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JRA Chairman on Market Downturn of Retreaded Tires

Ever since the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) stopped gathering up-to-date manufacturing statistics on retreaded tires in 2009, the Japan Retreaders Association (JRA) has taken over the task of collecting this information from around the country. JRA Chairman Tatsuo Gomi sat down for an interview recently with Japan Rubber Weekly, discussing the downturn that the country’s retread market...

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Rubber Hose Production and Shipping Down for May, Declining Two Months in a Row

Combined rubber hose production (new rubber) for May was 2,446 tons, a 6.6 percent decrease over previous years, while shipping revenue for the month dropped 2.6 percent to 9.8 billion yen ($96 million), according to records collated by the Japan Rubber Hose Manufacturers Association based on statistics from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Both production and shipping...

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Two Rubber Companies Win ‘Nadeshiko Meigara’ Award

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) and synthetic rubber manufacturer JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) have been selected as winners of the 2015 Nadeshiko Meigara award, which recognizes companies that excel in providing women with career opportunities. The prize program is organized by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In the Nadeshiko Meigara selection process, the review panel...

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