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Chilled parcel deliveries boosting Japan's fresh food exports

Jan 13, 2016

Chilled parcel deliveries boosting Japan's fresh food exports

Japanese exports of farm and marine products are growing on an unprecedented scale, thanks in part to the expanded use of refrigerated delivery services, which ensure that fresh foods are delivered promptly and at their seasonal best. The trend is only likely to gather ...

Euronews to start Japan broadcasts in December via Hikari TV

Nov 27, 2015

Euronews to start Japan broadcasts in December via Hikari TV

Multilingual news organization Euronews S.A. of France plans to enter the Japanese market in December. Its programs, which range from reports on European affairs, science and technology to culture and sports, will be broadcast by teaming up with NTT Plala Inc., operator of the ...

Re-elected Obama won't be Senkaku savior

Nov 17, 2012

Re-elected Obama won't be Senkaku savior

Analysts say Tokyo is excessively optimistic about U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election and his administration’s strategic shift toward the Asia-Pacific region is unlikely to result in any dividend for Japan. Instead of trying to protect the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, ...

Major companies roll out red carpet for local Chinese recruits

Jun 25, 2012

Major companies roll out red carpet for local Chinese recruits

Panasonic Corp., retail giant Aeon Co. and four other domestic firms arranged a joint recruitment event Saturday in Tokyo, targeting Chinese students attending Japanese universities whom they view as critical to their success in China. The companies decided to hold the job fair at ...

Financial firms await Myanmar entry

Jun 9, 2012

Financial firms await Myanmar entry

Although Myanmar is still closed to foreign banks, major Japanese financial institutions have stepped up their involvement in the country, preparing themselves for the time when the government will give the long-awaited green light to their full-fledged operations. “Currently we are limited to collecting ...