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MHI is Participating in "The Group of Vienna," an IAEA Initiative to Discuss and Promote Nuclear Technology's Roles in Addressing Social Challenges

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 4:55am

The Group was established at the suggestion of IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.

Key Points: 
  • The Group was established at the suggestion of IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.
  • Nuclear technologies make a vital contribution to addressing the world's unprecedented challenges, including climate change, poverty, equitable access to clean and affordable energy and human health.
  • Other nuclear technologies and techniques play important roles in supporting social and economic objectives, for example, by diagnosing and treating cancer and by improving food production.
  • The Group of Vienna will meet regularly to discuss the latest developments in the nuclear field and their contribution to addressing key challenges, including climate change and human health.

Participation in Japan Automotive Model-Based Engineering Center

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:04am

The center was founded to fulfill the purpose of creating the most-advanced development community in the mobility sector, able to carry out optimal and high-grade Monozukuri efficiently and without rework.

Key Points: 
  • The center was founded to fulfill the purpose of creating the most-advanced development community in the mobility sector, able to carry out optimal and high-grade Monozukuri efficiently and without rework.
  • Therefore, allowing both sides to coordinate and make adjustments (Suriawase in Japanese) digitally from the initial stages of development.
  • - Contribute to making Japan's automotive industry more competitive internationally by spreading and deploying MBD technology and concretizing the Suriawase 2.0 concept's high-grade virtual model development technology.
  • (2) Suriawase 2.0: A concept that uses MBD to heighten the degree of coordination of cross-disciplinary development (Suriawase engineering style) between companies and between industry and academia throughout the engineering chain.

Toyota Yaris WRC Returns to Home Roads for an Autumn Rally Finland

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:30pm

Toyota City, Japan, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will compete on home roads for the first time in more than two years when the spectacular Rally Finland returns with a new autumn look on October 1-3.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team will compete on home roads for the first time in more than two years when the spectacular Rally Finland returns with a new autumn look on October 1-3.
  • Developed at the team's headquarters close to the event's service park in Jyvaskyla, the Toyota Yaris WRC has an unbeaten record on Rally Finland after victories in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • All of the team's drivers will be contesting Rally Finland in the Yaris WRC for the first time.
  • A fifth privately-entered Yaris WRC will be driven by Esapekka Lappi, who won the event for the team back in 2017.

Xilinx and NEC Accelerate Next-Generation 5G Radio Units for Global Deployment

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:22am

5G radio units to incorporate the Xilinx 7nm Versal AI Core series, enabling breakthrough signal processing for massive MIMO beamforming with O-RAN interfaces

Key Points: 
  • 5G radio units to incorporate the Xilinx 7nm Versal AI Core series, enabling breakthrough signal processing for massive MIMO beamforming with O-RAN interfaces
    SAN JOSE, CA and TOKYO, JAPAN, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Xilinx, Inc., a leader in adaptive computing, and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that the companies are collaborating on NEC's next-generation 5G radio units (RUs) expected to be available for global deployment in 2022.
  • Xilinx 7nm Versal AI Core series devices, which are currently shipping in volume production, will enable greater performance in the new NEC RUs.
  • These latest NEC 5G massive MIMO RUs utilize digital beamforming for more efficient communication and wider bandwidth.
  • Designed to address worldwide markets, NEC RUs will support a wide range of 5G frequencies, including C-Band.

Mitsui Chemicals Teams up With NEC and dotData to Trial AI-based Price Change Forecasting for Market-Sensitive Products

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:00am

The trial was carried out using the dotData AI software platform developed by dotData, Inc., which automates all data science processes.

Key Points: 
  • The trial was carried out using the dotData AI software platform developed by dotData, Inc., which automates all data science processes.
  • Mitsui Chemicals selected for trial a number of company products that are prone to influence by difficult-to-forecast market conditions.
  • dotData then automatically extracted the most valid of the innumerable potential features to build a high-precision price forecasting model.
  • We look forward to achieving further progress with Mitsui Chemicals and NEC as partners in this collaboration."

Fujitsu Sources 100% of Energy Needs for Global HQ from Renewables

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:50am

TOKYO, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Based on its medium- and long-term environmental vision, the "Fujitsu Climate and Energy Vision," Fujitsu Limited demonstrated its commitment to contributing to the realization of a carbon-neutral society and adaptation to climate change with a pledge to source 100% of its energy needs for its global Shiodome HQ building from October 2021.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Based on its medium- and long-term environmental vision, the "Fujitsu Climate and Energy Vision," Fujitsu Limited demonstrated its commitment to contributing to the realization of a carbon-neutral society and adaptation to climate change with a pledge to source 100% of its energy needs for its global Shiodome HQ building from October 2021.
  • For the Fujitsu Group, this marks a pioneer project for its rented offices within Japan, and to realize an effective supply of renewable energy, Fujitsu will rely on the "Green Energy Supply Service"(1) of Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., which manages the Shiodome City Center property.
  • This service has been developed to provide rented offices with renewable energy with environmental value like energies derived from post-FIT residential solar power generation.
  • Fujitsu is promoting the use of renewable energy at its global HQ as part of a company-wide effort to optimize the management of indirect material costs and create a virtuous cycle of sustainability.

