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Launch of New Hydrogen Utilization Council in Kobe/Kansai Area

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 3:20am

TOKYO, Sept 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Today, Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., a major wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, and Japanese various industries and energy companies(1) involved in hydrogen projects launched a new council named "Kobe/Kansai Hydrogen Utilization Council" (hereinafter, "Council") with the goal of developing hydrogen utilization methods and establishing a hydrogen supply chain in the Kobe/Kansai area.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Today, Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., a major wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, and Japanese various industries and energy companies(1) involved in hydrogen projects launched a new council named "Kobe/Kansai Hydrogen Utilization Council" (hereinafter, "Council") with the goal of developing hydrogen utilization methods and establishing a hydrogen supply chain in the Kobe/Kansai area.
  • Moving forward, through its activities with the new Council, the company will continue promoting the shift to a carbon-free, hydrogen-powered society by 2030.
  • MHI Group employs 80,000 people across 400 locations, operating in three business domains: "Power Systems," "Industry & Infrastructure," "Aircraft, Defense & Space."
  • By bringing people and ideas together as one, we continue to pave the way to a future of shared success.

Honda and General Motors Sign MoU Toward Establishing a Strategic Alliance in North America

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:46am

TOKYO, Sept 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - General Motors and Honda today announced they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding following extensive preliminary discussions toward establishing a North American automotive alliance.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - General Motors and Honda today announced they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding following extensive preliminary discussions toward establishing a North American automotive alliance.
  • General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around.
  • A global leader in powertrain and electromotive technologies, Honda produces nearly 28 million engines annually for its three product lines.
  • Honda and its partners build products in more than 60 manufacturing plants in 27 countries, employing more than 208,000 associates globally.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Wins Projects to Build Substations for Three New Wind Farms in Poland

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 8:34am

WARSAW, POLAND, Sept 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been awarded projects by French company, EDF Renewables, a global leader in renewable energy, to deliver three 110/20 kV power substations for three new wind power plants that it is building in Northern and Western Poland.

Key Points: 
  • WARSAW, POLAND, Sept 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been awarded projects by French company, EDF Renewables, a global leader in renewable energy, to deliver three 110/20 kV power substations for three new wind power plants that it is building in Northern and Western Poland.
  • Hitachi ABB Power Grids is the leader in power substation solutions, delivering a broad portfolio of power substation projects for windfarms.
  • About Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.
    Hitachi ABB Power Grids is global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries.
  • With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economics.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Innovates World-first Disaster Recovery Solution-based on Modular Mobile Substations

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 8:44am

This game-changing 'plug and play' solution contributes to Hitachi ABB Power Grids' vision of ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.

Key Points: 
  • This game-changing 'plug and play' solution contributes to Hitachi ABB Power Grids' vision of ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.
  • Hitachi ABB Power Grids' modular concept for the mobile substations market is highly configurable according to a customer's specific needs, which means it can replace different voltage ranges and standards of the grid.
  • About Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.
    Hitachi ABB Power Grids is global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries.
  • With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values.

Hitachi Successfully Clinches Another Contract to Supply and Install 300 Lifts at HDB Blocks in Singapore

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 4:50am

Ltd. (Hitachi Elevator Asia) has successfully clinched another large contract for the supply and installation of lifts from the Housing & Development Board (HDB) of the Republic of Singapore (Singapore).

Key Points: 
  • Ltd. (Hitachi Elevator Asia) has successfully clinched another large contract for the supply and installation of lifts from the Housing & Development Board (HDB) of the Republic of Singapore (Singapore).
  • Hitachi Elevator Asia has been awarded the 30th term contract to supply and install another 300 lifts at HDB blocks in Singapore.
  • This is the largest single contract for Hitachi group for the second time; the first was the 28th term contract(1).
  • Hitachi Elevator Asia aims to maintain their position among the top 3 in the new installation market of Singapore with the contribution of this contract in FY2020.

Fujitsu and Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital Embark on Joint Research and Development of AI Technology to Support Diagnosis of COVID-19 Pneumonia

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 2:18am

This joint research will enhance AI diagnostic support technology for novel coronavirus pneumonia, and Fujitsu ultimately aims to commercialize the technology as a healthcare solution for frontline medical professionals.

Key Points: 
  • This joint research will enhance AI diagnostic support technology for novel coronavirus pneumonia, and Fujitsu ultimately aims to commercialize the technology as a healthcare solution for frontline medical professionals.
  • Past CT image data of COVID-19 pneumonia patients from Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital will aid in the development of AI technology that detects abnormal shadow patterns in the lungs.
  • As the AI learns from this data about the possibility of COVID-19 pneumonia, Fujitsu and Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital will work together to evaluate the effectiveness of the technology.
  • Through this joint research and development, Fujitsu and Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital aim to deliver technology that leverages a variety of information for diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia to achieve improved diagnostic support from chest CT image diagnosis.

