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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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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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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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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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Japan Govt plans to start 4K and 8K television for Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016

| Science and Technology News | 08/31/2014

8K Super Hi-Vision TV

Tests of 4K, 8K broadcasts eyed for 2016
Date: Aug 31, 2014
Source: Jiji Press

The government plans to start ultrahigh-definition 4K and 8K television broadcasting on broadcast satellite TV channels on a trial basis in 2016 when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics will be held.

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H-IIA Rocket No. 25 will be launched with Geostationary Meteorological Satellite on Oct 7

| Kagoshima News, Kyushu News, Science and Technology News | 08/13/2014

H-IIA Launch Vehicle

Launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 25
Date: Aug 7, 2014
Source: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) decided to launch the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 25 (H-IIA F25) with the Geostationary Meteorological Satellite “Himawari-8″ onboard in the following schedule.

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NEC Corporation to participate in the New Trans-Pacific Cable System “FASTER” project

| Science and Technology News | 08/12/2014

New Trans-Pacific Cable System "FASTER"

A Global Consortium to Build New Trans-Pacific Cable System “FASTER”
Date: Aug 11, 2014
Source: NEC Corporation

Contract has been awarded to NEC to build new 60Tb/s system expected to be ready-for-service during the second quarter of 2016

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Japan’s Meteorological Agency start new rain forecasting system. It’s 16 times as much accuracy as current system

| News, Science and Technology News | 08/06/2014

Japan Meteorological Agency - Precipitation Nowcast: 250m Resolution (New)

New rain forecasting system to start
Date: Aug 6, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japan’s Meteorological Agency (JMA) will start using a new online forecasting system to track the strength of rainfall and movement of rain clouds. The system is capable of following rapid movement by rain clouds in a much more localized area.

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Japanese electronics maker NEC is eyeing rising global demand for satellites

| Science and Technology News | 07/02/2014

NEC - METI ASNARO Project

NEC to seek satellite orders from abroad
Date: Jul 2, 2014
Source: NHK World

Japanese electronics maker NEC is eyeing rising global demand for satellites. The company has unveiled a new plant to produce satellites in Tokyo.

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Japanese Univ. Keio start clinical trial to ease paralysis and other conditions stemming from spinal cord injuries

| Science and Technology News | 06/19/2014

Keio University

Keio Univ. to test injections to ease spinal cord injuries
Date: Jun 19, 2014
Source: The Japan News

Jiji Press: A team led by Keio University said it will start a clinical trial aiming to ease paralysis and other conditions stemming from spinal cord injuries by beginning treatment on patients soon after they are injured.

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Toyota and Panasonic Co-developing Cloud Service that Links Cars to Home Appliances

| Aichi News, Osaka News, Science and Technology News | 06/12/2014

Toyota and Panasonic, how the jointly-developed home appliance control system works

Toyota and Panasonic Co-developing Cloud Service that Links Cars to Home Appliances
Date: Jun 9, 2014
Source: Panasonic Corporation

Toyota City / Osaka, Japan, June 9, 2014 – Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation are jointly developing a service that links cars with home appliances. A new service will be launched as soon as the second half of this year.

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Sanford-Burnham and Daiichi Sankyo are teaming up with to develop drugs to fight the pandemic of cardiovascular-metabolic diseases

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 05/21/2014

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research

Sanford-Burnham, Japanese firm to study metabolic drugs
Date: May 20, 2014
Source: Orlando Sentinel – By Scott Powers

Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona are teaming up with a Japanese pharmaceutical company to develop drugs to fight the pandemic of cardiovascular-metabolic diseases that lead to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, peripheral artery diseases and other killers.

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Shimadzu has developed a blue direct diode laser in a world’s first

| News, Science and Technology News | 10/13/2013

Shimadzu: Blue Direct Diode Laser

Development of a Blue Direct Diode Laser, Providing Industry – Leading High brightness Levels
Date: Oct 10 2013
Source: SHIMADZU Corporation

In a World’s First, Machining by Blue Laser Is Now Possible
Shimadzu has developed a blue direct diode laser, thereby providing industry-leading high brightness levels. The 10-W type will be placed on reference exhibit at InterOpto 2013 (October 16th to 18th at Pacifico Yokohama, Japan).

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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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H-3 rocket to be developed in fiscal 2020

| Kagoshima News, News, Science and Technology News | 05/18/2013

H3 Rocket

H-3 rocket to be developed
Date:May 18, 2013
Source: The Yomiuri Shimbun

Japanese government panel on space policy tentatively agreed on Friday to start developing a large, next-generation rocket next fiscal year, aiming to shift the design and development of the new device to private companies to reduce costs.

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Mitsubishi Electric to Deliver Two Communication Satellites to Turkey

| News, Science and Technology News | 03/08/2011

Mitsubishi Electric to Deliver Two Communication Satellites to Turkey

Mitsubishi Electric to Deliver Two Communication Satellites to Turkey
Date: March 8 2011
Source: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a turnkey contract to deliver the Turksat 4A and Turksat 4B communications satellite to satellite operator Turksat Satellite Communication and Cable TV Operation AS (Turksat AS). In-orbit deliveries are slated for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, respectively.

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