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    KARIYA, JAPAN, Oct 20, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO Corporation and DENSO's subsidiary DENSO E&TS Training Center, which is responsible for providing engineering and technical training for DENSO employees, won gold medal in the Manufacturing Team Challenge, and bronze medal in the Mobile Robotics categories at the 44th WorldSkills Competition. The competition was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 14-19.

    This year, DENSO participants from Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Mexico competed in eight categories: Polymechanics and Automation; Manufacturing Team Challenge; Electronics; Mobile Robotics; Industrial Mechanics Millwright; CNC Turning, CNC Milling, and Industrial Control. DENSO won the gold medal in the Manufacturing Team Challenge.

    The WorldSkills Competition, first held in Spain in 1950 and held every two years, is a premier world event for skills recognition and advancement. For most categories, participants must be no older than 22 years of age. In order for participants to be eligible to compete in the WorldSkills Competition, they must win first place in the most recent competitions held in their home country or region. This year, approximately 1,300 people from 60 countries and regions tested their skills by competing in 51 categories.

    DENSO has participated in the WorldSkills Competition since 1971. To date, DENSO employees have won 32 gold medals, 16 silver medals, and 15 bronze medals.

    Since the establishment of its Technical Training Center in 1954, DENSO has been focusing on developing skilled technicians and passing on manufacturing expertise to future generations.

    About Denso

    DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

    Contact:
    Sadayoshi Yokoyama, Toshiko Watanabe DENSO CORPORATION Phone: 81-566-25-5594 Fax: 81-566-25-4509 sadayoshi_yokoyama@denso.co.jp toshiko_watanabe@denso.co.jp

    Copyright 2017 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com

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    Car 11 (Juho Hanninen, Kaj Lindstrom)
    Toyota City, Japan, Oct 20, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team takes on one of the most famous rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship with Rally GB from October 26-29. Drivers Jari-Matti Latvala, Juho Hanninen and Esapekka Lappi will head into the forests of Wales for the penultimate round of the season, looking to add to the strong potential displayed by the Yaris WRC during its debut campaign.

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    Car 11 (Juho Hanninen, Kaj Lindstrom)

    Rally GB takes place over forest tracks through mid and north Wales. In dry conditions these stages can be driven at fairly high speeds, but in the Welsh autumn the pace is tempered by mud, which can make the surfaces treacherously slippery. Fog and even ice can add to the challenge, particularly early in the morning or late in the evening.

    The rally begins on Thursday night with a new spectator stage at the Tir Prince trotting track on the north Welsh coast, east of the service park in Deeside. Friday consists of the classic Myherin, Sweet Lamb and Hafren stages, run twice with only a tyre fitting zone in between the two loops. A marathon Saturday features nine stages and ends in darkness. Five more stages conclude the action on Sunday, ending with the Brenig Power Stage.

    Quotes:

    Tommi Makinen (Team Principal)

    "In 2003 I was fighting for the podium with Colin McRae on my last world championship rally, so personally I have really nice memories of Rally GB. It's the sort of place where you need a lot of confidence with the car, as often there is actually more grip than there appears to be. Then you have the fog and the rain, which is a big challenge. After Spain, we identified some things that we could do a bit differently, so it will be interesting to see the effect of these changes now. Conditions in our pre-event test were warmer than usual, but that should not affect us too much: in the end it is a question of dialling the car into the nature of the roads, and that doesn't really change. I think we're well-prepared."

    Jari-Matti Latvala (Driver car 10)

    "Britain is a bit like my second home as it's where I started my career and it was also my first world championship rally. There are some fantastic stages like Myherin and Dyfnant, which I'm looking forward to going back to. We obviously had a few technical issues in some of the recent rallies, but I feel confident that the team has got completely on top of those now and I just want to have two strong events to finish this incredible season. The first few rallies were challenging but maybe less demanding on the car than these events now at the end of the year, so we are learning more all the time as it is still only our first season as a team."

    Juho Hanninen (Driver car 11)

    "I'm happy with what we managed to do in Spain, so we go into Rally GB with a lot of confidence. This will be my last rally of the year, so most of all I just want to enjoy it. I've not actually competed there since 2014, but luckily most of the stages are still quite the same. Even though I don't have a huge amount of experience in Wales I've always liked it, so I want to make sure that this rally is a nice one for us. We don't have a particular plan: we just want to take it stage by stage and build on our pace. It's a strategy that has worked well before."

    Esapekka Lappi (Driver car 12)

    "Our pre-event test was good but it was very strange weather: I brought my winter jacket and my hat, but when I stepped out of the hotel it was 22 degrees! Still, I think what we worked on can still be useful if it's wet and muddy, which is normally what happens on Rally GB. I just hope that there's not too much fog, as that can be really difficult. We changed some suspension settings and there are a few other lessons that we learned from Spain that I was able to improve on, so we made a lot of progress during the test. Normally I have a good feeling with Rally GB, so now I'm looking forward to getting out on the stages and hopefully we can have a good result at the end."

    About Toyota

    Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of December 2013, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 170 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

    Contact:
    Public Affairs Division Global Communications Department Toyota Motor Corporation Tel: +81-3-3817-9926

    Copyright 2017 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com

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    Will contribute to manufacture of safer automobiles through use of simulations to analyze automotive collisions

    TOKYO, Oct 23, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it has provided the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI) with an x86 cluster that uses a liquid immersion cooling system, as a new computational system to simulate automobile collisions. Operations have commenced in October 2017.

    The cluster system consists of Fujitsu Server PRIMERGY CX2550 M2 x86 servers in PRIMERGY CX400 M1 chassis, as well as a PRIMERGY RX2530 M2 as a management server. The system is cooled by applying a Fujitsu-developed liquid immersion cooling system, in which the servers are directly immersed in a non-conductive fluid with high thermal transport capacity.

    This system runs software such as Fujitsu Technical Computing Solution LS-DYNA, which performs nonlinear structural dynamic analysis(1), currently in use at JARI, and is being used to develop exceptionally elaborate and realistic models of the human body, enabling the simulation of large-scale collisions at greater levels of energy saving. JARI will provide simulation results and the human body models developed using this system to the automobile industry to promote the manufacture of safer automobiles.

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    Photo: An x86 cluster using a liquid immersion cooling system in operation at JARI

    Background

    JARI conducts research into areas such as the safety of passengers and pedestrians when a vehicle collision occurs and the mechanisms of injuries, using both simulations which recreate vehicles and the human body on computers and real world experiments using actual vehicles and human body dummies. The results of this research are widely provided to the automobile industry.

    As computer simulations can provide more information than experiments using physical dummies, they are expected to contribute significantly to automobile development and improvement. For this reason, JARI needed a system that could provide more accurate simulations while also reducing power consumption, and so decided to adopt this Fujitsu cluster system using a liquid immersion cooling system.

    About the Newly Deployed System

    1. System components

    This cluster system uses 16 PRIMERGY CX2550 M2 x86 servers in PRIMERGY CX400 M1 chassis, each of which features two Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 (3.4GHz) processors (a total of 32 CPUs and 192 cores), as its computational servers, with a PRIMERGY RX2530 M2 server as a management server. For cooling, the system is equipped with a liquid immersion cooling system, where the servers are directly immersed in non-conductive fluid.

    2. Performance of the liquid immersion cooling system

    Compared with conventional air cooling systems, the liquid immersion cooling system reduces burden on JARI in the following ways:

    1. Significantly reduced power consumption
    By eliminating the need for cooling fans within each server and air conditioning equipment for the server room, while also enabling the water temperature in water cooling equipment to be increased, this system can be expected to reduce power consumption by about 40% compared to conventional systems.

    2. Limited facility investment costs
    Because liquid immersion cooling systems do not require the air conditioned environment that ordinary air-cooled systems do, both air conditioning equipment and thermal building insulation become unnecessary, making a significant contribution to reducing facilities investment costs.

    3. Extremely low noise
    Server cooling fans and air conditioning equipment are not needed, making it possible to build a noise-free server room environment.

    4. Highly tolerant to various installation environments
    Servers are directly immersed in non-conductive fluid, so they are not in contact with the surrounding environment. For this reason, the system can be installed practically anywhere, because it is not necessary to consider air quality issues, namely with regard to humidity, salinity and dust, and the impact of other factors that must be taken into account when installing conventional servers.

    Future Plans

    Going forward, Fujitsu has plans to offer the liquid immersion cooling system worldwide as a product for cooling IT devices in non-conductive fluid.

    (1) Nonlinear structural dynamic analysis software
    Simulation software used for analysis of physical events such as collisions and impacts, falls, plastic processing, and piercing, tearing and other destruction.

    About Fujitsu Ltd

    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

    * Please see this press release, with images, at:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/

    Contact:
    Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-6252-2176 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/

    Copyright 2017 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com

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    Takumi
    Introducing a people-friendly, next-generation taxi that embodies the spirit of Japanese hospitality

    - People-friendly universal design(1), including low, flat floor and wide-opening rear sliding door
    - Designed to harmonize with urban life but instantly recognizable as a taxi at a glance, with a deep indigo body
    - Equipped with reinforced safety equipment, including Toyota Safety Sense C and six SRS airbags(2)

    Toyota City, Japan, Oct 23, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) launched a new taxi vehicle, the "JPN Taxi." The new model became available today at Toyota and Toyopet dealers nationwide.

