Saturday, Aug 17, 2019


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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




total: 377,915 sq km


varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north


mostly rugged and mountainous


negligible mineral resources, fish




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


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)


a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy


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)




Vision/Mission Our Vision We continue: ・To...

Tohoku University

Vision/Mission Tohoku University is committed to...

Sankyo Tateyama, Inc.

Vision/Mission “Creating New Value and Contributing...


Organization Description TOTO is Japan’s leading...



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