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Japan’s 10 Major Nightscape Cities in 2018

| Fukuoka News, Hokkaido News, Hyogo News, Kanagawa News, Kyoto News, Kyushu News, Nagasaki News, Ranking, Reports, Shizuoka News, Shizuoka Reports, Tokyo News, Tourism Reports | 10/29/2018

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Nagasaki, Sapporo and Kitakyushu City are selected as The New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities in 2018

Date: Oct 8, 2018
Source: YCVB

YCVB (General incorporated association YAKEI Convention & Visitors Bureau), working on the tourism industry in Japan, has announced “New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities”.

“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.

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Fujitsu partnership with Ericsson to deliver end-to-end 5G network solutions for the dynamic 5G market in Japan

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 10/26/2018

Fujitsu and Ericsson Logos

Fujitsu and Ericsson Team up on 5G Partnership

Date: Oct. 26, 2018
Source: Ericsson

TOKYO and STOCKHOLM, Oct. 26, 2018Fujitsu 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.

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Omron Launches “Collaborative Robot Arm” with vision functionalities – Users can take automate more complex tasks

| Kyoto News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/26/2018

Robot Arm with Vision System

OMRON to Launch TM Series Collaborative Robot Accelerating The Harmonization of Humans and Machines

Date: Oct 25, 2018
Source: Omron Corporation

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.

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NTT DOCOMO Launches IoT-driven Temperature-monitoring Service in USA – Its reduce food wastage and inefficiencies by visualizing refrigerator temperatures

| News, Science and Technology News | 10/23/2018

NTT Docomo - IoT-driven Temperature-monitoring Service

NTT DOCOMO Launches IoT-driven Temperature-monitoring Service in USA

Date: October 22, 2018
Source: NTT DOCOMO Inc. and NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc.

TOKYONTT 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.

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Japan Airlines Provides Discount Air Fares Services to Support Hokkaido

| Hokkaido News, News, Travel and Tourism News | 10/21/2018

Niseko Village Ski Resort in Hokkaido

Japan Airlines to Offer Discounted Fares and Launch Promotions to Revitalize the Region of Hokkaido

Date: Sep 24, 2018
Source: Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.

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.

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Yamagata Prefectural Government Released New Videos “STAY YAMAGATA – Spring and Summer Ver.” – 2017′s Autumn & Winter Videos Reached Over 8 Million Viewers

| News, Travel and Tourism News, Yamagata News | 10/18/2018

YAMAGATA - Zao

Yamagata Short PR Movies (Spring Version and Summer Version) for International Visitors out Now

Date: Oct.. 18, 2018
Source: Yamagata Prefectural Government

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.

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Medmain Inc., a medtech startup company, began pathology diagnostic software test in Japan, Thailand and Estonia

| Fukuoka News, News, Science and Technology News | 10/18/2018

Medmain Team and Osamu Iizuka, CEO (Center).

Medmain Inc. Set to Begin Hospital Testing Trials for PidPort

Date: Oct 18, 2018
Source: Medmain Inc.

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.

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OTSL Release 3D Autonomous Driving Simulator with World’s First Dynamic Real-time Simulation, Camera Simulator and Ultrasonic Simulator

| Aichi News, News, Transportation News | 10/17/2018

OTSL Inc. - COSMOsim

OTSL Completes 3D Real-time Sensor Simulator Product Lineup Aimed at Realizing Zero-Blind-Spot Autonomous Driving Simulatio

Date: Oct. 17, 2018
Source: OTSL Inc.

- Worldwide Simultaneous Release of 3 Products, New Infrared Simulator Enabling World’s First Dynamic Real-time Simulation, Camera Simulator, and Ultrasonic Simulator –

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KOKUYO, a Japanese stationery company, exhibit the 360-degree gliding chair “ing” at ORGATEC 2018 in Cologne, Germany

| Design and Manufacturing Events & Expo, Events, Osaka News | 10/17/2018

KOKUYO "ing" at Orgatech 2018

KOKUYO to Showcase the Revolutionary “360° Gliding Chair ing” at ORGATEC 2018

Date: October 16, 2018
Source: KOKUYO Co., Ltd.

