“Nightscape Summit 2018 in Sapporo” was held in Sapporo City on October 5, 2018, and three cities, Nagasaki City, Sapporo City and Kitakyushu City, were selected as the “New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities” by YCVB. The certification is every 3 years, Nagasaki City has been chosen twice in a row, Kitakyushu City was elected for the first time.
TOKYO and STOCKHOLM, Oct. 26, 2018 – Fujitsu Limited and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have entered an agreement to deliver end-to-end 5G network solutions and related services under a strategic partnership. The two companies are joining forces to develop this based on their combined portfolios – spanning radio access and core network – for the dynamic 5G market in Japan, connecting communications service providers to the global 5G ecosystem.
Omron Corp. has announced the global launch of the TM series collaborative robot family from October 26, 2018 in 40 countries in order to realize an innovative manufacturing environment where humans and machines work in harmony. With its various vision functionalities and simple, intuitive programming environment, OMRON will further enable safe, flexible, and collaborative manufacturing between human and machine.
TOKYO – NTT DOCOMO Inc. and NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc. announced today the immediate launch of an IoT-driven temperature- and humidity-monitoring service for industrial refrigerators and freezers in the United States. Customers can use smartphones or PCs to monitor the temperature and humidity of their equipment, get alerts in the event of any abnormality, receive monthly reports on temperature and humidity trends, and change settings based on such reports.
TOKYO, Oct. 22, 2018 – Mary Chocolate Co., Ltd., a Japanese confectionary manufacturer and seller founded in 1950, will run a booth to display its brand “Tokyo Chocolate” at “Salon du Chocolat Paris,” the world’s largest chocolate exhibition to be held from October 31 to November 4, 2018.
Although “Tokyo Chocolate” has constantly been showcasing its cutting-edge chocolate modes to the world, it bases their concept on “Tokyo,” the city which coexists with merchant culture built from old times.
This year’s exhibition concept is “NEW TOKYO JAPONISM”
It has been 160 years since Japan began to have friendly relations with France. Japanese culture featuring ukiyoe (woodblock prints), pottery and the like exhibited at the 1867 Paris Exposition was received with astonishment by the French people of that time and has influenced artists ever since.
Tokyo Chocolate has been building the field of “Chocolate of Wa (Japanese style)” by blending Japanese ingredients and chocolate together in Paris. Learning from Japanese tradition, Tokyo Chocolate will unveil “NEW TOKYO JAPONISM” — the chocolate for a new era in Paris. It will take part in Espace Japon, an event certified by Japonismes 2018 and introduce the following rose-themed chocolates.
Introducing the exhibits
This expresses through chocolate the feeling of presenting a bouquet of roses to celebrate the 160th anniversary in 2018 of the Japanese-French friendship.
2. Green perilla and strawberries
Japanese herb “green perilla” and a strawberry variety called “Skyberry” are used.
3. Red vinegar
Chocolate using red vinegar, traditional Japanese vinegar, and cooking sake (rice wine).
4. Five-flavor praline
Good aspects of “five flavors” people can taste — acidity, sweetness, umami (palatability), saltiness and bitterness — are collected into one piece.
On September 6, 2018, a powerful earthquake occurred in the Hokkaido region and the damages have been extensive, including the loss of precious lives. The JAL Group would like to send our sincere condolences to all who have lost loved ones during this difficult time. Since the event, the carrier has supported the region by delivering essential items through cargo, provided monetary donations, as well mileage donations through its JMB membership program.
Autumn Foliage In Japan: Nikko Is The Place … Especially For Anime Fans!
Come View Spectacular Ambers and Ochres throughout Nikko, including Irohazaka Winding Road, Setting of the Popular Road Racing Manga/Anime Series “Initial D.” And, check-out the new Nikko Pass and Cycle Sharing Program!
The Yamagata Prefectural Government is pleased to announce the production of two movies promoting the spring and summer tourist resources of Yamagata Prefecture. You can find both of these videos at its YouTube channel.
FUKUOKA-CITY, Japan, Oct. 15, 2018 – Medical technology company, Medmain Inc. announced the alpha testing of its ground-breaking, pathology diagnostic software: PidPort. PidPort was originally developed in Japan to enable precise and incredibly fast diagnosis of human body pathologies of all types, with most diagnoses completed in less than one minute. Medmain recently began testing the software in hospital sites in Japan, Thailand and Estonia.
OSAKA, Japan – KOKUYO Co., Ltd., a leading provider of office design and furniture in Japan, will take part in ORGATEC 2018. The exhibition, held in Cologne, Germany, from October 23rd to 27th, is the largest International Trade Fair for Furnishing and Management of Offices and Office Facilities. This year, KOKUYO will present its revolutionary office chair, “360° Gliding Chair ing”, which is never seen before in Europe.
Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd. has newly begun to develop “Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forests of Banten Bay for Biodiversity Preservation” in the Republic of Indonesia. The company held an opening ceremony for the project and conducted the first round of tree-planting activities.
