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Honda Aero Earns FAA Repair Station Certificate – Additional Certification for Facility Building the HF120 Turbofan Engine

| Products & Services, USA | 02/24/2016

Honda Aero - HF120 Turbofan Jet Engine

Honda Aero Earns FAA Repair Station Certificate – Additional Certification for Facility Building the HF120 Turbofan Engine
Date: Feb 12, 2016
Source: Honda Worldwide

BURLINGTON, N.C. U.S.A., February 12, 2016 – Honda Aero, Inc. (HAI) today announced that its HF120 turbofan engine production facility in Burlington, N.C., has earned a PART 145 repair station certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This certificate will enable HAI to serve as the dedicated Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operation for the GE Honda Aero Engines HF120 Platform.

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Japan Pavilion received the gold prize for best exhibition at Expo Milan 2015

| Biz News, Reports | 12/02/2015

Japan Pavilion at EXPO MILANO 2015

Japanese restaurant branch to EXPO MILANO 2015 makes a big success
Source: Organization to Promote Japanese Restaurants Abroad (JRO)

We emphasize Japanese foods culture in the world and bound in the eating out “globalization first year”
Italy EXPO MILANO 2015 which featured the theme of “meal” puts an end to long-term event for six months in the end of October, 2015. Therefore, about consortium with seven Japanese restaurants that played important role to emphasize Japanese foods culture in EXPO MILANO 2015 in the world, Nippon Food service association (JF) which backed up they company group, approach of Organization to Promote Japanese Restaurants Abroad (JRO), the activity result, let’s report based on thing that we observed on the site of EXPO MILANO 2015 in particular.
(economic journalist, representative media office era stimulation person Yoshiji Makino)

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Japan to provide railway technology for Philippines’s Tutuban-Malolos railway project

| International Cooperation | 11/28/2015

Signing Ceremony of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines

Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines: Using Japanese technology and urban planning models to construct a landmark commuter railway system connecting Metro Manila and outlying areas
Date: Nov 27, 2015
Source: Japan International Cooperation Agency

On November 27, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in the capital city, Manila, to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 241.991 billion yen for the North – South Commuter Railway Project (Malolos – Tutuban).

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Honda’s first aircraft to be delivered to customers soon

| Products & Services | 11/23/2015

HondaJet Nears Federal Aviation Administration Type Certification

HondaJet Nears Federal Aviation Administration Type Certification
Date: Nov 17, 2015
Source: Honda Aircraft Company

LAS VEGAS — Nov. 17, 2015 — Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it has completed all function and reliability (F&R) test conditions and is concluding F&R flights for the HondaJet. The announcement was part of a program update shared at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition, which is being held in Las Vegas from Nov. 17 to 19.

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How Japan business ties add horsepower to seven Southeastern states of US growth

| Reports | 11/17/2015

How Japan business ties add horsepower to Southeast of US growth

How Japan business ties add horsepower to Southeast growth
Date: Nov 13, 2015
Source: Alabama Department of Commerce

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – As leaders from seven Southeastern states gather with their Japanese counterparts for a high-level forum in Birmingham, this longstanding Trans-Pacific relationship is positioned to strengthen as trade and investment ties expand.

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Japan and Pakistan Agree to Enhance Bilateral Trade

| International Cooperation | 11/12/2015

Japan and Pakistan

Pakistan and Japan have decided to find out ways and means to enhance bilateral trade between the two countries.
Date: Nov 11, 2015
Source: International The News by Mehtab Haider

Tsuneo Kitamura, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and 57-member Japanese business delegation visited Pakistan and participated in the 5th Pakistan-Japan Government Business Joint Dialogue. Pakistani side was represented by Mohammad Zubair, Chairman Privatization Commission, Muhammad Shahzad Arbab, Secretary Commerce, Sohail P. Ahmed, President Pakistan Japan Business Forum and accompanying Pakistani business delegation. Both sides exchanged their views on a wide range of issues concerning economic relationship between the two countries including trade and investment.

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Japanese companies’ foreign acquisitions hit record $80.4 billion

| Economy & Markets | 11/10/2015

Japanese companies' foreign acquisitions hit record $80.4 bil

Japanese companies’ foreign acquisitions hit record 10 trillion yen
Date: Nov 10, 2015
Source: Nikkei

TOKYO — Japanese companies increasingly are snapping up foreign businesses, setting their sights abroad as the home market grays.

