Okayama Prefecture, with the cooperation of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is organizing this seminar having for target business opportunities with foreign affiliated companies on Thursday 9 February in Tokyo.
Okayama Prefecture is by this way aiming at the development of its cluster conceptions, new technologies and products in the fields of high-precision production technologies, medicine, welfare, health and IT.
The seminar provides an excellent occasion to introduce Okayama industrial clustering and Research & Development programmes as well as learn about new businesses development in the prefecture.
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is inviting final applications for the "Vulcanus in Japan" programme, offering Japan-based companies or subsidiaries the chance of hosting a European university student in scientific fields for 8 months.
Programme founded and co-financed by METI and the European Commission.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6 February 2006
Your Japan-based subsidiary can host top-class EU students of engineering, science or other technical disciplines, for 8 months.
After a 4-month intensive course of Japanese, 35 Vulcanus students will start their in-house traineeship from January 2007.
For more information on this EU-Japan cooperation facilitation programme: click here
or contact Ms Keiko Sato
, tel: 03 3221 6161.
Second round needed in Finnish presidential elections
There will be a second round runoff between President Halonen and Sauli Niinistö, the Conservative Party challenger, on the 29 of January in the Finnish presidential elections.
The preliminary results were as follows:
Tarja Halonen 46.3 %
Sauli Niinistö 24.1 %
Matti Vanhanen 18.6 %
Heidi Hautala 3.5 %
Timo Soini 3.4 %
Bjarne Kallis 2.0 %
Henrik Lax 1.6 %
Arto Lahti 0.4 %
The voting turnout was 70.8 %.
Buying a Horse
Little Johnny attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horses' legs, rump, and chest.
After a few minutes, Johnny asked, "Pop, why are you doing that?"
"Because I'm thinking of buying these horses."
Johnny looked worried, "Then I think we'd better hurry home right away!"
"Why?" his father asked.
"Because the UPS man stopped by yesterday, and I think he wants to buy Mom!"