Hitachi and Microsoft Enter Milestone Agreement to Accelerate Business and Social Innovation with Generative AI

Redmond / Tokyo, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Microsoft Corporation announced a projected multi-billion dollar collaboration over the next three years, that will accelerate social innovation with generative AI. Through this strategic alliance, Hitachi will propel growth of the Lumada business, with a planned revenue of 2.65 […]

JCB and Bank Mandiri Launch Japan Festival Program Campaign

TOKYO, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – PT JCB International Indonesia, a subsidiary of JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCB), and PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk have launched the Japan Festival Program Campaign, targeting the mass premium segment and focusing on Japan-related needs. Mandiri JCB Japan Festival is designed to meet the demand of […]

Successful demonstration of a superconducting circuit for qubit control within large-scale quantum computer systems

In support of the development of large-scale superconducting quantum computers, researchers with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), one of the largest public research organizations in Japan, in collaboration with Yokohama National University, Tohoku University, and NEC Corporation, proposed and successfully demonstrated a superconducting circuit that can control many qubits at […]

NTT DOCOMO and Space Compass partners with Airbus on HAPS, committing to a USD$100 million investment in AALTO

TOKYO / FARNBOROUGH, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – A consortium of Japanese businesses (“the Japanese Consortium”) led by NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (“NTT DOCOMO”) and Space Compass Corporation (“Space Compass”), together with Mizuho Bank Limited and the Development Bank of Japan Inc., has committed to invest USD$100m in AALTO HAPS Limited (“AALTO”), […]

Eisai Named to List of The Time 100 Most Influential Companies

TOKYO, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – TIME reveals the TIME100 Most Influential Companies list, highlighting companies making an extraordinary impact around the world. To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations across sectors, and polled its global network of contributors and correspondents, as well as outside experts. Then TIME editors evaluated each […]

Eisai Strengthens Venture Investment Business Aimed at Accelerating Drug Discovery Innovation and Establishment of Ecosystem Platform

TOKYO, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that the company decided to strengthen and continue its venture investment business, which launched in 2019, with the aim of discovering innovative technologies and services, supporting venture businesses with such technologies and partnering with those businesses in the future, so […]

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing and Ogier denied in dramatic finish

Toyota City, Japan, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team and Sébastien Ogier looked set to secure a third consecutive victory together at Rally Italia Sardegna before late drama in the final few kilometres of the event meant they missed out by the narrowest of margins. Car […]

Fujitsu Japan and Juntendo University launch joint research for disaster-resilient, digital medical system

Kawasaki and Tokyo, June 3, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Fujitsu Japan and Juntendo University today announced the launch of a “Medical Digital Resilience Research Course,” which focuses on the realization a resilient, disaster-ready medical system (1) that allows for continuous provision of medical services even in the event of a large-scale natural […]

Mitsubishi Power to Supply Technology to Support Brazil’s Largest Reliability Project

LAKE MARY, Fla., May 31, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – The consortium formed by Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. (Mitsubishi Power) and CONSAG Engenharia – an Andrade Gutierrez company (CONSAG) recently signed an agreement with Portocem Geração de Energia S.A. and New Fortress Energy, Inc. (NFE) for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the […]

DOCOMO Launches Japan’s First Demonstration Experiment of Self-powered Hydropower Base Station

TOKYO, May 30, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it launched Japan’s first demonstration experiment(1) of a self-powered hydropower cellular base station on May 30. The experiment, which involves DOCOMO’s hydroelectric power-generation system and a jet turbine developed by Professor Yukihiro Shimatani of the Prefectural University of Kumamoto, […]

Hydrogen Engine Generator Set Ready for In-house Evaluation

TOKYO, May 29, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) Group, has been working on commercialization of hydrogen combustion engines as a key product to support MHI Group’s MISSION NET ZERO declaration that aims to achieve net zero emissions […]

Hitachi and Google Cloud Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Innovation and Productivity with Generative AI

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), and Google Cloud today announced a multi-year partnership to accelerate enterprise innovation and productivity with generative AI. Hitachi will form a new business unit focused on helping businesses solve industry challenges with Gemini models, Vertex AI, and other cloud technologies, and it will also adopt Google Cloud’s AI to enhance its own […]

Japanese Consortium Achieves World’s First Demonstration of 5G Communication from Altitude of 4km Using 38GHz Band

TOKYO, May 29, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC., the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) ,and Panasonic Holdings Corporation (Panasonic HD) jointly announced today that they have successfully conducted a 5G communication verification test in the 38GHz band*1 from an altitude of approximately 4km […]

Hitachi High-Tech Launches the SU3900SE and SU3800SE Series High-Resolution Schottky Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopes Allowing Observation of Large and Heavy Samples at the Nano Level

TOKYO, May 28, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi High-Tech Corporation (“Hitachi High-Tech”) announced today the launch of the SU3900SE and SU3800SE High-Resolution Schottky Scanning Electron Microscopes, which provide highly accurate and efficient observation of large and heavy specimens at the nano level. The SU3900SE specimen stage has been redesigned to enable operators […]

“LEQEMBI” Lecanemab) Approved for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease in South Korea

TOKYO and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 28, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Eisai Co., Ltd. and Biogen Inc. announced today that the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) in South Korea has approved humanized anti-soluble aggregated amyloid-beta (Aβ) monoclonal antibody “LEQEMBI” (lecanemab) for treatment in adult patients with mild cognitive impairment due to […]

Roche and Hitachi High-Tech extend their long-standing partnership

TOKYO, May 28, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via – Hitachi High-Tech Corporation announced that Roche and Hitachi High-Tech have extended their partnership, committing to at least 10 years of additional collaboration. Bringing together the companies’ expertise and track record in diagnostics innovation, engineering and manufacturing, the renewed contract further strengthens the two companies’ long-standing […]