Sony commence selling in-house developed “SORPLAS™” flame-retardant recycled plastic material

| Green Business News, Manufacturing and Production | 08/04/2014

Sony - Sorplas

Sony commences external sales of SORPLAS™ flame-retardant recycled plastic material that achieves high durability and heat resistance, and comprises up to 99% recycled content
Date: Aug 4, 2014
Source: Sony Corporation

Tokyo, Japan — August 4, 2014 – Sony Corporation (“Sony“) today announced that from the beginning of October 2014, it will commence selling its flame-retardant recycled plastic, SORPLAS™ (Sustainable Oriented Recycled Plastic) outside the Sony Group, and will offer this product to a wide variety of manufacturing business operators such as consumer electronics retailers, both within Japan and abroad.

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Mitsubisi Receives Order for Three Automated People Mover (APM) Systems at Orlando International Airport

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 07/14/2014

Mitsubishi - APM System

MHI Receives Order for Three Automated People Mover (APM) Systems at Orlando International Airport
Date: Jul 17, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Tokyo, July 17, 2014 — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), with the cooperation of Sumitomo Corporation, has received an order to design, build, operate, and maintain three separate Automated People Mover (APM) systems at the Orlando International Airport (OIA) in Orlando, Florida, to be completed in 2018. With this fifth order, MHI will have seven Airport APM systems in the United States.

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Japanese 7-Eleven convenience store expand to Dubai, first in Middle East

| Manufacturing and Production | 06/17/2014

7-Eleven, Seven & I Holdings

7-Eleven to open in Dubai next year, first in Middle East
Date: Jun 17, 2017
Source: The National – By Sananda Sahoo

A convenience fixture around the world and in popular culture, name-checked in a U2 song and parodied on Grand Theft Auto, 7-Eleven will now launch in the UAE next year.

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Japanese house maker, electrical maker and automaker have jointly built new demonstration test house

| Manufacturing and Production | 06/16/2014

Smart House - 3 Japanese Firms

Sekisui House, Toshiba and Honda Embody 2020 Lifestyle of the Future with Real-World Smart House
Date: May 21, 2014
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

- Three Companies Conduct Joint Demonstration Testing Toward Practical Applications of Their Smart Community Technologies -

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Japan firms to produce 21% of major components of Boeing Aircraft 777X

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 06/12/2014

Japan Aircraft Industries (JAI) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI); Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI); Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI); ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd. (SMIC); and NIPPI Corporation (NIPPI)

Boeing says Japanese firms to build 21 pct of the 777X
Date: Jun 12, 2014
Source: FOX News (Original Source: Reuters)

Boeing Co said it will retain Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd as key partners in its commercial aircraft business, awarding them a 21 percent workshare of its latest jetliner, the 777X.

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Japan 8 automakers collaborate on r&d for 30% fuel efficient engines

| Manufacturing and Production, Transportation News | 05/19/2014

Japanese collaborate on r&d for new fuel efficient engines

Japanese collaborate on r&d for new fuel efficient engines
Date: May 19, 2014
Source: Automotive News – by Hans Greimel

TOKYO — Japan’s automakers, aiming to take the lead in fuel-efficient powertrains, have joined forces in a new consortium to develop the next generation of fuel-sipping combustion engines.

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Japanese smartphone makers introduce unique features abroad

| Kyoto News, Manufacturing and Production | 04/30/2014

Japanese Smartphone Makers

Smartphone makers introduce unique features abroad
Date: Apr 30, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japanese electronics manufacturers are trying to overcome sluggish domestic sales by introducing smartphones with unique features abroad.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Begins Construction of Next Generation Cruise Ships with Leading-edge Technologies

| Manufacturing and Production | 07/01/2013

MHI: AIDA Cruise Ship

MHI Begins Construction of New Generation AIDA Cruise Ships with Leading-edge Environmental Technologies
Date: June 30 2013
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Tokyo, June 30, 2013 – Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) began construction at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of the first of two new generation cruise ships for AIDA Cruises, the German cruise company part of Costa Group, Europe’s largest cruise company member of Carnival Corporation & plc.

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Toyota Tsusho, Carrefour to form joint retail venture in Africa

| Manufacturing and Production | 06/03/2013

Toyota Tsusho Corp

Toyota Tsusho, Carrefour to form joint retail venture in Africa
Date: 5/30/2013
Source: Kyodo

NAGOYA – Trading house Toyota Tsusho Corp. and French supermarket operator Carrefour SA have announced they will set up a joint retail venture in Africa.

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