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Wednesday May 5, 2021. 09:46 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The offshore construction phase of the Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Farm project began on April 28 with the send-off ceremony for the installation vessel Seajacks Zaratan. When completed, the 139 megawatt wind farm is expected to be the first of its ki...
Tuesday April 27, 2021. 08:10 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In the fourth episode of the Akihabara News podcast Japan Startup Megaphone, Christian Schmitz, founder of the Purpose Driven Innovation Ecosystem (PDIE), joins us for a discussion about initiatives to support environment-focused startups in Japan....
Thursday April 22, 2021. 06:18 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — At three locations around Tokyo, local residents are now being afforded the opportunity to munch down on “healthy junk food,” tasty but nutritious plant-based offerings. The Tokyo-headquartered wellness company Two Inc. is currently serving up vegan f...
Wednesday April 21, 2021. 07:27 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — All Nippon Airways (ANA) has formed an agreement with Germany-based drone firm Wingcopter to test strategies for connecting small island communities throughout Japan. In the initial set of tests conducted between March 21-26, Wingcopter drones made a...
Monday April 19, 2021. 06:46 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In the third episode of the Akihabara News podcast Japan Startup Megaphone, venture capitalist Jennifer Perez of the Future Food Fund gives us the lay of land for the emergence of FoodTech startups in Japan. Perez explains that the Future Food Fund...
Wednesday April 14, 2021. 05:58 AM
SNA Travel (Osaka) — The presence of the Covid pandemic is still heavily felt in Japan’s second city, Osaka. Covid safety measures are observed in every corner of the prefecture, including social distancing, masks, temperature checks, and hand sanitizer use. During the...
Monday April 12, 2021. 08:20 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In the second episode of the Akihabara News podcast Japan Startup Megaphone, neuroscientist Kenichiro Mogi speaks about the different approach that Japanese society and culture has taken towards innovation. Mogi is a writer and broadcaster who has...
Tuesday April 6, 2021. 03:00 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — XELS, a startup based in Tokyo and Hong Kong, is today launching a blockchain platform for buying and trading carbon credits on Bittrex Global, a leading cryptocurrency exchange. This initiative combines the new technologies that lay behind...
Monday April 5, 2021. 08:18 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Code Chrysalis, co-founded by Chinese American Yan Fan, is offering a coding boot camp service for foreigners and natives in Japan. Code Chrysalis is mostly known for its three-month immersive training service. However, the boot camp tries to avoid...
Thursday April 1, 2021. 05:55 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — About three years ago the Grand Hyatt Tokyo built an organic garden along the urban skyline, allowing the head chef to boast that some of the vegetables being consumed by his patrons had been grown right there on location by the restaurant staff....
Wednesday March 31, 2021. 08:28 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Ways2H Inc. and its shareholder and partner Japan Blue Energy Co. (JBEC) have announced the completion of a Tokyo facility that will convert waste materials into hydrogen energy. The energy will be used for power generation and fuel cell mobility to...
Monday March 29, 2021. 09:16 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Despite an impending storm, the Street Painting Festival Shimokitazawa was held as planned on Sunday. The event pulled in a sizable crowd as people of all ages joined in on the fun. The event was organized by Kenneth Miller of Island Travel...
Thursday March 25, 2021. 07:42 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation announced that it will be forming an alliance with US-based Fortem Technologies, investing US$15 million into the counter-drone company. Fortem is a drone security company best known for its...
Tuesday March 23, 2021. 07:37 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In a joint press conference, the Japan Post group and Rakuten announced they that will be entering into a cross-company alliance, broadening an earlier agreement made last December to strengthen the efficiency of both company’s logistic operations....
Thursday March 18, 2021. 07:31 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The largest of all possible players in this country, the Bank of Japan, is preparing for a national cryptocurrency, a digital Yen. “From the viewpoint of ensuring the stability and efficiency of the overall payment and settlement systems,” declared...
Tuesday March 16, 2021. 02:03 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — John Davis, a.k.a. The Cheese Guy, didn’t set out to be a gourmet. Rather, he simply discovered that excellent cheese wasn’t available in Okinawa and he decided to do something about it. “It was ghastly. It’s just processed cheese,” he recalls. While...
Friday March 12, 2021. 06:43 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — A record 15.9 million computers were shipped in Japan over the course of the year 2020, with demand boosted by the pandemic and its enhanced teleworking requirements. This shipping volume was up 1.3% year-on-year and the highest since records began...
Wednesday March 10, 2021. 09:04 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Thanks to the lifting of the state of emergency in Osaka Prefecture, Super Nintendo World is set to open on March 18, after much delay. Here is what you can expect from the new addition to Universal Studios Japan. Originally slated to open in...
Tuesday March 9, 2021. 07:02 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Yamaha Motor and Honda Motor have agreed with the European firms KTM and Piaggio to begin a “Swappable Batteries Consortium for Motorcycles and Light Electric Vehicles.” Swappable batteries development is intended to secure a greener future. The...
Friday March 5, 2021. 08:24 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The all-female “Drone Jo-Plus,” or Drone Girls, team at Kanatta Co. is promoting the appeal of drones by offering educational events for parents and children. Kanatta Co. aims to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embraced by all...
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