Honda to Commence the Tender Offer for Shares in Keihin, Showa and Nissin

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 9:52am

Honda confirmed that all of certain conditions precedent, including filing with and permits from competition authorities of relevant countries in connection with the Tender Offer, have been satisfied, and that the conditions to commence the Tender Offer have been fulfilled.

Key Points: 
  • Honda confirmed that all of certain conditions precedent, including filing with and permits from competition authorities of relevant countries in connection with the Tender Offer, have been satisfied, and that the conditions to commence the Tender Offer have been fulfilled.
  • Therefore, Honda determined to commence the Tender Offer from September 2, 2020 on September 1, 2020.
  • Along with the commencement of the Tender Offer, the schedule for implementation of the Absorption-type Merger assumed as of today is as follows.
  • For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.

Mitsubishi Power Established with Renewed Commitment to Transforming Energy Systems Around the World

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 3:12am

- As a major wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, Mitsubishi Power will work even more closely with its sister companies to tap new verticals and build on investments in digital solutions, hydrogen, ammonia, battery energy storage systems, and solar power.

Key Points: 
  • - As a major wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, Mitsubishi Power will work even more closely with its sister companies to tap new verticals and build on investments in digital solutions, hydrogen, ammonia, battery energy storage systems, and solar power.
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Power, a major subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, officially changed its corporate name from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems today.
  • Mitsubishi Power will capitalize on existing investments in emerging energy solutions, such as hydrogen, ammonia and solar power, to address the diverse and increasingly complex energy needs of customers around the world.
  • Throughout its history, Mitsubishi Power has built a strong position as a trusted partner to power generation companies globally.

Fujitsu to Reimagine the Future at Fujitsu ActivateNow 2020 Global Digital Experience

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:16am

TOKYO, Sept 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu ActivateNow, the company's new flagship event delivered as a digital experience, takes place on October 14 and 15, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu ActivateNow, the company's new flagship event delivered as a digital experience, takes place on October 14 and 15, 2020.
  • Fujitsu ActivateNow has a new format to deliver the high-quality speakers and content for which Fujitsu events are renowned.
  • Fujitsu believes that society's collective recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be driven by human-centric innovation, digital transformation and trust.
  • Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US$35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.

MITSUBISHI MOTORS Opens New Headquarter Showroom "MI-Playground" on September 1, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 9:01am

TOKYO, Aug 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced today that it will open its new headquarter showroom, also known as "MI-Playground" (pronounced "My Playground"), near its headquarters in Tamachi, Tokyo, on September 1, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Aug 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced today that it will open its new headquarter showroom, also known as "MI-Playground" (pronounced "My Playground"), near its headquarters in Tamachi, Tokyo, on September 1, 2020.
  • The new headquarter showroom serves as a field of interaction and inspiration that presents MITSUBISHI brand's identity, culture and technologies.
  • "MI-Playground" refers to an idea that everyone can experience and enjoy this platform, where "M" stands for MITSUBISHI MOTORS, and "I" stands for intelligent, inspiration, ingenious and interaction.
  • The facility is set to bring visitors an enjoyable experience to test the latest MITSUBISHI models and feel closer to the brand.

Fujitsu Concludes Share Transfer Agreement Concerning the Mobile Phone Retail Store Business

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 8:35am

TOKYO, Aug 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has agreed to transfer its shares in the new company which will succeed the mobile phone retail store business of Fujitsu Personal System Limited (FJP) to T-Gaia Corp., executing an agreement with T-Gaia to this end.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Aug 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has agreed to transfer its shares in the new company which will succeed the mobile phone retail store business of Fujitsu Personal System Limited (FJP) to T-Gaia Corp., executing an agreement with T-Gaia to this end.
  • FJP will transfer its mobile sales business, including all shares of its subsidiary Fujitsu Personal Retail Service Co., Ltd., to a new subsidiary company (mobile sales company) of Fujitsu Limited (FJ) through a company split, and it will become a member of the T-Gaia Group by FJ's transferring all of its shares in the mobile sales company to T-Gaia.
  • The mobile sales company possesses a wealth of knowhow concerning the operation of NTT DOCOMO's docomo shops and operates more than 110 docomo Shops nationwide.
  • Going forward, the business base will be expanded, which includes the store network and sales capabilities of both companies.

