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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shiseido Launch New Makeup Collection Worldwide Starting on Sep 1, 2018

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Tokyo News | 08/10/2018

SHISEIDO Makeup Collection September 2018

New SHISEIDO Makeup Collection, Featuring Skincare-like Light Textures and Bold Colors, to Launch on Saturday, September 1, 2018

Date: Aug. 1, 2018
Source: Shiseido Co., Ltd.

Shiseido Company, Limited (Shiseido) is launching a new makeup collection worldwide (21 products, 124 shades) starting from Saturday, September 1, 2018. The collection comes under the SHISEIDO brand, which is distributed in 88 countries and regions across the world.

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SmileMaker, Social Game Developer Launches HecatonCav Using Blockchain Technology

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 07/17/2018

SmileMaker - HecatonCave

SmileMaker Offers New Blockchain Technology Service, HecatonCave

Date: July 17, 2018
Source: SmileMaker Inc.

TOKYO – Social game and app planning, development and operation company SmileMaker Inc. (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Shinnosuke Udawaga, president) plans to begin offering HecatonCave in December 2018, a new service that facilitates the commercial use of blockchain technology. The service offering follows the release in mid-August of a browser game featuring HecatonCave.

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Daiwa House and Odakyu Electric Railway will jointly develop the first large-scale residential housing in New South Wales, Australia

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Osaka News, Tokyo News | 07/03/2018

Box Hill Project - Daiwa House Industry and Odakyu Electric Railway

Daiwa House Industry Announces “Box Hill Project,” First Large-Scale Joint Residential Housing Development Project in New South Wales, Australia

Date: July 2, 2018
Source: Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd.

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. and Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. are set to begin the “Box Hill Project (provisional name),” a large-scale residential housing development project in the suburbs of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, Australia.

Ahead of the development project, Daiwa House Industry established DH Box Hill Pty Ltd. on April 13, 2018, to serve as a company in charge of land development. The company is also pleased to announce that the inspection conducted by the Australian government’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has been concluded. As such, it is set to begin site preparation and lot division sales from July 2018.

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Japan’s cutest bike and craftsman bike available in USA! – Honda’s Monkey and Super Cub

| News, Tokyo News, Transportation News | 06/29/2018

Honda - Monkey & Super Cub

Honda to Bring Monkey and Super Cub C125 to U.S. Market

Date: June 7, 2018
Source: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

TOWNSEND, Tenn. – During a special welcome dinner at the popular Smoky Mountain Crawl rally, American Honda announced this evening that the Monkey and Super Cub C125 ABS models will be made available to U.S. customers for the 2019 model year. First unveiled in concept form last September at the Tokyo Motor Show, the models are both closely based on iconic motorcycles from Honda’s past, and are the latest examples of the company’s aptitude for developing pocket-sized motorcycles that capture the fancy of enthusiastic subcultures.

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Asahi Glass Collaborate with Silicon Valley’s Ubiquitous Energy to Develop Transparent Solar Window

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 06/28/2018

Square Foot ClearView Power™ Prototype Window

AGC and Ubiquitous Energy Announce Strategic Development Agreement for Transparent Solar Glass

Date: Jun 28, 2018
Source: Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.AGC (AGC Asahi Glass), the world’s largest producer of flat glass, has entered into a strategic development agreement with Ubiquitous Energy, the leader in transparent solar technology. The collaboration will focus on the development of Ubiquitous Energy’s transparent and color neutral solar coating to create windows that produce electricity.

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One of the finest hotels, Hotel Okura Tokyo, will be reborn as The Okura Tokyo in Sep 2019 and available to book from Apr 2019

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 06/27/2018

The Okura Heritage Wing Yamazato

Hotel Okura Tokyo to be Reborn as The Okura Tokyo in September 2019

Date: June 25, 2018
Source: Hotel Okura Co., Ltd.

TOKYOHotel Okura Co., Ltd. announced today the much-anticipated opening of The Okura Tokyo in early September of 2019, replacing the highly reputed but aging Hotel Okura Tokyo. The Okura Tokyo will reprise the former Hotel Okura Tokyo’s famed traditional Japanese beauty as well as its cherished simplicity and elegance to offer a new combination of “traditional luxury” and “contemporary luxury.”

