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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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Alcami got agreement with Solasia Pharma for Clinical Supply Solasia’s API Darinaparsin

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 11/12/2017

Solasis Alcami

Alcami Announces Manufacturing Agreement for Solasia’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Darinaparsin

Date: Nov 9, 2017
Source: Alcami Corporation

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 9, 2017 – Alcami, a leading provider of custom end-to-end development and manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announces it has finalized manufacturing and quality agreements with Solasia Pharma, K.K. (TSE: 4597) for the clinical supply manufacture of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) darinaparsin, a novel mitochondrial-targeted agent developed for the treatment of various hematologic and solid cancers.

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Shiseido Acquires AI Technology Startup Giaran Inc. to Offer Individualized Beauty Customization

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

Shiseido Americas Acquires Giaran, Inc.

Shiseido Americas Acquires Giaran, Inc.

Date: Nov 7, 2017
Source: Shiseido Company, Limited

November 7, 2017 – (November 8, Japan Time) – Shiseido Company, Limited today announced its consolidated subsidiary and regional headquarters for Americas, Shiseido Americas Corporation (“Shiseido Americas”), has acquired Giaran, Inc. (“Giaran”), an award winning, data driven company with leading technology in artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, to transform the consumer experience and take personalized beauty to the next level.

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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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Shiseido Plans to Build New Factory in Tochigi Prefecture to Responding to Growing Demand Inside and Outside Japan

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Tokyo News | 10/20/2017

Shiseido Nasu Factory

Shiseido Establishes a New Factory in Ohtawara City, Tochigi Prefecture

Date: Oct 19, 2017
Source: Shiseido Company, Limited

Shiseido Company, Limited (Shiseido) has decided to acquire a plot of land in Ohtawara City, Tochigi Prefecture with the intent of building a new production site, Shiseido Nasu Factory (tentative name; hereinafter Nasu factory). Shiseido is planning to begin construction of the new factory in the fiscal year 2018 and start its operation in the fiscal year 2019. The new factory will mainly manufacture skincare products.

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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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REI Adventures Provides New Route “Japan Hiking – Kumano Kodo & Nakasendo” 11-Day Trek

| Kyoto News, News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 10/18/2017

REI Adventures Japan Hiking - Kumano Kodo & Nakasendo: Ancient tradition meets modern life on this 11-day trekking excursion from Kyoto to Tokyo.

REI Adventures Launches New Destinations, Expands its Easy Active and Signature Camping Offerings

Date: Oct 17, 2017
Source: REI

- Largest expansion of new trips in the travel company’s history with hiking, cycling, kayaking, multisport, safari and snowshoeing itineraries to classic and emerging locations -

SEATTLE, Oct. 17, 2017 – REI Adventures, the active travel company part of national outdoor co-op REI, is launching 20 trips, bringing the total for the year to more than 40 new itineraries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. The industry leader is also formally introducing a collection of lower intensity trips to meet the diverse interests and abilities of its broadening traveler base.

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Tokyo and Kyoto is selected “No.1 & No.3 Top Large Cities in the World” with the Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

| Kyoto News, News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 10/18/2017

Night view of Tokyo city

Japanese Cities Of Tokyo And Kyoto Recognized With Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award “#1 & #3 Top Large Cities in the World”

Date: Oct 18, 2017
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Tokyo recognized as the #1 top large city in the world, with a score of 91.35, and Kyoto recognized as the #3 top large city in the world, with a score of 88.98.

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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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Nisshinbo Collaborated with Ballard to Develop World’s First PEM Fuel Cell Product Using Non Precious Metal Catalyst

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 09/13/2017

Ballard FCgen®‐1040 prototype fuel cell stack, with Non Precious Metal Catalyst (NPMC) (CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.)

Ballard to Offer World’s First PEM Fuel Cell Product Using Non Precious Metal Catalyst

Date: Sep 12, 2017
Source: Ballard Power Systems Inc.

VANCOUVER, Sept. 12, 2017 – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that the Company has collaborated with Nisshinbo Holdings (“Nisshinbo”), an Environmental and Energy company, to develop a Non Precious Metal Catalyst (NPMC) for use in the world’s first commercialized NPMC-based proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell product. Nisshinbo and Ballard have jointly collaborated on the development of NPMC since 2013.

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Infostellar completed $7.3m financing from Airbus Ventures and other investors

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 09/13/2017

Infostellar - Investor Group

Infostellar closes Series A financing round with $7.3m for satellite antenna sharing platform, with lead investor Airbus Ventures

Date: Sep 13, 2017
Source: Infostellar Inc.