    The JPN Taxi embodies the spirit of Japanese hospitality. It was developed to provide usability and comfort to a wide range of people, including children, seniors, wheelchair users, and visitors to Japan from abroad. Toyota aims to change Japan's landscape, develop barrier-free cities, and transform Japan into a tourist-oriented country by promoting the widespread use of its JPN Taxis.

    The new model showcases a people-friendly, universal design that provides usability and comfort to a wide range of people through continual innovations and improvements, from grab handles to the overall vehicle structure. Design features include a low, flat floor, making it easy for customers to ingress and egress from the taxi, a wide-opening, power rear sliding door (left side only) and space to accommodate wheelchair users(3).

    In addition, the taxi is designed to beautifully complement the cityscape while at the same time being easily recognizable as a taxi. This is achieved in part due to the car's styling, which aims to transcend trends and serve as a timeless classic model, as well as the body's deep indigo (koiai) tone, a traditional color that has long been a symbol of Japan.

    Furthermore, this model offers the driver an optimal range of vision, in part through innovations to the position and shape of the pillars and the use of fender mirrors. As a design priority for this taxi model, functionality was improved by positioning the dashboard instruments and other devices in the taxi to allow easy access, including the placement of the GPS system and taxi meter in a spot that is easy for customers to see.

    Environmental performance and power performance were both taken to new levels. By employing a newly developed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) hybrid system, the new model offers 19.4 km/L4 fuel economy and sharply reduced CO2 emissions. Enhancements were made to safety equipment, including adding the Toyota Safety Sense C package and six SRS airbags as standard features.

    Toyota began its venture into the taxi industry in Japan in 1936 with the introduction of the Toyota Model AA. In 1953, Toyota released the Toyopet Super RH model and other vehicles, which have become fixtures helping transport many people over the years. Toyota taxis have and will continue to travel greater distances than the average vehicle and be used in the toughest road conditions. This could be considered the starting point for automobiles that pursue a vision of ideal automotive development.

    Toyota looks forward to exhibiting its JPN Taxi at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017, and also plans to use the taxi to greet visitors from around the world in 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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    Takumi

    Monthly sales target for Japan
    1,000 units

    Assembly Plant
    Higashi-Fuji Plant, Toyota Motor East Japan Inc.

    Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices
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    Vehicle Outline

    1. People-friendly, universal design that blends in with the cityscape but at the same time is easily recognizable as a taxi

    Exterior design

    A next-generation taxi designed to be recognizable by customers at a glance and to endure for decades, transcending trends.

    Side
    - Spacious design featuring a wide-opening rear sliding door highlighting the passenger area
    - Large windows enable customers to enjoy a view of the landscape

    Front
    - The sturdy outline that supports the large cabin is an expression of sophistication and safety.
    - A modern design that carries on the heritage of the Toyota Crown ("Crown Sedan," "Crown Comfort," and "Comfort") with a horizontal lattice motif radiator grille that emphasizes surface beauty
    - The standard-grade model, "Nagomi," uses halogen headlights. It also has an affable, distinct look owing to its simple front-end structure with turn signal lights positioned on the corners. The luxury model, "Takumi," is an expression of high quality and high performance, as demonstrated by incorporating the Bi-Beam LED headlights, front position lights, and turn signal lights into a single unit.
    - Equipped with remote-controlled power fender mirrors to easily ascertain the width of the chassis at a mere glance

    Rear
    - Imparts an aura of dignity suitable for use in formal situations, like a sedan, with a sturdy, notch-shaped rear door
    - The rear combination taillights have a 3D structure and wrap around the sides and surface. The surrounding parts run consecutive with the break lines giving it a refreshingly modern appearance. The luxury grade Takumi exudes a sense of high quality attributable to the vertical rear lights on its D pillars.

    Interior

    The driver's seat is a functional space suitable for professional use while the cabin is designed to offer a hospitable space and riding comfort to a variety of customers.

    Passenger space
    - A wide-opening rear sliding door (width: 720 mm, height: 1,300 mm), low, flat floor (floor height: 320 mm), and conveniently placed grab handles5 makes it easier for customers to ingress and egress from the taxi.
    - Designed with an optimal point of ingress and egress for wheelchair users from the wide-opening rear sliding door and a seat for caregivers to sit next to the wheelchair user
    - The people-friendly cabin package includes large windows, a spacious front and rear seat area (1,065 mm), a head clearance in the back seat of 230 mm, and the use of the entire cabin width to provide ample shoulder room.
    - Quality riding comfort owing to plushly padded, flat seats and an optimized framework allows passengers to move sideways more easily.
    - Seat belts are easy to reach and pull out thanks to the seat belt extender. Additionally, seat belts in the back seat are lit with LED lighting to make them easy to identify even at night (LED lighting equipped only on the left and right seats)
    - Offers exceptional quietness, including the optimal use of sound absorption and soundproofing materials, plus high-quality soundproof glass
    - The air conditioning vents in front of the driver's seat and passenger seat feature a Nanoe6 air purifier
    - The luxury grade Takumi comes with a ceiling air circulator and air vents in the back seat that efficiently distribute cool air from the air conditioner. There is a lever so that customers can adjust the air flow themselves. There is also a back seat heating system that customers can operate themselves.

    Driver space
    - The various instruments are grouped by function making them easy for the driver to operate. Specifically, the car dispatch system, air conditioning, and other instruments operated by the driver are positioned on the driver's right side while the navigation (GPS) system, taxi meter, and other instruments are placed in view of passengers. The hazard switch, which is frequently used, is located on the right side of the steering wheel.
    - The storage space is located in an area barely visible to passengers, and additional devices can be stored in a space behind the steering wheel. Owing to this ample storage space and optimal positioning of storage areas, the vehicle is well-suited for professional use.

    Luggage compartment
    - The 401-liter (VDA standard) luggage compartment offers ample capacity with enough space to fit two large suitcases horizontally7 and four golf bags7. The rear space necessary for opening and closing the back door is 560 mm (room for one suitcase).

    Exterior Colors

    The new model will be offered in three colors, including the newly developed koiai deep indigo. Koiai is a color born from the hearts of the Japanese, who have worn indigo-dyed clothing since ancient times. Indigo has been an integral part of the lives of the Japanese. Outside of Japan, deep indigo is referred to as Japanese indigo, and this is what was used as the base for developing koiai. Toyota's goal was to contribute to a beautiful and uniform cityscape with a fleet of koiai-colored taxis. The taxi's exterior allows for flexible use in a wide range of scenarios, from daily use to formal occasions and business. Furthermore, owing to its superior repairability, all the colors contribute to the vehicle's economy.

    2. High environmental performance and fuel economy owing to a newly developed LPG-hybrid system
    This next-generation taxi is gentle on the environment and contributes to low running costs thanks to its 19.4 km/L fuel economy performance and its ability to run on LPG fuel, since it is equipped with a hybrid system (THS II) (which was developed over many years).

    3. Taxi designed with durability and economy in mind -The front suspension adopts the MacPherson strut-type coil spring while the rear suspension employs a trailing link axle-type coil spring (three links), both designed for use in a taxi and to contribute to durability.
    -The side portions of the front and rear 3-part bumper are replaceable. Only the outer lenses of the lights are replaceable. In addition, the superior maintainability of the engine, including the use of a no-maintenance power water pump in the auxiliary belt system, contributes to lower repair costs.

    4. Advanced safety performance -There is a wide lineup of active safety systems available. Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C), a collision avoidance support package, comes standard for all grades. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Clearance Sonar, which detects obstacles and helps prevent or mitigate collisions caused by rapid acceleration after pedal misapplication, comes as an option (parking support brake system).
    - This vehicle, as well as other TSS-C-equipped vehicles, are adherent to the Safety Support Car recommendation8 of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan, classified in the "Basic+" Safety Support Car S (Sapo Car S) category, and recommended for older drivers.
    - Another standard feature is the six SRS airbags for safety and security in the event of a collision.

    (1) Universal design is the practice of making products that anyone, including seniors, wheelchair users, pregnant women, and people traveling with children, can easily use. The JPN Taxi conforms to the certification guidelines (Level 1) for the Japanese government-approved standard specifications for a universal design taxi.
    (2) SRS airbags (driver/front passenger seat), SRS side airbags (driver/front passenger seat), and SRS curtain shield airbags (front and back seats)
    (3) In certain cases, passengers may be prevented from boarding the taxi depending on the shape of their wheelchair or rolling performance. In accordance with transportation rules, individuals may be asked to move to a safe location to board in the event that safety cannot be ensured. Visit the following site for details: http://toyota.jp/jpntaxi/
    (4) Under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's JC08 test cycle.
    (5) Grab handles for ingressing and egressing (back seat, left side only), seat back assist board, grab handle (strap type), and child grip (back seat, left side only)
    (6) Nanoe and the Nanoe logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation.
    (7) Suitcase size: size 77 (839 mm x 603 mm x 295 mm). Golf bag size: 9.5 inches. (depending on size and shape)
    (8) The Safety Support Car (Sapo Car) category includes vehicles equipped with automated braking systems. The Safety Support Car S (Sapo Car S) category includes vehicles that are additionally equipped with a pedal misapplication prevention system and is recommended for all drivers, including the elderly. The Sapo Car S category is composed of 3 sub-categories (varying by automated braking features), one of which is the "Basic+" sub-category. The "Basic+" sub-category includes automated braking system (vehicle collision prevention) and pedal misapplication prevention system.

    JPN Taxi is scheduled to be exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show and will also be showcased in a planned excursion tour around the Tokyo Bay area for nine days from October 28 (Saturday) to November 5 (Sunday), departing from both Tokyo Big Sight and Mega Web, Toyota's vehicle experience facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward.

