Tender and Business News

Hokkaido's Largest All-Season Resort To Undergo Major Redevelopment

Award-winning developer Niseko Alpine Developments (NISADE), well-knoown for their work on Vale Niseko, is partnering with Kamori Kanko, a major private tourism company in Hokkaido and at one time the USA's largest ski resort operator, for the strategic development of the flagship Rusutsu Resort.

Visteon and PT Astra Expand Instrument Cluster Production in Vietnam

Michigan-based automotive electronics technology supplier Visteon Corporation, in partnership with PT Astra Otoparts Tbk, an automotive component manufacturing company, announced the expansion of their production for instrument clusters clusters and multi-function displays to major vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers in Vietnam.

Hisense Acquires Toshiba's Television Brand and Operations

Hisense Electric Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the China-based Hisense Group, has acquired Toshiba's TV brand, research and development organization, production, and operation service as of November 14, 2017. Among other things, this is a play for global market share by Hisense.

Universities in Illinois and Israel Ink MOU

The University of Illinois (U of I) has entered into a partnership with the Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev, one of Israel’s world-renowned institutions of research and higher learning, to explore joint education and research activities.

DHL Announces HK$2.9B Expansion for Central Asia Hub

DHL Express, part of the international shipping conglomerate DHL based in Germany, is launching an estimated HK$2.9 billion expansion plan for its Central Asia Hub (CAH), in partnership with the Hong Kong Airport Authority.

NEC Adds U.S. Government Relations Function to D.C. Offices

With the recognition that its potential U.S. government business has become more important, NEC Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, NEC Corporation of America, both providers of biometrics and communications technology and IT solutions, has expanded its offices in Washington, D.C., to include a new government relations function.

Japan Awards Grant to Cuba to Increase Nation's Rice Production

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the government of Cuba have signed a grant agreement wherein Japan will award grant aid of up to 1.21 billion yen ($10.7 million), which will provide the equipment needed for rice seed production in eight provinces and one special municipality in Cuba.

SGI Buddhist Association Makes Moral Case to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons

As part of the November 10-11 conference on "Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament" held at the Vatican in Rome, Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, joined other participants in stressing the moral case for ridding the world of nuclear weapons.