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Tuesday November 29, 2022. 07:39 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Next Food Ecosystem, a Tokyo-based foodtech group, announced this month its expansion plans in Asia, with Singapore acting as the springboard. The group consists of plant-based meat brand Next Meats; its spinoffs Dr. Foods and Next Restaurant; and...
Tuesday November 22, 2022. 07:42 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — NTT Docomo has committed to a ¥600 billion (US$4 billion) investment over the next five years in Web3 infrastructure. The mobile phone giant has partnered with the Astar Foundation, the Tokyo-based developers of the Astar Network blockchain, and...
Monday November 21, 2022. 06:50 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The failure of the new H3 rocket in a test conducted last month has disappointed those hoping for rapid advances in the Japanese space program. In a test on October 12, after smoothly leaving its launch pad in Uchinoura Space Center, Kagoshima...
Wednesday November 16, 2022. 09:16 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — There are now several types of electric or electrified vehicles available on the market and it has become apparent that terminology can be confusing–sometimes deliberately so. Electric Vehicles (EVs) are cars which run on electricity. However, the...
Tuesday November 15, 2022. 03:31 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — China has become a major international space power, and new achievements are likely to follow in the near future. The Tiangong space station appears poised to become the only manned space station within the next decade. “In the future, many...
Saturday November 12, 2022. 01:35 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Mini Electric Vehicles (Mini EVs) appear poised to play a significant role in the Japanese market due to their compactness and low cost. Most recently, SAIC-GM-Wuling Motor (SGMW) announced that its Wuling Hongguang Mini EV will next year become the...
Thursday November 10, 2022. 06:12 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — JR West Innovations and Nippon Travel Agency have announced a joint initiative aimed at increasing public acceptance of eVTOL air taxis through the creation of helicopter taxi services. As an initial step, Nippon Travel Agency is offering a two-day...
Wednesday November 9, 2022. 08:42 AM
Foundation: 2013 Headquarters: Edogawa Ward, Tokyo President: Satoshi Washiya Executive Summary: Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL) is Japan’s largest drone manufacturer. It produces both general purposes and custom-made drones meant to take on a variety of...
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Three major Japanese firms have launched a partnership to develop and provide financial services within ANA GranWhale, a metaverse platform. The three partners are ANA NEO, a metaverse travel service provider associated with the nation’s largest...
Tuesday November 8, 2022. 11:37 PM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Germany-based Volocopter has been tapped to become the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s first eVTOL partner in its ambitious Tokyo Bay eSG Project. The Tokyo Bay eSG Project envisions the creation of a sustainable city that fuses nature and...
Monday November 7, 2022. 05:23 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Odakyu Electric Railway is this week opening a facility near Shinjuku Station called Neuu, which will promote XR, a combination of virtual and augmented reality technologies. This “XR Communication Hub,” located near the major train station’s West Exi...
Saturday November 5, 2022. 01:23 AM
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are tools allowing users of the internet to change their Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and to encrypt traffic. VPNs can help improve online security in a number of different ways. As the name suggests, VPNs are private networks which...
Thursday November 3, 2022. 07:02 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — TEPCO Renewable Power has purchased full ownership of Flotation Energy, an offshore wind power company based in Scotland. “Flotation Energy’s experience and knowledge of the world’s biggest floating offshore wind development and their global network...
Wednesday November 2, 2022. 08:29 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are developing next-generation nuclear reactors which are designed to be safer than the technology involved in the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster. These two initiatives are proceeding...
Tuesday November 1, 2022. 06:23 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The National Police Agency has issued a warning that those who engage in online gambling face possible arrest. It is not clear, however, that this warning will be followed by any serious effort to enforce laws against online gambling. These laws...
Saturday October 29, 2022. 07:21 AM
SNA Travel (Tokyo) — In the coming months, a major hotel and entertainment complex will open at Tokyo Haneda airport, helping it make a transition from being simply a transit point into an attraction all of its own. Terminal 3 will be linked to the new complex, called Haneda...
Thursday October 27, 2022. 06:36 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Vena Energy Japan announced today that its new 31MW solar power plant in Kawakami village, Nagano Prefecture, is now operational. The new Kawakami 2 plant follows the completion of Kawakami 1 in November 2021, providing the company a combined 67MW of...
Wednesday October 26, 2022. 01:35 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The development of the first commercial-scale offshore wind farms in Japanese waters is requiring the acquisition of new skills, and among these is risk assessment in a nation which experiences relatively frequent natural disasters. Among the...
Tuesday October 25, 2022. 02:01 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — This month has gone from bad to worse for Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada, who now faces a full trial and a possible prison sentence in the Philippines. The most recent charges against the 80-year-old billionaire relate to the dramatic events of May...
Friday October 21, 2022. 04:22 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The European Parliament voted last month to recognize woody biomass as a renewable fuel on par with solar and wind, despite mounting evidence of its negative impact on climate change. The credentials of woody biomass as a truly renewable energy...
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