New Asics Subsidiary in Thailand to Start Operations in October

Asics (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Asics Corp.’s (TYO:7936) new subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand, is set to commence operations on Oct. 1. 2016. Established on April 4 with paid-in capital of 100 million Thai baht ($2.87 million), the company will handle sales of Asics running, training, badminton and volleyball shoes, apparel, and accessories, as well as Onitsuka Tiger and Asics Tiger shoes,...

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Yokohama Rubber to Redesign Logo for Hamatite Construction Sealants

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will change the logo of its Hamatite brand of construction sealants, automotive adhesives and coatings in order to boost the brand’s competitiveness. At first, Yokohama Rubber plans to start shipping its new construction sealant products in packaging and labels printed with the new logo and it is aiming to switch all products over to the...

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Dunlop Releases Special Good Luck Golf Balls to Commemorate Year of the Rooster

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 will be the year of the rooster. To celebrate, Dunlop Sports Co. Ltd. (TYO:7825), a maker of golf and tennis equipment in the Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) group of companies, is releasing a limited edition golf ball. The XXIO 2017 Eto Ball, a special version of the XXIO Premium line of golf balls,...

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Japan’s Rubber Unions Outline 2016 Campaign Policies at Annual Convention

The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) recently held its 2016 convention, where it announced its campaign policies. These included a reinforcement of its organization, such as the enhancement of industry-wide organizational functions, organizational stability and expansion and publicity campaigns with educational information. Also presented were employment and lifestyle protection initiatives, including those for job security, the enhancement of labor–management...

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Ushio Lighting Launches New Mold Monitoring Device for More Efficient Inspection Processes

Ushio Lighting Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of lighting and video projection equipment, has launched the Plus-E PE-600, a mold monitoring device that incorporates digital color image processing technology. The device monitors for fall-induced defects in molded articles, mold defects and pin breaks in the plastic injection molding and die casting processes. When the device detects such defects, it suspends...

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Bridgestone Extends Ice Hockey Sponsorship, Aims to Promote Winter Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has signed a contract extending its sponsorship of the Japan Ice Hockey Federation (JIHF), which the company has supported since 2012. Bridgestone believes that the competitive image of ice hockey, which has been called combat on ice, will raise the brand image of its Blizzak studless winter tires. During the sponsorship period, the company’s logo will be...

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