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US-based crowd-funder “Crowd Cow” Now Sell Japanese Wagyu Beef Directly From Japan Farm to US Customer

| Products & Services, USA | 07/31/2017

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Crowd Cow Will Now Sell Wagyu Beef Directly From Farm to Customer

Date: July 11, 2017
Source: Food & Wine by Max Bonem

Starting July 12th, the Seattle startup will be largest single importer and online retailer of Japanese A5 Wagyu in the U.S.

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Japan remains committed to promoting Zambia’s economic growth

| Biz News, International Cooperation, Zambia | 07/31/2017

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Count on us, Japan tells Zambia

Date: July 23, 2017
Source: Zambia Daily Mail by MIKE MUGALA

JAPAN says it remains committed to promoting Zambia’s economic growth. Japanese ambassador Hidenobu Sobashima, who was speaking at the Zambia-JICA Fellowship Association (ZAJIFA) annual general meeting in Lusaka yesterday, said his government will always work with the Zambian government in promoting economic growth through bilateral relations and promoting industrial growth to better the lives of Zambians.

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Automotive parts manufacturer “TPR Vietnam” opens 42 mln-USD factory in Binh Duong

| Biz News, Business Development, Vietnam | 07/30/2017

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Japan-invested firm opens 42 mln-USD factory in Binh Duong

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: VietnamPlus

Binh Duong (VNA) – The Japanese-invested TPR Vietnam Co. Ltd on July 21 put into operation a factory producing gaskets, electric mattress pads and plastic products for daily use in the southern province of Binh Duong.

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Canon Asia eyes USD 10 bn sales by 2020

| Biz News, Business Development | 07/29/2017

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Canon Asia eyes USD 10 bn sales by 2020

Date: July 26, 2017
Source: Press Trust of India By Bengaluru

Japanese imaging and optical products major Canon Inc is eyeing a jump in sales to USD 10 billion from Asian markets, including China and India, by 2020.

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Japanese startup ikkai raises funding to connect student freelancers to companies; eyes Malaysia and Indonesia markets

| Biz News, Business Development, Malaysia | 07/28/2017

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Japanese startup ikkai raises funding to connect student freelancers to companies; eyes Malaysia and Indonesia markets

Date: July 26, 2017
Source: e27 by Yon Heong Tung

Fukuoka-based student freelancer platform ikkai has raised JPY 20 million (US$180,000) from a group of angel investors.

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Japanese Pitch Night Summer 2017 – Japan is changing the startup game!

| Biz Events, Business Opportunity, USA Events | 07/27/2017

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Japanese Pitch Night Summer 2017

Date: Aug 10, 2017
Hours: 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Venue: Google Launchpad
Address: 301 Howard Street, an Francisco, US
Organizer: Silicon Valley forum, NEDO
Source: Silicon Valley forum

Japan is changing the startup game.

NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum are delighted to welcome you to our fourth Japanese Pitch Night–join us this August as a new group of amazing Japanese technology startups takes the stage to show off their amazing ventures.

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Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma to Buy Israeli Drug Maker “NeuroDerm” for Record $1.1 Billion

| Investment & Acquisition, Israeli | 07/27/2017

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Japanese Firm to Buy Israeli Drug Maker for Record $1.1 Billion

Date: July 26, 2017
Source: The Tower by ISRAEL21c

NeuroDerm, an Israeli clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing next-generation treatments for central nervous system disorders, will be acquired for $1.1 billion in cash by Japanese company Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation.

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Japanese dollar store MINISO opens in Vancouver

| Canada, Products & Services | 07/27/2017

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Japanese dollar store MINISO opens in Vancouver

Date: July 25, 2017
Source: Urban YVR by Peter Meiszner

Japanese variety store MINISO — best described as a cross between MUJI, Daiso, UNIQLO and Dollarama — is now open on West Broadway in Vancouver.

