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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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Production at Toyo Tires Malaysian Plant Exceeds 10M Units

Toyo Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5105)  said that tire production volume at its automobile tire manufacturing subsidiary in Malaysia has exceeded a total of 10 million units. Toyo Tyre Malaysia Sdn Bhd functions as a global hub for supplying not just Southeast Asia, but also others market segments, including Europe, Japan and North America. The subsidiary was established in Malaysia’s...

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Japan’s Flexible Container Bag Production Falls to 3.75 Million Sacks for 2016

Output for flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) totaled 3.753812 million units over January–December 2016, a 17-percent year-on-year decline, according to the Japan Flexible Container Association. Despite there having been a demand increase in the petrochemical industry in 2015, demand surrounding decontamination work has faired worse. Construction of interim storage facilities have been delayed and work on residential areas has settled...

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Japan’s Automobile Production Falls 0.8% for 2016

Japanese automotive manufacturers produced a total of 9.204696 million vehicles over January–December 2016, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). This represents a 0.8-percent year-on-year decline, the second decrease in the last two years. By automobile type, passenger vehicles moved into a positive from a year-on-year negative for 2014–2015, with 7.873886 million vehicles produced for a 0.6-percent increase in...

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Sagami Rubber Boasts Strong Sales of 0.01mm PU Condoms

Sagami Rubber Industries Co. Ltd. (TYO:5194) is making good sales on its polyurethane condoms despite being priced twice as high as their latex counterparts. The polyurethane product features superior thinness and strength, reassuring consumers and contributing to expanded sales. Approximately 70 percent of Sagami Rubber’s sales are from condoms. Ultra-thin polyurethane condoms (0.01mm thick) have been selling especially well ever...

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