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Survey Mission: Comparative Study on China’s Metal-Mold related Industry (FY2006) [November 19-25, 2006]

Survey Mission: Comparative Study on China's Metal-Mold related Industry (FY2006)

Outline


A survey mission including three experts was sent to Guangdong in China, with the aim of clarifying the future course of Chinese manufacturing industries and problems in Japanese companies' strategies toward China, by surveying the actual conditions of local companies, focusing mainly on those in the metal mold-related industries. The three experts are specialists in trade and investment, and have been engaged in comparative studies on China's metal mold-related industries and have published many treatises and other papers.

Date: November 19-25 November, 2006
Organized by: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
In cooperation with: MITSUI & CO., LTD., Guangzhou Office and 12 other companies visited by the Mission

Participants


A total of seven people, including three mission experts
•Tomofumi Amano, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Business Administration, Hose University
•Ruixue Li, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Economics, Hose University
•Takashi Iwamoto, Executive Director Center for Fair Trade & WTO Studies Fair Trade Center
•Yongdo Kim, Assistant Professor of Faculty of Business Administration, Hose University
•Seiki Yukimoto, Research Associate of Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
•Cheng Xun Yin, Steel Trade Department ,Asahi Trade co; Ltd.
•Kaori Tomidokoro, Program Coordinator Asia Department Institute for International Studies and Training(IIST)


Visited places


- Guangzhou Huadou Motor City
- MITSUI & CO. (GUANGDONG) LTD.
- GH Auto Parts Industries Inc.
- Guangqi Toyota Engine Co., Ltd. (GTE)
- APAC (Takao Kikuchi)
- Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd. (Dong Guan Shinano Motor Co., Ltd.)
- Mr. Matsushita/Nippo Kozai
- Mitsui High-tec, Inc.
- Anam, China
- ACE Electronics
- Brother Industries, Ltd.
- Taiwan Metal Mold Products


Overview


The survey mission visited a total of twelve companies (including companies in South Korea and Taiwan), mainly Japanese-affiliated local companies handling parts for automobiles or electrical machinery, as well as the coil centers in Guangzhou, Dongguan, Panyu, and Shenzhen in South China. Also, mission experts held a seminar to report survey results on industrial circumstances in the Dalian, Changchun, and Shanghai areas which they had surveyed.


Explanation of the manufacturing process given at a metal mold manufacturer

Explanation of the manufacturing process given at a metal mold manufacturer

Explanation given at an electronic parts manufacturer in Korea

Explanation given at an electronic parts manufacturer in Korea


Visit to Guangzhou Huadou Motor City, which comprises mainly car manufacturers

Visit to Guangzhou Huadou Motor City, which comprises mainly car manufacturers



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