Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
ASIA-PACIFIC NEWS

Discover Japan

Off the beaten track: there is so much more than Tokyo


Red-bibbed Jizo statues in Nikko National Park

Beyond the bright lights of Tokyo, Japan offers a feast of cultural, natural and gastronomic wonders to enliven the senses, such as Ise-Shima National... Aug 31, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Japan



The New Japan

Tourism: the new engine for growth


Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s most popular tourist attractions

With the goal of drawing 20 million inbound tourists annually by 2020 within reach four years ahead of schedule, the government doubled the target to... Aug 29, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Building the ‘New Balis’

10 Priority Destinations




The government has outlined 10 strategic locations and attractions which will be the basis for the “new Balis”.

Aug 28, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Regional Revitalization

Regional revitalization, the backbone of sustainable growth in Japan


Revitalization is imperative in many of Japan’s regions, which are suffering the impact of an aging population and the mass exodus of youth to major urban centers

A rapidly aging population has particularly damaging effects on rural economies. Japan’s youth are flocking to the country’s major urban... Sep 25, 2017

Science & Technology | Asia-Pacific | Japan



Japan Monetary Policy

BOJ’s negative interest rate to promote banking consolidation and diversification


It remains to be seen if the Bank of Japan’s move will pay off, but results elsewhere have been encouraging

The Bank of Japan’s unprecedented cut of interest rate down to negative territory aims at ending Japan’s chronic deflationary pressure.... Aug 23, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Tourism in Indonesia

Setting the stage for 20 million tourists by 2019


Arief Yahya, Minister of Tourism

Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism is committed to doubling tourist numbers over the next three years. This will be achieved by improving infrastructure... Aug 22, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Japan Goes Global

The rebirth of Japan Inc.




Prime Minister Abe is pushing forward policies in an effort to open up the country’s economy to the global market. Japan Inc. is following suit... Aug 21, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan



Facilitating Business in Indonesia

Economic reforms grow key sectors, increase investment




Faced with challenging global economic conditions, Indonesia is improving the ease of doing business, attracting cash inflows and wooing investors,... Aug 18, 2017

Government | Asia-Pacific | Indonesia


Japanese 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 for energy... Aug 17, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


RORZE Japan

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

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan



Japanese Robotics

Rise of the robots




Smart machines save employment, increase productivity and enhance reliability. Welcome to the future.

Aug 10, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Japanese Technology

Innovation behind the scenes




Real innovation might be where you least expect it

Aug 08, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


‘Go Negosyo is the prime mover of entrepreneurship in the Philippines’

Joey Concepcion
CEO and President of Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)

Go Negosyo is the advocacy group of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE), a... Oct 11, 2017


Deregulating energy in Japan

Mr. Michiaki Hirose
President of Tokyo Gas

‘Energy is one of the biggest problems we are encountering and the de-regulation is... Oct 10, 2017


From farm to plate: the AgriNurture business model

Mr. Antonio Tiu
President and CEO Agrinurture Inc.

AgriNurture Inc. is a company fully integrated into the agro-industry supply chain. President... Oct 10, 2017


‘From where we sit as lawyers, there is a determined effort for a new reform package’

Emerico O. De Guzman, Eusebio V. Tan and Angara Abello Concepcion
Regala & Cruz Law Offices

An interview with Emerico O. De Guzman, Eusebio V. Tan and Angara Abello Concepcion of Regala... Oct 09, 2017


JICA, supporting Japanese companies in the Philippines for over 60 years

Mr. Susumu Ito
Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Mr. Susumu Ito, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),... Oct 02, 2017


Premiumization in the Philippines

Mr. Winston S. Co.
Director and President of Emperador Distillers, Inc.

An interview with Winston S. Co of Emperador Inc.

Sep 29, 2017


“We are almost saturating the Philippines with our products and the shelves are almost ours”

Mr. Renato Sio
Chairman of Sanitary Care Products Asia

An interview with Mr. Renato Sio, Chairman of Sanitary Care Products Asia

Sep 28, 2017


‘We are not fancy like Disney Land and we do not aim to be so’

Mr. Hirota Akihiko
CEO and President of Asakusa Hanayashiki

Visiting an amusement park may not be on the top of a foreign visitor’s list when... Sep 25, 2017


Globe drives the economy with data

Mr. Ernest Cu
President and CEO of Globe Telecom

Mr. Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom, sat down with The Worldfolio to discuss... Sep 25, 2017


The ‘NeeSeeds-Oriented’ approach

Takao Ando
President of Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.

An interview with Takao Ando, President of Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.

Sep 22, 2017


KH Neochem aims to globally expand its chemical sales

Keiichi Asai
President of KH Neochem

An interview with Keiichi Asai, President of KH Neochem

Sep 22, 2017


Tradition to drive innovation

Daikichiro Kobayashi
President of Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd

An interview with Daikichiro Kobayashi, President of Meiji Seika Pharma Co., Ltd

Sep 21, 2017


Improving the tolerance of crops and plants to deal with the changing environment

Mr. Yosuke Tomoi
NIHON NOHYAKU

Mr. Yosuke Tomoi, President of the Nihon Nohyaku Group, works to ensure a safe and steady... Sep 18, 2017


Spreading Japanese ‘monozukuri’ around the world

Mr. Fumiaki Ono
President of nms HOLDINGS

In this interview, Mr Fumiaki Ono President of nms Holdings Corporation discusses his visionnary... Sep 13, 2017


Shidax: building a new corporate model by developing “Social Wellness”

Mr. Kinichi Shida
SHIDAX

In this interview, Mr Kinichi Shida, leader of the famous entertainment company, walks us... Sep 13, 2017


Alps Electric’s relentless pace in collaborative technological innovation

Mr. Toshihiro Kuriyama
President ALPS Electric

From smartphones, ICT devices to automobiles and the energy sector, President Kuriyama’s... Sep 11, 2017


‘We are taking the opportunity to develop medical tourism and healthcare facilities in this country’

Dr. Paulyn Rosell-Ubial
Secretary of Health Department of Health

Dr. Paulyn Rosell-Ubial, Secretary of Health of The Philippines, discusses the changing... Sep 04, 2017


‘I believe we are hidden heroes, invisible to the public’s eye’

Mr. Shinkichi Suzuki
President and CEO of Kawakin Holdings

Kawakin Group aims to become an engineering solutions group that provides high-grade products... Sep 04, 2017


QR code inventor remains on top of innovation

Mr. Hiroyasu Nakagawa
President DENSO WAVE

Denso Wave Inc. is a leading company which provides best solutions in the business... Sep 04, 2017


Fueling economic growth in Mindanao

Mr. Tirso G. Santillan
Executive Vice President and CEO Alsons Power Group

Mr. Tirso G. Santillan, Executive Vice President and CEO of The Alsons Power Group, discusses... Sep 04, 2017


PLDT SME Nation connects Filipino SMEs to the world

Mr. Mitch Locsin
Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation

Mitch Locsin, Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation, discusses the growing ICT landscape... Sep 04, 2017



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