NTT DATA and DENSO Sign a Basic Agreement on Strategic Partnership for Software

TOKYO, June 13, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – On June 12, 2024, NTT DATA Japan Corporation (“NTT DATA”) and DENSO CORPORATION (“DENSO”) have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic partnership for software development. Through the agreement, the companies will deepen their collaboration on strategy, talent management, and technology as they […]

Honda and MC to Establish New Company, ALTNA Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, June 13, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) today announced plans to establish a new 50/50 joint venture (JV) company, ALTNA Co., Ltd. (ALTNA), in July 2024. The new JV is based on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) the two companies signed in October […]

JCB and iMago Launch “Chikazuite-Check” Project to Provide a New Buying Experience

TOKYO, June 13, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – JCB (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Takayoshi Futae; hereinafter “JCB”) and iMago (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Hisashi Kamio; hereinafter “iMago”) have launched the “Chikazuite-Check” project to provide a new shopping experience using UWB (Ultra Wide Band) and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), and have developed […]

Olympus Enhances Innovation Capabilities by Expanding R&D to Hyderabad, India

TOKYO, June 12, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Olympus Corporation (Olympus), a global MedTech Company committed to making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, today announced its strategic initiative to establish an R&D Offshore Development Center (ODC) in Hyderabad, India. This decision comes as a result of a strategic agreement with global technology […]

FDA Accepts Eisai’s Filing of LEQEMBI (lecanemab-irmb) Supplemental Biologics License Application for IV Maintenance Dosing for the Treatment of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

TOKYO and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 10, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Eisai Co., Ltd. and Biogen Inc. announced today that that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Eisai’s Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for monthly lecanemab-irmb (U.S. brand name: LEQEMBI®) intravenous (IV) maintenance dosing. A Prescription Drug User Fee Act […]

Le Mans awaits TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

Toyota City, Japan, June 7, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing takes on the immense challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours on 15-16 June targeting its sixth victory in the legendary French race, round four of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. As reigning World Champions, with five […]

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening and Launch Ceremony of New LNG-Powered Roll-on/Roll-off Ship TRANS HARMONY GREEN in Shimonoseki

TOKYO, June 7, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company based in Yokohama, today held a christening and launch ceremony for the TRANS HARMONY GREEN, the first of two LNG-powered roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) ships* under construction for Toyofuji Shipping Co., Ltd. The ceremony took place […]

MHIEC Receives Order to Rebuild Waste-to-Energy Plant in Hodogaya Ward, Yokohama

TOKYO, June 6, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received an order from Yokohama City to rebuild the Hodogaya Plant (provisional name) waste-to-energy facility. The project involves the reconstruction of the currently-closed Hodogaya Plant […]

MHI Thermal Systems Launches New “TEK Series” of Electric-Driven Transport Refrigeration Units for Small and Mid-Size Trucks

TOKYO, June 6, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has launched sales of the TEK series of compact electric-driven transport refrigeration units for small and mid-size trucks. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Transport Europe GmbH (MTTE), the Company’s […]

MHI and EGAT sign MoU to Introduce Hydrogen Large Gas Turbine Co-firing Technology in Thailand to Achieve Net Zero Goals

TOKYO, June 5, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Thailand’s largest power producer Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct research on the introduction of hydrogen co-firing technologies for gas turbine power generation facilities in Thailand, at the 6th Japan-Thailand […]

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. […]

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

TOKYO & SINGAPORE, June 5, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]

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

Redmond / Tokyo, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]

JCB and Bank Mandiri Launch Japan Festival Program Campaign

TOKYO, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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”), […]

Eisai Named to List of The Time 100 Most Influential Companies

TOKYO, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]

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

TOKYO, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and Ogier denied in dramatic finish

Toyota City, Japan, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]

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

Kawasaki and Tokyo, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]

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

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 31, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]

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

TOKYO, May 30, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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, […]

Hydrogen Engine Generator Set Ready for In-house Evaluation

TOKYO, May 29, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – 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 […]