Friday, Aug 18, 2017


Japanese Manufacturing

At the forefront of green manufacturing


At the forefront of green manufacturing
Takashi Matsuoka, President, Doshisha University

International agreements to reduce CO2 emissions due to climate change, stringent environmental regulation, and growing demand from consumers... Aug 17, 2017

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The New Qatar

Banks and QBIC look to unlock the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurs


Banks and QBIC look to unlock the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurs
At QBIC’s demo day, startups have an opportunity to present their product, market research and financial projections to an auditorium full of judges and fellow entrepreneurs

Encouraging entrepreneurs and building a thriving SME sector is integral to the National Vision 2030 plan to develop a sustainable and diversified... Aug 16, 2017

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RORZE Japan

The future of productivity and growth in the semiconductor industry passes by automation


The future of productivity and growth in the semiconductor industry passes by automation
Yoshiyuki Fujishiro, President and CEO, RORZE Corp.

By implementing the right automatic systems, manufacturers can improve their factories’ productivity by more than 20 percent

Aug 14, 2017

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Bahrain Diversities

Diversification efforts propel non-oil sector, which now accounts for more than 80% of GDP


Diversification efforts propel non-oil sector, which now accounts for more than 80% of GDP
Left: Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. Center: Mahmood Hashim Alkooheji, CEO, Mumtakalat. Right: Dr Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, Chief Executive, Tamkeen

Bahrain’s commitment to diversifying its economy has been fundamental in making the country resilient against the challenges caused... Aug 11, 2017

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Reinvigorating Infrastructure

$33.2 billion for transport infrastructure through 2019


$33.2 billion for transport infrastructure through 2019
Minister of Transport Guillermo Dietrich and President of Argentine Freight Trains Ezequiel Lemos oversee the arrival of new locomotives for the reactivated Belgrano Freight Line

The new National Transport Plan aims to close Argentina’s infrastructure gap to make the economy regionally and globally competitive.

Aug 09, 2017

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Finance Qatar

Financial institutions support Vision 2030 plan through education, environment and sustainability initiatives


Financial institutions support Vision 2030 plan through education, environment and sustainability initiatives
Dr. Ragharan Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank

Despite facing challenging times due to low oil prices and economic uncertainty, Qatar’s top financial institutions have not let their... Aug 07, 2017

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Japan Autoindustry

Riken drives performance with its cutting-edge and cultivated technology


Riken drives performance with its cutting-edge and cultivated technology
Noritada Okano, Chairman and CEO, Riken Corp.

The autoparts maker, whose advanced piston rings can be found in cars around the world, has developed a diverse portfolio of groundbreaking... Aug 04, 2017

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Japan Inc. Goes Global

Shrinking domestic market pushes Japan Inc. abroad


Shrinking domestic market pushes Japan Inc. abroad
Kunio Otani, President, Nichirei

Every challenge also brings opportunity: Japan’s aging population and shrinking domestic market urges Japanese firms to innovate and... Aug 02, 2017

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Bahrain Heath

Modernisation of the healthcare sector to further attract private investment


Modernisation of the healthcare sector to further attract private investment
Dr Mariam Adhbi Al-Jalahma, CEO, National Health Regulatory Authority

Bahrain sees healthcare as paramount in the evolution to a service-oriented economy, and has strived to become one of the best healthcare... Aug 01, 2017

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The New Japan

The Rebirth of Japan Inc.


The Rebirth of Japan Inc.

Thanks to a strong showing from exporters, Japan has racked up five quarters of uninterrupted economic expansion; its best run since 2006.... Jul 31, 2017

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Invest in Bandung, Indonesia

Technology, creative economy drive Bandung’s growth


Technology, creative economy drive Bandung’s growth
A central part of any smart city, Bandung has its own technologically advanced command center

The capital of West Java and traditional center of the Sundanese people, Bandung is the country’s most dynamic and open-minded technology... Jul 28, 2017

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Taking The Lead

A prototype of policies to curb social challenges common in Western societies


A prototype of policies to curb social challenges common in Western societies
By the middle of the 21st century the number of Japanese over the age of 80 will outnumber those aged 16 or under

From the economic miracle to more than 20 years characterized by a stagnant economy and aging population, Japan is undergoing a deep socio-economic... Jul 27, 2017

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Homebuilding in Ghana

Building for a lifetime, lasting through generations

Building for a lifetime, lasting through generations
Mr Ibrahim Bah
Managing Director of Regimanuel Gray Limited

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ibrahim Bah, Managing Director of Regimanuel Gray... Aug 10, 2017


Sierra Leone

The legacy of Ernest Bai Koroma

The legacy of Ernest Bai Koroma
Ernest Bai Koroma
President of Sierra Leone

Ernest Bai Koroma became President of Sierra Leone 2007 in the country’s first peaceful... Aug 10, 2017


Hitti Group Ghana

Diversifying and expanding geographically

Diversifying and expanding geographically
Mr Alwan Hitti
Chairman of Hitti Group

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Alwan Hitti, Chairman of Hitti Group, discusses the... Aug 09, 2017


OAT Agrio Japan

Contributing to the people of the world with agro-technology and sincerity

Contributing to the people of the world with agro-technology and sincerity
Mr. Akihei Mori
President of OAT Agrio

OAT Agrio is a young agro-chemical company with a long history stretching back to the 1950s.... Aug 09, 2017


Nissei Plastic Industrial Co.

