Japan Forward: Aug 2012, Wk 4

葉月[ha-zuki]: Japanese traditional expression of August (Calligraphy: Akiko Fujii)

"Firms speeding up efforts to create 'energy harvesting' tech,""Aegis approves buyout by Dentsu" -- and seven more news headlines that will tell you how Japan goes forward.


Ricoh invests in U.S. print-tech firm
Jiji
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
Ricoh Co. has made "a significant investment" in PTI Marketing Technologies Corp., a California-based provider of Web-to-print solutions for companies….(Japan Times)

Firms speeding up efforts to create 'energy harvesting' tech
Jiji
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
Japanese companies are accelerating development of "energy harvesting" technologies for converting tiny amounts of energy into electrical power….(Japan Times)

Mitsubishi to expand in Myanmar
Kyodo
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
Mitsubishi Corp. plans to open an office in Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, on Sept. 1 with the aim of participating in infrastructure development projects….(Japan Times)

JR Tokai previews 'advanced' bullet train
Kyodo
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Pref. — Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) has unveiled a new shinkansen that looks no different from the mainstay N700 series but has enhanced braking systems and environment-friendly features….(Japan Times)

Suzuki's India plant reopens after riot
Kyodo
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
MANESAR, India — Suzuki Motor Co.'s Indian subsidiary resumed operations Tuesday at its violence-wracked plant in Manesar in the northern Indian state of Haryana after a one-month hiatus….(Japan Times)

Nippon Steel unit eyes China foray
Kyodo
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
Nippon Steel Chemical Co. said Monday it will form two firms in China's Jiangsu Province to make needle coke, used in electrodes for electric arc steel, and vehicle tire material carbon black, respectively, from around June 2014 to meet growing demand in China and other emerging economies….(Japan Times)

Yokowo opens Dalian sales office
Kyodo
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
Yokowo Co. said Monday it opened a new office in Dalian in northeastern China this month to promote sales of its vehicle communication systems….(Japan Times)

Orix looking to buy stake in Dubai life insurance firm
Bloomberg
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012
Orix Corp. is in talks to spend about $400 million to buy a stake in a Dubai-based life insurer from a European bank, according to President Makoto Inoue….(Japan Times)

Aegis approves buyout by Dentsu
Kyodo
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012
Dentsu Inc. said Friday its proposed buyout scheme for major British advertising agency Aegis Group was approved during a special meeting of Aegis shareholders….(Japan Times)

Courtesy Japan Times

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