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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...
Sunday January 22, 2023. 10:55 PM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Kobe-based Swift Xi and its partners have signed an agreement with the government’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to develop a 3D spacial information system, which is intended to safely guide drones–and...
Saturday January 21, 2023. 02:59 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Marubeni Corporation has put its money where its mouth is, making a pre-delivery payment for 25 eVTOLs produced by UK-based Vertical Aerospace. Back in September 2021 the two firms announced their alliance within the Japan market, with Marubeni making...
Friday January 20, 2023. 12:28 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In the wake of last month’s lifting of the ban on Level 4 drone flights, the national exam system for prospective drone pilots has been launched. About forty people took the written portion of the exam this week, representing the first batch of drone...
Tuesday January 17, 2023. 03:13 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — One Piece Film Red can take a bow, having officially become the top grossing film in Japan for the year 2022. Its box office takings of ¥19 billion (US$147 million) smoked the second-place finisher, Top Gun Maverick, by over 40%. Also coming in for...
Monday January 16, 2023. 01:14 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Tottori Prefecture aims to play a major role in Japan’s space exploration industry by offering up a portion of the Tottori Sand Dunes as an experimentation zone for Moon walks. The idea emerged in recent years that the sandy surface conditions of the...
Friday January 13, 2023. 04:57 AM
SNA Travel (Tokyo) — Shinjuku Station is one of Tokyo’s most popular tourist destinations–and for good reason! From its bustling streets to its many entertainment options, the Shinjuku Station area has something for everyone, though perhaps not much peace and quiet....
Tuesday January 10, 2023. 03:30 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — While the official announcement is pending, a major entertainment facility named Namco Akihabara will open next to Electric Town in March. As the name suggests, video game publisher Bandai Namco will be the owner and operator, though most details...
Monday January 9, 2023. 05:15 PM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Sony Honda Mobility offered a glimpse of its plan to create the next generation of automobiles at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Under the brand name Afeela, the joint venture between the electronics firm and the automaker will...
Sunday January 8, 2023. 11:31 PM
The Filipino esports scene has come a long way. A few years back, esports tournaments were hosted in tiny cafes where players were paid meager amounts. A few years later, the players are earning millions of dollars in mega-events held in massive arenas with thousands of...
Thursday January 5, 2023. 03:44 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Lycoris Recoil emerged as the favorite anime television series of 2022, according to a poll of Japanese anime fans conducted in December. The anime series was created by Spider Lily and Asaura and it aired from July to September last year. Lycoris...
Friday December 30, 2022. 05:20 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The central government began soliciting bids at four additional offshore zones for wind power development, effectively marking the launch of the second round in the process. Two of the new zones lay off Akita Prefecture, one in Niigata Prefecture,...
Thursday December 29, 2022. 04:09 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Tokyo-based investment bank Nomura Holdings is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency trading platform in the coming months, even as the industry as a whole is reeling under the spectacular collapse of FTX Trading. Nomura announced in September...
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