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Subaru of Indiana Automotive Expands Operations in the State

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA), an automobile assembly plant in Indiana, has begun production of the Subaru Ascent at its Lafayette plant, signifying the addition of approximately 200 jobs and $140 million in equipment and expansion investments.

DENSO Invests in Automotive Radar Startup Metawave

DENSO Corporation of Japan, is investing in Palo Alto, California-based startup Metawave Corporation, a developer of high-precision millimeter-wave radar sensing technologies to detect pedestrians and vehicles.

Recruit Holdings buys Glassdoor For $1.2 Billion

Recruit Holdings, a provider of integrated human resource services based in Japan, announced the acquisition of California-based Glassdoor, a website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management.

Jan De Nul Signs Contract with Hitachi for 21 5.2MW Wind Turbines

Jan De Nul Group of Luxembourg and Hitachi, Ltd., a Japanese multinational conglomerate, have signed a contract with overall work for the manufacturing and installation of 21 5.2MW wind turbines (109.2MW) for the Changhua Offshore Wind Farm Project to be located in Changhua County in Central Western Taiwan.

Memjet, Canon Enter Cross-License Deal

California printing technology and components company Memjet has signed a long-term, global agreement with Japanese electronics corporation Canon, Inc. to cross-license their patents around key segments and applications.

Takigawa Breaks Ground on First U.S. Factory in Kentucky

Takigawa Corp. America, a packaging manufacturer headquartered in Japan, recently broke ground on its $46 million flexible packaging and high-performance films plant in Bardstown, Kentucky. The project expected to create 180 jobs.

Medline Completes Second Solar Installation in North America

Northfield, Illinois-based Medline, a global manufacturer and distributor serving the healthcare industry, announced the completion of the second in a series of solar installations being undertaken to meet the organization’s growing sustainability goals.

Ashai Shuzo Turns to Fujitsu to Apply AI to Sake Manufacture

A new brew of DASSAI sake will be going through field trials using predictive artificial intelligence to guide the process. Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd., the maker of the wine, is partnering with Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. to develop the technology and run joint field trials of the process.

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