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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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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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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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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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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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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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World’s Most Advanced Japanese-made Massage Chair is Now Available at Dealers Nationwide

| News, Osaka News, Sports and Health News | 06/19/2018

Worlds Most Advanced Massage Chair

Synca Wellness Launches the Only Made-in-Japan Massage Chair to Feature a Foot Roller in All of North America

Date: Jun 18, 2018
Source: Synca Wellness

COMPTON, Calif., June 18, 2018Synca Wellness has officially launched the flagship of its massage chairs line nationwide: the JP1100. The JP1100 has won the 2017 Good Design Award and is designed by master engineers in Osaka Japan and manufactured by Japanese company that invented massage chairs in 1954. With key components manufactured by Hitachi and master upholstering done by the supplier to Nissan you know you’re getting a chair made with the best materials by the best craftsmen in Japan.

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Airweave, Japanese bedding maker announces new model “airweave Mattress Advanced” with DUAL MODE technology

| Aichi News, News, Sports and Health News | 06/13/2018

airweave - Mattress Advanced Airfiber

Innovative Japanese Mattress Brand Introduces The Airweave Advanced

Date: Jun 12, 2018
Source: airweave inc.

NEW YORK, June 12, 2018Airweave, the leading bedding brand of Japan, announces the launch of its latest mattress model to the US market, the Airweave Mattress Advanced. The experience is designed to satisfy a wider range of customers’ needs while still offering Airweave’s signature support and breathability which is scientifically proven to provide a deeper, more restorative sleep compared to traditional foam mattresses.

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Golf Digest Online, Japan’s Largest Golf Business Company, Expand Partnership with GOLFTEC to Grow Global Footprint and Golf Instruction, Club-Fitting Experiences

| News, Sports and Health News, Tokyo News | 06/05/2018

GOLFTEC - Golf Digest Online

GOLFTEC, Golf Digest Online (GDO-Japan) Expand Partnership to Grow Global Footprint and Golf Instruction, Club-Fitting Experiences

Date: Jun 01, 2018
Source: GOLFTEC

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 1, 2018Golf Digest Online (GDO), the largest online / offline golf conglomerate in Japan, has expanded its partnership with GOLFTEC, the world’s largest provider of premium golf lessons and club fittings at nearly 200 GOLFTEC centers internationally.

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ASICS Launches New Running Shoe GEL-KAYANO® 25 for Long Distance Runners

| News, Sports and Health News | 05/27/2018

GEL KAYANO 25

ASICS Launches The 25th Iteration Of The GEL-KAYANO® Series, Helping Runners Go The Distance

- ASICS NEXT-GENERATION TECHNOLOGY offers reinforced stability and protection for long distance runners -

Date: May 22, 2018
Source: ASICS

KOBE, Japan, May 22, 2018 – On June 1st, ASICS will officially launch the 25th iteration of its flagship stability shoe, the GEL-KAYANO®, which has set the benchmark for long-distance running since 1993.

Through ASICS’ unique approach to human-centric design, technological innovation, and dedication to excellence, every iteration of the GEL-KAYANO® series has been improved, offering runners increased protection and performance year after year. This series has broken boundaries in product innovation and has revolutionized the performance running category. In keeping with tradition, The GEL-KAYANO® 25 offers enhanced, state-of-the-art technology developed and tested specifically at ASICS’ Institute of Sport Science (ISS).

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Application for Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2018 has started from 4/13!

| Chiba Events & Expo, Events, News, Sports and Health News | 04/26/2018

Chiba Aqualine Marathon - Photo 01

Entry Applications for Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2018 to Open on April 13

Date: Mar 30, 2018
Source: Chiba Aqualine Marathon Planning Committee

On October 21 (Sunday), 2018, the “Chiba Aqualine Marathon 2018” will be held in Chiba Prefecture right next to Tokyo. The event has attractive features such as an exhilarating feeling stemming from running just above the Tokyo Bay Aqualine Expressway that cuts across the Tokyo Bay, and more than 300,000 people cheering on the roadside. This time, a combined total of 17,000 runners in full-marathon, half-marathon and wheelchair half-marathon competitions will be recruited.

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ASICS Releases New HYPERGEL-KENZEN™ Exclusively with Foot Locker

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Sports and Health News | 03/23/2018

ASICS HyperGEL-Kenzen Nylon Running Shoes

ASICS Unveils HYPERGEL™ Footwear Franchise

Date: Mar 19, 2018
Source: ASICS

BOSTON, March 19, 2018ASICS America Corporation, the true sport performance brand, today announced the launch of the brand’s newest HYPERGEL™ footwear franchise, unveiling the HYPERGEL-KENZEN™ exclusively with Foot Locker, Inc. The new line of footwear combines street style with high performance GEL® technology proprietary to ASICS, for all day and all night comfort.

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Triple W’s “DFree” wearable excretion prediction device, will be released in the US later this year

| News, Sports and Health News, Tokyo News | 03/05/2018

DFree - Placement Image

A Connected Wearable Device to Help People Get to the Bathroom Before It’s Too Late to Be Released in US Later This Year

Date: Mar 05, 2018
Source: Triple W

SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2018Triple W, a startup company that develops the first connected wearable device that can track the progression of bladder movements using non-invasive ultrasonic sensors, announced today that their product will be released in the US later this year.

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airweave will supply mattresses to U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s athletes to help them maximize performance throughout the year ahead

| Aichi News, News, Sports and Health News | 01/17/2018

airweave Portable mattresses is US Ski Team athlete, Alice McKennis (L), and US Snowboard Team athlete, Alex Deibold (R).

