Sony and Microsoft, bitter rivals in the video game console wars, will team up in on-demand gaming to better compete with newcomers like Google as the industry's main battlefield looks poised to shift to the cloud, Nikkei learned Thursday.
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The first of the new Japanese-made Azuma high-speed trains will begin regular operations in the U.K. on Wednesday, marking a milestone that one person sees as Japan giving back to the British Isles.
Toyota Motor and Panasonic will merge their housing businesses into a joint venture next year to develop connected homes and services for next-generation vehicles, the companies announced on Thursday.
In a move aimed at expanding fuel cell use in the world's largest auto market, Toyota Motor has teamed up with major local carmaker Beijing Automotive Group, also known as BAIC, to provide related equipment for use in buses.
Top Japanese manufacturers including Toyota Motor and Hitachi are forging ties with Chinese startups, following Western giants like Airbus and Intel that have already harnessed innovation coming out of the world's No. 2 economy.
Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the first two electric SUV models it plans to mass market in China as a major auto show got underway in Shanghai showcasing the newest vehicles by the world’s automakers.
SoftBank Group Corp. is hiring a trio of industry veterans to oversee a $5 billion technology fund headed by Chief Operating Officer Marcelo Claure that focuses on Latin America.
Egypt is hoping to deepen its cooperation with Japan to help African countries improve access to medical care, Ayman Aly Kamel, Cairo’s ambassador to Tokyo, said in a recent interview.
Japanese materials manufacturer Toray Industries will build a new plant to make water treatment membranes in China, doubling its production capacity in a country facing water shortages.
JOLED, which resulted from a merger of Panasonic's and Sony's next-generation display businesses, has raised 25.5 billion yen ($228.9 million), the company announced on Monday.