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To Develop Japan's First Blood Biomarker-Based Diagnostic Workflow for Dementia Shimadzu, Eisai, Oita University, and Usuki City Medical Association Commence Joint Research

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

This joint study will attempt to develop Japan's first diagnostic workflow for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) that uses blood biomarkers.

Key Points: 
  • This joint study will attempt to develop Japan's first diagnostic workflow for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) that uses blood biomarkers.
  • Usuki City Medical Association will recruit applicants (50 years and older) who wish to participate in the study.
  • Primary care physicians affiliated with Usuki City Medical Association will perform simple cognitive function tests on applicants and select around 200 people with suspected MCI or mild dementia.
  • With this joint research, the four parties aim to establish a new diagnostic workflow for Alzheimer's disease that is based on blood biomarkers and includes primary care physicians.

Mazda: Mid-Term Management Plan Update and Management Policy up to 2030

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Nov 22, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation today announces an update to its Mid-Term Management Plan and basic management policies up to 2030.

Key Points: 
  • HIROSHIMA, Japan, Nov 22, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation today announces an update to its Mid-Term Management Plan and basic management policies up to 2030.
  • We are committed to engineering and manufacturing, creating human connections and developing people in a way that uplifts the mind and body.
  • Maintain Mazda's brand value management, offer our unique values, and continue to be the brand preferred by customers.
  • We estimate Mazda's EV ratio in global sales to rise to a range between 25 percent and 40 percent as of 2030.

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., SAP Japan Co., Ltd., Skillnote Corporation

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

To address these challenges and to provide a basis for efficient, continuous high-quality manufacturing by using common data and information, Fujitsu, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, SAP Japan and Skillnote plan to develop manufacturing platform services "co-created" with users.

Key Points: 
  • To address these challenges and to provide a basis for efficient, continuous high-quality manufacturing by using common data and information, Fujitsu, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, SAP Japan and Skillnote plan to develop manufacturing platform services "co-created" with users.
  • Fujitsu and SAP Japan introduced SAP's solutions to help streamline aircraft manufacturing business processes.
  • SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE in Germany and other countries.
  • Skillnote Corporation (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Takafumi Yamakawa) was founded in 2016 and is a global company providing the Skillnote skill and training management system focused on manufacturing sites.

MHI: Joint Demonstration of Automated Picking Solution Launched in Collaboration with Kirin Group

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Monday, November 21, 2022

TOKYO, Nov 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd., a global player within MHI Group, engaged in logistic machinery and solution business, will launch joint demonstration of an automated picking solution for beverage warehouses in collaboration with Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd. and Kirin Group Logistics Co., Ltd. from the end of this month.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd., a global player within MHI Group, engaged in logistic machinery and solution business, will launch joint demonstration of an automated picking solution for beverage warehouses in collaboration with Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd. and Kirin Group Logistics Co., Ltd. from the end of this month.
  • The demonstration includes establishment and verification of MHI's automated picking system's operating processes at "LogiQ X Lab".
  • The ultimate aim is to install automated picking solutions(Note1) developed by MHI Group in beverage warehouses, which typically rely heavily on manual labor, placing a burden on logistics operators.
  • Going forward, with MHI Group's automated picking solutions, automation and intelligence can be introduced into the picking process through application of the "∑SynX" (Sigma Synx) solution concept(2) currently under development by MHI.

NTT DOCOMO and SK Telecom to Collaborate on Technological Advancement of Metaverse, Digital Media and 5G/6G

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Monday, November 21, 2022

In the field of telecommunications-infrastructure technologies, the two companies will pursue cooperation aimed at advancing 5G commercial services, which both firms have already started offering.

Key Points: 
  • In the field of telecommunications-infrastructure technologies, the two companies will pursue cooperation aimed at advancing 5G commercial services, which both firms have already started offering.
  • Such efforts are expected to support the Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) concept being promoted by NTT, DOCOMO's parent.
  • By working together with NTT DOCOMO in the area of future ICT, we will generate tangible results that drive global ICT innovation."
  • We look forward to working with SK Telecom to develop the businesses of both companies."

Mitsubishi Motors Starts Sales of the All-New Outlander in China

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Monday, November 21, 2022

TOKYO, Nov 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) announced that GAC Mitsubishi Motors Co., Ltd. (GMMC), Mitsubishi Motors' vehicle production and sales joint venture in China, has begun production of the all-new Outlander, a crossover SUV, and started sales on November 19.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) announced that GAC Mitsubishi Motors Co., Ltd. (GMMC), Mitsubishi Motors' vehicle production and sales joint venture in China, has begun production of the all-new Outlander, a crossover SUV, and started sales on November 19.
  • The all-new Outlander is Mitsubishi Motors' flagship model developed under the product concept "I-Fu-Do-Do", which means authentic and majestic in Japanese.
  • GMMC has 2,891 employees, and serves as a sales and distribution platform for GAC and Mitsubishi Motors-branded vehicles in China.
  • The company has an annual production capacity over 270,000 units per year among the Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander, Eclipse Cross, and Airtrek.

