Japan Forward: Sep 2012, Wk 4

長月[naga-tsuki]: Japanese traditional expression of September (Calligraphy: Akiko Fujii)

"Media in Japan and China urged to help close perception gap, Today's realities not fully reflected in news reports of each other, experts say" -- and ten more news headlines that will tell you how Japan goes forward.

Media in Japan and China urged to help close perception gap, Today's realities not fully reflected in news reports of each other, experts say
By TAKASHI KITAZUME
Staff writer
Friday, Sep. 28, 2012
Just as Japan and China mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 normalization of diplomatic ties amid ever-deepening economic relations, public sentiments toward each country appear to have fallen to the lowest point in decades. News over the past several weeks have been awash with reports of massive daily protests on Chinese streets and a diplomatic stalemate over the Senkaku Islands dispute….(Japan Times)

Sony going with big LCD television
Kyodo
Friday, Sep. 28, 2012
Sony Corp. said Thursday it will launch a large-size LCD television with enhanced image quality on Nov. 23, aiming to boost sales of value-added products to rebuild its loss-making TV business….(Japan Times)

Single big integrated exchange pushed
Jiji
Friday, Sep. 28, 2012
The government is calling on the financial industry to cooperate over the creation of a comprehensive exchange that would handle securities, commodities and financial futures in an integrated manner….(Japan Times)

Uniqlo, Bic Camera open joint giant outlet called Bicqlo in Tokyo
By HIROKO NAKATA
Staff writer
Friday, Sep. 28, 2012
Clothing retailer Uniqlo and electronics retailer Bic Camera Inc. together opened a giant new outlet dubbed Bicqlo in the Shinjuku shopping district on Thursday….(Japan Times)

Mitsui joins U.K. electric bus project
Jiji
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
LONDON — Mitsui & Co. Europe PLC has agreed to join a project to introduce all-electric buses on a main route in Milton Keynes, southern Britain, by next summer….(Japan Times)

Ezaki Glico in Vietnam biscuit tieup
Kyodo
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
Major confectioner Ezaki Glico Co. said it has started marketing chocolate-and-strawberry cream-coated biscuit sticks in Vietnam together with Kinh Do Corp., a Ho Chi Minh City-based biscuit manufacturer….(Japan Times)

New renewable energy generation program gets off to promising start
Kyodo
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
Japan's new renewable energy program is off to a smooth start, the industry ministry said Wednesday, noting that generation capacity has already exceeded its fiscal 2012 target by more than 50 percent….(Japan Times)

Japan, EU could start EPA talks next spring
Jiji
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2012
BRUSSELS — A senior European Commission official has said talks between the EU and Japan on an economic partnership agreement will likely begin around March….(Japan Times)

Muslim prayer room set up in Japanese shopping mall
Kyodo
Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012
SAPPORO — A prayer room for Muslim shoppers opened Tuesday in an outlet mall in Chitose, Hokkaido, to serve an increasing number of tourists from countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia….(Japan Times)

Toyota plans slew of new hybrid models
By HIROKO NAKATA
Staff writer
Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that it will introduce 21 new gasoline-electric hybrid models by the end of 2015 to meet the growing demand for fuel-efficient cars….(Japan Times)

New Hitachi plant on way in Mexico
Kyodo
Saturday, Sep. 22, 2012
NEW YORK — Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday it has begun building a $100 million factory in Mexico and aims to start production in April 2014….(Japan Times)

Courtesy Japan Times

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