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SoftBank Corp. and Honda Start Use Case Verification of Technologies to Reduce Collisions Involving Pedestrians and Vehicles Using 5G SA and Cellular V2X

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 7:22am

(3) This will enable the pedestrian to take evasive action to prevent a possible collision with the vehicle.

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  • (3) This will enable the pedestrian to take evasive action to prevent a possible collision with the vehicle.
  • These high-speed data communications between the moving vehicle, pedestrians, and other vehicles will help prevent collisions.
  • SoftBank and Honda had already been working together conducting technology verification for 5G-based connected vehicles by setting up a 5G experimental base station at the Takasu Proving Grounds.
  • - SoftBank, the SoftBank name and logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of SoftBank Group Corp. in Japan and other countries.

NEC to Release TIP-compliant Fully Disaggregated 400G Transponder Solution in 2022

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 4:55am

Phoenix is managed by TIP's Open Optical and Packet Transport (OOPT) Project Group and seeks to develop a 400G transponder for open and disaggregated high-capacity DWDM networks.

Key Points: 
  • Phoenix is managed by TIP's Open Optical and Packet Transport (OOPT) Project Group and seeks to develop a 400G transponder for open and disaggregated high-capacity DWDM networks.
  • "NEC participating in TIP's OOPT Project Group is welcome support for critical interoperability to prove that Phoenix use cases can be achieved with open disaggregated optical network architectures.
  • We are excited to see NEC products compliant with TIP's Phoenix requirements as well as their capabilities as a system integrator."
  • NEC will release its TIP-compliant 400G transponder solution to the market globally along with NEC's ecosystem partners in 2022.

Hitachi Energy Launches IdentiQ Digital Twin for Sustainable, Flexible and Secure Power Grids

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:32am

IdentiQ(2) will help to advance the world's energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure, accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral future.

Key Points: 
  • IdentiQ(2) will help to advance the world's energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure, accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral future.
  • IdentiQ is the digital twin of a HVDC converter station, STATCOM or other power quality solution.
  • "IdentiQ is a game-changing digital twin solution built on our unique domain expertise and leadership in power grid technologies and innovation," said Niklas Persson, Managing Director of Hitachi Energy's Grid Integration business.
  • IdentiQ is part of Hitachi Energy's ambition to drive the pace of digital and eco-efficient innovation in power grid technologies and accelerate the transition towards carbon-neutral energy systems.

ITU-T Recommendation on Framework for a Cyber Defence Centre

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 10:06am

With the recommendation, various companies and organizations are expected to improve their cyber risk response capabilities by building and strengthening security response organizations based on a systematic framework.

Key Points: 
  • With the recommendation, various companies and organizations are expected to improve their cyber risk response capabilities by building and strengthening security response organizations based on a systematic framework.
  • ITU-T Recommendation X.1060 defines the CDC as "An entity within an organization that offers security services to manage the cyber security risks of its business activities".
  • Thus, the recommendation can be practically used as a guideline for cyber security and its organizational functions, as well as a reference for implementing specific cyber security response operations.
  • NTT, NTTS, NTT-TX and NEC will collaborate with various organizations and groups to promote the use of the framework of this recommendation both domestically and internationally for cyber security response.

Fujitsu and Ben-Gurion University Embark on Joint Research at New Center in Israel for Precise and Secure AI

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 8:04am

The newly-established "Fujitsu Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Israel" (Fujitsu CCoE IL) hosts a team of approximately 20 researchers including Prof. Yuval Elovici and Prof. Asaf Shabtai.

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  • The newly-established "Fujitsu Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Israel" (Fujitsu CCoE IL) hosts a team of approximately 20 researchers including Prof. Yuval Elovici and Prof. Asaf Shabtai.
  • Prof. Yuval Elovici, said, "We are excited to enhance our collaboration with Fujitsu, a world-leading information and communications technology company.
  • Together we can make systems that are based on AI more robust to attacks that focus on the AI component."
  • "This joint strategic research collaboration is a testament to Ben-Gurion University's leadership in the cybersecurity space," added Josh Peleg, CEO, BGN Technologies.