Eisai to Present Full Findings from Lecanemab Confirmatory Phase 3 Clinical Trial (Clarity AD) and Other Alzheimer's Disease Research at The 15th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) Conference

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Additionally, other important research from the lecanemab clinical development program and Eisai's AD pipeline, including the company's investigational anti-microtubule binding region (MTBR) tau antibody (E2814), will be presented in four oral and ten poster presentations.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, other important research from the lecanemab clinical development program and Eisai's AD pipeline, including the company's investigational anti-microtubule binding region (MTBR) tau antibody (E2814), will be presented in four oral and ten poster presentations.
  • - Clarity AD: Full results from the Phase 3 confirmatory Clarity AD clinical trial of lecanemab in patients with early AD will be presented in a scientific session on November 29 at 4:50 p.m. PT.
  • Eisai will host a live webcast of presentations in the session and can be viewed live on the investors section of the Eisai Co., Ltd. website.
  • The FDA has agreed that the results of Clarity AD can serve as the confirmatory study to verify the clinical benefit of lecanemab.

Fujitsu and Wakayama Medical University start joint trials for millimeter-wave sensor to detect falls of elderly patients

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Monday, November 21, 2022

TOKYO, Nov 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu and Wakayama Medical University today announced the start of joint trials of a technology to support nurses and caregivers in visually monitoring patients in privacy-sensitive contexts, including hospital rooms and nursing facilities.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 21, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu and Wakayama Medical University today announced the start of joint trials of a technology to support nurses and caregivers in visually monitoring patients in privacy-sensitive contexts, including hospital rooms and nursing facilities.
  • Fujitsu will analyze data obtained through the trials and further refine its technology based on analysis results evaluated by Wakayama Medical University, drawing on the Wakayama Medical University's knowledge from the medical field.
  • Based on these results, the two parties aim to offer a millimeter-wave sensor service for privacy-conscious monitoring to hospitals and nursing facilities in fiscal 2023.
  • In fiscal 2021, the Japan Hospital Association(2) counted a total of 290 falls per month at 18 hospitals in Japan.

Honda to Begin Sales of All-new ZR-V SUV in April 2023

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Friday, November 18, 2022

TOKYO, Nov 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new SUV, the ZR-V, on April 21, 2023, at dealerships across Japan.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of the all-new SUV, the ZR-V, on April 21, 2023, at dealerships across Japan.
  • A number of packaging technologies, including the use of these basic design lines, made the ZR-V easy to drive.
  • Please do not overestimate the capabilities of each Honda SENSING function and drive safely while paying constant attention to your surroundings.
  • (6) Available only for certain types of the all-new ZR-V.
    (7) Standard equipment of Grade e:HEV Z and Z of ZR-V.

MHI Group Launches Phase 2 of Demonstration Testing of Automated Valet Parking System Using AGV Robots

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Friday, November 18, 2022

The system employs automated guided vehicle (AGV) robots, dubbed "Stan," manufactured by Stanley Robotics, a French venture-backed company.

Key Points: 
  • The system employs automated guided vehicle (AGV) robots, dubbed "Stan," manufactured by Stanley Robotics, a French venture-backed company.
  • Phase 1 of the demonstration testing of this automated valet parking system, the first application of its kind in a commercial complex in Japan, took place in June 2022(1).
  • The initial phase had two core aims: to verify handling performance using AGV robots, and to evaluate user satisfaction.
  • By taking the lead in providing AGV robot-based automated valet parking systems, MHI Group will contribute to the realization of a safe, convenient and sustainable society.

Hitachi Rail wins major contract to deliver sustainable digital commuter railway in the Philippines

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Hitachi Rail will introduce its innovative European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signalling on the North South Commuter Railway.

Key Points: 
  • Hitachi Rail will introduce its innovative European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 signalling on the North South Commuter Railway.
  • By delivering this project, Hitachi Rail will reduce a major commuter railway's energy footprint, supporting greener travel.
  • Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey solutions.
  • Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group's market-leading technology and research-and-development capabilities, we strive for industry leading innovations and solutions that can deliver value for customers and sustainable railway systems that benefit wider society.

