Jan 22, 2014

Germany gets taste of Amami 'kokuto shochu'

A small trade fair was held in Berlin this week to promote “shochu” distilled spirits made from “kokuto” brown sugar, a specialty of the remote Amami Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture. It was the first organized attempt to promote kokuto shochu overseas. The government allows ...

Japan pavilion promotes firms at Baghdad fair

Oct 12, 2013

Japan pavilion promotes firms at Baghdad fair

A Japan pavilion opened Friday at an ongoing international trade fair in Baghdad, becoming the biggest in terms of the number of companies featured. The pavilion is showcasing 22 firms, including Canon Inc. and Panasonic Corp., the largest number among the more than 15 ...

May 30, 2013

Japanese companies skip Beijing trade fair amid political tensions

The number of Japanese entries in an international services trade fair that opened in Beijing on Tuesday is sharply down from last year amid lingering political tensions. Only nine Japanese companies and organizations are taking part in the Beijing International Fair for Trade in ...