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    - Annual synergies rise 14%, from Euro 5 billion in 2016 to Euro 5.7 billion in 2017
    - Mitsubishi Motors reports first full year of synergies as Alliance member
    - Further convergence underway in Aftersales, Quality & Total Customer Satisfaction and Business Development
    - The Alliance reaffirms synergy target of more than Euro 10 billion by the end of 2022

    TOKYO, Jun 14, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi today reported a 14% increase in annualized synergies to Euro 5.7 billion, up from Euro 5 billion in 2016, as members of the world's largest automotive alliance benefited from growing cost savings, incremental revenues and cost avoidance.

    The latest synergies reflect the economies of scale realized by the Alliance members, which reported total sales of more than 10.6 million vehicles for 2017 - becoming the world's largest automotive group in terms of sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

    "The Alliance has a direct, positive impact on the growth and profit of each member company," said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. "In 2017, the Alliance turbo-charged the performance of all three companies including Mitsubishi Motors which saw its first full-year of synergy gains."

    "We expect to generate growing synergies in coming years as the Alliance accelerates convergence through increased utilization of joint plants, common vehicle platforms, technology-sharing and our combined presence in mature and emerging markets. We reaffirm our synergy goal of more than Euro 10 billion by the end of 2022."

    Under the Alliance 2022 mid-term plan, the member companies forecast to sell more than 14 million vehicles by the end of the plan, of which 9 million will be built on four common platforms including electric and B segment vehicles, and extending the use of common powertrains from one third to 75% of the total.

    Through the converged Engineering function, the Alliance member companies share R&D costs and investments, which increases their competitiveness. For instance, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors joined forces last year to develop the next generation of Kei cars.

    In 2017, the Alliance Purchasing Organization (formerly RNPO) generated significant cost reductions and avoidance through centralized sourcing of parts, equipment and tooling, global contract negotiations, and common utilities sourcing at facilities around the world.

    Examples of new synergy include:
    - The adoption by Mitsubishi Motors of Nissan Sales Finance and Renault RCI Bank and Services capabilities
    - Benchmarking between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors in the ASEAN region
    - Shared spare parts warehouses between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors in Europe, Japan and Australia.

    In Manufacturing, ongoing synergies were also realized through vehicle production on shared platforms such as the Datsun Redi-Go and Renault Kwid, and through cross-manufacturing activities such as Renault Alaskan production at the Nissan plants in Cuernavaca, Mexico and Barcelona, Spain. Costs associated with vehicle transportation were significantly reduced in 2017, as Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors combined shipments of finished vehicles from plants in Thailand to their respective dealers.

    The creation of the LCV converged business unit in 2017 maximized cross-development and cross-manufacturing, delivering synergies in costs and technology in vehicles such as the Nissan platform based one-ton pick-up truck by Renault and Daimler. This allowed the extension of Alliance market coverage to 77% with a total range of 18 models across Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors.

    "Deeper convergence and increased synergies will cement the sustainability of the Alliance for the long term," said Mr. Ghosn.

    About Renault - Nissan - Mitsubishi

    Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors represent the world's largest automotive alliance. It is the longest-lasting and most productive cross-cultural partnership in the auto industry. Together, the partners sold more than 10.6 million vehicles in nearly 200 countries in 2017. The member companies are focused on collaboration and maximizing synergies to boost competitiveness. They have strategic collaborations with other automotive groups, including Germany's Daimler and China's Dongfeng. This strategic alliance is the industry leader in zero-emission vehicles and is developing the latest advanced technologies, with plans to offer autonomous drive, connectivity features and services on a wide range of affordable vehicles.

    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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    Using Novel Nucleic Acid Synthesis and Delivery Technologies Concluded

    Research Activities Commence

    TOKYO, Jun 14, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that its research subsidiary KAN Research Institute, Inc. has entered into an industry-academia-government joint research agreement with six joint research organizations concerning the "nucleic drug discovery research using novel nucleic acid synthesis and delivery technologies" research project represented by KAN. This joint research project was selected by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) for its Cyclic Innovation for Clinical Empowerment (CiCLE) grant program. Believing that creating innovation through industry-academia-government collaboration is an important initiative, Eisai is currently advancing multiple projects, with this project aimed at creating a Japan-originated nucleic acid drug through industry-academia-government collaboration.