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Borderless world emerges in Odaiba! – Mori Building and teamLab collaborate to launch the Mori Building Digital Art Museum

| Culture and Society News, News, Tokyo News | 06/22/2018

Borderless World - 01

Mori Building and teamLab Launch Unprecedented Digital Art Museum

Date: Jun 21, 2018
Source: Mori Building Co., Ltd.

“MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless” presents a borderless world that visitors explore freely without following routes

TOKYO – “MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless,” an unprecedented digital art museum – jointly created and operated by Mori Building Co., Ltd., a leading urban landscape developer, and teamLab, a world-leading digital art collective — opened today, the two organizers announced.

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AGC, World’s Largest Flat Glass Manufacturer Establish Joint Venture Companies with Kinestral to Sell Smart-Tinting Glass

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 06/20/2018

Halio before(Upper Image) and after(Lower Image) tinting example - at 8 AM.

AGC and Kinestral Technologies Establish Joint Venture Companies to Sell and Service Halio™ Smart-Tinting Glass

Date: Jun 20, 2018
Source: Kinestral Technologies Inc.

HAYWARD, Calif. – Kinestral Technologies, maker of Halio™ smart-tinting glass technologies, and AGC, the world’s largest manufacturer of flat glass, today announced that the joint venture companies they formed, Halio North America (HNA) and Halio International (HINT) are now open for business. HNA and HINT are the exclusive sales and service agents for Halio smart-tinting glass for the building industry.

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Easy printer to print photos taken on a smartphone “Printoss” will be launched as the KiiPix from late June 2018 in 12 countries

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 06/07/2018

Tomy Company: Printoss KiiPix

“Printoss” to be launched from this summer in 12 countries

Date: Jun 07, 2018
Source: Tomy Company, Ltd.

Tomy Company, Ltd. announces the international release of the Printoss, an easy printer to print photos taken on a smartphone. The Printoss will be launched from late June 2018 in 12 countries. The Printoss will be launched as the KiiPix overseas.

TOMY Company. Ltd. (Representative Director: Kazuhiro Kojima, headquarters: Katsushika-ku, Tokyo) announces the international release of the Printoss, an easy printer to print photos taken on a smartphone (SRP: 3,700 En excluding tax). The Printoss will be launched from late June 2018 in 12 countries*1 in regions such as North America, Europe and Australia, and there are plans to expand sales routes into other Asian countries in future.

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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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Park Hotel Tokyo Launched “3 Concierges of OMOTENASHI (Japanese Hospitality)” to Make Guest Stay More Memorable One

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 04/28/2018

Park Hotel Tokyo - Lobby Concierge and Restaurant Concierge

Making Your Experience at Park Hotel Tokyo More Memorable: “3 Concierges of OMOTENASHI” Launched

Date: Apr 10, 2018
Source: Park Hotel Tokyo

Park Hotel Tokyo announced on April 10 that it has launched “3 Concierges of OMOTENASHI” that will showcase unique Japanese aesthetics as well as “omotenashi” Japanese hospitality starting in 2018.

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Fuji Xerox to Start New Services with Leveraging Proprietary AI/IoT/IoH Technologies

| Manufacturing and Production, Tokyo News | 03/16/2018

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. - Logo

Leveraging Proprietary AI/IoT/IoH Technologies, Fuji Xerox to Provide New Services That Streamline Not Only General But Also Professional Work

- New Value Proposition Strategy “Smart Work Innovation” Helps Businesses Improve Competitiveness -

Date: Mar 07, 2018
Source: Fuji Xerox

TOKYO, March 7, 2018 – From April, Fuji Xeroxx will sequentially roll out new services—which utilize the Company’s technologies in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Humans (IoH)—based on the Company’s new value proposition strategy, Smart Work Innovation.

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SHOEI, Japanese helmet manufacturer collaborate with SENA, Bluetooth communication company, to launch new helmet with seamless communication system

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News, Transportation News | 03/08/2018

SENA and SHOEI Helmets

Sena and Shoei join forces to launch a seamless communication system for the new Neotec II Helmet

Introducing the SHOEI NEOTEC II & SENA SRL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Date: Mar 6, 2018
Source: Sena

IRVINE, Calif., March 6, 2018 – Sena, the industry leader in Bluetooth communication for power sports, is teaming up with Shoei, the world’s premier motorcycle helmet manufacturer to release a joint endeavor, the SRL Communication System for Neotec II. SHOEI® Safety Helmet Corp is proud to announce the Spring ’18 arrival of the all-new NEOTEC II to the North American marketplace, as well as the specially developed, SENA-exclusive SRL Bluetooth Communication System designed for seamless integration with the NEOTEC II.

