A major Japanese real estate leasing company says it's found more than 1,300 of its apartment buildings nationwide don't meet government standards. It will ask almost 8,000 residents to move out to carry out repairs.
The problem is that fireproof structures and soundproofing materials in ceilings and outer walls aren't up to standard.
A spectacular meteor shower the likes the world has never seen is forecast for the skies over the Setouchi area of Hiroshima Prefecture in the early summer of 2019.
In a world first experiment, Tokyo-based Ale Co. plans to create artificial shooting stars through new technology by shooting pellets measuring 1 centimeter from a satellite.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co Ltd exhibited a tire that does not need to be inflated Sept 8, 2017.
The tire, "noair," uses a plastic spoke in place of a rubber tube that stores air and reduces vibration, impact, etc. Five years have passed since Toyo Tire & Rubber exhibited a prototype of the tire at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2012 in May 2012. This time, by improving the structure of the spoke, etc, the company improved its durability by more than 700%.
NHK Spring Co Ltd, a Japan-based firm that deals with auto seats and suspension springs, developed a seat for VIPs and exhibited a concept model at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017, which took place from May 24 to 26, 2017, in Yokohama, Japan.
The company is marketing the seat to automakers in the aim of commercializing it.
NHK Spring Co Ltd developed a suspension spring using CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) for passenger cars.
Compared with suspension springs made by using commonly-used spring steels, the weight of the CFRP-based spring is about 70% lighter. The company plans to sell it to automakers, aiming to start volume production of the spring in 2020.
Wave Energy Inc exhibited the "Solar Box" DC1,500V combiner box for solar power plants at JECA Fair 2017, which runs from May 17 to 19, 2017, in Koto-ku, Tokyo, and started to accept orders for it.
Wave Energy (Minato-ku, Tokyo) is a company that deals with distribution boards, solar power generation facilities, etc.
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) announced April 19, 2017, that it has received orders for three units of the "TMBBM" busbar bonding machine from Triumph PV Materials Ltd (a China-based solar panel manufacturer).
Triumph PV Materials will introduce the TMBBM to its production line for CIGS solar panels. It is a solar panel manufacturer affiliated with China National Building Materials Group Corp.