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The Forefront of Japan’s Subculture — the Ever Evolving “Akihabara”

TOKYO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — “Akihabara“is well known to those not only in Japan but also overseas as “the City/Mecca of Electronics & Home Appliances”. You will still see a lot of major home electronics retailers lined up side by side, and many people from the country and all over the world have made visits to the city looking for Japan’s electronic appliances for decades. However, the city has now evolved brilliantly throughout the changes of a new era. Nowadays, “Akihabara” not only represents a name of a city, but also became an iconic figure that embodies Japan’s own subculture. Japan’s unique subculture scene largely represented by this city attracts travelers from all over the world. Akihabara, which is continuously evolving its appearance every minute, also owns its very unique in-station facility that fittingly serves as an entrance to the city. Here we will introduce you to some of the newest faces in Akihabara you will likely encounter in the station or somewhere under an elevated structure:

Why don't you get Japanese souvenirs and the hot items in Akihabara?

Why don’t you get Japanese souvenirs and the hot items in Akihabara?

An art-turned train! Even a non-hardcore fan should stop by — TRAINIART

Atre Akihabara 1is connected directly to JR East Railway Akihabara station’s Electric Town exit (or “Denki-gai” exit). On the 2nd floor you will find TRAINIART, a  boutique shop selling railroad/train merchandises. Here you will find a vast variety of railroad/train designed goods, from stationaries to accessories, all focused on both [design] and [functionality]. You will notice most of these goods are well-suited for its own brand name -ART”, all richly designed, stylishly finished that one would definitely be tempted to pick them up in their hands, and are very popular among the females. You can also find a pair of train-designed T-shirts tailored for parent-child; you would definitely find a train-designed merchandise of your own that you would probably want to bring home.

CHABARA”NOMONO” – For those looking for tasting/bringing home Japan’s regional local gourmet foods

In Japan, you will encounter distinctive local gourmet foods in each region throughout the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could enjoy all sorts of gourmet foods from all regions in Japan even if you could only stay in Tokyo?

That’s when we highly recommendCHABARA, located under an elevated bridge connecting JR Akihabara Station and Okachimachi Station. You will find a rich variety of specialty goods, seafoods, and soil foods delivered directly from local producers throughout the country. Perhaps, it’s a good idea to make gifts to your friends with soy-sauce, miso, tonkotsu (or pork bone soup) or other unique ramen noodles delivered from local producers, or for anybody, whose dad loves Japanese Sake, why not make a gift for him with a Japanese Sake processed with pure water and high quality grain of rice!

On the other hand, NOMONO, located inside Akihabara Station, is “A shop introducing the allure of Japanese food” that is always crowded with visitors as, albeit its somewhat limited space, it is conveniently located inside the station. At NOMONO Kitchenlocated on 2nd floor, you will enjoy the aspects of traditional local culture and all sorts of menu filled with highly selective and seasonal ingredients from the east regional Japan.   

In Akihabara, the city that constantly provides us with the latest cultural ingredients, its nearest station is equally unique as well. As the forefront of Japan’s cultural movement, we highly encourage you to visit there.

INTERMACH & SUBCON MYANMAR 2014 “A Unique Business Opportunity in A Unique Country”

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following the outstanding success of INTERMACH & SUBCON in Thailand (ASEAN’s Largest International Industrial Machinery and Subcontracting exhibition) INTERMACH Myanmar & SUBCON Myanmar 2014 is expected to follow the same road to success. The show’s organiser, UBM Asia (Thailand) is proud to again host the 2nd edition of the event from 29-31 October, 2014 in Yangon.

The quality of attendees at the show was excellent and drew 3,062 visitors from all over Myanmar and across ASEAN for 3 days event.

The quality of attendees at the show was excellent and drew 3,062 visitors from all over Myanmar and across ASEAN for 3 days event.

 

Mr U Nyan Tun Oo, Minister of Industry and Electricity of Yangon Government Region had preside over the opening ceremony and witness by hundreds VIP guests.

Mr U Nyan Tun Oo, Minister of Industry and Electricity of Yangon Government Region had preside over the opening ceremony and witness by hundreds VIP guests.