    Tokyo Motor Show 2017 exclusive website: http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/tms2017/
    JPN Taxi exclusive website: http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/jpntaxi/
    Link to the "JPN Taxi" webpage (Japanese only): http://toyota.jp/jpntaxi/

    About Toyota

    Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of December 2013, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 170 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

    Contact:
    Public Affairs Division Global Communications Department Toyota Motor Corporation Tel: +81-3-3817-9926

    Copyright 2017 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.com

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    Paris, France and Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Oct 23, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO - ISIN: FR0011341205), a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering new approaches to the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has completed patient inclusion for the Phase II/III trial (Act.In.Sarc) of its lead product candidate, NBTXR3, in soft tissue sarcoma. The last patients are expected to start their treatment in two to three weeks.

    Elsa Borghi, Nanobiotix's Chief Medical Officer commented: "We are pleased to have reached this important milestone in Nanobiotix's soft tissue sarcoma study, and we look forward to reporting our first data next year."

    The pivotal international Phase II/III study in soft tissue sarcoma was launched in Europe and Asia in October 2014 and aims to evaluate the safety and the efficacy of NBTXR3, a first-in-class radio-enhancer that could potentially target most solid tumors. The Phase II/III study is a prospective, randomized, multi-center, open label and active controlled two-arm study of 156 patients with locally advanced soft tissue sarcoma.

    The trial's primary endpoint is the complete pathological response rate. The secondary endpoints are the objective response rate (ORR) by imaging (MRI); the evaluation of the safety profile in terms of clinical and laboratory adverse events; the tumor volume changes; the resection margins and the limb amputation rate. Furthermore, an exploratory analysis of the progression free survival is planned once the follow-up period has been completed for all treated patients.

    Nanobiotix expects to present the results of its Phase II/III trial in soft tissue sarcoma in the first half of 2018.

    For more information about the study: Clinical trial.gov and http://www.actinsarc.com/.

    About NANOBIOTIX: www.nanobiotix.com

    Nanobiotix (Euronext: NANO / ISIN: FR0011341205) is a late clinical-stage nanomedicine company pioneering novel approaches for the treatment of cancer. The Company's first-in-class, proprietary technology, NanoXray, enhances radiotherapy energy with a view to providing a new, more efficient treatment for cancer patients.

    NanoXray products are compatible with current radiotherapy treatments and are meant to treat potentially a wide variety of solid tumors including soft tissue sarcoma, head and neck cancers, liver cancers, prostate cancer, breast cancer, glioblastoma, etc., via multiple routes of administration.

    NBTXR3 is being evaluated in: soft tissue sarcoma (STS), head and neck cancers, prostate cancer, and liver cancers (primary and metastases). Additionally, head and neck cancer and rectal cancer trials led by Nanobiotix's Taiwanese partner, PharmaEngine, are underway in the Asia Pacific region. The Company filed in August 2016 for market approval (CE Marking) in Europe for its lead product NBTXR3.

    In 2016 the Company started a new preclinical research program in Immuno-oncology with its lead product NBTXR3, which could have the potential to bring a new dimension to cancer immunotherapies.

    Nanobiotix is listed on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris (ISIN: FR0011341205, Euronext ticker: NANO, Bloomberg: NANO: FP). The Company's Headquarters is based in Paris, France, with a U.S. affiliate in Cambridge, MA.

    Contact

    Nanobiotix
    Sarah Gaubert
    Director, Communications & Public Affairs
    +33 (0)1 40 26 07 55
    sarah.gaubert@nanobiotix.com / contact@nanobiotix.com

    Noel Kurdi
    Director, Investor Relations
    +1 (646) 241-4400
    noel.kurdi@nanobiotix.com / investors@nanobiotix.com

    Media relations
    France - Springbok Consultants
    Marina Rosoff
    +33 (0)6 71 58 00 34
    marina@springbok.fr

    United States - RooneyPartners
    Marion Janic
    +1 (212) 223-4017
    mjanic@rooneyco.com

    Disclaimer

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Nanobiotix and its business. Such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that Nanobiotix considers to be reasonable. However, there can be no assurance that the estimates contained in such forward-looking statements will be verified, which estimates are subject to numerous risks including the risks set forth in the reference document of Nanobiotix filed with the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorite des Marches Financiers) under number D.17-0470 on April 28, 2017 (a copy of which is available on www.nanobiotix.com) and to the development of economic conditions, financial markets and the markets in which Nanobiotix operates. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to risks not yet known to Nanobiotix or not currently considered material by Nanobiotix. The occurrence of all or part of such risks could cause actual results, financial conditions, performance or achievements of Nanobiotix to be materially different from such forward-looking statements.

    This press release and the information that it contains do not constitute an offer to sell or subscribe for, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for, Nanobiotix shares in any country. At the moment NBTXR3 does not bear a CE mark and is not permitted to be placed on the market or put into service until NBTXR3 has obtained a CE mark.

    
    
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    - Move To Boost Scale and Efficiency through Consolidation of Technologies and Resources -

    TOKYO, Oct 23, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is integrating two of its Group companies - MHI Thermal Systems, Ltd. and MHI Automotive Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MCCJ) - effective January 1, 2018. Through consolidation of technologies and resources in air-conditioning & refrigeration (AC&R) and automotive air-conditioning systems, MHI looks to strengthen its global competitiveness while also focusing on building more resilient management. The integration forms part of MHI's wider business reorganization initiative, targeting scale expansion and enhanced operational efficiency.

    Tokyo-based MHI Thermal Systems and Aichi-based MCCJ are both wholly owned Group companies that took over their respective business operations from MHI through corporate spin-offs. MHI Thermal Systems was established in October 2016, MCCJ in January 2013. The two companies will be integrated via absorption-type split to form a successor company which will retain the MHI Thermal Systems name.

    The new MHI Thermal Systems will reinforce its business portfolio through full utilization of its human resources, and pursue synergies in marketing, technology and production. It will also focus on achieving enhanced business management through cross-organizational integration of resources.

    MHI will work closely with the new MHI Thermal Systems to provide all-round support with its development.

    New Company Outline
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    About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world's leading industrial firms with 80,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenues of around 38 billion U.S. dollars. For more than 130 years, the company has channeled big thinking into innovative and integrated solutions that move the world forward. MHI owns a unique business portfolio covering land, sea, sky and even space. MHI delivers innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries from commercial aviation and transportation to power plants and gas turbines, and from machinery and infrastructure to integrated defense and space systems.
    For more information, please visit the MHI Group website: http://www.mhi-global.com.
    For Technology, Trends and Tangents, visit MHI's new online media SPECTRA: http://spectra.mhi.com.

    Contact:
    Joseph Hood, PR Manager Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Email: mhi-pr@mhi.co.jp Tel: +81-(0)3-6716-2168 Fax: +81-(0)3-6716-5860

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    A number of handmade spectacles are featured at the press conference, including popular Japanese brand 999.9's special- edition frame designed for the overseas market (on the top), and the London-based Savile Row's eyewear collection (on the bottom).
    These LCD lenses can change colours based on different light conditions.
    Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director (5th L), David Chow (6th R), Tony Chow (4th L) and Grace Tai (5th R, President and Vice Presidents of the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association, attended today's press conference of the 25th Hong Kong Optical Fair to announce fair highlights and to present the awards for the 19th Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition.
    Hand-crafted Vintage Eyewear & High-tech Designs on Show

    HONG KONG, Oct 23, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - The 25th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair will be held from 8-10 November (Wednesday to Friday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association, the three-day fair will feature a record 800 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions, including new exhibitors from Denmark, San Marino and Sweden. The Chinese mainland, France, Italy, Japan, Korea and Taiwan will mount group pavilions, while the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association and the Visionaries of Style will also set up pavilions, providing an all-round trading platform for the industry.

    "The global spectacles market is enormous," said Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC, at today's press conference. "This year, global eyewear sales reached almost HK$1 trillion. As a centre for eyewear manufacturing and exports, Hong Kong's total exports of spectacles, lenses and frames in the first eight months of 2017 exceeded HK$13.8 billion, a four per cent year-on-year increase. This result was attributable to a strong rebound in demand in mature markets such as Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The United States is Hong Kong's top export market, followed by Italy and the Chinese mainland. Exports to ASEAN countries have also been satisfactory." Mr Chau added that Hong Kong has long been a key promotion platform and sourcing hub for eyewear, with more local manufactures expanding into Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) and Original Brand Manufacturing (OBM), targeting medium- to high-end markets and improving product quality to enhance competitiveness.

    This year's Optical Fair will feature nine zones that showcase a broad spectrum of eyewear products to facilitate buyer sourcing. The Brand Name Gallery will feature more than 220 international brands, including 999.9, B1919 EYEWEAR, BLANC & ECLARE, EVISU, Freddie Wood, ic! berlin, Markus-t, MINIMA, MUZIK, Oh My Glasses TOKYO, PARIM, Savile Row, Stepper, Superdry and more. A number of eyewear parades will be held during the fair, with models showcasing the latest collections of several trend-setting eyewear brands.

    Other zones include Contact Lens & Accessories; Sporting & Professional Eyewear; Kids Eyewear and Reading Glasses; Frames, Lens and Parts; Eyewear Accessories; Diagnostic Instruments; as well as Optometric Instruments & Machinery. Meanwhile, with the rapid development of mobile technology, e-Badge will be launched for the first time at the fair to enhance buyers' sourcing experience.

