Internet of Things

Taisei, SoftBank team up on 5G construction tech
Taisei Corp. and SoftBank Group Corp. are planning to use 5G networks to run autonomous and remotely operated construction machinery in land-reclamation projects in the Kanto region as early as autumn, the companies announced on Wednesday.
Startups get a boost in Japan
Late February was a productive time for startups, with two important events taking place in Japan: Slush Tokyo 2019, a major nonprofit conference, and Tohoku Growth Accelerator Demo Day in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, a smaller festival that also offers advice to fledgling startups. Here are a few projects from the events that garnered attention.
Buoys, fisheries and aquaculture join the internet of things
Like many in Sanriku, Iwate Prefecture, Kenichiro Yagi lost his waterfront business in the March 2011 Tohoku disasters. But in an imaginative bid to get his fishery company back online, that’s literally what he did: He connected to the internet.
Sony to pour $5.3bn into image sensor production
Sony will spend 600 billion yen ($5.34 billion) over the three years through fiscal 2020 on raising output of image sensors and other chips, positioning itself for the rise of automated-driving technology and the "internet of things."