 

Myanmar’s economic growth is set to rise at an annual rate of 7.8 percent for the next two fiscal years (2014-15). According to a press release from the Asian Development Bank, economic performance is being generated by large projects that are funded by foreign investors. Myanmar received US$ 2.21 billion in such investment in the first four months of 2014 and across the country extensive infrastructure projects are being planned. New roads and highways, upgrading rail track and rolling stock, elevated telecom base power stations, deep sea ports, airports, plus Thilawa SEZ industrial estates and other key sites are attracting investments from Japan, Korea, Europe and Myanmar’s ASEAN neighbours.

With these foreign investments and economic growth, INTERMACH Myanmar & SUBCON Myanmar 2014 will bring business opportunities for industrial machinery manufacturing companies enabling them to expand their markets and establish a foothold in booming Myanmar. The event will be attended by over thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, buyers and decision makers from all over Myanmar and is expected to have over 150 world leading brands from 11 countries that will showcase more than 1,000 industrial products ranging from tools to Machinery. Many international name brands such as Bosch, Digigate, Everising, Hexagon, Hypertherm, Kanefusa, Koike, Linghein, Mitutoyo, Panasonic and many more will be prominent.

INTERMACH Myanmar & SUBCON Myanmar 2014 will offer exceptional business opportunities for industrial part makers in Myanmar – especially in the auto parts industry. As a result International corporations are eager to get established and leading auto manufacturers are already entering the Myanmar market with many in the process of setting up factories. They currently include Chery Automobile Co., Ltd, Tata Motors, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and Proton. The automotive industry will mainly focus on assembly since Myanmar has been unable to manufacture spare parts for vehicles and has found it necessary to import many items. This has created exciting opportunities for international parts and spare part manufacturers. Low government import taxes for parts and accessories is another plus and is motivating the import of tires, engines and a wide variety of automotive parts.

INTERMACH & SUBCON Myanmar will also feature business-matching with local companies and international corporations. These Seminars and Workshops will cover how to set up profitable business in the new Myanmar during the three day event.

“Following the success of the previous edition, INTERMACH MYANMAR & SUBCON MYANMAR 2014 is expecting to achieve even greater success for exhibiting companies in terms of quality trade visitors and business opportunities that will be presented throughout the event. No other show can match this success,” said Mr. Sanchai Noombunnam, Group Director, UBM Asia (Thailand).

MYANMAR & SUBCON MYANMAR 2014
29-31 October 2014
Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon, Myanmar

For further details and information please contact: Ms. Pacharapan P. Tel. +66 (0) 2642-6911 ext. 418
Fax: +66 (0) 2642-6919 E-mail: info@intermachmyanmar.com www.intermachmyanmar.com

UBM Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Tel. +66 (0) 2642-6911
Fax: +66 (0) 2642-6919
E-mail:
info-th@ubm.com
Website: www.ubmthailand.com

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Rail Leaders Converge in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Rail Business Asia (RBA) 2014 will bring together thought leaders in the rail industry for a comprehensive overview of the rapidly expanding rail development in Asia. This 2nd annual, region’s leading rail conference and exhibition is held from 9th to 11thSeptember 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

“2013 saw an increase of 1.2% in the number of public utilizing public transport within the Greater Klang Valley, with 20.8% of that number using the system during the morning peak period. In the same region, rail in particular saw a 9% increase in usage, with 5.7 million trips being recorded during the peak morning period. For the first time in Malaysia’s history, the ratio of ridership between rail and bus stands at 52:48, showing a preference for rail amongst daily commuters,” said Tan Sri DatoSeri Syed Hamid Bin Syed Jaafar Albar, Chairman of Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) Malaysia.

Co-hosted by Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB), RBA 2014 is earmarked to be a must-attend conference & exhibition of the rail industry.

“Following a successful inaugural event last year, RBA 2013 hosted over 800 participants, 80% from ASEAN, 6% from Europe, 5% from the rest of Asia and 1% from North America. This year we are expecting over 2,000 participants representing the rail industry,” according to M. Gandhi, Managing Director — ASEAN of UBM Asia, the organizer.

