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Global digital business EU-Japan Trade Deal Lacks Digital Ambition - When the EU signed a free trade agreement with South Korea in 2010, it guaranteed protection against liability for Internet platforms – a key ingredient to maintaining Internet freedom. When the EU signed a free trade agreement with Japan last year, the guarantee against liability for Internet platforms was missing. Guarantees also were gone on the freedom of data flows […]
Society 5.0 Japan How Society 5.0 Will Change Japan - The Japanese vision of Society 5.0 promotes the Super Smart Society, in which Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence will change a plethora of things. Much that is now performed by humans will then be carried out by computers. Sweeping changes in business and production will make jobs obsolete and create new ones at the same time. Society 5.0 will change […]

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Japan Bitcoin Innovation Japanese Regulation Paves the Way for Bitcoin Innovation - Japan has undoubtedly become one of the world’s leading bitcoin hubs in recent years. Through a combination of popular interest, major exchanges and regulation, the country has not only established itself as a cryptocurrency authority, but it has started to lead the way in terms of innovation. Indeed, since the Financial Services Agency gave its seal of approval to bitcoin […]
Hays Salary Guide 2018 Marc Burrage Money Motivates in Japan, Too – Hays Salary Guide 2018 - People working in Japan are not happy with their pay, and they are increasingly motivated by money. These are the key findings of the recently published 2018 Hays Asia Salary Guide, which underscore the major shift away from lifetime employment and seniority-based pay that is happening in Japan right now. Indeed, “less than 10 percent of workers aged 40-45 have […]
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Japan Monozukuri Manufacturing Record Profits at Japanese Manufacturers, Wholesalers – METI Survey - Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has released results of its 2017 Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities. The report surveyed 28,550 companies with the goal to shed light on how management strategies of Japanese enterprises and industrial structures evolve. Sales and profit conditions Sales per company decreased by 2.9 percent year-on-year to 3.04 billion yen […]
World Robot Summit 2018 Japan Launches World Robot Summit, Competition Prize Money to Top 100M Yen - The Japanese government underlines the country’s strength in robotics by launching the World Robot Summit 2018 in October this year. The event will bring together the world’s most advanced robots and robotic technologies along with researchers and developers of robots and key government and private industry players. Hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New […]
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  • Michelin Japan to Launch New All-Season Tire for Small Wheel Loaders Apr. 20, 2018
    Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. has announced that it will launch the Michelin Cross Grip, an all-season radial tire for small wheel loaders, in Japan this September. The tire will be sized at 440/80R24, which is equivalent to 16.9R24. The most significant feature of the new product is its ability to help meet year-round urban […]
  • Bridgestone Americas, Goodyear to Merge US Wholesale Networks Apr. 19, 2018
    Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary Bridgestone Americas Inc. and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. announced on April 17 that they will jointly establish TireHub LLC, a nationwide U.S wholesale company. TireHub will handle U.S. wholesale operations for the passenger vehicle tire and small truck tire businesses of both parent companies. Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear will […]
  • Chloroprene Rubber Shortage Intensifies Worldwide, Affecting Japanese Firms Apr. 18, 2018
    Chloroprene rubber (CR) is continuing to face a global shortage. Japanese CR manufacturers are already at their limit, holding down exports to prioritize domestic supply, while both producers and users of the product are struggling to navigate a situation where there are no expectations of a falloff in demand. A representative of one Japanese CR […]
  • Continental Starts Setup of New Tire Plant in Thailand Apr. 17, 2018
    Continental AG last year announced that it held a groundbreaking and prayer ceremony on Nov. 21, 2017, to mark the start of construction at the company’s new greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand. These efforts mark Continental’s fifth greenfield investment into a tire plant since 1999. With the completion of the new plant, Continental’s Tire […]
  • Mitsubishi Equips New Eclipse Cross With Toyo Tires’ Proxes R44 Apr. 13, 2018
    Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:7211) has adopted the Proxes R44 tire made by Toyo Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105) as original equipment for its new Eclipse Cross SUV, which launched on March 1. The tires are made with Nano Balance Technology, a proprietary technology for basic materials design that provides for nano-level control during the […]
  • Tosoh Resumes Operations at Nanyo Complex Following Minor Electrical Accident Apr. 12, 2018
    Tosoh Corp. (TYO:4042), a manufacturer of synthetic rubber and chemical products, provided a follow-up report on April 11 regarding an electrical accident and corresponding noise that occurred on April 6 at its Nanyo Complex in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The report notes that, as of April 10, Tosoh is moving to sequentially resume production at facilities […]
  • JSR Elastomer India Starts Business Operations Apr. 11, 2018
    JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on April 9 that its Indian subsidiary JSR Elastomer India Pvt. Ltd. has started operations. Located in the city of Gurugram, Haryana, JSR Elastomer India was established on Dec. 20 last year to bolster operations and marketing activities for elastomer products such as synthetic rubber with a focus on India. It […]
  • Yokohama Tire Renews Sponsorship Contract With Los Angeles Angels Apr. 10, 2018
    Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), a U.S. subsidiary of Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), has renewed its contractual partnership with Major League Baseball team the Los Angeles Angels for 2018–2020. Based on the agreement, the Yokohama logo will be displayed at the team’s home ballpark, Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The move comes as a bid to […]

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