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【Globalizing Business in Japan】[Interview with Mr. Kizo Hisamoto, Mayor of Kobe City] How Japan Can Attract Human Resources that can Act as Global Leaders - "Human resources are a source of city growth, and city growth is a source of growth ranging from the national economy to the global economy."
In recent years, cities all over the world have been facing increasingly fiercer competition when trying to attract foreign-based companies. ......
A growing number of overseas companies have been thinking about business development in Japan, with its positive economic prospects and attractive market. With overseas companies’ ......
Companies, whether they are domestic or global companies, can best enhance their competitiveness by obtaining new human resources from far and wide. ......
In-bound consumption,” or consumption by foreign tourists, is very brisk in Japan. In 2017, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan grew 19.3% ......
The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) welcomed filmmakers and critics from around the world to the heart of Japan’s capital from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3, 2017......Tweet
In January 2017, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Hiroshige Seko, visited Ahmadabad, the largest city in western India’s state of Gujarat.....Tweet
The official mascots of EXPO 2005 in Japan will also promote Japan’s contribution to future energy.....Tweet
Representatives from Japan and China met in Beijing to discuss energy conservation and environmental....Tweet
When you hear the words “traditional Japanese crafts,” do you think of expensive art objects that exist only on a shelf?....Tweet
In October 2016, Japan hosted a seminar for South African investment, attended by South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources....Tweet
As cyberattacks grow more frequent worldwide, Japan has introduced a new national cybersecurity qualification system....Tweet
Top smartphone OS providers Apple and Google each have firm holds on the Japanese market......Tweet
How mu ch do you think it costs to license this photo? With the free new PHOTO METI web service from Japan’s Ministry of Economy.....Tweet
The corrosion-resistant titanium plates that extend over the sea underneath Haneda Airport’s Runway D are designed to last for 100 years.....Tweet
The 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), jointly organized between Japan and its African partners.....Tweet
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released its “White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2016,”.....Tweet
The embargo on Japanese caviar exports was lifted in September 2015, through joint efforts by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Fisheries Agency (FAJ) to introduce procedures complying with international guidelines. If caviar meets the proper criteria, METI will begin issuing export permits for products of sturgeon aquaculture from areas such as Miyazaki in southern Japan.Tweet
Ahead of the G7 Summit on May 26-27 in Ise-Shima, Mie Prefecture, ten ministerial meetings will be held throughout Japan to discuss specific issues, including foreign policy, finance, and energy. Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry will join the Energy Ministers’ Meeting on May 1-2 in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture.Tweet
Japan’s Cabinet approved a bill to revise the feed-in tariff (FIT) law(*) on February 9, 2016. Under the FIT system, power companies buy electricity generated from renewable sources, such as solar power, at fixed prices. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been working to revise FIT rules to expand low-cost renewable energy offerings, advance technology and promote sustainable development.Tweet
At precisely 3:50 p.m. on November 24, 2015, a Japanese H-IIA rocket blasted off from Tanegashima Space Center into the clear blue sky. The rocket’s missions?to bring a broadcast and telecommunications satellite for Canada’s Telesat into orbit around the earth?was a resounding success.Tweet
Overseas enterprises have been investing in Japan in record numbers. In recent years, investments increased 31% from 726.5 billion yen in 2013 to 954.8 billion yen in 2014, after a tenfold surge over the previous year. In a survey of more than 200 companies in 2013, Japan was also considered one of the premier location for research and development in Asia.Tweet
Dating from the 7th century, Horyu Temple (Horyuji) in Nara contains some of the world’s oldest wooden structures. Its enduring strength and resilience come from a fiber within the wood, called cellulose.Tweet
Negotiations to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) successfully concluded at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 16, 2015.Tweet
An incredible 6.42 million tons of edible food is being thrown away every year in Japan, according to official government data.Tweet
Alongside the glittering red-carpet movie premiers, the 2015 Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) held from October 22-31 also showcased a new “barrier free” technology designed to bring the joys of cinema-going to the visually and hearing impaired.Tweet
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) accounts for 40% of Japan’s electric power generation. Currently, LNG is shipped to Japan in spherical tanks carried on-board tankers mainly from the Middle East. However, the international LNG market is currently undergoing profound changes.Tweet