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Shin-Etsu Chemical - Products

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. – World’s leading supplier ...

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. is the largest chemical company in Japan, ranked No. 9 in Forbes Global 2000 for chemical sector. Shin-Etsu Chemical pro...

Black-rind watermelons fetch 350,000 yen at season's 1st auctions

Japanese High Grade Watermelon Sells for Over $3,500 USD

Black-rind watermelons fetch 350,000 yen at season's 1st auctions Date: Jun 10, 2014 Source: Kyodo News TOKYO - A black-rind watermelon grown in Hokk...

Next Mazda2 will Feature New SKYACTIV-D 1.5 Small-Displacement Clean Diesel Engine

Mazda unveils small, fuel-efficient diesel engine – Produce fu...

Next Mazda2 will Feature New SKYACTIV-D 1.5 Small-Displacement Clean Diesel Engine Date: Jun 10, 2014 Source: Mazda Motor Corporation - Diesel-powere...

Railway enthusiasts watch the restored CT273 steam locomotive arrive at Changhua Railway Station yesterday. Photo: Wu Wei-kung, Taipei Times

Restored Japanese model C57 steam locomotive run again in Taiwan

"Queen" of locomotives back for a day Date: Jun 10, 2014 Source: Taipei Times - By Shelley Shan A CT273-model* steam locomotive, which had not seen a...

Vehicles equipped with safety cameras

Japanese automakers collaborate with electronics manufacturers for i...

Vehicles equipped with safety cameras Date: Jun 8, 2014 Source: NHK World Japanese automakers are getting help from electronics manufacturers in t...

Japan GDP revised up to +6.7%

Japan GDP revised up to +6.7% on higher capex in 1Q 2014

Japan GDP Revised Up on Capital Spending Surge Date: Jun 8, 2014 Source: Wall Street Journal - by Takashi Nakamichi TOKYO — The Japanese government o...

Taisei Plas - CS Resonator 01

Taisei Plas Co., Ltd. – Manufacturing of blow molding products...

Taiseiplas celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. For the past 50 years, as a professional group of the blow molding and to meet the variety of the nee...

Prospec Holdings Inc. - Solar Panel - Taiwan 2

Prospec Holdings Inc. – Solar Power Generation Business

Prospec Holdings, a systems integrator, provides a one-stop shop for everything needed to run a solar power generation business, from consulting through c...

NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING and Fisia Babcock Environment GmbH (FBE)

Japanese firm to expand the “energy from waste” business...

Acquisition of Fisia Babcock Environment GmbH - Strengthening NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING's Environmental Plant Engineering Business in Europe Dat...

Japanese electronics maker installed energy storage systems in UK. I...

NEC Commissions 5.7MWh of Grid Energy Storage Installations in the UK - Six new GSS(TM) sites in the United Kingdom bring total global NEC grid battery in...

Roland DG Corporation: D-Shop

Roland DG’s assembly line “D-Shop” to improve spac...

Japanese Firm Uses a Single-Worker System to Make Its Products With the Help of Digital Tools, Any Roland DG Employee Can Build Any Product Date: Jun ...

Roland DG Corporation - Color (Wide-format Printers)

Roland DG Corporation – Worldwide leader in the Wide-format Pr...

Roland DG Corporation is a worldwide leader in the sign, graphic arts, fine art, vehicle graphics, UV, photography, engraving and 3D modeling industries. ...

Kyoto Seisakusho Co., Ltd. - Packaging Machines for Medical

Kyoto Seisakusho Co., Ltd. – Manufacturing of packaging machin...

Kyoto Seisakusho is the leader in providing manufacturers with a complete integrated solution to various efficiency, energy and cost saving questions. Our...

Interphex Japan 2014 - Photo

INTERPHEX JAPAN 2014 – 27th Int’l Pharmaceutical R&...

