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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


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


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


JESCO: Building excellence

Toshihiro Matsumoto
Chairman and Representative Director & CEO of JESCO Holdings, Inc.

Toshihiro Matsumoto of Japanese construction firm JESCO discusses its venture into Vietnam,... Apr 06, 2019


'Always challenge something new': The key to success.

Kanzo Shimizu
President of NICHIEI KAKOH CO.,LTD.

Nichiei Kakoh Co Ltd manufactures a wide range of laminating  and PSA film-tack products... Apr 04, 2019


The 'AUTO GATE'; an invention to protect our world.

Hoshino Mikihiro
President and Representative Director of ASAHI INOVEX CORP.

The ‘Auto Gate’ is Asahi Inovex’s solution to protect cities from flooding... Apr 02, 2019


High-rising opportunities in Japanese real estate

Mr. Toshiyuki Sonobe
President of DAIBIRU CORPORATION

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Toshiyuki Sonobe of Daibiru Corporation discusses... Mar 06, 2019


Helping Asia advance at bullet speed

Naoto Miyashita
President and Representative Director of J-TREC (JAPAN TRANSPORT ENGINEERING COMPANY)

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Naoto Miyashita discusses how Japan will expand exports... Feb 28, 2019


Cut from a different mold

Mr. Kohei Hori
President of Sanwa Shoko Co., Ltd.

Sanwa Shoko manufactures washing, welding and polishing machines used in the maintenance... Feb 21, 2019


“The Only One” company in clutch manufacturing

Yasuhiro Ogura
President of Ogura Clutch Co., Ltd.

Yashuhiro Ogura, President of Ogura Clutch, the world’s largest manufacturer of electromagnetic... Feb 15, 2019


Masters of Monozukuri

Mr. Naoki Hori
President of Yamashina Corporation

Yamashina Corporation manufactures a wide range of fasteners, bolts, screws, pins, resin,... Feb 14, 2019


The future looks bright for Olympia LEDs

Mr. Junyo Asano
Managing Director of Olympia Lighting Fixtures Industries Ltd.

Olympia designs manufactures and sells Industrial Grade LED Lights & Fixtures for the... Feb 08, 2019


Mixing Technology Leader to Expand in Asia

Mitsutoshi Nishioka
President and Representative Director of Satake Chemical Equipment Mfg., Ltd.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Mitsutoshi Nishioka, President and Representative... Jan 21, 2019


CapitaLand Japan will grow to be recognized for its strong development capacities

Mr. Tan Lai Seng
CapitaLand Group Country Head, Japan

In this interview for The Worldfolio, Mr. Tan Lai Seng, CapitaLand Group Country Head, Japan,... Jan 17, 2019


Client Satisfaction First: NKC’s Winning Motto

Tatsuo Nakanishi
Representative Director of Nakanishi Metal Works Co., Ltd.

In this interview for the Worldfolio, Tatsuo Nakanishi, President of Nakanishi Metal Works,... Jan 17, 2019


Japanese quality, hand made

Akihiko Yoneda
President and CEO of Banshu Electric

Akihiko Yoneda, president and CEO of Banshu Electric, a leader in the manufacture of wire... Dec 21, 2018


State-of-the art rubber products for safety and disaster mitigation

Mr. Atsuki Shibata
President and CEO of Shibata Industrial Co. Ltd.

Established in 1923, Shibata Industrial is a manufacturer of specialized rubber materials... Dec 14, 2018


A clear vision for the future of ophthalmology

Mr. TARO SUZUKI
President of UNIVERSAL VIEW Co., Ltd.

Taro Suzuki explains discusses some of Universal View’s groundbreaking technologies,... Dec 11, 2018


Cutting-edge equipment for the future of fire fighting

Mr. Masahiro Nakajima
Chairman & CEO of MORITA HOLDINGS CORPORATION

Morita has been pioneering fire-fighting technology for more than 110 years and is currently... Dec 11, 2018


Energy co-existence: the sustainable future of fueling solutions

Hiromichi Tatsuno
President of Tatsuno Corporation

Thanks to its commitment to R&D, Tatsuno Corporation, a pioneer in the fuel dispenser... Dec 11, 2018



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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