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Tokyo Station Marunouchi Side Japanese Overseas Subsidiaries Increase Sales for 6th Quarter in a Row - Total sales of Japanese overseas subsidiaries have improved 8.6 percent from the previous year for July to September 2017, according to a recent survey published by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). This marks the sixth consecutive quarter of increasing sales. Sales by Region Sales in Asia, the region with the highest ratio of overseas subsidiaries at 50.7 […]
Japanese Automotive Industry - Honda Japan Decides on Basic Hydrogen Strategy - The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has recently decided on a Basic Hydrogen Strategy to build a world-leading hydrogen-based society. The strategy outlines future visions that Japan should achieve with an eye on 2050, and serves as an action plan to accomplish these visions by 2030. As part of the strategy, Japan aims to reduce hydrogen costs […]
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Japan Most Important Partner of US in Asia, Says Poll - Americans think that Japan is the most important partner of the U.S. in Asia, according to a March 2017 opinion poll conducted by Nielsen Consumer Insights on behalf of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). The poll is the latest in a series of polls on the image of Japan done almost every year since 1960. For a general […]
Currency Markets How Will Currency Markets Affect Japan’s Exporters in 2018? - In 2016, Japanese exporters had a rough time due to the strong Japanese yen. 2017 has been a bad year for the U.S. dollar, which has lost ground against most currencies. This has helped exporters in Japan, but many would prefer the yen to be even weaker. What does the next year hold for the Japanese currency, and how will […]
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PMD Act Japan Planning to Enter the Medical Device Field in Japan? Get Familiar With the PMD Act - By Frank Piller, General Manager Products at TÜV Rheinland Japan   After basic regulations for pharmaceuticals and medical devices had remained unchanged for a long time in Japan, the country enacted the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act or PMD Act in November 2014. Officially called “The Act on Securing the Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Regenerative and […]
Meetings in Japan JETRO Publishes New Invest Japan Report, Says Foreign Tech Contributes to Innovation - Japan sees significant increases in inward foreign direct investment, or FDI, according to the “Invest Japan Report 2017” just published by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). In a new trend, the report finds foreign technology contributing to innovation in Japanese society. Significant increase in Japan’s inward FDI Japan’s inward FDI stock at the end of 2016 was 27.8 trillion […]
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  • Zeon President Discusses Growth Strategy in Increasingly EV-Centric Market Jan. 18, 2018
    Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) President Kimiaki Tanaka recently spoke with Japan Rubber Weekly about how the accelerating trend toward electric vehicles (EVs) will impact his company. Tanaka said that specialty rubber, which is used in parts around automotive engines and is central to the company’s earnings, will be used less and less as the industry continues […]
  • JSR President Talks Initiative to Advance Elastomer Operations Beyond Asia Jan. 17, 2018
    JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) President Mitsunobu Koshiba is hoping to see stable earnings for his company’s elastomer business. But to achieve this, he recently told Japan Rubber Weekly, JSR will need to take its marketing efforts for the sector onto the global stage. Koshiba said that his company’s elastomer business still has its sales largely directed […]
  • Mitsuboshi Belt President Talks EV Impact on Automotive Belt Market Jan. 16, 2018
    The Japanese market is witnessing a decline in demand for automotive belts, says Hajime Kakiuchi, president of major automotive belts and parts manufacturer Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd. (TYO:5192). Sitting down recently for an interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Kakiuchi said that the drop-off comes as a consequence of not only the shift to electric vehicles (EVs) […]
  • Bando Chemical President Details Plans in Preparation for EV Shift Jan. 15, 2018
    Mitsutaka Yoshii, president of rubber belt and functional parts manufacturer Bando Chemical Industries Ltd. (TYO:5195), sat down with Japan Rubber Weekly ahead of the new year to discuss his company’s plans for 2018. Noting that Bando’s new businesses have finally taken shape, he stressed that placing them on a sound growth footing is the key […]
  • Nichirin Prepares for Auto Industry’s Shift to Electric Vehicles Jan. 12, 2018
    Nichirin Co. Ltd. (TYO:5184), a manufacturer specializing in automotive hoses, has set up a production technology center within the company’s Himeji Factory. In a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly, Nichirin President Ryuichi Maeda said that the company will use the center to tackle innovative manufacturing and develop new production methods. In addition, he said, […]
  • Yokohama Rubber Launches New Racing Kart Tire Approved by JAF Jan. 11, 2018
    Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) launched on Jan. 10 the Advan SLJ-branded ADJ racing kart tire, which meets the tire specifications of the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF). The tire comes in two sizes – 3.6×10.0-5 and 5.0×11.0-5 – and has no suggested retail price. A dry tire for cadet-class racing karts, the ADJ is based […]
  • Sumitomo Riko President Talks Electric Vehicles and Adaptation Jan. 10, 2018
    The auto industry’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is picking up pace. However, Toru Matsui, president of major rubber part manufacturer Sumitomo Riko Co. Ltd. (TYO:5191), says the trend is not having as much of an impact on the company as public discussion would imply. That being said, Sumitomo Riko has responded to the wave […]
  • Sumitomo Rubber CEO Discusses Company Direction in Bid for Vigorous Growth Jan. 9, 2018
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) plans to surpass its sales goals for 2018, said President and CEO Ikuji Ikeda in a recent interview with Japan Rubber Weekly. The company, he said, is looking to turn around its business ahead of 2020, the company’s Vision 2020 target year. Ikeda said that the automotive industry, to which […]

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