Showa Denko K.K. Announces Execution of Master Agreement regarding Series of Transactions

TOKYO, Jan 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - This is to announce that the Company has decided to execute a master agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Master Agreement") with a special-purpose company formed by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (collectively, hereinafter referred to as "Apollo"),…

NTT DOCOMO and JR EAST Verify Stable 5G Communication aboard ALFA-X Shinkansen Test Train Running at 360km/h

TOKYO, Jan 28, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC. and East Japan Railway Company (JR East) jointly announced that they have verified the stable operation of important 5G communication capabilities, including handover between base stations and the transmission of high-definition video data, in trials conducted aboard JR East's…

MHI Invests in Infinium, an Electrofuels Solution Provider, to Accelerate Efforts to Decarbonize the Transportation Sector

TOKYO, Jan 27, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Infinium's proprietary technology enables the production of ElectrofuelsTM, a clean fuel allowing organizations to meet carbon reduction goals faster while accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels. Converting carbon dioxide and renewable power into net-zero carbon fuels, ElectrofuelsTM can be used in…

Hitachi Selected as a constituent of ‘FTSE4Good Index Series’ and ‘FTSE Blossom Japan Index’, World-leading ESG Indexes

TOKYO, Jan 27, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - In recent years, ESG investments have been gaining momentum in the capital market, as companies evaluate and decide on investments from ESG perspectives. The "FTSE4Good Index Series" and the "FTSE Blossom Japan Index" are among the most important criteria used by investors…

Techstars Announces ‘Startup City Acceleration Program’ in Partnership with Japanese Government to Support the Global Expansion of 50 Japan-Based Startups

BOULDER, Colorado, Jan 27, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Techstars, the rapidly-growing global investment and accelerator network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, today announced a new program supporting 50 Japan-based startups in partnership with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Japan Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and…

Honda Reaches 100,000-Unit Cumulative Automobile Production Milestone in Vietnam

TOKYO, Jan 26, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Honda in Vietnam, announced that it has reached a cumulative automobile production milestone of 100,000 units.The 100,000th unit was a City, representing not only a significant milestone for Honda's automobile operations in Vietnam, but attests…

NEC Millimeter-wave Distributed-MIMO Technique Triples the Number of Simultaneous Connections and Transmission Capacity in a Real Office setting

TOKYO, Jan 25, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today it has demonstrated multiple highly stable simultaneous terminal connections and transmission capacity in a real office environment through distributed-MIMO(1) in the 28 GHz millimeter-wave frequency band. This demonstration achieved approximately 3 times the number of simultaneous…

Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Vattenfall and Warme Hamburg sign Letter of Intent for 100MW Hydrogen Project in Hamburg

TOKYO, Jan 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The companies Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Vattenfall and municipal company Warme Hamburg are planning how they can jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar power at the Hamburg-Moorburg power plant site and utilize it in its vicinity. To this end, the…

Fujitsu Delivers Cashless, Contactless Retail Experience for Masked Shoppers with Hygienic, Multi-Factor Biometric Authentication Technology

KAWASAKI, Japan, Jan 21, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd. has announced the development of a new multi-factor biometric authentication technology to deliver an innovative shopping experience for the "New Normal" era, combining non-contact biometrics that filter the verification target through facial data with identification performed via palm…