Made in America – Made by Nissei

Made in America – Made by Nissei
Hozumi Yoda
President of Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.

Hozumi Yoda, President of Nissei Plastic Industrial, sits down with United World to talk... Aug 08, 2017


Forewin Group Ghana

‘We see crisis as solid roots to success’

‘We see crisis as solid roots to success’
Mr Ghassan Yared
CEO of Forewin Group

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ghassan Yared, CEO of Forewin Group, discusses the... Aug 08, 2017


Alpico Group Japan

Unveiling the many faces of a beautiful country

Unveiling the many faces of a beautiful country
Yoshio Horigome
President of Alpico Group

Yoshio Horigome, president of Alpico Group, discusses the merits of Japan as a tourism destination,... Aug 08, 2017


Tokyu Land Corporation

From Tokyo’s pulsing heart, Shibuya, to Manhattan: TLC eyes global expansion

From Tokyo’s pulsing heart, Shibuya, to Manhattan: TLC eyes global expansion
Hitoshi Uemura
Vice Chairman of Tokyu Land Corporation

With a diversified portfolio of services, Tokyu Land Corporation–one of the leading... Aug 07, 2017


Passionate about Africa

Passionate about Africa
Mr. Alhassan Andani
Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of Stanbic... Aug 07, 2017


Committed to Ghana’s growth

Committed to Ghana’s growth
Mr. Henry Oroh
Managing Director of Zenith Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Henry Oroh, Managing Director of Zenith Bank... Aug 04, 2017


Healthy – Balanced – Better

Healthy – Balanced – Better
Yoshisato Kikuchi
President of Tiger Corporation

Tiger Corporation is a Japanese manufacturer of rice cookers, stainless steel beverage bottles,... Aug 03, 2017


Heavily investing in digitalisation

Heavily investing in digitalisation
Mr. John Awuah
CEO of Universal Merchant Bank

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. John Awuah, CEO of Universal Merchant Bank, discusses... Aug 02, 2017


Beyond Sports Every Day

Beyond Sports Every Day
Yuji Saeki
President & CEO of Mikasa

Japanese firm Mikasa produces the official games balls for the Olympic Games, as well as... Aug 02, 2017


A global company that produces locally

A global company that produces locally
Soichi Inoue
Chairman & CEO INOAC Corporation

INOAC Corporation has grown from a manufacturer of bicycle tires and tubes to an international... Aug 01, 2017


Building a bank that can compete with the best in the world

Building a bank that can compete with the best in the world
Mr Anselm Ray Sowah
Managing Director of GCB Bank

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Anselm Ray Sowah, Managing Director of GCB Bank,... Aug 01, 2017


The foremost bank supporting SMEs

The foremost bank supporting SMEs
Mrs. Abiola Bawuah
Managing Director and CEO of UBA Bank Ghana

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Abiola Bawuah, Managing Director and CEO of UBA Bank... Aug 01, 2017


Legislating Change in Argentina

How the lower house whip builds consensus among a divided Congress

How the lower house whip builds consensus among a divided Congress
Silvia Lospennato
Argentine Congresswoman from Buenos Aires province

South American parliaments have been known to baffle even the more experienced political... Jul 18, 2017


Hitachi Maxell, Japan

‘We must always be one step ahead’

‘We must always be one step ahead’
Yoshiharu Katsuta
President and Representative Director of Hitachi Maxell

Yoshiharu Katsuta, President and Representative Director of Hitachi Maxell, speaks to The... Jul 18, 2017


Tourism in Nikko, Japan

Discovering the Edo Period in Nikko

Discovering the Edo Period in Nikko
Ryoichi Yuki
President and Managing Director Edo Wonderland

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Ryoichi Yuki, President and Managing Director of... Jul 13, 2017


A FINTECH leader in Japan

The 4th industrial revolution to transform the financial industry

The 4th industrial revolution to transform the financial industry
Mr. Nobuo Kita
President of SIOS Technology

Founded in 1997, SIOS technology has acquired an expertise in the sale of software, system... Jul 13, 2017


Nippon Systemware Japan

When hardware meets software: The birth of smart manufacturing

When hardware meets software: The birth of smart manufacturing
Mr. Shoji Tada
President of Nippon Systemware (NSW)

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Shoji Tada, President of Nippon Systemware (NSW),... Jul 12, 2017


Tokuriki Honten Japan

Japanese SMEs a symbol of excellence

Japanese SMEs a symbol of excellence
Mr. Jun Yamaguchi
President of Tokuriki Honten

Between tradition and innovation, Tokuriki Honten Co., Ltd. has been thriving to deliver... Jul 11, 2017


Nihon Kohden Japan

Curing diseases through advanced technology

Curing diseases through advanced technology
Mr. Hirokazu Ogino
President and COO of Nihon Kohden

Since 1951, Nihon Kohden has engaged in the medical electronic equipment business, delivering... Jul 10, 2017


Tanaka Holdings Japan

Leading the precious metal business

Leading the precious metal business
Satoshi Ichiishi
Executive Managing Director of Tanaka Precious Metals

Tanaka Precious Metals, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, sells, imports, and exports... Jul 10, 2017






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