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    BANGKOK, Sep 13, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) concluded a cooperation agreement today with the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Office on applying digital technologies, including IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, and establishing innovative environment to promote EEC development in the Kingdom of Thailand.

    Thailand is currently promoting measures aimed at establishing an advanced economic base and achieving further economic development. In 2015, "Thailand 4.0" was presented as a long-term vision of an ideal economic society, and the EEC development plan was laid out as one key measure in realizing this vision. Based on the EEC development plan, total investments on a scale of 1.5 trillion baht (approx. 5 trillion yen) are expected in the public and private sectors combined, and in addition to expanding airports and high-speed railways, the country will aim to attract and foster growth in 10 targeted industries, including robotics, digital technologies, and next-generation automotives.

    Hitachi, meanwhile, is striving to become an innovation partner in the IoT era, as part of its 2018 Mid-term Management Plan, promoting growth in the global market through the rollout of the Social Innovation Business, which creates new value through collaborative creation with customers by combining OT(1), IT, and products. The ASEAN market, which is expected to demonstrate strong economic growth, is an important market in the realization of Hitachi's growth strategies. Hitachi's largest scale of business in the ASEAN market is in Thailand, where it is rolling out business in a broad range of fields, including the railways, elevators/escalators, industrial products, and information and telecommunications systems businesses.

    In this backdrop, Hitachi and the EEC Office have concluded a cooperation agreement on the use of advanced digital technologies, including IoT related technologies, within the Eastern Economic Corridor region. Based on this agreement, the EEC Office and Hitachi will work collectively to establish a cutting-edge IoT center.

    In addition, the EEC Office and Hitachi will collaborate on EEC development in various area, such as implementing necessary study, introducing advanced science and technology etc. EEC Office will also accommodate Hitachi with related information and possible support upon the scope of the EEC Office in creating bases for the use of advanced digital technologies, rolling out services in this region. With the EEC Office's cooperation, Hitachi will promote the use of IoT technologies, for example by undertaking data analytics using artificial intelligence (AI) based on big data obtained from plants, office buildings, and other sources. It will also utilize the solution core and customer cases for Lumada, Hitachi's IoT platform, and roll out digital solutions that contribute to the resolution of various issues in Thailand and the ASEAN region as a whole.

    In cooperation with the EEC Office, Hitachi will continue to contribute to the development of Thailand and the ASEAN region by promoting the use of IoT technologies along the Eastern Economic Corridor.

    (1) OT: Operational Technology

    About Hitachi, Ltd.

    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.

    Contact:
    Hitachi Ltd Corporate Communications Tel: +81-3-3258-1111

    Copyright 2017 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com

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    Etak Antimicrobial Spray Alpha
    The Answer to Viruses and Bacteria in the Home! Eliminates Viruses & Bacteria, Antimicrobial Action that Lasts for 1 Week

    TOKYO, Sep 13, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. will launch Etak Antimicrobial Spray Alpha (classified as miscellaneous goods), which contains long-acting antimicrobial agent Etak, on September 19 (Tuesday). This product eliminates viruses and bacteria with an antimicrobial action that lasts for one week.

    Etak, the main ingredient used in the product, is a long-acting antimicrobial agent developed by Professor Hiroki Nikawa of the Department of Oral Health Engineering at Hiroshima University's Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences. An adhesive component in Etak chemically binds the antimicrobial component to the spray area, providing an antimicrobial effect that lasts for one week.

    In the home, there are many surfaces and items, such as doorknobs, bannisters, tables, flooring, and toys, to which viruses and bacteria can spread easily when touched. This product is an answer to the needs of consumers who wish to keep those viruses and bacteria at bay. We suggest habitually using Etak Antimicrobial Spray Alpha to eliminate viruses and bacteria in the home. Additionally, this product contains no alcohol and is both scentless and colorless, making it ideal for use on a wide variety of surfaces and items in the home.

    Eisai is also marketing Etak Antimicrobial Spray, an alcohol type spray for mouth masks which uses the same long-acting antimicrobial agent Etak. By spraying it on a mouth mask prior to use, you can prevent viruses and bacteria from collecting on the mask for 24 hours.

    Eisai remains committed to ensuring the delivery of products that satisfy the diversified needs of consumers and to making further contributions to increase the benefits provided to them.

    Product Outline

    1. Product Name: Etak Antimicrobial Spray Alpha (Miscellaneous Goods)

    2. Ingredients: Water, long-acting antimicrobial agent (compound containing ethoxysilane), solubilizing agent, stabilizing agent

    3. Directions for use:
    - Please remove stopper when using. Returning the stopper locks the product.
    - Please keep the nozzle 20-30cm away from the target and spray an appropriate amount.
    - When using for the first time, please press the spray button a few times to activate the spray mechanism.
    - In order to achieve a uniform spread, please wipe the surface with a cloth or other item after spraying.
    - Please do not use this product upside down.

    4. Volume / Suggested retail price (excluding tax): 250ml / 1,280 yen

    5. Manufacturer: Jex Co., Ltd.

    6. Supplier: Eisai Co., Ltd.

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    Product Photograph

    About long-acting antimicrobial agent Etak

    Etak was developed by Professor Hiroki Nikawa of the Department of Oral Health Engineering at Hiroshima University's Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences. It is a patented longacting antimicrobial agent (patent number: 4830075) that combines quaternary ammonium salts, which are also included in hand sanitizers and oral cleansing agents used by dentists, with a silane analogue, an immobilizing agent that functions as adhesive. When a quaternary ammonium salt is sprayed onto an object, it would normally lose its antimicrobial properties upon drying. However, with Etak, the adhesive component chemically binds the antimicrobial component to the spray area, thereby preserving the antimicrobial effect.

    About Eisai

    Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE:4523; ADR:ESALY) is a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: integrative neuroscience, including neurology and psychiatric medicines; integrative oncology, which encompasses oncotherapy and supportive-care treatments; and vascular/immunological reaction. Through a global network of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, Eisai actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide healthcare system. For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit www.eisai.com.

    Contact:
    Public Relations Department, Eisai Co., Ltd. +81-3-3817-5120

    Copyright 2017 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com

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    - Expanding product lifecycle management cloud service -

    TOKYO, Sep 13, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the sales launch in China of Obbligato for SaaS, NEC's product lifecycle management (PLM) cloud service, which has been adopted throughout the world.

    While Asian IT markets have been growing steadily in recent years, manufacturers are rapidly expanding, aiming at developing new business, and seeing more cases where they design and develop new products to accommodate local specifications in China. This increases needs for PLM cloud services that allow an organization to efficiently and inexpensively manage technical information for products and related documents, such as design drawings, specifications, and bill of materials (BOM).

    Obbligato for SaaS, capitalizes on the track record and knowledge of the Obbligato Series adopted by more than 850 global companies. This leading PLM software in Japan(1) has defined and offered standard functions for operations regarding BOM management, design change management and data loss prevention, serving as a cloud service.

    Building service bases in datacenters in China enables high reliability and communication quality as a cloud service, while complying with the laws and regulations, such as the cybersecurity law, in China.

    By introducing this service, companies can utilize a SaaS-type PLM cloud service at low cost and in as little as two weeks. In addition, the PLM system can be operated with fewer IT personnel because users don't need to upgrade the software or maintain the servers.

    NEC will promote sales through Chinese sales agents, targeting internationally-owned manufacturers who are advancing into China, as well as local manufacturers, aiming at adoption by 100 companies over the next three years.

    "Moving forward, NEC will work to provide and promote solutions to contribute to global manufacturing infrastructure and process transformation," said Miwako Satou, General Manager, Services and Technologies Division, NEC Corporation.

    About NEC Corporation

    NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

    Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.

