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  • Aeon looks beyond Japan for promising leaders

    TOKYO -- Aeon has high hopes for employees like In Chandara. As the retail giant looks to accelerate its Asia-centered growth, it is recruiting and nurturing more non-Japanese talent with an eye toward grooming them for leadership positions. Cha

    November 26, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Toray 'sewing' seeds of growth in Asia, Brazil

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Leading Japanese synthetic fiber maker Toray Industries is expanding its overseas sewing operations to capitalize on growing demand for clothing in emerging economies. The company will build new plants in Myanmar and other coun

    November 25, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Panelists tout Myanmar, Japan as partners in growth

    YANGON (Nikkei) -- More partnerships between Myanmar and corporate Japan could help one of Asia's most promising economies come into its own as a driver of regional growth, speakers at an event organized by Nikkei Inc. said Friday. The seminar,

    November 23, 2013 07:00 am JST
  • Mitsubishi to build massive power plant in Myanmar

    BANGKOK (Nikkei) -- Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. will build a large fossil-fuel-fired power station in Myanmar's Dawei special economic zone via a joint venture with two Thai companies. Mitsubishi will team up with Electricity Generat

    November 22, 2013 02:00 am JST
  • Eyeing Cambodia's oil and gas market, Japan firm starts with hospitals

    TOKYO -- Japanese engineering giant JGC plans to launch hospital operations in Cambodia in 2015 to build on its domestic experience constructing medical facilities and boost its core industrial plant business. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    November 21, 2013 01:00 pm JST
  • Artists wielding bolder creative palette in Myanmar

    After nearly 50 years of austere military dictatorship, Myanmar is testing the boundaries of new freedoms and creating space for meaningful self-expression. The resulting surge of creativity has emboldened an ever-growing number of artists, performe

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Myanmar as the ultimate global pivot

    Few countries on the global geopolitical canvas are as pivotal as Myanmar. After almost five decades of military dictatorship and economic autarky, the nation's breathtaking political liberalization, economic reforms and bureaucratic loosening over

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Manufacturing takes root in Cambodia

    HANOI -- Long passed over as a backwater ill-suited for industry, Cambodia is seeing an influx of Japanese investment drawn by its low labor costs and proximity to better-developed Southeast Asian economies.Minebea can take some credit for leading t

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Asean's profit-growth kings: Resource boom trickles down to retail

    TOKYO -- For companies operating in Southeast Asia, now is an excellent time to be involved in infrastructure and natural resources. Being a retailer does not hurt, either, thanks to surging domestic demand across the region.These sectors dominated

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Sky-high in Yangon

    YANGON -- Anyone considering a move into Myanmar, beware. Electricity is spotty, the Internet comes and goes, and getting a phone call through might take five tries. But there's one thing you can rely on here in the country's commercial center: sky-

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Power games beget curious alliances

    NAYPYIDAW -- In Myanmar's fledgling democracy, an increasingly tense political dynamic is taking root. It has already produced strange new alliances between old foes and previously unthinkable rivalries between former allies. Much of the dynamic ste

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Japan Inc.'s makers smell opportunity

    Japanese companies see two big reasons to put down roots in Myanmar: its potential as a production base and its promise as a consumer market. Nobuo Katsumata, chairman of the Keidanren-affiliated Japan-Myanmar Economic Committee, gave the Nikkei Asi

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Myanmar pins growth ambitions on new economic zones

    YANGON -- The scene today is tranquil. Water buffalo graze in the shadows of a Portuguese church built in 1470. This is Myanmar's Thanlyin district, some 20km southeast of downtown Yangon. The Myanmar government hopes by 2015 the Thilawa special eco

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Building buzz in Myanmar

    Myanmar has the business world abuzz. The determination of President Thein Sein to lead Myanmar's transition from old-style planned economy to market-friendly nation is laudable. The country's central bank is another success story. It abolished the

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Myanmar's rebirth

    Since its political opening around three years ago, Myanmar has spawned a raft of breathless descriptions: "the next emerging market," "Asia's last frontier" and the like. The inaugural issue of Nikkei Asian Review takes a look at this rapidly chang

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • For multinationals, it's game on in Myanmar

    YANGON -- If you are a MasterCard holder, your plastic is good in Myanmar. You will know this as soon as you step into the arrival lobby of Yangon International Airport, where the familiar logo can be spotted all over the facility, along with the ge

    November 21, 2013 12:00 am JST
  • Myanmar on horizon for Japanese job placement provider

    G.A. Consultants plans to launch a job placement service in Myanmar to connect Japanese companies with local hires capable of speaking Japanese. The business will be similar to the service the Osaka-based business consultant provides in Vietnam.

    November 20, 2013 03:16 am JST
  • Japan to help companies make use of Myanmar postal system

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- The ministry that oversees the nation's highly regarded postal system will help businesses launch services taking advantage of Myanmar's own developing postal network. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is emba

    November 18, 2013 10:34 pm JST
  • Top Japanese firms stepping up hiring of foreigners

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Major companies are recruiting more college-educated foreigners as they strive to secure skilled engineers and look to expand market share in emerging economies. NEC will take on 43% more foreigners from this autumn through nex

    November 17, 2013 10:53 pm JST
  • JGC to build, run hospital in Cambodia

    TOKYO (Nikkei) -- Japanese engineering giant JGC plans to launch hospital operations in Cambodia, with a facility to open in Phnom Penh as early as 2015, The Nikkei learned Tuesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to announce the plan when

    November 13, 2013 12:12 am JST