Over 35 rail experts and thought leaders will share insights and discuss key updates and challenges on investability, mobility and greater connectivity in the rail industry. Participants will gain crucial industry insights via 4 keynote presentations, 5 case studies, 8 discussion panels and 2 industry presentations. Topics discussed include optimizing rail-route planning, exploring the efficiency and performance of HSR links and public-private partnership (PPP) funding of rail infrastructure. Sample case studies include disaster management by Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation and transit oriented development in Shunjyuku, Shibuya and Tokyo stations in Japan by East Japan Railway Company. Keynote presentations will feature key industry experts such as Masaki Ogata, Chairman of East Japan Railway Company and Milko Papazoff, ASEAN Representative of International Union of Railways (UIC).

“We are confident that you will find your participation and involvement in Rail Business Asia, a worthwhile investment,” said Y.Bhg. Dato’ Sri Ir Dr Judin Bin Abdul Karim, Chief Executive of Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia.

CEOs and senior management from various government agencies, rail asset owners, operators and infrastructure developers such as the State Railway of Thailand (SRT), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Philippines, Vietnam Railways, MTR Corporation Hong Kong, Light Rail Transit Authority Philippines, PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur, Thales Rail Signalling Solutions and Bombardier Transportation just to name a few, have confirmed their participation as well.

CSR Corporation Limited, the largest rail transit equipment manufacturer in China, is participating as a Gold Sponsor and CMC, an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) group of companies within three core industries namely public transportation, telecommunications and oil and gas, is participating as an Associate Sponsor for RBA 2014. Exhibitors include Astasoft, Pypun-KD Hong Kong, Subway USA, Colas Rail, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Transient Resources.

Register your attendance today at www.railbusinessasia.org and network with industry peers at this leading rail conference and exhibition.

Note to Editors

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff. 

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks. 

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country

2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print, and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

The Marketing Communication (MARCOM) Department
UNITED BUSINESS MEDIA (M) SDN BHD
A-8-1, Level 8, Hampshire Place Office
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Extra Days Special! Eurail Offers up to Five Free Travel Days

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Eurail Select & Global Pass Holders Receive Free Extra Days to Explore Europe 

From August 1 to September 30, 2014 Eurail’s latest promotion offers non-European residents additional free travel days on the Eurail Global Pass Continuous and 4-Country Select Passes.  

By offering free travel days, Eurail aims to maximize its customers’ travel experience with the possibility of discovering even more of Europe by train. The number of extra travel days depends on the type of pass: the campaign offers one extra travel day for the 4-Country Select Pass, two extra travel days for the 15-day Global Pass Continuous, three extra travel days for the 21-day Global Pass Continuous and five extra travel days for the one month Global Pass Continuous. This special offer is applicable to all product variations for both first and second class.

As passes are available within a six month pre-booking period, Eurail customers can profit from this promotion until April 2015. Thus, they can further benefit from the many advantages that are synonymous with off-peak traveling. “The advantages of shorter lines in tourism sites and lower prices are obvious,” states Silvia Gorlach, Marketing Manager of the Eurail Group G.I.E. “As visiting Europe once the large crowds have left, is a completely different experience, in which tourists have the chance to discover Europe, its culture and inhabitants in a more authentic and relaxed environment.”

Eurail’s Extra Days promotion runs alongside Eurail’s “Free Roaming” promotion, launched on July 7, offering the first 2,500 Eurail Select and Global Pass customers who register their pass purchase on http://www.eurail-roaming.com a Eurail Free Roaming SIM Card with a pre-paid credit of 18 Euros.

Eurail Passes are available from a worldwide network of Authorized General Sales Agents. Please visit http://www.eurailgroup.org/eurail

Established in 2001, the Eurail Group G.I.E. is responsible for the marketing and management of the InterRail and Eurail Passes that provide unlimited rail travel across Europe. The organization is based in Utrecht (Netherlands) and is wholly owned by thirty railways and shipping companies. In addition, the Group has many benefit partners, including hotels, transport companies and museums, which offer their services either at a reduced rate or free of charge to rail pass holders.