Ministry goes offshore to diversify holders of JGBs

Business Jun 27, 2006

Ministry goes offshore to diversify holders of JGBs

NEW YORK (Kyodo) The Finance Ministry is pitching Japanese government bonds to U.S. investors in an effort to diversify the country's bondholder base, partly due to concerns about Japan's rapidly aging society. The ministry recently held a seminar at the Japan Society in New York, ...

Japan has long way to go to catch up on ethanol

Business Jun 8, 2006

Japan has long way to go to catch up on ethanol

NEW YORK (Kyodo) Ethanol, a renewable fuel distilled from sugar cane, corn, wheat and other types of biomass, has recently drawn attention after Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshihiro Nikai to redouble Japan's efforts to boost its production. Often dubbed ...

Mix cultures for global success: expert

Business Apr 12, 2006

Mix cultures for global success: expert

NEW YORK (Kyodo) Japanese companies that want to go global must have good risk management and tap into the strengths of the cultures in which they operate, according to the former president of Komatsu America Corp. Kenichi Nakamura said a company aiming to globalize its ...

Knowledge, not speculation, key to North Korea, expert says

National Feb 23, 2006

Knowledge, not speculation, key to North Korea, expert says

NEW YORK (Kyodo) North Korea does not need to be considered unpredictable or evil as long as we exercise our knowledge and avoid speculation, according to Hazel Smith, a social scientist who has traveled extensively in the country since the 1990s and witnessed the ...