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Bridgestone Answers Range of Questions at General Shareholders Meeting

Bridgestone Corp.’s (TYO:5108) general shareholders meeting on March 23 was attended by 299 shareholders and ended in one hour and 40 minutes. The meeting saw 11 shareholders put forth a total of 17 questions to the board, with these including queries as to where things stand concerning female promotion into managerial positions and what efforts are being made to revise...

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Bridgestone Subsidiary Looks to Transform Into Solutions Business

Bridgestone Diversified Products Japan Co. Ltd. (BDPJ), a Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) subsidiary focused on rubber and other materials for industrial and infrastructural applications, recently held a regular distributor conference. The conference covered BDPJ’s operations in the Ban-etsu and Kanto regions of Japan, and was attended by 78 corporate members. Speaking at the event, company president Fumihiko Eitoku said that he...

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Bridgestone Offers Total Management Package for Truck and Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) is aggressively marketing its Eco Value Pack service combining new tires, retreads and maintenance to help distribution and busing companies cope with a harsh business environment as they struggle with driver and maintenance staff shortages and soaring fuel costs. On Feb. 23, the tire maker held a public fuel efficiency test in the Tokyo area for fuel-efficient...

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Rubber Unions Increase Demands on Tire Manufacturers

Member unions of the Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRC) have submitted their wage demands at the group’s annual spring labor offensive, directing most of their efforts toward large rubber companies. Looking specifically at the per-company wage demands for 35-year-old workers in the tire industry, unions are demanding a 5,600 yen ($52.70) increase from Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), a 5,500 yen...

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CEOs of 11 Tire Makers Meet in US to Discuss Environment, Health, ELTs

CEOs from major Japanese tire manufacturers such as Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108), Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) and Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105), along with their counterparts from Europe, the U.S. and South Korea, gathered in California on Nov. 17, 2017 for a seventh meeting of global tire industry CEOs. In total, the event was attended by leaders from...

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New Walking Trainer to Utilize Bridgestone’s Rubber Pneumatic Artificial Muscles

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) recently announced that it has joined with Tokyo Medical and Dental University Professor Kenji Kawashima to develop a walking training machine aimed at helping improve the health of senior citizens. Looking toward commercialization, the company plans to begin verification testing for the machine in 2018. The walking training machine under development uses rubber pneumatic artificial muscles developed...

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