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Eisai: Brain Performance (Brain-Health) Self-Check Tool "NouKNOW" to be Used in Beauty Salons

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:43am

Eisai considers beauty salons to be one of the very effective places (health bases) for regular brain performance checks with "NouKNOW", as post-check follow-up is possible based on existing trust relationships with customers and regular visits are predictable.

Key Points: 
  • Eisai considers beauty salons to be one of the very effective places (health bases) for regular brain performance checks with "NouKNOW", as post-check follow-up is possible based on existing trust relationships with customers and regular visits are predictable.
  • Seiji Okubo, President of Youforio, said "We believe that 'beauty and health' are essential for realizing our management philosophy of 'people becoming lively through beauty.'
  • Through performing brain performance checks in beauty salons, we aim to extend healthy life expectancy, and establish the beauty salon of a new era as a place where one may attain not only beauty but also health."
  • For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit https://www.eisai.com
    Media Inquiries: Public Relations Department Eisai Co., Ltd. +81-(0)3-3817-5120
    Copyright 2020 JCN Newswire .

NEC's Netcracker 2020 Puts Service Providers at the Center of the Digital Economy

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 1:15am

With Netcracker 2020, service providers can transform customer engagement, dynamically evolve their digital ecosystems and reach new levels of automation and security, helping them to innovate and disrupt in the 5G digital economy.

Key Points: 
  • With Netcracker 2020, service providers can transform customer engagement, dynamically evolve their digital ecosystems and reach new levels of automation and security, helping them to innovate and disrupt in the 5G digital economy.
  • Netcracker 2020 Digital BSS/OSS and Customer Engagement products and services have been redesigned and enhanced for the 5G era.
  • With continuous short releases using Agile/DevOps processes, service providers gain faster access to innovative features with no disruptions to business operations.
  • Netcracker Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, offers mission-critical digital transformation solutions to service providers around the globe.

Rakuten Mobile and NEC Agree to Jointly Develop Containerized Standalone 5G Core Network

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:34am

TOKYO, June 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Rakuten Mobile, Inc. and NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to jointly develop the containerized standalone (SA) 5G core network (5GC) to be utilized in Rakuten Mobile's fully virtualized cloud-native 5G network.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Rakuten Mobile, Inc. and NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that the two companies have reached an agreement to jointly develop the containerized standalone (SA) 5G core network (5GC) to be utilized in Rakuten Mobile's fully virtualized cloud-native 5G network.
  • Based on the agreement, Rakuten Mobile and NEC will jointly develop the containerized SA 5G mobile core to be made available on the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP), Rakuten Mobile's fully virtualized and containerized cloud-native mobile network platform.
  • "We are very excited to collaborate with NEC on the development of our standalone 5G core network," commented Tareq Amin, Representative Director, Executive Vice President and CTO of Rakuten Mobile.
  • Rakuten Mobile, Inc. is a Rakuten Group company responsible for mobile communications, including mobile network operator (MNO) and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) businesses, as well as ICT and energy.

Mitsubishi Corporation and NTT complete investment in HERE Technologies

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 6:54am

TOKYO, June 2, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) announced today that they have completed the acquisition of a 30% stake in HERE Technologies (HERE) as of May 29, 2020, through a holding company which MC and NTT newly established in the Netherlands in December 2019.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 2, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) announced today that they have completed the acquisition of a 30% stake in HERE Technologies (HERE) as of May 29, 2020, through a holding company which MC and NTT newly established in the Netherlands in December 2019.
  • "We welcome Mitsubishi Corporation and NTT as new strategic investors, supporting our long-term growth ambitions.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates business across virtually every industry including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, foods, and environmental business.
  • For more information on Mitsubishi Corporation, please visit the company's website at https://www.mitsubishicorp.com/jp/en/.

Toyota Announces its Line-up for the New GR Yaris in Japan

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:35am

Toyota City, Japan, June 2, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota has announced its full line-up for the new GR Yaris models to be sold in Japan.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, June 2, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota has announced its full line-up for the new GR Yaris models to be sold in Japan.
  • Pre-orders for the GR Yaris*, which are currently being accepted online, have already reached approximately 6,000 units in Japan and Europe.
  • To cater to the needs of Toyota customers, the GR Yaris will be available in three models in Japan.
  • In one video, Toyota President Akio Toyoda says, in his Morizo persona, "The GR Yaris is a car developed for win.

