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Tokyo Motorcycle Show Largest Ever, Over 120 Companies Exhibiting

The latest Tokyo Motorcycle Show gathered 121 companies, exhibiting the latest production and custom models, parts and apparel. Japan’s largest motorcycle-related event, this year’s show is aimed at changing motorcycling from a sport for grownups to an activity parents and children can easily approach together. Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) showed off the tire maker’s premium BATTLAX brand concept, emphasizing its theme...

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Japan Rubber Workers Union Confederation Negotiates 1,010 Yen Pay Scale Increase

The settlement results for labor force wages and annual bonuses have started to come out from the “spring offensive” negotiations in Japan. The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation is comprised of 58 member unions. Forty-eight of those put forth wage demands to the companies of the unions’ respective labor forces, from which 20 unions have reached conclusions. Regarding annual bonuses, 45...

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Sumitomo Rubber Sees Bright Outlook for Infrastructure Business

Infrastructure products from Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) are garnering attention. The company is positioning three areas of its Hybrid Business Division—flooring materials, civil works and marine facilities and sports facilities—as infrastructure products. Inorganic poured floors represent a flagship product in the company’s flooring materials. The product has a strong track record with installations in a wide variety of factories...

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Japan’s Rubber Unions Scale Back Spring Offensive Wage Demands

The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) has largely completed its spring labor offensive, and unions have submitted wage demands at most large rubber manufacturers. According to the JRWUC, 45 out of 58 unions have submitted their wage demands, and despite discrepancies between sectors such as tires, automobile parts, and industrial goods, wage increase demands are trending downward from the...

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Japanese Tire Companies Boost Production Capacity in North America

Japanese tire companies are reaping higher profits in the North American market with the help of a livelier U.S. economy. That help is coming in the form of strong sales of large vehicles in the U.S. that is creating major demand for large tires fitted onto pickup trucks and SUVs. Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has responded to this demand by announcing...

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Sumitomo Rubber CEO Ikuji Ikeda (archive photo)

Sumitomo Rubber to Advance Global Strategy and Production—CEO Ikeda

Ikuji Ikeda, president and CEO of Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), said in a recent interview with the Japan Rubber Weekly that he expects major progress in his company’s global strategy. The dissolution of the alliance agreement with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company of the U.S. will free Sumitomo Rubber of constraints in the North American and European markets...

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