MHIEC Receives Order from Sendai City to Refurbish Matsumori Waste-to-Energy Plant

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 4:20am

for refurbishment of its Matsumori Waste-to-Energy Plant, an incineration plant for municipal solid waste.

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  • for refurbishment of its Matsumori Waste-to-Energy Plant, an incineration plant for municipal solid waste.
  • The Matsumori Waste-to-Energy Plant was originally designed and constructed by MHI.
  • On completion in August 2005, the facility incorporated three stoker-type incinerators each providing a processing capacity of 200 tpd, plus related equipment.
  • Based on this strong track record, MHIEC is well positioned to propose and provide comprehensive solutions encompassing all aspects from plant construction to operation.

North American Mazda CX-50 Crossover SUV World Premiere

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 4:08am

- Mazda's new core model, made in the USA for the North American market -

Key Points: 
  • - Mazda's new core model, made in the USA for the North American market -
    TOKYO, Nov 16, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda North American Operations today premiered the Mazda CX-50 crossover SUV soon to be released for the North American market.
  • The CX-50 is a crossover SUV that will be added to our North American lineup to meet the needs of local customers, especially those in the U.S., who look for an SUV-like presence and off-road performance in their vehicle.
  • Blending Kodo design's elegance and quality with the power and sturdy functionality expected of an SUV, the CX-50 is a crossover SUV with an outdoor-capable presence that respectfully interacts with the surroundings.
  • "The CX-50 is the first vehicle to be manufactured at our new Mazda Toyota Manufacturing plant in the U.S. and meets the needs of customers mainly from the U.S., showing our strong commitment to the North American market," said Jeffrey H. Guyton, Mazda's Senior Managing Executive Officer, Oversight of Operations in North America; President and CEO, Mazda Motor of America, Inc. (Mazda North American Operations).

Smartpay officially launches the first all-in-one e-commerce payment solution and BNPL service that is completely free for consumers

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 2:30am

today announced the launch of its new "Buy Now Pay Later" (BNPL) service, which combines an all-in-one payment experience and interest free payment solution, designed to solve Japanese consumer payment issues and improve merchant conversion rates.

Key Points: 
  • today announced the launch of its new "Buy Now Pay Later" (BNPL) service, which combines an all-in-one payment experience and interest free payment solution, designed to solve Japanese consumer payment issues and improve merchant conversion rates.
  • Smartpay is the first free of charge BNPL payment option for Japanese consumers who have credit cards.
  • The payment experience is also Japan's first cross-merchant, cross-platform, and single-click checkout BNPL service, allowing consumers to checkout in as little as 10 seconds.
  • The BNPL payment solution is simple to understand, structured on 3 equal installments over 8 weeks.

Japan's Fugaku Retains Title as World's Fastest Supercomputer for Fourth Consecutive Terms

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:02am

TOKYO, Nov 16, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, has successfully retained the top spot for fourth consecutive terms on all four of the major high-performance computer rankings.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 16, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The supercomputer Fugaku, jointly developed by RIKEN and Fujitsu, has successfully retained the top spot for fourth consecutive terms on all four of the major high-performance computer rankings.
  • The results this time were made with Fugaku's full complement of 158,976 nodes fit into 432 racks.
  • The top ranking on Graph 500 was won by a collaboration involving RIKEN, Kyushu University, Fixstars Corporation, and Fujitsu.
  • Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.6 trillion yen (US$34 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021.

Enablement of JCB Contactless payment acceptance at all OMNY contactless subway and bus validator screens in New York

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 3:00am

JCB has been one of NY MTA's long-time fare payment options and now enabling contactless payments gives JCB cardmembers the convenience of tapping their cards wherever OMNY, NY MTA's contactless fare payment system, is available.

