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Diversified startups aim to further investment

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jul 25, 2019

Diversified startups aim to further investment

Mention "Italy" and the country's food and fashion spring to mind. Yet the Global Startup Program (GSP) developed by the country's Ministry of Economic Development and implemented globally by the Italian Trade Agency has seen eight startups working in sectors as diverse as technology ...

New app to connect Japan with Africa

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jul 4, 2019

New app to connect Japan with Africa

A free smartphone app for iOS and Android and designed to enhance mutual understanding and exchange between Africans and Japanese, Nahfconnects, was recently launched in Tokyo. The app, available in Japanese and English, enables users to chat and make free phone calls. It also provides ...

Exclusive fair by Noritake and Okura chinaware

May 24, 2019

Exclusive fair by Noritake and Okura chinaware

Noritake, a Japanese fine dinnerware brand that was launched in 1904, has been celebrated around the world for its delicate design and world-class quality. Okura chinaware, a sister company of Noritake, has high-quality chinaware selections that have been a long-standing favorite of VIPs around ...

Engage in tourism projects

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 9, 2019

Engage in tourism projects

Global Daily Co. Ltd. has launched Japankuru Funding, a website dedicated to international crowdfunding in support of projects for the enjoyment of tourists visiting Japan. The site is available in Japanese, English and traditional Chinese. The name of the website combines "Japan" with "kuru," the ...

MBA team wins event

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 9, 2019

MBA team wins event

A team of MBA students from McGill MBA Japan emerged victorious in the 2019 Japan InterMBA case competition held at Hitotsubashi University's Jimbocho Campus, in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, on March 31. Students Kaori Ito, Shannon McCarron, Hiromi Naritsuka and Chris Shragin successfully argued their business ...

Ceremonies mark start of Reiwa Era

May 1, 2019

Ceremonies mark start of Reiwa Era

Japan's imperial succession entered a key stage on Wednesday with ceremonies marking Emperor Naruhito's ascension to the throne, a day after his 85-year-old father abdicated as the first living Japanese monarch in over 200 years to do so. Emperor Naruhito | KYODO As a member of ...

A lifelong passion for water studies

May 1, 2019

A lifelong passion for water studies

by Eriko Arita

Emperor Naruhito, who ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday following the abdication of his father, Emperor Emeritus Akihito on Tuesday, is the first emperor who has studied outside Japan. He is known for his wide range of interests in foreign countries and also for ...

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 25, 2019

Festival features food, fun

The Festival de Camino a Latinoamerica, an event celebrating the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to Bolivia, will be held in Tokyo's Odaiba district on May 3, 4 and 5. This annual festival is the second after last year's inaugural celebration, which ...

Conference explores halal's global growth

Apr 25, 2019

Conference explores halal's global growth

Drawing over 1,444 delegates from 56 countries, the 11th World Halal Conference (WHC) 2019 was successfully held on April 3 and 4 in Kuala Lumpur. Participants included government representatives, business leaders, halal industry players, entrepreneurs, scholars and stakeholders. Discussions highlighted various growth opportunities in ...