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April 25, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have agreed to extend their agreement for a comprehensive R&D alliance in the field of advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-University-of-California-extend-R-and-D-alliance_60592.html
April 24, 2014
Nippon Shokubai has announced a new long-term business plan through 2020, along with a shorter term action plan covering the next three years. The company has reconfirmed safety as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Nippon-Shokubai-sets-targets-under-new-business-plan_60536.html
April 24, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 7.5% rise in net profits for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2014 compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥113.61 billion ($1.1 billion). Full-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Shin-Etsu-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_60517.html
April 22, 2014
Ube Industries says that, as previously announced, it permanently stopped production of caprolactam and related derivative products at the company’s production complex at Sakai...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-closes-caprolactam-facility-in-Japan_60442.html
April 14, 2014
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI; Tokyo) says that Japan and Cambodia signed a deal on 11 April for a joint crediting mechanism (JCM), and, under this mechanism, Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Japan-and-Cambodia-sign-low-carbon-growth-partnership_60266.html
April 14, 2014
Evonik Industries and the University of Tokyo have entered into a strategic partnership to work together closely in selected fields, Evonik says. “The strategic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Evonik-enters-into-research-partnership-with-University-of-Tokyo_60269.html
April 10, 2014
Sumitomo Corp. has acquired the fungicide Metominostrobin from Bayer CropScience's Japan subsidiary. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Metominostrobin is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Sumitomo-Corp-acquires-Bayer-fungicide-product-line_60233.html
April 8, 2014
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ube Machinery (Ube, Japan), has established a new subsidiary at Irapuato, Mexico. The new subsidiary is called Ube Machinery...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ubes-machinery-business-establishes-subsidiary-in-Mexico_60171.html
April 3, 2014
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ube Machinery (Ube, Japan), has reached an agreement to acquire 1.45 million shares of Toyo Machinery & Metal (Akashi, Japan)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Ube-acquires-stake-in-Toyo-Machinery-and-Metal_60038.html
April 3, 2014
BASF and Toda Kogyo Corp. (Tokyo) announced today that they will enter exclusive negotiations to form a joint venture in Japan for cathode active materials. Toda Kogyo is one of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-and-Toda-Kogyo-enter-negotiations-to-form-cathode-active-materials-jv-in-Japan_60036.html
April 1, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says it will establish a new division called the New HC Business Development Division, effective 15 April. The new division will accelerate the company’s ongoing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsui-Chemicals-establishes-business-development-division_59961.html
March 31, 2014
Renewable products company Amyris (Emeryville, CA) and Kuraray have expanded and extended their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene, Amyris's brand of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Amyris-and-Kuraray-expand-collaboration-in-farnesene-based-polymers_59929.html
March 28, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, on 27 March, officially opened its previously announced new acetonitrile plant at Ulsan, South Korea. The new, 11,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Asahi-Kasei-opens-acetonitrile-plant-in-South-Korea_59891.html
March 26, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate international...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/WTO-rules-that-Chinas-restrictions-on-rare-earth-exports-violate-trade-regulations_59847.html
March 26, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical and Pioneer (Kawasaki, Japan) say that they have begun mass production and shipment of the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting module with a wet coating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Japanese-firm-Pioneer-start-mass-production-of-OLED-lighting-module_59840.html
March 26, 2014
AstraZeneca announced today that it has completed the purchase of Sumitomo Chemical’s remaining shares in AstraZeneca K.K. (Osaka). Sumitomo announced last month that it planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/AstraZeneca-completes-acquisition-of-Sumitomos-stake-in-AstraZeneca-Japan_59833.html
March 24, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says it has signed an agreement with the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ; Tokyo), under which DBJ will acquire a 19.99% stake in Mitsui’s MC Dental Holdings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Development-Bank-of-Japan-acquires-stake-in-Mitsui-Chemicals-dental-material-business_59784.html
March 20, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. (MCHC), the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says that it will establish MCHC R&D Synergy Center (RDSC; Yokohama, Japan), on 1 April, to collect...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Mitsubishi-Chemical-establishes-R-and-D-Synergy-Center_59682.html
March 14, 2014
Idemitsu Kosan has halted operations at its Tokuyama, Japan refinery-petrochemical site as a result of seismic activity in the area, the company announced today. An earthquake of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/Idemitsu-shutters-Tokuyama-refinery-petchems-complex-after-earthquake_59594.html
March 13, 2014
BASF said today that together with seven leading universities and research institutes in China, Japan and South Korea, it has established the research initiative Network for Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_asia/japan/BASF-forms-research-network-with-Asian-universities-and-institutes_59535.html
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