Japan

Nippon Express Participates in 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 6:00am

The inaugural CIIE was held in November 2018 as a general trade show focusing exclusively on imports to China.

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  • The inaugural CIIE was held in November 2018 as a general trade show focusing exclusively on imports to China.
  • Joining in this year's third expo were approximately 2,800 companies, and the venue welcomed a cumulative total of 612,000 visitors during the event.
  • The booth drew in 2,800 or so visitors from around 1,800 companies, including buyers from inside and outside China as well as government officials.
  • Sponsors: Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Shanghai Municipal People's Government

Yokogawa and Power Factors Announce Reseller Agreement for Renewable Energy Asset Performance Management Platform

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 2:00am

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) and US-based Power Factors, LLC, announce a global reseller agreement under which Yokogawa will market Power Factors industry-leading Drive software platform of asset performance management (APM) solutions for renewable power facilities.

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  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) and US-based Power Factors, LLC, announce a global reseller agreement under which Yokogawa will market Power Factors industry-leading Drive software platform of asset performance management (APM) solutions for renewable power facilities.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201201005653/en/
    Power Factors Drive platform for asset performance management (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Designed for solar, wind, and energy storage assets, Power Factors cloud-based Drive platform for APM delivers the tools and insights needed to optimize the levelized cost of energy (LCOE*) and address the complex integration of large, diverse fleets of renewable energy assets.
  • Through this agreement, we will combine best-in-class asset performance management with best-in-class instrumentation, automation, and control from Yokogawa.
  • The Power Factors Drive software platform provides clean energy owners, operators and asset managers with a unified system for monitoring, performance analytics, field maintenance and commercial management to enable scalable plant performance optimization fleet wide.

Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum announces 2021 exhibition schedule

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 7:00pm

KYOTO, Japan, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art is celebrating its 1st anniversary in 2021.

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  • KYOTO, Japan, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art is celebrating its 1st anniversary in 2021.
  • To commemorate the 1st anniversary in 2021, the Museum is presenting, afterhalf a century, Kyoto female artist Shoen Uemura's(1875-1949) retrospective exhibition.The comprehensive Kyoto Modern Architecture exhibition (provisional title), plus a walking Kyoto architecture tour, is also on the schedule.
  • THE Doraemon Exhibition KYOTO 2021, postponed due to COVID-19, will be presented in the summer of 2021 with works by contemporary artists themed onDoraemon, the character that has been delighting children for over 50 years.
  • In 2021, the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art will explore the interplay of tradition and innovation in Kyoto by introducing modern and contemporary fine art, anime, architecture, and many other art genres.

New York Buddhist Church to Celebrate the New Year's Season with Online Fundraising Series

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 6:19pm

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The New York Buddhist Church (NYBC) is pleased to announce it will present a fundraising celebration of the New Year's season with an online series of demonstrations, workshops, readings, and performances, from Dec. 20 through Jan. 1.

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  • NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The New York Buddhist Church (NYBC) is pleased to announce it will present a fundraising celebration of the New Year's season with an online series of demonstrations, workshops, readings, and performances, from Dec. 20 through Jan. 1.
  • Suggested donations for the entire series and individual events will support the fundraising effort.
  • Earl Ikeda
    Jan. 1, 2021 (Friday) 11:30 a.m. EST: Shusho-e (New Year's Day) Service at New York Buddhist Church with Rev.
  • The New York Buddhist Church is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501c (3) of the Internal Revenue code.

Dream Link Entertainment Invests in Creative Labs, a World-Class Digital-First Consumer Product Studio, Co-Founded by Creative Artists Agency

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 5:00pm

Creative Labs, a digital studio co-founded by leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has secured a $5 million investment commitment from Dream Link Entertainment (DLE,TYO:3686), a subsidiary of Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Corporation.

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  • Creative Labs, a digital studio co-founded by leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has secured a $5 million investment commitment from Dream Link Entertainment (DLE,TYO:3686), a subsidiary of Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings Corporation.
  • This investment is the first close of a larger fundraise by Creative Labs to be completed over the next two quarters.
  • DLE has a renowned reputation in Japan for creating memorable and entertaining consumer experiences, said Leonard Brody, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Creative Labs.
  • Launched in 2017, Creative Labs incubates and develops tech-enabled consumer products and companies backed by celebrity influence and intelligence.

