APRIL 2021  / INVESTING IN JAPAN

THE SWEETEST LIFE

Vidal Candies begins offering its tasty treats in Japan

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“we seek to differentiate ourselves from domestic products”

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Face value

The world of the 2002 Steven Spielberg film Minority Report, set in the year 2054, seems to be creeping up on us. When Tom Cruise’s character walks around in public, smart billboards recognise his face and pitch him cars and beer.

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Planning carefully, collaborating closely

An expert in innovation, disruption, and global governance, Manuel Muñiz Villa was appointed to the post of state secretary for global Spain in January 2020.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe provides legal solutions for visionary companies in the energy, technology and innovation, and finance sectors.

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A goal we must achieve

Addressing the climate crisis is the greatest challenge of the 21st century, and Japan and the EU have both set themselves the ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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OTHER FEATURED STORIES

Going by the book

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Rebuilding an industry

The aviation industry has been one of the most visible commercial victims of Covid-19, as countries around the world have attempted to keep the spread of the virus in check with a raft of restrictions on international travel.

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Celebrating independence, embracing unity

Since joining the foreign service in 2003, Ambassador of Slovenia to Japan Dr Ana Polak Petrič has served her country in a variety of roles.

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Marelli

Marelli is one of the world’s leading independent suppliers to the automotive sector.

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Right for the job

The past year has been challenging for many businesses as the Covid-19 pandemic led to a dramatic drop in demand for goods and services — and it has been especially worrying for newer SMEs.

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At the start of the journey

A member of the European Commission since 2014, Valdis Dombrovskis has, since 2019, served the European Union as executive vice president of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People since 2019 and as EU commissioner for trade since August of last year.

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Betting on the planet

On the front lines of the fight against climate change, veteran campaigners for the environment have an unlikely ally: institutional investors that are choosing to invest in environmentally responsible firms and keeping their cash away from big polluters.

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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Yokohama

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Yokohama is an authorised dealer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited vehicles, with extensive experience and a long track record of providing discerning customers with both expertly crafted automotive masterpieces and the highest standards of service.

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Unlimited potential

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The year of the vaccine

One bright spot during the global pandemic has been the development and approval of multiple vaccines against Covid-19 — all in under a year.

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A new dawn for alliances

Japan has not hosted an ambassador from the United States of America since July 2019. While it doesn’t indicate a collapse in bilateral ties, the vacancy symbolises changes in the longstanding relationship.

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ProWorks Group

Doing business in Japan can be complex. ProWorks Group works to make it easier.

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