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Japan: Market Profile

14 Oct 2019

Japan is among the world's largest economies, with years of current account surpluses resulting in a huge build-up of foreign reserves and other external assets. However, lower global demand will caus...Read More

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Autonomous Vehicle Tech and IoT Prove Star Turns at Tokyo IT Week

5 Sept 2019

Driverless cars, as well as the safety concerns related to such self-determinising technology, preoccupied many at Japan's leading information technology expo, while the Internet of Things seldom fail...Read More

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Bolshy Bears and VR Malls Share Floorspace at Tokyo Content Event

30 Aug 2019

While new innovations in the field of digital technology are driving the need for ever-more versatile, high-tech content creation, lingering affection for simpler and far fluffier fare leaves many con...Read More

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Ethical Textile Innovations Supplant Big Ideas at Tokyo Fashion Expo

14 Aug 2019

At this year's Fashion World Tokyo event, it was those exhibitors with the low-key commitment to new material and techniques, as well as the more ethical business models, that outperformed those with ...Read More

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Softly, Softly Tact Proves Best Way to Treat Japan's Medical Sector

30 July 2019

With many Japanese patients-to-be preferring their healthcare to be doled out as sensitively, non-intrusively and as non-digitally as possible, the sentiment at Tokyo-hosted Medtec was that a low-prof...Read More

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Japan Bank RMB Settlement Deal May Presage Wider BRI Co-operation

24 July 2019

Warming of Beijing-Tokyo relations seen as leading to Japan's biggest bank being cleared to handle RMB transactions....Read More

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Elderly Care and Localisation Key to Entering Japan's Pharma Sector

27 June 2019

While this year's CPhi Japan, Tokyo's largest pharmaceutical expo, welcomed a sizable contingent of overseas exhibitors, foreign companies still have a lot to learn if they truly want to be sure of su...Read More

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Japan Credits Overseas TV Content Sales With Triggering Tourism Boom

3 April 2019

Given the apparent link between the surge in the number of overseas tourists arriving in Japan and escalating foreign sales of the country's domestically-produced TV content, is there a formula here t...Read More

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Magic's Last Hurrah Leaves Japanese Fashion Still Elderly-Fixated

16 Jan 2019

While 2018 may have marked the end of the road for IFF-Magic, Japan's style sector continues to wend its singular way, with the affluent elderly still clearly topping the target list of even the count...Read More

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Phone Fun and Virtual Reality Virtually Abandoned at Tokyo Game Show

11 Dec 2018

Consoles and PCs once again ruled at this year's Tokyo Game Show, with Virtual Reality relegated to the realms of future possibility, while users looked to upgrade from phone gaming to the enhanced ex...Read More

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New Focus at Tokyo Film Festival Sees Hollywood Out of the Picture

20 Nov 2018

Signs that Hollywood and the local film industry have fallen out of love were clearly evident at the Tokyo International Film Festival, with the US now romancing China and Japan, and looking to carry ...Read More

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Scandi Style Holds Sway at Economically-Resurgent Tokyo Gift Show

8 Nov 2018

Traditional Japanese goods reimagined with a Nordic twist was one of the noticeable trends at this year's Tokyo International Gift Show, as was the emphasis on aesthetics and the hints of rising deman...Read More

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Changing Rooms Maintains its Focus on Japan's More Outré Outerwear

26 Oct 2018

Although forcibly relocated while preparations are under way for the looming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Rooms' reputation as Tokyo's most avant-garde fashion forum and most ambitious showcase remains w...Read More

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Hong Kong and Japan Look to Link Central Banking Systems by 2021

28 Aug 2018

Talks between Bank of Japan and Hong Kong Monetary Authority set to usher in a new era of financial cooperation....Read More

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Asia Looks to Japan and Europe as Model for Future Elderly Care Needs

7 Aug 2018

With drastically changing demographics set to transform many Asian countries into elderly-centric economies, the Ageing Asia event looked to learn the lessons of those nations that have already succes...Read More

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Trade Regulations of Japan

22 June 2018

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is organised into many bureaus and agencies to formulate and execute a wide range of economic, industry and trade policies, which are aimed at pr...Read More

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Connecting the CR Express with “Belt and Road” Logistics Networks

7 June 2018

China is actively promoting expansion of the China-Europe Railway Express (CR Express) network running between the Chinese mainland and Europe, providing express rail freight as an alternative to sea ...Read More

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Exhibitors Spurn Luxury Label at Upbeat Tokyo Interior Design Event

14 Feb 2018

With Japan emerging from its economic hibernation, there was an air of optimism at IFFT / Interior Lifestyle Living Tokyo. Few exhibitors, though, dared embrace the luxury label, lest wary buyers saw ...Read More

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Social Media and Cyber-Security Systems Loom Large at Japan IT Week

17 Jan 2018

An unusually energetic and optimistic Tokyo-hosted trade event, the autumn iteration of Japan IT Week showcased bespoke business social-media networks, ransomwear-proof security protocols and all the ...Read More

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Fashion World Tokyo Offers a Brief Glimpse of Japan's Singular Style

13 Dec 2017

While on the surface, Japan's fashion sense may seem to align with preferences the world over, closer observation reveals that the country's idiosyncratic approach to fashion and grooming is distinct ...Read More

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