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Japanese industrial robots manufacturer, Fanuc is trying to get them to learn on the job

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 11/07/2016

Fanuc, a company that produces robot arms for factories, is trying to get them to learn on the job.

Japanese Robotics Giant Gives Its Arms Some Brains
Date: October 7, 2016
Source: MIT Technology Review by Will Knight

The big, dumb, monotonous industrial robots found in many factories could soon be quite a bit smarter, thanks to the introduction of machine-learning skills that are moving out of research labs at a fast pace. Fanuc, one of the world’s largest makers of industrial robots, announced that it will work with Nvidia, a Silicon Valley chipmaker that specializes in artificial intelligence, to add learning capabilities to its products.

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Mercari, a peer-to-peer marketplace app, to rival the likes of Amazon, eBay and Rakuten

| Products & Services, Reports | 11/07/2016

Mercari is a peer-to-peer marketplace app

Amazon’s newest rival is a Japanese start-up you need to know about
Date: Nov 4, 2016
Source: CNBC.com – Julian Littler

After resigning from a start-up he sold to gaming company Zynga, Japanese tech CEO Shintaro Yamada spent six months backpacking abroad. When he returned to Japan, he founded a company that this year became Japan’s first and only unicorn.

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Honda picks Tokyo over Silicon Valley for AI research center

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports, Tokyo | 11/06/2016

Honda's latest Asimo humanoid robot can interpret postures, gestures and facial expressions and control its fingers. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG

Honda picks Tokyo over Silicon Valley for AI research center
Date: October 31, 2016
Source: Bloomberg – Ma Jie, Yuki Hagiwara

Honda Motor Co. will spearhead its artificial intelligence efforts out of a new lab in Tokyo so that researchers can work closely with its engineers to commercialize the technology.

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Can mega-fast maglev revive Japan’s rail reputation?

| Reports, Transportation Reports | 11/02/2016

World's Fastest Trains - CNN

Can mega-fast maglev revive Japan’s rail reputation?
Date: Nov 1, 2016
Source: by Andrea Lo, CNN

(CNN)When the record-breaking Shinkansen high-speed rail line opened in 1964, it was perfect timing.

That year Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, and Japan hogged the spotlight to debut the world’s first commercial bullet train.

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Japan people spending related to Halloween this year reach 1.3 billion dollars, double the amount from 2011

| Economy & Market News, News | 10/31/2016

A combination picture shows participants in costumes posing to a camera after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Sunday. (Reuters photo)

Halloween all the rage in Japan
Date: Oct 31, 2016
Source: Bangkok Post

Enthusiasm among young Japanese for Halloween continues to grow year by year, not only as a day to enjoy “cosplay” but as a time to spend on goodies like nobody’s business.

Observed in many countries as a time dedicated to remembering the dead, the celebration in Japan has become firmly rooted as an autumn tradition of lighthearted fun or a bit of the macabre.

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Japan bets on aerospace as it seeks to regain manufacturing might

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/30/2016

A Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test aircraft sits in preparation for the static strength test.

Japan bets on aerospace as it seeks to regain manufacturing might
Date: August 23, 2016
Source: The New York Times – By JONATHAN SOBLE

GIFU, Japan — Kato Manufacturing, based in the blue-collar enclave of Gifu prefecture, in central Japan, is a microcosm of the country’s industrial evolution.

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JR Kyushu Shares Surge in Tokyo Debut After $4 Billion IPO

| Economy & Market News, Fukuoka News, Kyushu News, News, Transportation News | 10/26/2016

Kyushu Railway makes firm debut on Tokyo Stock Exchange

JR Kyushu Shares Surge in Tokyo Debut After $4 Billion IPO
Date: October 24, 2016
Source: bloomberg.com by Chris Cooper Kiyotaka Matsuda

Kyushu Railway Co. shares rose on their first day of trading in Tokyo after Japan’s government raised 416 billion yen ($4 billion) selling its entire stake in an initial public offering.

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Japanese and German cooperation on Industry 4.0

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/19/2016

DMG Mori Seiki by DW - M. Kasper Claridge

Japanese and German cooperation on Industry 4.0
Date: Oct 19, 2016
Source: www.dw.com by Manuela Kasper-Claridge

A machine-tool maker called DMG Mori has its headquarters in Iga. What’s special about the company is that it’s working on the next generation of industrial machines – the ‘Industry 4.0′ generation.

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Measurement and Control Show 2016 OSAKA

| Design and Manufacturing Events & Expo, Events, Osaka Events & Expo | 10/19/2016

Measurement and Control Show 2016 OSAKA - Banner

Measurement and Control Show 2016 OSAKA
Date: Nov 9(Wed) – 11(Fri), 2016
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (Last Day 17:00)
Venue: Grand Cube Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Organizer: Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers’ Association
Contact: +81-75-823-2020 / mcs2016@jemima.or.jp
Official Site: jemima.osaka/en/

Measurement Exhibition Osaka is a 3 day event being held from 9th November to 11th November 2016 at the Osaka International Convention Center in Osaka, Japan. This event showcases products like Instrumental and control equipment, environmental measurement equipment, indicator instrumentation, electrical measuring and much more etc. in the Industrial Products industry.

