Maiko Kuroda, President and CEO of Toyoko Inn

May 2018

Biz News special on Japan

Interview with Ms. Maiko Kuroda President and CEO of Toyoko Inn

"Between 2000 and 2005 Toyoko Inn expanded a lot and did significant investments in new locations. At that time the company opened various new hotels, what of course always comes with the challenge of making these new hotels profitable as fast as possible. "

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Mario Bergara, President of the Central Bank of Uruguay

February 2018

Biz News special on Uruguay

Interview with Mario Bergara, President of the Central Bank of Uruguay

"Uruguay has fairly traditional had institutional strength, but it has been strengthened even more in the last decade. As for political stability, Uruguay is the only full democracy in the whole of Latin America, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, and the 21st strongest democracy in the world."

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September 2017

Focus on Jordan

Interview with Mr. Oussama Massoud , Director of Operations - Levant, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), General Manager Crowne Plaza Amman, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

"We have the infrastructure; the airport of Amman is serving both the capital and the Dead Sea with almost the same distance, around 45 minutes. In addition, we have enough high standard hotels that could answer the needs of the international people coming to the Dead Sea for any type of convention. I believe we should promote more and more towards improving the Dead Sea as a convention center hub and bring more international people and capitalize on it.........."

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August 2017

JAPAN: The Big Technological Comeback

Interview with Hon. Ms Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo

"We want to hold Olympic Games that are driven by smart technology, yet at the same time, we want to showcase to the world traditional Japanese customs that have defined our society for centuries and that still have legitimacy today. ........."

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Photo by Dirk Enters / CC BY

June 2017

Japan: The Big Technological Comeback

Interview with Interview with Mr. Hitoshi Masuda, Director General of JETRO Berlin, Germany

"Germany and Japan share similar industrial foundations; over the years both built unique strengths in manufacturing and industrial production. This year at CeBIT Japan displayed its enthusiastic stance toward realising a future IoT society, also by forging partnerships with Germany and the rest of the world, and utilising its unique technologies, ideas and originality......"

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