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Flavourful green tea drink awaits unity walk participants

| Malaysia, Products & Services | 07/26/2017

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Flavourful green tea drink awaits unity walk participants

Date: July 24, 2014
Source: The Star Online

PARTICIPANTS of the Anak Anak Malaysia unity walk can look forward to some refreshing Oishi Green Tea to quench their thirst after the walk.

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Sojitz Corp. signed with Turkey to finance a major Istanbul hospital

| Biz Countries, Business Development, Turkey | 07/26/2017

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Sojitz Joins Hospital Project in the Republic of Turkey

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: Sojitz Corporation

Sojitz Corporation has announced participation in a hospital project in Turkey via a wholly-owned subsidiary. Together with Ronesans, Sojitz will construct, operate and manage the Ikitelli Integrated Health Campus (Location: Istanbul, Turkey; the number of beds: 2,682; “Ikitelli IHC”). The Ikitelli IHC will be one of the largest hospital complexes in the world, and the sole hospital facility managed in part by a Japanese company.

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Japanese companies invested $4.7 billion last year in India, says envoy

| India, Investment & Acquisition | 07/25/2017

A file photo of Japanese ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/ Mint

Japanese companies invested $4.7 billion last year in India, says envoy

Date: June 27, 2017
Source: livemint by Elizabeth Roche

New Delhi: Japanese ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu says that Japanese investments into India are growing steadily with more and more companies setting up base in India. That Japanese companies are not able to make a profit immediately after entering the Indian market is not seen as a deterrent, he says.

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Toyota Tsusho Corp targeting new economic power “Ethiopian Market” in Africa.

| Economy & Markets | 07/24/2017

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Toyota Tsusho Corp targeting new economic power “Ethiopian Market” in Africa

Date: July 22, 2017
Source: Ezega.com

July 22, 2017 – Toyota Tsusho Corporation, a Japanese company, globally known in automotive manufacturing, has targeted Ethiopia as its new African destination in the coming few years, according to the Reporter.

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Federal Land, Isetan and Nomura tie up for $400-M Bonifacio Global City project in Philippine

| Business Development, Philippines | 07/23/2017

Nomura Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. to invest in a P20-billion residential and retail complex in Bonifacio Global City.

Japan-themed P20-B complex to rise in BGC

Date: July 11, 2017
Source: INQUIRER.NET by Doris Dumlao-Abadilla

GT Capital group’s property arm Federal Land Inc. has teamed up with Japan’s Nomura Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. to invest in a P20-billion residential and retail complex in Bonifacio Global City.

The Japanese-inspired project called Sunshine Fort Landmark, pitched as the first-of-its-kind in the Philippines, is targeted for completion by 2025.

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Japanese company “Sumitomo Corp.” buys stake in Canada’s Pacific Bioenergy

| Canada, Investment & Acquisition | 07/22/2017

The Pacific BioEnergy plant on Willow Cale Forestry Road is seen in a 2010 file photo. Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation has purchased a 48-per-cent stake in the pellet producer. - Brent Braaten, Photographer

Japanese firm buys stake in Pacific Bioenergy

Date: July 21, 2017
Source: PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN by FRANK PEEBLES

One of Prince George’s flagship companies in the alternative forestry sector has gotten an international boost.

Sumitomo Corporation of Japan has acquired a 48 per cent equity interest in Pacific BioEnergy Corporation (PBEC), one of Canada’s leading producers of wood pellets. It has its head office in Vancouver but its original manufacturing facility is in Prince George on the Willow Cale Forest Service Road, built in 1994 then rebuilt and expanded in 2007.

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Konica Minolta to buy O.C. genetics firm in a deal worth $1 billion

| Biz News, Business Development, USA | 07/08/2017

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Japanese company to buy O.C. genetics firm in a deal worth $1 billion
Date: July 6, 2017
Source: Orange County Register By HANNAH MADANS

Tokyo-based digital technology company Konica Minolta will purchase Aliso Viejo-based Ambry Genetics Corp. in a deal valued at up to $1 billion, the companies announced Thursday.

Konica Minolta will pay $800 million when the deal closes and up $200 million more will be paid “based on certain financial metrics over the next two years.” The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the third quarter.

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