Sunday, Feb 25, 2018

Sosei World Co., Japan

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 and even as... Jan 24, 2018

Energy | Asia-Pacific | Japan

iREX, Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2017

‘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 with The... Nov 29, 2017

Industry & Trade | Science & Technology | Asia-Pacific | Japan

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


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

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

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

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

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

‘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 Univeristy of Aizu, to discuss... Jan 31, 2018

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

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

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

Zuken Inc., a pioneer in the EDA industry set to grow globally

Jinya Katsube
COO and Representative Director ZUKEN Inc.

Thanks to its historical expertise in Electronic Design Automation, Zuken Inc. has been... Jan 08, 2018

FUJI OOZX, a case study of excellence in the valve industry

Mr. Kengo Fukaya
President of FUJI OOZX

Mr. Kengo Fukaya, President of FUJI OOZX, explains how his company seizes new opportunities... Jan 08, 2018

Products to keep up with new global needs and developments

Yuichiro Naya
President and CEO of Meiko Electrnoics Co., Ltd.

Meiko provides various state-of-the-art products, such as high-density and high-performance... Dec 21, 2017

Agro-Kanesho’s ‘farmer-oriented’ approach to product development

Mr. Hironori Kushibiki
President of agrochemical firm Agro-Kanesho

Mr. Hironori Kushibiki, President of agrochemical firm Agro-Kanesho, speaks to The Worldfolio... Dec 21, 2017

‘The country is moving in the right direction with a clear plan’

Mr. Anirvan Ghosh
Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank has been present in Brunei for almost 60 years. CEO Mr. Anirvan... Dec 19, 2017

The Toyota Boshoku way

Mr. Shuhei Toyoda
Chairman of Toyota Boshoku

The Toyota Boshoku group undertakes its business through more than 100 companies in regions... Dec 18, 2017

Quality paints supporting global logistics

Mr. Masataka Uetake
President of Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd.

An interview with Mr. Masataka Uetake, President of Chugoku Marine Paints, Ltd.

Dec 18, 2017

A fine display of superior Japanese technology

Yoshitaka Jitsumori
President and CEO of EIZO

EIZO is a visual technology company that manufactures high-end monitors and display solutions... Dec 13, 2017

Making tourism a driver of economic growth

Karam Chand
CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA)

Karam Chand, CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA), discusses how the potential of tourism... Dec 13, 2017

Ready to power up the ASEAN

Tsutomu Kumagai
President of Tokyo Energy & Systems Inc. (TES)

With 70 years of experience in the Japanese domestic market, Tokyo Energy & Systems... Dec 12, 2017

“A sky-high vision and down-to-earth mindset”

Mr. Hirokazu Kondo
President of Toshiba Carrier

Mr. Hirokazu Kondo, President of Toshiba Carrier, sit down with the Worldfolio to discuss... Dec 11, 2017

Brunei a leader in Halal foods

Dr. Nur Rahman
Chief Executive Officer at Ghanim International Corporation (Brunei Halal Foods)

The Worldfolio speaks with Dr. Nur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer at Ghanim International... Dec 11, 2017

Takaful Brunei ready to expand its presence in ASEAN region

Yang Mulia Shahrildin Jaya
Acting Managing Director of Takaful Brunei

As Bruneians become more prosperous, the demand for insurance products has grown rapidly.... Dec 11, 2017



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