Honda and Google Collaborate on In-vehicle Connected Services

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 1:16am

Honda and Google have been collaborating since 2015 with the broader automotive industry to introduce the Android* platform to automobiles.

Key Points: 
  • Honda and Google have been collaborating since 2015 with the broader automotive industry to introduce the Android* platform to automobiles.
  • As a result of this collaboration, Honda began adopting Android Auto* starting with the Accord in 2016.
  • Android Auto optimizes smartphone functions for drivers and allows Honda vehicles to offer UX (user experience) that Honda customers can enjoy safely and comfortably.
  • With the new collaboration with Google, Honda will further advance the UX for its customers.

First Time in the World, Honda Launches the All-New Honda BR-V in Indonesia with Totally New Design and More Advanced Features

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:08am

To develop the second generation of Honda BR-V, Honda conducted a long and in-depth study about the needs and driving habits of 7-seater SUV customers in Indonesia.

Key Points: 
  • To develop the second generation of Honda BR-V, Honda conducted a long and in-depth study about the needs and driving habits of 7-seater SUV customers in Indonesia.
  • From the front side, the All-New Honda BR-V features an aggressive and sporty look of an SUV.
  • In terms of safety, the All New Honda BR-V is now equipped with advanced safety technology of Honda SENSINGTM.
  • Globally, Honda BR-V has sold more than 255,000 units and Indonesia is the country with the highest sales contribution of 30%.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Partners in New Concession of Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram in Joint Venture with Keolis and Mitsubishi Corp.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:11am

The business concession had been awarded to Keolis-MHI and includes the Dubai Metro, an urban rail network inaugurated in 2009, and the Dubai Tram that started operating in 2014.

Key Points: 
  • The business concession had been awarded to Keolis-MHI and includes the Dubai Metro, an urban rail network inaugurated in 2009, and the Dubai Tram that started operating in 2014.
  • Keolis-MHI will also be responsible for the maintenance of Dubai Metro, as it looks to contribute to building safe and smooth transport systems worldwide.
  • Dubai Metro will be providing critical transportation for the EXPO 2020 Dubai that starts on 1 October 2021.
  • His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) said: "Dubai Metro currently constitutes the backbone of transportation systems in Dubai.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Announces Four-Car Team and All-New Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+ for Dakar 2022

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 11:00am

The team will also be fielding an all-new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+, which conforms to the updated regulations for the T1 category.

Key Points: 
  • The team will also be fielding an all-new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+, which conforms to the updated regulations for the T1 category.
  • Following TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's philosophy of "making ever-better cars", the team has continued to refine the Hilux and the latest iteration will spearhead the team's Dakar Rally campaign.
  • For 2022, the team is developing a new version of the Toyota Dakar Hilux, based on the latest rules.
  • Nasser Al-Attiyah: "I am very happy to be back with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team for Dakar 2022.

SDK and SDMC Nominate H. Takahashi as New President and CEO

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 7:00am

Takahashi is currently in charge of Carbon and Ceramics divisions, Coating Materials Department, Yokohama and Shiojiri plants and Corporate Strategy Department of SDK.

Key Points: 
  • Takahashi is currently in charge of Carbon and Ceramics divisions, Coating Materials Department, Yokohama and Shiojiri plants and Corporate Strategy Department of SDK.
  • SDK also announces that at Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd. (SDMC), which is a consolidated subsidiary of SDK, Hisashi Maruyama will resign as President and CEO to become Representative Director and Chairman of the Board of SDMC, and that Hidehito Takahashi, Director of SDMC, will succeed Maruyama, effective January 4, 2022.
  • Hideo Ichikawa, who is currently Director, Chairman of the Board of SDK, will resign as Chairman of the Board on January 4, 2022.
  • (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY) is a major manufacturer of chemical products serving from heavy industry to computers and electronics.

NEC Iris Recognition Technology Ranks first in NIST Accuracy Testing

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 4:02am

TOKYO, Sept 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that its iris recognition technology ranked first in the world in the most recent iris recognition technology benchmark test, IREX 10(1), conducted by the globally authoritative U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that its iris recognition technology ranked first in the world in the most recent iris recognition technology benchmark test, IREX 10(1), conducted by the globally authoritative U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • In recent years, NEC has capitalized on its leading artificial intelligence (AI) to strengthen the performance of its iris recognition technology against images with deteriorated quality that often occur in practical situations.
  • NEC plans to use this technology for "walkthrough" iris recognition(6) and in combination with face recognition in order to provide highly accurate multimodal biometric authentication.
  • (5) Comparison with the certification error rate of "IREX IX," the previous iris recognition benchmark test.

MC Reaches Agreement with Denbury on CO2 Transport and Storage Operations for Fuel Ammonia Production

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00am

The business is in line with MC's aim to commence production of fuel-use ammonia ("fuel ammonia") in the US Gulf of Mexico ("GoM").

Key Points: 
  • The business is in line with MC's aim to commence production of fuel-use ammonia ("fuel ammonia") in the US Gulf of Mexico ("GoM").
  • MC aims to produce one million tons of fuel ammonia annually in the US GoM and export to the Japanese market towards the late 2020s.
  • The estimated CO2 volume to be captured from the ammonia facility is maximum 1.8 million metric tons per annum.
  • Through ammonia production and CCUS(3) businesses, we are taking steps to build the fuel ammonia supply chain.