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GREATER NAGOYA INITIATIVE e-Newsletter
GREATER NAGOYA INITIATIVE e-Newsletter
Issue No.62 (June 2011)

Greater Nagoya Means Greater Business Opportunities
http://www.greaternagoya.org/


1. GNI Event: GNI Paris Mission 2011
2. Industry: JAIF Business Matching at Paris Airshow 2011
3. Report: GNI Start-up Program 2011FY
4. Event: Factory Night View Cruise: Yokkaichi Industrial Complex
5. Report: ACCJ Pre-Walkathon Event Greater Nagoya Industrial Tour in Gifu

1.  GNI Event: GNI Paris Mission 2011

The GNI Paris Mission will be sent in order to inform the activities of companies and the economic state of the Greater Nagoya region which is recovering from the effects of the disaster. GNI mission members will explain the details to French administrative organizations, business groups and companies interested in investing in Japan due to concerns abroad that the Japanese economy will be late to recover after the Great East Japan Earthquake and the harmful rumors that have been spread regarding industrial and agricultural products and other merchandise manufactured in the area.

In conjunction with this effort, GNI mission members will also be promoting the advantages of aircraft products made by manufacturers in the Greater Nagoya region to top aircraft manufacturers overseas at the International Paris Air Show 2011.

[Mission Schedule]:
When: June, 19th – 26th
[Courtesy call]:
-Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry – Industrial and Service Competition

[Meeting]:
-The French Automotive Equipment Industries Association (FIEV)
-Japan & France Economic Exchange Committee

[Discussions at Paris Air Show 2011:
-Airbus, Boeing, and BAE Systems, other aircraft manufacturers

[Conference]:
-French companies interested in investing in Japan, French public organizations, the media representatives, and economic organizations
-Comite d’ expansion economique Val d’ oise le department

[Industrial Tour]:
-Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales (Onera), The French national aerospace research center in Modane Avrieux

[Details]:
http://greaternagoya.org/en/news_event/brochure/gni-paris-mission.html

2.   Industry: JAIF Business Matching at Paris Airshow 2011

In cooperation with governments and companies in Japan, it is a great pleasure to inform you that the Japan Aerospace Industry Forum (JAIF) will hold a business matchings at the 49th International Paris Air Show Le Bourget. JAIF will promote advanced aerospace technologies and companies from Japan to the world under the direction of Chubu Aerospace Technology Center.

More than 20 Japanese Aerospace related small and medium size enterprises formed an organization called Japan Aerospace Industry Forum to promote their high technologies and products in International Paris Air Show – Le Bourget 2011 (June 20th – 26th)

In cooperation with governments and private companies in Japan, the Japan Aerospace Industry Forum (JAIF) will have a booth (D-50 Hall 4) to conduct business matchings between Japanese companies and global companies who are participating in the show. JAIF promotes advanced aerospace technologies and companies from Japan to the world under the direction of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Chubu.

The Business-matching is coordinated by the Chubu Aerospace Technology Center.

Booth: Japan Aerospace Industry Forum (JAIF) Booth, D-50 Hall 4
Trade day: June, 20th – 23rd
Public Day June, 24th – 26th
Where: Parc d’ Expositions Paris Le Bourget Aeroport Paris
Address: Parc d’ Expositions Paris Le Bourget Aeroport Paris, Le Bourget 93350, France

[About 49th International Paris Air Show Le Bourget] :
The Paris Air Show has been the world’s leading aviation and space event for over 100 years. The 49th Paris Air Show will take place at Le Bourget exhibition centre from 20 to 26 June 2011, and will once again bring together all the industry’s players worldwide to showcase the latest technological innovations. The first 4 days of the Show, exclusively for the industry, are followed by 3 days for the general public. The Paris Air Show is organised by Salon International de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace (SIAE), a subsidiary of GIFAS (the French Aerospace Industries Association).