OSAKA, JapanKOKUYO 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.

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Nippon Shokubai, a Japanese chemical company, develops forests of Banten bay for biodiversity preservation and preventing coastlines from being eroded

| Green Business News, News, Osaka News | 10/17/2018

Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forests of Banten Bay for Biodiversity Preservation

Nippon Shokubai Launches Social Contribution Program to Develop “Japan-Indonesia Friendship Forests of Banten Bay for Biodiversity Preservation”

Date: Oct. 16, 2018
Source: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.

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.

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Hotel JAL City Tokyo Toyosu will be opened near the world largest fish market in 2019

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 10/11/2018

Hotel JAL City Tokyo Toyosu - Image

Hotel JAL City Tokyo Toyosu to Open in 2019

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.

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Commercial drone service company “Terra Drone” acquires Swedish aerial robotics company “Inkonova AB”

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 10/11/2018

Drone mapping in the underground mining

Japan-based Terra Drone acquires significant stake in Inkonova

Terra Drone, a leading global commercial drone technology company, acquires a significant stake in Swedish aerial robotics for underground mining startup, Inkonova AB.

Date: Oct 11, 2018
Source: Terra Drone Corporation

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Advanced Software Technologies Developer “ACCESS” and Platform Developer With Deep Learning “LeapMind” Collaborate to Implement AI on Numerous IoT Devices with Low Power Consumption

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 10/11/2018

Combining ACCESS’ NetFront™ EdgeAI with LeapMind’s DeLTA-Lite

ACCESS to Collaborate with LeapMind to Implement AI on Numerous IoT Devices with Low Power Consumption

- Linking NetFront (TM) EdgeAI with DeLTA-Lite to Provide Integration Solution for Embedded Deep Learning on Small Edge Devices, Including Low Power Consumption SoC FPGAs -

Date: Oct 10, 2018
Source: ACCESS Co., Ltd.

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Colan Totte, Japanese health gear manufacture, begin selling new magnetic bracelet overseas

| News, Osaka News, Sports and Health News | 10/03/2018

COLANTOTTE LOOP QUON

A Magnetic Health Care Bracelet“COLANTOTTE LOOP QUON”overseas Launch Begins October 2018

Date: Oct 3, 2018
Source: Colan Totte Co., Ltd.

Colan Totte Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of magnetic medical device “Colantotte”, will begin selling the new magnetic bracelet “COLANTOTTE LOOP QUON” overseas in October 2018.

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Seiko’s luxury watch brand “Grand Seiko” launches the first independent Grand Seiko company in US

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 10/02/2018

Grand Seiko Collection

New Era for Grand Seiko Opens with Establishment of Grand Seiko Corporation of America

Date: Oct 2, 2018
Source: Seiko Watch Corporation

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.

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Medical software company “JIUN”, based in Fukuoka, has partnership with Sacramento Ultrasound Institute in Calif. to launch new PACS server

| Fukuoka News, News, Sports and Health News | 09/29/2018

Sacramento Ultrasound Institute & JIUN Corporation: DICOM Viewer Preview

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.

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Giant Panda’s baby born on August 14, 2018, is public debut now, and Adventure World is asking the internet to name new baby

| News, Travel and Tourism News | 09/27/2018

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Baby Giant Panda, Weighing Mere 75 Grams at Birth, Now on Public Display at Japan’s Adventure World – Taking Suggestions for Its Name from Sept. 13

Date: Sept. 27, 2018
Source: Adventure World

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.

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Konica Minolta establishes “Konica Minolta Precision Medicine Japan” to offer an integrated solution with high-end precision medicine tools and diagnostic services in Japan

| News, Sports and Health News, Tokyo News | 09/26/2018

Konica Minolta, Inc. - Logo

Konica Minolta Launches Dedicated Precision Medicine Business in Japan

Date: September 26, 2018
Source: Konica Minolta, Inc.

