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2014-04-10 12:22:37

TOKYO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation announced the acquisition of agricultural crop protection fungicide Metominostrobin from Bayer CropScience Japan. The deal was made through Summit Agro International (hereinafter referred as "Sumisho Agro"), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation (SC). Metominostrobin is a broad-spectrum, systemic fungicide with preventative and curative activity. It is especially potent on soybean rust, which can seriously damage...

2014-04-10 04:20:14

Including a Distinctive Portable TypeChigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, Apr 10 - Top: UNECS-Portable; Down: It can be used with the stage detachedChigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, Apr 10, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - ULVAC, Inc. (Headquarters: Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan; President and CEO: Hisaharu Obinata; hereafter referred to as ULVAC) is pleased to announce that five new products are released in addition to the current product line, which can measure thicknesses and optical coefficients of thin films at a...

2014-04-10 04:20:06

For Various Types of Plasma ProcessesChigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, April 10 - Optius optical process monitor (5-ch type)Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan, Apr 10, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - ULVAC, Inc. (Headquarters: Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan; President and CEO: Hisaharu Obinata; hereafter referred to as ULVAC) is pleased to announce that on April 10, 2014, starts sales of an optical process monitor, Optius, which can be used for various plasma processes.BackgroundPlasma processes such as sputtering,...

2014-04-09 23:28:05

Aiming To Launch E-Commerce On The E-Book Store Which Has More Than 5.5 Million Members Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) has agreed to acquire 10% or more of the total outstanding shares of Ookbee Company Limited (Headquarters: Bangkok, Thailand; Founder and CEO: Natavudh Pungcharoenpong; hereafter, Ookbee), which is the largest E-Book store in ASEAN...

2014-04-09 20:22:03

NEW YORK, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Japan was unchanged in February, remaining at 100.8 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent decline in January and a 0.2 percent decline in December. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Japan, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in February to 96.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent increase in January, and a 0.1 percent...

2014-04-09 08:22:47

TOKYO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodman Group (Goodman or Group) today held an official opening ceremony in Japan for Goodman Sakai, a landmark warehouse and distribution facility in Sakai, Osaka Bay. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/HK00413 Key features of Goodman Sakai: + Completion value of ~US$275 million + Multi-customer warehouse and distribution facility with truck access...

2014-04-08 23:32:55

transcosmos And transcosmos analytics Provide Services Combining 60+ Data Scientists With User-Experience Parsing Tool “USERDIVE” Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) and its specialized research and analysis subsidiary transcosmos analytics Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President & CEO: Yoichi Kawano; hereafter, transcosmos analytics) offer a service...

2014-04-08 23:30:43

Global Eco Innovations agrees to represent A. S. Trust & Holdings to identify distributors throughout Asia for multiblend hydrocarbon refrigerants. Kaneohe, Hawaii (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Global Eco Innovations Co. Ltd. Japan (GEIJ) (http://www.gei-jp.com), an energy-savings sales and consulting company in Tokyo, Japan, has agreed to represent A.S. Trust & Holdings, developer of the climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants R441A and R443A, in creating a network of distributors in...

2014-04-08 20:21:18

TOKYO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Japan (http://www.yelp.co.jp). Beginning today, people throughout Japan are able to create accounts on Yelp.co.jp to share their opinions about great local businesses. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners...

2014-04-07 23:24:22

Advance Application for .tokyo Domain Names Now Open to Trademark Holders Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, Inc. today announced the opening of new geographic top-level domain (GeoTLD), .tokyo, one of the first new domains to represent a truly global city. During the first phase of the launch, application is open exclusively to trademark holders. After that, Internet users all over the world will have the opportunity to register some of the...


Latest Japan Reference Libraries

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...

Tosa
2013-09-19 10:42:47

The Tosa, also known as the Tosa Inu, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in Japan. The dog was developed in the late nineteenth century when various types of European breed like the mastiff, Old English bulldog, and the German pointer were crossed with the Shikoku-Inu breed from Japan. This large breed was very popular as a fighting dog between the years of 1924 to 1933, when there were over five thousand registered Tosa breeders. The Tosa can vary in size depending upon the area...

Finless Porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides
2013-08-17 13:37:05

The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) can be found in the coastal waters of Asia. Its range includes China, Indonesia, Korea, India, Japan, and Bangladesh. Its western range extends from the coast if India to the Persian Gulf and a distinct freshwater subspecies resides in the Yangtze River. It prefers to reside in shallow areas along the shore, at depths of up to 160 feet. This population is isolated within its range. A few individuals have been found as far as 99 miles off the...

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