INTERPHEX JAPAN 2014 Dates: July 2(Wed) - 4(Fri), 2014 Open Hours: 10:00-18:00 (10:00-17:00 on July 4) Venue: Tokyo Big Sight Organised by: Reed Exhib...

Kuken Kogyo Co., Ltd. - Damper

Kuken Kogyo Co., Ltd. – Leading manufacturer of cooling tower ...

Kuken Kogyo is the pioneer manufacturer of cooling towers in Japan. We have been developing products of high quality and performance, enhancing people's l...

Tagawa Sangyo Co., Ltd. - Lumie Cube 02

Tagawa Sangyo Co., Ltd. – Surface coatings with using Japanese...

Tagawa Sangyo Co., Ltd. is Japan’s leading manufacturer of lime plaster "Japanese Shikkui" products, researcher of sustainable building materials, and int...

Kyushu Nanotec Optics Co., Ltd. - Sample2

Kyushu Nanotec Optics Co., Ltd. – Manufacturing of Liquid Crys...

Kyushu Nanotec Optics produce functional film sheet, and related products. What is functional film sheet? Functional film sheet can electronically con...

Japan capital investment up for 4th quarter

Japan corporate capital investment topped $121 bil. in Q1 of this ye...

Japan capital investment up for 4th quarter Date: Jun 2, 2014 Source: NHK World Japanese companies are putting more money into equipment and machiner...

NSSC FW Series - World\'s first stainless steel

Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corporation – Prod...

NSSC, the largest stainless steel manufacturer in Japan, was established in October 2003 through the consolidation of the stainless steel divisions of Nip...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) observing an artefact at the Japan Creative Centre.

Different mutual exchanges in the area of art crafts between Japan a...

Art crafts exchanges will contribute to ASEAN, Japan ties: Abe Date: May 31, 2014 Source: Channel NewsAsia Different mutual exchanges in the area of ...

Taiseiplas - Joining technology for automatic insertion of metal injection mold to automatic feeding/disconnect of resin mold product assembly and injection of different resins

Taiseiplas Co., Ltd – Manufacturing of original equipment for ...

Business Lines: Researche, development and sales for synthetic resin treatment, and original equipments. Provision of expertise and technology rel...

Record rise for summer bonuses 2014

Record rise for summer bonuses this year in Japan. Bonus per worker ...

Record rise for summer bonuses this year Date: May 29, 2014 Source: NHK World Many big companies in Japan will hand out bigger employee bonuses thi...

Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd. - Ankle Joint Prosthesis

Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd. – Manufacturing of medical devices...

Nakashima Medical entered into the new field of "joint replacement" by making use of the processing technology it has applied to marine equipment for over...

Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda and Mitsubishi Motors

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi Motors established the charging...

4 major carmakers set up charging company Date: May 27, 2014 Source: NHK World Japan's 4 major carmakers have jointly set up an electric-car charging...

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. - 0.05 mm Thick Glass

Japan glass maker develops world’s thinnest sheet float glass ...

AGC Succeeds in Rolling SPOOLTM, a 0.05 mm-thick Sheet Glass - Resulting in a 1,150 mm-wide, 100 m-long roll of the world's thinnest float glass Date: Ma...

Restaurant Sales Report Apr

Japan Restaurant sales were up 2.3% in April from the same month las...

Restaurant sales rose 2.3% in April Date: May 26, 2014 Source: NHK World Restaurant chains across Japan brushed off the impact of the April consumpti...

Vegetable Factory Business - Oji Green Resources Co.

In Japan, vegetable factories market size is expected to reach 15.2 ...

Japan: More firms entering vegetable factory business Date: Apr 29, 2014 Source: Fresh Plaza AIZUWAKAMATSU, Japan — An increasing number of companies...

Photo: The Yomiuri Shimbun - New Daichi satellite put into orbit

Japan H-2A rocket was successfully launched with observation satelli...

