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Chubu Miraiz and MC to Launch New Assisted-Living JV

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 5:12am

TOKYO, Feb 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Inc. (Chubu Miraiz) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) are pleased to announce their decision today to establish a new joint-venture company that will specialize in providing assisted-living services across Japan.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Feb 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Inc. (Chubu Miraiz) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) are pleased to announce their decision today to establish a new joint-venture company that will specialize in providing assisted-living services across Japan.
  • Built up through its energy-supply operations, Chubu Miraiz brings to the partnership an expansive customer network, while the benefits of MC's involvement come from its broad industry connections and business expertise.
  • The partners are also discussing additional services designed to improve our peace of mind and quality of life.
  • This new joint venture will aim to meet those diversifying needs with services capable of building lifelong connections between Japan's society and citizens.

Fujitsu Launches AI-powered Physical Rehabilitation Solution 'HOPE ROMREC' in Japan

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:39am

TOKYO, Feb 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the launch of a new AI-powered physical rehabilitation solution in Japan, the "FUJITSU Healthcare Solution HOPE ROMREC", offering medical institutions like hospitals and clinics a powerful new tool for rehabilitation and orthopedic therapies.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Feb 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the launch of a new AI-powered physical rehabilitation solution in Japan, the "FUJITSU Healthcare Solution HOPE ROMREC", offering medical institutions like hospitals and clinics a powerful new tool for rehabilitation and orthopedic therapies.
  • The solution leverages an image analysis AI engine developed by Fujitsu consisting of multiple AI image recognition models.
  • Ultimately, the solution will help medical professionals evaluate the effectiveness of physical and occupational therapies and determine the degree of their patients' conditions.
  • Going forward, Fujitsu plans to continue strengthening the HOPE ROMREC solution and increase the number of measurement sites for range of motion detection.

Toyota Breaks Ground for 'Woven City'

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:43am

"The Woven City project officially starts today," said President Toyoda.

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  • "The Woven City project officially starts today," said President Toyoda.
  • I must express my deepest gratitude to all who have provided their whole-hearted support and cooperation to the project through today.
  • The unwavering themes of the Woven City are 'human-centered,' 'a living laboratory' and 'ever-evolving.'
  • The infrastructure of Woven City aims to create an environment where inventions with the potential to solve social issues are created on a timely basis.

Eisai: MHLW Grants Orphan Drug Designation in Japan to Novel FGF Receptor Selective Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor E7090

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6:40am

In Japan, a Phase I clinical trial of E7090 was conducted, and E7090 has been designated as the target drug for the SAKIGAKE Designation System of the MHLW for the treatment of unresectable biliary tract cancer.

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  • In Japan, a Phase I clinical trial of E7090 was conducted, and E7090 has been designated as the target drug for the SAKIGAKE Designation System of the MHLW for the treatment of unresectable biliary tract cancer.
  • Discovered in-house by Eisai's Tsukuba Research Laboratories, E7090 is an orally available novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor that demonstrates selective inhibitory activity against fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR) FGFR1, FGFR2 and FGFR3.
  • et al., "Biliary tract cancer registry in Japan from 2008 to 2013", J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci., 2016, 23, 149-157.
  • (6) Arai Y. et al., "Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 tyrosine kinase fusions define a unique molecular subtype of cholangiocarcinoma", Hepatology, 2014, 59, 1427-1434.

Eisai Receives Corporate Philanthropy Award for Its Efforts to Realize Human Health Care (hhc) Philosophy

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 4:11am

The Corporate Philanthropy Award was founded in 2003 with the aim of commending companies for their activities for social contribution that organically and sustainably utilize their management resources (human resources, know-how, technology, information, etc.)

Key Points: 
  • The Corporate Philanthropy Award was founded in 2003 with the aim of commending companies for their activities for social contribution that organically and sustainably utilize their management resources (human resources, know-how, technology, information, etc.)
  • The award was presented to Eisai for its corporate philosophy of human health care (hhc) and its activities to realize the hhc philosophy, evaluating "a corporate culture and purposeful activities where employees demonstrate their true value toward the realization of a society in which people can live happily."
  • Eisai's corporate philosophy is to give first thought to patients and their families, and increase the benefits that health care provides, and Eisai calls this philosophy the "human health care (hhc)" philosophy, in one word.
  • Eisai will make continuous efforts, based on the hhc philosophy, to further contribute to increasing the benefits of patients and their families around the world.

