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Japanese Leading Sleep Solution Brand “Airweave” Expand New Duvet to US Market

| Aichi News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/15/2017

airweave - Duvet

airweave Unveils Hyperdown Duvet In The US

Date: Nov 15, 2017
Source: airweave

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2017Airweave, the leading sleep solution brand in Japan, forges into a new product category in the United States and unveils another innovative technology with the airweave Hyperdown Duvet.

With its unique composition and intelligent design, the Duvet features a proprietary synthetic fill (Hyperdown) that, thanks to its molecular makeup, is ultra-lightweight and has the ability to convert moisture into heat. In addition Hyperdown is antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and odor-resistant. The Duvet is encased in luxurious 449 thread count of cotton sateen, expertly finished so that it conforms to your body to stay in place while you sleep and provide maximum heat retention.

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World’s Largest Electrical Insulators Manufacturer NGK Insulators and Schneider Electric to Jointly Promote Best-in-Class Large Capacity Energy Storage System

| Aichi News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/10/2017

NGK's NAS battery

Schneider Electric and NGK Partner to Jointly Promote Best-in-Class Large Capacity Energy Storage System

Date: Nov 8, 2017
Source: NGK Insulators Ltd.

NAGOYA, Japan, November 8, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, along with NGK Insulators Ltd., the worldwide leader of manufacturing advanced ceramic products, announced on November 8 the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, the two companies will explore global opportunities to jointly market NGK’s NAS battery and Schneider Electric’s inverter (Conext* Core XC ES). *Conext is trademark of Schneider Electric.

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Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Expands Apartment Business in Indonesia

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/10/2017

Fujita Kanko's Apartment in Indonesia

Fujita Kanko Expands Business with Its First Serviced Apartment in Indonesia

Date: Nov 9, 2017
Source: Fujita Kanko Inc.

TOKYO, Nov. 9, 2017 – Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Inc. announced that the company will launch its first serviced apartment in Cikarang, located in Greater Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Construction is expected to start soon, with a scheduled opening in the fall of 2019.

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Wacom unveils the Pro Pen 3D for intuitive creating, sculpting and designing

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/08/2017

Wacom - Pro Pen 3D

3D at Your Fingertips

Date: Nov 7, 2017
Source: Wacom

TOKYO and PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 7, 2017 – Today Wacom announced the Wacom Pro Pen 3D, a digital pen equipped with new features empowering professional designers and artists to bring their best work to life. Designed for use on a Wacom MobileStudio Pro, Cintiq Pro or the 2017 Intuos Pro pen tablet, the new pen’s third button provides additional control options for 3D programs and applications – a feature frequently requested by creative professionals working in industrial design, game design, animation, virtual and augmented reality, and 2D and 3D art.

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Japanese engineering trading company Hakuto start to distribute Maxim Integrated’s products in Japan

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 11/07/2017

Hakuto Co., Ltd. and Maxim Integrated

Maxim Integrated and Hakuto Sign Japan Distribution Agreement

Date: Nov 7, 2017
Source: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif. and TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2017 – Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Hakuto Co., Ltd. on September 1, 2017.

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Panasonic Acquires IoT-centric AI products Developer Arimo to Accelerate AI/IoT-based Solutions Business

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Osaka News | 10/24/2017

Panasonic and Arimo

Panasonic Acquires Arimo, Deep Learning Innovator, to Accelerate the Growth of its AI/IoT-based Solutions Businesses

Date: Oct 24, 2017
Source: Panasonic Corporation

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 23, 2017 – Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has acquired Arimo Inc., a Mountain View, California-based leader in deep learning and behavioral artificial intelligence (AI). Ranked among the ten most innovative companies in data science by Fast Company Magazine in 2016, Arimo is developing IoT-centric AI products for commercial and manufacturing applications, which are associated with Big Data and Deep Learning. Through this acquisition, Panasonic plans to leverage Arimo’s data science expertise in solutions it provides to its B2B customers (including manufacturers) as well as in the housing business.

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Sony’s New CMOS Image Sensor Delivers Three Times the Horizontal Resolution Creating a New Level of Visibility and Safety for Automotive

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 10/24/2017

Sony: IMX324 CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras

Sony Releases the Industry’s Highest Resolution(*1) 7.42 Effective Megapixel Stacked CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras

Date: Oct 23, 2017
Source: Sony Corporation

- Sensor Delivers Three Times the Horizontal Resolution Creating a New Level of Visibility and Safety -

TOKYO, Oct. 23, 2017 – Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced the release of the IMX324, a new 1/1.7-type stacked CMOS image sensor equipped with the industry’s highest resolution*1 7.42 effective megapixel RCCC filter*2 for forward-sensing cameras in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). Sony will begin shipping samples in November 2017.