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Heads to Asia Cross Country Rally 2022 with the Triton - Rally to Start on November 21

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Friday, November 18, 2022

TOKYO, Nov 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) announced that Team Mitsubishi Ralliart, which receives technical support from Mitsubishi Motors, will participate in the Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR) 2022 to be held from November 21st with three Triton rally cars (Group T1 prototype cross-country vehicles).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (hereafter, Mitsubishi Motors) announced that Team Mitsubishi Ralliart, which receives technical support from Mitsubishi Motors, will participate in the Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR) 2022 to be held from November 21st with three Triton rally cars (Group T1 prototype cross-country vehicles).
  • As a result, in addition to the tough routes, the team is anticipating dry, off-road trails and new challenges including steep gradients.
  • To prepare for these challenges, Team Mitsubishi Ralliart subjected the Triton rally cars to a total of 1,900 kilometers of endurance testing.
  • Hiroshi Masuoka, team director of Team Mitsubishi Ralliart, commented:
    "To lead the team to victory as team director, I have drawn on my rallying know-how and experience, built the team organization, and worked to hone our cars.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Presents 2023 Rally Team Setups

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Friday, November 18, 2022

TOKYO, Nov 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) announced on November 18 its domestic and international rally entry structure and the outline of TGR Rally Challenge for the 2023 season.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 18, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) announced on November 18 its domestic and international rally entry structure and the outline of TGR Rally Challenge for the 2023 season.
  • - In the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), in which TGR will seek its third consecutive title treble, the team of Takamoto Katsuta and Aaron Johnston has been promoted to the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT roster, where they will share the position of driving the third car with the team of Sebastien Ogier and Vincent Landais.
  • - To promote regional development by organizing rallies, TGR will once again work with local communities across Japan to hold the TGR Rally Challenge, in which anyone can compete.
  • TGR will continue its practice of making ever-better motorsports-bred cars and pursuing activities to enhance the appeal and sustainability of motorsports.

MHI Signs MOU with Taiwan Power Company for Ammonia Co-Firing at the Linkou Thermal Power Plant

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

TOKYO, Nov 17, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has reached an agreement with the Taiwanese state-owned firm Taiwan Power Company (TPC) to conduct a study on introducing ammonia co-firing at the Linkou Thermal Power Plant in Linkou District, New Taipei, Taiwan.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Nov 17, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has reached an agreement with the Taiwanese state-owned firm Taiwan Power Company (TPC) to conduct a study on introducing ammonia co-firing at the Linkou Thermal Power Plant in Linkou District, New Taipei, Taiwan.
  • The MOU signing ceremony held in Taiwan was attended by TPC President Yao-Ting Wang, with MHI represented by Senior Executive Fellow Toshiyuki Hashi, Head of Energy Transition & Power Headquarters of Energy Systems.
  • MHI and Mitsubishi Corporation Machinery will consider and supply ammonia burners and other equipment and systems necessary for ammonia co-firing.
  • MHI's Toshiyuki Hashi said: "MHI has been contributing to the power industry in Taiwan for around 50 years.

Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS2022): Why ESG Evaluation Matters, to be held November 18

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

The 2022 IAFOR Global Innovation and Value Summit (GIVS) is focused on providing one possible offramp from Guterres's highway to hell, showcasing a new approach to measure and monitor the value created and destroyed by companies irrespective of their size, industry or location.

Key Points: 
  • The 2022 IAFOR Global Innovation and Value Summit (GIVS) is focused on providing one possible offramp from Guterres's highway to hell, showcasing a new approach to measure and monitor the value created and destroyed by companies irrespective of their size, industry or location.
  • The 2022 GIVS event, "The Future of ESG and Value: Why ESG Evaluation Matters", will include two panel sessions in the areas of sustainability, purpose, and value.
  • The second panel will explain the VRC Value Model and introduce the Value Model certification course.
  • The Value Research Center (VRC) at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan was established in November 2021.

A Nod to the Near Future: Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept Revealed in U.S.

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Already a leader in electrification, the company gave a glimpse of what the future could be with the Toyota bZ Compact SUV, extending the vision under the "Toyota bZ" brand umbrella.

Key Points: 
  • Already a leader in electrification, the company gave a glimpse of what the future could be with the Toyota bZ Compact SUV, extending the vision under the "Toyota bZ" brand umbrella.
  • "With an aerodynamic design coupled with intuitive tech features never before seen in a Toyota model, the bZ Concept showcases another possible vision of the very near future with our battery electric vehicles."
  • The Toyota bZ Compact SUV Concept is designed as a full battery-electric vehicle, using a clean-vital design approach.
  • Globally, Toyota plans to expand to around 30 dedicated BEVs, including five carrying the bZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker.