Japan

2013.01.23

New Year’s Resolutions from Global Association Leaders -- JR

Tetsuro Kishimoro, president of the Japan Refrigerat ion and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA, Japan)   I wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Looking back at 2012, global econom...

2013.01.19

Japan’s AC Market Edges Up Slightly

Japan’s air conditioner sales in 2012 look set to edge up slightly.   Domestic shipments of room air conditioners (RACs) in the period from January to November 2012 totaled 7.9 million units, up ...

2013.01.09

Controlling ACs with Smartphones Gets into High Gear

Attempts at remotely controlling room air conditioners (RACs) with a smartphone are entering high gear. Manufacturers are hastening to expand the lineup of models that can be remotely controlled by a ...

2013.01.14

Brisk RAC Sales in Heating Season

In summer 2012, room air conditioners (RACs) sold well in the domestic market, following favorable sales in summer 2011. According to statistics compiled by the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditionin...

2013.01.12

Japan’s Largest Environmental Expo Eco-Products 2012

Eco-Products 2012 took place at Tokyo Big Sight International Convention Center from December 13 to 15. The Eco-Products Exhibition is one of the largest environmental exhibitions in Japan and sponsor...

2013.01.06

Panasonic Launches New Home Fuel Cells in Japan

Jan 17, 2013 Panasonic Corp. and Tokyo Gas Co. have jointly developed a new version of their Ene-Farm home fuel cell that cuts the cost by about $8,500. Panasonic manufactures the fuel cell and suppl...

2013.01.08

Mitsubishi Train the Trainer Program Offered for Ductless Mi

Mitsubishi understands the best way to train thousands of technicians properly in a short period of time is to train the trainers. Jan. 10, 2013 The 2013 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Confere...

2013.01.05

Panasonic expands VRF range

9 January 2013 Panasonic has expanded its range of low carbon VRF 3 way heating and cooling solutions, with claimed highest COP (Coefficient of Performance) of 4.77 at full load.   Panasonic’s ne...

2013.01.10

Mitsubishi Electric establishes Turkish office

08 January 2013 The Maya Akar Center, location of Mitsubishi Electric Turkey JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric has established a direct presence in Turkey to act as a base to expand and support its business...

2013.01.01

Tully's Coffee Japan Opens Green, Disaster-Ready Shop

January 3, 2013 Tully’s Coffee Japan Co. opened a new concept shop, Tully’s Coffee Shop Ekoda, in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward on September 25, 2012. The shop is environmentally friendly and disaster-conscious. The shop is equipped with rooftop solar panels, storage batteries, and an EcoCute electric water heater that can supply 420 liters of hot water in emergency situations. It is also furnished with wa...

2012.12.31

MHI Selected for GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)’s, Matsusaka Plant (Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture) was selected for the ‘General Motors Supplier Quality Excellent Award’ for 2012. This award is granted by General ...

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