    Nucleic acid drugs are medicines with a basic structure consisting of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA) or chemical modified nucleic acids, and are manufactured via chemical synthesis similar to small molecule drugs. With nucleic acid drugs, it has now become possible to directly act upon intracellular molecules (genes) with high specificity, which are difficult to target with conventional medicines. Based on these characteristics, there are high hopes for drug discovery in many disease areas. On the other hand, there is a need for technologies that can avoid toxicity and a need to establish delivery technologies that can reliably make nucleic acid drugs reach the target cells effectively and safely.

    This research project aims to build a proprietary nucleic drug discovery platform by mobilizing innovative nucleic acid technologies for delivery primarily developed by Eisai, artificial nucleic acid synthesis technologies developed by Osaka University, screening technologies established by The National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition, nucleic acid production technologies owned by GeneDesign Inc., and then use this platform to discover nucleic acid drug candidates with potentially superior safety and efficacy. Eisai, KAN, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Niigata University and The National Cancer Center Hospital East will cooperate to conduct non-clinical and clinical studies.

    As key initiatives for industry-academia-government collaboration in which Eisai is participating, a project aiming to identify and verify novel drug discovery target candidates linked to the development of next-generation treatments and preventative medicines for dementia at the Eisai-Keio Innovation Lab for Dementia (EKID) (Location: Keio University Shinanomachi campus) has also been selected by AMED for the CiCLE program. In addition, an initiative originated in Japan to develop biomedicines and new markers for Crohn's disease represented by Eisai's gastrointestinal disease business subsidiary EA Pharma Co., Ltd. has also been selected by AMED for CiCLE. Furthermore, an initiative for treating inflammatory bowel disease using small molecules and biomarkers through the University of Tsukuba and EA Pharma Co., Ltd. has been adopted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency's Newly extended Technology transfer Program (NexTEP).

    By creating new innovation based on industry-academia-government collaboration and fulfilling unmet medical needs, Eisai is striving to contribute to increasing the benefits for patients and their families.

    About CiCLE

    AMED's CiCLE is a grant program to promote the establishment of infrastructure (including human resources) to respond to medical needs and the creation of an environment for open innovation and venture development based on industry-academia-government collaboration.

    About Nucleic Acid Drugs

    Nucleic acid drugs are medicines with a basic structure consisting of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA) or chemical modified nucleic acids, and are manufactured via chemosynthesis similar to small molecule drugs. With nucleic acid drugs, it has now become possible to directly act upon intracellular molecules (genes) that are highly specific, which are difficult to target with conventional medicines. On the other hand, in order to develop a greater number of various nucleic acid drugs, there is a need for technologies that can avoid toxicity and a need to establish delivery technologies that can reliably make nucleic acids reach the target cells.

    There are several types of nucleic acid drugs with differences in structure, targeting and mechanism of action, and pharmaceutical products such as antisense therapies that target RNA as well as aptamers that bind to proteins outside cells and interfere with their function have been approved (including in Japan).

    About KAN Research Institute Inc.

    KAN Research Institute, Inc. (KAN) is a 100% wholly owned research and development subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. KAN is a research group that aims to discover and develop new drugs based on novel therapeutic concepts in order to fulfill unmet medical needs with truly original science. Initially established with its strengths in Integrative Cell Biology for Medicine, KAN undertakes drug discovery and research activities that seek to find novel disease mechanisms and treatment paradigms by focusing on the characteristics of specific cell types and molecule localization that cause disease. Located within the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster since 2006, KAN established a new research headquarters in 2014 and has continued to develop open innovation with research groups and researchers both within and outside the company. Furthermore, KAN discovered the world's first anti-fractalkine antibody E6011, which is currently being investigated in clinical studies for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and other diseases.

    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:
    Public Relations Department, Eisai Co., Ltd. +81-3-3817-5120

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    HONG KONG, Jun 14, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited ("Hua Hong Semiconductor" or the "Company", stock code: 1347.HK), a global leading specialty wafer manufacturer, today announced the analog IP portfolio for ultra low power MCUs has been developed independently by the Company based on its proven 0.11um Ultra Low Leakage eNVM Platform ("0.11um ULL platform"). Such IP portfolio includes clock management, power management and analog digital converter. These IPs have passed silicon verification and are mass produced, achieving designs of MCUs featured with low power, high cost performance and high precision, and expanding the Company share on the MCU market.

