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New Balance Opens Running and Lifestyle Store in Ginza, Tokyo

New Balance Japan Inc. has opened New Balance Ginza, a running and lifestyle store located in the famed district of Tokyo and covering an area of roughly 356 square meters over two floors. This is New Balance Japan’s fifth standalone store in Tokyo, following Aoyama, Harajuku, Roppongi and Odaiba. Including Sapporo, Osaka and Grand Front Osaka, this makes for a...

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Asics Revamps Japanese Production Base

Sanin Asics Industry Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Asics Corp. (TYO:7936), has completed its construction of a new factory building as well as its renovation of existing buildings. Located on 17,312 square meters of land, the plant has a total floor area of 10,095 square meters. Sanin Asics mainly manufactures sports shoes, fashion sneakers, walking shoes and work shoes...

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Sumitomo Rubber Participates in MOE CO2 Reduction Campaign

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) and its group companies have once again participated in the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction/Light-Down Campaign, an initiative led by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). On June 21, Sumitomo Rubber partially switched off its signage and indoor lighting between 8 pm and 10 pm at its 479 affiliated facilities across Japan, including its Kobe-based headquarters,...

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Columbus Releases New Specialized Sneaker Insoles

Manufacturer of shoe care products Columbus Co. Ltd. has launched Foot Solution For Sneakers, a product line of special insoles for sneakers. The new line features five types of insoles that adjust to shoe size, keep the shoe in place and help relieve leg fatigue. The insoles are equipped also with different functions based on leg fatigue or activity. Three...

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Zeon Wins 2016 SPSJ Award for Asymmetric SIS Copolymer

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) received the fiscal 2016 Society of Polymer Science Japan (SPSJ) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Polymer Science and Technology. The award was given at the 66th SPSJ annual meeting to Zeon for its product Quintac, an asymmetric styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) block copolymer. The annual meeting included an award ceremony and acceptance speeches. Zeon designed Quintac by deliberately offsetting...

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Yokohama Rubber to Launch New Tire for SUVs, Pickup Trucks

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) will launch new sports utility and pickup truck tire Geolandar M/T G003 in August. The product will be offered in nine sizes ranging from 15–20 inches with additional options to be released after September. Through improved endurance and wear-resistance, the new tire has long-life off-road performance on various road surfaces, including mud, rock, dirt and...

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