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Thursday March 23, 2023. 02:21 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is working with Mastodon on a longshot bid to take on Twitter. Last October, Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk completed a controversial takeover of the social media platform Twitter, an event which drove...
Monday March 13, 2023. 12:15 AM
By Phoebe Ma Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Entertainment businesses were heavily impacted by Covid, and the video game arcades in the Akihabara district of Tokyo suffered more than their fair share of the damage. However, a stroll down Chuo Dori reveals that Akihabara arcades are...
Friday March 10, 2023. 02:21 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The H3 rocket, built to become a mainstay of Japan’s space program, met a disastrous end as it attempted its first launch this week. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which have collaborated on this crucial...
Friday March 3, 2023. 02:19 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Japan Casino School, which specializes in training card game dealers, has launched an internship program in cooperation with Paradise Casino in South Korea. Japan Casino School sees this new program as part of national efforts to have competent,...
Thursday March 2, 2023. 02:53 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is sailing along with the trend towards the development of offshore wind power. At the end of last week, the metropolitan government unveiled its “Tokyo Remote Island Development Plan,” covering the next ten years. On...
Friday February 24, 2023. 01:22 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The organizers of the 2025 World Expo in Osaka have selected four eVTOL models which will offer air taxi services and launch the industry in Japan. Only one of the models is Japanese, while the other three are being developed in Western nations. The...
Tuesday February 21, 2023. 01:32 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Toray Industries is aiming to get a jump on its competitors by establishing the first base for the development of carbon fiber materials specifically aimed at supplying the nascent eVTOL industry. According to a report in the Nihon Keizai Shinbun–yet...
Thursday February 16, 2023. 12:27 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — As part of its preparations for hosting a 391MW offshore wind farm, the city of Choshi is thinking beyond conventional facilities. “We want to use offshore wind power to promote tourism and regional development,” explained Mayor Shinichi Koshikawa...
Tuesday February 14, 2023. 12:28 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Major real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan is creating a hub for Japan’s space industry in the Nihonbashi district of central Tokyo. The company has outlined its plans for what it calls Cross U, which will aim to help space-related private firms and...
Monday February 13, 2023. 12:39 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Osaka-based SkyScape has made a major stride towards realization of its ambition to become a leader in the emerging Japanese vertiport industry, pulling in exclusive contracts with two foreign firms it believes will help it establish a strong...
Friday February 10, 2023. 02:50 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Executives at MGM Resorts International have publicly hinted that their casino resort planned for construction on the manmade island of Yumeshima in Osaka Bay may become the only one licensed in the Japanese market of over 125 million people. In an...
Thursday February 9, 2023. 03:23 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In the Game of Thrones-like saga that management of the Okada Manila casino resort has become, there is yet another twist; a potential partner has filed a lawsuit over alleged broken promises. This particular dispute traces back to October 2021 when i...
Tuesday February 7, 2023. 01:08 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Conflicting reports over the fate of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries SpaceJet program has again highlighted the cloudy outlook for Japan’s passenger jet industry, and the firm may be looking toward militarization as its escape hatch to profitability....
Monday February 6, 2023. 12:45 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Aerwins Technologies has become the first Japan-origin eVTOL firm to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York. This listing was done via a merger with the special purpose acquisition company Pono Capital, a Hawaii-based firm. Trading on the Na...
Friday February 3, 2023. 04:03 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Japan-based slot machine and gaming table manufacturer Aruze has announced the reorganization of its unit in the United States. There have been two major announcements this week. The first of these was the departure of its US branch president Robert...
Tuesday January 31, 2023. 04:19 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Tsukuba-based startup WarpSpace has selected its laser supplier for the communications network which it will soon establish in outer space. WarpSpace was founded in August 2016 based on personnel who mainly have associations with the University of Tsu...
Monday January 30, 2023. 05:17 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The leadership shuffle at the top of Toyota Motor Corporation came as a surprise, at least in terms of its timing, but there’s yet little reason to expect any dramatic transformation in the giant Japanese automaker, which is in increasing danger of be...
Friday January 27, 2023. 12:49 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The Hyogo Prefectural Government is becoming increasingly proactive in its effort to emerge as a base for Japan’s eVTOL industry, in part to take advantage of the 2025 World Expo in neighboring Osaka Prefecture. In its latest moves, the prefecture is...
Thursday January 26, 2023. 12:32 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Japan eVTOL-maker SkyDrive has decided to make South Carolina its base for entry into the US market, following up on an initial invitation it received last July. Last year, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) introduced SkyDrive executives...
Tuesday January 24, 2023. 02:28 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — After the dramatic battle for control witnessed last year, the Okada Manila casino resort in the Philippines, now firmly back in the grasp of Tokyo-based Universal Entertainment, is presented as having entered a “new normal.” The resort’s new Tower...
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