TOKYO, Sept. 13, 2017 — Infostellar, developer of a cloud-based satellite antenna sharing platform, announced today a $7.3 million Series A investment, led by Airbus Ventures, with additional funds from WERU Investment, D4V, Sony Innovation Fund, and existing investors, FreakOut Holdings, and 500 Startups Japan. This financing will be used to fund the launch of Infostellar’s flagship platform, StellarStation, expand its network of partner antennas, and hire additional talented team members.

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Solar Frontier, a solar panels and system solutions provider, developed 28 MW of solar project sites in Fresno County, California

| Energy News, News, Tokyo News | 09/12/2017

Solar Frontier - Logo

Solar Frontier Americas Completes Development Phase and Sells 28 MW of Solar Projects to Capital Dynamics

Date: Sep 12, 2017
Source: Solar Frontier Americas Development

TOKYO, Sept. 12, 2017 — Solar Frontier Americas Development, a leading U.S. solar developer and subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier, announced today it has sold two fully developed solar project sites to Capital Dynamics. Located in Fresno County, just South of San Joaquin, California, the sites combined have a planned capacity of 28 megawatts DC. Capital Dynamics, a Swiss-based asset management company investing in private equity and clean energy infrastructure, plans to execute construction on the projects. The projects are packaged with permits and power purchase agreements (PPA) with Pacific Gas & Electric.

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Japan’s local rail company TOBU collaborate with travel agency Beauty of Japan to develop travel service for foreign tourists

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 09/05/2017

Lake Chuzenji in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture

Tobu Railway and BOJ (BEAUTY OF JAPAN) Strengthen Product Development Targeting Tourists from Europe, the US, and Australia

Date: September 04, 2017
Source: BUSINESS WIRE

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tobu Railway Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 9001) (Head office: Sumida-ku, Tokyo, President: Yoshizumi Nezu, hereinafter, Tobu Railway) and BOJ Inc. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, President: Takahiro Noguchi, hereinafter, BEAUTY OF JAPAN) have concluded a capital and business alliance agreement for strengthening the planning and sales of tours, which utilize sightseeing resources along the Tobu Line, targeting inbound tourists from Europe, the US, and Australia.

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Park Hotel Tokyo Awarded Excellence in Field of Domestic and Inbound Travel Award at Japan Tourism Awards for Its “Artist in Hotel” Project

| News, Tokyo News, Travel and Tourism News | 08/29/2017

The 14th room Artist Room "Castle"

Park Hotel Tokyo Awarded Excellence in Field of Domestic and Inbound Travel Award at Japan Tourism Awards for Its “Artist in Hotel” Project

Date: Aug 29, 2017
Source: Park Hotel Tokyo

TOKYO, Aug. 29, 2017 — Park Hotel Tokyo announced on August 29 that it has received “Excellence in the Field of Domestic and Inbound Travel Award” at the Japan Tourism Awards for its “Artist in Hotel” project.

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ICEYE Raises $13M in Additional Financing to Develop SAR Microsatellite Constellation

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 08/23/2017

An ICEYE rendering of the first SAR microsatellite deployed in orbit.

ICEYE Raises $13M in Additional Financing to Develop SAR Microsatellite Constellation

Date: Aug 23, 2017
Source: PRNewswire

Finnish-based SAR microsatellite technology leader on track for 2017 orbital missions

Helsinki, FINLAND – August 23, 2017 — ICEYE, the leader in synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) technology for microsatellites providing expanded access to reliable and timely earth observation data, today announced $13M in new funding, including an $8.5M financing round led by Draper Nexus.

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New Way to Sell Your Design Products in the 3rd Largest Market Japan; Promoting & Selling at Daikanyama, Tokyo

| Beauty & Fashion, News, Tokyo News | 08/21/2017

DESIGNERS' FRIDGE

New Way to Sell Your Design Products in the 3rd Largest Market Japan; Promoting & Selling at Daikanyama, Tokyo

Date: Aug 21, 2017
Source: PRNewswire

TOKYO, Aug. 21, 2017 - Strategy & Design Labo Inc. (HQ: Sumida Ward, Tokyo CEO: Hisashi Ogiso) has opened DESIGNERS’ FRIDGE as a new flagship store in Daikanyama, Shibuya Ward – the area highly famous even in the grand Japanese capital Tokyo for its sophisticated, tasteful fashion goods and design products – to provide prominent fashion design products from all over the world.

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Honda picks Tokyo over Silicon Valley for AI research center

| News, Science and Technology News, Tokyo News | 11/06/2016

Honda's latest Asimo humanoid robot can interpret postures, gestures and facial expressions and control its fingers. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG

Honda picks Tokyo over Silicon Valley for AI research center
Date: October 31, 2016
Source: Bloomberg – Ma Jie, Yuki Hagiwara

Honda Motor Co. will spearhead its artificial intelligence efforts out of a new lab in Tokyo so that researchers can work closely with its engineers to commercialize the technology.

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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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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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