    From hand-crafted vintage eyewear to high-tech designs, a spectacle of the latest trends

    The scholarly style has been in vogue in recent years as are hand-crafted spectacles. At the show, several renowned brands known for hand-crafted eyewear will be featured, including Oh My Glasses TOKYO, CLASSICO and Savile Row. The popular Japanese brand 999.9, which specialises in comfortable, durable frames made with acetate and titanium will showcase its special-edition frame designed with its patented Gyaku-R for the overseas market. Another boutique Japanese eyewear brand, Matsuda, will display a pair of spectacles that fuses traditional Japanese design and western Gothic influences, showcasing a vintage and progressive design.

    BLANC & ECLARE, a brand founded by Jessica, the multi-talented Korean superstar, will stage its debut show at the Optical Fair, featuring its glamorous sunglasses made in a hybrid acetate and metal style.

    German exhibitor Freddie Wood is the first brand to construct frames using natural buffalo horn. The unique pattern of each frame is excellent for reflecting the wearer's distinctive style. Another German brand, ic! berlin, is famous for its bold and innovative designs. The brand's latest collection, which sports geometric patterns, was inspired by the Suprematist paintings of the 20th-century artist Malevich. The design highlights the harmony of the frame and face, presenting an elegant artistic impression.

    Hong Kong is a renowned eyewear design and manufacturing centre. To showcase Hong Kong's creativity, the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association will feature a number of local brands at the Brand Name Gallery, including BIG HORN, CreationVC, Genic Eyewear, PAULO PILIPE and People by People. BIG HORN's creative, bold and innovative designs are highly sought after by international celebrities and stylists. Its collections have won several international awards, including Italy's A'Design Award and the US International Design Award. Hong Kong brand People by People, meanwhile, will showcase its new foldable sunglasses.

    Smart eyewear has become a new trend with immense market potential for protective lenses. Shutoo Gavazzi Optical Ltd will feature its LCD lenses that change colours based on light conditions. It can change from sunglasses to colourless plain glasses in a second. The product also uses a patented technology for eye protection.

    Eyewear Design Competition uncovers local creative talent

    To foster local creativity and showcase Hong Kong designs to global buyers, the HKTDC has teamed up with the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association to jointly organise the 19th Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition. Nearly 100 entries were submitted this year, and eight major awards were handed out at a press conference today. Under the theme "Free Flow," designers competed in the Open Group and Student Group categories. The entries were judged on such criteria as creativity, design, functionality and market potential.

    Bo Bo Lai, winner of last year's competition, again clinched the Open Group Champion title this year as well as the Creativity Award. This time, Ms Lai used children's glasses and drew inspiration from animal traps for her work entitled "Monster Trap." The frame resembles a monster biting its prey, conveying the message that the human pursuit of knowledge is like animal hunting, which requires intense focus. For the Student Category, Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) student Chan Cho Man, won the championship with the work "Coiled." A minimalistic design in elegant gold colour, the sleek and streamlined frame accentuates the wearer's natural aesthetic qualities.

    The Made-to-Sell Award was won by So Yiu Kwok. His design, made with stainless steel with retro leather temples, can be assembled in different ways to match the wearer's personality.

    The winner of The Latest Look Award will be announced in the first evening (8 November) of the Optical Fair. From now until 8 November, buyers can vote for their favourite designs at the fair website. All winning and shortlisted entries will be displayed at Hall 1D during the fair to showcase Hong Kong's outstanding creativity to global buyers. Buyers can also cast their votes on-site, and the design with the most votes will win The Latest Look Award. For details about the winning works of the 19th Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition, please visit: http://bit.ly/2yCH97e

    Diverse events promote industry exchange

    The 15th Hong Kong Optometric Conference will be held on the second day of the fair (9 November) under the theme "Neuro Vision Rehabilitation." The conference will feature experts from Hong Kong, Australia, Canada and the United States, including ophthalmology professor Eliezer Peli of the Harvard Medical School, who specialises in aging-eye research. The conference will examine such important topics as prismatic treatments and elderly neuro visual disorders. There will also be multiple seminars and workshops to facilitate market-intelligence exchange, including on Europe's retail and consumer trends and business opportunities in emerging markets. Renowned German research firm GfK has again been invited to speak on eyewear design and market trends.

    Fair Website
    Hong Kong Optical Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkopticalfair
    Photo download: http://bit.ly/2yIpXNd

    About HKTDC

    Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.
    - Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hktdc
    - Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hktdc
    - LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council

    Contact:
    HKTDC Communication and Public Affairs Department Christine Kam Tel: +852-2584-4514 Email: christine.kam@hktdc.org

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    Distributed, in-memory database enables correlation of customer profile, buying behaviour, sentiment and shopping trends based on cross-industry data sources in sub-seconds

    JAKARTA, Oct 24, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - OVO, a member of Lippo Group Digital, has chosen Kinetica, provider of the world's fastest GPU-accelerated analytics database, and NVIDIA to spur innovation in big data and analytics that fully utilize a 360-degree customer view and derive real-time analytics and insights on shopping trends and the digital lifestyle.

    Lippo Group is a prominent conglomerate with significant investments in digital technologies, education, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, media, IT, telecommunications, real estate, entertainment and retail. Aggressively investing in big data and analytics technology, OVO is Lippo Group Digital's concierge platform, integrating mobile payment, loyalty points, and exclusive priority deals.

    With the support from Kinetica and NVIDIA, Lippo Group Digital will be the first enterprise to integrate an AI, in-memory, GPU database in Indonesia.

    Lippo Group Digital's investment in big data and analytics technology aims to consolidate all their customer data that are being generated by all transactional systems from various subsidiaries into a centralized analytics platform. All subsidiary-fragmented data are to be consolidated and analysed to generate a 360-degree view of the customer profile and journey. OVO will be the main anchor to link customers 360-degrees and to enable delivery of personalized offers.

    By having a big data API and AI platform in place, all Lippo Group touch point channels can introduce new and personalized experiences to customers in real time. By implementing Kinetica, Lippo Group's touch point channels are able to do queries through an analytic API that involves huge volumes and rich data sets in sub-second latency, compared to traditional technology which has seconds or minutes -- or even hours -- of latency.

    Through Kinetica's GPU-accelerated database, Lippo is able to consolidate multiple dimensions of customer attributes, including demographics, cross-channel buying behaviour such as their sentiments as gained through social media, and interactions in-store and online. Furthermore, Lippo will be able to correlate customer, transaction and location information, and by using geospatial analytics, will deliver actionable insights for Lippo Group business units for a better understanding of business performance and help outperforming the competitors.

    Adrian Suherman, CEO of Lippo Digital Group said: "Lippo Group is strongly committed to embracing innovation and using the latest technology to create a competitive advantage for business. At the core of every business within the Lippo Group is our customers. By harnessing technology and using it with much intensity, precision and speed, we are able to understand consumers better and meet their needs and expectations."

    Lippo will soon embark on big data monetization to deliver a new, smart interactive digital channel. This new channel will infuse a new shopping experience for customers, and help marketers reach out to their audiences and better understand the customer journey.

    "We take pride in partnering with NVIDIA to power the business of Lippo Group, one of Indonesia's business icons. We congratulate Lippo Group for its foresight in leveraging technology for business and for being the first enterprise to integrate an AI, in-memory, GPU database in Indonesia," said Joseph Lee, Vice President, Asia Pacific Japan at Kinetica.

    "Given today's changing business and technological landscapes, ever-dynamic customer needs, tight profit margins, and shorter product cycles, businesses other than retail and e-commerce can gain real competitive advantage by leveraging big data analytics. The benefits of a 360-degree customer view and accelerated data processing to make informed operational and product decisions are easily transferrable other industries," added Lee.

    Kinetica's broadly applicable in-memory database is powered by NVIDIA's graphics processing units (GPUs) and can run both on premise and in the cloud, including on Amazon Web Services, Dell-EMC, Google Cloud, IBM Minsky, and Microsoft Azure. As compared to legacy systems that are based on central processing units (CPUs), GPU-accelerated solutions have proven to be 10 to 100 times faster and at only one-tenth of the hardware costs.

    "The advent of machine learning and deep learning technologies will bring about a slew of exciting opportunities to Indonesia's retail industry. Our joint solution with Kinetica will offer businesses in Indonesia unrivalled performances for advanced analytics," said Raymond Teh, Vice President, Asia Pacific, NVIDIA.