    Contact:
    NEC Seiichiro Toda s-toda@cj.jp.nec.com +81-3-3798-6511

    Copyright 2017 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com

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    - New Company "Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Meiki Engines" to Launch on October 1 -

    TOKYO, Sep 14, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Effective October 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will spin off its small-scale air-cooled gasoline engine business-the Meiki Engine lineup. A new company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Meiki Engines Co., Ltd. (MHIM), will be formed from the spin off. In creating a dedicated new company, MHI aims to pursue improved revenue by securing higher value as a brand of domestically manufactured engines.

    MHIM will launch via an absorption-type split, evolving out of a preparatory company already established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), which in turn is wholly owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Forklift, Engine & Turbocharger Holdings, Ltd., an MHI Group company. MHIM will integrate the functions of the Meiki Engines' technical development currently performed by MHIET and the engine production, marketing and servicing functions now conducted by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine Systems Co., Ltd. (MHIES), a wholly owned subsidiary of MHIET. MHIM will initially be capitalized at 300 million yen, with head office in Nagoya. Hiroshi Sugita, currently General Manager of MHIES's Meiki Engine Production Division, will be MHIM's inaugural president and CEO.

    Production of Meiki Engines began in 1946 in Nagoya. The wide-ranging Meiki Engines product lineup, is especially popular for agricultural use. In recent years, as production of gasoline engines has increasingly shifted overseas, Meiki Engines has built a robust track record serving the Japanese market as an OEM.

    With the establishment of MHIM there will be increased focus on improving operating efficiency and speed of management decisions. By continuously improving technological capabilities, shortening delivery times, and elevating quality levels, the new company will further enhance the brand value of Meiki Engines as a lineup of domestically produced small-scale air-cooled gasoline engines.

    Going forward, MHI will work closely with MHIM and offer all-around support to the new company's business development.

    About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world's leading industrial firms with 80,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenues of around 38 billion U.S. dollars. For more than 130 years, the company has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward. MHI owns a unique business portfolio covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI delivers innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation to power plants and gas turbines, and from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems.
    For more information, please visit the MHI Group website: http://www.mhi-global.com.
    For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHI's new online media SPECTRA: http://spectra.mhi.com.

    Contact:
    Joseph Hood, PR Manager Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Email: mhi-pr@mhi.co.jp Tel: +81-(0)3-6716-2168 Fax: +81-(0)3-6716-5860

    Copyright 2017 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com

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    Mazda CX-8 XD L Package (front-wheel drive, Japanese specification)
    XD L Package with genuine leather in Deep Red
    XD L Package with genuine leather in Pure White
    - New SUV flagship for Japan offers customers a new lifestyle choice, sales start in December -

    HIROSHIMA, Japan, Sep 14, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation started taking orders for its new three-row crossover SUV, Mazda CX-8, at dealerships throughout Japan today with sales to start on December 14. Manufacturer's suggested retail prices (including taxes) range from 3,196,800 to 4,190,400 yen. The target sales volume is 1,200 units per month.

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    Mazda CX-8 XD L Package (front-wheel drive, Japanese specification)

    The CX-8 will be the flagship of Mazda's SUV lineup in Japan. As a crossover SUV with three rows of seating, it represents a new people-moving option for customers who want to enjoy outings with family and friends but don't want to sacrifice design or driving performance. The model features the full suite of SKYACTIV technology and a sophisticated design, courtesy of Mazda's KODO design language, imparts a premium feel. Performance is effortless around town and on the highway, and all passengers, including those in the third row, will appreciate the quiet cabin and comfortable ride. Developed under the Mazda Proactive Safety philosophy, i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies support safety and peace of mind, essential for an enjoyable driving experience(1).

    The styling brings new depth and maturity to KODO design. The idea was to create a look both timeless and edgy, something that would continue to excite owners even after many years. As the flagship model in the SUV lineup for Japan, the focus was on creating a look of class and quality, and every interior part was chosen in careful consideration of its color and material.

    The CX-8 is powered by an advanced version of the SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine. The most significant upgrades since the engine's introduction in 2012 realize powerful driving performance that defies the traditional image of a people mover and excellent environmental performance. With Mazda's unique G-Vectoring Control technology on board, the CX-8 is a car that drivers and passengers alike will enjoy both around town and on long drives.

    Packaging was developed under the human-centered design philosophy, with a focus on ease-of-use as a three-row SUV. Three different seat types are available for the second row, providing seating for up to six or seven and allowing customers to prioritize space or numbers, depending on their needs. Seats can be folded down in a variety of arrangements to accommodate items of different sizes in the trunk. And the cabin is quiet enough that conversation is possible between the first and third rows, making the trip enjoyable for all passengers.

    Some i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features, designed to support the driver's recognition, judgment and operation, come as standard equipment.(2) All model grades qualify for a "Safety Support Car S - Wide" rating(3) under the public awareness campaign being run by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. A new 360 degrees View Monitor is also available, enhancing safety and peace of mind in various situations from backing into a parking space to passing oncoming traffic on narrow streets.

    "Under our Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 vision for technology development.(4) Mazda aims to bring about a beautiful earth, enrich people's lives as well as society and inspire people through the value found in cars," said Masamichi Kogai, Mazda's Representative Director, President and CEO. "We designed the CX-8, flagship of our SUV lineup in Japan, to provide driving pleasure based on this new long-term vision, and in development we were driven by a desire to create a new market together with customers who are seeking new lifestyle options. Moving forward, we want to create a strong bond with our customers so they will stick with the Mazda brand even as their lifestyle evolves throughout the different stages of their lives."

    Features of the Mazda CX-8

    A maturing KODO design theme delivers one-of-a-kind SUV styling
    Mazda designers chose "timeless" and "edgy" as keywords for the design, hoping that a beautiful and premium-feeling design would add excitement to customers' lives for many years. With a focus on genuine materials for a high-class look and feel, they created a new SUV design that speaks of driving pleasure, luxury and meticulous attention to detail, a perfect fit for the flagship of Mazda's SUV lineup in Japan.

    Exterior Design
    A new SUV style based on a flowing horizontal theme presents a strong and powerful form with a look of maturity and dignity.
    - The contrast between the compact cabin and the body upon which it sits creates proportions that evoke spirited driving, a refreshing departure from the boxy look of most people movers. The bulge in the shoulder area and other touches produce a look of toughness befitting an SUV while the reflections that flow over the body surface add an air of dignity.
    - Seven exterior body colors are available, including Machine Gray and Soul Red Crystal, which were developed specifically for KODO design.

    Interior Design
    Designers focused on creating an inviting interior that imparts a pleasing sense of tension for all on board. Specially selected Nappa leather upholstery and real wood trim(5) add warmth and an air of authenticity that improves with age. Surrounding occupants with refinements, the cabin feels like a comfortable study and exudes an air of quality and maturity.
    - Meters and controls are laid out symmetrically, creating a pleasant sense of tension that helps the driver focus on the road ahead. Decorative trim spreads horizontally across the dash, creating an expansive feel. Colors and textures were chosen to produce an atmosphere of affluence and composure.
    - Four interior packages are available, two featuring genuine leather and two featuring fabric. With the XD L Package, the upper section of the interior is black and the lower section matches the color of the seats. This chic, two-tone design creates an atmosphere of composure and warmth.

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    XD L Package with genuine leather in Deep Red

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    XD L Package with genuine leather in Pure White

    Smooth driving, powerful performance
    With a Jinba-ittai driving feel tailored to match human senses, the CX-8 provides smooth and powerful performance that defies the image of a people mover

    An updated SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine
    - Updates to the SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine maintain the engine's exceptional fuel economy while raising maximum output from 129 to 140 kilowatts and maximum torque from 420 to 450 Newton meters. Rapid Multi-stage Combustion, a technology which injects small bursts of high-pressure and extremely fine fuel spray into the cylinder in quick succession, improves combustion efficiency, reduces harmful emissions and makes for a quieter engine. Other new technologies include stepped, egg-shaped piston heads, ultra-high-response multi-hole piezo injectors, and a variable geometry turbocharger.

