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  • How Honda lost its mojo - and the mission to get it back

    JAPAN, 2017/09/08 The driver punched the air as his red and white Honda McLaren roared over the finish line. It was Suzuka, Japan, 1988, and Ayrton Senna had just become Formula One world champion for the initial time. The McLaren racing team and its engine maker, Honda Motor, were unstoppable that year, their drivers winning all but one of the 16 grand prix races. Off the track Honda had been tasting success, too. In the 1970s, its engineers had raised the bar for fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions with the CVCC engine. In the 1980s, as its engines were propelling Senna to multiple victories, the Civic and Accord cars were redefining the American family sedan. In 1997, Honda became one of the initial carmakers to unveil an all-electric battery car, the EV Plus, capable of conference California’s zero emission requirement.
  • Hitoshi Uemura, Vice Chairman of Tokyu Land Corporation

    JAPAN, 2017/08/09 With a diversified portfolio of services, Tokyu Land Corporation–one of the leading real estate companies in Japan–is reshaping the urban face of Tokyo with a long-term vision beyond 2020 and participating in the landmark redevelopment of 425 Park Avenue–a multipurpose building in the Plaza District of Manhattan To what extent are world economic events and local developments such as Abenomics and the 2020 Olympic Games impacting the real estate market?
  • SoftBank faces inquiry over alleged Nikesh Arora conflicts

    JAPAN, 2016/07/04 US regulators are examining Japanese internet conglomerate SoftBank Group over possible conflicts of interest or other problems involving former president Nikesh Arora, who stepped down last week, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. The statement, citing sources, said the Securities and Exchange Commission was looking into whether Arora, who was tipped as the next CEO, held conflicts of interest or engaged in questionable behaviour before resigning from SoftBank last week.
  • J Trust Group Fast decisions key to venture capital gains

    JAPAN, 2016/02/02 J Trust Group President and CEO Nobuyoshi Fujisawa explains the importance of the ability to make fast decisions and bear risk to a venture capital company that can help overseas companies invest in Japan and the broader Asean region. What would you say has been an impact of Abenomics on the financial services sector and indeed on J Trust specifically? My awareness of what Abenomics has done for the general public initial of all is the very rapid rise in stock prices inclunding the weakening of the yen. Since Prime Minister Abe took office, these two elements happened in such a short period. Within one to two years of that, stock values have doubled and the exchange rate between the yen and the dollar has changed. The dollar became 1.5 times stronger and the Japanese yen weakened to two-thirds of what it was. This had a very large impact on Japan as a whole.
  • Aman to launch private jet expeditions

    CHINA, 2015/11/13 The debut journey will be a six-night trip for just 12 guests travelling between the three Aman destinations in China. It will take place on March 5, 2016 and will stop at Beijing (for Aman Summer Palace) and Amandayan in Lijiang ending at Amanfayun in Hangzhou. Aman is launching a set of private jet tours, with the first taking in its highlights of China and another to travel around Indonesia. The second trip will travel around Indonesia from April 9-16, commencing in Bali, again onto Amanjiwo in Central Java and Amanwana, a tented resort on Moyo island, inclunding a sailing expedition aboard Aman’s Indonesian Phinisi coastal cruisers Amandira or Amanikan to the Komodo National Park.
  • Japan Tobacco to buy U.S. e-cigarette maker

    JAPAN, 2015/05/02 Japan Tobacco said on Thursday it had agreed to buy Florida-based e-cigarette maker Logic Technology Development LLC as it aims to become a world leader in the nascent, but fast-growing, market. Japan Tobacco will fund the acquisition with existing cash and loan facilities, and expects to complete the transaction in the third quarter of this year following regulatory approval, it said.
  • ANA and Ethiopian Airlines- a more intense partnership sealed

    JAPAN, 2014/10/19   Star Alliance Members, Ethiopian and ANA, Launch Code-Share October 17, 2014 – Ethiopian Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Ethiopia, and ANA, Japan's leading airline group, signed a code-share agreement. From October 26, 2014, the traveling public will enjoy seamless bookings on ANA and Ethiopian Airlines Network from Japan to 49 destinations in Africa through joint connecting airports of both carriers in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, on all code shared flights.
  • Panasonic Corporation president director Kazuhiro Tsuga

    JAPAN, 2013/07/03 Panasonic Corporation, Japan’s biggest home appliance manufacturer, is assessing the possibility of expanding its business in Indonesia by increasing local production capacity to meet request. Panasonic Corporation president Kazuhiro Tsuga said the short-term target would be upgrading the capacity of its existing factories. Domestic request for home appliances, particularly white goods like air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators, water pumps and air ventilators are high, providing enormous rooms for increase.
  • Rosneft, Inpex Agree on Okhotsk Sea Exploration

    JAPAN, 2013/05/31 Rosneft announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with Japan's Inpex Corporation to jointly explore offshore license blocks Magadan-2 and Magadan-3 in the Russian zone of the Sea of Okhotsk in the Russian Far East. Rosneft believes that the two blocks contain estimated recoverable resources of almost 11.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The agreement will see the two firms set up a joint venture, in which Inpex will hold a one-third stake.
  • Akio Toyoda :Toyota’s president

    JAPAN, 2013/03/12 Next four tumultuous years bookended by an unprecedented recall crisis and a return to the top of the world auto industry, Akio Toyoda is refashioning Toyota Motor Corp into a leaner company that’s additional imbued with the venture spirit of founder Kiichiro Toyoda, his grandfather.