    About OVO

    OVO has been present in Indonesia since 2016 as an app that offers the most comprehensive payments, loyalty points and financial services in Indonesia. OVO provides cross-coalition loyalty program, fast, secure and flexible payments, and financial services features which give privileges for its users. To date, OVO has millions of users in Indonesia and is present in major cities in Indonesia. https://www.ovo.id/

    About Lippo Group

    Lippo Group is a pan-Asian investment holding company with investments in real estate, department stores, retailing, financial services, telecommunications, hospitality, healthcare, news media, and IT services. Over the past 60 years, it has established a model for growth, innovation and leadership in industries and new markets. Lippo's education foundation manages 52 schools and two universities, including Indonesia's leading private university. Lippo's healthcare initiative manages Indonesia's largest healthcare group, comprising 29 hospitals across the Indonesian archipelago, including Indonesia's world-class cancer treatment hospital. Lippo is dedicated to its vision of "Growing in Stewardship, Transforming Lives". https://lippogroup.com/

    About Kinetica

    Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Kinetica is the provider of the only GPU database to combine data warehouse, advanced analytics, visualisations, and is optimised for running machine learning and deep learning models. With Kinetica, users can simultaneously ingest, explore, analyse and visualise fast-moving, complex data within milliseconds to make critical decisions and find efficiencies, lower cost, generate new revenue and improve customer experience. Customers in verticals such as financial services, retail, healthcare, utilities and public sector use Kinetica for fast OLAP, convergence of AI and BI, and geospatial analytics. Amazon, Cisco, Dell, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NVIDIA and Tableau are part of the Kinetica ecosystem of cloud, hardware, server and software partners. Investors include Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. http://www.kinetica.com

    Media Contact:
    PRecious Communications for Kinetica
    Singapore: Melinda Ilagan, Tel +65 3151 4760
    Indonesia: Francisca Adinda, Tel +62 81290111429
    kinetica@preciouscomms.com

    
    
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    Martin Zorn, President and COO, Kamakura Corporation
    NEW YORK, NY, Oct 24, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Kamakura Corporation reported Wednesday that it had completed an agreement to implement the Kamakura Corporation suite of solutions for Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, an Islamic bank based in Malaysia that has been in operation since July 1983, for its balance sheet management, funds transfer pricing, and liquidity management processes.

    Bank Islam was established primarily to assist the financial needs of Malaysia's Muslim population, and has since extended its services to the broader non-Muslim population fulfilling its "Banking-for-All" principle.

    Bank Islam is the first Shariah-based banking institution in Malaysia and South-East Asia, and has been playing the leading role in the development of the nation's Islamic banking industry. In fact, it has provided technical assistance in the setting up of several Islamic institutions in the Asian region such as Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. With over 70 innovative and sophisticated Islamic banking products and services, Bank Islam offers a comprehensive range of Shariah-compliant banking and financial solutions to its more than five million customers.

    Primarily a retail bank with consumer banking constituting more than 70% of total financing, Bank Islam's list of products ranges from the traditional financing, savings and investment solutions exclusively for individual customers, to banking and financial solutions designed to fulfil the fast-changing financial needs of customers from all categories including those related to micro financing, wealth management, capital market, and treasury.

    The project will involve the complete implementation of the balance sheet management and funds transfer pricing solutions and followed a comprehensive evaluation exercise involving a complete proof of concept. Dr. Clement Ooi, EVP and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Operations, Kamakura Corporation stated, "Bank Islam had a very clear understanding of its risk management and liquidity compliance needs. The vendor selection process had an extensive testing routine, and the Kamakura suite of solutions was an apt fit.

    "Bank Islam not only has a range of intriguing products, but also a transaction volume that necessitated in them seeking a modular and integrated solution. The project will provide the bank with accurate assessment of transaction cashflows that can then be used for gap, duration, and mismatch management, as well as an accurate assessment of the margins associated with the transaction. All of these can be modelled based on different market conditions implying that the bank is prepared for any adverse movements in market conditions."

    Dr. Clement Ooi further stated, "Bank Islam has selected an integrated, holistic computation engine, and this certainly will be the platform upon which the bank will build its integrated risk framework. The bank will be one of the first to be able to generate both historical and forward-looking views of the balance sheet, a transaction-level understanding of the profit margins and a good appreciation of customer, product, business unit, and organisational profit and value dynamics.

    "Kamakura Corporation has the full suite of risk management and regulatory compliance solutions including IAS39 / IFRS9, Basel II/III, Market risk, Credit risk, ALM, FTP, Liquidity Risk, Capital Management & Planning, Credit Estimation, Margin Management and Financial Accounting all through one integrated, holistic computation engine, and this certainly will be the platform upon which the bank will build its integrated risk framework."

    Martin Zorn, President and COO for Kamakura Corporation, said Tuesday, "The successful implementation of the balance sheet management, funds transfer pricing, and liquidity compliance project in Bank Islam is a clear indicator that banks are no longer looking for fragmented solutions for risk and compliance, but seek to adopt a customised framework that allows for the repeated use of data loaded once for various aspects of risk and compliance. It is a testimony to the credentials of Kamakura's subject matter experts. Kamakura is well-positioned to meet the burgeoning regulatory demands imposed on financial institutions in the region and has the wherewithal to keep pace with regulation; as a matter of fact, what is currently being introduced as risk regulation has been available in Kamakura Risk Manager for the past ten years."

    To follow risk commentary by Kamakura on a daily basis, please follow Kamakura CEO Dr Donald van Deventer (www.twitter.com/dvandeventer), Kamakura President Martin Zorn (www.twitter.com/riskmgrhi), Kamakura Principal Risk Officer Suresh Sankaran (www.twitter.com/sureshkamakura), and Kamakura's official twitter account (www.twitter.com/KamakuraCo).

    About Kamakura Corporation

    Founded in 1990, Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation is a leading provider of risk management information, processing and software. Kamakura was named to the World Finance 100 by the Editor and readers of World Finance magazine in 2012 as well as 2017. In 2010, Kamakura was the only vendor to win 2 Credit Magazine innovation awards, and it has won this award 3 years running. Kamakura Risk Manager, first sold commercially in 1993 and now in version 8.1, is the first enterprise risk management system with users focused on credit risk, asset-liability management, market risk, stress testing, liquidity risk, IFRS/IAS compliance, counterparty credit risk, and capital allocation from a single software solution.

    The KRIS public firm default service was launched in 2002. The KRIS sovereign default service, the world's first, was launched in 2008, and the KRIS non-public firm default service was offered beginning in 2011. Kamakura has served more than 220 clients ranging in size from $1.5 billion to $1.6 trillion in assets. Kamakura's risk management products are currently used in 37 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Russia, the Ukraine, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australia, Japan, China, Korea, India and many other countries in Asia. Learn more at www.kamakuraco.com.

    Kamakura has world-wide alliances with Fiserv (www.fiserv.com) and SCSK Corporation (www.scsk.jp/index_en.html) making Kamakura products available in almost every major city around the globe.

    About Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

    Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad was established in 1983 as Malaysia's first Islamic bank. To date, the Bank has a network of 147 branches and more than 1200 self-service terminals throughout Malaysia. To meet the diversity of the Malaysian public financial needs, Bank Islam offers more than 70 Shariah-based banking products and services which cater to Muslims and non-Muslims. For more information on Bank Islam products and services, call the Bank Islam Call Centre at +603-26 900 900 or visit www.bankislam.com.my.

    For more information, please contact:
    Martin Zorn
    President and COO
    Kamakura Corporation
    T: 1-808-791-9888, ext. 8700
    E: pressroom@kamakuraco.com
    U: www.kamakuraco.com
    U: www.kris-online.com


    
    
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    A renewed ambition to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show

    TOKYO, Oct 24, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - There is the car, there is the design, there is the technology -- but there is more to it...

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    The MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is not 'just' another new car; it is the (new) beginning of the next chapter.

    ... The embodiment of Mitsubishi Motors' renewed global strategy...

    ... A demonstration of Mitsubishi Motors' ambition to explore a new future -- inside and outside of the company.

    ... The return of Mitsubishi's inner brand essence:

    - The Mitsubishi Pedigree
    - The Mitsubishi stance on Technology & Design
    - The Mitsubishi approach to global business
    - The Mitsubishi connection with its customers -- its 'Drivers'

    Next step, Mitsubishi Motors' press conference at the Tokyo Motor Show on October 25th at Tokyo Big Sight.

    About Mitsubishi Motors

    Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is the sixth largest automaker in Japan and the sixteenth largest in the world. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. From October 2016, Mitsubishi is one-third owned by Nissan, and a part of the Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi Alliance. For more information, please visit www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/index.html.

    Contact:
    Mitsubishi Motors Public Relations Department http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com +81-3-6852-4275

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    - Eisai has exercised its option to jointly develop and commercialize aducanumab, with Biogen continuing as development lead
    - The expanded collaboration agreement leverages each company's respective geographic strengths for commercialization and adjusts the respective share of potential profits from potential sales of aducanumab
    - Biogen and Eisai will now co-promote Biogen's multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments, AVONEX (interferon beta 1a), TYSABRI (natalizumab), and TECFIDERA (dimethyl fumarate) in Japan to accounts that Biogen currently does not call upon

    TOKYO, Oct 24, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. and Biogen Inc. announced today that the companies have expanded their existing agreement to jointly develop and commercialize investigational Alzheimer's disease treatments.
    Under the terms of the agreement Eisai has exercised its option to co-develop and copromote aducanumab, Biogen's investigational anti-amyloid beta (A beta) antibody for patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD).

    The expanded agreement leverages each company's respective geographic strengths for commercialization and adjusts the respective share of profits from potential sales of aducanumab. Biogen will receive 55 percent of the potential profits in the United States and 68.5 percent of the potential profits in Europe. Eisai will receive 80 percent of the potential profits in Japan and Asia (excluding China and South Korea). The companies will have a 50:50 co-promotion split of potential profits in the rest of the world. Further, Biogen will book sales in the United States, Europe, and rest of world markets while Eisai will book sales in Japan and Asia (excluding China, South Korea).

    Biogen will continue to lead the ongoing Phase 3 development of aducanumab and will remain solely responsible for all development costs for aducanumab until April 2018. Eisai will then reimburse Biogen for 15 percent of expenses from April 2018 through December 2018, and 45 percent from January 2019 onwards.

    Neither party is making any upfront payments associated with the exercise of the aducanumab option. Furthermore, Eisai's and Biogen's respective milestone payments under the original agreement for aducanumab and BAN2401, an anti-A beta protofibril antibody, have been eliminated.