Bespoke's AI-Based Chatbot 'Bebot' Implemented by Niseko Resort Area

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:44pm

The introduction of Bebot in the Niseko Ski Resort represents the first time the software is being used in a Japanese skiing area," states Akemi Tsunagawa, founder and CEO of Bespoke.

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  • The introduction of Bebot in the Niseko Ski Resort represents the first time the software is being used in a Japanese skiing area," states Akemi Tsunagawa, founder and CEO of Bespoke.
  • Niseko Tourism is a non-profit organization with the aim of promoting the tourist area Niseko as a four-season holiday destination and increasing the overall number of visitors to the area.
  • Overall, more than 400 companies such as hotels, restaurants, leisure facilities and shops in Niseko are represented by Niseko Tourism.
  • Leading resort destination Niseko is introducing an innovative AI chatbot "Bebot", to provide visitors with real-time answers and information.

Michel’s at the Colony Surf, the Waikiki French Restaurant Beloved the World Over, Is Set to Re-Open on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 4:00pm

WATABE WEDDING Corporation (TOKYO: 4696), working to expand their wedding-related business throughout the world, will re-open Michels at the Colony Surf , the French restaurant WATABE WEDDING operates in Waikiki on Hawaiis Oahu Island, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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  • WATABE WEDDING Corporation (TOKYO: 4696), working to expand their wedding-related business throughout the world, will re-open Michels at the Colony Surf , the French restaurant WATABE WEDDING operates in Waikiki on Hawaiis Oahu Island, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
  • The interiors have been completely redone with carpets in shades of royal blue together with sofas and chairs upholstered in a soothing gold color.
  • The restaurant has offered a take-out menu during the stay-at-home orders, and special protocols were put in place for operations after that order is lifted.
  • Enjoy all that a special Hawaiian holiday season has to offer at the newly reborn restaurant.

Alcantara Unveils Special Capsule Collection with French Fashion Brands Lanvin en Bleu and the Lanvin Collection in Tokyo

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 3:32pm

MILAN, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Alcantara recently introduced a fall/winter capsule collection in Japan in collaboration with Lanvin and its licensed Lanvin en Bleu and Lanvin Collection brands.

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  • MILAN, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Alcantara recently introduced a fall/winter capsule collection in Japan in collaboration with Lanvin and its licensed Lanvin en Bleu and Lanvin Collection brands.
  • The new fashions include 30 different looks featuring "Made in Italy" luxury material from Alcantara.
  • Yukihiro Takahashi, a highly regarded Japanese musician, and Tomoki Sukezane, a Japanese fashion editor and stylist, played roles in the collection's runway-show introduction.
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LUCA Science Announces Joint Research With Division of Cardiology, Field of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine on the Development of Mitochondrial Therapy for Myocardial Infarction (Cardiac Ischemic-reperfusion Injury)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 3:30pm

Ischemic heart disease (myocardial infarction and angina) still remains the leading cause of death in the world despite advances in treatment and prevention *1.

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  • Ischemic heart disease (myocardial infarction and angina) still remains the leading cause of death in the world despite advances in treatment and prevention *1.
  • LUCA Science is developing an innovative platform of highly functional mitochondrial therapy using proprietary technologies: LUCA Sciences mitochondria can be stored and delivered as a biopharmaceutical agent.
  • Comment from Prof. Toyoaki Murohara at the Division of Cardiology, Field of Internal Medicine, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine.
  • We are planning to work with LUCA Science to study the effects of mitochondrial therapy on myocardial damage.

LTI Selects Temenos to Launch Digital Banking Platform in the Nordic Market

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

MUMBAI, India, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), a global technology consulting and digital solutions company, has partnered with Temenos, the banking software company, to launch Digital Banking Platform, powered by Temenos technology.

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  • MUMBAI, India, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), a global technology consulting and digital solutions company, has partnered with Temenos, the banking software company, to launch Digital Banking Platform, powered by Temenos technology.
  • With its comprehensive capabilities, the Digital Banking Platform provides end-to-end integration with Temenos Transact, Temenos Infinity, Temenos Payments, and Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation as well as Fintech solutions like regulatory reporting, authentication, KYC solutions, card services, and payment solutions available on Temenos Marketplace.
  • The new powerful banking platform based on Temenos' cloud-native technology, will enable banks to scale, modernize, and reduce IT cost significantly.
  • We are delighted to expand our partnership with LTI and Syncordis to offer to the market the next generation digital banking platform.