Subdivisions of Japan

Plug and Play Kyoto held its first online EXPO with 1,270 attendees

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 4:00pm

Awarded to the corporate partner who received the most votes as "the company that was the easiest to talk with" by the startups in Plug and Play Kyoto Batch 1.

Key Points: 
  • Awarded to the corporate partner who received the most votes as "the company that was the easiest to talk with" by the startups in Plug and Play Kyoto Batch 1.
  • Plug and Play Kyoto is Plug and Play Japan's second base in Japan, and was opened on July 22, 2019 with the founding partner companies (Shimadzu, Kyocera, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Dentsu).
  • Plug and Play Kyoto carried out its first acceleration program featuring hard tech/healthcare based on manufacturing and healthcare, which is the strength of Kyoto, in Kyoto Economic Center where supporting organizations including Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, and four business associations, engawa KYOTO which established at Shijo Karasuma, and Kyoto Research Park, which has a track record of supporting businesses.
  • The office of Plug and Play Kyoto is located at engawa KYOTO.

Mitsubishi Motors Starts Production of Face Shields to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Infections

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:01am

TOKYO, Apr 27, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) produces face shields to provide to medical institutions.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Apr 27, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) produces face shields to provide to medical institutions.
  • In Gifu Prefecture, also donated the produced face shields to a hospital in Minokamo City, Gifu Prefecture.
  • MMC plans to ramp up the face shield production and produce other products such as face masks for preventing the spread of infection.
  • Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Russia.

Okinawa Electric Deploys OSIsoft's PI System to Launch Its Digital Transformation Journey

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 1:00pm

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. and OKINAWA, Japan, May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Okinawa Electric Power Company, Inc. (Okinawa Electric) and OSIsoft LLC , a global leader in operational intelligence, announced they have successfully deployed OSIsoft's PI System at the Yoshinoura Thermal Power Plant, one of Okinawa Electric's key power plants, to accelerate the company's digital transformation.

Key Points: 
  • SAN LEANDRO, Calif. and OKINAWA, Japan, May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Okinawa Electric Power Company, Inc. (Okinawa Electric) and OSIsoft LLC , a global leader in operational intelligence, announced they have successfully deployed OSIsoft's PI System at the Yoshinoura Thermal Power Plant, one of Okinawa Electric's key power plants, to accelerate the company's digital transformation.
  • Okinawa Electric and OSIsoft signed an Enterprise Agreement (EA) in 2019 and deployed the PI System at the Yoshinoura Thermal Power Plant in March 2020.
  • The PI System allows us to improve operational efficiency and reporting by automating data collection and calculations," said Hiraku Nakahodo, Deputy Division Manager of Power Generation Division at Okinawa Electric.
  • Okinawa Electric and OSIsoft will continue to work together to maximize value from the PI System at the Yoshinoura Thermal Power Plant.

transcosmos will open its new service center, "BPO Center Nagasaki Chuo" in Nagasaki prefecture

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 7:05am

TOKYO, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- transcosmos inc. will open its new operations base, "BPO Center Nagasaki Chuo" in June, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- transcosmos inc. will open its new operations base, "BPO Center Nagasaki Chuo" in June, 2020.
  • In order to accommodate the expansion of business, transcosmos will open its third operations center in June, 2020, in Nagasaki prefecture where transcosmos opened its first center in 2015.
  • Like two other BPO centers already operating in Nagasaki prefecture, the new center will primarily deliver corporate back-office services that include HR and accounting.
  • transcosmos aims to be the "Global Digital Transformation Partner" of our clients, supporting the clients' transformation by leveraging digital technology, responding to the ever-changing business environment.

Okayama University e-Bulletin: Towards an International Hub for Educational Sustainable Development (ESD)

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 5:50am

This finding paves the way for applications to fault-tolerant quantum computers using bulk topological superconductors.

Key Points: 
  • This finding paves the way for applications to fault-tolerant quantum computers using bulk topological superconductors.
  • Okayama University is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Japan with roots going back to the Medical Training Place sponsored by the Lord of Okayama and established in 1870.
  • Now with 1,300 faculty and 14,000 students, the University offers courses in specialties ranging from medicine and pharmacy to humanities and physical sciences.
  • Okayama University is located in the heart of Japan approximately 3 hours west of Tokyo by Shinkansen.