    Transmission and drivetrain
    - All models come with the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. Customers can choose between front-wheel drive and the i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system. G-Vectoring Control, which improves stability by controlling engine torque in response to steering inputs, is standard on all model grades.

    Suspension and brakes
    - The suspension is structurally the same as that of the larger CX-9 (only available outside Japan), but damping and other parameters have been tuned especially for the CX-8. A rebound spring in the front damper enhances stability in cornering.
    - Seventeen-inch ventilated (in the front) and solid (in the back) disc brakes paired with a large master cylinder provide strong braking and excellent control.

    A high-quality and flexible cabin space
    The cabin was designed for ease-of-use as a three-row SUV and to provide a comfortable and high-quality space for all occupants. Entry and exit are easy and even adults can sit comfortably in the third row. A flexible luggage compartment and variety of storage spaces cater to a wide range of purposes. The cabin is comfortable and quiet enough that all passengers can enjoy conversing while on the move.

    Packaging
    - Packaging was designed in line with ergonomic principles. The first row allows the driver to find the ideal driving position, the second row is comfortable for people of larger builds and the third row can easily accommodate adults up to 170 cm tall. External dimensions suit Japan's roads and parking lots, with overall length, width and height at 4,900 mm, 1,840 mm and 1,730 mm respectively.
    - Depending on model grade, customers can choose between two different types of captain's chair seats (6-passenger layout) or a bench seat (7-passenger layout) for the second row. In the XD L Package model grade, a large console box with USB charging ports separates the captain's chair seats.
    - With all three rows of seats in use, the luggage compartment offers 239 liters of space, enough for a rear-facing baby stroller or two golf club bags.(6) Folding down the third row increases the space to 572 liters and a multi-purpose sub-trunk 307 millimeters deep sits below the floor of the luggage compartment. (All measurements are VDA, include 65 liters for the sub-trunk and assume no Bose sound system.)

    A quiet cabin
    - Sound absorbing materials in the headliner and around the D pillar help create a cabin quiet enough for all occupants to converse without raising their voices.
    - Wind noise while driving is reduced thanks to a parting seal around the upper section of the liftgate and aerodynamic roof rails (standard with the XD L Package) designed not to disturb the air flow.
    - A dynamic damper in the front suspension and damping materials in the rear wheel fender panel help to suppress resonance in the vehicle body, a major cause of road noise.

    Excellent safety performance helps everyone on board enjoy the drive
    From reducing risk factors to mitigating damage in a collision, the CX-8 was designed to provide excellent safety performance in every area so friends and families can enjoy the driving experience with peace of mind. i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features2 come standard in every model grade.

    Active safety
    - Available with a new 360 degrees View Monitor2 that displays vision from cameras mounted on the front, back and sides of the car on the center display. The view changes for each driving scene, helping drivers to avoid hazards by enabling them to check their blind spots and distance from any obstruction.

    Passive safety
    - A bifurcated structure is used below the C pillar for the first time in the lightweight and rigid SKYACTIV-Body.
    - An active bonnet comes standard on all models. The rear end of the bonnet pops up about 10 centimeters the instant that a collision with a pedestrian is detected, creating a space between the bonnet and engine that can reduce the impact on the pedestrian.

    Manufacturer's suggested retail pricing for the Mazda CX-8
    All model grades are exempt from vehicle weight and acquisition taxes(7) and the CX-8 is eligible for a subsidy of up to 64,000 yen (XD L Package with AWD) under the government's clean energy vehicle subsidy program.(8)

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    (1) Mazda Proactive Safety is Mazda's unique safety philosophy that aims to maximize the range of safe driving conditions and minimize the risks of an accident while understanding, trusting and respecting the human driver. i-ACTIVSENSE technologies are advanced safety technologies developed in line with this philosophy.
    (2) Standard and optional technologies differ by model grade. Ask your dealer for details.
    (3) A sub-category of "Safety Support Car S" for vehicle featuring technologies assumed to be particularly effective in helping to prevent or mitigate traffic accidents involving elderly drivers.
    (4) Announced in August 2017. A long-term vision that recognizes and seeks solutions to issues facing the earth, society and people.
    Earth: Through conservation initiatives, create a sustainable future in which people and cars coexist with a bountiful, beautiful earth
    Society: Through cars and a society that provide safety and peace of mind, create a system that enriches people's lives by offering unrestricted mobility to people everywhere
    People: Enhance customers' mental well-being with the satisfaction that comes from protecting the earth and contributing to society with a car that offers true driving pleasure
    (5) Part of the XD L Package.
    (6) Measured in-house using items of standard size. Larger items of the same description may not fit.
    (7) Under a tax reduction scheme to promote eco-friendly cars. (Applies to cars newly registered by March 31, 2018 for acquisition tax and by April 30, 2018 for weight tax. Tax reductions do not apply in every case and may be affected by optional extras. Ask your dealer for details.)
    (8) The maximum subsidy depends on model grade, drive and transmission type. Please be aware that applications for subsidies will not be accepted after the budget amount has been used.
    Mazda's Clean Diesel Subsidy Homepage (Japanese only): http://www.mazda.co.jp/purchase/eco/subsidy/
    Next-Generation Vehicle Promotion Center (Japanese only): http://www.cev-pc.or.jp/
    (9) WLTC test cycle and JC08 test cycle fuel economy figures listed here have been measured under pre-determined test conditions and surveyed by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Fuel consumption is affected by driving conditions (weather, traffic conditions, etc.) and driving style (rapid acceleration, use of air conditioning, etc.)
    WLTC: A global test cycle consisting of city, suburban and highway modes combined to reflect average use times.
    City mode: Simulates driving at relatively low speeds with traffic lights and congestion.
    Suburban mode: Simulates driving with less influence from traffic lights and congestion
    Highway mode: Simulates driving on a highway

    About Mazda

    Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visit www.mazda.com

    Contact:
    Corporate Communications Division Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan +81-3-3508-5056 [Tokyo] +81-82-282-5253 [Hiroshima] mailto: media@mazda.co.jp

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    LONDON, Sep 14, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - A total of 31 campaigns from China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Pakistan, The Philippines and Singapore have been shortlisted for WARC's Prize for Asian Strategy 2017, a search for the best strategic ideas that have driven results in Asia.

    A wide variety of global brands across a range of industries including Amazon, Coca-Cola, Levi's and MasterCard, as well as local brands such as Colour Academy, Metro Manila Development Authority and Singtel have made the shortlist.

    The WARC Prize for Asian Strategy, now in its seventh year, is being judged by an eminent panel of 25 client- and agency-side experts, chaired by Nicole McMillan, Vice-President, Marketing of The Wrigley Company, Asia-Pacific and including Michael McComb, VP Brand Communication, Greater China, SAP; Anita Kanal, Senior Director, Consumer Marketing Asia Pacific, Visa; and Ranjit Jathanna - Chief Strategy Officer, MullenLowe Singapore.

    The winners showcasing Asia's smartest thinking, highlighting breakthrough ideas from across the region, will be revealed at an event in Singapore on Monday 30 October.

    The top winning entries will be awarded Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Five Special Awards will also be presented for specific areas of excellence: The Market Pioneer Award, The Research Excellence Award, The Channel Thinking Award, The Local Hero Award and The Asia First Award.

    View the shortlist at www.warc.com/asiaprize.prize.

    About WARC

    - your global authority on advertising and media effectiveness

    warc.com is an online service offering advertising best practice, evidence and insights from the world's leading brands. WARC helps clients grow their businesses by using proven approaches to maximise advertising effectiveness. WARC's clients include the world's largest advertising and media agencies, research companies, universities and advertisers.

    WARC hosts four global and two regional case study competitions: WARC Awards, WARC Innovation Awards, WARC Media Awards, The Admap prize, WARC Prize for Asian Strategy and WARC Prize for MENA Strategy.