    The companies will continue to jointly develop elenbecestat(1) (E2609), a beta amyloid cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor, and BAN2401. The financial terms for elenbecestat and BAN2401 remain unchanged, other than the eliminated BAN2401 milestone payments.

    Additionally, Eisai and Biogen have agreed to co-promote Biogen's multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments, AVONEX (interferon beta-1a), TYSABRI (natalizumab) and TECFIDERA (dimethyl fumarate) in Japan to those accounts that Biogen currently does not call upon.

    Eisai will also distribute and book sales for AVONEX, TYSABRI, TECFIDERA and PLEGRIDY (peginterferon beta-1a) in India and other Asia-Pacific markets (excluding China).

    "Through this new agreement, we believe we have improved our ability to maximize the value of aducanumab and expand the potential reach of our industry-leading multiple sclerosis portfolio," said Michel Vounatsos, Chief Executive Officer of Biogen. "The ongoing collaboration between Biogen and Eisai leverages our respective expertise and strengths in our efforts to bring new treatments to patients and families affected by Alzheimer's disease."

    Eisai CEO Haruo Naito commented, "Genetic epidemiological studies such as the Icelandic genetic research as well as the knowledge recently gained from various clinical studies such as the aducanumab Phase 1b trial have deepened our conviction in the amyloid hypothesis. We hope to establish a new treatment paradigm for fighting dementia by expanding the strategic collaboration between Biogen, a company that leverages its cutting-edge biotechnology to develop innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and Eisai, a company which possesses a rich pipeline based on holistic approaches. In accordance with this new paradigm, we plan to further co-develop the collaboration products and hope to advance the world's potentially first new treatment for Alzheimer's disease based on the amyloid hypothesis. Through the collaboration and by leveraging each company's respective strengths in each region, we hope to maximize the benefits for patients and their families."

    (1) The generic name is not yet fixed at this time.

    About Aducanumab (BIIB037)

    Aducanumab (BIIB037) is an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of AD. Aducanumab is a human recombinant monoclonal antibody (mAb) derived from a deidentified library of B cells collected from healthy elderly subjects with no signs of cognitive impairment or cognitively impaired elderly subjects with unusually slow cognitive decline using Neurimmune's technology platform called Reverse Translational Medicine (RTM). Biogen licensed aducanumab from Neurimmune under a collaborative development and license agreement.

    Aducanumab is thought to target aggregated forms of beta amyloid including soluble oligomers and insoluble fibrils which can form into amyloid plaque in the brain of AD patients. Based on pre-clinical and Phase 1b data to date, treatment with aducanumab has been shown to reduce amyloid plaque levels.

    In August 2016 aducanumab was accepted into the European Medicines Agency's PRIME program. In September 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted aducanumab into its Fast Track program and in April 2017 aducanumab was accepted into the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's (MHLW) SAKIGAKE* Designation System.

    *SAKIGAKE aims at shortening premarket review period for innovative new medical products that satisfy certain criteria, such as severity of intended indication, by designating such products during the early stages of development, and providing prioritized consultation services and premarket pharmaceutical affairs review. The target review period for the designated products may be reduced to as short as 6 months, half the standard review period of 12 months for typical new pharmaceutical products.

    Collaboration for multiple sclerosis treatments in Japan and Asia

    Eisai and Biogen will enter into a sales collaboration to further expand contributions to patients in Japan and Asia (excluding China) through Biogen's MS treatments. In Japan, Eisai will co-promote AVONEX, TYSABRI, and TECIFIDERA, MS treatments for which Biogen holds the rights, to accounts that Biogen currently does not call upon. In Asia (excluding China), Eisai now has sole promotion rights for the above three products as well as PLEGRIDY.

    About Biogen

    At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1978 as one of the world's first global biotechnology companies by Charles Weissman and Nobel Prize winners Walter Gilbert and Phillip Sharp, today Biogen has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis; has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy; and is focused on advancing neuroscience research programs in Alzheimer's disease and dementia, neuroimmunology, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, pain, ophthalmology, neuropsychiatry, and acute neurology. Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics.

    About Eisai

    Eisai Co., Ltd. (TSE:4523; ADR:ESALY) is a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: integrative neuroscience, including neurology and psychiatric medicines; integrative oncology, which encompasses oncotherapy and supportive-care treatments; and vascular/immunological reaction. Through a global network of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, Eisai actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide healthcare system. For more information about Eisai Co., Ltd., please visit www.eisai.com.

    Contact:
    Biogen Inc. Public Affairs TEL: +1-781-464-3260 Eisai Co., Ltd. Public Relations Department TEL: +81-(0)3-3817-5120

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    TOKYO, Oct 24, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited today announced that the Fujitsu Group has been selected for the CDP's A List for both water and climate, earning the highest rating in the CDP's evaluation of corporate activities in response to climate change and the management of water resources.

    The Fujitsu Group aims to create a prosperous and sustainable society while contributing solutions to societal and environmental issues by putting into practice its medium- to long-term environmental vision, the Fujitsu Climate and Energy Vision. Fujitsu plans to decarbonize its own business by 2050 using ICT and work to mitigate and adapt to climate change through its business activities.

    CDP is an international non-profit organization that surveys companies about their responses to climate change and their management of water resources, on behalf of institutional investors that have total investment assets in excess of $100 trillion. In 2017, more than 3,000 companies were surveyed worldwide.

    The Fujitsu Group's Initiatives in Climate Change and Water Management

    The Fujitsu Group laid out its medium- to long-term environmental vision, the Fujitsu Climate and Energy Vision, in May 2017. The group is working to achieve both zero CO2 emissions from its own business and create a decarbonized society through the use of AI and other technologies that support digital transformation. Also, the group is taking measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change through its business activities, and for example, contributes to the construction of more resilient social infrastructure. In addition, as part of the Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan (Stage VIII) which set environmental targets for the three years following fiscal 2016, Fujitsu is making efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain while working to reduce the volume of water it uses through such measures as recycling purified water and saving water at manufacturing sites.

    About Fujitsu Ltd

    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

    * Please see this press release, with images, at:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/

    Contact:
    Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-6252-2176 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/

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    ARROWS Tab Q508 series
    Touch fingerprint sensor
    Lightweight, slim keyboard with wired LAN connection
    Offering tablet that meets classroom needs for the ever-evolving education market

    TOKYO, Oct 24, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited today announced the release of two new enterprise tablet models in the Fujitsu Tablet ARROWS Tab series of Windows tablets, the ARROWS Tab Q508/SE, for the education sector, and the ARROWS Tab Q508/SB, for general enterprise use. Both models, available in Japan from today, offer even greater ease of use based on the customer opinions and needs Fujitsu has learned from experience.

    These products continue to offer enhanced toughness and reliability with water and dust resistance(1) in the same compact form factor as previous models, while being even more lightweight with a greater screen brightness and improved screen film to make them even easier to use. In the classroom, Fujitsu has made its education model, the ARROWS Tab Q508/SE, easier to use by offering such features as enhanced pen functionality so as to imitate the sensation of pencil on paper, as well as by offering device diagnostic tools to keep lessons running smoothly. Moreover, the ARROWS Tab Q508/SB, aimed at enterprise use, can be custom ordered to include a touch fingerprint sensor.

    Main Features of the New Products

    1. Lighter weight owing to finer components, improved visibility for the LCD screen

    Both models have thinner touch panels and LCD glass, slimmed down chassis cover, and miniaturized components that connect to the keyboard or cradle. This cut weight by about 5% compared to previous models(2).

    In addition, visibility outdoors and in other bright spaces has been improved in each model by making the LCD screen brighter by about 35% compared to previous models(3), and by improving the screen film.

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    ARROWS Tab Q508 series

    2. Pen writing sensation that maximizes ease of use when studying

    The ARROWS Tab Q508/SE education model offers enhanced functionality for the pen used when studying, improving the writing sensation by shortening the time from pen input until that input is reflected on the screen and by reducing the visible gap between the pen tip and actual display of the line.

    3. Safe and secure working environment

    The ARROWS Tab Q508/SB enterprise model, in addition to improved basic functions, is also able to be customized to include a touch fingerprint sensor. This option provides a safe and secure work environment for a variety of tasks.

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    Touch fingerprint sensor

    4. More convenient capabilities

    Both models now feature USB Type-C to connect to a wide variety of devices and this is expected to become a more common feature. The port is reversible so users can connect devices without concern about which way it is facing. The new models also offer video output so they can be connected to external audiovisual devices via an adapter. A light and thin keyboard featuring a wired LAN connection that supports Wakeup On LAN(4) is also available as an optional dedicated accessory.

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    Lightweight, slim keyboard with wired LAN connection

    Pricing and Availability
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    (1) Water and dust resistance
    The tablets maintain IPX5, IPX7, and IPX8 water resistance when the caps for the external connection terminals are firmly in place. The IPX5 designation indicates that the tablet can function normally after being sprayed with water from a nozzle with a diameter of 6.3 mm at a rate of 12.5 liters per minute from a distance of approximately 3 m for a period of at least 3 minutes. The IPX7 designation indicates that the tablet functions normally after being immersed in room-temperature tap or still water at a depth of 1 m for 30 minutes. The IPX8 designation indicates that the tablet functions normally after being immersed in room-temperature tap or still water at a depth of 1.5 m for 30 minutes. Furthermore, the tablet maintains IP5X dust resistance when the caps for the external connection terminals are firmly in place. IP5X indicates that the device can be placed in an apparatus with agitated dust particles with a diameter of 75 micrometer or less for 8 hours and continue to function and be used safely. This does not apply to the keyboard or other accessories.
    (2) Reducing the weight of both models by about 5% compared to previous models
    Compared to the ARROWS Tab Q507/RE, at approximately 635g; and compared to ARROWS Tab Q507RB, which is approximately 615g.
    (3) Improving the brightness of the LCD screen by about 35% compared to previous models
    Compared to the ARROWS Tab Q507/RE.
    (4) Wakeup On LAN
    Functionality enabling a computer connected to a network to be able to be switched on remotely from another computer.

