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Japanese automakers face uncertainty over Trump FTA threats

Japanese auto manufacturers are considering their options in the light of US threatened trade deal changes, which include investing in US plants or gaining access to existing operations through a merger. Timothy Conley reports.

Myanmar's Thilawa SEZ

Japanese investors use Thilawa SEZ as gateway to Myanmar

Japanese investors are increasingly eyeing Myanmar's newly open markets as they strive to compete with the Chinese counterparts and increase their presence across Asia. Their role in the development of the Thilawa special economic zone is just one example of this.

Japanese yen up, Mexican peso down

Bloomberg surveys reveal experts’ opinion of currency winners and losers in the second half of the year.

Naoyuki Yoshino urges Japan to take action

Asian Development Bank institute dean and CEO, Naoyuki Yoshino, told fDi that Japan's Abenomics programme should be implemented with much greater urgency, and should be better explained to the Japanese public.

Seigo Tanaka

Vice-mayor enjoys Osaka's moment in the sun

The vice-mayor of Osaka, Seigo Tanaka, tells Roz Hanna how the Japanese city is enjoying a regeneration that is pulling in investors much in the way that its dramatic sunsets draw in tourists.

Japan retail - Uniqlo

Japanese lessons: what the country can learn from Uniqlo's success

Fashion brand Uniqlo, part of Fast Retailing, the world's fourth largest retail holding company, has expanded rapidly in recent decades, both at home and abroad. It is a success story – with highs as well as lows – that CEO Tadashi Yanai is urging the Japanese government to learn from.  

Laos

Japan's manufacturers seek out Laos's advantages

Laos may be landlocked, but Japanese investors are discovering the country’s value as an important manufacturing base for their larger operations in Thailand and beyond. 

Go Canada

Target Canada: why Japanese companies are heading eastwards

Japan has a long history of investing in Canada, a trend that is showing no sign of slowing thanks in no small part to recent activity from companies such as Honda, Japan Petroleum Exploration and Muji.

ICF announces Smart Communities shortlist

Intelligent Community Forum has named the 21 locations shortlisted for its Intelligent Community of the Year, 2015 award.

Japan calls its corporates to account

Japan calls its corporates to account

As Japan embarks upon the task of bringing its corporate governance structure up to international standards, John West reports on the pressures that caused the country's government to finally tackle this historic problem, and looks at the likelihood of the proposed reforms coming into fruition.

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