    For clock management IP, Hua Hong Semiconductor developed three IP categories: RCOSC, RTC and PLL. With built-in compensating circuit technology, the high-precision OSC sized only 0.02mm2 delivers a accuracy up to +/-2% within the temperature ranged from -40 centigrade to 125 centigrade. The low-power 32KHz RCOSC recorded a low operating current of 160nA. The low-cost 16MHz RCOSC features a small footprint of 0.004mm2 with the operating current of 16uA. The real-time clock (RTC) provides 1Hz output without any external capacitor, which effectively reduces the cost. The low-jitter PLL delivers a random noise jitter below 25ps, and outputs a spectrum of frequencies from 60MHz to 500MHz.

    For power management IP, the LDO with built-in BGR features a standby current down to 300nA, and can switch from standby to active mode in 2.5uS, significantly reducing the time needed to gear for normal operation. The external POR features a release voltage of 1.0V~1.52V, ensuring reliability and stability of the circuit. Besides, signal alarm analog IPs such as VDT/LDT/TDT can secure the stability of MCU chip's voltage, current benchmark, test voltage, temperature and chip security.

    For signal conversion IP, Hua Hong Semiconductor delivers high-precision 10-bit and 12-bit SAR ADCs. The newly-launched 12-Bit SAR ADC sized merely 0.2mm2 delivers a sampling rate up to 2MSPS, and supports single-end and differential input modes. At a supply voltage of 3.3V and sampling rate of 2MSPS, its signal-noise & distortion ratio (SNDR) is down to 70dB. Delivering such features as multiple channel, high precision, low power and small footprint, it is an ideal choice for high-performance MCUs.

    The demand for various MCU chips is increasing rapidly amid the great momentums of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, smart city and virtual reality. A variety of analog IPs from Hua Hong Semiconductor may flexibly cater to the requirements for 8-bit and 32-bit MCUs, and enable customers to improve their competiveness in the IoT, information security, wearable products, industrial control and automotive electronics markets with its high quality and reliability.

    "A series of analog IPs for MCUs demonstrate Hua Hong Semiconductor's indigenous innovation ability to the industry, which also shortens customers' chip development cycles and renders powerful support to our cuctomers in MCU marktet." Said Dr. Kong Weiran, Executive Vice President of Hua Hong Semiconductor.

    About Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited
    Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited ("Hua Hong Semiconductor", stock code: 1347.HK) is a global leading specialty foundry, focusing on eNVM, power discretes, analog and power management, and logic and RF process platforms. Its outstanding quality control system satisfies the strict requirements of automotive chip manufacturing. Hua Hong Semiconductor is part of the Huahong Group, which is an important member of China's 909 Project. With semiconductor manufacturing as its core business, Huahong Group is a high tech, globally oriented, highly competetive enterprise with innovative capabilities.

    Hua Hong Semiconductor presently operates three 200mm wafer fabrication facilities (HH Fab1, HH Fab2, HH Fab3) in Jinqiao and Zhangjiang, Shanghai, with a total capacity of approximately 170,000 wafers per month. There is also a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (HH Fab7) being built in Wuxi's National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, which when completed will increase Hua Hong Semiconductor's capacity by 40,000 wafers per month.

    For more information on the company, please visit: www.huahonggrace.com


     
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    The Investment and Business Matching Session at this year's Belt and Road Summit will be extended to a full day of Project Pitching sessions and One-to-one Business Matching Meetings. Photos shows last year's One-to-one Business Matching Meeting.
    Investment and Business Matching to be extended to a full day

    HONG KONG, Jun 14, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The third Belt and Road Summit will be held on 28 June (Thursday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), this year's Summit is themed "Collaborate for Success". Some 70 government and business leaders from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and around the world will speak at the Summit and discuss the opportunities presented by the Belt and Road Initiative for the financial, infrastructure, information technology and professional services sectors, as well as for entrepreneurs in the new economy. In addition, the Summit will connect close to 5,000 participants to a variety of projects, services, and business and investment opportunities to foster concrete cooperation.

