REGIONAL

Dramatist Hideto Iwai connects with his audiences in ways he never could have imagined by being honest about his own life experiences

By Nobuko Tanaka
- via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2018

When he was 16, Hideto Iwai was perplexed as to why everyone around him unquestioningly jumped onto society’s student-to-salaryman conveyor b...

Texas-Japan Summit: Innovating regional relationships

By Irene Hirano Inouye, President of the U.S.-Japan Council
-    Apr 10, 2018

For its second regional summit, the U.S.-Japan Council selected Texas for its venue because the state has remained a leading destination for foreig...

Business opportunities in Latin America for Japanese companies

By Javier A. Mazon
-    Mar 26, 2018

Thanks to Texas' proximity to the emerging markets of Central and South America, several major Japanese companies with significant investments in L...

BUSINESS

Instant noodle giant Nissin Foods launches products in Myanmar

via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2018

Japan’s leading instant noodle-maker Nissin Foods Holdings Co. has entered the Myanmar market, seeking to cash in on swelling consumption in ...

It's time to turn manufacturing on its head

By Tony Richards, President and CEO of Impact Dakota
-    Apr 24, 2018

The leader of a major business group in North Dakota has issued a call for government and industries to break away from long-held notions about eco...

An American SME enjoys success in Japan with a start-up distributor

By Doug Taeckens, CEO of Pace Solutions
-    Apr 04, 2018

As Japan is a very complex market, some American companies have found it hard to succeed in the country without a partner that has in-depth knowled...

CULTURE & TRAVEL

‘Killing for the Prosecution’: A complex crime drama stuffed with exposition

By Mark Schilling
- via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2018

Once a maker of Hollywood-style sci-fi (“Gunhed,” 1989) and noir (“Painted Desert,” 1993), Masato Harada has become a direc...

Japanese-style hospitality at the heart of Eurasia

By Francis Pacheco
-    Aug 28, 2017

Located at the heart of Kazakhstan's financial and cultural center, Rixos Almaty takes in pride in how its own brand of service and makes sure that...

DEN: The airport of the future has arrived

   Jun 07, 2016

Denver International Airport celebrated a milestone last year with the opening of a Westin hotel connected to its iconic Jeppesen Terminal.

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A huge wave of excitement and optimism swept through Texas’ business community after Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. announced that it would move its North American headquarters to the Lone Star State last year. “The time for Texas has arrived,” said Bexar County Economic Development Director David Marquez. Bexar County, in San Antonio, welcomed the state’s first major Japanese investment courtesy of then-mayor Henry Cisneros when Toyota chose the area for the assembly plant of its Tundra pickup trucks. Since then, Japanese investments in Texas have diversi&s...
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As Europe’s leading economic powerhouse and the world’s fourth-largest economy, Germany has shown the world its winning formula: strong investment, low interest rates and high consumer spending. At the heart of that strength is Frankfurt, which is positioning itself as Europe’s next  financial capital to replace London in the post-Brexit era. “We have close partnerships with financial sectors across Asia, including close and cordial working relationships with Tokyo and Singapore. And that is something which we are very happy about because we believe the future ...
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