    WARC also publishes leading journals including Admap, Market Leader, the Journal of Advertising Research and the International Journal of Market Research. In addition to its own content, WARC features advertising case studies and best practices from more than 50 respected industry sources, including: ARF, Effies, Cannes Lions, ESOMAR and IPA.

    Founded in 1985, WARC is privately owned and has offices in the UK, U.S. and Singapore.

    Contact:
    Amanda Benfell PR Manager, WARC Email: amanda.benfell@warc.com Tel: +44 (0) 20 7467 8125

    Copyright 2017 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com

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    TOKYO, Sep 14, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko ("SDK"; TSE:4004) will increase manufacturing capacity for its high-quality-grade silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer for power devices from the current 3,000 to 5,000 wafers per month[1]. Presently on the market under the trade-name "High-Grade Epi" (HGE), the expanded facility will become operational in April 2018.

    SiC-based power devices can operate in high-temperature, high-voltage and high-current conditions while substantially conserving energy, and enable smaller, lighter and more energy-efficient next-generation power control modules. SiC power devices are used as power sources for servers in data centers and in distributed power supply systems for new energies, while use in inverter modules for railcars and quick charging stations for electric vehicles has increased. The SiC power device market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 27% by 2020[2].

    Power modules for high-voltage, high-current applications mainly contain devices with the structure of SBD (Schottky Barrier Diode) and transistors with the structure of MOSFET (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Filed-Effect Transistor)[3]. While manufacturers go into mass production of SiC-SBD, practical application of SiC-MOSFET required further reduction in various types of surface and crystal defects.

    In HGE by SDK, the number of basal plane dislocation (BPD), a typical crystal defect, is controlled within 0.1/cm2 [4]. Since its release in October 2015, HGE has been used as a key component in SiC-SBD, and is increasingly used by device manufacturers in SiC-MOSFET. SDK is expanding its HGE production capacity as facilities are fully operational at present and we expect a stronger market for SiC-MOSFET in 2018 and beyond.

    The size of the market for SiC epitaxial wafers for power devices is expected to reach 20 billion yen in 2020[5]. SDK will continue to meet demand in the market for high-quality SiC epitaxial wafer, aiming to contribute to improvement in the energy efficiency of power devices.

    [1] Based on a conversion into SiC epitaxial wafers for power devices having withstanding voltage of 1,200 V.
    [2] "Reality and Future Prospect of Next Generation Power Device and Power Electronics Related Apparatus Market 2017," published by Fuji Keizai Co., Ltd.
    [3] MOSFET - metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor: MOSFET is good to be used in logic circuits that require high-speed switching, because its rate of power loss is small.
    [4] Basal plane dislocation: Dislocation that occurs on a basal plane of a single crystal SiC.
    [5] Estimated by SDK.

    About Showa Denko K.K.

    Showa Denko K.K. ("SDK"; TSE:4004, US:SHWDF) is a major manufacturer and marketer of chemical products serving a wide range of fields ranging from heavy industry to the electronic and computer industries. The Petrochemicals Sector provides cracker products such as ethylene and propylene, the Chemicals Sector provides industrial and high-performance gases and chemicals and high-purity gases and chemicals for the semiconductor industry, and the Inorganics Sector provides ceramics products such as alumina, abrasive, refractory and graphite electrodes and fine carbon products. Today, the Aluminum Sector provides aluminum materials and high-value-added fabricated aluminum, the Electronics Sector provides HD media, compound semiconductors such as ultra high-bright LEDs and rare earth magnetic alloys, and the Advanced Battery Materials Department (ABM) provides lithium-ion battery components. For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp/english/.

    Contact:
    Public Relations Office Phone: +81-3-5470-3235

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    Expanding Fleet to Boost Capacity, Driven by Surging Regional Oil Demand

    BANGKOK, Sep 14, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Prima Marine PCL (SET:PRM), Thailand's largest marine transport services provider, debuted on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) today, welcomed by investors. Management hopes to increase the PRM fleet over the next three years as it seeks to expand support across the region, while introducing new routes and meeting increasing demand for transport vessels for oil, petroleum and petrochemicals, amid the increasing demand for oil generated by ongoing growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Mr Chanwit Anakkul, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PRM, which also provides transport vessels in support of offshore exploration & production and manages an entire fleet serving both domestic and overseas clients in the Asia-Pacific region, said that after a well-received IPO of 650m shares at 8 baht, trading began successfully on the SET today, trading as high as 11.30 baht.

    Anakkul explained that the company plans to increase its capability in the transport and storage of crude oil, petroleum products, semi-finished oil products and liquid petrochemicals, as well as improve support for offshore exploration work and petroleum production, and the management of fleets. Major plans to expand the fleet between 2017-2019 include:

    - Nine transport vessels of 3,000-10,000 DWT each, with a projected cost of THB 2.340 billion, giving the company an increased transport capacity of 3.800 billion litres a year, and;

    - Eleven large transport vessels comprising a 14,000 DWT ship, a Medium Range (MR) vessel, a Large Range (LR) vessel, an Aframax tanker and a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), handling growth in the transport business, and supporting its marine transport and FSU business. The value of this project is THB 6.890 billion, expecting to increase the transport volume by another 16.700 billion litres per year.

    - Expansion of the marine transport and FSU business, increasing the capacity to store oil, with the purchase of another Four vessels. The project is worth THB 4.200 billion, meeting the growth of the marine transport and storage industry for crude oil and petroleum products in South-East Asia.

    - The purchase of Two floating, storage and offloading (FSO) vessels for oilrigs. Total project value is around THB 1.090 billion, meeting the growth of offshore exploration and production in Thai waters as well as in the neighboring countries of South-East Asia.

    "As of 30 June, we had 24 vessels. We seek to increase the number continuously over the next three years to improve our potential in oil and liquid petrochemicals transport, both quantitatively and qualitatively, as well as expand our boundaries with new shipping routes such as those from Thailand to Myanmar, China and Japan. We will also expand our client base, especially from neighboring countries in South-East Asia with good growth prospects," said the CEO.

    Mr Manpong Senanarong, Managing Director of Kasikorn Securities PCL, in his capacity as financial adviser and co-lead underwriter, added that PRM, "possesses more than 30 years' experience in the business. This allows the firm to manage its fleet to cope with the growing oil demand in the Asia-Pacific region. It has also adopted a plan to increase its liquid petrochemical transport activities. Its post-IPO debt-to-equity (or D/E) ratio is expected to drop from the existing level of about 2," he added.

    Miss Veena Lertnimitr, Executive Vice President, Siam Commercial Bank PCL, on behalf of SCB Securities Co Ltd, co-lead underwriter for the IPO, noted PRM's bright growth prospects as the company sought to enlarge its fleet while oil demand in the Asia-Pacific region was growing at 3% annually. She added that world demand reached a new high of 1.557 billion tonnes the previous year, which would contribute positively to the company's future growth, while the company's annualized revenue growth rate over the past three years (2014-16) stood at 11%.

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    TOKYO, Sep 14, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that the Japanese Bankers Association (JBA) will employ a Fujitsu cloud service-based blockchain platform to be made available over Fujitsu Cloud Service K5. The Collaborative Blockchain Platform is a financial services blockchain technology testbed environment that JBA plans to provide to its member banks. In this way, JBA plans to offer this Fujitsu cloud service as one testbed environment to its member banks and other institutions starting from October 2017.

    JBA will provide its Collaborative Blockchain Platform to its member banks and other institutions as a testbed environment for applications employing blockchain technology, such as for settlement and funds transfer services, and identity and time-of-transaction authentication. JBA will support efforts toward practical implementation of these applications.

    Amid rapid advances in Japan and elsewhere in the field of FinTech, a new trend in financial products and services, initiatives to transform the infrastructure for funds settlement and encourage financial innovation employing IT are important from the perspective of improving international competitiveness.