    Full-day Investment and Business Matching Session

    A key feature of the two previous editions of the Belt and Road Summit, the Investment and Business Matching Session will be extended to a full day this year in response to popular demand, allowing project owners, investors and service providers to connect with potential partners and explore collaboration. More than 180 projects from 38 countries and regions have been received so far for project owners, investors and service providers to discuss in face-to-face meetings.

    Apart from One-to-one Business Matching Meetings, the Summit will feature three Project Pitching sessions covering different themes and focusing on some of the sectors most in demand along the Belt and Road: Transport and Logistics Infrastructure; Energy, Natural Resources and Public Utilities; and Rural and Urban Development. The sessions will serve as a platform for project owners to present their projects to international investors and for services providers to learn about the requirements of different projects and provide tailored solutions.

    Global investment opportunities under one roof

    This year, the Global Investment Zone will be expanded and divided into four zones: Asia-Pacific, Chinese mainland, Europe and Middle East and Africa. More than 50 Consulates-General, project owners and operators, and representatives of government agencies and investment promotion bodies from 30 countries will present on the investment environments, key industries, projects and related laws and regulations of different markets to provide participants with a comprehensive view of the opportunities available.

    In addition, the Hong Kong Zone will feature more than 40 Hong Kong companies from four sectors: Banking and Financial Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure Development and Professional Services. Representatives of these sectors will introduce their services and strengths in the sector, share experience and provide initial consultation on site, allowing participants to leverage Hong Kong's world-class services and position as a commercial hub for the Belt and Road. Two Open Forums will also be held for exhibitors of the Global Investment Zone and the Hong Kong Zone to share their views and insights.

    A Belt and Road cultural experience

    In line with the Belt and Road Initiative's objective to promote cultural exchange and people-to-people cooperation, a Belt and Road Galleria will be set up to take participants on a journey to Belt and Road countries through a selection of nature, people and city life photographs that highlight the rich and diverse culture of different countries. Orchestra performances by Hong Kong young musicians and cultural experience activities including sugar painting, Chinese paper cutting and wire art crafting will also be held.

    Amid the packed agenda, a traditional Hong Kong-style cafe, or Cha Chaan Teng, will be set up in the venue, offering the city's famous delicacies such as milk tea, "pineapple buns", red bean pudding and dragon's beard candy. Snacks and refreshments representative of different regions around the world will also be served at the Global Investment Zone during coffee breaks.

    Belt and Road Global Forum holds the first roundtable meeting

    Formed last October with the HKTDC serving as Secretariat, the Belt and Road Global Forum is a network of organisations and companies form Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and around the world that share an interest in the Belt and Road Initiative. At present, the Forum has a membership of more than 100 organisations from 29 countries and regions. On 27 June, the day before the Belt and Road Summit, the Forum will hold its first annual roundtable meeting at the HKCEC. Forum members from around the world will gather to exchange insights on the latest developments of the Belt and Road Initiative and to discuss collaboration opportunities. The Forum will also launch an online platform for member organisations to exchange updates and views.

    The third Belt and Road Summit has invited more than 30 global business leaders to serve as honorary advisors. China International Capital Corporation Ltd is the Summit's Strategic Partner. Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd is the Diamond Sponsor.

    Members of the media interested in interviewing the speakers can fill out a form (https://bit.ly/2xbx8Pi) and email it to beltandroadsummit.media@hktdc.org on or before 20 June.

    For the latest programme and the full speakers list, please visit the Summit website:
    http://www.beltandroadsummit.hk/en/information_centre/programme.html

    Belt and Road Summit website: www.beltandroadsummit.hk
    HKTDC Belt and Road Portal: www.beltandroad.hk
    Belt and Road Global Forum: www.beltandroadglobalforum.com
    Photo download: https://bit.ly/2Mou2uO

    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 more than 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 business insights and 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's Communications & Public Affairs Department Billy Ng, Tel: +852 2584 4393, Email: billy.km.ng@hktdc.org

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    Molnlycke, SWEDEN, Jun 14, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - As parts of the Swedish operations will move to other premises in Boras and Molnlycke during the second half of 2018 Elanders will also move its headquarter. The headquarter functions, in total eleven people, will move to new premises in Molndal.

