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PAL starts flights to Haneda in Japan


Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will start flying to Haneda Airport twice a day starting March 30, allowing travelers an alternative air gateway to Japan, a statement on Thursday showed.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Japanese airline ANA says sorry over ‘racist’ commercial

Screengrab from ANA airlines YT channel

Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) said Monday it was modifying a TV commercial after apologizing to customers who complained it used racist stereotyping, but insisted they had meant no offense.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Toyota aims to produce more than 10 million autos in 2014–report


Toyota Motor is aiming to produce more than 10 million vehicles in 2014, a bullish target that could boost other industries in Japan, a report said Saturday.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

US dollar trade near five-year high against yen

The Philippines prepaid more foreign debts in 2013 than the year before, thus causing its outstanding obligations to non-Filipino creditors to decline. AP FILE PHOTO

The US dollar traded near a five-year high against the yen in thin Asian trade Thursday as investors began the new year with renewed optimism about the US economy.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

PH to tap P8-B soft loan from Japan for PCG


The country has signed a loan agreement worth about P8 billion with Japan for the purchase of maritime vessels and improvement of the Philippines’ coast monitoring capability.   In a statement, the Department of Finance reported that the loan worth Y18.73 billion or P7.94 billion to be extended by the Japanese government, through the Japan [...]

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

More Japan firms train investment sights on PH

More Japanese companies have expressed their interest in tapping prospective opportunities in the country, as both the Philippines and Japan seek to further enhance bilateral trade and investment ties following the recently concluded Asean-Japan Summit.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Japan firms shy away from PH


Japanese firms are reportedly taking a step back from their planned participation in the Philippine government’s public-private partnership program (PPP), deterred largely by the uncertainties in the country’s business and regulatory environment.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Terra Motors to launch T4 e-trike


The Japanese firm that produced the first working e-trike unit in the country is set to commercially produce its T4 model based on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) design.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Jollibee hopes to topple Japan firm as Asia’s largest

Jollibee Foods Corp. hopes to topple Japan’s Zensho Holdings Co. Ltd. in two years to become Asia’s largest restaurant and fast-food company, a top executive of the Philippine fast-food giant said last week.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Japanese team to assess Metro water security


Teams from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) and the University of Tokyo are lending their expertise and technology to help predict the impact of climate change on water security in Metro Manila.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Japan e-trike maker eyes PH factory


The Japanese firm that produced the first working e-trike unit in the country based on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) design is studying economic zones in Laguna and nearby areas for factory development, an official said.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Japan group to build new 23-km rail line in Bangkok—report

A woman valids her ticket at the entrance of a BTS station (sky train) in Bangkok on March 20, 2013. East Japan Railway, trading house Marubeni and electronics giant Toshiba have landed a deal to construct a new 23-kilometer (14-mile) rail line in the Thai capital, the business daily Nikkei reported Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, adding the rail operation is set to start in 2016.  AFP

A Japanese consortium will build an urban transit system in Bangkok, as part of Japan’s drive to expand exports of railway infrastructure to the rest of Asia, a report said Sunday.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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