    Since 2016, JBA, an association of banks and other organizations operating in Japan, has administered the Review Committee for the Possibility and the Challenges of Utilizing Blockchain Technology, and has undertaken initiatives regarding blockchain. As part of these initiatives, JBA has established its Collaborative Blockchain Platform, a testbed environment for developing financial services employing blockchain technology, and plans to offer it to its member banks and other institutions starting in October 2017.

    Overview of the Fujitsu Cloud Service-based Blockchain Platform

    JBA is providing member banks and other institutions with its Collaborative Blockchain Platform, a cloud service that sits on top of Fujitsu's cloud platform, K5, and is powered by Hyperledger Fabric(1), one of the blockchain frameworks hosted by The Linux Foundation.

    In addition to being a blockchain platform, this service includes standardized business APIs(2) such as digital asset management that can be used in a variety of banking operations, as well as other industries' operations with robust security features and more. By using the Collaborative Blockchain Platform, JBA and its member banks can efficiently develop applications for new financial services and quickly test them.

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    Figure: Collaborative Blockchain Platform

    (1) Hyperledger Fabric
    A blockchain framework and one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by The Linux Foundation. Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Fujitsu participates in this community as a premier member.
    (2) APIs
    Application Programming Interface. A protocol stipulating data formats and procedures allowing the functions and data handled by one computer program to be called externally by another program.

    About Fujitsu Ltd

    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

    * Please see this press release, with images, at:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/

    Contact:
    Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-6252-2176 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/

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    HKTDC Director of Research Nicholas Kwan (centre), HKTDC Principal Economist (Global Research) Daniel Poon (right) and HKTDC Principal Economist (Asian and Emerging Markets) Dickson Ho (left) announce the latest HKTDC Export Index and findings of a recent survey of ASEAN consumers.
    ASEAN Consumers Focus on Quality, Style & Online Reviews

    HONG KONG, Sep 14, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - While near-term confidence in major markets has declined among Hong Kong exporters, the outlook for quality, unique style products and services remains bright among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) markets, according to new research conducted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

    "The HKTDC Export Index dropped to 46.2 in the third quarter of the year (3Q17) from a four-year high of 50.1 recorded in the preceding quarter (2Q17)," HKTDC Director of Research Nicholas Kwan said at a press conference today.

    "This shows that local exporters have become slightly negative about prospects for Hong Kong's export performance in the near term," explained Mr Kwan, adding that "the Index was dragged down by the clothing, toys, jewellery and timepiece sectors."

    The HKTDC Export Index monitors the current export performance of Hong Kong traders and gauges their near-term prospects. Readings above and below 50 indicate positive and negative sentiment, respectively. The United States, the European Union, Japan and the Chinese mainland are markets covered by the Index.

    Mainland Most Promising, U.S. Least Encouraging

    "By market, a marginal decline in confidence swept across the board," said HKTDC Principal Economist (Global Research) Daniel Poon, noting that the Chinese mainland "remained the most promising market, while the United States was the least encouraging."

    The mainland, Hong Kong's largest trading partner, was the only market that stayed above the watershed 50 mark - with a reading of 51.5 in Q317, down from 51.9 in the preceding quarter.

    The European Union scored 49.5, followed by Japan with 48.6. The US posted a reading of 47, down from 48.1 in 2Q17 and 50.3 in 1Q17. "While exporters were once positive on the US, in the beginning of 2017, confidence in the market slid down over the course of the year," Mr Poon said.

    The survey also indicates the perceived impact of Brexit on Hong Kong's export performance continues to fall. The new research found 91% of respondents report "no impact" so far from the United Kingdom's prospective withdrawal from the European Union. The figure was 86% in 1Q17 and 83% in 3Q16. Only 8% of responding exporters in the latest survey anticipated a negative impact, down from 13% in 1Q17 and 17% in 3Q16.

    Meanwhile, the perceived impact of US protectionism under the administration of President Donald Trump on Hong Kong's export performance also declined. Among respondents, 81% said they saw no impact, compared with 71% in 1Q17. In the latest survey, 18% of respondents expected a negative impact, down from 27% recorded in 1Q17.

    "Among the exporters affected in UK and US markets, the majority planned to respond by developing new markets," said Mr Poon.

    ASEAN Consumers Focus on Lifestyle Products and Services

    Markets in Asia were also in the spotlight for new HKTDC research looking at consumption patterns in ASEAN cities.

    "Travel & Leisure as a spending category was found to be the most popular among ASEAN middle-class consumers," said HKTDC Principal Economist (Asian and Emerging Markets) Dickson Ho. About 56% of respondents indicated that T&L was among their top spending categories in the past two years. In second place was Health, Beauty & Wellness (36%), followed by Fashion (32%).

    "On the other hand, Fashion has the biggest growth potential, with 63% of respondents saying they would spend more on fashion in the next two years," Mr Ho said. This was followed by Travel & Leisure (54%) and Health, Beauty and Wellness (36%).

    The study revealed that ASEAN consumers were spending more on local brands than overseas ones, although there are also opportunities for Hong Kong companies that offer good design and quality.

    "The results showed that many Hong Kong brands are well known among ASEAN middle-class consumers, who would like to see more of these introduced to their home countries," said Mr Ho.

    An overwhelming 95% of respondents said they were willing to spend more on products with better quality, while 89% liked "personal style," said Mr Ho. "These ASEAN consumers also exhibited a great desire to try trendy and novel items, with 83% saying they were always willing to try new brands and products."

    Environmental features, certifications, good design and packaging were found to be among ASEAN consumers' product selection criteria. "Brands have to create value beyond their core functions to succeed in the ASEAN market," Mr Ho said.

    The survey found that ASEAN middle-class consumers were multi-channel shoppers, with their purchasing decisions heavily affected by online reviews. "At least 50% of respondents have made purchases online or used both online and offline channels," said Mr Ho.

    "More than 50% also reported that social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram had influenced their buying decisions. This shows that Hong Kong suppliers can use social media platforms to market products to ASEAN consumers."

    Survey results also affirmed the proposition that ASEAN consumers regard Hong Kong as a lifestyle trendsetter and a hub for trendy products, while perceiving Hong Kong products and services as being mid-to-high end.

    The survey was conducted in the second quarter of 2017, reaching more than 1,400 middle-income class consumers in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Manila.

    Research Papers:
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    About HKTDC

    Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.
    - Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hktdc
    - Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hktdc
    - LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council

    Contact:
    HKTDC Communication and Public Affairs Department Banbi Chen Tel: +852 2584 4216 Email: banbi.yc.chen@hktdc.org

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    74IN LSB turbine installed in high-speed balance testing facility
    74IN LSB (Height:1,880 mm)
    - World's Longest Class Blades for Nuclear Steam Turbines -

    YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sep 15, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has successfully performed rotational vibration testing of a 74 inch (1,880 mm) last stage rotating blade (74IN LSB), bringing the blade's development process to completion. It is the world's longest class blades for nuclear steam turbines. The 74IN LSB expands MHPS's lineup of steam turbines, complementing the latest 54IN LSB (1,375mm), enabling the company to meet diverse customer needs and requirements.

    MHPS began development of the 74IN LSB blade type ahead of other manufacturers, and has already completed various verification tests, including actual steam load testing. The rotational vibration test represents the final confirmation step in the blade development process.

    The rotational vibration test uses a full-scale test rotor with a 74IN LSB, operated at nominal rotational speed. This is to verify the vibratory characteristics of the blades. Testing was performed at MHPS's high-speed balance testing facility, one of the world's largest facilities of its kind. The test results confirmed that the 74IN LSB achieved its targeted vibratory characteristics and can be operated safely.

    Steam turbines using the 74IN LSB can be used at 1,200-megawatt (MW) class nuclear power plants - currently the most popular type globally - as well as larger nuclear plants exceeding 1,500 MW. When used in a 1,200 MW class nuclear plant, the 74IN LSB turbine enables greater power generation, compared to the 54IN LSB turbine, due to its longer blade length. Also, depending on the conditions of the plant's location, the number of turbine casings can be reduced from three (54IN LSB turbine) to just two (74IN LSB turbine), enabling space savings and simpler plant designs.

