Japan

Deals/Contracts/Partnerships

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    Premier Anti-Aging Co, the Japanese cosmetics company, has selected Centric Software's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 2

    Nokia, NS Solutions to deploy 5G SA private wireless network at Nara Institute of Science and Technology to advance research capabilities

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 3

    Aeon Next Preparation Selects Stibo Systems MDM as Strategic Platform for Product Information Management

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 4

    Design Digital deal from a leading Japanese OEM for the development of a next-gen HMI for infotainment and incockpit interface for their range of vehicles. Design-led approach from consumer research to design strategy, HMI design and implementation. Modular design architecture to encompass range from entry-level to premium cars

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 5

    NEC provides a predictive anomaly detection system using AI at Suntory?s Natural Water Beer Plant in Kyoto

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 6

    Asahi Intecc utilises simulation technology from Hexagon to develop delivery devices that carry markers to the vicinity of cancers more efficiently

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 7

    CAINZ Partners with TCS to Drive Business Transformation

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 8

    Tata Elxsi was awarded a high-voltage EV system software development deal for a leading Japanese Tier1 supplier.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 9

    HCL Technologies Launches HCL SMARTWiFi Platform for Communication Service Providers. HCL SMARTWiFi is a cloud-native, containerized, highly scalable platform that allows for large scale WiFi access point deployments. HCL SMARTWiFi was developed in partnership with Rakuten Mobile and is being deployed on the operator’s network across Japan.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 10

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

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 11

    Accenture and Sumitomo Chemical have established a joint venture SUMIKA DX ACCENT, which will leverage the power of AI, data analytics and other technologies to transform supply chain operations and create new businesses. It is 80% owned by Sumitomo Chemical and 20% by Accenture.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 12

    Accenture and Shiseido Establish Joint Venture to Accelerate Shiseido’s Digital Transformation

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 13

    SOLIZE and HP Enable Sustainable 3D Production of Replacement NISMO Heritage Parts for Nissan

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

EIIR Provider Solutions/Capabalities

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    transcosmos opens Construction Digital BPO Center in Osaka city, Osaka, Japan. The services include BIM.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    NTT DATA Launched Japan's First Greenhouse Gas Emissions Visualization Service Incorporating Data from the International NGO, CDP into it platform C Turtle. By using this service, companies will be able to use the Company-wide Emission Allocation Method, a way to calculate their emissions while reflecting the impact of reductions of their suppliers, thereby promoting reduction throughout the entire supply chain.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    transcosmos forms a business alliance with DIGITAL HEARTS, a leading game debugging business in Japan. Aims to develop Asia?s leading one-stop solutions service network covering development, marketing & promotion, and operational services for the gaming industry

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Accenture has agreed to acquire digital engineering and operational technology capabilities from Trancom ITS, a Japanese logistics technology services provider and subsidiary of Trancom, a major logistic firm in Japan. The acquisition will enable Accenture?s Industry X service to offer hyper-automation solutions at scale to manufacturing and logistics companies in Japan.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 5

    QuEST Delivers Next-gen AI & Edge Computing Solutions in Japan with NVIDIA

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 6

    GlobalLogic Launches Collaborative Hub Based In Lumada Innovation Hub Tokyo

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 7

    Dassault Systèmes and NTT Communications Announce Alliance for Sustainable Smart Cities in Japan. Alliance combines 3DEXPERIENCE platform with NTT’s Smart Data Platform for City transformation for energy use and optimized mobility.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 8

    Japan's Technopro acquires Robosoft for $ 108 million. Robosoft specializes in app development with revenue of $25 million.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 9

    GlobalLogic Launches Collaborative Hub Based in Lumada Innovation Hub Tokyo. Company to Provide DX Services in the Japanese Market, Combining Lumada’s Capabilities

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 10

    Tessolve expands its operations to multiple locations globally this year, including Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Accenture to Acquire Engineering Capabilities from DI Square to Strengthen PLM and ALM Capabilities for Manufacturing Clients

