Thursday, Apr 26, 2018


Thai Airways

Thailand 4.0 lays new runway for take off of aviation industry


Thailand 4.0 lays new runway for take off of aviation industry
Photo: Anna Zvereva

Thailand has high hopes to become the premier tourism and business destination in the fast-growing ASEAN region. The government’s strategy,... Mar 21, 2018

Read more about Tourism & Culture | Transport, Asia-Pacific, Thailand



Lebanon International Investment Forum

Discover investment opportunities at Lebanon’s international forum


Discover investment opportunities at Lebanon’s international forum

Find out about the latest business openings in Lebanon’s oil and gas, infrastructure and power sectors

 

Mar 21, 2018

Read more about Energy | Infrastructure, Middle East, Lebanon


Kuwait O&G Summit

Kuwait Ministry of Oil & KPC to host 5th Kuwait Oil & Gas Summit alongside CWC Group in Kuwait City


Kuwait Ministry of Oil & KPC to host 5th Kuwait Oil & Gas Summit alongside CWC Group in Kuwait City
Jamal Abdulaziz Jaafar, CEO of KOC

Kuwait is planning to invest $112 billion in the next five years in the oil and gas sector to boost production, the CEO of Kuwait Petroleum... Mar 21, 2018

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Japan’s investment in Thailand

Japan supports Thailand 4.0


Japan supports Thailand 4.0
Credit: Denis Todorut

As the Thai economy continues to evolve, so too is investment coming from Japan, which sees Thailand as the ideal gateway to the growing ASEAN... Mar 20, 2018

Read more about Industry & Trade, Asia-Pacific, Thailand



Sosei World Co., Japan

Sosei Water: an answer to fracking concerns?


Sosei Water: an answer to fracking concerns?

An environmentally minded Japanese company has developed a special water with unique properties that allow it to be used to power engines... Jan 24, 2018

Read more about Energy, Asia-Pacific, Japan


iREX, Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2017

‘Come and explore how we can shape the future together’


‘Come and explore how we can shape the future together’
Mr. Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Chairman of iREX 2017 and Managing Executive Officer of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Robotics Division

Mr. Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Chairman of iREX 2017 and Managing Executive Officer of Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Robotics Division, speaks... Nov 29, 2017

Read more about Industry & Trade | Science & Technology, Asia-Pacific, Japan


Start-up Kuwait

Building an ecosystem for SMEs to thrive


Building an ecosystem for SMEs to thrive
Mr. Al-Jouan, Executive Chairman, Mr. Al Wazzan, Vice Chairman, and board members Mr. Boushahri, Mr. Jaffar and Mr. Al Mutairi, of The National Fund for SMEs Development

Mr. Al-Jouan, Executive Chairman, Mr. Al Wazzan, Vice Chairman, and board members Mr. Boushahri, Mr. Jaffar and Mr. Al Mutairi, of The National... Nov 10, 2017

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Banking on Kuwait

Kuwait investing heavily in backlog of much-needed infrastructure projects


Kuwait investing heavily in backlog of much-needed infrastructure projects
Shaikha Al-Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of NBK

As the nation’s largest and first established bank, NBK is one of the leading financiers of Kuwait’s mega projects, and will play... Oct 20, 2017

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Informative & Scope

Fintech 101


Fintech 101

Financial technology, fondly known as fintech, is certainly a divine disruptive change to the traditional finance industry and a welcomed... Oct 19, 2017

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African Diplomacy

Building a Regional Consensus


Building a Regional Consensus
President Ernest Bai Koroma attends the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa

Sierra Leone sets out a foreign policy based on regional coalition-building for greater collective results in initiatives for poverty elimination,... Sep 26, 2017

Read more about Government, Africa, Sierra Leone



Bahrain Banking

Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition, with a sterling reputation for its regulatory environment


Regional leader backed by 40 years of banking tradition, with a sterling reputation for its regulatory environment
Left: Dr Waheed Al Qassim, CEO, Bahrain Association of Banks. Right: Khalid Hamad, Executive Director of Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Bahrain

As the leading financial services centre in the Gulf, Bahrain has proved to be resilient in the face of liquidity challenges posed by low... Sep 25, 2017

Read more about Finance, Middle East, Bahrain


Infrastructure development in Sierra Leone

Transport and energy projects unveiled


Transport and energy projects unveiled
President Koroma launching works of the 103-kilometre Bandajuma-Gendema Highway project last May

The construction of new infrastructure is one of the pillars of the Agenda for Prosperity

Sep 21, 2017

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Japan Construction

Building innovation

Building innovation
Kan Kudo
President & CEO of Kobelco Engineered Construction Materials Co., Ltd.

The Worldfoilo sits down with Kan Kudo to discuss disaster prevention building construction... Apr 11, 2018


Japanese Monozukuri

Quality and innovation: the proof is in the paper

Quality and innovation: the proof is in the paper
Yasuhiro Miki
President of Awa Paper & Technological Company

The Worldfolio sits down with Yasuhiro Miki to discuss his company’s century-long... Apr 05, 2018


Open Universities, Japan

Higashi Nippon International University looks to welcome more international students

Higashi Nippon International University looks to welcome more international students
Sakuji Yoshimura
President of the Higashi Nippon International University

Sakuji Yoshimura speaks about the internationalization of Japanese education, and the courses... Apr 04, 2018


Japan Inc.

Forging success

Forging success
Koichi Sakaguchi
President of Ohmi Press Works and Forging

An interview with Koichi Sakaguchi, President of forging company Ohmi Press Works and Forging.