Eisai Launches New Insomnia Drug Dayvigo (Lemborexant) CIV in the United States as a Treatment Option for Adults With Insomnia

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 3:05am

The mechanism of action in the treatment of insomnia is presumed to be through antagonism of orexin receptors1.

Key Points: 
  • The mechanism of action in the treatment of insomnia is presumed to be through antagonism of orexin receptors1.
  • In SUNRISE 2, DAYVIGO 5 mg and 10 mg demonstrated statistically significant superiority on the primary efficacy measure, sSOL, compared to placebo.
  • Eisai has also submitted a new drug application seeking approval of this agent for use in the treatment of insomnia in Canada in August 2019.
  • For further information on DAYVIGO in the United States, including Important Safety Information (ISI), please visit the DAYVIGO website (DAYVIGO.com(New Window)).

MHI RJ Aviation Group Launches as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Closes Acquisition of CRJ Series Program From Bombardier Inc.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 2:23am

The launch of MHIRJ coincides with the acquisition close of the CRJ Series Program from Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) (TSX: BBD.B) by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) (TOKYO:7011).

Key Points: 
  • The launch of MHIRJ coincides with the acquisition close of the CRJ Series Program from Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) (TSX: BBD.B) by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) (TOKYO:7011).
  • "I am pleased to announce the opening chapter of MHIRJ's story," said Hiroaki Yamamoto, President & CEO of the MHI RJ Aviation Group.
  • MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) provides comprehensive critical operational, engineering and customer support solutions including maintenance, refurbishment, technical publications, marketing and sales activities for the global regional aircraft industry.
  • A wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, MHI RJ Aviation Group includes MHI RJ Aviation ULC (Canada), MHI RJ Aviation Inc. (U.S.A.) and MHI RJ Aviation GmbH (Germany).

DENSO and Certhon Establish DENSO AgriTech Solutions

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 4:48am

TOKYO, June 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO Corporation and Certhon Group announced they have established on May 29, 2020, DENSO AgriTech Solutions, Inc., a sales company focused on providing innovative horticulture solutions.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO Corporation and Certhon Group announced they have established on May 29, 2020, DENSO AgriTech Solutions, Inc., a sales company focused on providing innovative horticulture solutions.
  • Supported by a business collaboration with Toyota Tsusho Corporation, DENSO AgriTech Solutions will strengthen sales of greenhouse solutions in Japan and other Asian countries.
  • DENSO and Certhon formed a capital alliance in March 2020 with the objective of uniting DENSO's automotive technology and Certhon's horticulture technology to meet the diverse demand of agricultural solutions globally.
  • By establishing the sales company, DENSO and Certhon will build a sustainable agricultural business by providing cutting-edge technologies to global growers.

Fujitsu Signs Partnership Agreement with Scaled Agile, Inc., Driving Large-Scale Agile for Digital Transformation

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 4:01am

TOKYO, June 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has signed an agreement to join Scaled Agile, Inc.'s Partner Program as a Gold Transformation Partner.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, June 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has signed an agreement to join Scaled Agile, Inc.'s Partner Program as a Gold Transformation Partner.
  • Provided by Scaled Agile Inc., SAFe is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principals, practices, and competencies for Lean, Agile, and DevOps.
  • In addition, starting in fiscal 2020, Fujitsu will provide its customers and partners with SAFe education programs to promote large-scale Agile adoption to support customers' digital transformation.
  • "We welcome Fujitsu's participation in the Scaled Agile Partner Program as a new Gold Transformation Partner.

Fujitsu Accelerates Digital Transformation with Flexible, Scale-out Software-Defined Storage ETERNUS Data Services Platform

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:26am

- Fujitsu will continue to help customers achieve digital transformation (DX) by providing a leading-edge foundation with storage products, solving their data management challenges.

Key Points: 
  • - Fujitsu will continue to help customers achieve digital transformation (DX) by providing a leading-edge foundation with storage products, solving their data management challenges.
  • TOKYO, May 28, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited today announced the launch of Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DSP (Data Services Platform), a high-volume data management solution for enterprises that rely on vast amounts for data for success.
  • As part of the Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS series, this software-defined storage with ETERNUS Data Services Platform Software is a data management software based on x86 servers.
  • Fujitsu will continue to help customers achieve digital transformation (DX) by providing a leading-edge foundation with storage products, solving their data management challenges.

eK X and eK Wagon Achieve Top Ratings for Preventive and Collision Safety Performance in JNCAP

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:31am

Both height kei wagons eK X and eK Wagon earned the highest ASV+++(2) rating in the preventive safety performance and the maximum five-star rating in the collision safety performance in the FY2019(3) JNCAP testing and assessment.

