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Half of Japan’s Rubber Manufacturers Miss New Graduate Hiring Target

A recent Japan Rubber Weekly survey has found that, between the 23 major rubber and synthetic rubber manufacturers who responded, a total of 1,096 new graduates have been hired in the Japanese rubber industry for spring 2018. This figure is down by 21 graduates, or 1.9 percent, from the 1,117 new graduates hired by the respondents last spring. However, 10...

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JRW Survey: Rubber, Resin Manufacturers Expect Positive Results for Fiscal 2017

Japan Rubber Weekly conducted a survey among the country’s rubber and resin product manufacturers midway through December 2017, looking to get their respective takes on the current climate of the rubber industry. Of the 169 companies that received the survey, 119 responded, making for a 70.4 percent response rate. When asked how sales will pan out for fiscal 2017, 44.2...

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JRW Survey Finds Domestic Manufacturers Increasingly Concerned About Labor Shortages

A survey conducted this July by Japan Rubber Weekly (JRW) was sent to senior executives from 169 domestic rubber and resin manufacturers, asking about their business outlooks and earnings forecasts. Of those who received the survey, 117 companies responded, making for a 69.2 percent response rate. When asked their thoughts on the future of the rubber industry, 55.8 percent of...

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Major Rubber Manufacturers Increase New Graduate Recruitments for 2017

Both publicly listed and private rubber manufacturers in Japan held ceremonies on April 3 to welcome their new employees. Japan Rubber Weekly conducted a survey of major rubber companies and related businesses regarding the current landscape for the recruitment of new hires out of high school, undergraduate school and graduate school in the spring of 2017. According to responses from...

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JRMA Survey: Rubber Companies Show Lackluster Performance Through June 2016

The Japan Rubber Manufacturers Association (JRMA) approached 107 member companies as part of an index survey that ran until this past June this year. Looking at the corporate management of these affiliated corporations, JRMA has tallied up the answers of 79 respondent companies. While there had been a run of five years with growth in revenue and profit, results from...

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JRW Survey: Tire Makers Top Other Rubber Manufacturers in Ordinary Income

With an ordinary income of 226.91 billion yen ($2.205 billion) in fiscal 2015, Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) held the top spot among 165 major Japanese rubber manufacturers, found a survey published in the September issue of Japan Rubber and Elastomers, a monthly sister publication of Japan Rubber Weekly. For Bridgestone, this marked a 0.4 percent year-on-year decline. The number two, Toyo...

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