Investing in Japan
Latest UpdatesSuccess Story: UL Japan, Inc.
Sep 10, 2019
UL was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1894 to conduct objective safety assessments and risk analysis against the background of the frequent fires that were occurring in the country as electrical products rapidly spread. The company's mission, "working for a safer world," has reached Japan, beginning with the establishment of a base in Tokyo in 1993 which has since expanded to seven offices including a headquarters in Mie. We spoke with Masahito Hashizume, General Manager of UL Japan's Consumer Technology Business Division, which supports the development of technologies and products by Japanese companies through provision of standards and certification tests, about its business development in Japan.
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