Japan Implications

Japan investments plunge 57%

Published by rudy Date posted on August 8, 2017

By Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), Aug 8, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The flow of Japanese investments has started to slow down in the Philippines, blamed partly on certain policy changes such as the government’s pivot to China and Russia.

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Japan to invest $8.7B in PH infra projects over the next 5 years

Published by rudy Date posted on January 15, 2017

By: Tina Arceo-Dumlao, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan. 15, 2017 The centerpiece public infrastructure program of the Duterte administration just got a big boost with the pledge of the Japanese government to funnel some $8.7 billion in aid and private investments into the Philippines over the next five years, a sign of the continuing strong friendship…

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Toyota Phils back to 2 shifts

Published by rudy Date posted on July 7, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is back to two shifts per day after adjusting its production as a result of the earthquake in Eastern Japan.

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Mindanao lawmakers seek special visas for Japan investors, expats

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Two Mindanao lawmakers urged the Bureau of Immigration yesterday to grant special visas to investors and expatriate workers in Japan who are relocating here.

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Japanese auto, parts makers start to recover

Published by rudy Date posted on June 1, 2011

Vehicle and auto parts makers affected by the March 11 earthquake in northern Japan are starting to resume normal operations, with the affected plants now mostly up and running.

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Toyota returns to 2 shifts as supply situation normalizes

Published by rudy Date posted on May 16, 2011

MANILA, Philippines –  Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) said yesterday its operations will return to two shifts next month after cutting its production by 50 percent as a result of the twin disasters in Japan last March.

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PH exports to slow slightly

Published by rudy Date posted on May 5, 2011

The Philippines will likely post a slightly lower export growth this year after shipments of a number of the country’s agricultural exports to Japan slowed down due to the disasters that struck the north Asian nation in March this year.

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Mitsubishi Philippines scales down production

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2011

THE Philippines’ second-biggest auto assembler will cut its production by about two-fifths this month because of the lack of important vehicle parts from Japan.

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Toyota Phils to cut production by 50%

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2011

Manila, Philippines – After shutting down its manufacturing plant for three days, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the country’s largest auto manufacturer, announced it will cut its production by 50 percent and will reduce its work week to only three days as it grapple with the aftermath of the twin disasters in Japan.

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Impact of Japan disasters on Phl electronic exports short term only, says NEDA chief

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) yesterday said the impact of the magnitude 9 earthquake and powerful tsunami that hit Japan last March 11 on the export earnings of the country’s electronics industry would be temporary.

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6,000 workers affected by slowdown of Japanese firms in Phl

Published by rudy Date posted on April 21, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Some 6,000 workers have been affected by the temporary closure and slowdown of several Japanese companies in the country.

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American economists fear Japan spillover

Published by rudy Date posted on April 19, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Turmoil in Japan could spell higher costs and choppy sales for US firms, according to a survey of trade economists published Monday, showing jitters and uncertainty about the impact of the crisis.

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Isuzu shuts down temporarily

Published by rudy Date posted on April 18, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Isuzu Corp. Philippines said they will shut down their operations today (April 18) until the beginning of May because of parts supply problems.

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TMPC downplays impact of Japan crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on April 18, 2011

TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. (TMPC) said the crisis in Japan will not have a significant impact on its financial performance even as the company implemented a two-week holiday to monitor its supply.

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Toyota joins Ford, Honda in production slowdown

Published by rudy Date posted on April 14, 2011

AR assemblers have started shutting down their manufacturing operations as they grapple with a parts shortage resulting from the crisis in Japan.

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Japan economy, Toyota feel quake effects

Published by rudy Date posted on April 14, 2011

TOKYO: The impact of Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis rippled through the economy on Wednesday, when the government downgraded its outlook and Toyota announced temporary plant shutdowns overseas.

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Toyota, Ford, Honda to halt Phl operations temporarily

Published by rudy Date posted on April 14, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has joined the list of local manufacturers which will temporarily suspend their local manufacturing operations due to a shortage of parts from Japan.

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Local Ford shuts down

Published by rudy Date posted on April 13, 2011

DETROIT—Ford Motor Co. says that its Asia-Pacific operations may have to slow or stop production later this month because of parts shortages from Japan.

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PEZA firms take up production slack in Japan

Published by rudy Date posted on April 11, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – There has been an increase in the production of exporters in Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) areas despite fears the twin disasters in Japan will result in a slowdown of exports, a top investment official said.

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Honda cuts local output by half on Japan crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on April 5, 2011

The local assembler of giant car maker Honda is slashing its production by half, which it said would be a temporary cut down, starting this month as a result of the multiple disasters that recently hit Japan that affected its parts production in its Japan headquarters.

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DBS hikes Phl inflation forecast to 5.6%

Published by rudy Date posted on April 4, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Singapore-based investment bank DBS has raised its Philippine inflation forecasts this year and next due to escalating global oil and commodity prices that would prompt the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to further raise interest rates this year.

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Toyota says local operations normal despite Japan stoppage

Published by rudy Date posted on April 2, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. announced yesterday that the company’s local operations are still normal despite the work stoppage in Japan as a result of the twin disasters.

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Jetro says export firms taking a hit

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2011

MORE than a fourth of Japanese firms operating in the Philippines have suffered delays in production resulting in the cancellation of orders because of the disaster in Japan, according to the Japan External Trade Organization (Jetro).

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Shortage looms for vehicle parts

Published by rudy Date posted on March 31, 2011

JAPANESE carmakers, facing electricity shortages after the nation’s record earthquake crippled power plants, may consider measures including rotating production to save energy, Toyota Motor Corp. said.

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Electronics exporters’ costs up because of Japan woes, says DTI

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2011

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday said electronics exporters have complained of rising costs after some suppliers’ facilities shuttered because of the disaster in Japan.

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Japan: economic aftershocks

Published by rudy Date posted on March 30, 2011

Can there really be so little global impact from Japan’s disaster? Why the bullish forecasters could be wrong  Humanity’s powers of recovery are remarkable. The Japanese, who have already reconstructed some roads that were ripped apart by the Mar. 11 earthquake, are only the latest to demonstrate this. “What has so often excited wonder [is]…

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Japan to continue development aid to Phl despite earthquake, tsunami

Published by rudy Date posted on March 27, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – While struggling in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit their nation, Japan continues to support the development of conflict-affected areas in Mindanao as shown in the Japan-Bangsamoro Initiatives for Reconstruction and Development (J-BIRD).

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Phl, China most affected by Japan disaster – WB report

Published by rudy Date posted on March 26, 2011

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines  – The Philippines and China are the most affected countries in the East Asian region by developments in Japan, the World Bank said.

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Impact of ME crisis, Japan quake on Phl downplayed

Published by rudy Date posted on March 25, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – New York-based think-tank Global Source Partners has downplayed the impact of the ongoing tensions in Middle East and North African (MENA) nations as well as the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and that devastating tsunami in Japan on the Philippine economy.

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Japan quake to affect electronics sector

Published by rudy Date posted on March 24, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The government is projecting that 20 percent of business belonging to the electronics sector will be affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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