 

Mar 23, 2018


Japan’s education system

‘The ability to communicate within different contexts is crucial to the development of Japanese education’

‘The ability to communicate within different contexts is crucial to the development of Japanese education’
Yoshimasa Hayashi
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology

Japan is trying to internationalize and adapt to a more globalized world, and crucial to... Mar 22, 2018


Thai-Japanese Relations

‘Japanese investment is an investment of quality’

‘Japanese investment is an investment of quality’
H.E. Sontirat Sontijirawong
Minister of Commerce of Thailand

The Worldfolio sits down with Thailand’s Minister of Commerce Sontirat Sontijirawong... Mar 20, 2018


Thailand’s aviation industry

Thailand aims to become aviation hub for high-flying Asia-Pacific region

Thailand aims to become aviation hub for high-flying Asia-Pacific region
Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo
Acting President of Thai Airways

Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President of Thai Airways, discusses the phenomenal growth... Mar 20, 2018


Nippon Tungsten

A pioneer of next generation materials

A pioneer of next generation materials
Mr. Shinji Goto
President of Nippon Tungsten Co., Ltd.

Since its foundation in 1931, Nippon Tungsten Co., Ltd. has been supporting the advanced... Mar 13, 2018


Ohishi Sangyo, Japan

‘Our products have great performance unmatched by our competitors’

‘Our products have great performance unmatched by our competitors’
Mr. Norio Okubo
President of Ohishi Sangyo

Mr. Norio Okubo, president of packaging company Ohishi Sangyo discusses his company’s... Mar 13, 2018


Japan Inc.

Okabe sets the wheels in motion in China

Okabe sets the wheels in motion in China
Makoto Hirowatari
President of Okabe

A manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance and environmentally friendly metal fasteners... Mar 09, 2018


Takara Belmont, Japan

The business of beauty

The business of beauty
Hidetaka Yoshikawa
Chairman and CEO of Takara Belmont

We speak to Hidetaka Yoshikawa, Chairman and CEO of Takara Belmont, about his company’s... Mar 08, 2018


Health and Beauty, Japan

In the business of heightening the senses

In the business of heightening the senses
Satoshi MASUMURA
President & CEO of TAKASAGO International Corporation

The Worldfolio sits down with CEO, Satoshi MASUMURA, to discuss his company, Takasago International... Mar 08, 2018


JEOL Japan

Science, the nucleus of industry: a “twin-core” strategy for growth

Science, the nucleus of industry: a “twin-core” strategy for growth
Mr. Gon-emon KURIHARA
President of JEOL

With a global presence and almost 3,000 employees, JOEL is a manufacturer of scientific... Mar 08, 2018


Internationalizing Japanese Education

Japan’s most international university

Japan’s most international university
Mr. Deguchi Haruaki
President of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)

A small university with a grand vision, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) aims to... Mar 07, 2018


Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

University builds true global citizens with a multipronged internationalization strategy

University builds true global citizens with a multipronged internationalization strategy
Mr. Kenji Yokoyama
Vice President of APU

Mr. Kenji Yokoyama, Vice President of APU, and Mr. Yuichi Kondo, Dean of APU, explain how... Mar 07, 2018


Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

‘Our goal is to be one of the top ten technical universities in Asia by 2027’

‘Our goal is to be one of the top ten technical universities in Asia by 2027’
Masato Murukami
President of the Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT)

Masato Murukami, President of the Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), discusses the... Mar 07, 2018


Hitachi Construction Machinery

Behind successful building projects are the machines that are built to last

Behind successful building projects are the machines that are built to last
Mr. Kotaro Hirano
CEO of Hitachi Construction Machinery

Kotaro Hirano, CEO of Hitachi Construction Machinery, discusses the company’s worldwide... Feb 06, 2018


Japanese SMEs

Neuron branches out

Neuron branches out
Shinichi Iwamoto, President of Neuron Japan Co.
President of Neuron Japan Co

The Worldfolio sat down to discuss the operations of joint and pipe manufacturer Neuron,... Feb 05, 2018


Elastomix

Innovative materials to lead transformative trends in automotive, civil engineering and semiconductor industries

Innovative materials to lead transformative trends in automotive, civil engineering and semiconductor industries
Kazushi Abe, President of Elastomix Co., Ltd.
President of Elastomix Co., Ltd.

Elastomix president Kazushi Abe talks to The Worldfolio about the unique know-how and technology... Feb 05, 2018


Ratio Kogyo, Japan

Exploring new ground

Exploring new ground
Raito Kogyo
President of Kazuo Suzuki

Civil engineering firm Raito Kogyo, whose main business is in slope protection and stabilization,... Feb 01, 2018


Higher education, Japan

‘Our goal is to endlessly create key technologies in the field of ICT’

‘Our goal is to endlessly create key technologies in the field of ICT’
Ryuichi Oka
President of the Univeristy of Aizu

The Worldfolio sat down with Ryuichi Oka, President of the University of Aizu, to discuss... Jan 31, 2018


Japan International Cooperation Agency

JICA triggers a virtuous cycle towards the achievement of SDGs in ASEAN and beyond

JICA triggers a virtuous cycle towards the achievement of SDGs in ASEAN and beyond
Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka
President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), highlights... Jan 26, 2018


Tourism Japan

Tohoku: discovering Japan’s hidden gem

Tohoku: discovering Japan’s hidden gem
Satoshi Seino
Chairman of Tohoku Tourism Promotion Organization

Part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s agenda is regional rivatalization through tourism... Jan 26, 2018


Sosei World Co., Japan

Revolutionary water, made in Japan

Revolutionary water, made in Japan
Mr. Toshiharu Fukai
President of Sosei World

The Worldfolio interviews Mr. Toshiharu Fukai, President of Sosei World, which has developed... Jan 24, 2018






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