Japanese businesses view Southeast Asia as key to growth

Dec 14, 2013

Japanese businesses view Southeast Asia as key to growth

Japanese corporate leaders Saturday emphasized the importance of Southeast Asian markets for the growth of the country’s companies during a meeting with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. “Japan’s economic circles will continue to deepen economic exchanges with ASEAN,” Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman ...

Dec 6, 2013

New rules for loans guaranteed by small biz owners

The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Japanese Bankers Association have set new self-imposed guidelines for loans to small and midsize businesses guaranteed personally by their owners. The rules, which take effect Feb. 1, are to help revitalize ailing small businesses, which ...