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Announces Global Partnership With airweave

Date: Jan 17, 2018
Source: airweave

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2018 – U.S. Ski & Snowboard has today announced that airweave is the latest world class brand to join the Olympic sports organization’s growing roster of partners as the Official Bedding Supplier. As a primary element of the partnership, airweave will supply mattresses to U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s athletes to help them maximize performance throughout the year ahead.

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Karate Master Adam Newhouse publish the “Black Belts Only” – Invisible but Lethal Power of Karate

| News, Sports and Health News | 11/26/2017

Adam Newhouse - Karate

New Book – Black Belts Only – Unlocks Karate’s Lethal Power; Decodes Language of Kata

Date: Nov 20, 2017
Source: Adam Newhouse

TOKYO, Nov. 20, 2017 – In his new book, Black Belts Only: The Invisible but Lethal Power of Karate, Adam Newhouse explains traditional Karate as if he was there at the art’s birth. At last, there is a book that (a) reveals the secrets of Kime (focused concentration) without which traditional Karate does not exist, (b) analyzes punching and blocking techniques from a fresh perspective, and, most importantly, (c) decodes the esoteric language of Kata.

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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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Japan’s bedding manufacturer airweave partnership with the USTA Player Development

| Aichi News, News, Sports and Health News | 09/06/2017

airweave Logo

airweave announces partnership with the USTA Player Development

Date: Sep 6, 2017
Source: airweave

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 — Continuing a history of supporting the training and development of top athletes, airweave has announced a new partnership with the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Player Development division. Airweave will be installing select mattress products at the USTA National Campus, providing athletes optimal rest and recovery to maximize their performance on and off the court.

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Toshiba opens healthcare technology center for develop next-generation products in Kanagawa

| News, Sports and Health News | 12/17/2014

Toshiba - Infinix Elite

Toshiba Opens Healthcare Technology Center and Enhances its Research and Development System in the Healthcare Business
Date: Dec 17, 2014
Source: Toshiba Corporation

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has opened the Healthcare Technology Center in the Komukai Complex in Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture today. The center is established for the purpose of expanding the healthcare business under the medium-term management plan, and will serve as a base for the development of next-generation products as well as research and development of differentiating technologies on mid- and long-term basis.

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Japan conducted world’s first surgery to implant “iPS” stem cells to restore human sight

| Sports and Health News | 09/13/2014

iPS cell treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

World’s 1st iPS transplant performed
Date: Sep 12, 2014
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

KOBE (Jiji Press) — A team led by RIKEN researcher Masayo Takahashi performed a transplant of retina cells on Friday on a woman suffering from an eye disease, in the world’s first clinical study using induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells.

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Japan Govt start to develop robot wheelchairs to read minds and moving automatically

| Health & Beauty, Sports and Health News | 08/31/2014

Robot Wheelchairs - Yomiuri Shimbun

Robot wheelchairs would read users’ minds
Date: Aug 30, 2014
Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry said it aims to start a project to develop “robot wheelchairs,” which detect the user’s intentions from their brain waves and automatically move in line with the user’s will.

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Japanese students learn how to guide tourists at 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

| Sports and Health News, Travel and Tourism News | 08/07/2014

Tokyo Olympics 2020

Students learn how to guide tourists at 2020 Games
Date: Aug 6, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japanese students are learning how to welcome foreign tourists and offer them hospitality (Omotenashi) in preparation for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

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Panasonic’s AV and security solutions has been active in the Soccer World Cup 2014 stadium in Brazil

| Osaka News, Sports and Health News | 06/25/2014

Panasonic's AV & Security Solutions To Be Active at the Stadiums in Brazil - 02

AV & Security Solutions To Be Active at the Stadiums in Brazil
Date: Jun 26, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic do Brasil (PANABRAS) installed that it has provided Arena Pantanal Stadium, one of the stadiums to be used in the Soccer World Cup 2014, with Panasonic’s wide variety of AV and Security Solutions.

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Tokyo Marathon 2014 – The 98th National Championship: Feb 23(Sun), 2014

| Sports and Health News, Tokyo Events & Expo, Tokyo News | 01/30/2014

Tokyo Marathon 2014

Tokyo Marathon 2014
Date: Feb 23(Sun), 2014
Official Site: www.tokyo42195.org/2014en/

About Tokyo Marathon
Around 36,000 runners run through the busy streets that are shut down to traffic, of Metropolitan Tokyo. At first to hold a Tokyo Marathon seemed like an unrealizable dream. But it became a reality in 2007 and as years pass, this city marathon became a race filled with many dreams.

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Yaskawa Develops an Ankle-Assist Walking Device for Those with Walking Impediments Caused by Stroke and Other Factors

| Fukuoka News, Kyushu News, News, Science and Technology News, Sports and Health News | 09/26/2013

YASKAWA Electric Corporation: Ankle-Assist Walking Device

Yaskawa Develops an Ankle-Assist Walking Device for Those with Walking Impediments Caused by Stroke and Other Factors
Date: September 9, 2013
Source: YASKAWA Electric Corporation

In a collaborative research effort with Shibaura Institute of Technology, Hiroshima University and Space Bio-Laboratories, Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Junji Tsuda, Representative Director, Chairman and President) has recently developed an ankle-assist walking device. Use of this device is expected to improve gait and restore the walking abilities of those with walking impediments caused by stroke and other factors. With the aim of making this device more useful and promoting its spread, Yaskawa will continue its clinical research efforts, collecting evidence (clinical results) showing its therapeutic value and continuing in its efforts to improve the device. Plans are to release the device to market in 2015.

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