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2010-02-23 08:32:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., U.S. subsidiary for Sysmex Corporation, Kobe, Japan, a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announced it has received ISO-14001 Environmental Management System Certification for both Sysmex America and Sysmex Reagents America. ISO-14001 is part of a series of international standards designed for companies who wish to establish, implement, maintain and improve their...

2009-06-14 22:50:00

LOS ANGELES, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia Society Southern California will honor Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Timothy J. Leiweke, President and CEO of AEG and President of STAPLES Center, on June 30, 2009 at its annual gala dinner in Los Angeles. Minister Liu Peng of China's General Administration of Sports and President of its Olympic Committee will be guest of honor and award presenter. In announcing Kobe's selection as "Global Ambassador," Donald Tang, Chairman of Asia...

2009-05-29 11:01:00

You can't make us! COPENHAGEN, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- What's going on? The NBA, Nike, ESPN, ABC and TNT seem to be not so subtly pushing for their preferred 'dream' match up of LeBron vs Kobe in the NBA Finals. There is some valid sporting logic (they are arguably the two best players in the NBA), but the commercial reasons seem more compelling. We, the audience have faced a barrage of Kobe/LeBron commercial propaganda. ... The excellent Nike advertisements, the Nike documentary on ESPN...

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2009-05-17 12:35:00

Japan confirmed 20 new cases of swine flu on Sunday, while senior health officials gathered in Geneva to discuss how to contain the virus. The flu cases were discovered in Japan's western Osaka prefecture and the city of Kobe in the adjacent Hyogo prefecture, where there were eight students with the virus already."I don't know specifics about the cases (in Japan), but judging from confirmed cases the infection is likely to be spreading to hundreds of people," Japanese virologist Masato...

2009-03-30 12:13:00

New company president to assume position April 1. IRVINE, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has announced that Shigehiko ("Scott") Kiyama, company president since 2006, will be succeeded in that position by Takeshi Teranishi, effective April 1, 2009. Kiyama has been at Kawasaki since 2002, serving initially as director of planning, marketing and dales. Kiyama will return to Japan and assume a new assignment as general manager of the Supply Chain Division,...

2009-03-05 11:54:00

The Americas, Europe and Asia to Realize New Executive Leadership KOBE, Japan, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex Corporation (6869: Tokyo Stock Exchange), a leading medical diagnostics instrument manufacturer and laboratory information systems developer, today announced executive leadership changes at Sysmex Corporate and its subsidiaries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Effective April 1, 2009, Kazuya Obe will return to Sysmex Corporate after a six-year tenure in the United States and...

2009-01-20 05:00:00

Dealers to receive enhanced support. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Engines and Power Products Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., will initiate a new distribution arrangement for Canada, effective this week. Stens, LLC, headquartered in Jasper, Ind., will become the distributor of Kawasaki-branded replacement engines and handheld power products to a network of more than 500 independent dealers in Canada. According to Rodger Howe, Kawasaki's Director, Operations,...

2008-10-02 18:00:22

Tokyo, Oct. 2 (Jiji Press)--Nippon Steel Corp. and Kobe Steel Ltd. said Thursday they will set up a joint venture to recycle steel dust and iron ore powder generated at steel mills. The joint venture, Nittetsu Shinko Metal Refine Co., will be established in mid-October with 70 pct owned by Nippon Steel and the rest by Kobe Steel. Nittetsu Shinko, to be located in Nippon Steel's Hirohata works in Himeji in the western Japan prefecture of Hyogo, will get a 20- billion-yen furnace to...

2008-09-11 18:00:27

Tokyo, Sept. 11 (Jiji Press)--Kobe Steel Ltd. said Thursday it has signed a technological partnership agreement with Austria's voestalpine Krems GmbH to provide Japanese automakers with ultra high strength steel sheets. The agreement calls on Kobe Steel to supply the steel sheets and voestalpine Krems to provide know-how to process the products. The processing know-how is able to reduce the weight of the steel sheets by 30 pct while maintaining their strength, an advantage that allows...

2008-07-31 18:00:38

Tokyo, July 31 (Jiji Press)--Three of Japan's four major steelmakers suffered profit declines in April-June, as their product price hikes failed to offset soaring costs to procure oil, coal and iron ore. The three are Nippon Steel Corp. , JFE Holdings Inc. and Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd. . Kobe Steel Ltd. posted profit gains in the first quarter of fiscal 2008. All four enjoyed increased sales thanks to brisk global demand for steel. Following negotiations with such big users as...


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