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Japanese Enterprises In Europe

Japanese companies whose stock prices have increased by more than fortyfold since Japan’s stock market peak in 1989 – are they in Europe?

This post is also available in: JapaneseThe Nikkei has just published a list of Japanese companies whose stock price increased tenfold or more over the past 34 years. Many are in advanced technology manufacturing, food, retail and digital services and with a few exceptions, their overseas expansion, if any, has not included Europe. Foreign investors…

Top Japan owned UK companies for growth in 2023

This post is also available in: JapaneseThere are over 1,200 Japan-owned companies in the UK employing around 174,000 people. The number employed grew around 2% from 2022 to 2023.* The top 5 Japanese companies** that have grown the most in the UK 2023-2023 are: 1. Dentsu UK/Dentsu International Advertising and marketing giant Dentsu has two…

Daikin acquires Robert Heath Heating

This post is also available in: JapaneseDaikin Industries has acquired British company Robert Heath Heating, which handles the installation and maintenance of residential heating systems. In Europe, Daikin is focusing on heat pump heating, which has high energy-saving performance. The company will expand its installation and after-sales service network in the UK in anticipation of…

Japan’s links to Glasgow

This post is also available in: JapaneseI was delighted to see that the train I took to travel from the south east of England, where I live, to Scotland, was a Hitachi Azuma. The journey was smooth and punctual, despite all the issues caused by the need for the trains to be bimodal (able to…

Italy’s heating and cooling economy

This post is also available in: JapaneseThe European summer holidays have come to an end and although we only took short breaks to British locations, where the weather was cool and rainy, I was glad to have avoided the experiences of other Europeans, of unbearable heat. My business partner in Germany had to cut short…

Yoshinoya to open first European ramen restaurant in Edinburgh

This post is also available in: JapaneseJapanese food chain Yoshinoya will open its first restaurant in Europe in Edinburgh in the spring. Although Yoshinoya is most known for its beef rice bowls, this will be yet another ramen restaurant – Bari Uma, serving tonkotsu ramen for Y1,500 (£8). This is a much lower price point…

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