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Japanese Enterprises In Europe

Japanese companies still in Russia

This post is also available in: JapaneseI have just become aware of this “Leave Russia” database, from the Kyiv School of Economics, similar to the Yale project, but with more detail, pointing to 168 Japanese companies who have business connections to Russia – 84 are still continuing operations, 10 are pausing investments, 16 scaling back,…

Japanese companies who contribute most money to CSR

This post is also available in: JapaneseToyo Keizai’s ranking of Japanese companies who have contributed the most financially to CSR activities (either donations or “in kind” activities) show that, unsurprisingly, those sectors which most directly impact Japanese citizen’s lives are also those who contribute the most. Financial services MUFG is at the top for 2021/2,…

UK employment by Japanese automotive companies has fallen 25% over 4 years

This post is also available in: JapaneseThe statement by Stellantis that it may be forced to shut some of its UK operations if the current local content rules in the Brexit deal continue prompted me to take a look at the current situation for Japanese car companies in the UK. As The Economist pointed out…

Japan’s Nippon Express acquires Austrian logistics company Cargo Partner

This post is also available in: JapaneseIt has been confirmed that Nippon Express will acquire Austria’s Cargo-Partner (subject to regulatory approvals) for around $743m, according to the Nikkei.  For Nippon Express, this is their biggest acquisition ever, and yet another Japanese corporate originated M&A drive for international diversification and growth, in reaction to Japan’s ageing…

Japan and Morocco

This post is also available in: JapaneseAccording to the Moroccan government, Japan is the largest foreign private employer in Morocco, with 75 Japan owned organisations generating more than 50,000 jobs. These numbers look likely to grow further in the coming years, as in April 2022 the agreements between Japan and Morocco on the promotion and…

Japanese companies in “wait and see mode” for 2023 overseas expansion

This post is also available in: JapaneseJapanese companies are increasingly in “wait and see” mode with regard to expanding their business overseas, according to a JETRO survey at the end of 2022. Although 43.5% of all those who responded to the survey (3,118) who already had operations outside Japan said they were going to invest…

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