NEC announces external appointment of executive personnel

       

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that Hidetoshi Uriu joined NEC as Chief Investment Officer on June 1, 2024. Hidetoshi Uriu was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he spent nearly 20 years advising numerous domestic and international technology companies on M&A and raising capital. He has also led M&A activities at VisasQ Inc. as a senior executive. NEC is promoting aggressive investment in …

JCB collaborates with Singapore’s Mandai Wildlife Group to promote wildlife park visitorship

       

TOKYO & SINGAPORE, June 5, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, announced a collaboration with Singapore’s Mandai Wildlife Group to promote wildlife park visitorship. JCB cardmembers now have more reasons to celebrate as JCB International launches a new special package with Singapore’s Mandai Wildlife Group. This collaboration is …

Hitachi and Microsoft Enter Milestone Agreement to Accelerate Business and Social Innovation with Generative AI

       

Redmond / Tokyo, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Microsoft Corporation announced a projected multi-billion dollar collaboration over the next three years, that will accelerate social innovation with generative AI. Through this strategic alliance, Hitachi will propel growth of the Lumada business, with a planned revenue of 2.65 trillion yen (18.9 billion USD)(1) in FY2024, and will promote …

Japan Energy Summit & Exhibition 2024 Unites Global Leaders to Propel Asia’s Emergence in Climate Leadership

       

TOKYO, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – The Japan Energy Summit & Exhibition 2024 opened today at Tokyo Big Sight, marking the beginning of a pivotal three-day event (3-5 June) focused on driving energy transition and decarbonisation efforts in Japan and the broader Asia-Pacific region. Hosted by Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., the summit gathered global energy leaders, policymakers, and industry experts, to …

JCB and Bank Mandiri Launch Japan Festival Program Campaign

       

TOKYO, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – PT JCB International Indonesia, a subsidiary of JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCB), and PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk have launched the Japan Festival Program Campaign, targeting the mass premium segment and focusing on Japan-related needs. Mandiri JCB Japan Festival is designed to meet the demand of Indonesian families for Japan-related activities with the lucky draw (raffle) …

Successful demonstration of a superconducting circuit for qubit control within large-scale quantum computer systems

       

In support of the development of large-scale superconducting quantum computers, researchers with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), one of the largest public research organizations in Japan, in collaboration with Yokohama National University, Tohoku University, and NEC Corporation, proposed and successfully demonstrated a superconducting circuit that can control many qubits at low temperature. To realize a practical quantum computer, it is …

NTT DOCOMO and Space Compass partners with Airbus on HAPS, committing to a USD$100 million investment in AALTO

       

TOKYO / FARNBOROUGH, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – A consortium of Japanese businesses (“the Japanese Consortium”) led by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (“NTT DOCOMO”) and Space Compass Corporation (“Space Compass”), together with Mizuho Bank Limited and the Development Bank of Japan Inc., has committed to invest USD$100m in AALTO HAPS Limited (“AALTO”), which manufactures and operates the stratospheric, solar-powered Zephyr High Altitude …

Eisai Named to List of The Time 100 Most Influential Companies

       

TOKYO, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – TIME reveals the TIME100 Most Influential Companies list, highlighting companies making an extraordinary impact around the world. To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations across sectors, and polled its global network of contributors and correspondents, as well as outside experts. Then TIME editors evaluated each company based on key factors, including impact, innovation, ambition, and …

Eisai Strengthens Venture Investment Business Aimed at Accelerating Drug Discovery Innovation and Establishment of Ecosystem Platform

       

TOKYO, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that the company decided to strengthen and continue its venture investment business, which launched in 2019, with the aim of discovering innovative technologies and services, supporting venture businesses with such technologies and partnering with those businesses in the future, so as to accelerate drug discovery innovation and the establishment of …

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and Ogier denied in dramatic finish

       

Toyota City, Japan, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team and Sébastien Ogier looked set to secure a third consecutive victory together at Rally Italia Sardegna before late drama in the final few kilometres of the event meant they missed out by the narrowest of margins. Car 17 (Sébastien Ogier, Vincent Landais) Ogier was involved in a …