    From June 18, 2018, the new visiting and mailing address of the headquarter, Elanders AB, is:

    Elanders AB (publ)
    Flojelbergsgatan 1C
    431 35 Molndal

    For further information, please contact
    Magnus Nilsson, President and CEO, telephone: +46 31 750 07 50

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    2018-06-14 Elanders Press release - Elanders' headquarter moves to new premises https://bit.ly/2LQUFHN

     
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    TOKYO, Jun 14, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - 3GPP TSG #80 Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15 5G specifications. After the release of the 5G NR specifications for non-standalone (NSA) operation in December 2017, another essential step of standardization of 5G has been successfully completed. Now, the whole industry is taking the final sprint towards 5G commercialization. The completion of SA specifications which complements the NSA specifications, not only gives 5G NR the ability of independent deployment, but also brings a brand new end-to-end network architecture, making 5G a facilitator and an accelerator during the intelligent information and communications technology improvement process of enterprise customers and vertical industries. New business models will be enabled and a new era where everything is interconnected will be opened up for both mobile operators and industrial partners.

    More than 600 delegates from the world's major telecom operators, network, terminals and chipset vendors, internet companies and other vertical industry companies have witnessed this historic moment for 5G.

    Balazs Bertenyi, chairman of 3GPP TSG RAN, said: "The freeze of Standalone 5G NR radio specifications represents a major milestone in the quest of the wireless industry towards realizing the holistic 5G vision. 5G NR Standalone systems not only dramatically increase the mobile broadband speeds and capacity, but also open the door for new industries beyond telecommunications that are looking to revolutionize their ecosystem through 5G."

    Erik Guttman, chairman of 3GPP TSG SA, adds: "The agreed completion of the stage 3 freeze milestone for the 5G standalone system has great significance. The 5G System specification has now reached its official stage of completion, thanks to the intense efforts of hundreds of engineers over the past three years. A special acknowledgment is due to those who led this remarkable effort in diverse committees. 5G promises a broad expansion of telecommunications, as an ever more central component of our economies, societies and individual activities. The 5G System opens the way for commercialization of services based on the New Radio and 5G Core Network and their advanced extensible capabilities. The new system provides the foundation for ongoing specialization for support of new business sectors, for unlike 4G and past generations, 5G supports the very specific requirements and individual service characteristics of diverse communications. Already, 3GPP activities have begun to leverage the 5G system to realize opportunities in areas such as industrial automation. This activity will intensify in the months and years to come, in increasingly many sectors, all on the foundation of the work that has been achieved on this occasion."

    Georg Mayer, chairman of 3GPP TSG CT, said: "Two years ago, 5G was seen as a vision or even just a hype - with the closing of Rel-15 3GPP has made 5G a reality within a very short time. The outcome is an amazing set of standards that will not only provide higher data rates and bandwidth to end customers but which is open and flexible enough to satisfy the communication needs of different industries -- 5G will be the integration platform for heterogeneous businesses. All this could only be achieved thanks to the willingness of the stakeholders to work together on a common goal and due to the effectiveness of 3GPPs structure and processes. Rel-15 only marks the first step of the 5G story and 3GPP will further develop it into the future, aligning it to the needs of customers and industries."

    It is firmly believed by the whole industry that, after 34 months of hard and efficient work, the carefully crafted and elaborately designed 5G specifications, a fruit of close collaborations and collective wisdom, will surely meet the high expectations.

    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: +81-3-3215-5259 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/ NTT DOCOMO International PR Public Relations Department Tel: +81-3-5156-1366 Fax: +81-3-5501-3408 URL: www.nttdocomo.com Contact: https://nes.nttdocomo.co.jp/PINQ01/showinquiry.do NEC Seiichiro Toda s-toda@cj.jp.nec.com +81-3-3798-6511

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    - Start of full-scale implementation of rapid information transmission system connecting the vehicle, fire department, and base hospital with aim of increasing the number of lives saved
    - Service being prepared for import vehicles with Bosch, Premier Aid, and Japan Mayday Service

    TOKYO, Jun 15, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Full-scale implementation of the advanced automatic collision notification system D-Call Net is now underway at approximately 730 locations within Japan. A trial service has been ongoing since November 2015, whereby base hospitals and air ambulances have prepared systems to transmit fatal and serious injury probability data from vehicles to all fire departments within the trial area. The certified non-profit organization Emergency Medical Network of Helicopter and Hospital (HEM-Net), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), Honda Motor Co., Ltd., (Honda), and Japan Mayday Service Co., Ltd. (HELPNET) have cooperated on this project.