Overseas mergers and acquisitions by Japanese enterprises topped 10 trillion yen ($80.4 billion) for the first time as of Monday, Tokyo-based M&A adviser Recof said. The year-to-date figure already exceeds the 5.78 trillion yen for all of 2014 by more than 70% and beats the 8.6 trillion yen record set in 2006.

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Japan’s NEDO and California State signed MoU with the Implementation of Smart Community Demonstration Projects

| Biz News, Research and Development | 09/18/2015

NEDO - Demonstration Project for Validation of Redox Flow Battery Performance

Implementation of Smart Community Demonstration Projects in California – Electric Vehicle Driving Behavior and Validation of Redox Flow Battery Performance
Date: Sep 11, 2015
Source: New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the State of California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) have signed two memorandums of understanding in order to implement the following smart community demonstration projects in California.

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Honda Opens New Silicon Valley Facility to Advance Connected Mobility

| Research and Development | 07/25/2015

Xcelerator-with-Logo

Honda Opens New Silicon Valley Facility to Advance Connected Mobility
Date: July 23, 2015
Source: Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL)

Honda today marked the opening of its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a refreshed 2016 Accord featuring Honda’s first application of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Honda also announced a new open innovation R&D initiative, Honda Xcelerator, which will provide resources to breakthrough technology innovators to help rapidly develop prototypes with the potential to transform the automotive experience.

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HONDA – First time in 23 years FAA issues Production Certificate to a new company making jet engines in America

| Products & Services | 03/19/2015

Honda Aero - HF120 Turbofan Jet Engine

Honda Aero Receives FAA Production Certificate for HF120 Turbofan Jet Engine in North Carolina
Date: Mar 17, 2015
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

First time in 23 years FAA issues Production Certificate to a new company making jet engines in America

BURLINGTON, North Carolina, U.S.A., March 17, 2015 – Honda Aero, Inc. (HAI) announced today that it has been issued a PART 21 Production Certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). HAI is responsible for the production of the GE Honda Aero Engines (GHAE) HF120 turbofan engine that powers the HondaJet and other GHAE customers’ aircraft.

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Hitachi Rail Europe receives order for 70 new trains in Scotland

| Products & Services | 03/12/2015

Hitachi Rail Europe  - AT200

Hitachi Rail Europe signs contract with Abellio to provide new trains for ScotRail franchise
Date: Mar 12, 2015
Source: Hitachi, Ltd.

Edinburgh, 12 March, 2015 – Hitachi Rail Europe and Abellio are delighted to announce today that they have signed a contract for the provision and maintenance of 70 new trains for the upcoming ScotRail franchise. The trains are financed by Caledonian Rail Leasing.

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Fuji Electric receives order for Power Generating Unit from Iceland

| Products & Services | 03/12/2015

Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. - logo

Fuji Electric is Awarded Contract for Power Generating Unit for Þeistareykir Geothermal Power Plant in Republic of Iceland
Date: Mar 10, 2015
Source: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, March 10, 2015 — Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6504) (“FE”), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, led by President Michihiro Kitazawa, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for a power generating unit for the Þeistareykir Geothermal Power Plant in the Republic of Iceland (“Project”).

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19 Japanese Companies Received the 2014 Supplier Awards from Intel Corporation

| Awards | 03/05/2015

Intel SCQI 2014 - Award-Winning Japanese-Companies

Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Program
Date: Mar 5, 2015
Source: Intel Corporation

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 4, 2015 – Intel Corporation today announced the 11 winners of the company’s most prestigious award for suppliers, the Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award, and 19 companies will receive the 2014 Intel Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award that recognizes commitment to performance excellence and continuous improvement.

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Nissan and Kanematsu to encourage longer distance EV travel in California

| Research and Development | 03/04/2015

Nissan Motor, Kanematsu Corp and NEDO

Nissan and Kanematsu to encourage longer distance EV travel in California
Date: Mar 4, 2015
Source: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

YOKOHAMA/TOKYO, Japan (March 4, 2015) — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the Japan-based trading company, Kanematsu Corporation, will work with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan’s largest public R&D management organization, to encourage the use of electric vehicles for longer-distance driving in Northern California.

