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Japan prepares to upgrade infrastructure

Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to participate as the mountainous nation assesses the condition of its roads, bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure and prepares to make any needed repairs to ensure the infrastructure is prepared for earthquakes, volcanoes, storms and floods Read More

2017-04-01T00:00:00-05:00April 1, 2017|

Biomass Power on the Rise in Japan

Introduction of biomass power generation, with biological gas power generation as the principal method, is increasing in Japan, accompanying promotion of a feed-in tariff system by the government. Presently, it is expected that the amount of energy generated annually from biomass will increase from 17.6 billion kWh in 2013 to 49 billion kWh in 2030. Read More

2016-07-01T00:00:00-05:00July 1, 2016|

Bicycle Ownership Set to Overtake Cars in Japan

Based on the Japanese attitude favoring healthy living and environmental awareness, as well as the events of the 2011 Japan earthquake, awareness of cycling as an effective means of transport is growing. More people are using bicycles, and the number of bicycles owned in Japan is on the rise. That total was 71.9 million in 2014, a number approaching that for automobile ownership, which sits at 76.7 million. Read More

2016-05-01T00:00:00-05:00May 1, 2016|

Japanese Government Sets GDP Growth Goal

The Japanese government has announced a goal of boosting the country’s GDP by 20 percent to $5.6 trillion by 2020. The government pledges to devote effort to developing an environment that promotes investment by lowering the effective corporate tax rates. Read More

2016-04-01T00:00:00-05:00April 1, 2016|

Demand for Natural Leather Rising in Japan

Lately, global demand for natural leather has been growing faster than supply. A key driver is increasing demand in China for natural leather, as a result of the Chinese economy’s growth. In this context, makers of custom-made shoes (“bespoke shoes”) using natural leather are becoming more numerous in Japan. While the number of shoe craftsmen in Europe is decreasing, the number of young people in Japan who take up shoe craftsmanship is increasing. Read More

2016-03-01T00:00:00-06:00March 1, 2016|

Wind Power Capacity Picks Up Speed in Japan

Why this is important to Wisconsin businesses: Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to sell products and technologies related to wind power As the government moves to rectify the current overemphasis on solar power, wind power seems poised to become a new pillar for leveraging renewable energy toward achieving the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, an

2016-02-01T00:00:00-06:00February 1, 2016|
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