Key Points: 
  • Both height kei wagons eK X and eK Wagon earned the highest ASV+++(2) rating in the preventive safety performance and the maximum five-star rating in the collision safety performance in the FY2019(3) JNCAP testing and assessment.
  • The eK X and eK Wagon come equipped with driver assistance technology which encompasses preventive safety measures to support the drivers in avoiding collisions, or mitigate the collision damage.
  • Both the eK X and eK Wagon received full scores of lane departure prevention, pedal misapplication prevention and rear-view monitoring systems.
  • The eK X and eK Wagon offer high levels of collision safety performance by adopting MITSUBISHI MOTORS' RISE(5) safety body system.

2019 JNCAP Assessment on Toyota Vehicles Announced

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 6:07am

Toyota City, Japan, May 27, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota models Alphard/Vellfire, RAV4, and Raize received the highest rank awards in the FY2019 safety performance assessment by JNCAP(1).

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, May 27, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota models Alphard/Vellfire, RAV4, and Raize received the highest rank awards in the FY2019 safety performance assessment by JNCAP(1).
  • JNCAP revises its testing methods and assessment standards meticulously, every year, taking into account actual traffic accidents that have occurred in Japan and the necessity of establishing countermeasures.
  • Also in its FY 2019 assessment, the autonomous emergency braking system for pedestrians at night without lighting was added in the list of evaluation items.
  • The Alphard/Vellfire and RAV4 equipped with the latest Toyota Safety Sense--a pre-collision safety system that detects pedestrians at night--received the highest rank of ASV+++ in JNCAP's assessment of preventive safety performance.

Fujitsu Launches 14 New Models of Enterprise Notebooks, Tablets and Workstations Optimized for Remote Work

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 3:10am

By expanding its lineup of superior mobile products, the Fujitsu Group will continue to support such initiatives as remote work, as part of the customers' workstyle transformation.

Key Points: 
  • By expanding its lineup of superior mobile products, the Fujitsu Group will continue to support such initiatives as remote work, as part of the customers' workstyle transformation.
  • The 13.3 inch LIFEBOOK U7310/D, 14.0 inch LIFEBOOK U7410/D and 15.6 inch LIFEBOOK U7510/D models are easy to maintain with replacable batteries.
  • For enterprise customers, customers will also offer models including 13.3 inch ARROWS Tab Q7310/DB and 10.1 inch ARROWS Tab Q5010/DB.
  • Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US$35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.

Fujitsu Develops AI-Video Recognition Technology to Promote Hand Washing Etiquette and Hygiene in the Workplace

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 2:34am

Specifically, Fujitsu has refined recognition capabilities for hand movements to create technology to automatically recognize complicated hand movements performed during hand washing.

Key Points: 
  • Specifically, Fujitsu has refined recognition capabilities for hand movements to create technology to automatically recognize complicated hand movements performed during hand washing.
  • With the new technology, the complex hand movements of handwashing are captured as a combination of hand shape and repetitive rubbing motions, detected by two deep learning engines: Hand Shape Recognition and Motion Recognition (Figure 3).
  • Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services.
  • The research area of FRDC covers all the business fields of Fujitsu, namely information processing, communications, semiconductors and software services.

Mitsubishi Motors Joins OPEN COVID-19 DECLARATION

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:34am

TOKYO, May 26, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation MMC) joined OPEN COVID-19 DECLARATION, which aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 26, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation MMC) joined OPEN COVID-19 DECLARATION, which aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia.
  • The global sales volume in fiscal year 2019 was 1,127,000 units, and the net sales of Mitsubishi Motors for fiscal year 2018 was 2.27 trillion yen.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government to trial 5G Antenna-equipped Smart Poles in Cooperation with Sumitomo Corporation and NEC

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 2:44am

TOKYO, May 25, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Sumitomo Corporation has concluded an agreement with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on the preliminary/trial installation and verification of smart poles being carried out by the government.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 25, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Sumitomo Corporation has concluded an agreement with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on the preliminary/trial installation and verification of smart poles being carried out by the government.
  • Together with NEC Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation intends to install two types of smart poles in the Nishi-shinjuku area of Tokyo by the end of June 2020.
  • In its "TOKYO Data Highway Basic Strategy" formulated in August 2019, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government calls for constructing an ultra-high-speed mobile Internet network in Tokyo.
  • In partnering with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Sumitomo Corporation and NEC will be installing two types of smart poles in the Nishi-shinjuku area by the end of June 2020 to verify their utility under both ordinary and emergency circumstances.

