Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022


SustainabilityJuly 25, 2022

Teijin and Fujitsu agree to jointly develop blockchain-based commercial platform to promote sustainable use of recycled materials

Tokyo, July 12, 2022 – Teijin Limited (hereinafter Teijin) and Fujitsu Limited today launched a joint project to realize a blockchain-based commercial platform for enhancing the environmental value of recycled materials for manufacturers. The collaboration will promote environmentally conscious design (1) by leveraging Teijin's Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Calculation Method for measuring the environmental impact of manufacturing processes across the value chain, as well as Fujitsu's blockchain technology to collect and track primary data on environmental impact (including GHG emissions) to deliver reliable, transparent traceability.

ManufacturingJuly 25, 2022

Japan’s comprehensive lighting specialist

Since their foundation in 1995, Teras Holdings has evolved into an integrated group providing lighting solutions to a wide swath of industrial and public domains with the goal of creating a serene and easing environment.

Interview conducted with Teras Holdings president and CEO Tsukasa Fukuyama
June 2022

ConstructionJuly 17, 2022

E-NEXCO: A clear vision for the future of transportation infrastructure

One of Japan’s largest expressway operators is developing next-generation monitoring and maintenance technologies for overseas markets.

ConstructionJuly 12, 2022

Daiki Axis: Wastewater treatment as the basis for clean and sustainable lifestyles

Daiki Axis is looking to expand on its success in Japan by providing efficient and made-to-order wastewater treatment solutions to Southeast Asia and other emerging markets.

MRI: Tackling today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges

Through its Value Creation Process, Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) works alongside public and private actors in designing far-reaching solutions to global challenges.

ManufacturingJuly 27, 2022

Customers as the driving force of innovation

Japan’s Iris Ohyama has established itself as a market leader in innovative home appliances, homeware products, and quality business solutions defined by the “user-in” concept.

“The perspective of the consumers forms the basis of our products and marketing.”
Akihiro Ohyama, President, IRIS OHYAMA Inc.

ManufacturingApril 18, 2022

Success in mass production technology for ultra-high-purity 2-inch diamond wafer; expected to spur realization of quantum computing

Adamant Namiki Precision Jewel Co. Ltd. (Adachi-ku Tokyo; President and CEO Riyako Namiki) has succeeded in developing a mass production method for ultra-high-purity 2-inch diamond wafers. This ultra-high-purity diamond contains no more than 3 ppb (parts per billion) of nitrogen atoms, as required for quantum applications, such as quantum computers*1, quantum memory*2, and quantum sensing devices. The newly developed diamond wafer has a 2-inch diameter (approximately 55 mm), much larger than the 4mm×4mm crystal currently available. This new technology is expected to propel the advancement of quantum applications. Adamant Namiki plans to commercialize the product in 2023.

ManufacturingSeptember 14, 2021

Tokyo Electron: constantly evolving technology for semiconductor and FPD manufacturing

Tokyo Electron boasts a wide range of high-performing equipment for the production of cutting-edge semiconductor devices and flat panel displays, which continues to evolve in line with customer and industry needs.

EnergyDecember 2, 2020

Revolutionizing biomass fuel generation

Biomass Energy Corporation has been working on perfecting biomass generator technologies that combine gasification, liquid fuel (methanol) synthesis and power generation for over a decade. Such efforts enabled the company to finally launch its groundbreaking technology to the market in 2018. We speak with president Mitsunori Hiramoto to learn more about BME’s biomass generator, which can use a wide range of materials as fuel sources, from grass, bark and leaves, to waste products of coffee and beer production.

ManufacturingSeptember 14, 2021

Satisfying the ever-evolving demands of the the semiconductor industry

As the only company operating in the “Three Big Worlds” of back-end semiconductor manufacturing, surface mount technology (SMT), and factory automation, Yamaha Robotics Holdings solutions serves as a one-stop smart solution provider.