TOKYOKonica 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.

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Japanese Stationery Manufacturer “KOKUYO” Opens Pop-up Store in London from October 3 to 14

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Osaka News | 09/18/2018

THINK OF THINGS in LONDON

KOKUYO to Open Limited-time Pop-up Store of ‘THINK OF THINGS’ in London’s Shoreditch District

Date: Sep 07, 2018
Source: KOKUYO Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, Sept. 7, 2018KOKUYO Co., Ltd. will run a pop-up store of its Tokyo-based lifestyle shop & cafe “THINK OF THINGS” in the Shoreditch district, east London, Britain, from October 3 to 14.

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Descente, Japanese premium sportswear brand, establish Descente Athletic Americas Inc. in Atlanta, USA

| News, Osaka News, Sports and Health News | 09/17/2018

Japanese premium athletic apparel brand - Descente Athletic Americas Inc.

Premium Sportswear Brand, DESCENTE, to Expand Presence in the U.S.

Date: Sep 12, 2018
Source: Descente Athletic Americas Inc.

ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2018Descente, 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.

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Fuji Electric, a power electrical equipment manufacturer received order for geothermal power facility in Kenya

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 09/13/2018

Olkaria I Additional Unit 6 Geothermal Power Development Project

Fuji Electric Awarded Geothermal Power Station Contract in Kenya

Date: Sep 12, 2018
Source: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

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.

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Daiwa House will develop rental warehouse near Ho Chi Minh City – It’ll be the company’s first multi-tenant-type logistics facility in Vietnam

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 09/11/2018

D Project Rental Warehouse - Loc An Binh Son

Daiwa House to Start Work on Rental Warehouse outside Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam

Date: Sep 5, 2018
Source: Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

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.

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UNIQLO, a Japanese clothing brand, will open its first store in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in Fall 2019

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Yamaguchi News | 09/06/2018

UNIQLO - Logo

UNIQLO Launches in Vietnam in Fall 2019 – Recruitment to begin soon for first store in Ho Chi Minh City

Date: Aug 30, 2018
Source: Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.

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.

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Shiseido, a Japanese Cosmetics Maker, Announces Make-up & Hair Trends for Autumn / Winter 2018

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Tokyo News | 09/04/2018

Autumn/Winter 2018 Hair Trends 02 - Shiseido

Autumn/Winter 2018 Makeup & Hair Trends

Date: Aug. 6, 2018
Source: Shiseido Co., Ltd.

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.

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Construction of “Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field”, one of Japan’s public-private joint Fukushima reconstruction project, started

| Energy News, Green Business News, Kanagawa News, News | 09/04/2018

Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field - System Structure

NEDO, Toshiba, Tohoku Electric Power and Iwatani Start Construction of Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field

Date: Aug. 9, 2018
Source: NEDO

The new 10,000 kW class hydrogen production facility with world largest electrolysis will start supplying hydrogen in 2020

TOKYO – Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and Iwatani Corporation today announced that it has started construction of Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R), a large-scale hydrogen energy system in Namie-cho, Fukushima Prefecture.

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Japanese Medical Research Institute and Pharmaceutical Company Collaborate to Develop New Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

| Chiba News, News, Sports and Health News, Tokyo News | 09/03/2018

KinoPharma and QST

KinoPharma and National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology Launch Collaborative Research Project for Exploring New Drug Development for Alzheimer’s Disease

Date: Aug. 29, 2018
Source: KinoPharma, Inc.