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India becomes most promising investment destination for Japanese companies

| Economy & Markets, India | 01/16/2015

Japan invest India

India becomes most promising investment destination for Japanese companies
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Source: The Dollar Business – by Sai Nikesh D

India is the top destination for future investments, followed by Indonesia and China, for the Japanese manufacturing sector, according to a recently concluded survey by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) conducted on 1,021 Japanese manufacturing companies last year.

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Panasonic’s Housing Solutions – Get environmentally friendly with low-e glass and shading devices

| Malaysia, Products & Services | 01/12/2015

Panasonic - House Glass Innovation

Get environmentally friendly with low-e glass and shading devices
Date: Jan 12, 2015
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Thanks in part to government-led green initiatives, Malaysia is emerging as a leader in sustainable housing development. Low-emission (also known as low-e glass) and other shading technologies are amongst the country’s solutions to the problem of wasteful conventional energy.

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Honda has unveiled Honda Developer Studio, an online portal and open innovation workspace in Silicon Valley

| Research and Development | 11/18/2014

Honda Developer Studio - Honda Silicon Valley Lab

Honda Rolls out the Red Carpet for Developers, Launches Honda Developer Studio in Silicon Valley to Grow App Ecosystem
Date: Nov 18, 2014
Source: Honda Silicon Valley Lab (HSVL)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Nov 18, 2014 – As part of its ongoing effort to elevate the connected car experience, Honda has unveiled Honda Developer Studio, an online portal and open innovation workspace in Silicon Valley. The portal and garage will enable developers to work directly with Honda engineers to create apps that are road-ready more quickly. The announcement comes on the heels of Google’s debut release of the Android Auto software developer kit (SDK), which allows Android developers to easily extend their apps to the in-vehicle environment.

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Why Honda is venturing into Oculus’ virtual world

| Research and Development | 10/24/2014

Honda Silicon Valley Lab use Oculus Rift Headset

Why Honda is venturing into Oculus’ virtual world
Date: Oct 23, 2014
Source: Automotive News – by Gabe Nelson

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — From the back seat of an Acura MDX, I peered out at a stone house on a cliff, fields of wind-swept grass and blue butterflies close enough to touch.

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Japan’s three megabanks won to get first license to operate in Myanmar

| Business Development | 10/08/2014

Myanmar hopes foreign banks will help modernize its financial sector.

Japanese banks win big in Myanmar
Date: Oct 9, 2014
Source: Nikkei Asian Review – by GWEN ROBINSON, Senior Asia editor, Nikkei Asian Review

BANGKOK — After months of speculation, Myanmar on Oct. 1 awarded banking licenses to nine foreign financial institutions, including the three biggest Japanese banks and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.

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Yokogawa Wins Control System Order for a Waste-to-Energy Facility in Cornwall, UK

| Announcement | 10/07/2014

Yokogawa Electric Corporation - Waste to Energy Process

Yokogawa Wins Control System Order for a Waste-to-Energy Facility in Cornwall, U.K.
Date: Oct 7, 2014
Source: Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa France S.A.S., has won an order from VINCI Environment UK*1 to supply control systems and safety instrumented systems for a waste-to-energy facility that is being built for SITA Cornwall Ltd.*2 in the U.K. VINCI Environment U.K. is a Group company of VINCI Construction, France’s leading construction company.

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All-New ASIMO made debut in Slovenia and he performed ten shows to nearly 5,000 visitors

| Announcement | 10/07/2014

ASIMO attends Speculum Artium in Slovenia - 01

All-New ASIMO Draws in Crowds to Slovenian Debut
Date: Oct 6, 2014
Source: Honda Worldwide site

MOSCOW, Slovenia, October 6, 2014 – All-New ASIMO travelled to Slovenia for the first time this week to attend Speculum Artium 2014, an international festival celebrating new media culture.

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Panasonic and Coronal Group Complete Nine Solar Projects to Provide 16.2 MW Energy to Southern California Edison Customers

| Announcement | 10/04/2014

Panasonic-Coronal Solar Photovoltaic (PV) plant in Tulare, CA

Panasonic and Coronal Group Complete Nine Solar Projects to Provide Clean, Renewable Energy to Southern California Edison Customers
Date: Oct 1, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

NEWARK, NJ, U.S. – Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company (Panasonic) and Coronal Group LLC (Coronal) announce the completion of nine solar projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California. The projects provide 16.2 MW of energy to Southern California Edison’s grid to power approximately 14,500 homes annually.

