Weathernews expands US operations

The US subsidiary of Japanese weather information and services company Weathernews has boosted its staff numbers and opened a new headquarters in San Francisco.

Weathernews Americas says the move reflects a new corporate strategy of pushing weather risk communications into new industries affected by or dependent on weather.

The company says industries it is targeting include aviation, media, energy, sports and retail. It also aims to solidify its position in industries in which it already ope