New Daichi satellite put into orbit Date: May 24, 2014 Source: The Japan News TANEGASHIMA, Kagoshima (Jiji Press)—An H-2A rocket was successfully lau...

Asahi Glass Co. developed lightweight solar panel is reduced 50% wei...

AGC Unveils Lightjoule, an Ultra-lightweight Solar Panel - With the use of Leoflex™, the panel weight reduced by nearly 50% Date: May 23, 2014 Source: A...

Hitachi High-Tech and Air Water Inc.

Hitachi High-Tech and Air Water Inc., establish joint venture for L...

Joint Venture Established for Manufacture and Sales of LNG Shipping Containers in North America Date: May 20, 2014 Source: Hitachi High-Technologies Cor...

Air Water Inc. - Industrial Gas Business

Air Water Inc. – We engage in industrial fields such as electr...

Air Water was established in 1929, based on gas such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and acetylene for industrial and medical applications. We've been expandi...

Air Water Plant & Engineering Inc. - Compact Nitrogen Gas Generator

Air Water Plant & Engineering Inc. – Manufacturing of gas...

Our company, Air Water Plant & Engineering Inc., is a professional group specializing in general engineering in the field of industrial gas, underpinned b...

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Japanese advertising company “Dentsu” announced “2014 Hit Products in Japan” and “2015 Expected Hit Products”

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 11/28/2014

2014 Hit Products in Japan and 2015 Expected Hit Products

Dentsu Announces “2014 Hit Products in Japan”
Date: Nov 27, 2014
Source: Dentsu Inc.

- The movie “Frozen,” talking mascot characters and Tokyo Skytree chosen as the top three -
Dentsu Inc. announced today the release of its “2014 Hit Products in Japan” report. Produced as part of a series that has been chronicling hit products since 1985, the latest report examines major trends that represented the consumer mindset in 2014. It is based on an Internet survey of Japanese consumers carried out in November 2014 by Dentsu Macromill Insight, Inc.

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Japan Crowned Strongest Country Brand 2014

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports | 11/27/2014

Country Brand Index 2014-15 Logo

FutureBrand launches the Country Brand Index 2014-15
Date: Nov 11, 2014
Source: FutureBrand by FutureBrand, Press Release

Japan Crowned Strongest Country Brand 2014
Today, FutureBrand reveals its latest ranking of the world’s leading country brands. Asia tops the Country Brand Index (CBI), with Japan at number one for the first time in the report’s history.

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Japanese electronic components manufacturer “Murata” joins EcoCampus research program in Singapore

| Green Business News, News | 11/26/2014

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. - Smart Energy Management System

Murata Joins Singapore’s EcoCampus Initiative
Date: Nov 26, 2014
Source: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) signed a Research Collaboration Agreement on 14 November 2014. This marks Murata’s entry into the EcoCampus research program, led by the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N). The NTU Singapore’s EcoCampus initiative is a novel campus-wide sustainability framework with demonstration sites to achieve 35% reduction in energy, water, and waste intensity by 2020, transforming the university campus into one of the most environmentally friendly university campuses in the world.

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Japanese traditional paper “Washi” techniques registered as UNESCO heritage

| Culture and Society News, News | 11/26/2014

'Washi' skills listed as cultural heritage

‘Washi’ skills listed as cultural heritage
Date: Nov 26, 2014
Source: NHK World

UNESCO has decided to add the traditional techniques of crafting Japanese-style “washi” paper to its list of intangible cultural heritage. A UNESCO intergovernmental committee made the decision at a meeting held at the organization’s headquarters in Paris on Wednesday.

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Japan’s exports rise most in 8 months in recovery sign. It’s highest level since Jun 2012

| Economy & Markets News, News | 11/25/2014

Japan's Exports Rise Most in 8 Months in Recovery Sign

Japan’s Exports Rise Most in 8 Months in Recovery Sign
Date: Nov 19, 2014
Source: Nikkei

TOKYO — Japanese exports are increasing as the impact of the falling yen finally starts to emerge via lower prices for goods sold overseas.