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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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Sakura Hotel, Which Offers Reasonable Accommodation Prices, Opened New Hotel in Nippori, Tokyo to Welcome International Travelers

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 02/16/2018

Sakura Hotel Nippori Room 02

Sakura Hotel Co. Opens New Hotel in Nippori to Welcome International Travelers with Multicultural Offerings

Date: Feb. 06, 2018
Source: Sakura Hotel Nippori

TOKYO – Sakura Hotel Co., headquartered in Shinjuku, Tokyo, opened the Sakura Hotel Nippori near the historic Yanaka Ginza shopping street in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward, the fifth hotel in the Sakura Hotel and Hostel chain, last year. All five hotels are open 24/7 and boast multilingual staff, as 85 percent of guests are international visitors.

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STYLY Has Integrated “Google Poly” API, Now Creators Can Access Thousands of 3D Models

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 02/09/2018

STYLY Has Integrated "Google Poly" API

STYLY Has Integrated “Google Poly” API, Now Creators Can Access Thousands of 3D Models

Date: Feb 07, 2018
Source: Psychic VR Lab Inc.

TOKYO, Feb. 7, 2018 – Psychic VR Lab Inc. (Head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Masahiro Yamaguchi) provides a VR creation and distribution service, “STYLY (https://suite.styly.cc).” A drag-and-drop, cloud and browser-based VR development service that requires no coding, it serves as a gateway for anyone with an imagination to develop VR content.

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Mary Chocolate to Release Valentine’s Day Chocolate Supervised by Chocolatier, Gold Prize Winner at World’s Largest Chocolate Exhibition

| Foods and Drinks News, News, Tokyo News | 02/08/2018

Mary Chocolate - Selection of Japanese Materials

Mary Chocolate to Release Valentine’s Day Chocolate Supervised by Chocolatier, Gold Prize Winner at World’s Largest Chocolate Exhibition

Date: Feb 5, 2018
Source: Mary Chocolate Co., Ltd.

Mary Chocolate Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer/seller of chocolates and other Western-style sweets, will release its “Kanade” chocolate brand focused on the combination of Japanese sake, Japanese tea, Japanese materials and chocolate toward Valentine’s Day in 2018 at “Isetan Bangkok” in the Thai capital.

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Revolutionary Japanese Capsule Hotel “The Millennials” Brings Its Upscale Capsule Concept to Tokyo

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 01/29/2018

The Millennials Shibuya - Social Area

Revolutionary Japanese Capsule Hotel “The Millennials” Brings Its Upscale Capsule Concept to Tokyo

Date: Jan 24, 2018
Source: Global Agents

IoT integration, futuristic design, coworking space, this hotel bring everyone’s favorite “quirky Japanese experience” to a whole new level.

TOKYO, Jan. 24, 2018 – Global Agents has just announced the Grand Opening of the second in its luxury capsule hotel brand ‘The Millennials’ for March 15th, 2018. Following the huge success of their first iteration, opened last year in Kyoto, and attracting the attention from many overseas guests and medias, Global Agents is finally bringing its brand to the Japanese capital with a first location in the bustling Shibuya district.

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Mary Chocolate exhibit “Tokyo Chocolate” at Salon du Chocolat 2018. It will be held in Shinjuku, Tokyo from January 22

| Foods and Drinks News, Tokyo News | 01/21/2018

Mary Chocolate - Premium Selection Box

Mary Chocolate exhibit “Tokyo Chocolate” at Salon du Chocolat 2018. It will be held in Shinjuku, Tokyo from January 22

Date: Jan. 19, 2018
Source: Mary Chocolate Co., Ltd.

Manufactures and sells sweets such as high-grade gift chocolate Mary Chocolate Co., Ltd., is offering “Salon du Chocolat 2018″ to be held at Shinjuku NS Building from Monday, January 22, 2018 They will exhibit as strategic brand “TOKYO chocolate”.

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Engineering Plastics and Polymers Manufacturer, Polyplastics Offers Broad Slate of Engineering Thermoplastics for Laser Welding

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 01/17/2018

Laser Welding Process

Polyplastics Offers Broad Slate of Engineering Thermoplastics for Laser Welding

Date: Jan. 16, 2018
Source: Polyplastics Co., Ltd.

