Economy of Japan

National Geographic and Mazda Announce "Assignment: Inspiration" Competition Winner

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Last night, National Geographic and Mazda closed the first-of-its-kind photography-based competition, Assignment: Inspiration.

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  • IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Last night, National Geographic and Mazda closed the first-of-its-kind photography-based competition, Assignment: Inspiration.
  • Sam Tippetts was announced the winner and next great National Geographic storyteller on a special that aired on National Geographic.
  • From those submissions, National Geographic and Mazda selected three storytellers to compete in a series of photography quests.
  • Tippetts officially becomes the next Mazda Content Partner and National Geographic storyteller with an official assignment for National Geographic Travel where his original work will be published on National Geographic Travel's digital platforms.

Konica Minolta Approves RELYCO’s REVLAR Substrates for Use on Its AccurioPress C14000 High-Volume Production Press

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 2:30pm

Ramsey, NJ, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, today announced the testing and approval of RELYCOs 10.7 mil and 13.7 mil REVLAR Premium Synthetic Paper for use on the AccurioPress C14000 high-volume production press.

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  • Ramsey, NJ, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, today announced the testing and approval of RELYCOs 10.7 mil and 13.7 mil REVLAR Premium Synthetic Paper for use on the AccurioPress C14000 high-volume production press.
  • As a result, RELYCOs REVLAR synthetic paper has been added to Konica Minoltas Approved Media Guide.
  • RELYCO products now approved on the AccurioPress C14000:
    REVLAR Premium Synthetic Paper is RELYCOs best synthetic paper.
  • Several factors, including increasingly higher production speeds, have necessitated closer inspection of substrates to assess their suitability for Konica Minolta AccurioPress digital presses.

Buzzvil Join Hands With Oman-based Company ‘O-SCREEN’

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 7:42am

Buzzvil , a global leader in rewarded ad and content platforms, announced that the company has provided its rewarded ad and content solution to Oman-based O-SCREEN ( www.o-screen.com ).

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  • Buzzvil , a global leader in rewarded ad and content platforms, announced that the company has provided its rewarded ad and content solution to Oman-based O-SCREEN ( www.o-screen.com ).
  • Buzzvil will continue to solidify its position as the world's largest rewarded ad and content platform centering on its three overseas branches in the US, Taiwan and Japan, he added.
  • Meanwhile, Buzzvil recently raised 20.5 billion Korean won (17 million USD) in series C from Mega-7 Club for its compelling reward-based ad tech that maximizes ad revenue for publishers.
  • The deal follows the fast-growing companys series B in 2015 from LB Investments and Company K Partners, alongside other investors, and series A from Softbank Ventures Asia in 2014.

Mitsubishi Electric to Establish FA Products Service Center in Philippines

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:10am

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it will establish the Philippine FA Center in Manila on the premises of its local subsidiary, MELCO Factory Automation Philippines Inc.

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  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it will establish the Philippine FA Center in Manila on the premises of its local subsidiary, MELCO Factory Automation Philippines Inc.
  • The new facility, which is scheduled to start operating on October 1, will strengthen servicing of Mitsubishi Electric factory automation (FA) products in the Philippines and thereby facilitate expansion of the companys local business in FA systems.
  • View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200916005357/en/

Mitsubishi Electric Receives Propulsion Equipment Order for Delhi Metro

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 3:10am

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Indian train builder BEML Limited to supply propulsion equipment for 80 new cars of Delhi Metro.

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  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Indian train builder BEML Limited to supply propulsion equipment for 80 new cars of Delhi Metro.
  • With the order, Mitsubishi Electric has now sold propulsion equipment for more than 3,000 railcars in Indias metro markets.
  • Mitsubishi Electric began its history of supplying Indias metro markets when it delivered propulsion equipment for the Delhi Metro Phase I Project in 2001.
  • The energy-saving performance and high quality and reliability of Mitsubishi Electric equipment has led to continuous orders from major metro systems in India for the past 19 years.

LINE Must Postpone the Squeeze-Out EGM and Address the Interests of the Majority of Independent Shareholders That Did Not Tender Into the Joint Tender Offer

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00am

Ltd. (Metrica) is the manager of, and adviser to multiple funds that own shares in LINE Corp. (LINE, Securities Code: 3938).