The Cabinet Office said Thursday that the seasonally adjusted export volume index for October came to 92.7, up 2.2% from September and the second straight month of gains. The index hit its highest level since June 2012. The benchmark of 100 is set at 2010 levels.

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Fuel cell vehicles sales expected to reach 400,000 by 2030 in Japan

| Green Business News, News | 11/25/2014

Sales Forecast for Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Fuel cell vehicles sales expected to grow
Date: Nov 24, 2014
Source: NHK World

A survey conducted by a Japanese research firm projects that by 2030, one out of every ten new cars sold in Japan will be eco-friendly fuel cell model. Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting estimates domestic sales of fuel cell vehicles will increase from 10,000 units in 2018 to 50,000 in 2020, and reach 400,000 in 2030.

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Asahi Kasei’s UVC LEDs is expected to use for monitoring of chemicals and drinking water quality inspection

| Green Business News, News, Science and Technology News | 11/24/2014

Asahi Kasei's UVC LEDs

High-Output UVC LEDs Now Available For Delivery
Date: Nov 18, 2014
Source: Asahi Kasei Corp.

Start of commercial production of high-output UVC LEDs and launch of Optan™ products for analytical and instrumentation applications.

Asahi Kasei Group company Crystal IS, Inc. of the US has started commercial production of high-output UVC* LEDs at Asahi Kasei facilities in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, and launched the sale of Optan™ UVC LEDs for analytical and instrumentation applications such as monitoring of chemicals in pharmaceutical manufacturing and drinking water quality inspection and control.

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Investor hopes for a release of fresh economic policies by PM Abe

| Economy & Markets News, News | 11/24/2014

November 21, 2014 - Press Conference by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Tokyo stocks rise on hopes for new economic policies by Abe
Date: Nov 21, 2014
Source: Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) –Tokyo stocks edged higher Friday on investor hopes for a release of fresh economic policies by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later in the day in the wake of the dissolution of the lower house.

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SEMICON Japan 2014 – Microelectronics Manufacturing Technologies

| Events, Science and Technology Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 11/23/2014

SEMICON Japan 2014 - Photo

SEMICON Japan 2014
Date: Dec 3(Wed)–5(Fri), 2014
Time: 10:00am-17:00pm
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan
Organizer: SEMI Japan
Contact: Tel +81-3-3222-5988 / +81-3-3222-5757
E-mail: jcustomer@semi.org
Official Website: www.semiconjapan.org

SEMICON Japan exhibitors represent the leading manufacturing technology companies covering the spectrum of the microelectronics industries with regular exhibiting zones and technology and market focused pavilions.

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The 3rd Renewable Energy Industrial Fair 2014 (REIF Fukushima 2014)

| Energy Events & Expo, Events, Fukushima Events & Expo | 11/23/2014

REIF Fukushima 2014 - Logo

The 3rd Renewable Energy Industrial Fair 2014
Date: Dec 3(Wed)–4(Thu), 2014
Time: 10:00am-17:00pm
Venue: BIG PALLETTE FUKUSHIMA
Organizer: Fukushima Prefectural Government, FCIP
Contact: Tel +81-24-959-1961 / +81-24-959-1952
E-mail: reif-fukushima@f-open.or.jp
Official Website: reif-fukushima.jp/english2014/

Renewable Energy Industrial Fair 2014
Fukushima prefecture promotes introduction of renewable energy as one of the main measures forrevival from earthquake disasters. We will hold this fair for accumulate and promote renewable energy industries and its associates, to support business expansion entrepreneur in and out of Fukushima.

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Alps electric’ cockpit equipped with variety of modules combining core Alps technologies

| News, Science and Technology News | 10/08/2014

With Alps Electric's Premium Cockpit

New sensor tech gives drivers control with a glance or gesture
Date: Oct 9, 2014
Source: Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Alps Electric‘s new driver assistance system lets motorists control their car’s heads-up display with a glance and lock or unlock the doors with the mere wag of a finger.