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Japan’s Largest Mobile App Analytics “App Ape” Launch to the US on November

| Chiba News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/23/2017

App Ape - Japanese Version

Japan’s Largest Mobile App Analytics “App Ape” is Heading to the U.S.

Date: Oct 20, 2017
Source: Fuller, Inc.

- App Ape Has Just Been Pre-launched, Targeting a Service Launch Upcoming Next Month -

CHIBA, Japan, Oct. 20, 2017 – Fuller, Inc., the largest mobile app market analytics provider in Japan, today announced the pre-launch of its analytics platform “App Ape” in the United States.

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System Developer OTSL Launch the World’s First Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar Simulator for Autonomous Driving

| Aichi News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 10/22/2017

Radar Simulation on 3DCG MAP

OTSL Announces World’s First Real-time Millimeter-wave Radar Simulator for Autonomous Driving at SystemC AMS & COSIDE User Group Meeting

Date: Oct 19, 2017
Source: OTSL Inc.

– Advanced Millimeter Wave Radar Simulator Reproduces Closer-to-reality Driving Situation in Virtual Space by Dynamic Simulation That Can Freely Move Virtual Models –

OTSL Inc., a short-distance wireless system and embedded system developer and distributor, announced a real-time millimeter-wave radar simulator for autonomous driving, the Advanced Millimeter Wave Radar Simulator (AMMWR Simulator), at the SystemC AMS & COSIDE User Group Meeting held in Munich, Germany, and hosted by COSEDA Technologies GmbH. AMMWR Simulator is the world’s first sensor simulator software for autonomous driving that enables dynamic real-time simulation.

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Japanese Heated Massage Chair Brand “Synca Wellness” Debuted in the USA

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Osaka News, Sports and Health News | 10/19/2017

Synca Wellness - Massage chair "CirC"

Synca Wellness Launches Their Premium Japanese Brand Synca Wellness in North America

Date: Oct 19, 2017
Source: Synca Wellness

COMPTON, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 – Synca Wellness launched its first premium branded massage chair – The CirC. Synca Wellness is based out of Osaka, Japan and produces premier, high-end, health and wellness products. The CIRC, the first in the line of many Synca creations is a premium, small platform, SL-Track massage chair designed for all adults.

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Shinkowa Pharmaceutical Start to Distribute the World’s First Supplements Containing β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN)

| Beauty & Fashion, Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 10/19/2017

NMN PURE 3000

Shinkowa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Distributor of the World’s First Supplements Containing β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN), Has Begun World-Wide Distribution of the Special Products “NMN PURE 3000″ and “NMN PURE 1500″

Date: Oct 18, 2017
Source: Shinkowa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

TOKYOShinkowa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. sells the first ever original supplements and cosmetics containing β-nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) under the “MIRAILAB” supplement brand and the “MIRAIDA” cosmetic brand, respectively. The company has begun world-wide distribution of the special supplement products “NMN PURE 3000″ and “NMN PURE 1500″, which contain high doses of NMN.

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Image solution company Socionext jointly developed a new image signal processor (ISP) with GoPro.

| Kanagawa News, Manufacturing and Production | 10/05/2017

New image signal processor GP1 for HERO6.

Socionext Collaborates with GoPro on GP1 Image Signal Processor, the Magic Behind HERO6 Black

Date: Oct 2, 2017
Source: Socionext Inc.

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Oct. 2, 2017 — Socionext Inc., a leading provider of SoC-based imaging solutions, today announced it has co-developed a powerful, efficient new image signal processor (ISP) based on Socionext’s Milbeaut® technology to power GoPro’s just-released HERO6 Black camera.

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Medical device company ARKRAY, Inc. start to sell the hemoglobin A1c testing device in US

| Kyoto News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 09/18/2017

ADAMS™ A1c HA-8180V System

ARKRAY launches ADAMS™ A1c HA-8180V System for hemoglobin A1c testing

Date: Sep 18, 2017
Source: U.S. ARKRAY, Inc.

EDINA, Minn., Sept. 18, 2017 — U.S. ARKRAY, Inc. (ARKRAY) announces the launch of the ADAMS™ A1c HA-8180V System for hemoglobin A1c testing. The system obtained FDA 510(k) clearance as an aid in the diagnosis and monitoring of individuals with diabetes.