KinoPharma, Inc., and the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology are pleased to announce that they have entered a contract for collaborative research on efficacy evaluation of the compound KPO1143, developed by KinoPharma, to prevent the accumulation of protein called tau (hereafter “tau protein”) (*1), which is considered a cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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@BactLAB™ can easily count the number of cultured bacteria (colonies) with a mobile app using AWS and AI

| News, Science and Technology News | 08/30/2018

Nissui Pharmaceutical - @BactLAB

Nissui Pharmaceutical Launches Global Colony Counter Service

Date: Aug. 30, 2018
Source: Nissui Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Nissui Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. is carrying out the trial operation to count colonies cultured in the “simple culture medium for bacteria counting CompactDry ™” by using the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud service and artificial intelligence (AI) technology for specific overseas customers from August 2018 as part of active investment in the new developing area. “CompactDry ™” is a major product of inspection reagents used for food quality inspection and sanitary control of manufacturing facilities.

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Located in Shinjuku, Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Offers Special Accommodation Package in Luxurious “Premier Grand” Club Floors for the LGBT Community

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 08/29/2018

Club Lounge

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Offers Special Accommodation Package in Our Luxurious “Premier Grand” Club Floors for the LGBT Community

Date: Aug 23, 2018
Source: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo

TOKYOKeio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will begin offering a special accommodation package in our luxurious “Premier Grand” club floors for the LGBT community.

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Japanese Biotech Company Announces 10,000 Times Higher Curcumin Concentration in Bloodstream Clearly Demonstrates Strong Efficacies with/without Oxaliplatin for Colon Cancer

| Kanagawa News, News, Sports and Health News | 08/23/2018

At the same time, CMG clearly demonstrates its safety as: No reduction in body weight of mice during the entire period of this test. No reduction of number of white blood cells (WBC) and platelet (PLT) on Day 21.

Therabiopharma (Japan Based Bio-Venture) Reports 10,000 Times Higher Curcumin Concentration in Bloodstream Clearly Demonstrates Strong Efficacies with/without Oxaliplatin in an Animal Study for Colon Cancer

Date: Aug 21, 2018
Source: Therabiopharma Inc.

KAWASAKI, JapanTherabiopharma, a Japan based bio-venture, reports that CMG(Curcumin Monoglucuronide) has proven:

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Thirty Four Co., Ltd. launches Japan’s first multilingual health care consultation app “UrDoc”

| Kanagawa News, News, Sports and Health News | 08/22/2018

UrDoc - Interface

One-Minute Health Care App for Foreign Nationals / Extra Income for Doctors During Downtime

Date: Aug 21, 2018
Source: Thirty Four Co., Ltd.

On Tuesday, August 21st, UrDoc (https://wwww-ur.doc.com), Meguro, Tokyo-based venture with the goal of breaking down borders in health care, will begin providing online health care consultation services with the release of the beta version of Japan’s first multilingual health care consultation app.

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Kirin Brewery’s Spring Valley Brewery Launch Limited-time Craft Beer and Deli Stand in Ginza, Tokyo

| Foods and Drinks News, Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 08/14/2018

Beer to Go by Spring Valley Brewery

Spring Valley Brewery Opens “Beer to Go by Spring Valley Brewery”, a Craft Beer and Deli Stand, in Ginza Park

Date: Aug 13, 2018
Source: Spring Valley Brewery Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, Aug. 13, 2018 – Starting from August 9, 2018, Spring Valley Brewery Co., Ltd (SVB), a subsidiary company of Kirin Brewery Company, will operate a limited-time craft beer and deli stand, “Beer to Go by Spring Valley Brewery” (“BTG”), in Ginza Sony Park. Additionally, from August 20, it will offer exclusive sales of brewed beverage “Summer Park Saison,” while stocks last.

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Panasonic Launch Shoe Deodorizer Using “nanoe X” on September

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Osaka News | 08/13/2018

Panasonic - Shoe Deodorizer MS-DS100

Panasonic Introduces the Shoe Deodorizer: Deodorizes Your Shoes While You Sleep

Date: August 10, 2018
Source: Panasonic Corporation

OSAKA, JapanPanasonic Corporation will begin selling a shoe deodorizer, the MS-DS100, equipped with “nanoe X” that generates 10 times(*2) more hydroxyl (OH) radicals than “nanoe” to remove unpleasant shoe odors in a simple way, on September 20, 2018 (in Japan only).

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