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Peru 2017
Mar 23, 2017

The South American economy ready for takeoff

With gross domestic product growing uninterruptedly at an annual average of 5.3 percent over the past 15 years, the Peruvian economy has impressed its neighbors, as well as countries around the world. Now Latin America’s leading emerging market, Peru has positioned itself well as an investment hub and an ideal gateway to the region. To further strengthen its position, the country of 32 million people joined the Pacific Alliance, an economic bloc that is composed of Mexico, Chile and Colombia and is party to 50 different free trade agreements with countries in Latin America and the rest of the world.

Peru 2017 / Peru's Pride
Mar 23, 2017

Restaurant Fuji: Bringing traditional Japanese cuisine to Lima for more than 40 years

Arriving in Lima from Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture in 1973, Muneaki Fukasawa and his wife came upon an opportunity to open a new business in Lima and decided to introduce the art of Japanese cuisine to this distant South American country. Fukasawa named his Japanese r...

Peru 2017 / Peru's Pride
Mar 23, 2017

Logistics takes center stage in Peru

While mining remains the dominant industry in Peru, many take for granted the other sectors that support mining operations from behind the scenes to ensure that they run smoothly. And among these low profile, but vital sectors, is the logistics industry. Grupo COISAC h...

Peru 2017 / Peru's Pride
Mar 23, 2017

Exalmar, 3rd largest fishmeal and fishoil producer, looking for new markets in Japan

For more than 40 years, Pesquera Exalmar has supplied high-quality fish feed and seafood products to Japanese aqua feed producers. Buoyed by its continuous success in Japan and in other parts of the world, the company was confident enough to go public in 2010 and listed i...

Peru 2017 / Japanese Partners
Mar 23, 2017

Nissan’s trusted partner in Latin America

For over half a century, Maquinarias S.A. has brought top-quality Japanese vehicles to the Peruvian market. Working with Marubeni and Nissan, Maquinarias began importing Datsun automobiles in 1957. Currently with an 8 percent market share in the country and the second-...

Peru 2017 / Japanese Partners
Mar 23, 2017

Honda sets up factory in the heart of the Amazon

Honda Motor Co. first exported motorcycles to Peru in 1961. Because of the consistently growing popularity of its motorcycles in the country, the Japanese giant built a factory to consolidate its presence in the market. Now, the country’s oldest maker of motorcycles enj...

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