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Omron acquires Dutch telemedicine company Luscii Healthtech

This post is also available in: JapaneseOmron Healthcare has acquired Dutch telemedicine company Luscii Healthtech . The company has developed a smartphone app to share biometric data of patients suffering from heart failure and other conditions with medical institutions. By collaborating with telemedicine services provided by the Omron Group in the UK, Germany and other…

Muji Europe to appoint administrators

This post is also available in: JapaneseMuji Europe Holdings, the UK based parent company with 55 retail outlets in Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Denmark, Ireland and Poland, has filed for administration. It is using the UK “pre pack” administration often favoured by retailers, whereby the sale of the business has been…

Largest Japanese companies in the UK – 2023

This post is also available in: JapaneseWe’ve decided to stop trying to compile the Top 30 largest Japanese employers in the UK by corporate grouping. Partly this is because a substantial number of Japanese companies in the UK have become branches, so do not report their employee totals to Companies House. Another reason is that…

Germany’s AEQUITA acquires German subsidiary of Japan’s Nifco

This post is also available in: JapaneseAEQUITA has added another Japanese company to its collection, following its acquisition of Nisshinbo’s TMD Friction last year.  It will acquire the German subsidiary of Nifco, which was itself a German company KTW, acquired by Nifco in 2014. Nifco Germany develops and produces injection-molded plastic components for the automotive…

What do Nissan’s partnerships with Honda and Mitsubishi Corporation mean for Europe? Not a lot.

This post is also available in: JapaneseHonda and Nissan signing a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding on producing key components for electric vehicles and artificial intelligence in automotive software platforms is a further sign that Japanese car manufacturers are drawing their horns in and regrouping to focus on the Japanese domestic market. It is also further…

Mitsubishi Pencil acquires German pen maker Lamy

This post is also available in: JapaneseMitsubishi Pencil has acquired the Germany company, C. Josef Lamy GmbH. Mitsubishi Pencil say they made the acquisition in order to expand overseas and move into higher price ranges, as the stationery market in Japan is expected to shrink amid the country’s falling birth rate and digitalization efforts. Mitsubishi…

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