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Japan’s solenoid manufacturer Takaha Kiko starts mass production of a nice clapping robot “Big Clappy”

| Fukuoka News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 09/17/2017

Big Clappy - Clapping Robot

Japan’s solenoid manufacturer Takaha Kiko starts mass production of a nice clapping robot “Big Clappy”

Date: Sep 17, 2017
Source: Takaha Kiko Co., Ltd.

Japan’s solenoid manufacturer leader Takaha Kiko announced to start mass production of robot “Big Clappy” in early 2018, and Bye Bye World, the manufacturer and distributor of Big Clappy, are currently accepting 100 pre-orders now.

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Japan’s Fiber Optic Products Manufacturer Furukawa Electric Plans to Expand Production Capacity to Meet World Demand

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 09/15/2017

Furukawa Electric and OFS Fitel, LLC

FEC Plans to Expand Production Capacity at OFS to Meet Global Demand

Date: Sep 15, 2017
Source: OFS Fitel, LLC

5G Wireless, Data Centers, Greater Digitization in Business, and FTTH increase optical fiber demand

TOKYO and NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 15, 2017 — Furukawa Electric Company (Furukawa Electric) today announces plans to nearly double its 2016 optical fiber manufacturing capacity by 2019 and to increase its optical fiber cable manufacturing capacity as well, thereby creating over 400 jobs over the next two years.

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Fuji Pigment established mass-produced process for Perovskite Quantum Dots. It has potential use in display, LED, and bio-imaging applications

| Hyogo News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 09/11/2017

emission spectra of perovskite quantum dots under 420 nm of irradiation light

Fuji Pigment Co., Ltd. Has Established a Manufacturing Process for Perovskite Quantum Dots

Date: Sep 11, 2017
Source: Fuji Pigment Co., Ltd.

  • A large-scale synthesis process for perovskite quantum dots has been established.
  • The narrow half width of the emission spectra of the quantum dots suggests their potential use in display, LED, and bio-imaging applications.

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German chemical company Henkel opens composites test center in Kanagawa, Japan

| Kanagawa News, Manufacturing and Production, News | 07/29/2017

Henkel-Logo

Henkel opens composites test center in Japan

Date: July 24, 2017
Source: CompositesWorld By JEFF SLOAN

The Henkel Composite Lab, in Isogo-ku, will allow automotive suppliers to develop and test production-ready composite materials and manufacturing processes.

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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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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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NYK Line Build Japan’s First LNG-Fueled Tugboat with Dual Fuel Engine

| Manufacturing and Production | 08/08/2014

NYK LINE - LNG fueled tugboat

NYK to Build Japan’s First LNG-Fueled Tug
Date: Dec 24, 2013
Source: NYK Line

NYK will build a tugboat 1 featuring a dual fuel engine 2 that can be powered by either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or heavy oil. Other than LNG carriers, this tugboat will be the first building in Japan of an LNG-fueled vessel.

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Second largest Japanese life insurance company, Nippon Life start selling first Japan stock fund in India

| Manufacturing and Production | 08/05/2014

Nippon Life Insurance Company

Nippon Life to sell Japan stock fund in India
Date: Aug 3, 2014
Source: NHK World

India’s rich are increasingly looking for new ways to invest their money as the country’s economy continues to expand. To tap this growing demand, Japan’s leading life insurer is launching a mutual fund to be sold in India that focuses on Japanese stocks.

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INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic collaborate to accelerate development and early commercialization of OLED display panels

| Manufacturing and Production | 08/05/2014

JOLED Inc. - Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Japan Display Inc., Sony Corporation, Panasonic

INCJ, JDI, Sony and Panasonic announce the establishment of JOLED Inc. – A new integrated company in organic light-emitting diode display panels
Date: Jul 31, 2014
Source: Sony Corporation

Tokyo, July 31, 2014 — Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (“INCJ”), Japan Display Inc. (“JDI”), Sony Corporation (“Sony”), and Panasonic Corporation (“Panasonic”) announced today that they have executed a definitive agreement to establish a new company, JOLED Inc. (“JOLED”), to integrate Sony and Panasonic’s R&D functions for organic light-emitting diode (“OLED”) display panels.