Mazda Begins Providing, Virtual Racing Car, Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept Online

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 6:26am

HIROSHIMA, Japan, May 22, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the release of our virtual racing car, "Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept."

Key Points: 
  • HIROSHIMA, Japan, May 22, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the release of our virtual racing car, "Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept."
  • Jointly developed with Polyphony Digital Inc., the vehicle will be available for download in Gran Turismo Sport from 3 p.m. (JST) on May 22, 2020(1).
  • The RX-Vision GT3 Concept is our newest virtual race car in Sony Interactive Entertainment's PlayStation 4 driving simulation title, Gran Turismo Sport, and we hope that all players will enjoy taking it for a spin.
  • In addition, to commemorate Mazda's 100-year anniversary, we have started to offer various online events, which people who enjoy Gran Turismo Sport can participate in.

'e5 Consortium' Established to Promote Zero-Emission Electric Vessel

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:34am

The seven e5 Consortium corporate members are focusing their attention on fulfilling the potential of electric vessels to solve these urgent issues.

Key Points: 
  • The seven e5 Consortium corporate members are focusing their attention on fulfilling the potential of electric vessels to solve these urgent issues.
  • As the first phrase of the project, the consortium plans to launch the world's first zero-emission electric tanker, powered by large-capacity lithium ion batteries, in March 2022(1).
  • (1) Asahi Tanker decided to build two electric tankers powered by lithium-ion batteries, the first such vessels in the world:
    Zero emission electric tanker concept video:
    (2) e5 Lab.
  • Inc. (President: Tomoaki Ichida; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), jointly established by four companies of Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Decides Not to Participate in 2020 Edition of Nurburgring 24 Hours

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:19am

Toyota City, Japan, May 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in the 48th edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring Endurance Race (24 Hours of Nurburgring), which is scheduled to take place September 24 to 27, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, May 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in the 48th edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring Endurance Race (24 Hours of Nurburgring), which is scheduled to take place September 24 to 27, 2020.
  • Toyota mechanics and engineers had intended to participate in this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring with a Lexus LC race car they created themselves and were proceeding with the necessary preparations.
  • For these reasons, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in this year's 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
  • Nevertheless, the 24 Hours of Nurburgring continues to be the root of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing activities, and its importance to our organization remains unchanged.

Fujitsu RunMyProcess Drives Next Phase of Digital Transformation in Business Processes with DigitalSuite ProcessModeler

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 1:00am

It achieves this by following industry-standard business process modelling notation (BPMN) to improve the usability and user interface of RunMyProcess DigitalSuite(1), the digital transformation cloud platform.

Key Points: 
  • It achieves this by following industry-standard business process modelling notation (BPMN) to improve the usability and user interface of RunMyProcess DigitalSuite(1), the digital transformation cloud platform.
  • The new DigitalSuite ProcessModeler release also enhances the capabilities for customers to improve the testing, deployment and scalability of digital business processes, both quickly and securely.
  • By making these enhancements, Fujitsu underlines its investment commitment to the RunMyProcess DigitalSuite, further extending the capabilities of ProcessModeler and continuing the progress achieved with the 2019 releases of DigitalSuite WebModeler and EnterpriseConnect.
  • (1) RunMyProcess DigitalSuite allows organizations to quickly and securely build, test, deploy and scale device-independent applications that connect digital business processes across cloud, on-premises and mobile environments.

MHPS Captures Global Gas Turbine Market Share Leadership Again

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 2:09am

First quarter global orders of 2,638 MW brought MHPS' market share to 28.5 percent globally.

Key Points: 
  • First quarter global orders of 2,638 MW brought MHPS' market share to 28.5 percent globally.
  • This increase in gas turbine market share was largely responsible for worldwide order booking increasing 19.7 percent during MHPS' fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.
  • "The extremely competitive global gas turbine market has moved in our direction with a clear preference for our JAC gas turbines, which are more reliable than competitor's gas turbines while providing record-setting fuel efficiency and output," said Ken Kawai, MHPS President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • "We are proud that our technology has launched us to global leadership in the competitive gas turbine market," said Ken Kawai, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Hitachi Awarded Contract to Supply, Install 300 Lifts at HDB Blocks in Singapore

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 3:57am

SINGAPORE, May 19, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, May 19, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte.
  • Ltd. has been awarded the 28th term contract for the supply and installation of lifts by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) of the Republic of Singapore (Singapore).
  • This is the largest single order for the Hitachi group's lifts and escalators business in Singapore.
  • Hitachi Elevator Asia will see the supply, delivery and installation of 300 lifts at HDB blocks.

