Just in time for the sweltering heat, Sony and Fujitsu General have come up with personal air conditioning that lets people keep their cool while they are out and about.
Central Japan Railway rolled out its latest-model bullet train on Wednesday, in its first full revamp of the high-speed train in 13 years. The company says the new bullet train, also known as the shinkansen, offers better performance and greater passenger comfort than earlier models.
Lettuce and other vegetables grown in plant factories have become a hot commodity in Japan, as consumers fearful of contracting the coronavirus seek out foods that were raised in sanitary environments and prepackaged before hitting stores.
A cancer treatment that uses light to destroy tumors is under consideration for accelerated Japanese approval, a U.S. biotechnology affiliate of e-commerce giant Rakuten announced Monday, moving a step closer to the first-ever use of this type of therapy.
In a time when more and more of the world’s consumers are becoming obsessed with microbes, a project led by air conditioning maker Daikin Industries is set to offer a germaphobe’s dream: technology-enhanced clean rooms.
Sompo Japan Insurance will next year launch a policy in which premiums vary depending on readiness for potential cyber risk by companies with factories exposed to the internet of things, or IoT, Nikkei has learned.
The head of Fast Retailing has pledged a total of 10 billion yen ($93 million) to Kyoto University to fund research into treatments for the new coronavirus and other communicable diseases.
The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is upending a Japanese business tradition that goes back more than 100 years -- hand-stamping documents to authenticate them.
The contrast could not be starker. Dominant in its field, one company draws on its long track record to reap healthy profits. Hungry and willing to take chances, another company constantly seeks out and develops businesses in cutting-edge arenas.