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Toyota Celebrates 60 Years in the US – 33 million vehicles, 10 manufacturing plants, 1,500 dealerships and 36,000 employees in the US

| Products & Services, USA | 10/31/2017

Toyopet Crown

Toyota Celebrates 60 Years in the U.S.

Date: Oct 31, 2017
Source: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

- After humble beginnings, Toyota is poised to transform from just a car company into a mobility company –

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 31, 2017 – When Toyota launched its North American headquarters in a Hollywood, Calif., dealership on October 31, 1957, it was, no doubt, a frightening affair.

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Leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables, Mizuho OSI exhibit Levó Head Positioning System at NASS 2017

| Products & Services, USA | 10/25/2017

Mizuho OSI® Introduces New Levó Head Positioning System for Spine Procedures

Mizuho OSI® Introduces New Levó Head Positioning System for Spine Procedures

Date: Oct 25, 2017
Source: Mizuho OSI

- New Technology Available for Demonstration at North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, October 25-27 in Booth #717 -

UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 25, 2017 – Mizuho OSI®, a leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables, pressure management solutions, and table specific patient care kits, is introducing its newest technology, the Levó Head Positioning System at NASS 2017.

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U.S. & Japan Leaders to Discuss Diversity, Regional Collaboration and Economic Partnerships in Washington, DC

| Biz Events, USA, USA Events | 10/21/2017


U.S. & Japan Leaders to Discuss Diversity, Regional Collaboration and Economic Partnerships in Washington, DC

Date: Oct 20, 2017
Source: The U.S.-Japan Council

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2017 – The 2017 U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) Annual Conference, “Unity in Diversity: Shaping the Future Together,” will bring together regional, national and international leaders from government, business, academia and nonprofit sectors to discuss how to we can work together to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship.

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Japanese Ambassador of Georgia Tadaharu Uehara talk about relationship with Japan and Georgia country

| Biz News, Georgia, International Cooperation | 10/20/2017

Japan and Georgia

Japanese Ambassador to Georgia: Aiming to Develop Cultural & Economic Ties

Date: Oct 16, 2017
Source: Georgia Today

Exclusive Interview

Georgia and Japan have a special relationship. Since Georgia’s independence from the Soviet Union, the cooperation between the two nations has been ever increasing, not only politically but economically and culturally, too. Indeed, Japan has had a two-tier Grassroots Grant Projects scheme active in Georgia since 1998, part of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) financial aid offered by the Japanese government for the development of projects initiated by local communities, with the goal of fulfilling diverse communal needs at the grassroots level.

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Canon Reaches 90 million EOS Series Cameras and 130 Million EF Lenses

| Products & Services, USA | 10/19/2017

EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon Hits Major Production Milestone With EOS Series Cameras And EF Lenses

Date: Oct 17, 2017
Source: Canon U.S.A., Inc.

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 17, 2017Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has reached two major production milestones— a combined production of the company’s film and digital EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras surpassed 90 million on September 20, 2017 and 130 million1 EF-series interchangeable lenses on October 12, 2017.

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Olympus NDT Canada Launch $37 Million CAD Building to Improves Employee Work Experience

| Biz News, Business Development, Canada | 10/18/2017

Olympus NDT Canada CAD Building

Olympus NDT Canada Invests to Support Growth

Date: Oct 16, 2017
Source: Olympus Corporation of the Americas

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 16, 2017Olympus NDT (Nondestructive Testing) Canada proceeded today with the official inauguration of its new office and manufacturing complex, built at a cost of $37 million CAD in the Michelet Innovation Zone.

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Japan’s small and medium-sized enterprises is looking for opportunities to expand business in Myanmar

| Biz News, Business Development, Myanmar | 10/12/2017

Workers at a construction site in Yangon. Construction businesses in Japan are keen to invest in their counterparts in Myanmar. Photo: The Myanmar Times

Japanese manufacturers eye expansion opportunities

Date: Oct 12, 2017
Source: The Myanmar Times by AYE NYEIN WIN

After investing heavily in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, Japanese businesses are now keen to expand in Myanmar, said Mr Satoshi Yamamoto, chief director of The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) told The Myanmar Times during a business development seminar in Yangon on October 9.

