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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


Japanese Technology

Innovation behind the scenes




Real innovation might be where you least expect it Aug 08, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


Japan Autoindustry

Riken drives performance with its cutting-edge and cultivated technology


Noritada Okano, Chairman and CEO, Riken Corp.

The autoparts maker, whose advanced piston rings can be found in cars around the world, has developed a diverse portfolio of groundbreaking technologies... Aug 04, 2017

Industry & Trade | Asia-Pacific | Japan


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


The pursuit of unique and innovative carbon products

Naotaka Kondo
President of Toyo Tanso Co Ltd

Toyo Tanso was the first company in the world to successfully mass produce large-size isotropic... Dec 11, 2018


Waida Mfg - A cut above the rest

Mr. Mitsuo Waida
Chairman & CEO of WAIDA MFG. CO. LTD

For this interview with the Worldfolio, Mr. Mitsuo Waida, President of Waida MFG, explains... Oct 30, 2018


Bringing Japanese Construction Expertise Abroad

Mr. Tetsuo Omura
President of Japan Port Consultants

The Worldfolio sits down with Mr. Tetsuo Omura, President of Japan Port Consultants, to... Oct 29, 2018


“MITUTOYO stands behind every product; it supports our lives”

Mr. Yoshiaki Numata
President of MITUTOYO Corp.

For this interview with the Worldfolio, Mr. Yoshiaki Numata, President of Mitutoyo Corp.,... Oct 17, 2018


The leaders of automobile Lifts

Mr. Yasutoshi Sugiura
President of SUGIYASU CORPORATION

For this interview, The Worldfolio sits down with Mr. Yasutoshi Sugiura, President of Sugiyasu... Oct 17, 2018


From Nagano to The World

Mr. Takahiro Koyama
President of KOYAMA CO, LTD.

In this interview, The Worldfolio sits down with Mr. Takahiro Koyama, President of Koyama... Oct 17, 2018


A little piece of London in Tokyo

Mr. Garth Roberts
Founder and CEO of THE MEGURO TAVERN CO. LTD

The Worldfolio sits down with Garth Roberts, founder and CEO of Meguro Tavern Co., Ltd.... Oct 17, 2018


Passion Creates the Future

PhD Norio Minato
President of NSWest Inc.

The Worldfolio sits down with PhD. Norio Minato, Representative Director of NSWest Inc.... Oct 17, 2018


Supporting ‘Monozukuri’ with Force Measurement Technology

Mr. Mitsuhiro Imada
Representative Director of Imada Co., Ltd.

The Worldfolio sits down with Mr. Mitsuhiro Imada, Representative Director of Imada Co.,... Oct 17, 2018


Innovating and challenging the status quo

Mr. Keita Horiba
President of SANYO MACHINE WORKS LTD.

The Worldfolio sits down to speak with Keita Horiba, President of Sanyo Machine Works, which... Sep 26, 2018


Makita: 100 years devoted better marine engine manufacturing

Yu Makita
Makita Corporation

Japan is the leading shipbuilder in Asia and Makita is one of its best ship engine manufacturers.... Sep 20, 2018


Linking the technologies of Industry 4.0 together

Mr. Iino
CEO of Office-FA

The Worldfolio sits down with Mr. Iino, CEO of Office FA, to learn more about his unique... Aug 30, 2018


The king of optical glass

Mr.Hirokazu Saito
President & CEO of Ohara Inc.

With demand for cameras having decreased significantly in recent years, Japan’s leading... Aug 29, 2018


Totally wired: Sumitomo Electric, the Japanese cable king

Osamu Inoue
President & COO of Sumitomo Electric

A global leader in the manufacture of electric wire and optical fiber cables, Sumitomo Electric... Aug 29, 2018


The power behind the Web

Mr. Yasuo Ishii
President & CEO of Sanwa Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Sanwa has serviced the industry for over 70 years as an innovative electrical and optical... Aug 27, 2018


Shigiya Machinery Works: the art of ‘co-creation’

Mr. Norikazu Shigitani
President of SHIGIYA MACHINERY WORKS LTD.

Since the 1950s, Shigiya has specialized in the production of metal machine tools, primarily... Aug 24, 2018


The Monozukuri of beauty

Mr. Masaumi Asanuma
President of the Asanuma Corporation

The Worldfolio speaks with Masaumi Asanuma, president of the Asanuma Corporation, a cosmetics... Aug 24, 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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