NEC, Kimuraya and ABEMA use AI to develop bread with a “taste of love”

       

NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), together with Kimuraya Sohonten Co., a long-established bread maker, and Abema TV, a video streaming service, have teamed up to produce bread with flavors inspired by the romantic Japanese television program, “I Fell in Love with you Today.” NEC’s artificial intelligence (AI) has analyzed conversations from the cast of the show and the lyrics of songs that feature fruits and …

Eisai Listed as a Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation for the Eighth Time

       

TOKYO, Jan 17, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been listed in the 2024 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100), a global ranking by Canada-based media and investment advisory company, Corporate Knights, Inc. This marks Eisai’s eighth inclusion on the list. Ranked 35th, Eisai is the highest ranking company among global pharmaceutical …

MHI and KEPCO Agree to Install a CO2 Capture Pilot Plant at Himeji No.2 Power Station

       

TOKYO, Jan 17, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) agreed today with The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (KEPCO) to install a CO2 capture pilot plant at Himeji No.2 power plant in Hyogo, Japan. This new plant is being established to demonstrate the next-generation CO2 capture technology as a substitution of the existing pilot plant installed at Nanko Power …

Mazda Adopts North American Charging Standard (NACS) for North American BEVs

       

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Jan 17, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mazda Motor Corporation (“Mazda”) today announced an agreement was reached with Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla”) to adopt the North American Charging Standard (“NACS”) for charging ports on the company’s Battery Electric Vehicles (“BEVs”) launched in North America from 2025 onward. Mazda will drive adoption of NACS to provide customers with a broader range of charging …

DOCOMO to Exhibit at MWC Barcelona 2024, World’s Largest Mobile Exhibition

       

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will exhibit at MWC Barcelona 2024, the world’s largest mobile exhibition, in Barcelona, Spain from February 26 to 29. DOCOMO’s booth will showcase exhibits of its technological advancement since last year and presentations focused on the core themes of 6G, open radio access networks (Open RAN) and extended reality (XR), aiming to advance international standardization and foster global …

DOCOMO’s New AI Generates Images of Predicted Changes in the Brain

       

TOKYO, Jan 16, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has developed an AI technology that predicts how the brains of adult people will physically change over time and, using a dataset of around 150,000 MRI brain scans, automatically generates images of how people’s brains are expected to look in the future. The technology uses a machine-learning framework …

DOCOMO Develops World’s First Technology Utilizing Generative AI to Automatically Generate Non-Player Characters in Metaverse

       

TOKYO, Jan 16, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has developed a generative AI that automatically generates non-player characters (NPCs), characters not controlled by the player, in the metaverse based solely on text input. The technology, which DOCOMO believes is the world’s first of its kind,1generates NPCs that embody distinct appearances, behaviors and roles in just 20 …

Eisai Furthers Oncology Research Across Multiple Cancers at ASCO GI and ASCO GU 2024

       

TOKYO, Jan 16, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today the presentation of oncology research at two upcoming medical meetings taking place in-person in San Francisco, California and virtually. First, the company will share findings in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma during the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (#GI24), which is taking place from January …

Honda Begins Production of All-new BF350 Large-size Outboard Motor Equipped with V8 350-Horsepower Engine

       

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has begun production of the all-new BF350 outboard motor with a maximum output of 350 horsepower. The BF350 is the most powerful model in the BF Series, the Honda 4-stroke outboard motor series that has been popular for its high dynamic performance and outstanding cost-effectiveness.  All-new BF350 large-size outboard motor[Aquamarine Silver (left) and Grand Prix White (right)] Equipped with a newly …

NTT DOCOMO: Start of Demonstration Experiment for Base Station Power Rescue System Using Electric Vehicles

       

TOKYO, Jan 12, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – NTT DOCOMO, INC. (hereinafter referred to as DOCOMO), NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (NTT), and NIPPON CAR SOLUTIONS CO., LTD. (NCS) will start a demonstration experiment on January 12, 2024, as part of their enhanced disaster response measures involving responding to power outages. This experiment focuses on a base station power recovery system utilizing electric …

NEC Wins Telecom Review Excellence Award for Most Innovative Product/Service Globally for Telco B2B Leadership