Okayama University e-Bulletin: Towards an International Hub for Educational Sustainable Development (ESD)

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 5:46am

This finding paves the way for applications to fault-tolerant quantum computers using bulk topological superconductors.

Key Points: 
  • This finding paves the way for applications to fault-tolerant quantum computers using bulk topological superconductors.
  • Okayama University is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Japan with roots going back to the Medical Training Place sponsored by the Lord of Okayama and established in 1870.
  • Now with 1,300 faculty and 14,000 students, the University offers courses in specialties ranging from medicine and pharmacy to humanities and physical sciences.
  • Okayama University is located in the heart of Japan approximately 3 hours west of Tokyo by Shinkansen.

Installation Using Modern Technology to Depict the Spiritual World of Japanese Tea Ceremony Displayed at Chubu Centrair International Airport Starting Monday, March 9

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:04pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200306005229/en/
    Chubu Centrair International Airport (Tokoname, Aichi) International Arrivals Concourse
    Starting Monday, March 9, 2020, new artwork inspired by cha-no-yu, or Japanese tea ceremony, will go on display at the Chubu Centrair International Airport International Arrivals Concourse.
  • Note: Two exhibits SOTOROJI #0 and VOID SYSTEM were originally planned to be showcased at Chubu Centrair International Airport.
  • The western part of Aichi Prefecture, where Chubu Centrair International Airport is located, was once known as Owari.
  • Media art expressing the settings and processes of tea ceremony will be unveiled throughout Chubu Centrair International Airport.

Art Project “NAKED Manga Mappin’!” Featuring the Treasured Works of Kochi’s Manga Artists on Display at Kochi Ryoma Airport Starting Friday, March 6

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:30pm

which features works by manga artists from Kochi and stories that take place in the prefecture.

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  • which features works by manga artists from Kochi and stories that take place in the prefecture.
  • Starting Friday, March 6, 2020, the project will be on display at the 2F Departure Lobby at Kochi Ryoma Airport.
  • Address: Kochi City Culture Plaza Cul-Port, 2-1 Kutanda, Kochi City 781-9529
    *Exhibition times correspond with Kochi Ryoma Airport hours.
  • Location: 2F Departure Lobby, Kochi Ryoma Airport (Nankoku City, Kochi)
    Supporter: Kochi Airport Terminal Building Co., Ltd, Kochi Prefecture, Yokoyama Memorial Manga Museum, SHOGAKUKAN Inc., Kodansha Ltd.
    View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200305005452/en/

New Artwork by GOTO Akinori, Filled with Hopes of Shuri Castle Reconstruction, Will Be Exhibited at Naha Airport Starting Saturday, February 29

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:15am

Ancient gusuku, or castle remains, can be found all around Okinawa, from the Amami Islands to Yaeyama Islands.

Key Points: 
  • Ancient gusuku, or castle remains, can be found all around Okinawa, from the Amami Islands to Yaeyama Islands.
  • In this piece, GOTO seeks to convey the life energy with which Okinawa hums, creating this project full of hopes for the reconstruction of Shuri Castle.
  • While Shuri Castle was originally built to protect Suimuiutaki, the two have come to be regarded as one and the same.
  • Shuri Castle has burned in the past, and every time it has been rebuilt based on the attention and wishes of people.

Chiba Pref. Gov't Soliciting Tourists to Pick Strawberries, Including CHI-BA+BERRY, at Local Farms

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 5:00am

CHIBA, Japan, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its spring tourism promotion campaign, the Chiba Prefectural Government is soliciting tourists to visit local strawberry farms to pick and eat locally grown strawberries, including the "CHI-BA+BERRY" variety, an original species developed in Chiba Prefecture and marketed since January 2017.

Key Points: 
  • CHIBA, Japan, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its spring tourism promotion campaign, the Chiba Prefectural Government is soliciting tourists to visit local strawberry farms to pick and eat locally grown strawberries, including the "CHI-BA+BERRY" variety, an original species developed in Chiba Prefecture and marketed since January 2017.
  • It can be eaten only in the prefecture.
  • At many of over 100 strawberry farms in the prefecture, numerous varieties of strawberries are being grown, allowing visitors to taste different types of strawberries.
  • Chiba Prefecture is highly accessible for inbound tourists as it hosts Narita International Airport, a major gateway to Japan, and has a warm climate.