The chocolate confectionery market in Japan is expected to grow at a CAGR of four percent from 2016 to 2021, according to Euromonitor.

The company’s new office in central Tokyo in the Marunouchi district will host technical support and sales staff to directly support the Japanese market.

The Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT) is all the rave of industry players today. For Schneider Electric, this is more an evolution than a revolution, and one that can improve businesses and operations, especially here in ‘Factory Asia’. By Tommy Leong, President, East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric

The Japanese food producer will spend a total of five billion yen (US$47.9 million) to expand its Saitama plant’s capacity for functional yoghurt.

Japanese company Ajinomoto Co. has announced that they will be increasing production capacity at its Bien Hoa Factory in Dong Nai, Vietnam to meet growing demand in the Southeast Asian country for umami seasoning Aji-no-moto.

According to the ‘Japan Landscapes 2016’ report by Wine Intelligence, the number of drinkers in Japan who regularly try new and different styles of wine have increased from 21 percent to 27 percent since 2014.

Nippon Paper Industries has entered into a license agreement with liquid food packaging supplier Elopak to introduce its Pure-Pak carton shapes in the Japanese market.

With this breakthrough in research, the Kyoto University researchers believe this could be a huge plus for the food industry, especially since consumers are increasingly demanding for natural sweeteners over sugar.

Ecolean strengthens its presence in Asia by entering the Japanese markets.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which covers 40 percent of the world's global economy, will reduce tariffs on a large number of products and resources in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Brunei.

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