Bright future lies ahead as trade, investments grow

Nov 29, 2019

Bright future lies ahead as trade, investments grow

by Yb Datuk Darell Leiking

Malaysia values its bilateral relationship with Japan that has grown from strength to strength. This year marks the 61st diplomatic anniversary between Malaysia and Japan, an important milestone that signifies the long-standing ties between our two nations. The Look East Policy 2.0 (LEP 2.0) is ...

Strong potential seen in further transformation

Nov 29, 2019

Strong potential seen in further transformation

by Nobuhiko Sasaki

One and a half years have passed since the 14th general election in May last year, when Malaysia's first-ever change of administration was realized. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who has taken the helm of government for the second ...

Kewpie sees results from its halal efforts

Nov 29, 2019

Kewpie sees results from its halal efforts

Kewpie is well known in Japan for its mayonnaise, salad dressings and sauces. But a decade ago, the company embarked on a new and rewarding overseas challenge: the market for halal foods in Malaysia. Tatsuo Kabesu, managing director of Kewpie Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Certifying foods as halal, ...

Malaysia hub is music to Roland's ears

Nov 29, 2019

Malaysia hub is music to Roland's ears

Japanese electronic musical instrument maker Roland Corp. has found Malaysia to be a great fit as a market for its products, regional headquarters for Southeast Asia and a global production and distribution base. Jun-ichi Miki, CEO of Roland Corp. Roland established its manufacturing facility there in ...

'Much to gain' for Japanese businesses

Nov 29, 2019

'Much to gain' for Japanese businesses

The Malaysia Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is Malaysia's principal investment promotion agency and was established in 1967. Dato' Azman Mahmud, CEO of the Malaysia Investment Development Authority MIDA is a one-stop agency for approval and implementation of foreign direct investment projects and helps investors not only ...

Resource-rich Sabah seeks investors

Nov 29, 2019

Resource-rich Sabah seeks investors

Situated in eastern Malaysia, the state of Sabah is rich in biodiversity. Additionally, its agriculture, forestry and petroleum industries have laid a firm economic foundation for new business development. To encourage further development and transform Sabah into a flourishing investment hub, the Sabah Development Corridor ...

From sight to taste, diverse wonders await discovery

Nov 29, 2019

From sight to taste, diverse wonders await discovery

Rich in cultural and natural beauty, Malaysia is a wonderland begging to be explored. Next year, the country will celebrate its sightseeing gems under the banner of "Visit Malaysia 2020," a special campaign inviting visitors to experience captivating events across the country. As part of ...

Science park draws investors across a variety of fields

Nov 29, 2019

Science park draws investors across a variety of fields

Malaysia continues to be an attractive destination for foreign direct investment from around the world, especially Japan. According to the latest figures from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, direct investment from Japan in Malaysia totaled $322.8 million in 2017 and initiatives such as the Kulim ...

Golf tournament seeks to inspire diversity through sport

Nov 19, 2019

Golf tournament seeks to inspire diversity through sport

The 2019 ISPS Handa Watch World Cup pro-am golf tournament was held on Nov. 4 and 5 at Taiheiyo Club Gotemba West. The course is located in the scenic foothills of majestic Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture. The event was sponsored by International Sports Promotion ...

Empowering Slovenia's Business: <em>Green. Creative. Smart.</em>

Nov 15, 2019

Empowering Slovenia's Business: Green. Creative. Smart.

In 2019, SPIRIT Slovenia, the Public Agency for Entrepreneurship, Internationalization, Foreign Investments and Technology, launched an international communications campaign Green. Creative. Smart. under the state brand "I feel Slovenia." The Green. Creative. Smart. campaign highlights the key competitive advantages of the Slovenian economy in the ...

Athletes, politicians gather to showcase 2020 ambitions

Nov 12, 2019

Athletes, politicians gather to showcase 2020 ambitions

Stars from international sports and politics gathered on Oct. 31 in Tokyo for the New Zealand Olympic Gala 2019 to showcase the country's ambitions for next year's 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The black-tie event at the Hilton Tokyo was held in partnership with the International Sports ...