Japan Forward: Aug 2012, Wk 5

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

"Daikin to buy Goodman of U.S. for ¥290 billion" -- and nine more news headlines that will tell you how Japan goes forwa

Daikin to buy Goodman of U.S. for ¥290 billion
Kyodo, Bloomberg
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
OSAKA — Daikin Industries Ltd., the world's largest air conditioner maker, will acquire U.S. rival Goodman Global Inc. for about ¥290 billion, the company said Wednesday….(Japan Times)

JBIC to own 26% of India Industrial Corridor project
Jiji
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation is set to own a 26 percent stake in the Indian development public corporation that will manage the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project being promoted by Japan and India, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday…(Japan Times)

Honda to set up representative office in Yangon
Jiji
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
Honda Motor Co. will set up a representative office in Yangon, the biggest city in Myanmar, company officials said Wednesday….(Japan Times)

Three carmakers set new highs for July output abroad
Kyodo
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
The top three Japanese automakers continued to increase overseas production in July amid the yen's appreciation and lingering concern about domestic power shortages, setting new output highs for the month, according to data released by the three Wednesday….(Japan Times)

MHI in talks with wind turbine maker
Bloomberg
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012
Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest maker of wind turbines, said it is in talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. on possible "strategic cooperation."…(Japan Times)

Insurers boost sales via smartphones
Jiji
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
Nonlife insurance companies have been expanding sales of their products by using smartphones, banking on the growing popularity of the handsets….(Japan Times)

JGC to build large solar plant in Oita
Kyodo
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
JGC Corp. plans to construct a large solar power plant in the city of Oita, JGC officials said Monday….(Japan Times)

Chinese manager shakes up venerable Honma Golf
Kyodo
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
SHANGHAI — Liu Jianguo, a Chinese executive at the helm of Honma Golf Co., upset Japanese managers when he refused to add indoor hitting bays to the company's golf shops in China….(Japan Times)

Tablet PCs help Iitate's evacuees stay connected
Kyodo
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012
FUKUSHIMA — A communications system involving about 2,500 tablet computers is reconnecting village residents dispersed by the Fukushima nuclear crisis….(Japan Times)

Suzuki to set up India skill center
Kyodo
Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012
AHMEDABAD, India — Suzuki Motors Corp. plans to set up a skill development institute in western India to help train workers and improve their professional skills, Chairman Osamu Suzuki said….(Japan Times)


Courtesy Japan Times

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