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Rust Belt Detroit’s vacant land, industrial park, tech-savvy pool luring manufacturers

via The Japan Times    Aug 14, 2017

Heavy machinery clears land at the Interstate 94 Industrial Park in Detroit in July. The park is former vacant land that the city is marketing to manufacturing and industrial companies. Auto parts supplier Flex-N-Gate is expected to bring 750 jobs to Detroit when it completes its 350,000-sq.-foot plant at the industrial park. | AP

Inside a fenced construction site on Detroit’s east side, heavy machines are digging, shoving and hauling away tons of dirt in preparations for the latest ...

Dutch police nab Chickfriend execs in contaminated eggs debacle

via The Japan Times    Aug 11, 2017

This photo taken Thursday in Weelde shows a local office for Poultry-Vision, a Belgian company specializing in animal health products for the poultry sector, under investigation for having sold a product containing the prohibited insecticide Fipronil to the Dutch firm ChickFriend. Dutch investigators arrested two suspects Thursday in an intensified European investigation into insecticide-tainted eggs, as the scandal spread eastward with the discovery of a ton of contaminated yolk in Romania. | AFP-JIJI

Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, ...

Budding inventors find encouragement in Sony’s Seed Accelerator Program

By Yuji Nakamura,Yuki Furukawa
- via The Japan Times    Aug 09, 2017

Sony Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai started the Seed Accelerator Program in 2014 to encourage invention and risk-taking. | BLOOMBERG

Sony Corp., which is emerging from five years of brutal restructuring that gutted its workforce and product lineup, wants to show off a few new ...

Hi-speed rail will usher in new era of travel in United States

By Karl Cryer
-    Nov 12, 2015

One of the operators of the world’s first high-speed train, East Japan Railway Company (JR East), believes that the U.S. market is ripe for so-called bullet trains, which will introduce a new...

Peruvian law firms become first stop for Asian business

By Karl Cryer
-    Jul 20, 2015

Miranda & Amado, a law firm based in the Peruvian capital Lima, has seen increased interest from Asian companies wanting to operate in the country.

U.S. law firm grows on surge in Japanese investment

By Karl Cryer
-    Jun 01, 2015

Amid a growing trend of Japanese companies expanding to the Southern United States, Ohashi & Horn is well prepared to assist investors from the Asian giant.

Canadian conglomerate eyes Asia for more growth

By Karl Cryer
-    May 22, 2015

With business interests and companies located around the world, the Jim Pattinson Group bets on Asia for more opportunities to expand.

Indonesian conglomerate aims to lead in banking and healthcare

By Karl Cryer
-    Mar 19, 2015

Jakarta-based Mayapada Group hopes to be the next big player in Indonesian banking following its alliance with Taiwan's Cathay Life Insurance.

Hidden Assets

By Dag Detter,Stefan Fölster
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 24, 2014

Temasek Holdings headquarters before the presentation of Temasek's annual review in Singapore, September 2009.  (Vivek Prakash / Courtesy Reuters)

How Countries Can Capitalize on Public Wealth November 24, 2014 Dag Detter and Stefan Fölster Summary:  Most governments know much about their debt but little about their assets. If central g...

Expanding a rock-solid legacy

By Angelo Romualdez
-    Jul 05, 2014

Nearly 25 years after Japan’s Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. made its initial investment in The Rockefeller Group, the U.S.-based real estate company has grown its flagship New York property holdings ...




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