Manchester, England: Professor Paul O’Brien and his research team at the School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, are joining forces with Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a Japan-based manufacturer, to form a new research collaboration. Murata signed a deal with the university to work on a research and development collaboration in the field of nanotechnology.
Japan is the second largest Asian supplier of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects to the U.K. It remains the most significant investor from Asia. In 2008/09, Japan contributed 81 new projects and created 1405 new jobs, the sixth largest FDI source to the U.K.