Japan is planning to request help from other countries to operate the Subaru Telescope, located near the top of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano, in order to increase available funding and widen the scope of research activities, officials said Thursday.
Alliances & Technology Transfer
With plastic waste having an evermore serious impact on the oceans, the Environment Ministry is from April to start providing technical support for Southeast Asian countries — the major sources of the pollution — to contain dumping of such waste, it has been learned.
Leaders of the scandal-hit global auto alliance between Nissan Motor Co., Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Tuesday they will strive for a balanced and stronger partnership to excel against rival carmakers.
Toyota is teaming up with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on a planned mission to the moon, with the auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday.
Japanese financial services company Orix will set up a joint venture with Toray Industries and a Chinese partner in March to make and sell equipment aimed at making China's low-quality tap water drinkable.
Major Japanese and Chinese e-commerce companies Rakuten Inc. and JD.com Inc. said Thursday they will tie up and commercialize an unmanned delivery service in Japan to save the time, cost and labor involved in parcel shipments in the wake of the explosive growth of online shopping.
The alliance of Nissan Motor, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors plans to join Google's camp for developing autonomous taxis and other services using self-driving vehicles, Nikkei has learned.
Nintendo and messaging app operator Line are teaming up to release a Dr. Mario smartphone game early this summer, a move that is expected to help the iconic Japanese game maker tap into Asia's increasingly well-off, smartphone-carrying middle classes.
Earlier this month, Japan and the United States began sharing fingerprint data among their law enforcement agencies under a bilateral agreement.
Toyota Motor is entering the electric car market at full force, an area it was one step behind in, with technological help from battery partner Panasonic, as it shores up its presence in the world's largest auto market of China.