Sony Providing Xperia Smartphones To Health Workers Across Sub-saharan Africa

Sony providing Xperia smartphones to health workers across sub-Saharan AfricaThere are smartphones, and then there are smartphones that also make a difference. With the recent re-engagement in the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), Sony Mobile has become a mobile phone provider with their Xperia smartphones and is a key partner to the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), an initiative working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the time-bound targets for reducing world poverty by 2015.

Kyocera To Supply And Construct 30 Mw Of Solar Power At Agricultural Facilities Across Japan

Kyocera to Supply and Construct 30 MW of Solar Power at Agricultural Facilities across JapanKyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) today announced that it is supplying approximately 30 megawatts (MW) of solar power generating systems to one of the largest solar power projects in Japan which is being implemented by the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (herein “Zen-Noh”) and Mitsubishi Corporation (herein “Mitsubishi”). Within the project, Kyocera Solar Corporation will be in charge of supplying, engineering, constructing, and maintaining a total of 30 MW of solar power generating systems to be installed at roughly 80 of the Zen-Noh Group's facilities (livestock barns, distribution centers, parking lots, etc.) around the country. The Kyocera order is worth approximately 8.5 billion yen (approx. 89 million US dollars*1), and comprises the initial phase of the project*2.

Toyota Increasing Common Components Across Models

Toyota Increasing Common Components Across ModelsIn a continued effort to streamline its manufacturing process, Toyota is working on expanding the common components used across its model lineup.

Since taking over in 2009, President Akio Toyoda has been stressing the Japanese automaker’s desire to narrow down the number of parts it uses to build its vehicles, increasing the number of parts shared across its models. The ultimate plan is to cut down on both the time and cost needed to create new models by as much as 30 percent.

Toyota Announces Executive Changes Across North And South America

Toyota Announces Executive Changes Across North and South AmericaToyota today announced executive changes across Toyota’s North and South American affiliate companies, which are effective as of April 1.

These executive appointments are intended to give greater autonomy and more local control to regional executives and managers so they can provide superior customer-focused products and services. The moves also advance Toyota’s efforts to integrate top regional talent into its global leadership team in order to best meet the needs of customers around the world.

Avex To Hold Large-scale Auditions Across Japan

Avex to hold large-scale auditions across JapanTo commemmorate the 25th anniversary of its founding, entertainment giant Avex will hold large-scale auditions in Japan between Jan 20 and Feb 28. There are no conditions on nationality or visa status, but entrants must be able to understand Japanese or English.

Panasonic Launches Led Lamp Nostalgic Clear Across Europe

Panasonic Launches LED Lamp Nostalgic Clear Across EuropePanasonic has launched its new LED lamp “Nostalgic Clear”. The lamp delivers the same clear light as a 40 Watt (W) incandescent light bulb due to Panasonic’s unique light diffusion and heat radiation technologies. In addition, it boasts an energy saving of approximately 84 percent compared to a 40W incandescent light bulb and has a lifespan of approximately 40,000 hours, which is approximately 40 times longer than that of a traditional clear bulb. The lamp is available across Europe now. 

Yamaha Motogp Heads Across The Atlantic For Laguna Seca

Yamaha MotoGP Heads Across the Atlantic for Laguna SecaYamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies arrive in California this week to prepare for the first of the season's two US rounds, Sunday's Grand Prix of the USA at the Laguna Seca circuit. Championship leader Lorenzo is traditionally strong at Laguna, taking victory from pole in 2010 and second from pole in 2011.

Transit Of Venus Across Sun Observed Over Areas In Japan

Transit of Venus across sun observed over areas in JapanThe transit of Venus across the sun was observed over a wide area of Japan on Wednesday morning.  

The planet started its transit at around 7:10 a.m. Japan time from the upper left side of the sun and slowly moved to the right. It will take about six and half hours for Venus to move across the sun.