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Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association report Japanese-brand Automakers activity and local economic effect in US

| Biz News, Reports, USA | 10/12/2017


Japanese-brand Automakers Mark 35 Years of Manufacturing and R&D in America

Date: Oct 10, 2017
Source: JAMA USA

New Report Highlights History of Growth in JAMA Members’ U.S. Employment and Automotive Production

WASHINGTON – Today, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s U.S. office (JAMA USA) released its 2017-2018 Contributions Report “35 Years of Manufacturing and R&D in America.”

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“Taste of Japan” Food Event Held in NY to Expand Japanese Cuisine Culture

| Biz Events, Food & Drink Events, USA, USA Events | 10/11/2017

TASTE OF JAPAN in New York - Logo

“Taste of Japan” Event Held in N.Y. to Raise Public Awareness about Appeals of Japanese Food and Cuisine Culture

Date: Oct 11, 2017
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan

TOKYO, Oct. 11, 2017 – Quality Branded Executive Chef & Partner Craig Koketsu Explains Appeals of Japanese Cuisine and Use of Japanese Ingredients -

On September 19, 2017 (EDT), in parallel with the United Nations General Assembly, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan presented “Taste of Japan,” a public awareness event communicating the appeals of Japanese food and cuisine culture.

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Tamagotchi, a huge hit in the world, is back to US with a small size!

| Products & Services, USA | 10/10/2017

Bandai America Celebrates The 20th Anniversary of The O.G. Tamagotchi with U.S. launch this Fall

Get Ready To Hatch, Feed And Clean-Up. Tamagotchi Is Back!

Date: Oct 11, 2017
Source: Bandai America

Bandai America Celebrates The 20th Anniversary of The O.G. Tamagotchi with U.S. launch this Fall. Limited Quantities will be Available; Fans Can Pre-Order Starting Today!

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2017 – ’90s kids hoping to relive their childhood can now do so in full glory with the return of everyone’s favorite digital pet, Tamagotchi®!

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Nissin’s Top Ramen removed MSG and artificial flavors, and also reduced sodium for healthy demand

| Products & Services, USA | 10/10/2017

Nissin Foods® Top Ramen® Chicken Flavor

Nissin Foods® Top Ramen® Finds Noodle Zen with Updated Recipe

Date: Oct 9, 2017
Source: Nissin Foods USA

GARDENA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2017 – Today Nissin Foods, the inventor of instant ramen, announces a significant update to its iconic Top Ramen brand in the U.S. Nissin Top Ramen is responding to consumer demand for reduced sodium and fewer artificial ingredients by updating its entire product line to remove added MSG and artificial flavors and reduce sodium content. By focusing on what is truly important to the brand – delicious noodles – Top Ramen is improving its nutritional profile while maintaining the great taste fans love– all at the same, affordable price.

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5 US Governors Meet with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Attend 49th Annual Joint Meeting of Midwest US-Japan Association in Tokyo

| Biz News, Business Development, USA | 10/06/2017

Governor Ricketts of Nebraska addresses the 49th Annual Joint Meeting of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association held in Tokyo [Image: Nebraska Department of Agriculture]

Governors Attend Midwest US-Japan Association Meeting in Tokyo

Date: Oct 3, 2017
Source: asiamattersforamerica.org by HEEJAE PARK, SAVANNAH SHIH

Five governors from the Midwestern United States recently traveled to Japan to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and attend the 49th Annual Joint Meeting of the Midwest US-Japan Association. This year’s meeting focused on “Midwest US-Japan Strategies for Economic Growth.” The attending governors came from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, with many having already traveled to Japan several times.

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NEDO SV will hold Robotics Conference with Silicon Valley Forum on Oct 16th, 2017

| Biz Events, USA Events | 10/05/2017


Our Robots, Ourselves: Silicon Valley Forum Announces Partnership With NEDO on Robotics Conference This October

Date: Oct 5, 2017
Source: Silicon Valley Forum

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Robotics is on the rise, and this October 16th two eminent organizations will join forces to explore a transformative future: NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum are delighted to present their conference “Robots on the Rise: Building the Future of Robotics in Japan and the US.” Hosted at the Computer History Museum, this all-day event will bring together industry leaders and technology experts to the impact of robotics on everything from autonomous vehicles to automated agriculture to healthcare.

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