Issue No.52 (September 2010)

Greater Nagoya Means Greater Business Opportunities

1.GNI Event: Japan Aerospace Industry Forum 2010; Boeing Seminar
2.Event: APEC JAPAN 2010 SME Ministerial Meeting in GIFU
3.Event: APEC SME Products International Fair
4.Culture: Second-hand English Book Store, Mondo Books
5.Updated Info: Websites for Industrial Investment in Greater Nagoya

1. GNI Event: Japan Aerospace Industry Forum 2010; Boeing Seminar

The Japan Aerospace Industry Forum (JAIF), American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), and Greater Nagoya Initiative Center (GNIC) would like to cordially invite you to a business event “Aerospace Industry Forum 2010” for aerospace industry professionals in the Greater Nagoya region.
It will follow presentations by top Boeing executives Mr. Randy TINSETH, Vice President, Marketing, for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Mr. Michael DENTON, President of Boeing Japan.

Mr. Randy TINSETH will give a presentation on the 20-year forecast called Current Market Outlook. Mr. Michael DENTON, on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Made with Japan. At the end, Mr. Mike Wright, MRJ Program Manager, Pratt & Whitney, and Chair of the ACCJ-Chubu Aerospace & Defense Subcommittee, will also say a few remarks about the mission of his Subcommittee.

More information, please visit the website below: (English)

2. Event: APEC JAPAN 2010 SME Ministerial Meeting

The APEC Symposium on Small and Medium Enterprises Strategy for Reinvigorating Economic Growth with Dual Engine: SME and Asia-Pacific symposium will bring together ministers; academic scholars with cutting-edge knowledge from various fields, including Professor AnnaLee Saxenian of University of California at Berkeley, prominent for her works on networks and clusters and entrepreneurs who have successfully internationalized their business activities, to discuss economic growth and SMEs in the Asia-Pacific region. The major points of discussion will be:

(1) Post-crisis growth strategies and start-ups/new businesses
(2) Effects of international business activities such as trade, investment, and labor mobility on SMEs
(3) Strengthening the institutional basis for facilitating international business activities and economic cooperation

This symposium will provide a valuable opportunity for those involved in the management, policy administration, or research of SMEs to examine the pressing challenges they face from a broad array of perspectives. We look forward to your participation.

Event Outline:
Admission: Free
Date/Time 2:00pm-6:00pm Friday, 1 October 2010
Venue: Nagaragawa Convention Center 2695-2 Nagara-Fukumitsu, Gifu, Zip-code: 502-0817

Language: English ― Simultaneous interpretation (English/Japanese) is available.
Host: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Research Institute of Economy,
Trade and Industry (RIETI)

Invited Speakers and Panelists (in alphabetical order)
-FENG Jun, Chief Executive Officer, Beijing Huaqi Information (aigo) Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
-OKAMOTO Tomohiko, President, NABEYA Co., Ltd.
-AnnaLee SAXENIAN, Dean and Professor, School of Information, University of California at Berkeley
-Tulus T. H. TAMBUNAN, Director, Center for Industry and SME Studies, University of Trisakti, Indonesia
-WAKASUGI Ryuhei, Professor, Kyoto University / Research Counselor, RIETI Ministers of the SME Ministerial Meeting

APEC JAPAN 2010 SME Ministerial Meeting in GIFU:
The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI):

3. Event: APEC SME Products International Fair

APEC SME Products International Fair provides an opportunity to find a variety of products and services from APEC countries.
Over 120 exhibitors will show good products from local development in areas such as ecology and the environment, consumer products safety and health promotion including foods, housewares, eco-friendly machinery, recycled goods, etc.

Date: Friday, 1st October to Sunday, 3rd October 10:00 – 18:00 (16:00 on October 3rd)
1st October (Friday) : Business day * Open to public from 13:00
2nd October (Saturday), 3rd October (Sunday) : Public day

* Exhibitors cannot provide services involving a transfer of cash until 13:00 on October 1st, Friday.
Venue: Gifu Memorial Center (Deai Dome / Fureai Dome) 2675-28 Nagarafukukouono, Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken, 502-0817 Japan
TEL: +81-58-233-8822
Organized: Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI)
Supported by: Gifu Prefecture, Gifu City, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN (SMRJ), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Registration Fee: Free
Expected participants: Wholesale traders, trading companies, import/export traders, circulation [distribution?],
retailers, mail order retailer, related businesses, general consumers and others
Exhibitors: Exhibitors from 12 economies, 88 Japanese exhibitors

APEC SME Products International Fair:

4. Culture: Second-hand English Book Store, Mondo Books

Greater Nagoya’s “bigger and better than ever” second-hand English book store is located in the Osu district about a year ago. Currently the store carries more than 3,000 books in English, and other languages.
You can also donate your English books to the store, and after making a donation, you can get a coupon to donate to variety of charities. (Check the Coupon donation guide on their website.

Find directions below (It even has movies on how to get to the store…):
Mondo Books
Gatten Shouchi Bldg. 3F, Osu 3-30-25, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0011, Japan
Fax: (81)523313799
A store owner speaks Nagoya dialect, Español, Français and, of course, English.

5. Updated Info: Websites for Industrial Investment in Greater Nagoya

Mie Prefectural Government located in Greater Nagoya officially renewed English-language website for industrial promotion.

“Invest in Mie” provides an overview of direct investment opportunities in Mie, including up-to-date news and events, subsidy programs, logistics, and information on living and working in Mie.
URL is as follows;

Other local governments’ websites on the Industrial Investment are below.

Aichi Prefecture:
Investment service & Regional information

Gifu Prefecture:
A Guide to Business Establishment in Gifu

Nagoya City:
Nagoya Industry – Introduction to Companies Established in Nagoya –

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