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Top 30 Japanese employers in Germany compared to the UK

Japanese investment in the UK reflects the UK’s strengths in services, particularly financial and commercial, as a centre of international trade, whereas Japanese investment in Germany reflects traditional German manufacturing and engineering strengths.

Japanese companies’ employee numbers shrinking more in Europe than elsewhere

This post is also available in: JapaneseThe quarterly survey by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reveals that employment in Japanese companies in Europe fell more than other regions in October to December 2020, a reflection of the continued declines in capital investment and sales in the region. Globally, Japanese companies’ sales improved 3.8%…

The path Japan should take to zero carbon – former Hitachi president Kawamura Takashi

This post is also available in: JapaneseKawamura Takashi is famous in Japan for being instrumental in turning Hitachi round after its largest ever loss in 2009. He has just finished 3 years as chairman of TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power). Nikkei Business asked for his view on the Japanese government goal of achieving zero carbon by…

“Almost” no hesitation appointing a Belgian president – Mitsubishi Chemical chairman

This post is also available in: JapaneseYoshimitsu Kobayashi, chairman of Mitsubishi Chemical was interviewed towards the end of 2020 by Nikkei Business magazine. Mitsubishi Chemical is not in our Top 30 Japanese employers in Europe, as it only employs around 3,200 in the region – mainly via the UK company Lucite International which it acquired…

Top 30 Japanese employers in Europe, Middle East, Africa 2021

This post is also available in: JapaneseThe major Japanese employers in Europe, Middle East and Africa employ over 540,000 people, a 1.4%* rise comparing financial year 2018/9 to 2019/20, even though their global employee numbers have shrunk by around 1% over the same period. As in previous years, acquisitions of companies in the region are…

Japanese companies in the UK are shrinking – is Brexit to blame?

This post is also available in: JapaneseThe number of Japanese companies and their employees in the UK is starting to decline. Given that this is against the trend elsewhere in Europe, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that this is a reaction to Brexit. Brexit has put up barriers to the UK trading within…

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