Podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Le Mans thriller

Toyota City, Japan, June 17, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing fell narrowly short of an unforgettable Le Mans 24 Hours victory after an epic battle in changing conditions delivered a hard-earned podium in the 92nd edition of the legendary event, the fourth round of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The World Champions overcame adversity to fight for honours, …

Fujitsu begins impact investing to address the challenge of solving social issues and to achieve a sustainable society

KAWASAKI, Japan, June 17, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has expanded the investment scope of the Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) fund managed by Fujitsu Ventures Limited to begin impact investing, in which Fujitsu will invest in companies that are taking on the challenge of solving social issues. Impact investing is investing with the aim of simultaneously generating …

NTT DATA and DENSO Sign a Basic Agreement on Strategic Partnership for Software

TOKYO, June 13, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – On June 12, 2024, NTT DATA Japan Corporation (“NTT DATA”) and DENSO CORPORATION (“DENSO”) have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a strategic partnership for software development. Through the agreement, the companies will deepen their collaboration on strategy, talent management, and technology as they jointly contribute to the advancement of Japan’s automotive industry and …

Honda and MC to Establish New Company, ALTNA Co., Ltd.

TOKYO, June 13, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) today announced plans to establish a new 50/50 joint venture (JV) company, ALTNA Co., Ltd. (ALTNA), in July 2024. The new JV is based on the memorandum of understanding (MoU) the two companies signed in October 2023 to begin discussions toward the creation of new businesses …

Honda to Begin Sales of New N-VAN e: Commercial-use Mini-EV in Japan

TOKYO, June 13, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales in Japan of a new commercial-use mini-EV (electric vehicle), the N-VAN e:, on October 10, 2024.  N-VAN e: product site: https://www.honda.co.jp/N-VAN-e/ (Japanese) The N-VAN e: is a commercial-use mini-EV model developed by adding user-friendly features unique only to EVs to the gasoline-powered N-VAN, which has been popular as …

JCB and iMago Launch “Chikazuite-Check” Project to Provide a New Buying Experience

TOKYO, June 13, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – JCB (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Takayoshi Futae; hereinafter “JCB”) and iMago (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Hisashi Kamio; hereinafter “iMago”) have launched the “Chikazuite-Check” project to provide a new shopping experience using UWB (Ultra Wide Band) and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), and have developed a prototype. As part of this concept, we have created …

Olympus Enhances Innovation Capabilities by Expanding R&D to Hyderabad, India

TOKYO, June 12, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Olympus Corporation (Olympus), a global MedTech Company committed to making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, today announced its strategic initiative to establish an R&D Offshore Development Center (ODC) in Hyderabad, India. This decision comes as a result of a strategic agreement with global technology company HCLTech, aimed at diversifying Olympus’ innovation generation activities. Endoscopy …

FDA Accepts Eisai’s Filing of LEQEMBI (lecanemab-irmb) Supplemental Biologics License Application for IV Maintenance Dosing for the Treatment of Early Alzheimer’s Disease

TOKYO and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 10, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. and Biogen Inc. announced today that that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Eisai’s Supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for monthly lecanemab-irmb (U.S. brand name: LEQEMBI®) intravenous (IV) maintenance dosing. A Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date is set for January 25, 2025. LEQEMBI …

Yuki Tsunoda to Continue Competing in F1 for the 2025 Season with VISA Cash App RB Formula One Team

TOKYO, June 10, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Yuki Tsunoda will remain with the VISA Cash App RB Formula One Team (RB) and compete in the FIA* Formula One (F1) World Championship for the 2025 season. Honda has been supporting Tsunoda since he entered and completed Honda’s driver development program, and Honda is supporting RB as a Team Partner. In the 2025 season, …

Honda Advances Hydrogen Strategy with Production Launch of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle in Ohio

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, June 7, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Honda today celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio. The all-new CR-V e:FCEV is the only FCEV made in America, as well as the first production1 hydrogen FCEV in the United States to combine an all-new U.S.-made …

Le Mans awaits TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

Toyota City, Japan, June 7, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – TOYOTA GAZOO Racing takes on the immense challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours on 15-16 June targeting its sixth victory in the legendary French race, round four of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. As reigning World Champions, with five victories in the past six editions, the team has prepared …

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening and Launch Ceremony of New LNG-Powered Roll-on/Roll-off Ship TRANS HARMONY GREEN in Shimonoseki

TOKYO, June 7, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company based in Yokohama, today held a christening and launch ceremony for the TRANS HARMONY GREEN, the first of two LNG-powered roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) ships* under construction for Toyofuji Shipping Co., Ltd. The ceremony took place at the Enoura Plant of MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery …

MHIEC Receives Order to Rebuild Waste-to-Energy Plant in Hodogaya Ward, Yokohama

TOKYO, June 6, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received an order from Yokohama City to rebuild the Hodogaya Plant (provisional name) waste-to-energy facility. The project involves the reconstruction of the currently-closed Hodogaya Plant (Hodogaya Ward, Yokohama City) to address future processing capacity shortages …

MHI Thermal Systems Launches New “TEK Series” of Electric-Driven Transport Refrigeration Units for Small and Mid-Size Trucks

TOKYO, June 6, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has launched sales of the TEK series of compact electric-driven transport refrigeration units for small and mid-size trucks. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Transport Europe GmbH (MTTE), the Company’s European sales arm based in Osnabruck, Germany, is in charge …

MHI and EGAT sign MoU to Introduce Hydrogen Large Gas Turbine Co-firing Technology in Thailand to Achieve Net Zero Goals

TOKYO, June 5, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Thailand’s largest power producer Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct research on the introduction of hydrogen co-firing technologies for gas turbine power generation facilities in Thailand, at the 6th Japan-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue (JTEPD) held in Tokyo on June 4. …

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Receives Additional Order for 2 Units of LNG Fuel Gas Supply System (FGSS)

TOKYO, June 5, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company based in Yokohama, has received an order from Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for 2 additional units of its Fuel Gas Supply System (FGSS)*, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas supply system for high-pressure dual-fuel marine engines. The FGSS units for 2 LNG-fueled bulk …

NEC announces external appointment of executive personnel

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that Hidetoshi Uriu joined NEC as Chief Investment Officer on June 1, 2024. Hidetoshi Uriu was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he spent nearly 20 years advising numerous domestic and international technology companies on M&A and raising capital. He has also led M&A activities at VisasQ Inc. as a senior executive. NEC is promoting aggressive investment in …

JCB collaborates with Singapore’s Mandai Wildlife Group to promote wildlife park visitorship

TOKYO & SINGAPORE, June 5, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand, announced a collaboration with Singapore’s Mandai Wildlife Group to promote wildlife park visitorship. JCB cardmembers now have more reasons to celebrate as JCB International launches a new special package with Singapore’s Mandai Wildlife Group. This collaboration is …

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

Redmond / Tokyo, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – 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 trillion yen (18.9 billion USD)(1) in FY2024, and will promote …

Japan Energy Summit & Exhibition 2024 Unites Global Leaders to Propel Asia’s Emergence in Climate Leadership

TOKYO, June 4, 2024 – (JCN Newswire via SeaPRwire.com) – The Japan Energy Summit & Exhibition 2024 opened today at Tokyo Big Sight, marking the beginning of a pivotal three-day event (3-5 June) focused on driving energy transition and decarbonisation efforts in Japan and the broader Asia-Pacific region. Hosted by Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., the summit gathered global energy leaders, policymakers, and industry experts, to …