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Japan Beefs Up Philippine Investments After PM Abe’s JPY1 Trillion Pledge

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently committed to the Philippines loan funds amounting to 1-trillion-yen or P440-billion in financing and investment. The large influx...
Japan Tobacco

Japan Tobacco (TYO:2914) Posts Drop in 2016 Domestic Cigarette Sales

JAPAN - Japan Tobacco Inc (TSE:2914) released preliminary cigarette sales report that showed domestic cigarette sales in Japan last year dropped 2.8% to 106.2...

高雄で来年、エコモビリティフェス開催 公共交通の利用を促進

台湾南部の高雄市で2017年10月1日から1カ月間にわたり、環境負荷の少ない交通行動の導入を目指す「エコモビリティ・ワールドフェスティバル2017」が開催されます。 国際的な持続可能性をめざす自治体協議会「イクレイ」に所属する組織「エコモビリティアライアンス」と高雄市が共催するもので、化石燃料を使う個人乗用車の使用減少などをはかることが目的です。 会場となる人気スポットの哈瑪星では期間中、高雄メトロやライトレールを含む公共交通機関、自転車などを利用したロハスなエコライフを体験していただけます。交通手段や気候変動に関心を持つ各国の代表と専門家によるエコ交通の実践方法も紹介され、持続可能な交通への取り組みを通じて、温室効果ガスの排出を削減し、気候変動の緩和に努めます。 高雄市では近年、持続可能な都市形態に転換するため、メトロ(MRT)やライトレール、インテリジェントバス停の整備など、人と環境にやさしいエコ交通の推進に取り組んでまいりました。 市内における自転車シェアリングサービスのサイクルポートは計159箇所、自転車専用道は全長755キロメートルに達します。今年6月には台湾初のライトレールの運行が始まり、持続可能な輸送手段の導入が着々と進んでいます。 持続可能性と環境保全の追求において、世界と歩調を合わせていくという強い決意を持つ高雄市。エコフレンドリーな交通手段の推進によって、誰もが暮らしやすいエコ都市になることを願っています。 - BusinessNewsAsia.com
Japan Nanoparticles

University of Tokyo Researchers Pioneer Imaging of Inside of Cells Using Polymeric Nanoparticles

JAPAN – Researches at the University of Tokyo have pioneered the use of MPC polymers to modify the surfaces of nanoparticles, producing images of...
Crabs Chitosan

New Research Uncovers Healing Potential of Crab Shells

JAPAN – Crab and shrimp shells have potential to enhance bone generation, wound healing and targeted drug delivery, according a review of the latest...
Toyota Fuel Cell Buses

Toyota To Roll Out Fuel Cell Buses In Early 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation will start selling its fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017, with plans to introduce over...
Fujitsu Blockchain

Fujitsu Develops Blockchain-based Security Technology

Confidential data between multiple organizations can now be safely and securely handled after through the blockchain-based security technologies developed by Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and...
JCB Russia

Russia’s Bank Saint Petersburg Now Accepts JCB Cards

Bank Saint Petersburg (BSPB), the leading bank in North-West Russia, now accepts JCB cards at POS terminals and ATMs, JCB International Co Ltd (JCBI),...
Trillium SecureCar SDK

Trillium Announces SecureCAR SDK, BrainBOX at escar Asia

Trillium Inc, an automotive cybersecurity startup, has announced the availability of an SDK (software development kit) for its SecureCAR software-based, multi-layered automotive cybersecurity solution...
Hitachi Elevator

Hitachi’s New Machine Room-Less Elevator To Launch In Asia, M East

Tokyo-headquartered Hitachi Ltd and Hitachi Building Systems announced that they will launch a new machine room-less elevator for Asia and the Middle East on...

Call for Entries: The Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2016

The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, in cooperation with the National Youth Commission (NYC), is...
Daio Paper

Daio Paper Mulls New Hi-Tech Paper Plant

Daio Paper Corporation, the producer of Japan’s top brand household paper products, is planning to install a new state-of-the-art household paper production facility in...
Japan Tobacco

Japan Tobacco’s Cigarette Sales Fall in April

Japan Tobacco Inc (TSE:2914), a leading Japanese cigarette manufacturing company, saw its cigarettes sales volume dropped 13.5% in April, year-on-year. In a disclosure to the...

Japan Allows Insurers to Cover Infertility Treatment

Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) is reportedly planning to allow insurance companies to cover infertility treatment in the country as part of the government's...

GPIF, World’s Biggest Pension Fund, Loses USD64 Billion

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's biggest pension fund, just lost USD64 billion in the last quarter, its worst in comparable data...

Bank Lending in Japan Drops in Third Quarter

Data released by the Bank of Japan showed that bank lending in Japan's banks dropped unexpectedly in the third quarter of this year. The data...

Company Shares of Nippon Light Metal (TOKYO:5703) Up 3.33 Percent

TOKYO, JAPAN - Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co Ltd (TOKYO:5703)'s stocks rose 3.33 percent in today's trading session to end the day at 186.0....

Japanese Companies to Raise Capital Spending by 13.9 Percent

TOKYO - Major companies in Japan are planning to raise their domestic capital spending in fiscal 2015 ending next March by 13.9 percent, a...

Japanese Investors Plan Business Expansion, Investments in the Philippines

TOKYO, JAPAN – Several Japanese firms, most of them engaged in manufacturing, have expressed desires to invest or expand their businesses in the Philippines,...

Philippine President Aquino Tackles China-Led AIIB In Japan Visit

TOKYO - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III announced that his country is still studying the proposal to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank...