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Mitsubishi Chemical: Restart of Kashima Complex Could Take 'Some Time'
Mitsubishi Chemical says that operations at its Kashima, Japan manufacturing complex will not resume for some time because of severe damage to piers at the adjacent port, and to other infrastructure, caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the...

Asahi Kasei president steps down over construction subsidiary scandal
Asahi Kasei Corp. announced on Tuesday that Toshio Asano, 63, will step down as president in the wake of a piling data falsification scandal involving the company’s construction materials subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp. Asano...

Toray reports higher profits and sales
Toray Industries reports a 21.8% increase in net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2015, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥76.17 billion ($663 million). Nine-month sales increased 6.3%, to ¥1.58 trillion. Third-quarter...

Mitsubishi Rayon and Arzeda collaborate to develop new processes for industrial chemical production
Mitsubishi Rayon, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, says that it will collaborate with Arzeda (Seattle), a synthetic biology company, for the development of an improved process for producing a chemical building block with multiple applications...

Kuraray reports profits, sales rise
Kuraray reports a 30.2% rise in net profits for the full fiscal year ended 31 December 2015 compared with the year ended 31 December 2014, to ¥35.74 billion ($312 million). Full-year sales increased 7.6%, to ¥521.7 billion. Kuraray decided in June...

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