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Sony commence selling in-house developed “SORPLAS™” flame-retardant recycled plastic material

| Green Business News, Manufacturing and Production | 08/04/2014

Sony - Sorplas

Sony commences external sales of SORPLAS™ flame-retardant recycled plastic material that achieves high durability and heat resistance, and comprises up to 99% recycled content
Date: Aug 4, 2014
Source: Sony Corporation

Tokyo, Japan — August 4, 2014 – Sony Corporation (“Sony“) today announced that from the beginning of October 2014, it will commence selling its flame-retardant recycled plastic, SORPLAS™ (Sustainable Oriented Recycled Plastic) outside the Sony Group, and will offer this product to a wide variety of manufacturing business operators such as consumer electronics retailers, both within Japan and abroad.

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Mitsubisi Receives Order for Three Automated People Mover (APM) Systems at Orlando International Airport

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 07/14/2014

Mitsubishi - APM System

MHI Receives Order for Three Automated People Mover (APM) Systems at Orlando International Airport
Date: Jul 17, 2014
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Tokyo, July 17, 2014 — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), with the cooperation of Sumitomo Corporation, has received an order to design, build, operate, and maintain three separate Automated People Mover (APM) systems at the Orlando International Airport (OIA) in Orlando, Florida, to be completed in 2018. With this fifth order, MHI will have seven Airport APM systems in the United States.

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Japanese 7-Eleven convenience store expand to Dubai, first in Middle East

| Manufacturing and Production | 06/17/2014

7-Eleven, Seven & I Holdings

7-Eleven to open in Dubai next year, first in Middle East
Date: Jun 17, 2017
Source: The National – By Sananda Sahoo

A convenience fixture around the world and in popular culture, name-checked in a U2 song and parodied on Grand Theft Auto, 7-Eleven will now launch in the UAE next year.

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Japanese house maker, electrical maker and automaker have jointly built new demonstration test house

| Manufacturing and Production | 06/16/2014

Smart House - 3 Japanese Firms

Sekisui House, Toshiba and Honda Embody 2020 Lifestyle of the Future with Real-World Smart House
Date: May 21, 2014
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

- Three Companies Conduct Joint Demonstration Testing Toward Practical Applications of Their Smart Community Technologies -

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Japan firms to produce 21% of major components of Boeing Aircraft 777X

| Manufacturing and Production, News | 06/12/2014

Japan Aircraft Industries (JAI) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI); Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI); Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI); ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd. (SMIC); and NIPPI Corporation (NIPPI)

Boeing says Japanese firms to build 21 pct of the 777X
Date: Jun 12, 2014
Source: FOX News (Original Source: Reuters)

Boeing Co said it will retain Japanese companies such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd as key partners in its commercial aircraft business, awarding them a 21 percent workshare of its latest jetliner, the 777X.

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Japan 8 automakers collaborate on r&d for 30% fuel efficient engines

| Manufacturing and Production, Transportation News | 05/19/2014

Japanese collaborate on r&d for new fuel efficient engines

Japanese collaborate on r&d for new fuel efficient engines
Date: May 19, 2014
Source: Automotive News – by Hans Greimel

TOKYO — Japan’s automakers, aiming to take the lead in fuel-efficient powertrains, have joined forces in a new consortium to develop the next generation of fuel-sipping combustion engines.

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Japanese smartphone makers introduce unique features abroad

| Kyoto News, Manufacturing and Production | 04/30/2014

Japanese Smartphone Makers

Smartphone makers introduce unique features abroad
Date: Apr 30, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japanese electronics manufacturers are trying to overcome sluggish domestic sales by introducing smartphones with unique features abroad.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Begins Construction of Next Generation Cruise Ships with Leading-edge Technologies

| Manufacturing and Production | 07/01/2013

MHI: AIDA Cruise Ship

MHI Begins Construction of New Generation AIDA Cruise Ships with Leading-edge Environmental Technologies
Date: June 30 2013
Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Tokyo, June 30, 2013 – Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) began construction at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of the first of two new generation cruise ships for AIDA Cruises, the German cruise company part of Costa Group, Europe’s largest cruise company member of Carnival Corporation & plc.

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Toyota Tsusho, Carrefour to form joint retail venture in Africa

| Manufacturing and Production | 06/03/2013

Toyota Tsusho Corp

Toyota Tsusho, Carrefour to form joint retail venture in Africa
Date: 5/30/2013
Source: Kyodo

NAGOYA – Trading house Toyota Tsusho Corp. and French supermarket operator Carrefour SA have announced they will set up a joint retail venture in Africa.

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