International Paris Airshow: http://www.paris-air-show.com/en
Chubu Aerospace Technology Center:
http://www.c-astec.jp/modules/tinyd0/index.php?id=4

3.  Report: GNI Start-up Program 2011FY

Greater Nagoya Initiative will offer business start-up support for foreign-affiliated companies when foreign firms plan to advance their business in the Greater Nagoya region.

Applicant:
An applicant will be foreign-affiliated companies who plan to advance their business in the Greater Nagoya region with to meet the necessary standards for the criteria.

Targeted Expenses:
[1] Costs for procedural requirements for establishing the company in the Greater Nagoya area
[2 ] Expenses necessary for personnel recruitment, brokerage costs for leasing office, market relevance etc. research expenses, consultant fee for the market research etc.

How to Apply:
As a general rule, the application form is to be submitted to the Greater Nagoya Initiative Center before the procedures for company establishment are taken place.

Total Amount of Incentives:
GNI will offer incentives for targeted expenses below
For [1]: Up to 500,000 yen per company
For [2]: Up to 500,000 yen per company

Further details for GNI Start-up Program 2011FY: http://greaternagoya.org/en/inc.html

4. Event: Factory Night View Cruise: Yokkaichi Industrial Complex

Nighttime boat cruises and bus tours targeting industrial zones have proved popular in Yokkaichi. This is a new cruising tour at the industrial zone surrounding the Yokkaichi industrial complex to enjoy the industrial zone creates the artistic views in Mie prefecture, starting in July 2011.

Tour starts: July 1st
Reservation: July to November, Friday and Saturday, Saturday (All day tour):
Season and Cost:
July to September adult 8,800yen, child 7,800yen
October to November adult 9,800yen child 8,800yen
Apply: Yokkaichi Tourism Association
Email: Kanko@kanko-yokkaichi.com
Fax: +81(0)59-347-5477
http://kanko-yokkaichi.com/cruise/index.htm (Japanese Only)

5. Report: ACCJ Pre-Walkathon Event Greater Nagoya Industrial Tour in Gifu

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and the Nagoya International School (NIS) held the 20th Annual Walkathon and International Charity Festival for 2011 on Sunday, May 22.

The Nagoya Walkathon is the largest international event in Nagoya, and has inspired both Tokyo and Osaka to create similar events. This successful charity event distributed 5.5 million yen last year to local charities.

The ACCJ / NIS Walkathon and International Charity Festival are eagerly anticipating celebrating the 20th year in 2011. The Nagoya Walkathon helps to build bridges between the Japanese and international communities by bringing together over two thousand members of those communities to support the vital work being conducted by local NPOs and charitable organizations, by raising over 5.5 million yen to charities in 2009.

This money is used to support children and those in need in the Chubu Area. In 2009, despite the economic downturn, it has the organizers excited to continue at that venue, and set a goal to raise 8million yen in 2010. 8million yen is on track with the level of funds raised before the economic downturn and we need everyone’s help in reaching this goal, whether you are participating as an individual or as part of an association or company.

Before this huge international event, the Walkathon, took place, Greater Nagoya Initiative members welcome and coordinated the GNI Industrial Tour to introduce the regional attractiveness to the Governors of American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. The ACCJ members visited Shiraki Brewery factory, Great Buddha, and cormorant fishing at the Nagara river.

Shigeri Shiraki, the 7th owner of the Shiraki Brewery factory showed how they advanced their overseas business with their products “Daruma masamune – aged sake” to the U.S and Italy. The ACCJ governors and Chubu members heard the story of how to make the aged-sake. And the ACCJ governors enjoy tasting sake at their shop.

Shiraki Brewery Official Website:
http://www.daruma-masamune.co.jp/hpgen/HPB/categories/84531.html
Further details of Pre Walkathon and GNI Industrial Tour:
http://greaternagoya.org/en/news_event/report/accj-industrial-tour-in-gifu.html

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