The Tokyo Fire Department has set up a unit that can quickly respond to terrorist attacks. It's part of preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.
The new unit will have the capability to operate rescue, chemical disaster response, and other squads in a centralized manner in the event of terrorist attacks and other disasters.
Japan's Defense Ministry is set to include the establishment of a space unit in its new defense guidelines.
The National Defense Program Guidelines are scheduled to be revised next month for the first time in 5 years. The Japanese government has listed space and cyberspace as new priority areas to strengthen defense.
The operator of the main power plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan, has restarted one of the generators that were shut down after a powerful earthquake.
The quake on September 6th forced the Tomatoh-Atsuma thermal power plant to stop all 3 of the generators that were in operation. That triggered a massive blackout across one of Japan's main islands.
TOKYO — Nissan Motor canceled a potential $1 billion sale of its electric car battery unit to China's GSR Capital, and while the automaker said it still aimed to find a buyer, analysts feel it could be a hard sell as the technology was not cutting edge.
Japan's second-biggest automaker said on Monday the Chinese investment firm lacked the funds to make the purchase. The deal could not be closed by the June 29 deadline, Nissan said, ending a process which had faced several delays since its announcement almost a year ago.
TOKYO — Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH said on Thursday they have agreed to form a strategic tie-up to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry, which is undergoing transformation due to the need for lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.
V6's Miyake Ken and Tackey&Tsubasa's Takizawa Hideaki have formed a new unit called "KEN☆Tackey" and will be making their CD debut with "Gyakuten Lovers" this summer.
KEN☆Tackey gave their first performance on the first night of 'Takizawa Kabuki 2018' at Shinbashi Enbujo. They announced, "We had been receiving requests from our fans and finally. Thank you for waiting."
Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it will acquire a 50.1 percent stake in Xerox Corp. of the United States and merge with its copy machine subsidiary Fuji Xerox Co. with the aim of improving profitability amid sluggish business environment in the copier industry.
Fujifilm Holdings also said that it will slash 10,000 jobs at Fuji Xerox, more than half of which will be workers based overseas.
[CES 2018] These days we're starting to see more carmakers introduce smarter infotainment units to their vehicles, such as Android Auto, Apple's CarPlay, or something of their own making. If you are planning on equipping your car with a system like CarPlay but don't want to purchase a new car just to get it, Alpine has you covered.
Alpine has been making aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto units for a while now, but at CES 2018, the company has announced the iLX-F309, the company's first 9-inch head unit that will fit in most cars. Alpine had previously created a 9-inch head unit except that it was designed for Jeeps, but with the iLX-F309, the company has expanded on its previous offerings (which were limited to 6- to 7-inches) for standard car dashboards.
Sony Corporation reported its fiscal Q2 FY2017 financial results earlier today. At the Group level, Sony is on the right track, reporting a revenue increase of 22% to 2,063 billion yen, with operating income of 204 billion yen – approximately 4.4 times higher than the same quarter last year. This led to Sony upping its overall forecasts for the full year, thanks to a good performance from its Semiconductors, Music, and Home Entertainment & Sound (HE&S) businesses.