    About Fujitsu Ltd

    Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

    * Please see this press release, with images, at:
    http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/

    Contact:
    Fujitsu Limited Public and Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-6252-2176 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/

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    SINGAPORE, Oct 24, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - SGX-listed Singapore eDevelopment Ltd ("SeD") announced today that U.S. biomedical subsidiary Global BioLife Inc. has developed a breakthrough low-calorie, low glycemic index, natural, modified sugar Laetose -- which has the potential to affect the world's sugar market.

    Global Biolife has established a collaboration with top U.S. candy manufacturer Quality Candy Company LLC for the development, manufacture and global distribution of Laetose.

    Developed by Mr Daryl L.Thompson, Global BioLife Director of Scientific Initiatives, Laetose is a functional sugar with a 30% to 50% lower calorie-count than regular sugar, possesses low glycemic properties, and also assists in mitigating inflammatory responses.

    According to a World Health Organisation report released in Oct '17, the number of obese children aged 5 to 19 rose globally more than ten-fold from 11mil in 1975 to 124mil in 2016. The World Health Organisation report said that countries should seek to reduce consumption of cheap, ultra-processed, calorie-dense nutrition-poor foods.

    Studies have shown that excessive sugar consumption is the primary cause of modern diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity. While sugar is not toxic, the human body perceives it as such and, in turn, initiates pro-inflammatory responses. Laetose could help mitigate such reactions by reducing the rate of glucose absorption throughout the body.

    Quality Candy has a Safe Quality Food ("SQF") Level 3 - Excellent certified manufacturing facility and is a leading manufacturer and distributer of high-quality candy with distribution in locations across the globe. They will utilize their state-of-the-art facility and expertise to manufacture Laetose according to the unique formula discovered by Global BioLife.

    "In this day and age, we should be exploring ways to make smarter foods. Our Laetose modified sugar has been designed specifically for this purpose," said Global BioLife's Mr Thompson, a pioneering natural products scientist cited, amongst others, for his achievements in organic and carbohydrate chemistry.

    Mr Chan Heng Fai, Executive Chairman of SeD, said: "Cardiovascular disease, Type-2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity have become a global epidemic. SeD has invested in Global BioLife as a think tank designed to research and develop smarter consumer products to reverse or mitigate this growing trend."

    "Quality Candy has been on a quest for over a decade, looking for a natural sugar substitute," said Mr Jim Gist, Chief Revenue Officer of Quality Candy. "This product is finally the breakthrough our industry needed to improve existing reduced-calorie and sugar-free products and help consumers around the world live a healthier lifestyle."

    The market for a safe and affordable alternative to sugar is growing due to increasing awareness of health risks associated with the excessive consumption of refined sugar. Although Laetose is marketed as an alternative usable in everything from baking to cooking, and as a tabletop sweetener, the ultimate goal is to infuse Laetose into the multibillion-dollar beverage industry. Unlike other natural-based and artificial sweeteners widely used in beverages, Laetose's unique patent-pending formula has no aftertaste.

    "Due to the perceived toxicity of prolonged use of artificial sweeteners and the inability to use them as a direct replacement for sugar in baking and many beverages, we believe our product will have a direct advantage. We believe that the world is looking for a way to maintain sweetness while avoiding the negative effects of sugar and we intend to provide the solution," Mr Thompson added.

    Dr Peggy Tang, Global BioLife CEO, said: "Laetose is our first step in creating smarter foods. We have confidence that our collaboration with industry leader Quality Candy will enable us to accomplish our goal."

    About Singapore eDevelopment Ltd (SGX:40V)

    Incorporated on 9 Sept 2009 and listed on the SGX in July 2010, Singapore eDevelopment Ltd [SGE.SP; SINE.SP] is involved in property development and investment primarily in the United States and Western Australia; information technology-related businesses; development, research, testing, manufacturing, licensing and distribution of biomedical products; and investment activities. For more information, please visit www.SeD.com.sg or mail : contact@SeD.com.sg.

    About Global BioLife Inc.

    Global BioLife Inc. ("GBLI") is a 80%-held direct subsidiary of Global BioMedical Inc., a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Singapore BioMedical Pte. Ltd., in turn a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Singapore eDevelopment Ltd, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange. The remaining shares of Global BioLife Inc. are held by Global Research & Discovery Group Scientific LLC ("GRDGS") and ASX-listed Holista CollTech Ltd with 10% each.

    With an aging population and a growing focus in healthcare issues, biomedical science has become increasingly vital. GBLI strives to leverage its scientific know-how and intellectual property rights to provide solutions that have been plaguing the biomedical field for decades. By tapping into the scientific expertise of GRDGS and Holista, GBLI pledges to undertake a concerted effort in the R&D, drug discovery and development for the prevention, inhibition and treatment of neurological, oncology and immuno-related diseases. GBLI is also collaborating with its partners to develop second generation mosquito defence technologies, which are DEET alternatives, to protect against mosquito transmitted diseases such as Zika and Dengue. For more information, please visit: http://www.globalbiolife.com.


    
    
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    Further Realized the Expansion in Promising Shale Gas Market

    HONG KONG, Oct 25, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Honghua Group Ltd. ("Honghua") (Stock Code: 196.HK), a leading global land drilling rig manufacturer, is pleased to announce that Honghua's wholly-owned subsidiaries, namely Sichuan Honghua Petroleum Equipment Co., Ltd ("Sichuan Honghua") entered into a 6,000HP electric fracturing pumps sales contract with China Aerospace Leasing Company Ltd. ( "CASLC"), with a total amount of approximately RMB 120 million. Pursuant to the contract, Sichuan Honghua will provide CASLC the new model of self-developed electric fracturing pumps by the end of 2017.

    This sales contract was the first order of the newly developed electic fracturing pump by Honghua after its trial success in Sichuan Basin with SINOPEC East China Oil and Gas Company ("East China Branch").

    CASLC, the finance leasing joint venture of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation("CASTC"), is a critical industry and finance platform for the service industry development of CASTC.CASLC mainly engages in finance leasing and operating leasing business in the areas of aerospace products, high-end equipment manufacturing, delivery tools, information services, new materials and new energy, and infrastructure projects.

    Mr. Chen Yajun, Chairman of Honghua commented: "We are pleased to collaborate with CASLC. Leveraging on CASLC as a new platform, we are able to tap into demand of industrial investment and promote the sales of Honghua's high-end equipment. As one of the major components of the shale gas development plan, the sales of electric fracturing pump represents that Honghua further realized and deepened its expansion in the promising shale gas market. It also provides great motivation to solidify Honghua's position in domestic shale gas market and expand the sales of related components. With continuous development of shale gas market and recovery of oil and gas equipment industry, Honghua will gain more business expansion opportunities in the future, by leveraging on the strong comprehensive strength of CASLC, the leading edge in equipment manufacturing and the cooperation between the internal and external financing institutions of the Group."

    About Honghua Group Limited (Stock Code: 196.HK)
    Honghua is the only overseas listed platform controlled by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation ("CASIC"), and positioned as the energy equipment business platform of CASIC. As one of the leading land drilling equipment manufacturers in the world and the largest land drilling rig exporter in PRC, Honghua is primarily engaged in manufacturing conventional land drilling rigs, digital drilling rigs, accessories of drilling rigs, as well as the parts and components for the drilling rigs or for the maintenance of the drilling rigs in operation. Leveraging on the strong R&D strength, high-quality production facilities and mature international sales network, Honghua's 80% products have been sold to a large number of famous enterprises all over the world, including major oil-production regions such as North America, Middle East, and emerging markets including South America, India, Russia, China and Africa. In the future, Honghua and CASIC will have in-depth cooperation in advanced energy equipment manufacturing and oil & gas field services field and achieve synergy in R&D, project execution and market expansion, to become an international leading combining equipment manufacturing provider in oil & gas industry.


    
    
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    Toyota booth (artist's rendering)
    Toyota City, Japan, Oct 25, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) plans to exhibit at the 24th Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)(1) World Congress (hosted by ITS America and ITS Canada), which is scheduled to be held from October 29 to November 2 in Montreal, Canada.

    The primary theme of this year's Congress is "Next-generation Integrated Mobility: Driving Smart Cities," where the aim is to explore new value-added features and services such as connected cars, automated driving technologies, smart cities, and new urban mobility means.

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    Toyota booth (artist's rendering)

    Toyota expects to showcase its extensive work targeted toward the creation of a smart mobility society that links people, cars, and cities. The Toyota booth will present "Cooperative ITS," an important safety technology with the aim of achieving zero traffic fatalities--the ultimate aim of a future mobility society. Additional presentations include "Connected Services Using a Wireless Communicating Drive Recorder" and "Ha:mo Next-generation Transport System Aiming for a Traffic Society that is Environmentally Friendly and can Comfortably Move."

