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Honda Announces the Establishment of Ashirase, Inc., a Startup Originated from IGNITION, a Honda New Business Creation Program

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 10:09am

I developed the Ashirase and applied to IGNITION, Honda?s new business creation program, which led to the establishment of Ashirase, Inc.

Key Points: 
  • I developed the Ashirase and applied to IGNITION, Honda?s new business creation program, which led to the establishment of Ashirase, Inc.
  • Honda's new business creation program which gives shapes to the original technologies, ideas and designs of Honda associates and contributes to solving social issues and creating new value for customers, going beyond existing Honda business.
  • - All full-time Honda associates in Japan are eligible to submit proposals regardless of their length of employment and assigned divisions.
  • - In order to ensure independence of the startup, the ratio of capital contribution by Honda will be limited to no more than 20%

Honda Begins Company-wide Expansion of its New Business Creation Program, "IGNITION," to Help Realize Ideas and Dreams of Honda Associates

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 9:10am

The IGNITION program was initiated in 2017 by Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a Honda research and development subsidiary.

Key Points: 
  • The IGNITION program was initiated in 2017 by Honda R&D Co., Ltd., a Honda research and development subsidiary.
  • Since it began, IGNITION has received many applications with new business ideas, and several proposals that have a high degree of compatibility with Honda business are already being pursued at Honda with an eye toward commercialization.
  • All full-time Honda associates in Japan are eligible to submit proposals regardless of their length of employment and assigned divisions.
  • Ideas that pass the final evaluation process will be commercialized within Honda or by establishing a business startup company.

NEC upgrades its greenhouse gas reduction target to SBT1.5degC and joins RE100, a global renewable electricity initiative

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 3:02am

In order to accelerate climate change measures, NEC upgraded its greenhouse gas reduction target from the previous 33% reduction from the baseline emission in FY2017 to a 55% reduction by FY2030.

Key Points: 
  • In order to accelerate climate change measures, NEC upgraded its greenhouse gas reduction target from the previous 33% reduction from the baseline emission in FY2017 to a 55% reduction by FY2030.
  • This revised target was validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)(2) as being consistent with reductions required to keep global warming to 1.5degC.
  • The target is one of the "materialities," priority management themes from an ESG perspective, outlined in NEC's Mid-term Management Plan 2025.
  • A collaborative global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.

Northgate Public Services to improve patient experience and outcomes with acquisition of Vantage Health

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:24am

Effective solutions are needed to be able to manage resources, save money and secure the best outcomes for patients.

Key Points: 
  • Effective solutions are needed to be able to manage resources, save money and secure the best outcomes for patients.
  • David Ezra, co-founder of Vantage Health, says: "It's never been more important for the NHS and healthcare services to have efficient solutions that work.
  • NPS already has a significant presence in this sector, following its acquisition of three EMIS Group plc businesses in 2019.
  • Northgate Public Services (NPS) will become NEC Software Solutions UK from July 2021.

Drax and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Sign Pioneering Deal Towards Delivery of the World's Largest Negative Emissions Project

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:12am

TOKYO, June 10, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Drax Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd., part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have agreed a long-term contract for Drax to use its carbon capture technology, the Advanced KM CDR processTM, in what would be the largest deployment of negative emissions in power generation anywhere in the world.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 10, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Drax Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd., part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have agreed a long-term contract for Drax to use its carbon capture technology, the Advanced KM CDR processTM, in what would be the largest deployment of negative emissions in power generation anywhere in the world.
  • Drax is already the largest decarbonisation project in Europe, having converted its power station to use sustainable biomass instead of coal, reducing its emissions by more than 85%.
  • By deploying BECCS technology, Drax aims to go further - becoming carbon negative by 2030.
  • Drax is the first company to sign a contract to deploy carbon capture technology at scale in the UK.

Showa Denko Contracts with Seagate to Jointly Develop HAMR Technology-based HD Media

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00am

Ltd. (Seagate) to jointly develop next-generation hard disk (HD) media for data recording with Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR[1]) technology, which is a next-generation data recording method for hard disk drives (HDDs).

Key Points: 
  • Ltd. (Seagate) to jointly develop next-generation hard disk (HD) media for data recording with Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR[1]) technology, which is a next-generation data recording method for hard disk drives (HDDs).
  • SDK has developed FePt-based new magnetic material and technology to mass-produce HAMR-technology-based HD media with this new magnetic material.
  • This FePt-based new magnetic material has ultra-high ordering temperature, which was thought to be difficult to realize on the surface of HD media coated with conventional magnetic material.
  • Under the joint development contract, SDK and Seagate have entered into, Seagate will evaluate the FePt-based new magnetic material developed by SDK and/or SDK/Seagate collaboratively.