Toyota and Honda to Begin Demonstration Testing of a Mobile Power Generation/Output System to Deliver a Secure Supply of Electricity in Times of Disaster

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 8:06am

When a power grid is damaged during a disaster such as typhoons and rainstorms, people suffer from an interruption in the supply of power to their homes and evacuation centers.

Key Points: 
  • When a power grid is damaged during a disaster such as typhoons and rainstorms, people suffer from an interruption in the supply of power to their homes and evacuation centers.
  • To address this issue, Toyota and Honda will bring technologies together to create a mobile power generation/output system and conduct demonstration testing of delivering electricity to people.
  • Through this demonstration testing, the two companies will confirm the actual needs of people and verify usability of the system.
  • - Two types of Honda's portable batteries: LiB-AID E500 and Honda Mobile Power Pack (MPP)
    The CHARGING STATION loaded with all equipment will be driven to the place and the Moving e will supply electricity in actual locations.

Showa Denko Obtains License to Process Industrial Waste, Aiming to Promote Plastic Chemical Recycling

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 7:00am

TOKYO, Aug 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) obtained a license to process industrial waste, and started to accept used plastics which were crushed and molded.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Aug 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) obtained a license to process industrial waste, and started to accept used plastics which were crushed and molded.
  • SDK is the only company in the world that has track record of long-term commercial operation of plastic chemical recycling through gasification.
  • SDK obtained the license to process industrial waste as a response to the increase in such social needs.
  • Therefore, chemical recycling of used plastics attracts people's attention as one of key technologies that help people realize recycling oriented society.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to Test World's First Marine-based CO2 Capture System

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 3:51am

The demonstration involves converting the design of an existing CO2 capture system for onshore power plants to a marine environment, and installing it on board an actual ship in service.

Key Points: 
  • The demonstration involves converting the design of an existing CO2 capture system for onshore power plants to a marine environment, and installing it on board an actual ship in service.
  • This project, called "Carbon Capture on the Ocean" (CC-Ocean), is intended to achieve CO2 capture at sea, a world first.
  • Manufacturing of the small scale CO2 capture demonstration plant and safety assessment of the system will be conducted by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding.
  • The knowledge gained will be used for future development of technologies and systems to capture CO2 from the exhaust gases of marine equipment and ships.

MHI Machine Tool Expanding Lineup of Double-Column Machining Centers

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 3:38am

The addition of this new series complements the current MVR-Ex Series and offers a product lineup that meets a broader range of machining needs.

Key Points: 
  • The addition of this new series complements the current MVR-Ex Series and offers a product lineup that meets a broader range of machining needs.
  • The new machines accomplish high speed machining that achieves a high-precision, high-quality surface appearance, general parts machining, and light to heavy cutting.
  • MHI Machine Tool offers, unique to the MV16Bx, an optional attachment for five-face machining.
  • With the launch of the new MV-Bx Series, MHI Machine Tool's full lineup includes the μV Series of precision machining centers for fine machining, and the MAF Series of horizontal boring mills.

Hitachi Constructs Japan's First Platform for Integrated Management of Cell and Tracing Information throughout the Value Chain for Regenerative Medicine Products through Collaborative Creation with Alfresa and Others

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 3:11am

The platform will individually identify and trace samples, throughout the processes of cell collection, transportation, and administration of regenerative medicine products that require strict quality control and information traceability.

Key Points: 
  • The platform will individually identify and trace samples, throughout the processes of cell collection, transportation, and administration of regenerative medicine products that require strict quality control and information traceability.
  • It is the first common service infrastructure(2) for regenerative medicine products in Japan that involves all stakeholders throughout the value chain (medical institutions, pharmaceutical/logistics/manufacturing companies).
  • In this context, a brand-new supply chain system is desired for the reliable and safe distribution of regenerative medical products.
  • The platform will enable Alfresa to improve its reliable and safe supply system for regenerative medicine products to medical institutions and patients.

Toyota Rolls Out All-New Yaris Cross in Japan

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:00am

Revamping the Typical Concept of a Compact SUV, Yaris Cross Provides Novel Value

Key Points: 
  • Revamping the Typical Concept of a Compact SUV, Yaris Cross Provides Novel Value
    Toyota City, Japan, Aug 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced the release of the Yaris Cross, a new-model compact SUV.
  • The Yaris Cross will be available through Toyota dealers nationwide from August 31.
  • Specifically, as with the Yaris, the all-new Yaris Cross is Toyota's first compact vehicle to adopt the TNGA platform (GA-B).
  • Although a compact SUV, the Yaris Cross offers easy-to-use and uncompromising luggage room that supports the active lifestyle of its driver and passengers.