Northgate Public Services Becomes NEC Software Solutions UK from July 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 3:59am

TOKYO, Feb 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) and Northgate Public Services (NPS) today announced a name change that means from July 2021, NPS will become NEC Software Solutions UK.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Feb 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) and Northgate Public Services (NPS) today announced a name change that means from July 2021, NPS will become NEC Software Solutions UK.
  • NEC Software Solutions UK will remain a separate limited company and will continue to operate from its offices in the UK.
  • We are proud of the company's success and excited for the future as we continue to work with the UK team to drive innovation across the public sector under its new company name, NEC Software Solutions UK."
  • The following changes of company name will take place:
    Northgate Public Services (NPS) has a proven history of developing game changing software for the public sector.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing heads north in search of further snow success

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 9:59am

Making its debut in the FIA World Rally Championship, the event takes the place of the cancelled Rally Sweden as the season's only pure winter round.

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  • Making its debut in the FIA World Rally Championship, the event takes the place of the cancelled Rally Sweden as the season's only pure winter round.
  • The team will travel north from its base in central Finland aiming to continue the strong record of the Toyota Yaris WRC on snow and ice, having claimed three victories in Sweden in the past four seasons.
  • The rally will run to a condensed format with 10 stages providing a total of 251.08 competitive kilometres.
  • The final day on Sunday consists of two passes over the Aittajarvi test, the latter as the Power Stage.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Announces New President & CEO

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 8:23am

Mibe will succeed Takahiro Hachigo, the current President and Representative Director, who will become a Director, effective April 1, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Mibe will succeed Takahiro Hachigo, the current President and Representative Director, who will become a Director, effective April 1, 2021.
  • Under Hachigo's leadership, Honda has increased efficiency and strengthened its operating structure in the areas of production and product development.
  • In 2019, Mibe became the President and Representative Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd., and since 2020, Mibe has been concurrently serving as Senior Managing Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Honda appreciates the high expectations people worldwide have for Honda which will grow and advance hand-in-hand with society.

MITSUBISHI MOTORS Started Operation of a Rooftop Solar Power System at Its Laemchabang Factory in Thailand

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 8:05am

TOKYO, Feb 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) started operation of a 5-megawatt (MW(1)) capacity rooftop solar power system at the Laemchabang Factory of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MMTh), a production and sales company in Thailand.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Feb 19, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) started operation of a 5-megawatt (MW(1)) capacity rooftop solar power system at the Laemchabang Factory of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MMTh), a production and sales company in Thailand.
  • Combined this solar power system with the 2-MW capacity system, which is scheduled to be implemented in the near future, MMTh expects to reduce CO2 emissions from production activities by more than 6,100 tons per year.
  • MMTh has car-production plants and an engine facility in Chonburi Province, and has become MMC's largest manufacturing center outside Japan.
  • Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia.

OUTLANDER PHEV Became Europe's Best-selling Plug-in Hybrid SUV in 2020

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:47am

TOKYO, Feb 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced that the OUTLANDER PHEV has closed out 2020 as Europe's best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV.

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  • TOKYO, Feb 18, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced that the OUTLANDER PHEV has closed out 2020 as Europe's best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV.
  • A total of 26,673 units were sold across Europe in 2020, and the OUTLANDER PHEV became the second best-selling plug-in hybrid across all segments(1).
  • The OUTLANDER PHEV is the flagship model which embodies MITSUBISHI MOTORS' expertise in electrification, SUV and all-wheel control technologies.
  • The OUTLANDER PHEV is sold in more than 60 countries since the launch in 2013, and its global cumulative sales volume has reached 270,000 units as of December 2020.

Fujitsu Develops AI Technology to Automatically Differentiate Between Work Tasks in Video Data for Employee Training and Quality Control Purposes

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:40am

To measure the time required for each work element from the video data, however, it's necessary to divide video data into separate work elements manually.

Key Points: 
  • To measure the time required for each work element from the video data, however, it's necessary to divide video data into separate work elements manually.
  • Fujitsu has successfully developed a technology to automatically detect work elements even for different video data of the same work, taking into account variations in motion and other similar movements, by learning each work element using data obtained by dividing a single video for each element as training data.
  • Next, the division position (timestamp) of the work element section corresponding to the training data video is used to associate the discreet movement with the work element.
  • In each process, by only training with the division data of each work element of one person's video, the work element is automatically detected even in another video of the same work with 90% or more accuracy.