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The 4th Solecon (Solenoid Contest)

| Events, Fukuoka Events & Expo, Science and Technology Events & Expo | 09/28/2016

4th Solenoid Contest

The 4th Solecon (Solenoid Contest): 1/4 – 2/12, 2017

Takaha Kiko Co., Ltd. – We are pleased to announce the Solenoid Contest(Solecon) will be held on 2017 again. The 4th Solecon entry begins on January 4th, 2017 and ends on February 12th, 2017. Please submit your innovative ideas with using Takaha Kikou’s solenoid for a chance to win great prizes!

The Grand Prize Winners will get $500, flight ticket to Japan (We invite you to come see our new office space and meet our staff!), and solenoid gift certificate($500). The other prize is also great!!

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What is Solenoid? Check out Takaha Kiko’s Solenoid’s Products

| Industrial Product and Service Movies | 09/28/2016


Basic Motion of Solenoid

What is Solenoid?

A solenoid is an electrical device that move a plunger in a straight line by running an electric current through a coil and using the resultant magnetic force. This straight line movement allows us to reach speeds unachievable with a motor, making solenoids suitable for a wide range of uses and limited only by your imagination.

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N+ (N-PLUS) – Seven exhibitions focusing on solutions for manufacturing

| Science and Technology Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 09/03/2016

N-PLUS 2014 - Banner

N+ (N-PLUS)
Date: Sep 17(Wed)–19(Fri), 2014
Time: 10:00am – 17:00pm
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, East Hall
Organizer: The Society of The Plastics Technology
Official Website: www.n-plus.biz/english/

N+ (N-PLUS) is the assembly of seven exhibitions focusing on solutions for manufacturing. Perfect materials and technologies will gather to meet various needs of end-product manufacturers for high-strength relating to automotive, energy, electronics, medical, beverage, and food industries. N+ pluses new value to your product.

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The Food Expo Kyushu 2016 – from Fukuoka to the Global Market

| Events, Foods and Drinks Events & Expo, Kyushu Events & Expo | 08/28/2016

Food Expo Kyushu 2016 - Banner

The Food Expo Kyushu 2016
Date:
Oct 4(Tue) – 6(Thr), Domestic & International Food Trade Fair
Oct 7(Fri) – 10(Mon), Kyushu Umaimono Daishokudo
Venue:
Fukuoka Convention Center (Business Matching)
Tenjin Central Park (Sales for General Public)
Organizer: Food Expo Kyushu Executive Committee
Contact: +81-092-441-1119
Official Site: www.food-expo-kyushu.jp

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Manufacturer of Valves, Pumps, and Manifolds – Takasago Fluidic Systems

| Industrial Product and Service Movies, Movies | 08/22/2016


Takasago Fluidic Systems

Takasago has a wide range of precise fluidic control components such as solenoid valves, pinch valves, air-operated valves, micro pumps, etc.

This video is a fluidic module directly driven by a pair of peristaltic pumps working with a reagent-prefilled disposable chip. The chip is made from elastic materials such as PDMS. By just mounting the chip on rollers, the pumps can discharge the pre-filled reagent from the reservoir and take a sample into the chip from the sample-in port to mix them together. The chip has another closed reservoir for waste, simplifying the disposal of chemicals.

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Deep Drawing Products – Gifu Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd.

| Industrial Product and Service Movies, Movies | 08/22/2016


Gifu Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Gifu Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd designs and manufactures automotive power trains and other large aluminum die-casting dies, low-pressure casting dies for engines and shell molds.

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Manufacturing, sales and installation of land-based equipment for ships – Uzushio Electric Co., Ltd.

| Industrial Product and Service Movies, Movies | 08/21/2016


Uzushio Electric Co., Ltd.

Uzushio Electric Co., Ltd. manufactures, sells, and installs land-based equipment for ships, buildings, factories, and facilities. It offers panels for power distribution systems, control panels, alarm monitoring systems of ships, power receiving and generating equipment, power supply facilities for land-based plants, and monitoring and control network systems.

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Tamamushi Lacquerware – TOHOKU KOGEI Co., Ltd.

| Movies, Traditional Arts and Crafts Movie | 08/21/2016


TOHOKU KOGEI Co., Ltd.

“Tamamushi lacquerware” was designated as the “traditional craftwork” of Miyagi prefecture in 1985. But we had not worked for the “traditional” title since the beginning. Rather, we have come this far diligently seeking for the current needs of the people in Sendai, sticking to handwork and down to earth business. That, as a result, lead to the recognition of “traditional craftwork”.

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Custom Mold Bases – Kawashima Kinzoku Co., Ltd.

| Industrial Product and Service Movies, Movies | 08/21/2016


Kawashima Kinzoku Co., Ltd.

We provide our customers with precision mold bases requiring the micron accuracy. Our expert staff manufactures mold bases by utilizing the customized machines to deliver high quality products in a short period.

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