    Going forward, MHPS will continue to provide safe and dependable high-quality steam turbines for nuclear power plants as its way of contributing to ever more stable energy supplies within the global market, economic development, and easing of environmental burdens.

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    74IN LSB turbine installed in high-speed balance testing facility

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    74IN LSB (Height:1,880 mm)

    About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) was formed on February 1 2014, integrating the thermal power generation systems businesses of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Hitachi, Ltd. in a quest to further enhance their social response capabilities in all respects. These include the technological strength to create new products of outstanding quality and reliability, the comprehensive strength in engineering to oversee projects in regions across the globe, and finely honed sales and after-sale servicing capabilities. MHPS aims to come out a winner in global competition and achieve a solid position as a world leader in thermal power generation systems and environmental technologies. For more information, please visit www.mhps.com.

    Contact:
    Joseph Hood, PR Manager Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Email: mhi-pr@mhi.co.jp Tel: +81-(0)3-6716-2168 Fax: +81-(0)3-6716-5860

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    TOKYO, Sep 15, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations ("ZEN-NOH") and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) are pleased to announce the establishment of a new joint venture for the registration, manufacturing, and distribution of agrochemicals. The new company, "Z-MC Crop Protection Corporation" (tentative name) will be established in October of this year with ZEN-NOH and MC each holding a 50% share, and will begin operations in the 2018 fiscal year.

    ZEN-NOH recognizes that lowering agrochemical costs requires seeking out demand and expanding its sales of agrochemical active ingredients(1) in domestic non-crop markets(2) as well as overseas, and accelerating the addition of generic (non-patent) agrochemicals to its range of product offerings. To this end, ZEN-NOH has been working to revamp its structure and corporate profile to better serve its agrochemical manufacturing, trading, and registration(3) operations.

    For its part, as it seeks to expand its own business domains, MC has been taking steps to help meet the growing demand for food and agricultural inputs spurred by global population growth through its agrochemical contract manufacturing operations in India and China as well as through its domestic and international distribution businesses.

    This joint venture is particularly unique as it combines the R&D and registration expertise of ZEN-NOH with MC's manufacturing experience and global network, and builds a platform on which both companies can maximize their synergies.

    The new company will facilitate the registration and manufacturing of ZEN-NOH's active ingredients and other agrochemicals, expand sales of active ingredients and formulations abroad and in non-crop markets in Japan, and source generic agrochemicals that can contribute to better price competitiveness. The company is aiming to expand sales to 10 billion yen by 2021.

    By achieving economy of scale through the operations of the new company, ZEN-NOH and MC will jointly contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of Japanese agriculture.

    (1) Active Ingredient: The core component of an agrochemical that allows it to perform pest-controlling functions. This component is combined with other inert ingredients to create the agrochemical formulation used in the market.
    (2) Non-crop market: Usages not related to crop production, such as ornamentals, turf, and roadside weed control.
    (3) Registration: Authorization necessary for the production, sales, and usage of agrochemicals, requiring high expertise in obtaining various data demonstrating the safety and effectivity of the product.

    About Mitsubishi Corporation

    Mitsubishi Corporation (MC; TSE: 8058) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, foods, and environmental business. MC's current activities are expanding far beyond its traditional trading operations as its diverse business ranges from natural resources development to investment in retail business, infrastructure, financial products and manufacturing of industrial goods. With over 200 bases of operations in approximately 80 countries worldwide and a network of over 500 group companies, MC employs a multinational workforce of nearly 60,000 people. For more information, please visit www.mitsubishicorp.com.

    Contact:
    Mitsubishi Corporation Telephone: +81 3 3210 2171 Facsimile: +81 3 5252 7705

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    TOKYO, Sep 15, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has been newly selected to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)(1) "World Index" and "Asia Pacific Index"(2), one of the global ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) indexes(3).

    DJSI assesses the companies' sustainability performance from various items, such as environmental measures, social contribution or human capital development, corporate governance or compliance. By annually, excellent companies in each industry will be selected to global and regional indexes.

    Before the selection, Mazda was assessed by the company's response in RobecoSAM's questionnaire, the company's information disclosure through Mazda Sustainability Report, Annual Report, and official website. Mazda's initiatives and information disclosure received high evaluation through these assessments. In 2016, Mazda was selected to RobecoSAM Sustainability Award 2017 as the most improved company in their industry(4).

    Aiming to become a brand with which customers feel a strong emotional connection, Mazda will continue to place the utmost importance on CSR in all its activities in order to contribute to development of a sustainable society. Mazda will also provide driving pleasure and fulfilling lives to all customers through Mazda vehicles.

    (1) DJSI recognized to investors as one of the most historic ESG index developed by the S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM's cooperation (established in 1999).
    (2) DJSI World Index: Around 2,500 major companies in the global region were assessed, and 320 companies (including 31 Japanese companies) were selected.
    DJSI Asia Pacific Index: Around 600 major companies in Japan, Asia, and Oceania region were assessed, and 152 companies (including 72 Japanese companies) were selected.
    (3) Investment indexes which consider company's ESG evaluation.
    (4) RobecoSAM awards the excellent companies in each industry annually. Mazda was selected to "Industry Mover" as the most improved company from previous year in Automobile industry.

    About Mazda

    Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visit www.mazda.com

    Contact:
    Corporate Communications Division Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan +81-3-3508-5056 [Tokyo] +81-82-282-5253 [Hiroshima] mailto: media@mazda.co.jp

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    Tokyo, Japan / Malta, Sep 15, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and Truevo Payments Ltd (Truevo), a European financial institution that offers Mobile POS, e-commerce and other transactional services, are proud to announce the signing of a license agreement for JCB Card POS acquiring on the network of Truevo on-line and face-to-face POS terminals.

    With this agreement in place, JCB and Truevo will target to go live in early 2018.

    The partnership will give both JCB and Truevo additional opportunities to their customer base. JCB will be able to expand the card acceptance, to increase brand awareness presence in market and provide its cardmembers with more convenience. Truevo will have an unmissable chance to enlarge its network, allowing retailers to potentially attract JCB's 106 million worldwide cardmember base to its business and extending JCB services to both on-line and physical POS terminals.

    JCBI and Truevo will join efforts in the e-commerce environment, ensuring the highest security standards are met and further partner to guarantee that J/Secure is utilized as the payer authentication service.

    Mr. Tsuyoshi Notani, Managing Director of JCB International (Europe) Ltd., said about the partnership: "We are very glad to sign this license agreement with Truevo, as it's a great chance to provide JCB cardmembers with greater freedom to spend in more e-commerce and physical retailers. Taking into account the huge growth of e-commerce shopping and international travel, we are always looking for new partners with payment solutions that can offer a wider variety of connections with merchants, so it's a pleasure for us to provide European merchants with the chance to engage with JCB cardmembers. JCB steadily believes this partnership will contribute to the growth and the development of its business, strongly enhancing JCB Card acceptance and visibility".

    Mr. Steve Grech, CEO of Truevo Payments, stated: "Truevo happily welcomes the partnership with JCB as a great step forward to better meet its customers' demand and to enable more merchants to accept JCB Cards. The core of our business is connecting merchants with consumers and simplifying payments, so we are proud to join JCB and to offer its payment solutions to our clients; JCB acceptance will attract customers, increase sales and improve satisfaction. Thanks to this agreement, we'll be able to offer significant advantages and to improve the quality of services provided".

    ABOUT TRUEVO

    Truevo Payments is an MFSA licensed financial institution based in Malta which offers a wide variety of payment services across multiple channels. Solutions are tailored to every kind and size of business and the core services include e-commerce, mobile and virtual point-of-sale, also providing hardware, software, transaction processing, acquiring and fraud screening. As a global player in e-commerce and transactional services, Truevo has been able to acquire cards belonging to the world's main leading card schemes and to offer multi-currency payment processing to businesses based within EU and EEA member states. Products are focused on simplicity, speed and security, and provide an innovative range of simple, intuitive and user-friendly solutions for in-store and on-line card payments across Europe.