Polyplastics Co., Ltd. offers an extensive range of engineering thermoplastics which facilitate laser welding of housing components for the automotive and electrical/electronics industries. Materials such as DURACON(R) POM and DURANEX(R) PBT are highly compatible with laser welding and are finding broader end-use applications.

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DENSO and FLOSFIA Collaborate to Develop Next-Gen Power Semiconductor Device for Electrified Vehicles

| Aichi News, News, Tokyo News, Transportation News | 01/12/2018

Denso and FLOSFIA - Logos

DENSO and Kyoto University Startup FLOSFIA will Develop Next-Gen Power Semiconductor Device for Electrified Vehicles

Date: Jan 4, 2018
Source: DENSO

- DENSO also joins FLOSFIA series C funding round, investing in critical technology for the future of electrified vehicles -

KARIYA, Japan, Jan. 4, 2018DENSO Corporation, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, and FLOSFIA Inc., a tech startup spun from Kyoto University, are partnering to develop a next-generation power semiconductor device expected to reduce the energy loss, cost, size and weight of inverters used in electrified vehicles (EVs). Through the joint development project, the two companies aim to improve the efficiency of EV power control units, a key to drive widespread EV use, and usher in a future of safer, more sustainable mobility.

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Motorcycle accessories distributor, OKADA, will distribute Cardo’s products in Japan on Mar 2018

| Manufacturing and Production, News, Tokyo News | 01/11/2018

Okada-Cardo-Logos

CARDO and OKADA Partner to Bring New Line of Motorcycle Communicators to the Japanese Market

Date: Jan 8, 2018
Source: Cardo Systems

TOKYO and TEL AVIV, Israel – CARDO SYSTEMS, Ltd., the global market leader in wireless communication systems for motorcycle riders, and OKADA CORPORATION, the leading Japanese distributor of motorcycle accessories in Japan, announced today a partnership to bring Cardo’s latest generation of motorcycle communicators to Japanese riders – starting March 1st, 2018. The two companies have signed a mutually exclusive agreement under which Okada will distribute and market Cardo’s products in Japan.

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Shiseido Develop the Smile App for Improving Hospitality Service Skills

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Tokyo News | 11/27/2017

Shiseiso - Smile App

Shiseido Releases “Smile App” Based on Its Research into Facial Expressions

Date: Nov 15, 2017
Source: Shiseido Co., Ltd.

- Launch of “Smile Program” that brings out the best smiles through comprehensive training -

Shiseido Co., Ltd. (“Shiseido”) is putting to practical use its “Smile App,” an application stemming from long years of research into smiles and impressions of facial expressions. Developed for use on tablet devices, the app will be offered to companies and organizations starting from January 2018 (Japan only), and together with the “Smile Course” will be part of the “Smile Program,” a paid one-year educational program for personnel training aimed at improving communication skills both inside and outside the company.

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Polyplastics, Engineering Plastics Manufacturer Develop Industry’s Broadest Line of Low-VOC Polyacetal Grades for Automotive Interiors

| News, Tokyo News, Transportation News | 11/15/2017

Polyplastics Co., Ltd. - Examples of POM's Use in Automobile Interior Parts

Polyplastics Offers Industry’s Broadest Line of Low-VOC Polyacetal Grades for Automotive Interiors

Date: Nov 14, 2017
Source: Polyplastics Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, Nov. 14, 2017Polyplastics Co., Ltd. offers the industry’s most extensive range of polyoxymethylene (POM) resin grades with low-VOC emissions for the production of automotive interiors. These DURACON (R) low-VOC acetal grades are specifically designed to meet the latest regulations governing the concentration of VOCs in automotive interiors.

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Tokyo Institute of Technology and McGill University’s Scientists Developed New Dye-free Photoalignment Method

| Reports, Science and Technology Reports, Tokyo News | 11/13/2017

Tokyo Institute of Technology and McGill University

Photopolymerization-triggered molecular motion for flexible liquid crystal display

Date: Nov 10, 2017
Source: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency

TOKYO, Nov. 10, 2017 – Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and McGill University have developed a new dye-free photoalignment method that enables 2D patterns of liquid crystals in one step by guiding nonpolarized light temporally and spatially on the photopolymerization process. This new method provides a pathway for the simple creation of highly functional organic materials such as flexible liquid crystal devices.

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