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Household cleaning products manufacturer, Haso, to open manufacturing center in Georgia

| Announcement | 10/03/2014

HASO Ltd. - Logo

Haso Ltd. Expands US Operations to Gwinnett County
Date: Oct 03, 2014
Source: Partnership Gwinnett

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) October 2, 2014 – Haso Ltd., a market leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality hygiene and household cleaning products, from Tokyo, Japan, joined Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) to announce the open of its U.S. manufacturing operations in Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta. The announcement represents 170 new jobs and $7 million in capital investment for the community.

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Toshiba and Singapore Rail Engineering establish joint venture to supply Energy Efficient Propulsion System

| Products & Services | 09/29/2014

Toshiba and Singapore Rail Engineering establish Railise

SMRT subsidiary Singapore Rail Engineering and Toshiba establish JV to market and supply Energy Efficient Propulsions System to Mass Transit Operators globally
Date: Sep 24, 2014
Source: Toshiba Corporation

BERLIN, 23 September 2014 – Singapore Rail Engineering Pte. Ltd. (SRE) and Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) have decided to setup a joint venture to market and supply propulsion systems using Toshiba’s Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) technology. The joint venture agreement was signed today at InnoTrans, the international transport technology trade fair taking place in Berlin this week. The new company will be called Railise Pte. Ltd.

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Japanese corporations step up efforts to win orders for railway service projects overseas

| Business Development | 09/24/2014

Visitors look around Hitachi, Ltd.’s booth at InnoTrans in Berlin.

Railway businesses look abroad
Date: Sep 25, 2014
Source: The Japan News – by Masataka Morita

BERLIN — Railway business-related Japanese corporations are stepping up efforts to win orders for railway service projects overseas, convinced that the domestic railway market is bound to shrink due to the declining population.

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Japanese satellite broadcasting SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. to promote Japan to audiences abroad

| Products & Services | 09/23/2014

SKY Perfect JSAT Corp.

Satellite TV channel to promote Japan to audiences abroad
Date: Sep 24, 2014
Source: Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — A satellite television channel that specializes in Japanese content will begin airing a program in November showcasing some of the country’s attractions.

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The 9th US-Japan Future Forum held in San Jose, California. “The Future of High-Speed Rail in the U.S.”

| Others | 09/21/2014

California High Speed Trains

High speed train forum held in California
Date: Sep 20, 2014
Source: NHK World

Representatives from railway industries in Japan and the United States met in San Jose, California to discuss the economic benefits and changes in lifestyles that a high-speed railway brings.

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Hitachi Rail Europe launches new train design heralding the future of commuter travel

| Products & Services | 07/22/2014

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. - AT-200

Hitachi Rail Europe launches new train design heralding the future of commuter travel
Date: Jul 22, 2014
Source: Hitachi, Ltd.

London, 21st July 2014 – Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. today revealed its newly designed AT200 commuter train to an audience of 200 rail industry representatives. A life-size replica of the new train design was on show in London, giving attendees a first glimpse of the future of commuting.

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Japan’s largest flavor and fragrance company, Takasago eye demand for Southeast Asia

| Economy & Markets | 07/21/2014

Takasago International's new plant in Singapore includes research facilities.

Takasago finds tasty market in Southeast Asia
Date: Jul 21, 2014
Source: Nikkei – By TOMOHIRO ARAO

TOKYO — Japan’s largest flavor and fragrance company, Takasago International, is building a new production and research center in Singapore as it looks to capitalize on growing markets in Southeast Asia.

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Southeast Asia’s eCommerce Market reached US$7.0bn in 2013 and will be US$34.5bn by 2018

| Economy & Markets | 07/06/2014

Southeast Asia's eCommerce Market

High Growth & Consolidation Expected in Southeast Asia’s eCommerce Market
Date: Jul 4, 2014
Source: Frost & Sullivan

TOKYO, July 4, 2014 — Southeast Asia will be one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for e-commerce revenues in 2014, according to new research from Frost & Sullivan. Total revenues from B2C ecommerce in the six largest Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) reached US$7.0bn in 2013 and will grow at a CAGR of 37.6% to reach US$34.5bn by 2018.

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