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Japan successfully launched next-generation weather satellite “Himawari 8″

| News, Science and Technology News | 10/07/2014

Japan lofts Himawari 8 weather satellite via H-IIA rocket

Himawari 8 successfully launched
Date: Oct 6, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japan successfully launched its next-generation weather satellite atop an H2A carrier rocket and sent it into initial orbit as scheduled on Tuesday.

The rocket lifted off at 2:16 PM with a roar from the launch pad at the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

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Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 to 3 Japanese Professors, Akasaki, Amano, Nakamura

| Awards and Honors, Key Persons Reports, Reports | 10/07/2014

The principle for a light-emitting diode – LED (upper left) and an example of a blue LED lamp.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014
Date: Oct 7, 2014
Source: Nobelprize.org

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”.

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Sharp’s “8K full-spec LCD Display” receives Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award of “CEATEC AWARD 2014″

| Awards and Honors, News, Reports, Science and Technology News | 10/07/2014

Sharp Corporation - Full-Spec 8K LCD Display

Sharp’s “8K full-spec LCD Display” receives Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award of “CEATEC AWARD 2014″ in Japan
Date: Oct 7, 2014
Source: Sharp Corporation

Sharp’s “8K full-spec LCD display” exhibited at CEATEC Japan, a comprehensive annual exhibition showcasing the latest in IT and electronics from October 7 to 11, has received “Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award of CEATEC AWARD 2014″.

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Japan plan to utilize surplus electricity of renewable energy for producing hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles

| Energy News, News | 10/06/2014

Using hydrogen produced with excess power from renewable energy sources.

Surplus green energy eyed for fuel-cell cars
Date: Oct 06, 2014
Source: The Japan News

The Yomiuri Shimbun – The Environment Ministry will begin a model project in which surplus electricity generated from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, will be utilized to produce hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles.

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Mitsubishi develops high-speed AGT System Capable of Speeds up to 120kph

| Transportation News | 10/04/2014

MHI - High-speed Automated Guideway Transit System

MHI Develops High-speed Automated Guideway Transit System Capable of Speeds up to 120 Kilometers Per Hour – New Offering Will Dramatically Expand the Global Market -
Date: Oct 2, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI)

Tokyo, October 2, 2014 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed the development of a high-speed Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) System achieving a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour (kph), roughly the twice the speed compared to current so-called “automated guideway transit system.”

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Panasonic’s Robotic Technology for Welfare

| Science and Technology Events & Expo, Tokyo Events & Expo | 10/04/2014

Self-reliance support robot (prototype) helps users get in and out of bed.

Panasonic’s Robotic Technology Helps Deliver “A Better Life” to the World of Welfare
Date: Oct 3, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Tokyo, Japan – Panasonic Corporation is taking part in the 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2014, which is being held at the Tokyo Big Sight from October 1 to 3, 2014.

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Panasonic developed industry’s smallest pin-size lithium ion battery for wearable gadgets

| Energy News | 10/03/2014

Panasonic - Smallest Lithium Ion Battery

Panasonic Commercializes the Industry’s Smallest*1 Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery
Date: Oct 3, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed a Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices. This product, on top of being the industry’s smallest cylindrical shaped rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, features the high reliability and high output required for near-field communications (NFC). Mass production and shipping are planned to begin in February, 2015 with a monthly production of one hundred thousand units.

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Suzuki Motor has unveiled the all-new SUV VITARA at the Paris Motor Show

| Transportation News | 10/03/2014

Suzuki - VITARA 03

Suzuki Motor Corporation has unveiled the all-new SUV VITARA at the Paris Motor Show, which is being held from 2 October, 2014.
Date: Oct 3, 2014
Source: Suzuki Motor Corporation

The all-new SUV VITARA is a whole new compact SUV, which has evolved in every aspect such as driving, safety, and environmental performances, and design, while inheriting qualification as genuine four-wheel-drive vehicle and SUV derived from JIMNY, VITARA, and GRAND VITARA. It has not only pursued excellent driving performance, but has been developed as a car that can reflect the user’s lifestyle.

