Japan's biggest high-tech exhibition opened here on Tuesday, featuring electric vehicles using next-generation information technology, with Japan's largest automaker Toyota Motor Corp. Joining the event for the first time.
A total of 624 companies and groups, including 161 from overseas, have registered to showcase their products and technologies, although 22 Chinese firms have cancelled their participation in the event amid heightening anti-Japan sentiment in China over a territorial dispute, organisers said.
Around 2,290 booths opened at the five-day CEATEC Japan exhibition at the Makuhari Messe convention centre in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, the organisers said.
Among automakers, Toyota is displaying its "Smart Insect" single-passenger, compact electric vehicle.
The parents of a nightclub worker killed in an arson fire three years ago filed a suit in the Nagoya District Court on Monday seeking damages against top members of the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group. (Tokyo Reporter )
Kyodo News said Monday that it has dismissed Satoshi Kondo, 51, deputy chief of its general administration bureau and former personnel affairs division chief, for meeting individually with a female student searching for a job and doing an inappropriate act.
(Jiji Press )