Key Points: 
  • JCB has been one of NY MTA's long-time fare payment options and now enabling contactless payments gives JCB cardmembers the convenience of tapping their cards wherever OMNY, NY MTA's contactless fare payment system, is available.
  • Sarah Meyer, Chief Customer Officer of NY MTA, commented, "We look forward to working closely with JCB.
  • Huge numbers of visitors from Asia will be able to experience the seamlessness of OMNY when they are visiting New York City.
  • Ray Shinzawa, President & COO at JCBUSA, said, "We are pleased that our JCB cardmembers can now enjoy the added convenience of tapping their cards or smartphones on NY MTA subway and bus validator screens.

Mazda to Participate in Motor Sports Race Powered by Next-Generation Biodiesel Fuel

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 2:24am

From next year, Mazda will step up its efforts and participate in all rounds of the endurance race throughout the season.

Key Points: 
  • From next year, Mazda will step up its efforts and participate in all rounds of the endurance race throughout the season.
  • Therefore, biodiesel fuels can be expected to play a prominent role as an excellent liquid fuel source in promoting carbon neutrality.
  • In August 2020, the project confirmed that the performance of this biodiesel fuel was on a par with petroleum-based diesel fuel, and Mazda commenced using it in company cars with diesel engines.
  • It collaborates with Mazda through Hiroshima "Your Green Fuel" Project and will supply fuels to support Mazda's participation in the upcoming Super Taikyu Race.

Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) achieves connectivity in trial conducted by Airbus and NTT DOCOMO

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 1:46am

TOKYO, Nov 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Airbus and NTT DOCOMO, INC. have demonstrated the ability to use its solar-powered Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) to deliver future wireless broadband connectivity.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 15, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Airbus and NTT DOCOMO, INC. have demonstrated the ability to use its solar-powered Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) to deliver future wireless broadband connectivity.
  • The trial took place in the United States in August, when the Zephyr S aircraft undertook approx.
  • Carrying an onboard radio transmitter, the Zephyr S provided an agile datalink during a stratospheric flight to simulate future direct-to-device connectivity.
  • Tests included various bandwidths to simulate direct-to-device service from the HAPS to end users using low, nominal and high throughput.

DOCOMO Develops Blade-free Drone Fitted with High-res Camera and LEDs

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 1:27am

The drone, which uses helium to stay aloft and is propelled by ultrasonic vibrations, is expected to be used at events, etc.

Key Points: 
  • The drone, which uses helium to stay aloft and is propelled by ultrasonic vibrations, is expected to be used at events, etc.
  • DOCOMO aims to commercialize the drone within the current fiscal year ending next March.
  • As such, the drone is ideal for airborne use at events, commercial facilities and other places where people gather.
  • A prototype was first unveiled in 2019 in an effort to develop a highly safe drone with practical applications.

NTT and NTT DOCOMO Trial First Use of User-tracking Metasurface Reflector for Extreme Mobile Coverage in Current 5G and Coming 6G Era

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 12:51am

The technology is expected to expand the use of high-frequency radio bands in places such as factories and offices.

Key Points: 
  • The technology is expected to expand the use of high-frequency radio bands in places such as factories and offices.
  • To overcome the problem, one solution is to reflect and redirect the signals, but conventional reflectors can only redirect signals in fixed directions.
  • The RIS reflector will be exhibited at NTT R&D Forum 2021(*), which is being held online from November 11 to 16.
  • NTT DOCOMO, Japan's leading mobile operator with over 83 million subscriptions, is one of the world's foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Subaru, Toyota, Mazda, and Yamaha Take on Challenge to Expand Options for Producing, Transporting, and Using Fuel Toward Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 12:00am

To achieve carbon neutrality, Mazda believes that it is important to provide customers with a variety of options.

Key Points: 
  • To achieve carbon neutrality, Mazda believes that it is important to provide customers with a variety of options.
  • Mazda intends to conduct verification tests in various environments and conditions to contribute to the expansion of the use of next-generation biodiesel fuel.
  • By collaborating and competing together in racing, the two companies plan to accelerate the development of technologies for all options and take on the challenge of achieving carbon neutrality.
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Yamaha Motor have started considerations toward the joint development of a hydrogen engine for possible use in two-wheeled vehicles.