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Many Japanese cosmetic and health products are getting popular in Asia

| Health & Beauty | 10/03/2014

ORBIS Inc.

Japanese beauty, health products favourite among women
Date: Sep 30, 2014
Source: ABP News – by ANI

Tokyo: Oil free cosmetics are a favorite of every woman. In Japan, manufacturers give special emphasis to cosmetics which are “safe” for every skin.

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11 Japanese companies to gather for producing methane hydrate from offshore

| Energy News | 10/01/2014

Japan Petroleum Exploration Company Limited (JAPEX)

Establishment of New Company for Participation in R & D Project of Pore-filling Type Methane Hydrate
Date: Oct 1, 2014
Source: Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX)

It is pleased to announce that Japan Methane Hydrate Operating Co., Ltd. (JMH) was established on October 1, 2014 aiming to participate in the Medium to Long-term Offshore Production Test from pore-filling type methane hydrate which will be conducted by the Japanese government.

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Toshiba Starts Indoor Vegetable Farm Business in Yokosuka, Kanagawa

| Foods and Drinks News, Green Business News, Kanagawa News | 10/01/2014

Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture.

Toshiba Starts Vegetable Production at Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka – Aims to produce 3 million bags of vegetables a year -
Date: Sep 30, 2014
Source: Toshiba Corporation

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (Tokyo: 6502) today announced that it has begun production of vegetables at the Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka, a plant factory in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture. Shipment of the first crop is scheduled for the end of October.

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Japanese Gov. selected 37 “Super Global Universities” to strengthen international competitiveness

| Economy & Markets News, Fukuoka News, Kanagawa News | 09/29/2014

Japan global universities

37 “global universities” selected
Date: Sep 27, 2014
Source: The Japan News

Jiji Press – The education ministry has said it will help finance the globalization and personnel training programs of 37 universities in the country, including the University of Tokyo, to strengthen their international competitiveness.

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Robot Suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) was published in US medical magazine “Neurology”

| Science and Technology News | 09/27/2014

CYBERDYNE Inc. - Robot Suit HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb)

Article regarding efficacy of HAL For Medical Use was published in US medical magazine “Neurology”
Date: Sep 22, 2014
Source: CYBERDYNE Inc.

Following an acceptance in “The Spine Journal” (*note), an article was published in the renowned neurological magazine “Neurology“, showing the medical efficacy for acute spinal cord injury patients in Bergmannsheil University hospital in Germany.

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Murata’s Robot Cheerleaders Achieve Highly Synchronized Dancing

| Science and Technology News | 09/27/2014

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. - Robot Cheerleaders

Murata’s Robot Cheerleaders Achieve Highly Synchronized Dancing – Showcasing advanced technologies for flawless stability and synchronization -
Date: Sep 25, 2014
Source: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Tokyo, September 25, 2014 – Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a global leader in advanced electronic components and solutions, today unveiled its latest innovation, the Murata Cheerleaders, a team of small robots that uses the latest sensing and communication technologies, as well as advanced group control technology to achieve perfect stability and flawless synchronized dancing.

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has received order concentrating solar power system from Japanese Gov.

| Energy News, Kanagawa News | 09/26/2014

HSTS solar thermal collecting system

BHK Selected by Ministry of Environment to Develop CSP Technology – Targeting Establishment of Low-cost, Highly Operational System -
Date: Sep 26, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

Yokohama, September 26, 2014 — Babcock-Hitachi K.K. (BHK), a group company of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS), has been contracted by Ministry of the Environment to develop the technology for a concentrating solar power (CSP) system as one of its 2014 projects to develop and verify technologies for enhancing measures to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The contract calls for BHK to develop a low-cost, highly operational solar power generation system. MHPS will also participate, and after the two companies integrate effective October 1, MHPS will carry on the contracted work in full.

