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Fishermen land scallops at Nemuro Port in Nemuro, Hokkaido, in April 2022.
BUSINESS
Dec 20, 2023
Japan to test scallop processing in Mexico
Under the plan scallops will be processed in Ensenada in the Mexican state of Baja California, about 100 kilometers from the border with the U.S.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 17, 2023
Japan ramps up support for startups venturing overseas
Private-sector and government initiatives are seeking to equip young companies with the knowledge and contacts to be successful outside Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 11, 2022
Over 64% of Japan firms abroad expect to see profits in 2022: survey
A majority of Japanese manufacturers cited rising costs of raw materials for the changes in operating profits, noting the Ukraine war as one of the reasons.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2022
COVID-19 restrictions in China affecting Japanese makers
Amid strict 'COVID zero' policies, some Japanese companies are having workers sleep in their factories to continue production.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 24, 2022
41% of Japan firms foresee lower profits in China
The survey also showed that the proportion of Japanese firms that believe their operations in India, Vietnam and Indonesia will improve stood at 63.2%, 47.6% and 47%, respectively.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 17, 2021
Quality products drive rise in China's imports of Japanese cosmetics
China's imports of cosmetics from Japan in 2020 soared more than 30% from the previous year to about $4.3 billion, surpassing South Korea and other major suppliers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 17, 2020
Japanese companies shifting focus to Southeast Asia as U.S. and China clash: JETRO
A rising number of Japanese companies are expanding in Southeast Asia but scaling down in China as tensions escalate between Beijing and Washington, according to the Japan External Trade Organization.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 2, 2020
JETRO to help companies export made-in-Japan crafts online
A Japanese government-linked organization will help local companies export made-in-Japan crafts including stationery, furniture and accessories to overseas buyers through online channels amid the coronavirus pandemic.
BUSINESS
Nov 28, 2019
Foreign investment in Japan tops ¥30 trillion for the first time
The balance of foreign direct investment in Japan stood at ¥30.7 trillion at the end of 2018, topping ¥30 trillion for the first time ever, the Japan External Trade Organization said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 2, 2019
Brexit having a negative impact on 54% of Japanese companies in U.K., survey shows
A recent survey finds about 54 percent of Japanese companies with operations in the United Kingdom have been negatively impacted by the country's planned exit from the European Union.
BUSINESS
Oct 6, 2019
Stories of success by 100 Japanese firms doing business overseas published online
To help small businesses boost their exports, a public-private body has released a collection of 100 success stories of Japanese companies that have expanded overseas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 16, 2019
Japanese food producers target health-focused Aussies at Sydney expo
Gluten-free ramen noodles and tofu jerky were among the many products exhibited Monday by Japanese food companies appealing to health-conscious Australians at a Japanese food expo in Sydney.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 25, 2018
Japanese firms operating in India increased by over 5% in 2018
The number of Japanese companies registered in India increased 5.2 percent in 2018 from the previous year as the nation's businesses continue to tap opportunities in Asia's third largest economy.
BUSINESS
Nov 29, 2018
Inbound investment to Japan continues on upward trend driven by Asian neighbors
The total value of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Japan increased to ¥28.6 trillion in 2017, bringing the country a step closer to meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's goal of doubling such investment to ¥35 trillion by 2020, according to the Japan External Trade Organization.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 9, 2018
Japan opening doors more widely to foreign professionals
The perception of 'closed companies' is fast becoming a thing of the past.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 20, 2018
Japan's tech-hungry firms seeking help from Indian IT startups
Technology-hungry Japanese firms are being matched with startups in India as Japan looks toward innovation to revitalize its aging population and mature industrialized economy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 20, 2018
Firms promote Japanese beef in Australia after a 17-year hiatus due to mad cow disease
Wagyu beef companies from across Japan showcased their products on Monday at a food exhibition celebrating the return of Japanese beef to Australia after 17 years.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 30, 2018
High energy prices and semiconductor-related product demand helped world trade mark first rise in three years: JETRO
Global trade in 2017 grew 10.5 percent from the previous year to $17.32 trillion, marking the first rise in three years due to higher energy prices and robust demand for semiconductor-related products, according to a report by a Japan trade body released Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 9, 2018
Vietnam bumps Thailand down to third place in survey of interest among Japanese businesses
Interest in Vietnam among Japanese companies continues to grow, boosting the Southeast Asian country to the second spot, right behind China, for the first time in the Japan External Trade Organization's ranking of countries and areas favorable for business expansion, according to a fiscal 2017 survey...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2017
JETRO to push Japan-India business collaboration in Africa
The Japan External Trade Organization plans to promote partnerships between Japanese and Indian companies looking to expand their presence in Africa by leveraging their mutual expertise, JETRO officials said.

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