Business Briefing — Global


The Japanese prerfecture that leads the world that leads there world in LED making, the American company that keeps judges well-robed, and the Berlin coffee geeks on a cappuccino high.

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Region to watch

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Tokushima prefecture is home to one of Japan’s lesser-known claims to fame – it is the world’s number one LED-manufacturing centre. Dubbed LED Valley, local officials plan to build further upon its status. Already, there are 86 LED-related companies in the region, the most famous being Nichia Corporation, which has nearly 40 per cent of the global white LED market. In addition, there is a growing number of academic institutions and universities specialising in light technology research.

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