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Announcement of the FY 2015 Nadeshiko Brands

Nadeshiko Brand logo (source - METI)

Nadeshiko Brand logo (source – METI)


“On March 16, 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) jointly selected and publicized listed enterprises that are outstanding in terms of encouraging the empowerment of women in the workplace and granted them the “Nadeshiko Brand” designation. The Nadeshiko Brand Initiative was inaugurated in FY 2012, and in FY 2015, the fourth year of the Initiative, METI and the TSE included the scope of candidates to include enterprises which are listed outside the first section of the TSE as candidates for the Nadeshiko Brands, selecting 45 enterprises in total for the honor. Providing women with opportunities for success in the workplace is known to contribute to facilitating business innovation as well as enhancing competitiveness in global markets and is a touchstone for progress in diversity management.”  (METI)


Is you company in the list?

Check the 45 entreprises/brands from here:  Announcement of the FY 2015 Nadeshiko Brands

What do you think of this Initiative and of the pertinence/interest of doing this (every year)?


Japan is a hub for the Asian market

Japan as a gate to Asian markets

Japan as a gate to Asian markets


Act on Special Measures for the Promotion of Research and Development Business, etc. by Specified Multinational Enterprises 

Act for Promotion of Japan as an Asian Business Center  (Source: METI)

Key Investment Incentives are:

  1. Income tax breaks
  2. Assistance for fund raising
  3. Acceleration of patent examinations
  4. Reduction of patent fees
  5. Shortened investment procedures
  6. Acceleration of status of residency examinations


Read more from:

Act for Promotion of Japan as an Asian Business Center


Also check “Incentives Programs – Investing in Japan”:

Incentives for promoting investment in Japan


Japan’s Retail Market still being a “mecca” for the other Asian markets, it is clear that the country is a gate to Asian markets for EU and US companies. What would be, according to you, other reasons for that?




Japan sets 26 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions as 2030 target

Mitsubishi floating concept

Mitsubishi floating concept


” The government said Friday that Japan will slash greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030 from 2013 levels and will submit the plan to the United Nations as its contribution to a global summit on climate change in Paris in November. METI on Thursday said the government will plan to make nuclear energy account for 20 to 22 percent of Japan’s electricity mix in 2030, versus 30 percent before Fukushima. It set the target for renewable energy at 22 to 24 percent of the mix, liquefied natural gas at 27 percent and coal at 26 percent.” (Japan Times)

Read more fromJapan sets 26 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions as 2030 target

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