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 12

    Med Support Systems, a Tokyo-based firm specializing in radiologic interpretations, and NTT DATA have begun a trial use of artificial intelligence (AI) to support the diagnosis of brain diseases using MRI. The trial is evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the solution’s AI diagnosis support engine and viewer in analyzing MRI scans. Japan’s aging population is requiring more scans but a concurrent decline in the working population is forcing a shrinking number of radiologists. A perfect need.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Tech Mahindra partners with Sumitomo Corporation and establish SCTM Engineering Corporation to promote Automotive Engineering business in Japan.Japanese market needs local partnerships. Good move by Tech M for scaling its automotive engineering business in Japan.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Tessolve expands its Japanese operations as part of an international expansion plan to capitalize on its VLSI and Embedded business

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 15

    Accenture Helps Rakuten Mobile Launch Fully Virtualized Cloud-Native Mobile Network.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    NEC selected as a vendor for NTT DOCOMO’s Standalone 5G mobile core in Japan.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 17

    NEC and Vista Equity Partners establish a joint venture and strategic partnership to aid digital transformation of businesses in Japan.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 18

    NEC opens “NEC Mobility Test Center” for demonstrating private 5G and video analysis in Japan. This is co-creation space supporting automated driving and transport infrastructure.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    NTT DATA, concluded an agreement with Snowflake for a capital and business alliance aimed at expanding Snowflake’s business in Japan and overseas.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

EIIR Buyer GIC/R&D Best Practices/Solutions

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    Boeing to open new R&D centre in Japan to focus on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Bridgestone Corporation announced plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park, a global center of research, development and wellness in Japan.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Japan: TotalEnergies and ENEOS to Study Sustainable Aviation Fuel production at ENEOS Negishi Refinery

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Nokia revamps Japan research facility to showcase end-to-end Local 5G portfolio and Lab-as-a-Service

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Nidec will establish a semiconductor solutions center inside its R&D center in Kanagawa, Japan.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Hitachi to Establish Hitachi Automation to Reinforce Robotic SI Business in Japan and ASEAN Countries

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Sony, Honda team up to develop and sell electric vehicles

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    INPEX opening clean energy R&D center in Japan. The CO2 Storage Group and the EX Group, to be established at the technical research center.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 9

    KDDI, Samsung Electronics and Fujitsu announced that the companies have turned on the world's first commercial 5G Standalone Open RAN site powered by virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    QuantumScape, known for developing solid-state lithium-metal batteries for use in electric vehicles, announced its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with an office in Kyoto, Japan. The new property will feature a state-of-the-art laboratory for battery research and development.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Mitsubishi Electric’s Net Zero Energy Test Facility Cuts Annual Operating Energy to Below 0%

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    SoftBank Corp. and Honda Start Use Case Verification of Technologies to Reduce Collisions Involving Pedestrians and Vehicles Using 5G SA and Cellular V2X

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Batteries from Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) are being repurposed for use at railway crossings in eastern Japan as an alternative to lead-acid batteries in emergency power supply units. At a railway crossing, the battery is susceptible to voltage surges from its connections to devices such as barriers, alarms and control equipment. To withstand these, modifications have been made to the battery control infrastructure.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    MHI Group to deliver Japan’s First Systems for Automated Valet Parking and Automated Transportation of Finished Vehicles -- Cooperation with French Venture Company Stanley Robotics.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Nissan today unveiled a production line at its Tochigi Plant featuring the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative including use of robots and net zero production system.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 16

    Ajinomoto Releases Mankai, a Next-Generation Vegetable Drink Made with a Next-Generation Food Resource

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Nissan will sell electricity generated from virtually 100% renewable energy to its employees in Japan as parts of its carbon-neutrality efforts. The program will first be made available to employees living in the Kanto region at the start of fiscal year 2022.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Subaru is planning to build a $272 million e-mobility research and development centre near Tokyo.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    TSMC is planning to set up a post-processing packaging R&D center in Japan by investing 20 billion yen

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    EVERING, a fast-growing Japanese FinTech startup, launches its NFC ring, bringing the convenience of contactless payment to Japanese consumers, leveraging a “Less is Smart” philosophy. Thales’ to provide embedded security and contactless technology, as we

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 21

    Polaris and Panasonic to begin offering Short-stay self-independence support service using IoT/AI for seniors who require long-term care