    ABOUT JCB

    JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and card member base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide.

    Note: Statistics about JCB are as of March 2017.
    For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

    Contact
    JCB International Co., Ltd.
    Kae Mitsuda
    Global Business Planning
    Tel: +81 3 5778 7963
    Email: jcbinternational-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

    
    
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    Tokyo, London, Amsterdam and Singapore, Sep 15, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd, and Adyen, the payments platform of choice for the world's leading companies, are pleased to announce the signing of an extension to the original License Agreement. This will lead to global JCB merchant acquiring for e-commerce, and for POS in Singapore and HK. Furthermore, for e-commerce it will be possible to process all currencies and settle in the major currencies - among them: SGD, USD, JPY, HKD, EUR, GBP.

    This global partnership further advances Adyen's strategy of providing its merchants a direct and seamless connection via any device to the major card payment schemes around the world, bringing a greater range of options for its clients and JCB's cardmembers globally.

    Adyen is one of the few global acquirers to offer straight access to all major card networks. The new extension further strengthens Adyen's status as omnichannel acquirer.

    Tsuyoshi Notani, Managing Director of JCB International (Europe) Ltd., commented: "We are extremely pleased to provide Adyen the additional functionality to enable our cardmembers access to the key merchants across the world. Our continued partnership with a truly global partner is going from strength to strength, we are constantly aiming to grow both our cross border and local e-commerce including In-App mobile payment footprint generated by Asian consumers and this is a fantastic opportunity to give JCB cardmembers greater freedom to spend in more retailers at omnichannel interfaces than ever before."

    Warren Hayashi, President of Adyen Asia-Pacific said, "Adyen is proud to partner with JCB International to allow JCB cardmembers to enjoy a frictionless payments experience across borders. Adyen firmly believes that by meeting the distinctive payment preferences of consumers, brands would be able to create a personalized brand experience and instill brand loyalty."

    About Adyen

    Adyen is the payments platform of choice for the world's leading companies. The only provider of a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting consumers' globally to their preferred payment methods, Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store. With offices all around the world, Adyen serves more than 4,500 businesses, including 8 of the 10 largest U.S. Internet companies. Customers include Facebook, Uber, Netflix, Spotify and L'Oreal.

    About JCB

    JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and card member base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide.

    Note: Statistics about JCB are as of March 2017.
    For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

    Contact
    JCB International Co., Ltd.
    Kae Mitsuda
    Global Business Planning
    Tel: +81 3 5778 7963
    Email: jcbinternational-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

    
    
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    TOKYO, Sep 15, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) announced today that on October 1, 2017, it will strengthen its information security structure. In the context of the rollout of its Social Innovation Business, given the evolution of the "Internet of Things (IoT)" and the increase in cyber security threats, the Hitachi Group has positioned information security governance as a top priority management issue. In order to centralize the governance of information security throughout the entire Hitachi Group, it has appointed a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) under the direct jurisdiction of the president and CEO, and has established an independent Information Security Risk Management Division, which will be supervised by the CISO, as part of efforts to expand and strengthen the information security structure.

    Hitachi has already implemented advanced security measures and management targeting confidential information and personal information. The new CISO and Information Security Risk Management Division will be independent from the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the IT Strategy Division, which oversee in-house IT measures, and will undertake information security governance over all products and in-house facilities connected to the Hitachi Group's networks. Executive Vice President Toshikazu Nishino is scheduled to be appointed as CISO. The CISO and the Information Security Risk Management Division will supervise technologies involving cyber risk countermeasures, and will play a central role in executing the "PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act)" cycle for security measures based on the latest trends. The knowledge accumulated through these activities will then be provided to customers, being reflected in Hitachi's products, corporate systems, and services.

    At the comprehensive training and testing facilities for cyber attacks that has been established within Omika Works (Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture), Hitachi will leverage the experience and expertise that it has accumulated through its work in control systems for important infrastructures, along with the latest information technologies, to foster outstanding information security specialists both inside and outside of the Group. By strengthening these information security structures, Hitachi will continue to contribute to information security throughout all levels of society.

    About Hitachi, Ltd.

    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.

    Contact:
    Hitachi Ltd Corporate Communications Tel: +81-3-3258-1111

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    TOKYO, Sep 15, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda and McLaren announced that a decision has been reached to discontinue their partnership for the FIA(1) Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of the 2017 season. The partnership has been ongoing since the team returned to F1 racing in 2015 and will continue to compete in the remaining races through the end of the 2017 season.

    Takahiro Hachigo, President & Representative Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    "It is unfortunate that we must part ways with McLaren before fulfilling our ambitions, however, we made the decision with a belief that this is the best course of action for each other's future. On behalf of Honda, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to fans who have been very supportive of the team as well as the drivers, team members and everyone involved who shared with us in the joys and disappointments since we began preparing for our return to F1 in 2015. Honda will continue the fight together with McLaren all the way to the end of the 2017 season, and then continue its F1 racing activities in 2018 and beyond."

    Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Executive Chairman and Executive Committee principal, McLaren Group
    "Honda is a great company which, like McLaren, is in Formula 1 to win. Although our partnership has not produced the desired success, that does not diminish the great history our two companies have enjoyed together, nor our continued efforts to achieve success in Formula 1. At this point in time, it is in the best interests of both companies that we pursue our racing ambitions separately."

    Zak Brown, Executive Director, McLaren Technology Group
    "There has never been any doubt over Honda's commitment and energy to the mission of success in Formula 1. They are proven winners and innovators. For a combination of reasons our partnership has not flourished as any of us would have wished. It is certainly not for the want of effort on the part of either Honda or McLaren but the time has come to move ahead in different directions. As fellow racers, we hope to see the great name of Honda get back to the top - our sport is better for their involvement. I know this view is shared by everyone in the sport."

    (1) Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

    About Honda

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.

    Contact:
    Honda Media Inquiries corporate_pr@hm.honda.co.jp +81-3-5412-1512

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    TOKYO, Sep 15, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda and Scuderia Toro Rosso today announced that the two parties reached an agreement on the supply of power units from the 2018 season of the FIA(1) Formula One World Championship (F1). Based on this agreement, for the 2018 season, Honda will supply power units to one works team to be formed with Toro Rosso.

    Takahiro Hachigo, President & Representative Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    "Toro Rosso is an experienced team with a youthful energy and history of nurturing the stars of the future. Everyone at Honda is looking forward to working with Toro Rosso, and we are excited to start this new chapter in our Formula 1 journey with them. I would like to express our appreciation to Liberty Media and the FIA for their cooperation toward the realization of this partnership. Honda and Toro Rosso will work as one team to strive for progress and a successful future together. We appreciate the support of our fans as we begin this challenge."

    Franz Tost, Team Principal of Scuderia Toro Rosso
    "Everyone in our team is very much looking forward to working with Honda. Ever since its founder Soichiro Honda entered his motorcycles in events, racing has always been a central part of the company's ethos. It's a very exciting challenge and I hope that both parties will gain a great deal from it as we develop together. Honda has a long history in Formula 1, dating back to 1964 when it first entered the sport with its own team and, as an engine supplier it has taken five Drivers' World Championship titles and six Constructors. This heritage, together with the full confidence that we have in Honda's capabilities to succeed, make me strongly believe that we will achieve a fruitful future together."

    (1) Federation Internationale de l'Automobile

    About Honda

    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.

    Contact:
    Honda Media Inquiries corporate_pr@hm.honda.co.jp +81-3-5412-1512

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    HONG KONG, Sep 15, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - The second Hamleys store in China embraces its grand opening in Xuzhou Sanpower International Plaza. The three-tier toy store contains more than 1,000 SKU, 80 types of toys from over 50 brand suppliers, and several children play zones. The new Xuzhou Hamleys can cater more than 50,000 customers every day. With a store area of 10,000 square meters, it has surpassed the previous record-keeper, the Lubyanka Store in Moscow, and has become the largest Hamleys store among all 114 stores in the world. The opening of the Xuzhou store marks a great milestone - the world's largest Hamleys store is officially welcoming guests in China.

