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Be safe, feel safe: safety is the key for a sustainable world


Concept of Safety 2.0

Throughout the 75 years of its history, IDEC has constantly strived to provide the optimum HMI (human machine interface) products, so that humans and machines... Jul 05, 2019

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Japan

The Land of the Rising Profit




With its stable governance, steady investment yield and approximately four-percent net operating income, the Japanese real estate market boasts strong... May 31, 2019

Real Estate | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Modulex, Japan

Shedding the Light on “Japan’s Monozukuri”




It is not the strongest of the companies that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.   Apr 01, 2019

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


R&D in Japan

Japan Inc. boosting R&D spending to put itself ahead of the curve




With Japanese companies across the board expanding their budgets for R&D, the Land of the Rising Sun is ready to rise again, developing products for... Jan 15, 2019

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


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 a... 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 Worldfolio... 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 40... Aug 29, 2017

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Japan


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 areas,... 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. At... Aug 23, 2017

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Japan


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 with... Aug 21, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


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


Colcoat: the final touch of innovation

Noguchi-san
President of COLCOAT

With 150 employees, Colcoat is by definition a small company but the importance of its chemical... Aug 15, 2019


Providing the tools to increase efficiency and productivity for international manufacturers.

Shigemasa Yanagawa
President of Cominix Co., Ltd.

In this interview for The Worlfdolio, Mr. Shigemasa Yanagawa, President of Cominix, discusses... Jul 30, 2019


Lion Power: the innovative SME revolutionizing wire-harness processing technology

Mr Keishiro Takase
President of LION POWER

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Keishiro Takase, President of LION POWER, gives... Jul 30, 2019


Creating the optimum environment for humans and machines

Toshi K. Funaki
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, IDEC Corporation

 Throughout the 75 years of its history, IDEC has constantly strived to provide the... Jul 17, 2019


Shaping the future of the automotive industry

Mitsuru Iwao
President of KEYLEX CORPORATION

Jul 17, 2019


Challenge to Change!

Mitsuhiro Goto-san
President of Gohsyu

Jul 17, 2019


Yagi Industries: The perfect combination of technology and creativity

Norihiro Yagi
President of YAGI INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.

Jul 02, 2019


MTC, the ethos of supporting customers

Kazuhiko Hasegawa
President, Metal Technology Co. Ltd.

“Learning , becoming better and then excelling at what we do is the MTC way,... Jun 26, 2019


Pigeon: At the forefront of infant health and nutrition

Norimasa Kitazawa
President of PIGEON CORPORATION

The Worldfolio sits down with Norimasa Kitazawa, President of Pigeon Corporation, to talk... Jun 07, 2019


Innovations for the next century

Mr. Kazunari Shozen
President & Chief Executive Officer of CENTURY CORPORATION

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Kazunari Shozen, President and Chief Executive... Jun 05, 2019


‘Helping our Client’s Ideal become a Reality’

Mr. Takatoshi Ito
President of Es-Con Japan Ltd

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Takatoshi Ito, President of Es-Con Japan Ltd,... Jun 03, 2019


Bringing Next Generation Firefighting Equipment To Asia and Beyond

Mr Kazuhiro Hatsuta
President of Hatsuta Seisakusho Co., Ltd.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Kazuhiro Hatsuta, President of Hatsuta Seisakusho,... May 31, 2019


A Decade of Landmark Projects

YUJI OKUMA
President of TOKYU LAND CORPORATION

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Yuji Okuma, President of Tokyu Land Corporation,... May 30, 2019


Marimo: bringing high-quality Japanese condos to the Asian market

Mr. Makoto Fukagawa
President of MARIMO GROUP

One of Japan’s leading condominium developers, Marimo is delivering affluent and comfortable... May 29, 2019


Grasping the opportunities brought about by Japan’s touristic boom

Hisashi Furukawa
President of Japan Hotel REIT Advisors Co., Ltd.

With more than 40 million travellers expected to visit the country in 2020, Japan’s... May 24, 2019


Bringing integrated facility management services to South East Asia

Ryusei Kajiyama
President of BIKEN TECHNO CORP.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Ryusei Kajiyama, President of Biken Techno Corp.,... Apr 25, 2019


On track to become the most competitive fiduciary in the world

Yoshio Hishida, President & CEO , Mototsugu Oota, Head of REIT Team and Masumi Ishida, Chief Fund Manager

On October 1 2018, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management (SMTAM) integrated the... Apr 25, 2019


The Power Behind the Battery

Hideki Shoji
President & CEO of TOYO SYSTEM CO., LTD.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Hideki Shoji, President of Toyo-System, discusses... Apr 11, 2019


How To ‘Create The Impossible?’

Akihiro Nikkaku
President of TORAY INDUSTRIES INC.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Akihiro Nikkaku, President of Toray Industries, delivers... Apr 08, 2019


The (Delicious) Okonomiyaki Mission

Naoyoshi Sasaki
President of Otafuku

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Naoyoshi Sasaki, President of Japan’s beloved... Apr 08, 2019


Shedding the Light on “Japan’s Monozukuri”

Mr. Goro Terumichi
Group C.E.O. of MODULEX Inc.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mr. Goro Terumichi, Group CEO of ModuleX Inc., delivers... Apr 08, 2019



LOCATION:

Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula



MAP REFERENCES:

Asia



AREA:

total: 377,915 sq km



CLIMATE:

varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north



TERRAIN:

mostly rugged and mountainous



NATURAL RESOURCES:

negligible mineral resources, fish



LANGUAGES:

Japanese



RELIGIONS:

Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8%



POPULATION:

127,103,388 (July 2014 est.)



MAJOR URBAN AREAS - population:

TOKYO (capital) 37.217 million; Osaka-Kobe 11.494 million; Nagoya 3.328 million; Fukuoka-Kitakyushu 2.868 million; Sapporo 2.742 million; Sendai 2.428 million (2011)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:

a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy



CAPITAL:

name: Tokyo



GDP (purchasing power parity):

$4.729 trillion (2013 est.)



GDP (official exchange rate):

$5.007 trillion (2013 est.)



GDP - real growth rate:

2% (2013 est.)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

agriculture: 1.1%

industry: 25.6%

services: 73.2% (2013 est.)  



AGRICULTURE - products:

rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish



EXPORTS - partners:

China 18.1%, US 17.8%, South Korea 7.7%, Thailand 5.5%, Hong Kong 5.1% (2012)



IMPORTS - partners:

China 21.3%, US 8.8%, Australia 6.4%, Saudi Arabia 6.2%, UAE 5%, South Korea 4.6%, Qatar 4% (2012)






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