Fujitsu Japan and Juntendo University launch joint research for disaster-resilient, digital medical system

       

Kawasaki and Tokyo, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Fujitsu Japan and Juntendo University today announced the launch of a “Medical Digital Resilience Research Course,” which focuses on the realization a resilient, disaster-ready medical system (1) that allows for continuous provision of medical services even in the event of a large-scale natural disaster or pandemic. This course will be implemented for 3 …

Mitsubishi Power to Supply Technology to Support Brazil’s Largest Reliability Project

       

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 31, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – The consortium formed by Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. (Mitsubishi Power) and CONSAG Engenharia – an Andrade Gutierrez company (CONSAG) recently signed an agreement with Portocem Geração de Energia S.A. and New Fortress Energy, Inc. (NFE) for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the Portocem Thermoelectric Power Plant (UTE Portocem) in Brazil.  The signing …

Team HRC Participation in the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race 45th Tournament

       

TOKYO, May 31, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Honda announced the details of its factory team(1), Team HRC, to compete in 2024 FIM(2) Endurance World Championship “Coca-Cola” Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Road Race 45th Tournament (Suzuka 8 Hours), to be held at the Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday, July 21, 2024. Team HRC, which last year won its second consecutive …

DOCOMO Launches Japan’s First Demonstration Experiment of Self-powered Hydropower Base Station

       

TOKYO, May 30, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it launched Japan’s first demonstration experiment(1) of a self-powered hydropower cellular base station on May 30. The experiment, which involves DOCOMO’s hydroelectric power-generation system and a jet turbine developed by Professor Yukihiro Shimatani of the Prefectural University of Kumamoto, aims to prove the feasibility of a self-powered base station …

Fujitsu leverages data and AI to enable Panasonic EW’s resilient supply chain management

       

KAWASAKI, Japan, May 29, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Fujitsu today announced that it has developed a new system based on Fujitsu Data Intelligence PaaS (1) an operation platform for Fujitsu Uvance that leverages data and AI to achieve resilient supply chain management for Electric Works Company, Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic EW), and has started a full-scale operation of the new system at Panasonic EW …

Hydrogen Engine Generator Set Ready for In-house Evaluation

       

TOKYO, May 29, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) Group, has been working on commercialization of hydrogen combustion engines as a key product to support MHI Group’s MISSION NET ZERO declaration that aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2040. In 2021, MHIET established technologies to achieve stable …

Hitachi and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Innovation and Productivity with Generative AI

       

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), and Google Cloud today announced a multi-year partnership to accelerate enterprise innovation and productivity with generative AI. Hitachi will form a new business unit focused on helping businesses solve industry challenges with Gemini models, Vertex AI, and other cloud technologies, and it will also adopt Google Cloud’s AI to enhance its own products and services. Through the partnership, Hitachi will further accelerate …

Japanese Consortium Achieves World’s First Demonstration of 5G Communication from Altitude of 4km Using 38GHz Band

       

TOKYO, May 29, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC., the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) ,and Panasonic Holdings Corporation (Panasonic HD) jointly announced today that they have successfully conducted a 5G communication verification test in the 38GHz band*1 from an altitude of approximately 4km using a small Cessna aircraft operated by Kyoritsu Air Survey …

Hitachi High-Tech Launches the SU3900SE and SU3800SE Series High-Resolution Schottky Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopes Allowing Observation of Large and Heavy Samples at the Nano Level

       

TOKYO, May 28, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Hitachi High-Tech Corporation (“Hitachi High-Tech”) announced today the launch of the SU3900SE and SU3800SE High-Resolution Schottky Scanning Electron Microscopes, which provide highly accurate and efficient observation of large and heavy specimens at the nano level. The SU3900SE specimen stage has been redesigned to enable operators to observe heavy specimens up to 5 kg. The specimen …

Celonis and NEC begin Proof of Concept Integrating Generative AI and Process Intelligence

       

TOKYO, May 28, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Celonis SE (Celonis) and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) began a proof of concept in May this year to integrate NEC’s high-performance Japanese language generative AI with Celonis’ market-leading process intelligence platform. This proof of concept is being conducted as part of a strategic partnership announced in 2023(*) and makes NEC the first Japanese company …