Issue No.74 (May 2013)

Greater Nagoya Means Greater Business Opportunities

1. GNI Event: GNI Aerospace Europe Mission 2013
2. Subsidy : FY2013 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site in Japan
3. Industry: Environmental Business Database in Greater Nagoya
4. Event: Walkathon, International Charity Festival in Greater Nagoya
5. Tourism: SHORYUDO – Rising Dragon Region
6. Entertainment: Ieyasu’s Warriors of the Aoi Crest

1. GNI Event: GNI Aerospace Europe Mission 2013

This year Greater Nagoya Initiative (GNI) will send a mission to Europe to enhance the relationship with important organizations. First, the GNI will hold Symposium Greater Nagoya – Aerospace 2013 in the 50th International Paris Air Show.
It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend “Symposium Greater Nagoya – Aerospace 2013” to be held near the Pris Airshow location, hosted by Greater Nagoya Initiative with the great support of Comité d’Expansion Economique du Val d’Oise (CEEVO).
The Symposium will be held on Tuesday, June 18. The Greater Nagoya Initiative (GNI) is pleased to offer updated information about the center for the aerospace special zone and the major aerospace cluster of Japan as well as to strengthen the global networks. Please come to meet the GNI members.

[Event Info]:
Title: Symposium Greater Nagoya – Aerospace 2013
Date: June. 18th (Tuesday)
Time: To be decided
Venue: To be decided
Symposium Details: Symposium Greater Nagoya – Aerospace 2013
Delegation Details: Greater Nagoya Aerospace Europe Delegation 2013


2. Subsidy : FY2013 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site in Japan

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will invite businesses who wish to apply for the FY2013 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan, as follows:

1. Outline of the program
The subsidy Program for Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan is intended to sustain and strengthen high-value-added business sites in Japan and to achieve sustainable growth of the Japanese economy by supporting the establishment of new high-value-added sites in Japan by global companies operating internationally, such as regional headquarters or R&D Sites, which have been proven to have a significant impact on the Japanese economy, and by strategically and proactively inviting and building high-value-added business functions that match the strength of the Japanese economy.

2. Projects eligible for the program
Projects eligible for the subsidy shall be those for establishing a new Regional Headquarters or R&D Site in Japan. Relocation and consolidation of existing sites of these in Japan are not eligible for the subsidy, unless new role as a Regional Headquarters or an R&D Site will be added in line with the relocation and consolidation of the site.

3. Entities invited for the application
Private entity

4. Period of invitation
From Monday, April 1, 2013, to midday on Monday, June 3, 2013

5. Other information
Application forms including any appendices can be prepared and submitted in English.
For the details of the program, please see the Application Guidelines attached in the “Reference” section below. Consultation and inquiries about this subsidy program are accepted at any time. In order to deepen understanding of the subsidy program, prospective applicants are recommended to use prior consultation as much as possible.

Application forms and more details:
JETRO Site: FY2013 Subsidy Program For Project Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan
METI Site: FY2013 Subsidy Program for Projects Promoting Asian Site Location in Japan
Results of 2012
Results of 2011

3. Industry: Environmental Business Database in Greater Nagoya

The “Environmental Business Database in Greater Nagoya”, that offers profiles of environmentally sound technology, equipment, products and services that enterprises in the region hold and provide, was produced with the aim of supporting and enhancing business in environmental field both nation- and world-wide. It is expected to be a useful tool to facilitate business matching by informing and disseminating the “strength” in the products and services.

This database provides 116 enterprises information what was summarized based on Survey on environmental business operated in 2012. The survey covered about 2,400 enterprises working on environmental business in Greater Nagoya and Hokuriku region.

If you request for the business matching or visiting the company, please contact us.
More details:

4. Event: Walkathon, International Charity Festival in Greater Nagoya

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and the Nagoya International School (NIS) announced that they will hold the 22nd Annual Walkathon and International Charity Festival for 2013 on Sunday, May 19, at the Expo Memorial Park (Morikoro Park). The Walkathon is the annual event that helps raise money for local charities in the Greater Nagoya area, and is an all-day outdoor festival for charity, open to the public with ticket purchase.

Last year, more than 3,000 people participated, and raised over 8 million yen to 26 charities, which support children and those in needs in the Greater Nagoya Area, as well as 1 million yen to victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This year’s goal is to raise 8 million Yen.

The Walkathon should prove to be a fun and memorable event and a super opportunity for international exchange between members of the Japanese and International communities. The Walkathon’s major sponsors include Boeing, Oak Lawn Marketing, H&R Group,Kondo Sanko K.K., Hilton Nagoya, and many other companies.

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Time: 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Tickets: Special 5,000yen, Adults 2,000yen, Students 1,000yen
(All tickets proceeds go to charity)
Place: Expo Memorial Park (Morikoro Park)
Nagoya Walkathon Official Website:

5. Toursm: SHORYUDO – Rising Dragon Region

Shoryudo refers to the area of nine prefectures in Greater Nagoya and Hokuriku. The shape of the Greater Nagoya and Hokuriku regions at the center of Japan resembles a rising dragon, with the Noto Peninsula forming its head and Mie Prefecture its tail, and its rising body covering every part oh the nine Chubu and Hokuriku prefectures, giving this sightseeing destination its nichname of “Shoryudo” – the “Rising Dragon Region”.

Feel the Heart of Japan
Shoryudo is an area filled with attractions to see, enjoy, and taste, where you can feel the heart of Japan and savor all the true charm of a visit Japan.

Expedition to the Real Japan
All the appeal of the real Japan awaits you in this region. The region features much to delight visitors, including many hot-spring baths, locations of scenic natural beauty, and areas of history and culture relating to such personages as Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japan’s first shogun, as well as architecture, legends, festivals, and more. The region is also the source of fresh seafood, beef, and other delicious fare.

More details:

6. Entertainment: Ieyasu’s Warriors of the Aoi Crest

Tokugawa Ieyasu, who accomplished his long-held ambition to unify the country and paved the way for 264 years of peaceful rule, was helped in his endeavors by valiant followers. Among the more well known are the so-called Tokugawa Shitenno or “four heavenly generals” (Sakai Tadatsugu, Honda Tadakatsu, Ii Naomasa and Sakakibara Yasumasa) and members of the Kagedoshin.

“Ieyasu’s Warriors of the Aoi Crest” brings nine such Warring-States period heroes back to life, to inspire our troubled times. Taking place in Ieyasu’s hometown Okazaki and using environmentally friendly paper armor befitting this age, “Ieyasu’s Warriors of the Aoi Crest” is an interactive live performance visitors can watch and take part in.

The performance seeks to promote visitor interaction, promote the appeal of Ieyasu and Okazaki to a wider audience, and carry Ieyasu’s lifelong hope for peace to future generations.

Regular performances (Great Enbu)
When: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Time: 10:30 and 14:30 (cancelled in the event of rain)
Venue: Open space in front of the Ieyasu and Mikawa Bushi Museum
More details:
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