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Increasing numbers of Japanese companies are making efforts to develop international business. This comes on the back of a lacklustre domestic economy that grew just 0.3% in the last quarter, and a market that, in population terms, is shrinking year on year and is forecast to decline from 126 million today to 107 million by 2050. For many Japanese companies, building an international business has literally become a matter of life or death.

 

Billions of devices, all connected, communicating and sharing data in real time. Once the domain of science fiction, the future is here, now. And it appears that Asia is stealing a march... With Mobile World Congress (MWC) taking place in Shanghai this week, Asia's biggest mobile event attracts thousands of C-level attendees and decision makers from the world's largest and mo ...

Korea has once again topped the Bloomberg Innovation Index, which scores economies using factors including R&D spend, the density of high-tech companies and patent activity. The drive to become leaders in innovative technologies is illustrated by Korea’s recent plans with regards the commercial drone market. Commercial drones are a major global growth sector, with the mar ...

Entering any foreign market can be intimidating, doubly so when you are seeking to sell your wares in East Asia. One such headache includes selecting the distribution partners that can most effectively bring your company’s goods to market. Thankfully, Intralink has acquired a wealth of knowledge assisting our clients vet, select, and manage channel partners. In this post, we’ll ...

Recent reports from Asia have brought to light some eye-catching developments in the medical world. The University of Hong Kong, for example, this year announced the world’s first robot capable of performing abdominal surgery without actually cutting into the patient’s body. Equally fantastical were claims last month from Kyoto university in Japan that they can now create a hum ...

Manufacturers of semiconductor equipment and materials can expect to see greater opportunities in Korea as Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix, the leading fabricators in the world’s second-largest market, undertake aggressive expansion plans. Despite Korea’s strengths as a producer of chips, equipment manufacture is dominated by overseas firms, a reality that is unlikely to chang ...

Chinese smartphone OEMs are dominating their home market. The top two handset manufacturers – Xiaomi and Huawei – had 15.4% and 14.2% market share respectively in 2015, edging out global leaders Apple and Samsung. Having firmly established themselves on the home front – and due to slower growth of this sector in China – vendors are increasingly looking abroad for sales opportun ...

According to recent reports, this year Asia Pacific will overtake North America as the largest advertising market in the world. And with annual growth rates nearly twice that of North America, APAC ad spend is expected to dwarf the rest of the world in just a few years. This trend is reflected in the surge of visitor numbers from Asia to the leading trade fair for digital marke ...

Top Ten Tech Trends in South Korea It’s a well-known fact that Korea is home to tech behemoths such as Samsung and LG and also where some of the world’s best-selling cars are made by the likes of Hyundai and Kia. It’s also no secret that Korea has been extremely successful in blending very traditional industries with incredible innovativeness and technical ingenuity to come up ...

The South Korean Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is the centerpiece of the nation’s drive towards greening its energy generation and providing for new export industries. Introduced in 2012, the policy stipulates that all power generators are required to source an increasing percentage of their power from new and renewable energy (NRE) sources. For each MW of power generated ...