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  • Ltd. (Metrica) is the manager of, and adviser to multiple funds that own shares in LINE Corp. (LINE, Securities Code: 3938).
  • We refer to yesterdays announcement by LINE, showing that a majority of independent shareholders joined Metrica in refusing to tender their shares into the Joint Tender Offer by SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank, Securities Code: 9434) and NAVER Corporation (NAVER, Securities Code: 035420).
  • This potentially creates a perception that the advisor has a serious interest in the success or failure of the transaction, contrary to the Guidelines.
  • Over the last two weeks, Metrica has been approached by many other LINE shareholders that have expressed similar sentiments regarding the Joint Tender Offer price and the perceived fairness of the transaction.

University of Texas Athletics teams with Ricoh to bring football fans to the stadium in the form of printed cutouts

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:31pm

These cutouts, produced in conjunction with local Ricoh partner UT Print San Antonio , allow fans to show their school spirit while respecting social distancing guidelines.

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  • These cutouts, produced in conjunction with local Ricoh partner UT Print San Antonio , allow fans to show their school spirit while respecting social distancing guidelines.
  • We needed to be innovative to deliver for our team, school and fans," said Chris Del Conte, Vice President and Director of Texas Athletics.
  • "When we decided we wanted to have fan cutouts, we of course reached out to our partner, Ricoh, to make it a reality.
  • To support this high demand, Ricoh helped manage the overall process while working closely with Texas Athletics and UT Print San Antonio.

Mitsubishi Motors Accelerates Connected Car Technology To Enhance Customer Experience

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:07pm

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announces today a partnership with leading Internet-of-Things technology providers Aeris and Dealer-FX todo just that leverage connected car technology to enhance the Mitsubishi customer service and ownership experience.

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  • Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announces today a partnership with leading Internet-of-Things technology providers Aeris and Dealer-FX todo just that leverage connected car technology to enhance the Mitsubishi customer service and ownership experience.
  • As a mark of the quality and engineering that is designed into every Mitsubishi Motors vehicle, the company ranked sixth overall in the 2020 J.D.
  • Customer Service Index (CSI) Study, proving that even if a service visit on a Mitsubishi vehicle should become necessary, it will likely be a positive experience.
  • For more information on Mitsubishi vehicles, please contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (615) 257-2698 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com .

Aeris, Dealer-FX and Mitsubishi Motors North America Launch Partnership to Connect Mitsubishi Customers with Mobile Dealer Services

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 1:00pm

Our partnership with Dealer-FX and Mitsubishi Motors North America kicks off Aeris next chapter of work to help auto OEMs engage much more closely with their drivers.

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  • Our partnership with Dealer-FX and Mitsubishi Motors North America kicks off Aeris next chapter of work to help auto OEMs engage much more closely with their drivers.
  • Partnering with Aeris and Mitsubishi enhances the customer experience for Mitsubishi owners by making vehicle maintenance care simple.
  • Mobile dealer services like the Aeris and Dealer-FX integration are exactly what we need as auto OEMs to nurture relationships with our customers and promote retention, said Bryan Arnett, director, Digital Product Strategy, Mitsubishi Motors R&D America.
  • For more information on Mitsubishi vehicles, please contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (615) 257-2698 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com .

Hitachi to End Business Operations on the UK Nuclear Power Stations Construction Project

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:17am

TOKYO, Sept 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it will end business operations on the nuclear power plant construction project in the United Kingdom (Horizon Project), which was suspended in January 2019 (1).

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  • TOKYO, Sept 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it will end business operations on the nuclear power plant construction project in the United Kingdom (Horizon Project), which was suspended in January 2019 (1).
  • The Horizon Project is a proposal by Horizon Nuclear Power Limited, which Hitachi acquired in November 2012, to develop nuclear power stations comprising of two units of UK ABWR(2) at Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey, North-West Wales, with the intention to develop Hitachi's nuclear business in the UK and contribute to the energy policy of the UK government, as well as maintaining the business foundation that supports the nuclear industry in Japan.
  • As a result of this decision to end business operations on the Horizon Project, Hitachi will coordinate with the UK government and relevant organizations regarding its cooperation as the owner of ABWR licence(3) and the handling of the planned construction sites and other matters.
  • Hitachi will continue to contribute to improve social, environmental and economic value and people's quality of life through its Social Innovation Business, including the energy business.