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Toyota's Third Generation Humanoid Robot Announced

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.

Mitsubishi to Supply Rolling Stock for the Manila Light Rail Transit Line-1

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.

Hokkaido's Largest All-Season Resort To Undergo Major Redevelopment

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.

Hisense Acquires Toshiba's Television Brand and Operations

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.

NEC Adds U.S. Government Relations Function to D.C. Offices

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.

Japan Awards Grant to Cuba to Increase Nation's Rice Production

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.

SGI Buddhist Association Makes Moral Case to Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons

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.

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