    Founded in 1760, the first Hamleys store is located on London's Regent Street, and has a long history of 257 years as of 2017. It is the oldest toy retailer in the UK, and one of the finest toy stores in the world! The toy retailer entered the Chinese market in 2015, and its first Chinese flagship store was launched at the Sanpower International Plaza in Nanjing's Xinjiekou area (as part of the Nanjing International Finance Center), with a total floor space of approximately 7,000 square meters.

    Different from the Nanjing store, Xuzhou Hamleys is styled as a traditional British toy kingdom by introducing a much wider range of children-related products, such as children apparel, family experience, and entertainment facilities that are more unique than those in Nanjing. The new Hamleys store inherited the Hamleys tradition, and was designed specifically for the Xuzhou market, resulting in a comprehensive children's entertainment center with the toy kingdom theme.

    What fun can we expect at Hamleys?

    The first floor is the Welcome Zone. The first thing to greet guests is the main entrance, which embraces unique, classic, European-style design, fused with a modern glass wall. All bestsellers of Hamleys are displayed in the plush toys area on the first floor. Another highlight would be kids apparel, fashion brands, and kids products, including New Balance, Balabala Kids, APE Kids, GB kids station and so on.

    Located on the second floor is the Toys Playground, which is also considered as the command center of the store as it comprises a huge variety of Hamleys classical brands and toys from various toys producers from LEGO, Barbie Doll, and Transformer, to Peppa Pig, Harry Potter, Disney Princess, and much more. Children and kidults alike can all find their desired toys in Hamleys.

    The third floor is the Infants and Creativity Zone. The floor features infant toys, swimming area "The Bath", educational activities for intellectual development, as well as family DIY and baking workshops. Parents can send their kids here for child care services, such as Ai Ying Dao maternal-child nursing services, or enjoy facilities like Kabba educational robots and the Painting & Baking Workshop.

    Unique experience-based services

    Hamleys provides unique experience-based services. The party room on the third floor is open for children to hold fun, vibrant birthday parties.

    The Fun Fair is a unique service at Hamleys. The Xuzhou store also features plenty of recreational facilities, such as the spiral slide, the ocean ball pool, Water World, and a merry-go-round. The Nerf Zone in Nanjing is not to be missed and is, of course, replicated at the new Hamleys. It is a place to fulfill dreams of all boys and girls.

    For more than 250 years, Hamleys firmly held its belief that toys always bring more happiness to families and children around the world. In Hamleys. you will not only witness the growth of your children, but also be a part of it. Come to Hamleys, experience the magic of toys!



    
    
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    Richard Tsang, Chairman of SPRG receives the SABRE trophy for "Corporate Consultancy of the Year" from Paul Holmes, Founder and Chair, and Arun Sudhaman, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of The Holmes Report.
    Arun Sudhaman presents the Gold SABRE - Greater China trophy to members of the SPRG team.
    SPRG Also Captures Gold SABRE - Greater China Award

    HONG KONG, Sep 15, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - It was a celebratory night for Strategic Public Relations Group ("SPRG" or the "Group") at yesterday's Holmes Report Asia Pacific SABRE Awards ceremony, as the agency was named Corporate Consultancy of the Year. The panel of judges for this year's awards scrutinized some 1,200 nominations. And despite fierce competition, SPRG received the coveted title due to its commitment to delivering superior PR services.

    SPRG is one of the largest PR networks in Asia and the largest PR consultancy in Hong Kong. It has maintained its leading position in Hong Kong's IPO/IR market by completing 30 IPOs in 2017 and 375 since inception. Serving over 160 listed companies, SPRG also caters for the PR needs of multinational corporations, professional associations and public organisations. With two member offices added last year; specifically, AsiaNet, a government relations and public affairs specialist, and Strategic DigitaLab, a newly established full-service digital marketing agency to cope with the growing demand for digital communications space, the Group now has 15 offices in seven Asian locations, serving clients through the collaborative efforts of 310 professionals.

    In addition to the aforementioned honour, SPRG also received the GOLD SABRE Award - Greater China for the communication campaign, "MW vs MWR - A Battle for Reputation" that it devised for the sofa manufacturer, Man Wah Holdings Limited ("Man Wah", HKEX: 1999). Through carefully devised communication strategies backed by effective implementation, SPRG was able to quash accusations by a short seller which in turn helped erase market concerns and regain the confidence of investment communities, ultimately resulting in a rebound in Man Wah's share price and restoration of its reputation.

    In accepting the awards, Richard Tsang, Chairman of SPRG, remarked, "We feel extremely honoured and grateful for receiving the 'Asia-Pacific Corporate Consultancy of the Year' title, as well as the Gold SABRE trophy for the battle that we fought together with Man Wah Holdings - it was by no means an easy journey. Such achievements not only serve as encouragement but also as evidence to support why SPRG is a trusted PR partner as well as an expert tactician capable of turning the impossible into the possible! I cannot express enough my gratitude for our clients longstanding supported, some of whom have maintained ties with SPRG for over 20 years. I also wish to thank my staff for their dedication to the Group's success, and our partners for enabling us to help clients access over 140 cities around the world."

    About Strategic Public Relations Group
    Strategic Public Relations Group is one of the largest public relations networks in Asia and the largest public relations consultancy in Hong Kong.

    SPRG is an integrated public relations group and an investor relations and financial communications specialist. With 310 professionals working from 15 offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, the Group delivers tailored solutions in investor relations, corporate and marketing communications, public affairs and government relations, event consultancy and management, product promotion, CSR communications, new digital media marketing, B2B communications, conference organisation, media skills and presentation training, issues and crisis management, editorial support and production.

    SPRG clients include prominent members of the automobile, banking and finance, IT, travel and hospitality, healthcare and pharmaceutical, lifestyle, entertainment, and sports industries, as well as government bodies and associations.

    Through its own network and affiliation with PROI Worldwide, the world's largest independent affiliation partnership, SPRG can assist clients in accessing over 140 cities around the world.

    Agency-specific awards earned by SPRG include the following:
    Stevie Awards - International Business AwardsSM
    - Public Relations Agency of the Year in Asia Pacific
    (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
    - Public Relations Agency of the Year in Asia
    (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)
    - Grand Stevie Award (2013)

    PR Awards
    - Best of Show - Agency (2016)
    - Best Crisis Management Team (2014)
    Agency of the Year
    - Most Outstanding Client/Agency Partnership (2016)
    - Local Hero - Public Relations Agency of the Year
    (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2016)
    - Local Hero - Media Relations Agency of the Year (2010)

    Agency of the Year Awards
    - Greater China Independent Agency of the Year - Silver (2012)
    Asia Pacific PR Awards
    - Asia Pacific Network of the Year (2010)

    Asia Pacific SABRE Awards
    - Asia Pacific Corporate Consultancy of the Year (2017)
    - Asia Pacific Financial Consultancy of the Year (2011)
    - Hong Kong Consultancy of the Year (2009)

    Asian Excellence Award
    - Best Financial PR Firm in Asia (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017)

    Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards
    - Investment in People (2009 & 2016 )
    - SME CSR (2016)

    Campaigns that SPRG has devised for clients have won more than 130 awards from such distinguished publications and organisers as the Bulldog Reporter, Marketing, Campaign, The Holmes Report, IPRA, PRNews, PublicAffairsAsia, Stevie Awards, Communication Director and Mer Comm.

    Enquiries
    Strategic Public Relations Group
    Eveline WAN
    Tel: (852) 2864 4822
    Fax: (852) 2114 4948
    Email: eveline.wan@sprg.com.hk
    Website: www.sprg.asia


    
    
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