Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022


MRI: Tackling today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges

Through its Value Creation Process, Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) works alongside public and private actors in designing far-reaching solutions to global challenges.

ManufacturingSeptember 14, 2021

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 continues to evolve in line with customer and industry needs.

ConstructionJuly 17, 2022

E-NEXCO: A clear vision for the future of transportation infrastructure

One of Japan’s largest expressway operators is developing next-generation monitoring and maintenance technologies for overseas markets.

MedicalMarch 14, 2022

Pioneering treatments: From ALS to plant-based COVID-19 vaccines

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, has proudly pursued medical breakthroughs for more than 300 years. In that time, the company has discovered several distinctive treatments for serious diseases including diabetes and multiple sclerosis. While these successes represent a strong part of its corporate identity, MTPC continues to build on its legacy by seeking new solutions to the pressing needs of patients worldwide. Today, MTPC is focused on driving scientific discovery in areas including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, and – most recently – a novel vaccine for COVID-19.


LogisticsJuly 6, 2022

Leading the sustainable development of Japan’s logistics and shipping

We sat down with Mr. Junichiro Ikeda, Chairman of both the Japan Association for Logistics and Transport, and of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) one of the world’s leading multimodal transport groups. We discussed both MOL and Japan’s shipping sector’s capacity to meet diverse transport needs given their comprehensive approach to safety, timely service, and sustainability.

ManufacturingJuly 20, 2022

Building value through sustainability

Sojitz is pursuing sustainable value creation in order to lead the company toward its goal of becoming a general trading company that constantly cultivates new business and capital.

ChemicalsNovember 4, 2021

Kureha to meet growing lithium-ion battery market demands

Kureha Corporation is a leading diversified chemical products manufacturer. Since its inception in 1944, Kureha has constantly sought to support and enhance an ever-changing society through its original technology and strong corporate culture. In this interview, president, Yutaka Kobayashi, gives more details on the company’s polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) technology and the it is meeting growing demands from the lithium-ion battery market.

ManufacturingApril 27, 2022

FUTABA: Driving innovation in automotive body parts

Founded in 1945 by four engineers determined to dedicate themselves to the principles of monozukuri, Futaba is a valued supplier to Japan’s automobile goliaths, utilizing its strong supply network and value-adding parts to help drive the industry forward. We spoke to President Hiroyoshi Yoshiki to learn about how the company is gearing up for the future of the automotive industry.

ConstructionMay 14, 2021

Bringing the construction site into the Industry 4.0 era

Established in 1883, Tobishima Corporation has played a vital role in building modern Japan for almost 140 years – overseeing a diverse number of iconic projects. Today, guided by its mid-term plan focusing on digital transformation, innovation, co-creation and building a ‘Smart Solution Service’ business, Tobishima continues to undertake important civil engineering and construction projects in Japan and abroad, across Asia and in Rwanda, Africa. We speak with president Masahiro Norikyo, who explains more about the company’s operations, its technologies such as e-Sense, and how Tobishima Corporation is today at the forefront of the construction industry’s shift to Industry 4.0

ConstructionMay 12, 2021

Leveraging 120 years of experience to support the next century of progress

Having celebrated 120 years of history in 2017, Meidensha Corporation aims to play a major role in shaping the next century through its wide-ranging operations spanning IT, automotive, energy, water and transport.  At the same time that Meidensha is contributing to the advancement of next-generation semiconductors and electronic vehicles with its proprietary technologies, the company will also support the rollout of vital infrastructure projects in fast-growing Southeast Asia, where its long-standing expertise in water, electricity and railways will help to support the region’s rapid urbanization and socio-economic development. We speak to president Takeshi Miida to learn more about the company and its operations, as well as how it is helping developed nations like the US with its aging power infrastructure problem.