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30 Jan
In regard to the improvement of the torsional rigidity of the bodies, Toyota narrowed the pitch of spot welding and applied an epoxy-based elastic adhesive for structures at important points (e.g. joints around the cowl and between the outer and inner panels at the openings on the sides or flanges).
30 Jan
Chubu Electric Power Co Inc announced Jan 15, 2015, that it has started commercial operation of an 8MW solar power plant in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
29 Jan
GS Yuasa Corp announced Jan 27, 2015, that it has released a PV inverter integrated with a lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery.
29 Jan
SB Energy Corp (Minato-ku, Tokyo) and Mitsui & Co Ltd will start power generation at a solar power plant with an output of about 22.4MW in Arao City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, Feb 1, 2015.
29 Jan
In addition to the advantages of the multi-link suspension, the latest models of the Alphard and Vellfire minivans have several features to improve ride quality and stability.
29 Jan
The latest models of Toyota Motor Corp's Alphard and Vellfire minivans have a newly-developed multi-link suspension, which the company calls "double wishbone type suspension," in the rear parts of the vehicles. Also, Toyota improved the torsional rigidity of their bodies to realize a high ride quality and stability.
28 Jan
Nippon Hume Corp, which deals with concrete products, etc, announced Jan 22, 2015, that it has started to operate a 1.99MW solar power plant in each of Miyagi and Okayama prefectures.
27 Jan
"We have finally reached the fourth New Year living in an evacuation area…." On January 5, 2015, by starting his New Year speech in this manner, Mayor Norio Sugano of Iitate-mura (village), Fukushima Prefecture, openly revealed his distress at the prolonged evacuation.
27 Jan
A Japanese research group formed a CMOS circuit and temperature sensor by using printing technology, connected them to an antenna for a frequency of 13.56MHz and transmitted temperature data.
27 Jan
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued ministerial orders and announcements related to the revision of the operation of the feed-in tariff (FIT) policy Jan 22, 2015.
27 Jan
SoftBank Corp announced Jan 20, 2015, that SB Energy Corp will develop a solar power plant with an output of about 2.4MW in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
26 Jan
Mazda Motor Corp's new SUV, "CX-3," uses the same engine as the Demio (Mazda2) compact. It is "Skyactiv-D 1.5," a 1.5L diesel engine. But it is not exactly the same engine as that of Demio because Mazda made a few improvements.
25 Jan
Meanwhile, since April 2014, Mitsubishi Estate has been using the power generated by a mega solar power plant that the company constructed on idle land in "Chiba Research Park" in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture, for its buildings.
24 Jan
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued ministerial orders and announcements related to the revision of the operation of the feed-in tariff (FIT) policy Jan 22, 2015.
23 Jan
Toray Industries Inc developed a phosphor sheet that can improve the brightness of a white LED device by 10% or more without increasing input power.
23 Jan
Miyaji Engineering Group Inc announced Jan 16, 2015, that a solar power plant with an output of about 1.995MW started power generation in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
23 Jan
NEC Display Solutions Ltd will release a 47-inch LCD display with a maximum brightness of 2,000cd/m2 (the standard value for shipment from a manufacturing plant: 1,400cd/m2) for business use.
22 Jan
Suntech Power Japan Corp announced Jan 21, 2015, that it will release a remote monitoring system equipped with a cloud-based portable telephone line for small-scall industrial solar power generation systems.
22 Jan
Ichigo Group Holdings Co Ltd announced Jan 13, 2015, that a solar power plant with an output of about 2.73MW started operations in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.
22 Jan
Fujitsu Ltd announced a wearable sensor that measures the pulse wave of a driver, decides whether the driver is drowsy and alerts the driver Jan 19, 2015.
21 Jan
JAG Energy Co Ltd announced Jan 9, 2015, that it has completed the construction of a solar power plant with an output of about 2.4MW in Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
21 Jan
Suntech Power Japan Corp announced Jan 7, 2015, that it will release a polycrystalline silicon solar panel with an output of 315W.
21 Jan
Gunze Ltd and Shinshu University co-developed a material for knitting by using organic conductive fibers.
20 Jan
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced Jan 9, 2015, that it will take special measures to maximize the introduction of renewable energy in Fukushima Prefecture in view of the fiscal 2014 supplementary budget bill, which was approved by the cabinet.
20 Jan
Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd completed mega- (large-scale) solar power plant "Dream Solar Natsumidai II" with an output of 6.0MW in Gojo City, Nara Prefecture, Japan, in December 2014.
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