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    TSMC will establish a semiconductor R&D base in Tsukuba, Japan. The ministry will provide 19 billion yen in subsidies, more than half of the project’s cost of 37 billion yen. The center will focus on semiconductor packaging. About 20 Japanese chipmakers such as Hitachi High-Tech and Asahi Kasei are planning to collaborate with TSMC.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    NEC announced the joint development of RAN Intelligent Controllers (RIC) with NTT DOCOMO in support of Open RAN. The two companies are aiming to reduce RAN operational costs, improve performance, and reduce power consumption through the use of RIC.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Nokia and KDDI trial Japan’s first liquid cooling innovation to promote sustainability

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 25

    NEC announced the joint development of RAN Intelligent Controllers (RIC) with NTT DOCOMO in support of Open RAN. The two companies are aiming to reduce RAN operational costs, improve performance, and reduce power consumption through the use of RIC.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Mitsubishi Electric will soon begin operating the 5G OPEN INNOVATION Lab to collaborate with customers and partner companies on research and test demonstrations of “local 5G” private mobile communication systems.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    NEC and Taiwanese company Microelectronics Technology (MTI), a network RF solutions provider, announced a collaboration focused on boosting the Open RAN (O-RAN) ecosystem.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 28

    Japanese precision instrument maker Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is working on a one-hour test kit for the coronavirus. This shortened diagnosis time can help people take timely actions in treatment and slowing down the spread.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 29

    NEC and Sumitomo Mitsui Construction develop DokoMinaPhone, a multi-lingual speech translation app with simultaneous message broadcast function for construction industry.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 30

    Toyota plans to build a town for testing AI, robots sustainable energy. We often talk about new product launch, here we are talking about new town launch .

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    TSMC plans to build a $189M research development center in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. The center will focus on advanced semi packaging and testing, and the company could install a local production line to add capacity.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    DENSO has developed a Factory-IoT Platform that connects 130 production factories worldwide on a single cloud. This is the first in-house development of a cloud-native platform using open-source-software in the automotive supplier industry.?

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    DENSO has developed a Factory-IoT Platform that connects 130 production factories worldwide on a single cloud. This is the first in-house development of a cloud-native platform using open-source-software in the automotive supplier industry.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Japanese unicorn Raksul sets up tech center in Bengaluru.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    KYOCERA to construct New R&D Center in Kirishima City, Kagoshima, Japan.R&D activities include Development of laminated ceramic capacitors, ceramic packages for electronic devices, cell stacks for SOFCs.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    To strengthen abilities and expand areas utilizing software, DENSO will establish the Software Innovation Department. The department will lead the company’s software reformation activities.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Other News

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    i-PRO Co., became independent from Panasonic and became the global leader in professional security solutions for surveillance and public safety. It announced the opening of a global headquarters in Tokyo and also relocating and expanding its R&D center in Fukuoka.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Nokia deploys AVA AI software to help NTT DOCOMO enhance 5G network planning

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    W?rtsil? invests in Marindows to support shipping decarbonisation efforts in Japan

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Japan?s Denso is considering a US$3 billion chip unit spinoff to tackle shortages. It is world?s fifth-largest supplier of automotive chips by sales.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Leading Japanese telecommunications provider OPTAGE trialling local 5G services powered by HPE 5G Core Stack

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Notice regarding On-site Inspection at a Consolidated Subsidiary (Alfresa Corporation) by the Japan Fair Trade Commission

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 7

    LG Energy Solution has acquired a 100 percent stake in NEC Energy Solutions, an energy storage system (ESS) system integration (SI) company, from its parent company, NEC Corp. in Japan.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Panasonic to Establish Production Facility for New Lithium-Ion Batteries for EVs at Wakayama Factory in Japan

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Nokia deploys shared 5G network with SoftBank and KDDI in Japan

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Sony to join TSMC on a $7 billion chip plant in Japan. 50% funding is by the Japanese Government.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Nokia selected by Chubu Telecommunications to conduct 5G Sub-6GHz standalone trial in Japan

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 12

    DOCOMO and NEC successfully test 5G Standalone with base station conforming to O-RAN specifications in a multi-vendor configuration

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 13

    Japanese scientists develop glowing masks to detect coronavirus.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 14

    MHI Receives Order for Compact CO2 Capture System for Biomass Power Plant in Hiroshim. First Adoption in Commercial Plant; Innovative Modular Design Supporting Decarbonization in Industrial Applications.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Evonik expands specialty silica production in Japan. Specialty silica are key for a variety of applications, from beer filtration to automotive