Top 10 Japan’s companies list from clothing industries in 2018
In the global apparel market size, Japan is the fourth biggest market after the EU, the United States and China. The Japanese apparel market in 2017 is 9,220.2 billion yen, the retail market size is 1.9265 trillion yen for department stores, 858.4 billion yen for mass merchandisers, 4 trillion 982.6 billion yen for specialty shops, 4 trillion 982.6 billion yen for other retailers It is 1,452.7 billion yen.
Will be located close to Tokyo’s World-Famous Fish Market in Toyosu
Date: Oct 11, 2018 Source: Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd.
TOKYO – Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., announced today that it will open the Hotel JAL City Tokyo Toyosu in 2019. The company has contracted with Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. for asset and project management services for the new property, which will be located in Tokyo’s futuristic Toyosu district.
American travel magazine has placed three Japanese cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka among some of the best big cities in the world. For the first time, Osaka in western Japan has been included on the list. Tokyo is at the top of this year’s Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, retaining the place for the 3rd year in a row. Japan’s ancient capital Kyoto is ranked 2nd, up from 3rd place last year. And Osaka is ranked 12th.
Fukuoka prefecture start a campaign using “Tonkotsu Ramen (Hakata Ramen)”, one of the three big ramen (Kitakata Ramen, Sapporo Ramen and Hakata Ramen) in Japan, aiming to expand Fukuoka’s gourmet to the world. Tonkotsu (based pork bones and other ingredients) Ramen is also referred to as Hakata Ramen, which is originated in Fukuoka Prefecture.
Seiko Watch Corporation is pleased to announce the establishment of a new company that will market the Grand Seiko brand in the United States of America. Grand Seiko Corporation of America was incorporated under the law of New York State and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Watch Corporation.
Sacramento Ultrasound Institute Partnered With JIUN Corporation to Launch New PACS Server
Date: Sep 27, 2018 Source: Sacramento Ultrasound Institute
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2018 – Sacramento Ultrasound Institute has announced the launch of, SonicDICOM PACS, its new Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) after partnering with JIUN Corporation, a software company headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan. The new PACS features a web-based DICOM Viewer and DICOM Server that is accessible online through SUI’s Student Portal. PACS is a system for digital storage, transmission, and retrieval of radiology images.
A baby giant panda (female), born on August 14, 2018, has been on public display at Adventure World in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, since September 13. The theme park is publicly seeking suggestions for her name.
TOKYO – Konica Minolta, Inc. (“Konica Minolta”) today announced the launch of Konica Minolta Precision Medicine Japan, Inc. (“KMPMJ”) which will start operations on October 1, 2018. KMPMJ is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta with responsibility for marketing high-end precision medicine tools and diagnostic services in Japan. Precision medicine is medical care that uses genetic and molecular profiling to optimize treatment for specific groups of patients.
ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2018 – Descente, the Japanese premium athletic apparel brand, is establishing a wholly-owned North American subsidiary, Descente Athletic Americas Inc. (DAA), located in Atlanta, GA, to tap growing worldwide demand for the Descente brand. Representing the intersection of luxury, athleisure and technical gear, DAA will offer the discerning consumer a singular take on performance apparel for all facets of the modern lifestyle when it launches in Fall 2018.
EDISON, N.J. – Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (TSE:6504) (“FE”), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, led by President Michihiro Kitazawa, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for a complete geothermal power facility for the Olkaria I Geothermal Power Station (Olkaria I) in the Republic of Kenya from Marubeni Corporation, the main EPC contractor of the project owned by Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). Marubeni Corporation is headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo and led by President and CEO Fumiya Kokubu.
TOKYO – Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH) Tokyo, one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will hold a special exhibition entitled “The Traditional Beauty of Kyoto Supporting Geiko and Maiko Culture” showcasing Kyoto’s traditional arts to provide insight to the cultural aspect of Japan’s traditional Geiko and Maiko culture.
Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “the Company”) will start work on October 1, 2018, on “D Project Rental Warehouse – Loc An Binh Son” in the Loc An Binh Son Industrial Park in Long Thanh, Dong Nai Province, in the southern part of Vietnam. This will be the Company’s first multi-tenant-type logistics facility (*1) in Vietnam.
UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, today announces its launch in Vietnam, with plans to open its first store in Ho Chi Minh City during fall 2019, marking further growth for the brand in Southeast Asia region. UNIQLO will begin recruiting local talent as it prepares to open its store in one of the region’s most exciting, high-growth economies.
Shiseido Beauty Creation Center*1 has been engaged in research on beauty trends*2 to forecast future trends in makeup and hairstyling since 1987. The Center comprehensively analyzes the results of on-street surveys, fashion magazine tendencies as well as information on international fashion shows, among other sources, to predict the newest hair and makeup trends. This time, we introduce the latest looks that are expected to be in vogue this autumn and winter.