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Japan’s largest department store group, Isetan Mitsukoshi, to further expand hospitality for foreign visitors

| Travel and Tourism News | 09/24/2014

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings - for Foreign Visitors

Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Japan’s largest department store group, to further expand hospitality for visitors from abroad following revision to tax exemption system on Oct. 1
Date: Sep 24, 2014
Source: Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.

The Isetan Mitsukoshi group, the largest department store group in Japan, will expand its hospitality services for the growing number of foreigners visiting Japan, including setting up or enlarging duty-free counters to expedite procedures for tax-exempt purchases and offering multilingual catalogs to make shopping more convenient and enjoyable, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. announced Sept. 24.

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Japanese steel bridge manufacturer Komaihaltec Inc. gets tailwind from midsize turbine business

| Chiba News, Energy News, Green Business News | 09/23/2014

Wind turbines generate electricity at Komaihaltec's plant in Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture.

Komaihaltec gets tailwind from midsize turbine business
Date: Sep 23, 2014
Source: Nikkei Asian Review – by TAKAHISA MIWA

TOKYO — Bridge and steel frame manufacturer Komaihaltec has caught wind of a new market opportunity, selling midsize wind turbines for use in mountainous regions, remote islands and other areas where power supplies are inadequate.

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Google Helps Japanese Game Makers Expand Overseas

| Science and Technology News | 09/23/2014

2014 Tokyo Game Show

Google Helps Japanese Game Makers Expand Overseas – Nation of Gaming Fans Hope to Bring Domestic Hits to New Audiences
Date: Sep 18, 2014
Source: The Wall Street JournalBy ERIC PFANNER And MAYUMI NEGISHI

CHIBA, Japan—Japanese game developers have built a $6 billion industry, the world’s largest, by helping the nation’s mobile-phone users pass time during breaks or on the subway with such local hits as “White Cat Project” and “Monster Strike“.

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Japanese Multinational Imaging Company, Ricoh Launches 3D Printing Related Business

| Science and Technology News | 09/20/2014

Ricoh - Logo

Tokyo, September 8, 2014 –Ricoh Company, Ltd. today announced the launch of an additive manufacturing business (AM Business) centered on 3D printers. Through this new business, Ricoh will sell 3D printers and its associated output service directly to manufacturing customers, as well as provide consulting services to these customers using first-hand knowledge and experience.

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BioJapan 2014 World Business Forum in Yokohama, Japan

| Events, Kanagawa Events & Expo, Science and Technology Events & Expo | 09/20/2014

BioJapan 2014 World Business Forum - Banner2

BioJapan 2014 World Business Forum
Date: Oct 15(Wed)–17(Fri), 2014
Time: 10:00am-17:00pm (8:30- Partnering)
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama, Japan
Organizer: BioJapan Organizing Committee
Contact: Tel +81-3-3219-3565 / Fax +81-3-3219-3628
E-mail: biojapan@ics-inc.co.jp
Official Website: www.ics-expo.jp/biojapan/

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Fukuoka Gov. expect a lot [from FCVs] in terms of revitalising Fukuoka’s local economy

| Energy News, Fukuoka News, Green Business News, Kyushu News, Science and Technology News | 09/19/2014

Fukuoka Gov. Hiroshi Ogawa, right, visits an FCV exhibition on Aug. 19 in Fukuoka.

Fuel-cell cars to hit market in ’15
Date: Sep 13, 2014
Source: The Japan News by Naoki Ogawa and Hajime Yamagishi
Fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs), which use hydrogen and have zero emissions, will soon be on the market. Toyota Motor Corp. is scheduled to release the “ultimate eco-friendly cars” by the end of this fiscal year, which ends on 31 March.

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