Tuesday, May 24, 2022


Success in mass production technology for ultra-high-purity 2-inch diamond wafer; expected to spur realization of quantum computing

Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd. (Adachi-ku Tokyo; President and CEO Riyako Namiki) has succeeded in developing a mass production method for ultra-high-purity... Apr 18, 2022

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Nittai Kogyo: Bringing tile back in style

Nittai Kogyo’s Tokyo Showroom

We sat down with Mr. Masayuki Mizuno, president and CEO of Nittai Kogyo to discuss their work to increase the usage of tiles in the Japanese construction... Jan 19, 2022

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Japan’s leading drone manufacturer ACSL to market a new aerial drone

As the consortium leader of Japan’s Secure Reliable Drone (SRD) project, a government-launched initiative to strengthen the Japanese drone industry,... Oct 16, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan

SuMi Trust

What structural and social changes has the COVID-19 pandemic serve to accelerate in Japan?

In this interview for The Worldfolio, Mr. Hiroyasu Sato, Chief Portfolio Manager of Japan Growth Opportunity at SuMi Trust, discusses the transformations... Oct 15, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan

SuMi Trust

SuMi Trust: Understanding the changes in Japanese society and the opportunities they create

As a responsible institution investor, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management, Japan’s largest fiduciary, is identifying the changes occurring in... Oct 15, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Sustainable Wood for inspired design

Wholly committed to developing products that draw out the charms and unique characteristics of wood, NODA corporation highly accredited wood fiberboard... Oct 07, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Yamaha Robotics

Satisfying the ever-evolving demands of the the semiconductor industry

As the only company operating in the “Three Big Worlds” of back-end semiconductor manufacturing, surface mount technology (SMT), and factory... Sep 14, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Tokyo Electron

Tokyo Electron: constantly evolving technology for semiconductor and FPD manufacturing

Tokyo Electron boasts a wide range of high-performing equipment for the production of cutting-edge semiconductor devices and flat panel displays, which... Sep 14, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Nippon Bearing

Linear motion technologies get the global economy moving

The increased use of automation technologies in production lines has caused greater demand for complex components, such as motion sensors, which are networked... Aug 11, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Embodying the think-outside-the-box approach to product development

Jun 14, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


YAMAWA engineers the threading tools upon which all industries depend


YAMAWA delivers high-precision threading tools based on its long-cultivated manufacturing technologies. Jun 11, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Platinum Pen

Writing excellence for more than a century

Amid the endless typing and clicking on smartphones and computers, ink-based writing instruments continue to prevail, which is why Platinum Pen remains... May 07, 2021

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan

Next Generation Granulation Transportation

Keiichiro Miyagawa
President of Denka Consultant & Engineering Co., Ltd.

Since their foundation in 1971, Denka Consultant & Engineering has tackled technical... May 17, 2022

Artificial Intelligence solutions for future generations’ social issues.

Ko Ishiyama
President of ExaWizards Inc.

ExaWizards is a newly listed company growing into an integrated developer of AI products... May 10, 2022

Tailor-made soldering solutions of the highest quality

Makoto Asami and Hidetomo Asami
Chairman & CEO and President & COO of NIHON HANDA Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1910, Nihon Handa is a major Japanese supplier of soldering and sintering materials,... May 10, 2022

High-quality shafts for a raft of industries

Naoto Ishikawa
President of YSK Co., Ltd.

While many regional competitors replicate Japan’s manufacturing process with lower... May 06, 2022

Sankyosha champions analog solutions as a key to future innovation in a digital world

Toshiaki Kawanabe
President of Sankyosha Co.,Ltd.

With Japan’s highest skilled engineers in the field of analog circuits, Sankyosha... May 06, 2022

A new innovative approach with Silk Screen Technology

Ryuta Sakurai
President of Sakurai Graphic Systems

Sakurai Graphic Systems is a long-established Japanese printing press manufacturer that... May 05, 2022

Dhowa Technos: The manufacturing industry’s most trusted supplier

Hirokazu Ono
President of DHOWA TECHNOS CO., LTD.

Founded in 1948, Dhowa Technos has been a leading provider of solutions for the Japanese... May 04, 2022

Japan’s innovator of automated sewing systems

Hidetaka Goto
President and CEO of Matsuya R&D

When it comes to high technology and innovation, perhaps the sewing industry would not be... May 03, 2022

Okitsumo’s cutting-edge coating can cut CO2 emissions by 20%

Shigeharu Yamanaka
President of Okitsumo Incorporated

A company whose devotion to monozukuri is aligned with a commitment to caring for... May 03, 2022

Furukawa Electric Power Systems: The Power Transmission Specialists

Kazuya Ono
President of Furukawa Electric Power Systems Co., Ltd.

Since their foundation, Furukawa Electric Power Systems (FEPS) has been ensuring the safe... Apr 28, 2022

Sigma Corporation: The precision parts maker of tomorrow

Toshitaka Shitanaka
President and CEO of Sigma Corporation

Since its foundations in 1937, Sigma Corporation has been an important manufacturer in precision... Apr 28, 2022

Contributing to the sound development of the real estate finance market

Takashi Oya
President of Mitsui & Co., Realty Management Ltd.

As a real estate asset management company within the Mitsui & Co. group keeping high... Apr 27, 2022

FUTABA: Driving innovation in automotive body parts

Hiroyoshi Yoshiki
President/Director of Futaba Industrial

Founded in 1945 by four engineers determined to dedicate themselves to the principles of... Apr 27, 2022

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems: Hardware and software solutions for evolving businesses

Yasuhiro Takeuchi
President of Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.

As an already highly reputed and globally recognised brand, Hitachi Industrial Equipment... Apr 27, 2022

Leaving its stamp on the automotive and construction industries

Eisuke Yokoyama
President of Yokoyama Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Yokoyama Kogyo is a leading Japanese specialist in metal stamping and welding. Founded in... Apr 26, 2022

Asano Laboratories: Propelling plastic forwards

Toshihiro Takai
President Asano Laboratories Co., Ltd.

Pioneers push society forwards, but also assume the responsibility of changing the course... Apr 26, 2022

A strong monozukuri ethos brings Ultra-Fine Texture Plates to the world

Hitoshi Kotagiri
President of Tokuhatsu Co., Ltd.

You may not yet have heard of Tokuhatsu, but the company, led by its president, Hitoshi... Apr 26, 2022

Promoting logistics and urban development with an eye to the next generation

Takatoshi Ito
President of ES-CON JAPAN Ltd.

From its core of real estate development, ES-CON JAPAN has branched out into new sectors,... Apr 25, 2022

Diversification and digitalization are revolutionizing piping and plumbing

Masaaki Mineda
President of Asahi Synchrotech Corporation

From the increasing adoption of digital technologies and AI, to diversifying the skillset... Apr 25, 2022

Producing reliable acrylic walls without compromising their aesthetics

Yasuhiro Shikiyama
President of Nippura Co., LTD.

Nippura Co., Ltd. has acquired expertise handling acrylic as a raw material, and is... Apr 25, 2022

Environmental engineering shaking hands with the Earth

With 30 years’ expertise in manufacturing fermentation composting equipment and... Apr 25, 2022


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)





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