Tag: Japan

  • Nissan Unveils New Japan-market GT-R

    Nissan Unveils New Japan-market GT-R

    Nissan today unveiled the new Japan-market GT-R. The model line-up includes two limited grades, the GT-R Premium Edition T-spec and GT-R Track Edition Engineered by NISMO T-spec. Both are scheduled to go on sale in the second half of October. The name T-spec represents the GT-R’s philosophy of leading and shaping the times and is…

  • Seiko Announces Two Limited Edition Watches in Celebration of Seiko’s 140th Anniversary

    Seiko Announces Two Limited Edition Watches in Celebration of Seiko’s 140th Anniversary

    The Ginza district in central Tokyo has a special importance for Seiko. It was where the company’s founder, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing clocks and watches in1881, when he was just 21 years old. In celebration of Seiko’s 140th anniversary and its long association with Ginza, Seiko today announced two limited editions…

  • Honda to Start Testing Program This Month for Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Service Business in Japan

    Honda to Start Testing Program This Month for Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Service Business in Japan

    Honda today announced that it will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles this month, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan. Honda is planning to launch MaaS in Japan under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors. The testing program for autonomous vehicles mobility service technologies will be conducted…

  • Panasonic Develops New nanoe X Device that Generates 100 times more OH radicals than the conventional nanoe device

    Panasonic Develops New nanoe X Device that Generates 100 times more OH radicals than the conventional nanoe device

    Panasonic today announced that through collaboration with Professor Emeritus Yoshio Higashiyama of Yamagata University, it has developed a new nanoe X device that generates 100 times more Hydroxyl(OH) radicals than the conventional nanoe device. As a result, the latest nanoe X device delivers increased effectiveness in air purification and deodorization in indoor spaces. People have…

  • Nissan develops rare-earth recycling process with Waseda University in Japan

    Nissan develops rare-earth recycling process with Waseda University in Japan

    Nissan and Waseda University today announced the start of testing in Japan of a jointly developed recycling process that efficiently recovers high-purity rare-earth compounds from electrified vehicle motor magnets. The testing is aimed at enabling practical application of the new process by the mid-2020s. Most motors in electrified vehicles use neodymium magnets, which contain scarce…

  • Nissan to launch all-electric minivehicle in early FY2022 in Japan

    Nissan to launch all-electric minivehicle in early FY2022 in Japan

    Nissan plans to start sales of an all-new, all-electric minivehicle in Japan in early FY2022. The vehicle is part of a joint project with Mitsubishi Motors and is being planned and developed by NMKV. The planned minivehicle is aimed to redefine the popular car category in Japan, featuring instant acceleration, smooth driving, and cabin quietness…

  • Workman Launches world’s first wearing kotatsu jacket

    Workman Launches world’s first wearing kotatsu jacket

    Workman Japan today announced the world’s first Wind Core heater suit jacket. The jacket with an electric heater is available in Japan for approximately 4,900 yen ($45). The Kotastu function keeps the user warm and is very useful official functions where you can’t wear a coat. The jacket with built in heating sheets around the…

  • Toshiba Lifestyle announces drum-type washer-dryer with Antibacterial Ultra Fine Bubble Wash EX in Japan

    Toshiba Lifestyle announces drum-type washer-dryer with Antibacterial Ultra Fine Bubble Wash EX in Japan

    Toshiba Lifestyle today announced the drum-type washer-dryer ZABOON TW-127XP1 equipped with “Antibacterial Ultra Fine Bubble Wash EX” in Japan. The washing machine will be available in12kg / 7kg capacity in Japan next month for approximately 420,000 yen ($3801). The machine is equipped with a new cleaning method “Antibacterial Ultra Fine Bubble Cleaning EX” that enhances…

  • ORIENT Announces Simple Date ladies’ mechanical watches

    ORIENT Announces Simple Date ladies’ mechanical watches

    ORIENT, a Japanese watch brand that designs, produces its own movements and crafts finished watches, today announced five Simple Date ladies’ mechanical watches to its Contemporary Collection. Each watch features a stunning dial with eight rhinestones for indices and a dressy five-row metal bracelet. The date window at 6 o’clock is round and matches the…

  • Kyocera Develops Low-Cost AI Based Smart Checkout System

    Kyocera Develops Low-Cost AI Based Smart Checkout System

    Kyocera today announced the development of an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Smart checkout system. This low-cost object-recognition checkout system from Kyocera offers significant productivity gains for retail commerce while reducing physical contact that can transmit viral infections. Conventional barcode-based systems are too time-consuming and automated AI-based systems using multiple cameras require large-scale capital investment. Kyocera’s Smart…