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GNI monthly newsletter Issue No.2  July 2006
◇◆ 1. Greater Nagoya Economic Symposium in July
◇◆ 2. Cormorant Fishing (Ukai) in Gifu
◇◆ 3. Nagoya on the Move!
LA Times Article discusses the “Nagoya Boom”
Nagoya Airport now home two new Airlines.

◇◆ 1. Greater Nagoya Economic Symposium in July ◇◆
As one of the GNI events, Greater Nagoya Economic Symposium will be held at Hilton Nagoya on July 25, 2006. The event consists of the symposium and the exhibitions by overseas companies in Japan. If you wish to participate, please contact us no later than July, 2006 at invest@greaternagoya.org. Please join us!

◇◆ 2. Cormorant Fishing (Ukai) in Gifu ◇◆
Ukai in Nagara River in Gifu Prefecture is one of the most well-known spot for Cormorant fishing. Cormorant fishing dates back to the 1300’s and is a traditional fishing technique where fishermen use trained birds (cormorants) with their natural talents, to catch sweet fish (Ayu). Its season opened officially last month, and will be open until October 15 in Gifu prefecture‘s Nagara River. For more information, please visit here at http://www.city.gifu.gifu.jp/kankou/08_eng_01.html

◇◆ 3. Nagoya on the Move! ◇◆
Nagoya in the LA Times
The Los Angeles Times featured Nagoya and it’s economic strengths in a May 14, 2006 article.
‘For decades, the western Japanese metropolis paled beside the glitter of Tokyo. It was caricatured as a doughty, thrifty factory town – the center for the Japanese culture of monozukuri, or making things. But now the Tokyo economists refer to Japan’s current economic expansion, based on energy-smart innovation, as “the Nagoya boom.” Nagoya-based manufacturers account for roughly half the U.S. trade deficit with Japan. Much like the U.S., Canadian and Australian energy belts, Nagoya has a huge surplus of jobs, with 1.6 positions for every available worker.’
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Nagoya Airport is now home two new Airlines.
Two new airline flights are in service at Chubu International Airport (Centrair); Emirates Airlines and Finnair. Emirates Airline started its service as the first Middle East flight from Centrair on June 1, 2006. Finnair also began direct flight between Helsinki and Nagoya on June 4, 2006. Located in the center of Japan, Chubu International Airport uniquely serves as a key access point for both international and domestic flying.

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