    Specifically, Toyota will present its safety philosophy and exhibit Toyota's current cooperative ITS services extending into the future. With the use of the "experiences zone," which is arranged to showcase virtual reality (VR) and a driving simulator, Toyota hopes to introduce the use of its potential services it has in mind for the future. Toyota will also display the latest technical trends, such as initiatives in Japan and elsewhere, toward the popularization and development of future cooperative ITS.

    Using a wireless communicating drive recorder, Toyota will introduce service examples that utilize collected data such as front camera images and real-time vehicle data. Toyota will also introduce the "Ha:mo" system, which allows people and the town to move comfortably by using an optimal combination of personal vehicles, such as cars and public transportation.

    The ITS World Congress is the world's largest ITS-related international conference. Held annually in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Americas on a rotating basis, the Congress invites ITS developers (governments, research bodies, and commercial enterprises) from a wide range of countries and regions to showcase their latest ITS research findings and products through information sessions (including technical paper presentations), exhibitions, and test drives.

    Toyota has been an active participant since the first Congress, exhibiting research results on ITS technologies, safety, and environment-related products and services.

    (1) Refers to systems that use state-of-the-art telecommunication technologies to link people, roads, and vehicles, with the aim of enhancing safety and comfort and improving traffic flow

    About Toyota

    Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of December 2013, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 52 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 170 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.

    Contact:
    Public Affairs Division Global Communications Department Toyota Motor Corporation Tel: +81-3-3817-9926

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    Mazda KAI CONCEPT
    Mazda VISION COUPE
    HIROSHIMA, Japan, Oct 25, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled two concept models, the Mazda KAI CONCEPT and the Mazda VISION COUPE at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show today. Organized by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, the show will be open to the public from Oct. 28 through Nov. 5. Mazda has scheduled a press conference for 1:40 p.m. today.

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    Mazda KAI CONCEPT

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    Mazda VISION COUPE

    The Mazda KAI CONCEPT compact hatchback heralds a new generation of Mazda cars. Featuring the next-generation SKYACTIV-X gasoline engine, SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture and a more mature expression of the KODO design language, the model embodies the technology, engineering and design concepts that will define the next generation of Mazda cars. Refinements in all areas of dynamic performance have produced a dramatically quieter, more comfortable ride and an enhanced performance feel. The KAI CONCEPT features muscular, solid proportions and its form is brought to life by a delicate flow of reflections over the body sides.

    The VISION COUPE represents Mazda's design vision for next-generation models; a more mature expression of KODO applies a Japanese aesthetic to achieve more elegant and premium styling. The exterior features a "one motion" form that exudes a sense of speed and the interior combines three-dimensional depth with a strong longitudinal axis to create a relaxed space that maintains a sense of speed.

    In line with its "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030" long-term vision for technology development, Mazda aims to use the fundamental appeal of the automobile -- driving pleasure -- to inspire people, enrich society and help bring about a beautiful earth. By offering an experience of car ownership that celebrates driving, the company hopes to enrich lives and build a strong bond with customers.

    Special Mazda website for the Tokyo Motor Show:
    http://www2.mazda.co.jp/motorshow/2017/en/

    Special Mazda website for next-generation technology and design:
    http://www2.mazda.com/en/next-generation/

    About Mazda

    Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visit www.mazda.com

    Contact:
    Corporate Communications Division Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan +81-3-3508-5056 [Tokyo] +81-82-282-5253 [Hiroshima] mailto: media@mazda.co.jp

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    Examples of information displayed by the new HUD
    - Innovative human machine interface to be featured on 2018 Lexus LS; delivers safety and convenience to drivers -

    KARIYA, JAPAN, Oct 25, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO, one of the world's largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, today announced it has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) to project critical driving information onto the windshield for drivers. This human machine interface (HMI) is the world's largest automotive head-up display(1) with a nearly 24-inch projection. The product will be released in November 2017 and featured on the new 2018 Lexus LS.

    DENSO's new HUD projects a virtual screen approximately three meters ahead of the driver, enabling the driver to more intuitively access key information about the vehicle and its surroundings without changing direction of gaze. The technology displays not only basic information, such as speed limits and the vehicle's driving speed, but also the locations of pedestrians through external sensors. It also provides lane guidance assistance by using an automotive navigation system featuring an arrow indicating the appropriate lane to follow at junctions and intersections.

    Additionally, the HUD takes into consideration the relative position of information displayed, its colors and other visual effects - all without obstructing driving. Its display is brighter than conventional HUDs to ensure screen visibility in bright, daytime conditions.

    HUDs do not require drivers to look far away from the road, and thus are expected to emerge as a key technology for manufacturers across the globe. DENSO has produced HUDs since 1991 and will continue to develop and provide innovative safety products as it pursues creating a society free from traffic accidents.

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    Examples of information displayed by the new HUD

    (1) Investigated by DENSO as of October 2017

    About Denso

    DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

    Contact:
    Sadayoshi Yokoyama, Toshiko Watanabe DENSO CORPORATION Phone: 81-566-25-5594 Fax: 81-566-25-4509 sadayoshi_yokoyama@denso.co.jp toshiko_watanabe@denso.co.jp

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    DENSO booth (conceptual image)
    KARIYA, JAPAN, Oct 25, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO, one of the world's largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers announced it will exhibit at the 24th ITS World Congress 2017, October 29 to November 2, in Montreal, Canada, under the theme "Automated Driving, Connected Driving Technologies and Systems for Safe and Reliable Mobility." DENSO's exhibit is located in booth 600.

    DENSO is focused on developing automated driving technologies that will help to deliver safe, reliable and flexible mobility for all people, as well as enable the efficient transportation of goods.

    In addition to automated driving, connected driving is another area where DENSO sees an opportunity to create new value. While connected vehicles will help to provide a more comfortable and convenient automotive society, connected driving also presents unique challenges for security. DENSO is working on cybersecurity technologies to address these emerging threats.

    DENSO also will exhibit the fundamental products in these areas, such as the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Locator and in-vehicle V2X devices. Visitors will be able to experience Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for assisting decision-making depending on the driving environment such as changing lanes, merging, and for preventing careless, distracted, and inattentive driving.

    DENSO has been developing technologies and products to help create a society free from traffic accidents. Based on these technologies, DENSO will continue to contribute to building a safe and secure automotive society for all people around the world.

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    DENSO booth (conceptual image)

    About Denso

    DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

    Contact:
    Sadayoshi Yokoyama, Toshiko Watanabe DENSO CORPORATION Phone: 81-566-25-5594 Fax: 81-566-25-4509 sadayoshi_yokoyama@denso.co.jp toshiko_watanabe@denso.co.jp

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    Further Realized the Expansion in Promising Shale Gas Market

    HONG KONG, Oct 25, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Honghua Group Ltd. ("Honghua") (Stock Code: 196.HK), a leading global land drilling rig manufacturer, is pleased to announce that Honghua's wholly-owned subsidiaries, namely Sichuan Honghua Petroleum Equipment Co., Ltd ("Sichuan Honghua") entered into a 6,000HP electric fracturing pumps sales contract with China Aerospace Leasing Company Ltd. ( "CASLC"), with a total amount of approximately RMB 120 million. Pursuant to the contract, Sichuan Honghua will provide CASLC the new model of self-developed electric fracturing pumps by the end of 2017.

    This sales contract was the first order of the newly developed electic fracturing pump by Honghua after its trial success in Sichuan Basin with SINOPEC East China Oil and Gas Company ("East China Branch").

    CASLC, the finance leasing joint venture of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation("CASTC"), is a critical industry and finance platform for the service industry development of CASTC.CASLC mainly engages in finance leasing and operating leasing business in the areas of aerospace products, high-end equipment manufacturing, delivery tools, information services, new materials and new energy, and infrastructure projects.

    Mr. Chen Yajun, Chairman of Honghua commented: "We are pleased to collaborate with CASLC. Leveraging on CASLC as a new platform, we are able to tap into demand of industrial investment and promote the sales of Honghua's high-end equipment. As one of the major components of the shale gas development plan, the sales of electric fracturing pump represents that Honghua further realized and deepened its expansion in the promising shale gas market. It also provides great motivation to solidify Honghua's position in domestic shale gas market and expand the sales of related components. With continuous development of shale gas market and recovery of oil and gas equipment industry, Honghua will gain more business expansion opportunities in the future, by leveraging on the strong comprehensive strength of CASLC, the leading edge in equipment manufacturing and the cooperation between the internal and external financing institutions of the Group."

    About Honghua Group Limited (Stock Code: 196.HK)
    Honghua is the only overseas listed platform controlled by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation ("CASIC"), and positioned as the energy equipment business platform of CASIC. As one of the leading land drilling equipment manufacturers in the world and the largest land drilling rig exporter in PRC, Honghua is primarily engaged in manufacturing conventional land drilling rigs, digital drilling rigs, accessories of drilling rigs, as well as the parts and components for the drilling rigs or for the maintenance of the drilling rigs in operation. Leveraging on the strong R&D strength, high-quality production facilities and mature international sales network, Honghua's 80% products have been sold to a large number of famous enterprises all over the world, including major oil-production regions such as North America, Middle East, and emerging markets including South America, India, Russia, China and Africa. In the future, Honghua and CASIC will have in-depth cooperation in advanced energy equipment manufacturing and oil & gas field services field and achieve synergy in R&D, project execution and market expansion, to become an international leading combining equipment manufacturing provider in oil & gas industry.



    
    
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