       

TOKYO, Jan 12, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701), a leading global IT and network transformation services provider, today announced that the company has been named winner of the Most Innovative Product/Service (Vendor) – Global award at the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2023. This award was granted for NEC’s innovative Telecom Solutions, which significantly enhance the digital experience for B2B …

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening and Launch Ceremony in Shimonoseki for Salvage Tug “Koyo Maru” Built for Nippon Salvage

       

TOKYO, Jan 12, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company based in Yokohama, today held a christening and launch ceremony for a salvage tug currently being built for Nippon Salvage Co., Ltd. The ceremony took place at the Enoura Plant of MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The vessel, named “Koyo …

NEC Completes Submarine Cable System for India’s BSNL Connecting Kochi and the Lakshadweep Islands

       

Tokyo, Japan & New Delhi, India, Jan 12, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – NEC Corporation India (NEC India) together with NEC Corporation today announced the successful completion of a flagship optical submarine cable system in Southern India connecting Kochi and the Lakshadweep Islands. Map of the KLI Submarine Cable System The Kochi-Lakshadweep Islands Submarine Cable (KLI), developed under the Government of India’s ‘Digital …

Toyota: Evolved GR Yaris Makes World Premiere

       

Toyota City, Japan, Jan 12, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) held the world premiere today of its evolved GR Yaris at Tokyo Auto Salon 2024*1. Sales in Japan of the new GR Yaris are scheduled to start this spring through Toyota vehicle dealers nationwide. The evolved GR Yaris (Japanese market specifications, prototype) Main pointsEver-better motorsports-bred cars TGR has continued …

Lexus: Customized New GX 550 “OVERTRAIL” to be Exhibited at the Tokyo Auto Salon

       

TOKYO, Jan 12, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – JAOS Corporation and LEXUS will be exhibiting the GX 550 “OVERTRAIL” JAOS ver. and the LX 600 “OFFROAD” TEAM JAOS 2023 ver., which successfully completed the entire approximately 2,110 km course of the 2023 BAJA 1000, at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon to be held from January 12th (Friday) to 14th (Sunday) at the JAOS …

Eisai: The Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) to Convene to Discuss the Marketing Authorization Application for lecanemab in the EU

       

TOKYO, Jan 11, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) will convene to discuss the marketing authorization application (MAA) of lecanemab (generic name, brand name: LEQEMBI®), which is currently under review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The meeting of the SAG is expected to take place during FY2023, which ends on March 31, …

Fujitsu highlights unified and sustainable shopper journeys at retail’s big show, NRF 2024

       

TOKYO, Jan 11, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Fujitsu will showcase its efforts to build unified and sustainable shopper journeys for retailers at NRF24, “Retail’s Big Show” – Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, January 14-16, 2024, booth #5203. At the show, Fujitsu – a leading player in retail digital transformation – will highlight how it leverages industry know-how, AI-led innovation …

DENSO Integrates the Management of Three Group Companies in Brazil

       

KARIYA, JAPAN, Jan 10, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – DENSO CORPORATION today announced that it has integrated the management of three production and sales companies in Brazil as of January 1, 2024: DENSO DO BRASIL LTDA., DENSO MAQUINAS ROTANTES do BRASIL LTDA., and DENSO SISTEMAS TERMICOS do BRASIL LTDA. After the integration, the new DENSO DO BRASIL LTDA. manufactures and sells automotive components, …

Honda Presents World Premiere of the “Honda 0 Series” Represented by Two New Global EV Concept Models at CES 2024

       

TOKYO, Jan 10, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Honda today unveiled the “Honda 0 Series,” a new EV series Honda will launch globally starting in 2026, with the world premiere of two concept models, namely Saloon and Space-Hub, at the CES 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Honda also presented the world premiere of the new H markto be used exclusively for the …

Fujitsu prepares for disclosure in line with TNFD framework, registers as TNFD Adopter

       

TOKYO, Jan 10, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Fujitsu today announced that in December 2023 it registered as a TNFD Adopter with the aim to start disclosures aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) in its corporate reporting. Companies and organizations registered by January 10, 2024 on the TNFD website who intend to start making disclosures aligned …