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2014-10-23 00:21:58

TOKYO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avex Group Holdings Inc., Japan's leading entertainment company, on October 23 announced the launch of "majotae," fine natural hemp fabric brand. Products for next Spring / Summer is in development with Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., the leading department store operator. majotae's quality is not only ideal for fine apparel, but has potential for other applications such as furniture, decor fabric and medical uses. Shigekazu Takeuchi, Avex Group...

2014-10-22 23:13:09

transcosmos will Provide BPO Services such as Contact Center Services in Vietnam and other Markets and Off-Shore Service such as Design and Development Support for the Japanese Market Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 On Thursday, September 11, 2014, transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) held an opening ceremony for transcosmos Vietnam co., ltd. (Headquarters: Hanoi, Vietnam; hereafter,...

2014-10-22 12:27:22

An American entrepreneur's escapades in Japan TOKYO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fresh out of college, Bradley Bartz landed in Japan in 1989, just in time. Sure, the country's breathtaking economic bubble was bursting before his eyes. But that didn't matter. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141022/153648 Bartz arrived just in time to set up an information technology business placed perfectly to catch the Internet wave. Hurtling straight down the wave's massive...

2014-10-22 08:37:53

Partners with Tokyu Group's iTSCOM cable to bring first Icontrol-powered home solution to Japan REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Icontrol Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, announced today it will partner with iTSCOM, a premier cable provider in Japan and a division of the Tokyu Group, to bring the Icontrol Touchstone(TM) solution to Asia. iTSCOM will resell a managed Touchstone service, which offers a smart home experience that consumers can...

2014-10-22 08:22:37

New codeshare agreement on Jetstar Japan flights will enhance American's network across Japan FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines customers will have greater access to domestic Japanese destinations starting on October 22, 2014, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between American and Jetstar Japan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO Under the new arrangement, American Airlines will place its 'AA' code on services operated by...

2014-10-22 00:22:34

TOKYO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan's Head of ICT Research Japan, Marc Einstein, will be speaking at the Measurement & Control Show 2014 OSAKA in Japan on Nov. 20(th). Organized by the Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers' Association, Measurement & Control Show 2014 OSAKA is the major measurement and control industry exhibition in Japan. The exhibition will discuss and provide insights about the future of the measurement and control industry with...

2014-10-22 00:22:32

HSINCHU, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lextar Electronics Corp. (TAIEX: 3698, "Lextar" or the "Company), a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, debuted an ultra slim flat panel LED luminaire, LEAFIA, with a thickness of only 8mm and has been named a winner in Japan's Good Design Award 2014. This is the fourth time Lextar has received recognition from the award. Lextar will unveil LEAFIA at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair taking place during October 27-30, 2014....

2014-10-21 23:12:21

transcosmos Accelerates Business Expansion in Korea with an Aim of Reaching 1,300 Seat Scale by 2016 Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) will expand and renovate Busan center due to its business expansion in South Korea. In addition, transcosmos has reached a basic agreement on subsidies associated with this renovation, and has conducted a signing and opening...

2014-10-21 12:34:02

Continuing Gap's trend of like-minded designer collaborations for GapKids and a first foray for the Kate Spade & Company brands into childrenswear NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gap is thrilled to launch kate spade new york and Jack Spade for GapKids, a limited-edition girls' and boys' apparel and accessories collection for Holiday 2014. This marks kate spade new york and Jack Spade's first foray into childrenswear as well as the first time the Kate Spade & Company...

2014-10-21 08:39:44

High confidence and focus on wealth growth drove greater risk-taking by the region's wealthy says Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 SINGAPORE, HONG KONG, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With Japan and China leading the way, the Asia-Pacific region registered world-leading levels of High Net Worth Individual (HNWI)(1) population and wealth growth in 2013, with no signs of slowing down, according to the Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014 (APWR), published today by Capgemini and RBC Wealth...


Latest Japan Reference Libraries

Bonin Wood Pigeon, Columbia versicolor
2014-09-10 10:35:09

The Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columbia versicolor) was a pigeon that was native to Nakado-jima and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off of the coast of Japan. It’s known from four documented specimens, the first of 1827 and the last from 1889. They averaged a length of 45 centimeters. This bird died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting, and predation by the rats and cats that were introduced. This pigeon was of medium-size, with an average length of 45...

Threadsail filefish, Stephanolepis cirrhifer
2014-06-13 09:04:41

The threadsail filefish (Stephanolepis cirrhifer) is a fish species found in the western Pacific from northern Japan to the East China Sea. Usually found near the seabed at depths of 33 feet. Juveniles generally shelter themselves within the safety of drifting seaweed to hide from predators. It is a migratory fish that can move over 62 miles between feeding and spawning grounds. The threadsail filefish was first observed off the coast of Japan in 1850 and named Monacanthus cirrhifer. In...

Nissan GT-R
2013-12-02 09:48:19

The Nissan GT-R was first released in Japan in 2007. It is a sports car manufactured by Nissan and features all-wheel-drive. There were two concept vehicles unveiled before the GT-R was produced. One in 2001 and a redesigned concept in 2005 called the GT-R Proto. The 2007 GT-R model was based 80-90 percent on the Proto concept vehicle. The first United States GT-R was delivered on July 7, 2008, in Canada also in July 2008, and in Europe in March 2009. The design of the GT-R had input from...

Japanese Amberjack, Seriola quinqueradiata
2013-10-09 11:40:25

The Japanese Amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata), known also as the yellowtail, is a bony fish belonging to the family called Carangidae. It’s native to the northwest Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii and Baja California. It is greatly appreciated within Japan, where it is called Hamachi or buri. They are eaten either raw or cooked, and are a seasonal favorite within the cooler months when the meat must have higher fat content. The amberjack is usually thought of as a winter delicacy of...

Sword-tail Newt, Cynops ensicuada
2013-10-07 13:56:26

The Sword-tail Newt (Cynops ensicauda) has recently been put on Japan’s Red List of Threatened Amphibians. This newt has a very small range and can only be found in some of the southernmost islands in Japan. Occasionally, Sword-tail Newts are referred to as Fire-bellied Newts, not to be confused with the common Chinese and Japanese species, because of their bright orange colored bellies, which serve as a warning to predators that they are poisonous. They can be distinguished from these two...

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