Toshiba Carrier To Launch New Shop and Office AC Series

On December 1, Toshiba Carrier will launch a new series of shop and office air conditioners called Super Power Eco Gold. The new series is available in 231 models, with nine types of outdoor units by ...


Panasonic and AGC to Jointly Develop Vacuum-Insulated Glass

On October 15, Panasonic and AGC announced that both companies have agreed to partner in order to develop vacuum-insulated glass with the industry’s highest class of insulation performance, and ...


Sharp Unveils Plasmacluster X Series RACs with Built-in Wire

On October 25, Sharp began selling the Plasmacluster X series of room air conditioners (RACs) with built-in wireless LAN, which can control energy-saving operation in accordance with a user’s wa...


Daikin Unveils Urusara7 R Series Capable of More Evolved Hum

On October 4, Daikin held a press conference at its Tokyo branch office on the new Urusara7 R series that is capable of automatically realizing any desired warm or cool environment despite weather or ...


How Japan's Biggest Bookstore Chain Reinvented Itself For th

Nov 26, 2018 Retailers can survive in the 21st century by being "lifestyle navigators" and providing an experience not possible online, says Culture Convenience Club (CCC) CEO Muneaki Masud...


Daikin to acquire AHT Cooling

25 Nov 20180 The Nikkei is reporting that Daikin is set to acquire commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer AHT Cooling Systems for just over JPY100bn ($885m, €780m).   The Japanes...



In 2017, in the Japanese market, demand continued to remain brisk due mainly to urban redevelopment centering on facilities related to the Olympics to be held in 2020 in Tokyo and the surrounding area...


What Makes a Smart City of the Future, and Who Will Create I

Nov 20, 2018 As Panasonic continues investing in 'Sustainable Smart Town' planning, implementation, and evolution in Japan, a group of panelists at the company's Cross-Innovation Forum 20...


Fujitsu Immersion Cooling System Receives Environment Minist

Tokyo, November 14, 2018 Fujitsu today announced that it has received a 2018 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity (Technology Development and Commercialization) for...


Panasonic: Five Ways Mobility Will Change the Future

Nov 13, 2018  Prominent leaders from Japan's automotive industry and urban planning policy experts gathered on November 1 at Panasonic's Cross-Value Innovation Forum 2018 in Tokyo to s...


Panasonic: The Blue Ocean Strategy and Shift Promote a Fresh

Nov 12, 2018  How did Apple rise from the brink of bankruptcy in 1997 to become the first U.S. company with a market value of $1 trillion this year? Was it because their iPods, iPhones, and iPad...