Celebrations for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Bahrain

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 8:17am

TOKYO, Nov 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing completed its history-making Hypercar season in style with a one-two victory in the 8 Hours of Bahrain on a day of destiny for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) drivers' crown.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing completed its history-making Hypercar season in style with a one-two victory in the 8 Hours of Bahrain on a day of destiny for the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) drivers' crown.
  • Both GR010 HYBRIDs displayed a tribute to Kazuki, who has earned his status as an endurance racing legend by winning Le Mans three times.
  • On a day of new milestones, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing became the first team to win every race in a WEC season.
  • But some exciting wheel-to-wheel racing put the GR010 HYBRIDs back in front and they never looked back.

Eisai: New Phase 3 Data Show Positive Correlation Between ADUHELM Treatment Effect on Biomarkers and Reduction in Clinical Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:10am

The findings were presented today at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease conference (CTAD), held November 9-12 virtually and in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • The findings were presented today at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease conference (CTAD), held November 9-12 virtually and in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Greater reduction in plasma p-tau181 also had a statistically significant correlation with less decline in cognition and function in ADUHELM-treated patients.
  • Greater reduction in plasma p-tau181 was correlated with less clinical decline in all four clinical outcome measures in the Phase 3 trials.
  • Although the disease continued to progress after treatment discontinuation, numerical differences in favor of ADUHELM were maintained across clinical endpoints.

Eisai Presents New Analysis of Lecanemab Clinical Efficacy Results from Phase 2b Study at Clinical Trials On Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) Conference

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 6:31am

This presentation was made by Eisai at the 2021 Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) conference, November 9-12, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts and virtually.

Key Points: 
  • This presentation was made by Eisai at the 2021 Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) conference, November 9-12, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts and virtually.
  • "In Study 201, lecanemab showed robust clearance of brain amyloid and slowing of clinical decline across several clinical and biomarker endpoints.
  • In March 2021, Eisai completed enrollment of 1,795 patients with early Alzheimer's disease in our confirmatory Phase 3 Clarity AD clinical study.
  • The Phase 3 clinical study, AHEAD 3-45, is currently exploring lecanemab's safety and efficacy in individuals with preclinical AD."

Eisai: Introduction of Plasma-based Biomarker Screening to Facilitate Identification of Subjects for Phase 3 Ahead 3-45 Trial Presented at Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) Conference

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 6:03am

AHEAD 3-45 is the first preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) trial to use these biomarkers to detect AD pathology and potentially accelerate the screening process.

Key Points: 
  • AHEAD 3-45 is the first preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) trial to use these biomarkers to detect AD pathology and potentially accelerate the screening process.
  • This presentation was made by The Alzheimer's Clinical Trial Consortium (ACTC) at the 2021 Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) conference, November 9-12, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts and virtually.
  • The AHEAD 3-45 clinical study will evaluate the efficacy of treatment with lecanemab in participants with preclinical AD and elevated amyloid and in participants with early preclinical AD and intermediate amyloid.
  • There is no guarantee that such investigational agent will successfully complete clinical development or gain health authority approval.

Toyota Announces Production Plans in December 2021, as of November 12

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 5:40am

Toyota City, Japan, Nov 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - At Toyota, we have made repeated adjustments to our production plans since August due to a shortage of parts resulting from the spread of COVID-19, causing various inconveniences to all parties concerned.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, Nov 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - At Toyota, we have made repeated adjustments to our production plans since August due to a shortage of parts resulting from the spread of COVID-19, causing various inconveniences to all parties concerned.
  • We would like to express our gratitude to all parties concerned for their immense support in helping us maintain production.
  • The global production plan in December is expected to reach the 800,000 units level including the recovery from the impact of the previous production cutbacks.
  • In addition, we will continue to maintain our production forecast of 9 million units for the fiscal year.