Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe acknowledged the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Australian Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at the Australia-Japan Virtual Leaders Meeting. The MOC strengthens Australia’s long-standing space cooperation with Japan to grow the space industry and create new jobs. The … Continue reading Australia and Japan agreement to grow space sector
Australia and Japan will cooperate to deploy hydrogen power, after signing a joint statement in Melbourne on Friday. “Australia is building a hydrogen production base to foster domestic growth and meet future export demand in Japan and the region,” Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said. Australia and Japan have a history of … Continue reading Australia, Japan commit to hydrogen cooperation
The potential use of carbon dioxide for the manufacture of high-value products is the subject of a Memorandum of Cooperation between Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, and Isshu Sugawara, Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry. The memorandum will spur research into developing technologies which can not only capture and store carbon … Continue reading Australia, Japan to explore use of carbon dioxide for carbon fibre
In attempting to find new renewable energy sources, additions to wind and solar are increasingly coming to market. The federal government is now pushing for the development of hydrogen energy generation in Australia, particularly as nations such as Japan and Korea look to new power sources. The federal Australian government hopes this demand for hydrogen … Continue reading Consultation opens on national hydrogen strategy
Scientists from Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) has partnered with researchers from Northern Ireland and Japan to pioneer a highly thermal conductive and chemically stable material to help combat overheating issues in mobile devices. Dr Luhua Li, IFM researcher, and Dr Qiran Cai, Alfred Deakin postdoctoral research fellow, says heat management has become more … Continue reading Deakin University breakthrough tackles overheating phones
The fifth round of tariff cuts under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) came into effect on the first day of April, delivering wide-ranging benefits for Australian businesses that will help drive exports and create new jobs. “The new tariff cuts will boost Australia’s already vibrant trade and investment relationship with Japan, our second-largest trading … Continue reading Japan-Australia FTA brings new tariff cuts
Melbourne medical manufacturer Telix Pharmaceuticals has partnered with a major Japanese engineering company to market its TLX-250 imaging program for cancer patients. JFE Engineering is an expert of cyclotron infrastructure and radiopharmaceutical manufacturing, and has received clinical interest around the prospect for domestic production of new medical isotopes. Telix develops diagnostic and therapeutic products for … Continue reading VIC manufacturer targeting Japanese cancer treatment
Melbourne bus manufacturer Volgren has secured an export opportunity to Japan with the help of the Victorian trade office in Tokyo. Victoria continues to be a leader for transport manufacturing, employing 29,000 people and contributing around $3.5 billion to the state economy annually. Volgren’s break into Asia follows a major contract to supply 100 buses to the … Continue reading VIC bus manufacturer sets transport trend with Japan deal
Bain Capital Private Equity has signed a definitive agreement with Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) for the purchase of Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC). A special purpose acquisition company formed by the Bain Capital-led consortium, K.K. Pangea (Pangea) has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Toshiba for the purchase of all shares of TMC, a wholly … Continue reading Toshiba to sell chip unit to Bain Capital for $22b
Japanese beverage company Lion has denied claims that the XXXX Brisbane brewery will be closing, following reports that the facility would be shut due to pay disputes. Lion spokesperson Dan Holland has assured that the brewery will not be closing and is in fact looking to hire five more people. “There are no job losses or … Continue reading Owner denies closure of iconic QLD brewery
Sunshine Coast pet treat business Huds and Toke has expanded into the Japanese market, after receiving a government grant in April. The family business started four years ago, manufacturing high-quality dog, horse and cat treats in Queensland. After receiving $90,000 under the state government’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund, the company has made plans to … Continue reading Qld pet treat manufacturer expands exports
A new Aruba report, The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow, reveals that by 2019, 77 per cent of Australian organisations will have some form of Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure in place. The study also shows that currently only one in two Australian IoT connected businesses are using this data to improve business processes … Continue reading Almost 4 out of 5 of Australian organisations to adopt IoT by 2019
According to Reuters, Japan’s October core machinery orders rose for the first time in three months to beat expectations- a tentative sign of a pickup in capital expenditure. Core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, rose 4.1 per cent in October … Continue reading Japan machinery orders on the up as global manufacturing starts to recover
What next after OLED televisions? How about an invisible television? One that ‘melts’ into the background when it is switched off. Earlier this week Panasonic unveiled its latest version of a television that is almost invisible to the naked eye when in ‘off’ mode.
Bradken’s board has supported a takeover bid worth $689 million from Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery.
Australian manufacturers are facing ever-escalating prices for gas. In 2016, local spot gas prices have gone from being substantially less than those in Japan to being substantially more. Spot prices will put pressure on contract prices.
Japan’s Daihatsu has teamed up with designers and 3D printing company Stratasys to develop mass-customised car decorations.
A debriefing by an Australian delegation last month saw Japanese defence officials contest the reasons their submarine design bid failed on technical grounds.
According to a report today, the Japanese submarine proposal is seen as the weakest of the three prospective bids by a defence department panel. The Australian reports that the panel, headed by Rear Admiral Greg Sammut, saw the French bid (headed by DCNS) as the strongest, followed by the German and Japanese consortia. Based on … Continue reading Defence committee views Japanese submarine bid as the weakest: report
The “Competitive Evaluation Process” by the defence department has concluded, with a “clear winner” selected from the three bids and the decision to be considered by Cabinet’s National Security Committee today. The Australian reports that the 14-month assessment of the French, Japanese and German consortia bids has finished. The winner of the CEP is based … Continue reading Submarine recommendation made to government, decision could come within fortnight