Honda and Komatsu Announce the Start of Joint Development of Micro Excavators Powered by Swappable Batteries

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 6:48am

Honda has been expanding the lineup of products powered by MPPs, and Komatsu introduced a battery-powered mini excavator to the Japanese market in April 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Honda has been expanding the lineup of products powered by MPPs, and Komatsu introduced a battery-powered mini excavator to the Japanese market in April 2020.
  • Through this joint development, the two companies will electrify the Komatsu PC01 micro excavator by equipping it with Honda MPPs and an electrified power unit (eGX).
  • (1) The micro excavator is a collective product name for the Komatsu PC01, PC05 and PC09 mini excavator models.
  • Honda has introduced multiple MPP-powered business-use two-wheeled and three-wheeled scooters as the Honda e: Business Bike Series.

Honda Launches All-New Civic Hatchback Teaser Page on its Company Website

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:33am

TOKYO, June 10, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today launched a teaser page on its company website to release initial information on the all-new Civic Hatchback, which is scheduled to go on sale this fall.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 10, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today launched a teaser page on its company website to release initial information on the all-new Civic Hatchback, which is scheduled to go on sale this fall.
  • Honda will hold the world premiere of the all-new model on Thursday, June 24, 2021 (Japan time).
  • As one of Honda's global models, cumulative worldwide sales of the Honda Civic Series since its market introduction in 1972 has reached approximately 27 million units.
  • Honda will continue releasing information on the dedicated all-new Civic Hatchback pages within its company website.

Toyota's New Land Cruiser Makes World Premiere

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:29am

Since its launch in 1951, the Land Cruiser has continued to be selected by customers as a safe and secure vehicle symbolizing Toyota.

Key Points: 
  • Since its launch in 1951, the Land Cruiser has continued to be selected by customers as a safe and secure vehicle symbolizing Toyota.
  • The flagship station wagon model of the Land Cruiser has been completely redesigned.
  • The essence that the Land Cruiser has been maintaining for the sake of customers consists of reliability, durability, and off-road performance.
  • Having achieved all these evolutions, Toyota plans to launch the new Land Cruiser all over the world starting this summer.

The 10th edition of Big CIO Show virtually convened India's top CIOs

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 7:22am

Supported-By the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India and NITI Aayog, the 10th annual edition of Big CIO Show virtually convened some of the top names in the tech ecosystem to discuss core strategies and roadmap to steer emerging tech solutions in India.

Key Points: 
  • Supported-By the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India and NITI Aayog, the 10th annual edition of Big CIO Show virtually convened some of the top names in the tech ecosystem to discuss core strategies and roadmap to steer emerging tech solutions in India.
  • Key highlights and takeaways from Big CIO Show - India include:
    Sridhar S, VP, Managed Services - Cloud, Hosting and Security Tata Communications Ltd discussed at length on the topic 'From Technology to Business Innovation with Unified Cloud Experience'.
  • He stated that "It is very clear that cloud is becoming a biggest business improvement machine.
  • Rajiv Ramanan, Director, Technology Partnerships at Freshworks Inc. discussed at length on 'The Greater Good - Building a Digital-Ready Culture'.

Eisai Receives Special Prize at Platinum Career Award 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 5:44am

TOKYO, June 9, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has received a special prize at the Platinum Career Award 2021.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 9, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has received a special prize at the Platinum Career Award 2021.
  • The awards ceremony was held via online at the symposium on June 8, 2021.
  • The Platinum Career Award was established in 2019 with the aim of commending companies that aspire to provide opportunities for employees to develop their career and play an active role, in order to realize career paths that Japanese employees are aiming for in the era of the 100 years' life.
  • Eisai received a special prize dedicated to companies that are implementing "new working styles initiated to adjust with the era of Corona (COVID-19 Pandemic)".

Eisai To Present Latest Data of Lemborexant at 35th Annual Sleep Meeting (SLEEP2021)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 3:31am

TOKYO, June 9, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that a total of 5 poster presentations including the latest data on its in-house discovered orexin receptor antagonist lemborexant (product name: DAYVIGO) will be given at the 35th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP 2021), to be held virtually from June 10 to 13, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 9, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that a total of 5 poster presentations including the latest data on its in-house discovered orexin receptor antagonist lemborexant (product name: DAYVIGO) will be given at the 35th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP 2021), to be held virtually from June 10 to 13, 2021.
  • Major poster presentations include the results of a study evaluating next-dose transition from zolpidem to lemborexant for insomnia treatment (Poster Numbers: #335 and #337).
  • Eisai considers neurology a therapeutic area of focus.
  • Eisai strives to create innovative products in therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs as soon as possible, and will further contribute to addressing the diverse needs of, as well as increasing the benefits provided to, those living with neurological diseases and their families.