Chuo Mitsui Asset Trust and Banking Company has formed a strategic alliance for reciprocal asset management services with Standard Life Investments Limited, reported the Nihon Keizai Shimbun on 29 July.
Papers’ Digital Charge
The Times became the UK’s first non-business daily newspaper to charge for digital content, several Japanese media outlets reported in July.
PM Vows FDI Support
Prime Minister David Cameron said the ability to continue to attract and retain inward investment from Japan, the US and other countries is at the heart of the government’s economic recovery plans, according to a London Press Service report on 16 July.
Low Carbon Energy Deal
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) agreed to develop low-carbon and wind energy, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported on 21 July.
Ramen Chain Up For Sale
Majority owner Lion Capital is trying to sell Pan-Asian ramen restaurant chain Wagamama for up to £250m, The Sunday Times reported on 1 August.
Nagasaki Memorial Envoy
David Fitton, acting head of the British Embassy Tokyo, accepted an invitation from the governor of Nagasaki Prefecture to attend the city’s annual memorial prayer service on 9 August for victims of the atomic bombing, the Nagasaki Shimbun reported.
Hybrid Production Starts in Derbyshire
Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK) has started making the Auris Hybrid, the first hybrid manufactured in Europe, the Daily International Automotive Affairs website reported in July.
Strong Yen Hits Sales
Toyota Motor Corporation said it could import to Japan its UK-made Avensis model due to the strong yen, the Asahi Shimbun reported on 13 July.