DENSO, Global Mobility Service to Support Delivery of COVID-19 Test Kits in Indonesia

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 9:36am

Health care workers in Indonesia have relied on imported PCR test kits to trace and fight the virus, but growing demand has caused a shortage of these critical tests.

Key Points: 
  • Health care workers in Indonesia have relied on imported PCR test kits to trace and fight the virus, but growing demand has caused a shortage of these critical tests.
  • was launched to mass-produce 100 thousand PCR testing kits in Indonesia.
  • In this project, Bio Farma, an Indonesian state-run pharmaceutical company, has already started mass production of PCR test kits.
  • (2) Mobility Service Platform is a platform system that performs management, control, data analysis, etc.

Eisai to Launch New Selbelle Premium Tablets and New Selbelle Premium Fine Granules

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:33am

Stomach ailments, such as indigestion unrelated to overeating and stomach discomfort, prevent the enjoyment of eating on a routine basis.

Key Points: 
  • Stomach ailments, such as indigestion unrelated to overeating and stomach discomfort, prevent the enjoyment of eating on a routine basis.
  • The compounding amount of 'teprenone' was increased to 150mg / day for New Selbelle Premium from 112.5 mg / day for the conventional product.
  • In addition, New Selbelle Premium contains two natural extracts that revitalize stomach functions and digestive enzymes that help to digest fat.
  • For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit https://www.eisai.com
    Media Inquiries: Public Relations Department Eisai Co., Ltd. +81-(0)3-3817-5120
    Copyright 2020 JCN Newswire .

Hitachi to Provide $1 Million in Loans through Kiva to Businesses in Need around the Globe, Affected by the Spread of the COVID-19

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 5:24am

As repayments from these loans return to Hitachi's account, they will fund new loans over a 4-year period, after which the balance will be a donation to Kiva.

Key Points: 
  • As repayments from these loans return to Hitachi's account, they will fund new loans over a 4-year period, after which the balance will be a donation to Kiva.
  • Kiva facilitates loans to borrowers through their online crowdfunding platform, and to date 1.9 million people have funded over USD 1.44 billion in loans to 3.6 million borrowers in 77 countries.
  • Specifically, Hitachi Group employees will have an opportunity to choose business owners affected by COVID-19, and make a loan of USD 25 from the Hitachi fund.
  • Join Hitachi's social media community and help small business owners around the world affected by the pandemic through KIVA.

Toyota's Adjustments to Domestic Production in June 2020 (as of May 15)

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 9:01am

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our suppliers and people in those regions.

Key Points: 
  • We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to our suppliers and people in those regions.
  • We have decided to halt production at all plants for completed vehicles in Japan for four days, on June 5 (Fri), 12 (Fri), 19 (Fri), and 26 (Fri).
  • *Takaoka Plant, production line #2 and Toyota Industries Corporation, production lines #301 and #302 to operate during these four days (producing RAV4).
  • Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937.

Showa Denko Announces 2020 First Quarter Financial Results

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 8:30am

TOKYO, May 15, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko K.K.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 15, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko K.K.
  • (SDK; TSE:4004) today announced its 2020 first quarter financial results.
  • The Company also issued the following supporting release:
    Showa Denko K.K.
  • (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY) is a major manufacturer of chemical products serving from heavy industry to computers and electronics.

SDK Revises 2020 Consolidated Performance Forecast and Dividend Payment Forecast

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 8:30am

TOKYO, May 15, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) announces its decision to withdraw its forecast of consolidated financial results for the first half of 2020 and full-year 2020 published on February 13, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, May 15, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) announces its decision to withdraw its forecast of consolidated financial results for the first half of 2020 and full-year 2020 published on February 13, 2020.
  • SDK also decided to withdraw its forecast of dividend payment for 2020.
  • Thus, SDK's consolidated performance forecast and dividend payment forecast are left undecided for the time being.
  • We will announce a new dividend payment forecast as soon as it becomes possible to make a reasonable estimate of our business results.