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22 Dec
"It's been about two years (since we started the development," said Telepathy Japan Inc, which unveiled its first head-mounted display (HMD) or "Telepathy Jumper."
21 Dec
On November 7, 2014, the groundbreaking ceremony and celebration for the "Setouchi Mega-Solar Project" took place with about 200 related people gathering at Ushimado Olive Garden. This project is aimed at utilizing the former salt farm in Ushimado District and constructing a mega- (large-scale) solar power plant there.
21 Dec
Nakanojo Electric Power is financed by Nakanojo Town and V-Power at a ratio of 60% to 40%. V-Power supports operations handled by Nakanojo Electric Power. Vitec set out a business strategy to make proposals to local governments regarding regional revitalization based on the concept of "local production/local consumption of energy," and Nakanojo Town was the first local government to respond to the proposals.
19 Dec
The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced Dec 18, 2014, that it will review the operation of the feed-in tariff (FIT) policy in the aims of solving the problem of the suspension of grid connection applications.
19 Dec
Honda Motor Co Ltd showed the rear-wheel motor unit of its "SH-AWD" four-wheel-drive system, which was employed for the new model of the "Legend" to be released in January 2015.
19 Dec
Yaskawa Electric Corp announced Dec 11, 2014, that it will launch a residential (indoor type) PV inverter equipped with a GaN (gallium nitride)-based power semiconductor module.
18 Dec
Denso Corp showed the inner structure of its small-size SiC (silicon carbide) inverter at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014 Nagoya (organizer: Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan Inc), a trade show on automotive technologies, which took place Dec 11 and 12, 2014, in Nagoya.
18 Dec
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) announced Dec 17, 2014, that its "Solar Ware630" PV inverter for mega (large-scale) solar power plants has passed the "ZVRT (zero voltage ride through)" test of China for the first time as a product of a Japanese manufacturer.
18 Dec
Uzushio Electric Co Ltd announced that it started volume production of the "68VM" electric three-wheeled vehicle at the end of November 2014 in the Philippines.
18 Dec
Hitachi Capital Corp and Hitachi Ltd announced Dec 8, 2014, that they have started to operate a 5.2MW solar power plant in Togane City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
17 Dec
Switzerland-based ABB and Hitachi Ltd announced Dec 16, 2014, that they will form a partnership in a business of transmitting high-voltage direct-current (DC) electricity between regions, etc in Japan and establish a joint venture (JV).
17 Dec
Renesas Electronics Corp developed a new circuit technology for automotive information devices using 16nm and more advanced process technologies.
17 Dec
Takara Leben Co Ltd, Hitachi Zosen Corp and Solar Frontier KK announced Dec 9, 2014, that they have started to build a solar power plant with an output of 15MW.
16 Dec
Low-power Electronics Association & Project (LEAP), Nagoya University and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) clarified the superlattice structure and resistance change mechanism of the "TRAM (topological-switching RAM)," a new-type phase change memory using a GeTe/Sb2Te3 superlattice.
16 Dec
Orix Corp and Kyudenko Corp announced Dec 11, 2014, that they have started operation of a 7.786MW solar power plant in Kanoya City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.
16 Dec
Sharp Corp announced Dec 8, 2014, that Crystal Clear Solar, its joint venture with Fuyo General Lease Co Ltd, started operation of a 2.6MW solar power plant built in Shioya-machi, Shioya-gun, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.
15 Dec
GE Energy Financial Services of the General Electric group announced Dec 10, 2014, that it will invest in the "Mimasaka Musashi Mega Solar Project," for which Pacifico Energy KK (Minato-ku, Tokyo) is building facilities in Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
15 Dec
Toyota Motor Corp exhibited sensors for the automatic braking system that the company will start to use for its cars in 2015 at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2014 Nagoya (organizer: Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan Inc), a trade show on automotive technologies, which took place Dec 11 and 12, 2014, in Nagoya.
14 Dec
Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd fully remodeled the "Move" light wagon and released it Dec 12, 2014, in Japan.
14 Dec
Sanrin Co Ltd announced Dec 1, 2014, that it will build a solar power plant with an output of about 2MW on the site of a borrow pit in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
14 Dec
Nakanojomachi is located in the northwest of Gunma Prefecture and is adjacent to Kusatsu-machi, which is known as a hot spring resort. Nakanojomachi also has a number of hot springs including Shima Onsen and Sawatari Onsen. The areas along the Shirasuna River and the Shima River, which have their sources in mountains with a variety of broadleaf trees, are known for their beautiful valleys that change color in all four seasons.
13 Dec
Saishunkan Co Ltd (Mashikimachi, Kumamoto Prefecture) is known for its basic skin care product series "Domohorn Wrinkle." After driving on Route 443 for about ten minutes from Aso Kumamoto Airport, you will find solar panels arrayed radially on the slopes of a hill with a golf course. Saishunkan's headquarters adjoins this mega- (large-scale) solar power plant.
12 Dec
The enterprise department of the government of Chiba Prefecture announced Nov 28, 2014, that it has selected Kyocera TCL Solar LLC (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) as a power producer for a floating solar power plant to be installed on the water surface of the Yamakura dam in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
12 Dec
Panasonic Corp developed a visible light communication technology that uses a smartphone camera for reading and features a high data transmission rate of several kilobits per second.
12 Dec
SB Energy Corp and Mitsui & Co Ltd announced Dec 10, 2014, that they will install a solar power plant with an output of about 43.4MW in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, and jointly launch a power generation business.
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