Chiyoda, Tokyo

TANAKA Wins Award in Industry of FY2019 FCDIC Honoring System

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 2:00am

TOKYO, Sept 10, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka) announced today that TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.

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  • TOKYO, Sept 10, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka) announced today that TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
  • (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka), which operates the TANAKA Precious Metals manufacturing business, has won the "Award in Industry" under the FY2019 FCDIC Honoring System, which is run by the Fuel Cell Development Information Center (FCDIC).
  • The award was given in recognition of the contribution TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo brought over the years to industries in the field of fuel cell catalysts.
  • Awards ceremony - Tomoyuki Tada, Executive Officer of TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo
    A certificate of commendation was presented at the "FY2019 FCDIC Honoring System Awards Ceremony" held on September 9th at Sola City Conference Center (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo).

TANAKA Selected in Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry's 2020 Global Niche Top Companies

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 2:00am

TOKYO, Aug 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka) announced today that TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Aug 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka) announced today that TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
  • (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka), which operates the TANAKA Precious Metals manufacturing business, has been selected and awarded by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) as one of its "Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100" (GNT Companies Selection 100) and has just received the certification.
  • Companies selected in the GNT Companies Selection 100 are being recognized by METI for excelling in niche sectors of global markets or for being outstanding companies with businesses focused on parts or materials with increasing importance for supply chain in a changing international landscape.
  • On June 30, 2020, METI announced the selection of 113 companies for its 2020 GNT Companies Selection 100.

IBM and the University of Tokyo Unveil the Quantum Innovation Initiative Consortium to Accelerate Japan's Quantum Research and Development Leadership

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 5:01am

TOKYO, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and the University of Tokyo unveiled a landmark collaboration with the launch of the Quantum Innovation Initiative Consortium (QIIC).

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  • TOKYO, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and the University of Tokyo unveiled a landmark collaboration with the launch of the Quantum Innovation Initiative Consortium (QIIC).
  • Expanding from the December 2019 JapanIBM Quantum Partnership initiative, QIIC, aims to accelerate the collaboration between industry, academia, and government to advance Japan's leadership in quantum science, business, and education.
  • Organizations in agreement to join the consortiuminclude Keio University, Toshiba, Hitachi, Mizuho,MUFG, JSR, DIC, Toyota, Mitsubishi Chemicals and IBM Japan.
  • As a leading research university, the University of Tokyo is conducting academic research in almost all fields at both undergraduate and graduate schools.

MUFG Builds Out Flow Products with Key Leadership Hires

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 6:00pm

Both will be based in New York and report jointly to Atif Hayat, Global Head of Flow Products, and Bill Mansfield, Head of Global Markets for the Americas.

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  • Both will be based in New York and report jointly to Atif Hayat, Global Head of Flow Products, and Bill Mansfield, Head of Global Markets for the Americas.
  • "This leadership team will add market expertise and generate efficiencies across our Fixed Income product portfolio and enable us to more strategically and tactically support our clients."
  • "This investment strengthens our leadership team in the Americas region and adds new skills that will enhance our product offering to clients globally," said Atif Hayat, Global Head of Flow Products.
  • Mr. Nadel joins MUFG after spending a decade at Morgan Stanley where he most recently headed Americas Macro Trading.

MUFG Investor Services Selects Broadridge for Sophisticated Loan Tracking and Reporting Technology

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:30pm

NEW YORK, July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader, announces that MUFG Investor Services, an industry leader in administration, asset servicing, banking and fund financing, has selected Broadridge's Sentry loan tracking and reporting technology to service its clients in the private debt space.

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  • NEW YORK, July 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader, announces that MUFG Investor Services, an industry leader in administration, asset servicing, banking and fund financing, has selected Broadridge's Sentry loan tracking and reporting technology to service its clients in the private debt space.
  • This web-based system, which Broadridge added to its solution set with its acquisition of ClearStructure Financial technology, allows MUFG Investor Services to manage all aspects of its loan administration and service clients in a more efficient way.
  • "In working with the Sentry system, MUFG Investor Services will be better able to streamline its processes and address the current demands of private debt funds."
  • MUFG Investor Services currently provides administration services for over 2,100 funds across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F for the Year Ended March 31, 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 4:35am

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MUFG)(TOKYO:8306)(ISIN:JP3902900004)(MUFG) hereby announces that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 (the Annual Report) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 10, 2020.

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  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:MUFG)(TOKYO:8306)(ISIN:JP3902900004)(MUFG) hereby announces that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 (the Annual Report) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 10, 2020.
  • The Annual Report includes MUFGs audited consolidated financial statements prepared under U.S. GAAP as of and for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.
  • The Annual Report is available on our website at the following website address:

MUL Railcars, Inc. (MULR), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL), announces Executive Management transition

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:00am

Three years later MULR is comprised of team and fleet consistent with our aspirations.

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  • Three years later MULR is comprised of team and fleet consistent with our aspirations.
  • We have one of the highest quality, youngest, most diverse fleets in the industry and the MULR team matches the quality of our fleet.
  • Andy was employee #1 and has been central to the entire development of MULR in all facets.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited (MUL) is a prominent global leasing company based in Japan and publicly listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges.

Fundbox Secures Funding From MUFG Innovation Partners, Delivers Robust Performance During COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:41pm

With this financing, MUFG Innovation Partners tripled its investment in Fundboxs recent Series C round, bringing the total equity funding in the round to almost $200 million.

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  • With this financing, MUFG Innovation Partners tripled its investment in Fundboxs recent Series C round, bringing the total equity funding in the round to almost $200 million.
  • "We are pleased with how Fundboxs advanced data science and technology capabilities have contributed to its superior portfolio performance, especially during COVID-19," said Akihiko Okamoto, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer for MUFG Innovation Partners.
  • Even in the face of these extraordinary economic conditions, the strength of the business has been impressive.
  • The funding and support from sophisticated strategic investors like MUFG will enable us to continue investing in our technology platform and customer experience."

MUFG Bank, Ltd. Announces Consolidated Summary Report [under Japanese GAAP] for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 11:00am

Earnings Target for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2021 (Consolidated)

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  • Earnings Target for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2021 (Consolidated)
    MUFG has set an earnings target of 550.0 billion yen of profits attributable to owners of parent for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.
  • MUFG is engaged in financial service businesses such as banking business, trust banking business, securities business and credit card/loan businesses.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a further impact on our business as economic and corporate activity deteriorates and the financial market remains volatile.
  • We intend to continue to monitor developments relating to the pandemic and, as necessary, revise the earnings target.

MUFG Continues Expansion of Leveraged Finance Business with New Hires for U.S. Sales

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 10:44pm

Both will be based in New York and report to Timothy Fischer, Head of Leveraged Finance Sales in the Americas, who joined the company in January.

Key Points: 
  • Both will be based in New York and report to Timothy Fischer, Head of Leveraged Finance Sales in the Americas, who joined the company in January.
  • "Despite the recent volatility afflicting leveraged finance in the wake of COVID-19, MUFG is committed to expanding its platform for our clients in this area.
  • Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance Sales Group at Deutsche Bank.
  • MUFG had originally established a strong foundation in the investment-grade sector and later extended its coverage to include leveraged finance.