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September 29, 2016

Breaking Free of Dependence on Rare Earths
China’s Resource Nationalism Spawns Alternative Technologies

The ban China effectively imposed on exports of rare earths over a diplomatic row with Japan has had the unintended ...

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August 01, 2016

Social Responsibility in the B2B Sector: Denso

The simplest way for a company to gain public recognition for the value it adds to society is through marketing ...

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September 08, 2014

Turning Social Challenges into the Company’s Strengths
Akebono Brake Industry

Akebono, which boasts a large share of the global market for automobile brakes, has been undertaking CSR activities in the ...

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August 04, 2010


Kanten, or agar, is a gelatinous substance that is essential in Japanese confectionery. Unlike animal gelatin, kanten is a healthy, ...

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March 30, 2009

Dried Bonito

Dried bonito is a major source of the traditional soup stock that is essential to so many Japanese dishes. The ...

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February 16, 2009

Funa Zushi

Funa zushi, or fermented sushi made with fish of the carp family known in Japan as funa , ...

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January 27, 2009

Sea Salt

Salt has been manufactured from seawater across Japan since prehistoric times. But with a 90-year monopoly on salt and the ...

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December 16, 2008

Koji, an Aspergillus

Miso soup for breakfast and dinner, soy sauce that always makes it on the dining table, the evening cup of ...

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August 05, 2008

Xenophobia Must Not Overtake Japan: A Recipe for New Economic Growth

The killing spree that took place in June 2008 in the Akihabara district of Tokyo brings into relief the problems ...

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