Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
ASIA-PACIFIC NEWS

Reaching the unbanked

Inclusive banking for inclusive growth


Credit: Rowena Harbridge/AusAID

With a new president at the helm, LANDBANK will support President Rodrigo Duterte’s efforts to ensure inclusive economic growth in the Philippines,... Jun 23, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Philippines



The Philippines’ infrastructure program

‘The golden age of infrastructure’


Japan will invest in the Metro Manila Subway System (Credit: Dept of Transportation, The Philippines)

President Rodrigo Duterte is implementing an ambitious $160 billion infrastructure plan, for which he can count on the support of Japanese investment,... Jun 22, 2017

Infrastructure | Asia-Pacific | Philippines


Tapping the Philippine Market

Japan Inc. sees PH among most promising investment destinations




Japan’s diminishing domestic market, a result of its aging and shrinking population, has compelled Japanese companies to search overseas for new... Jun 21, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Philippines


Gateway to ASEAN

Philippines set to become Japan’s prime partner in ASEAN


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on the sidelines of the 2016 ASEAN Summit in Laos (Credit: Presidential Communications Operations Office, the Philippines)

As Japan looks to strengthen its foothold in the ASEAN region, it sees the Philippines as its key partner in, and ideal gateway to, this growing market.... Jun 20, 2017

Government | Asia-Pacific | Philippines



Abe's Economic Policies

Abenomics: are the three arrows on target?


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Abenomics

The first two arrows of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Abenomics strategy focused on giving the Japanese economy a short-term jolt. But many business... Jun 03, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Tourism in Japan

A land of surprises


Edo Wonderland, Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Discovering the hidden attractions in Japan, from ancient shrines to amusement parks

Jun 01, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Japanese Innovation

The best connectivity in the world




Japan has built an ultra-efficient transport system, where the train reigns supreme. By further enhancing both internal and regional connectivity, the... May 31, 2017

Transport | Asia-Pacific | Japan



Infrastructure Development in Indonesia

Infrastructure, connectivity number one priority


Bajulmati Dam, East Java Province

Government enacts large-scale infrastructure development to boost long-term economic growth and improve national competitiveness

May 25, 2017

Infrastructure | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Japanese Innvation

Revolutionary materials made in Japan


Japanese companies like Komatsu Seiren are developing innovative materials such as ‘GreenBiz’

Textiles and chemical companies develop next generation materials that aim to promote a more sustainable future

Apr 27, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


A New Focus of Tourism

Unveiling Japan


Ryoichi Matsuyama, President, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

Tackling stereotypes in the tourism sector

Apr 24, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Japan



U.S.-Japan Relations

A new phase in U.S.-Japan relations




With a 30% share of FDI in the world’s third largest economy, the U.S. stands for Japan’s top investor. After months of “hard talk”... Apr 20, 2017

Government | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Indonesian Infrastructure Expansion

SOEs increase capacity to accelerate infrastructure development


PT PP President Director, Ir. Tumiyana (center left, blue shirt) with President Joko Widodo (center right)

SOEs such as PT PP will be critical to realizing Indonesia’s infrastructure ambitions. The company has ambitions beyond this, with plans to become... Apr 18, 2017

Infrastructure | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Innovation behind the scenes

Satoshi Sawamura
President of ROHM Co., Ltd.

ROHM is a leader in the semi-conductor and component history. Through years of expertise... Jun 24, 2017


‘The strength of the Philippines is really in its people’

Mr. Peter Angelo V. Perfecto
Executive Director Makati Business Club

Peter Angelo V. Perfecto is Executive Director of the Makati Business Club, an organization... Jun 22, 2017


Leaving a lasting legacy

Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
Secretary of Finance Department of Finance

The Philippines’ Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez III sits down with The Worldfolio... Jun 21, 2017


The ASEAN’s gaming hub

Ms. Andrea D. Domingo
Chairman and CEO PAGCOR

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is the regulator of the Philippines... Jun 20, 2017


Japan, driving the future of the Semiconductor industry through Automation

Mr. Yoshiyuki Fujishiro
President RORZE Co.

In this interview for The Worldfolio, Mr. Yoshiyuki Fujishiro -President of Rorze- delivers... Jun 13, 2017


Giving students a broad perspective and multilateral approach to thinking

Takashi Matsuoka
President of Doshisha University

Established in 1875, Doshisha University is one of Japan's oldest private institutions... Jun 13, 2017


Revitalizing the regions

Mr. Takashi Tsuchiya
President of Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank (OKB)

Takashi Tsuchiya, of regional-based Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank (OKB) speaks about Abenomics impact... Jun 09, 2017


Tailormade solutions and client-first approach

Mr. Koichi Ogata
President of Nitta Gelatin Inc.

Nitta Gelatin Inc., one of the world leaders in gelatin and collagen production, delivers... May 30, 2017


In the midst of major turning point

Mr. Kotaro Morita
President of SAKATA INX CORP.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Kotaro Morita, President of Japan-based Sakata... May 29, 2017


Opening up the economy to foreign investment

Mr. Benjamin Diokno
Secretary of the Department Budget and Management

Mr. Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management of the Philippines,... May 29, 2017


Building foundations for sustainable development

Ernesto M. Pernia
Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Ernesto M. Pernia (PhD), Secretary of Socioeconomic... May 24, 2017


Philippines a country that is really open for business

Mr Hans Sicat
Former President of the Philippine Stock Exchange

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Hans Sicat, former President of the Philippine Stock... May 22, 2017


Transforming ICT to drive the construction industry

Mr. Christopher Liew
Vice President & Regional Executive Asia North of Bentley Systems

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Christopher Liew of Bentley Systems gives us his unique... May 22, 2017


Monozukuri at its finest

Mr. Yuji Kaneko
President and Representative Director SODICK Co. Ltd.

Since 1976, Sodick has manufactured over 55,000 EDM machines and over 30,000 linear motor... May 19, 2017


Yamato Scale: Delivering the Japanese “master’s mind and technique.”

Mr. Kawanishi
President & CEO of Yamato Scale Co.,Ltd.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Kawanishi, president & CEO of Yamato Scacle... May 19, 2017


Driving innovation to become a global player

Arthur Tan
CEO of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.

Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., also known as IMI, is one of the leading global providers... May 19, 2017


Regional Banks in Japan are set for consolidation

Junji Ishii
President of North Pacific Bank

Mr. Ishii, President of North Pacific Bank shares his perspectives on how the regions are... May 19, 2017


‘Making something from nothing’

Mr. Kazuhiro Kashio
President of CASIO

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Kazuhiro Kashio, President of Casio, gives us... May 19, 2017


A leader in mercury waste management

Mr. Yasushi Fujiwara
President of NOMURA KOHSAN CO., LTD

Nomura Kohsan is engaged in the collection, transportation and disposal of municipal and... May 16, 2017


More than a creator of games, a maker of art

Mr. Owen Mahoney
President of NEXON

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Owen Mahoney, President of NEXON, shares with... May 09, 2017


Smartphone-based advertising agency is revolutionizing the Asian market

Haruhisa Okamura
President and Founder Adways Inc.

With more than 10 years’ experience, Adways is providing customized campaigns for... Apr 18, 2017



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