Japan Ranked 5th For Global Competitiveness

Japan ranked 5th for global competitiveness

Japan is ranked 5th in an annual global competitiveness survey. But the nation was rated poorly for women's participation.

Analysts at the World Economic Forum assessed 140 economies for its annual report released on Wednesday.

Hmd Global Shares Nokia Android 9.0 Pie Update Timeline

HMD Global Shares Nokia Android 9.0 Pie Update Timeline

The problem with Android phones is that when it comes to updates, it’s hard to predict when the update will be released for your phone, if at all. Generally speaking flagship phones are safe for at least two updates, but what about the rest? Thankfully HMD Global isn’t being picky about its updates and have announced the timeline for its Android Pie update for its Nokia phones.

Kono: Global Unity Important Until North's Cvid

Kono: Global unity important until North's CVID

Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says it is important for the global community to unite and maintain pressure on North Korea.

Speaking to reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Kono said the pressure should continue until North Korea accomplishes denuclearization in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.

Sony: Global Mobile Industry Ready To Start Full-scale Development Of 5g Nr

Sony: Global Mobile Industry Ready to Start Full-Scale Development of 5G NRToday the 3GPP TSG RAN Plenary Meeting in Lisbon successfully completed the first implementable 5G NR specification. AT&T, BT, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, KT Corporation, LG Electronics, LG Uplus, MediaTek Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom, Sony Mobile Communications Inc., Sprint, TIM, Telefonica, Telia Company, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Vodafone, and ZTE have made a statement that the completion of the first 5G NR standard has set the stage for the global mobile industry to start full-scale development of 5G NR for large-scale trials and commercial deployments as early as in 2019.

Ntt Docomo's Global Sim To Offer Cheaper, Easier Mobile Use

NTT Docomo's global SIM to offer cheaper, easier mobile use

NTT Docomo Inc. has developed the world's first SIM card that can store multiple profiles from cellphone carriers, negating the need to change SIMs or use roaming services when traveling abroad.

Japan's leading telecommunications provider announced the innovation on Nov. 28 and its plan to launch a new service using it as early as 2018.

Amid Global Electric-car Buzz, Toyota Bullish On Hydrogen

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

TOYOTA, Japan--At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care.

The big moment on the assembly line comes when two bulbous yellow tanks of hydrogen are rolled over and delicately fitted into each car's underside.

Nissan Titan Full-size Pickup Might Go Global

Nissan Titan full-size pickup might go global

Nissan's global boss of commercial vehicles, Ashwani Gupta, says the company is looking at producing the Titan full-size pickup truck for markets outside of North America, including right-hand drive (RHD) countries such as Australia.

Sales of Nissan's Ford F-Series rival are up more than 200 per cent this year, with more than 40,000 units sold. Some of these buyers are apparently pinched from the Ford, or other rivals such as the Ram 1500/2500, Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Tundra, but some are also existing Nissan SUV owners or those upsizing from the Navara.

Lexus Reimagines Global Flagship Sedan

Lexus Reimagines Global Flagship SedanLexus' all-new, fifth generation LS flagship sedan, which will launch in Australia in April 2018, will build on the leading levels of powertrain smoothness, ride quietness, craftsmanship, attention to detail and documented dependability that are famous of the LS nameplate.

Lexus Mid-year 2017 Global Sales Report

Lexus Mid-Year 2017 Global Sales Report

Lexus has announced the results for the first six months of 2017, with 305,169 vehicles sold worldwide. This is a relatively small 4.4% decrease compared to the year previous.

As anyone following USA sales could tell, the car market is the reason for lower sales. Lexus SUV and crossovers have been strong, with 186,523 total sales compared to the 118,638 passenger cars sold.

After Beating The Prius In Japan, Nissan's E-power Hybrids May Go Global

After Beating The Prius In Japan, Nissan’s e-Power Hybrids May Go Global

Nissan is seriously considering of offering the -virtually unknown outside Japan- extended-range hybrid system overseas, bringing the heat to established players, just as it does to its home market.

When the company launched the e-Power powertrain option for the Note hatchback (known as the Versa Note in the U.S.) in November in Japan, no one expected it to be such a sales hit.

Honda Silicon Valley Lab Takes On Global Role As New Company

Honda Silicon Valley Lab Takes on Global Role as New CompanyHonda Silicon Valley Lab, the global open innovation hub within Honda R&D Americas, Inc., will expand its areas of focus beyond vehicles and broaden its responsibility to develop partnerships as a new company, Honda R&D Innovations, Inc., to be known as "Honda Innovations." The new company will seek transformative collaborations within all areas of Honda's activities. Honda Innovations will remain located in Mountain View, CA, and will operate globally as it seeks to partner with innovators ranging from startup and global brands to design and development communities. Watch a video introduction at http://honda.us/HondaInnovations.

Honda Introduces Expanded 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Driver Lineup

Honda Introduces Expanded 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Driver LineupHonda and Honda Performance Development today announced that Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) will field an expanded lineup of three talented, young drivers for the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship season. Teaming with series veteran Sebastian Eriksson will be former Red Bull GRC Lites champions, newcomer Oliver Eriksson and American Mitchell DeJong, who returns to the team following his debut at the 2016 season finale in Los Angeles.