Starting in January 2018, a new service will be available from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., to enable energy-saving control of air-conditioning (A/C) equipment through internet-based remote monitoring of equipment operating status.
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T-HR3, a third generation humanoid robot developed by Toyota's Partner Robot Division, was just unveiled by the company. It will be used to explore technologies to safely manage physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, along with a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movement to the robot.
Canadian Solar Inc. of Guelph, Ontario, recently issued a JPY 7.4 billion ($66 million) dual-tenor green project bond, to finance its 27.3 MWp Tottori Solar Plant Plant in Tottori Prefecture, Japan.
The Philippine Department of Transportation has selected Mitsubishi Corporation to supply the new rolling stock for the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line-1. Equally important is that the contract amount of ~30 billion yen has been funded under a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement signed between the governments of the Philippines and Japan.
Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honda, and SoftBank Corp. are crafting plans for a joint research project to strengthen connected car (V2V, for "vehicle-to-vehicle") technologies.
Award-winning developer Niseko Alpine Developments (NISADE), well-knoown for their work on Vale Niseko, is partnering with Kamori Kanko, a major private tourism company in Hokkaido and at one time the USA's largest ski resort operator, for the strategic development of the flagship Rusutsu Resort.
Suzuki Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have agreed to consider a cooperative structure approach for introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in the Indian market starting approximately in 2020.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) just began construction for Indonesia's 1 gigawatt (GW) Cirebon Coal-Fired Power Plant Expansion Project.
Miyazaki Airport Building Co., Ltd. has placed an order for five passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Transportation Equipment Engineering & Service Co., Ltd. (MHI-TES), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI).
Hisense Electric Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the China-based Hisense Group, has acquired Toshiba's TV brand, research and development organization, production, and operation service as of November 14, 2017. Among other things, this is a play for global market share by Hisense.
ME-IPG, an Intellectual Propety group comprised of Japanese companies and organized by JETRO Dubai to stem counterfeiting in the Middle East, recently signed an MoU with the EIPA regarding IPR protection endeavors throughout the UAE.
With the recognition that its potential U.S. government business has become more important, NEC Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, NEC Corporation of America, both providers of biometrics and communications technology and IT solutions, has expanded its offices in Washington, D.C., to include a new government relations function.
With support from the U.S.-based McKinsey consultancy, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals came together as part of the Hydrogen Council coalition at COP 23 in Bonn this week. Together they revealed a new study showing that hydrogen, if deployed at scale worldwide, could reduce one fifth of all CO2 emissions by 2050.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the government of Cuba have signed a grant agreement wherein Japan will award grant aid of up to 1.21 billion yen ($10.7 million), which will provide the equipment needed for rice seed production in eight provinces and one special municipality in Cuba.
As part of the November 10-11 conference on "Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament" held at the Vatican in Rome, Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, joined other participants in stressing the moral case for ridding the world of nuclear weapons.
NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc., is investing in California-based PRENAV, Inc., as part the Japanese company's automatic-pilot drone project to carry out enhance infrastructure inspections with greater efficiency and elimination of injury due to human error.
The MS&AD Insurance Group's Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation are releasing Japan's first automobile insurance based on driving behavior-based telematics. Some may consider it an invasion of privacy; others may consider it an important business step forward.
Sagamihara City haas placed an order with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co. Ltd. (MHIEC) to refurbish certain parts of the Kita Waste-to-Energy Plant, a facility for incinerating municipal solid waste.
PT Hitachi Asia Indonesia, a regional branch of Japan-based Hitachi, Ltd., just launched its Intelligent Video Analysis Systems for Indonesia.
Mechel, a mining and metals companies based in Russia, has signed a framework agreement with Japanese universal trading company Itochu Corporation.
Effective November 7, Showa Denko (SDK) completed the transfer of shares in SGL GE Carbon Holding LLC, the company's U.S. holdings in this area, to Tokai Carbon Co.
Qindao Energy Kaiyuan Thermoelectricity Col., Ltd. has ordered two H-25 gas turbines from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), for its 80 megawatt (MW) LNG fired Gas Turbine Combined Cycle power plant.
Halekulani Corporation, a company in Hawaii that manages hotels and resorts, has partnered with Japanese real estate company Mitsui Fudosan Co. to open a new hotel in the Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.
NetApp of Sunnyvale, California, and Fujitsu Limited just announced the NFLEX Converged Infrastructure, a new joint solution designed to simplify the implementation and operation of virtual environments.
A new "Prognostic Version" tool was just launched by Hitachi Power Solutions Co. Ltd., to assist equipment operators in optimizing the remaining useful life of their assets. It is being developed in partnership with Swiss developer Cassantec AG.