Abductees' Kin Call For Firm Stance On N.korea

Abductees' kin call for firm stance on N.Korea

Family members of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea have urged the word's nations to stand firm against Pyongyang until all abductees are returned.

They made the appeal at a seminar in Washington hosted by the Japanese government and US organizations.

Cryptocurrency Brokerage Firm Pays Back Tax

Cryptocurrency brokerage firm pays back tax

Sources say an unregistered cryptocurrency brokerage based in Tokyo has concealed revenue of more than 200 million yen or about 1.8 million dollars.

The firm receives requests via brokers for individuals who want to change their virtual currencies into cash.

Leasing Firm Finds More Defects

Leasing firm finds more defects

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.

Another Firm Falsified Data On Seismic Dampers

Another firm falsified data on seismic dampers

Another Japanese manufacturer of seismic dampers has been found to have falsified data on its products.

Japan's land and infrastructure ministry says the possibly faulty dampers were made by Koyo Seiki and shipped by Kawakin Core-Tech. Both are subsidiaries of Kawakin Holdings Group.

Bankrupt Kimono Rental Firm Chief Arrested

Bankrupt kimono rental firm chief arrested

Police have arrested the president of a bankrupt rental kimono firm for allegedly swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank loans.

The firm suddenly closed its shops before this year's coming-of-age day, leaving many young women without formal attire to wear for the ceremonies.

Firm Aims High In Seeking To Create Dazzling Meteor Shower

Firm aims high in seeking to create dazzling meteor shower

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.

Japanese Firm Increases Durability Of Airless Tire By 700%

Japanese Firm Increases Durability of Airless Tire by 700%

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%.

Japanese Firm Shows Off Auto Seat For Vips

Japanese Firm Shows Off Auto Seat for VIPs

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.

Japanese Firm Develops Cfrp-based Suspension Spring

Japanese Firm Develops CFRP-based Suspension Spring

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.

Japanese Firm Releases Combiner Box For Dc1,500v Solar Plants

Japanese Firm Releases Combiner Box for DC1,500V Solar Plants

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.

Tmeic Receives Orders For Busbar Bonding Machines From Chinese Firm

TMEIC Receives Orders for Busbar Bonding Machines From Chinese Firm

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.

Japan's Firm Sees Renewable Energy On Rise, But Challenges Remain

Japan's firm sees renewable energy on rise, but challenges remainKen Isono has an insatiable appetite for going to different places, learning about them and connecting with local people.
It was when he traveled to over 30 countries as a backpacker in his final year of university that he became aware of the gravity of global environmental challenges and started to believe in the potential of renewable energy as a viable solution.