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Kyodo Industry Brief (June 5) -2-.

TOKYO, June 5 Kyodo

---------- Hankyu Hanshin aims to boost foreign tourists to Kansai area

OSAKA - Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Inc. said it will launch a multilanguage travel information website to attract foreign tourists to the Kansai region. Hankyu Corp., a railway operator of the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group, is now offering low-price railway passes to such tourists.

---------- Toyota to offer hotel service in India

TOKYO - Toyota Enterprise Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp., said it will start offering hotel services in the Indian high-tech city of Bangalore next January, mainly for business travelers from Japan. The undertaking will mark the first time the Nagoya-based Toyota arm has offered hotel services overseas.

---------- Toyota affiliate to build mold plant in Indonesia

TOKYO - Toyoda Iron Works Co., an auto parts maker affiliated with Toyota Motor Corp., will build a new plant in Indonesia to produce molds, company officials said. The new plant in Karawang is scheduled to start operating next year.

---------- BMW begins sales of 4-door Grand Coupe in Japan

TOKYO - BMW Japan Corp. began selling its first four-door luxury coupe, the 6 Series Gran Coupe, in Japan. Suggested retail prices of the Gran Coupe start at 9.86 million yen for the 640i model with a 3.3-liter engine and 12.57 million yen for the 650i with a 4.4-liter engine.

---------- Suntory mulls business alliance with China's Tsingtao Brewery

TOKYO - Suntory Holdings Ltd. is negotiating with China's Tsingtao Brewery Co. to form a business alliance, as the Japanese beverage maker seeks to expand sales in China, sources close to the matter said. Suntory, which currently operates in Shanghai and neighboring Jiangsu Province, and Tsingtao are considering jointly producing beer in Shanghai and sharing distribution and sales networks, the sources said.


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Date:Jun 11, 2012
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