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The effect of automation on global manufacturing continues to grow as a new report has shown that sales of industrial robots hit a record high of $16.5-billion (€14.9-billion) in 2018... Read more

France and Japan said this week that they have made an agreement to share information and look at deeper collaboration in next-generation automotive technology. The move has been touted by some as a means of repairing the tense alliance... Read more

Japanese auto parts manufacturer Toyo Tires has announced that it will open a new facility ion Indjija, Serbia. The total investment is over €390-million... Read more

Macnica Inc., a Yokohama, Japan-based IP developer has announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of ATD Electronique. Based in Chatou, France, ATD specialises in distribution of electronic components, in particular image sensors, optics... Read more

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, announces today a long-term agreement with leading industrial gas company Nippon Gases Europe to import CO2 to the Thames port. The agreement will see weekly shipments arriving at the port, with Nippon... Read more

The European Union has set up a new mechanism in order to monitor implementation of China's agreed commitments, with an eye to using it as a template for monitoring other bilateral agreements... Read more

Economic analysts in the EU are forecasting a Japanese "spending spree" off the back of a historic trade deal. Businesses in Japan are sitting on over €800-billion combined and it is expected that the European Union will be the most likely target... Read more

Following two years of construction, Japanese technology group Yaskawa has now opened its new €25-million robot production facility with European robotics development centre in Kočevje, Slovenia. The plant is intended to supplement the existing... Read more

A cooperation agreement has been signed between E.ON and Kyuden Mirai Energy for the joint development of Japanese fixed-bottom offshore wind projects.The cooperation will begin with a study to choose a project for development, construction and... Read more

One of Japan's largest industrial drone companies, Terra Drone, has announced the acquisition of a stake in the Slovenian aerospace solutions provider C-Astral Aerospace. Read more

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Government of Japan to supply and deliveries of Joint Missile Strike (JSM) for their F-35 fighter aircraft fleet. Japan began the JSM project in 2008 and it was completed mid-2018... Read more

Japanese car manufacturing giant Honda confirmed today the reports that it will be closing its factory plant in Swindon in what is being seen as a further blow to the UK's car industry following the decision by Nissan not to produce its X-Trail Read more

On 1 February 2019 a milestone in EU-Japanese relations came into force. The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the two players became effective and in doing so created what is now the world's biggest free trade zone. Read more

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