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Bridgestone Takes Part in Cutting-Edge Research to Support Healthy Sleep

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has joined a project being carried out in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, for joint research into healthy sleep. Working together with the goal of resolving various sleep-related social issues, participants in the project span industry, academia, government and the medical sector. Specifically, this joint research is being carried out by a total of six entities – the crux...

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Yokohama Rubber, Zenrin Launch Testing of New Tire Sensor

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it has started practical testing of a newly developed sensor that is to be attached to the inner surface of tires. Carried out in collaboration with mapping and navigation company Zenrin Co. Ltd. (TYO:9474), this testing will take place across Japan on vehicles outfitted with sensor-attached tires. To facilitate the testing, Zenrin...

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Japan’s Rubber Companies Ranked by Sales Revenue per Employee: 24 Companies Above 50M Yen

Japan Rubber Weekly recently carried out a study into the fiscal 2020 business results of 135 rubber-related manufacturing companies across Japan, allowing it to then rank these companies by their sales revenue per employee. Findings here showed that the per-employee sales revenue figures of the top 100 companies averaged out to approximately 41.56 million yen ($371,540) for fiscal 2020. This...

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Sumitomo Rubber Sponsors JEGT Grand Prix 2021 Series

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has announced that its Dunlop brand will be sponsoring the Autobacs JEGT Grand Prix 2021 Series, an e-motorsports tournament set to be run by NGM Inc. over September 2021 – February 2022. Organized by the JEGT executive committee, the JEGT Grand Prix 2021 has garnered attention for having players compete over a total of 5...

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Pirelli Becomes UN Global Compact LEAD Company

Pirelli & C. S.p.A. has been certified as a UN Global Compact LEAD company, making it the only global company in the automobiles and parts sector among LEAD-certified companies. This year saw 37 companies selected as Global Compact LEAD companies, bestowed here with the recognition of being the most committed group in the world when it comes to implementing the...

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Mitsui Chemicals Set to Dissolve Polyurethane Raw Materials JV With SKC

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) and South Korean company SKC Co. Ltd. have decided to dissolve their joint venture agreement for Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Inc. (MCNS), a subsidiary that combines the two parent companies’ operations in polyurethane raw materials. Following the dissolution, Mitsui Chemicals and SKC will maintain a cooperative relationship to a necessary extent as the two continue...

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