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Autoliv investing in Japan to optimize footprint for future growth

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Toyota Boshoku and Aisin has begun to consider the transfer of commercial rights for automotive seat frame mechanism parts so that Toyota Boshoku can sell it to other auto firms.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    The story of designing bikes for Olympic track cycling by Bridgestone for the Japanese team. Last month, Yumi Kajihara won the silver medal becoming the first Japanese woman to win an Olympic track cycling medal.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    DENSO Has Begun Testing CO2 Circulation Plant at Anjo Electrification Innovation

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    DENSO Transfers Its Aftermarket and Non-automotive Business to DENSO Solution

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 21

    Ericsson sets up Japan's first multi-operator RAN with KDDI and SoftBank

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 22

    DXC sells its stake in Japanese firm Japan Systems to Private Equity Longreach Group.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 23

    Honda to appoint R&D chief Toshihiro Mibe as new CEO

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 24

    Isuzu, Hino, Toyota to Accelerate CASE Response Through Commercial Vehicle Partnership

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Nokia has been selected by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (‘K’ LINE) to deliver a 4G/LTE Field Area Network (FAN) solution for its latest LNG-fueled car carrier ‘CENTURY HIGHWAY GREEN’. The IP/MPLS-based network, will provide ’K’ LINE with a FAN environment that delivers high-speed, secure, encrypted wireless communications between ship and shore. It will enable application of a range of new efficient digital services such as CCTV and high-speed data transfer for remote monitoring of onload/offload work and remote visual inspection of machinery when the vessel is in port in Japan or overseas.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    KDDI selects Ericsson cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 27

    NEC Selects NXP RF Airfast Multi-chip Modules for Massive MIMO 5G Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile in Japan.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Nokia to enhance SoftBank Corp. networks with standalone 5G Core

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 29

    Panasonic to Conduct Field Test of Home Delivery Service by Compact, Low-Speed Robot in Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 30

    Qualcomm and NTT DOCOMO Enable World’s First Commercialization of 5G Sub-6 GHz Carrier Aggregation in Japan

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Previous Data

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    Delta Electronics, announced today its new Delta electric vehicle (EV) Charging Station Yokohama, jointly developed and operated by Delta and Japanese energy company Idemitsu Kosan. It integrates Delta’s energy storage, power conditioning system, EV chargers, DeltaGrid IoT energy management system, the Delta-patented EV charging payment EZQC App, as well as Delta’s retail IoT solutions.

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    Japan will introduce Real Drive Emission test for diesel vehicles instead of lab test by 2022. PERSOL started Testing Services for Real Driving Emissions (RDE) Test to provide total support from on-road exhaust gas measurement to data analysis.

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    Marelli awards multi-year global automotive software engineering contract to Wipro.

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    Japanese firm SkyDrive conducted a successful test flight of their flying car in development at Toyota‘s test center in Japan.

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    Aramco in partnership with SABIC have successfully demonstrated the production and shipment of blue ammonia from Saudi Arabia to Japan with support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Forty tons of high-grade blue ammonia have already been dispatched to Japan for use in zero-carbon power generation.

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    Toshiba will spend $321 million on a new R&D complex in Japan geared toward artificial intelligence and security technologies.

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    Infor and Nippon Systemware forge alliance to market Infor CloudSuite Industrial ERP for Japan’s Manufacturing Industry.

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    Kinaxis establishes partnership with Pactera Consulting Japan.

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    Manufacturing relocation from China begins at scale. Japan reveals 87 projects eligible for ‘China exit’ subsidies. 30 projects are heading to South East Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, etc. (Hoya, Sumitomo, Shin Etsu). 57 projects are heading back to Japan (Iris, Sharaya, Sharp).

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    Hitachi has constructed Japan’s first platform for the integrated management of cell and tracing information throughout the value chain, from cell collection, through production and transport, to the administration of regenerative medicine products through collaborative creation with Alfresa, pharmaceutical companies, medical institutions, and others.

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    Japan will have shortage of 800,000 IT professionals by 2030 and Japanese firms want to hire IT engineering both in India and Japan. To streamline this hiring process NEC and PERSOL are doing PoC with block chain technology. It will help in managing credentials of candidates.

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