    At the start of the trial, there were 10 cooperating hospitals in 9 prefectures (with 9 air ambulances), and now, there are 42 hospitals in 31 prefectures (with 37 air ambulances). This is equivalent to approximately 70 percent of the total 61 base hospitals with air ambulances nationwide (including base/cooperating hospitals). In addition to planning further expansion of cooperating hospitals, the system will be made more effective by improving data transmission methods to hospitals.

    As new service providers, Bosch Service Solutions (Bosch) and Premier Aid Inc. (Premier Aid) will participate in D-Call Net to make preparations for the start of service. With vehicle connectivity rapidly progressing, the service will be expanded to more vehicles as a Japan-wide initiative, including customers with imported vehicles.

    Message from HEM-Net Chairman of the Board Nobuo Shinoda, D-Call Net representative organization

    "The key to emergency medical treatment for people seriously injured in traffic accidents is provision of the necessary treatment as quickly as possible. For that reason, to accurately and promptly implement a 'traffic accident--transportation--start of medical treatment' cycle, HEM-Net, Toyota, Honda, and Japan Mayday Service conducted a trial operation of D-Call Net for approximately two years starting in November 2015. With cooperation from the relevant agencies such as fire departments and hospitals, a system has now been put in place for the full-scale start of nationwide operation. Trial results show that D-Call Net can reduce air ambulance dispatch time by 17 minutes. With planned participation from Bosch and Premier Aid, we want to contribute to an improvement in the number of lives saved throughout Japan by introducing D-Call Net support into as many vehicles as possible."

    About D-Call Net

    D-Call Net, commonly referred to as an AACN (Advanced Automatic Collision Notification), is an advanced automatic collision notification system that uses vehicle connectivity technology. It estimates the probability of fatal and serious injuries by making an automatic analysis of data from both vehicles in an accident based on approximately 2.8 million accident data cases in Japan. The aim is to increase the number of lives saved after traffic accidents by making immediate dispatch decisions with air and ground ambulances through reporting to fire departments and cooperating hospitals.

    About Toyota

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014. Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937. Today, Toyota proudly employs 370,000 employees in communities around the world. Together, they build around 10 million vehicles per year in 29 countries, from mainstream cars and premium vehicles to mini-vehicles and commercial trucks, and sell them in more than 170 countries under the brands Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino. 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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    TOKYO, Jun 15, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce that it has agreed with Anglo American plc (AA) to acquire an additional 21.9% equity interest in Anglo American Quellaveco S.A. (AAQSA), which owns the Quellaveco copper mine project in Peru (Quellaveco). This investment will increase MC's total interest in AAQSA to 40%.

    MC acquired a 18.1% interest in AAQSA in 2012. Subject to required regulatory approvals and AA's board approval to develop the Quellaveco project, MC will acquire an additional 21.9% equity interest for a consideration of US$500 million(1). Closing of the Transaction is expected to be within the second quarter in FY2018, and development of the project will commence later this year, with estimated first copper production in 2022.

    Quellaveco is one of the world's largest undeveloped copper deposits, with high cost competitiveness and containing approximately 7.5 million tonnes (content metal basis) of copper in Ore Reserves. The Transaction is expected to increase MC's attributable copper production by approximately 120,000 tonnes per year.

    Copper is widely used in electrical networks, automobile parts, and consumer electronics, and has become a material critical in supporting modern lifestyles and infrastructure. Growth in global copper demand is expected to remain steady, fueled by infrastructure and electronic network development in emerging countries, as well as growth in the global electric vehicle market centered around China and Europe.

    MC's existing participation in world-class copper mining assets with high resource volumes, quality, and potential for further expansion, in light of such increasing global demand, makes copper one of the core areas in MC's resources business. Through the successful development of Quellaveco, MC will secure a highly competitive copper asset ensuring stable supply in order to respond to the long-term needs of society. MC is committed to meeting stakeholders' expectations, while achieving a balanced realization of economic, social, and environmental values for the sustainable growth of the company.

    (1) The consideration will be settled upon closing by way of a primary share subscription in AAQSA. An additional contingent consideration shall be made upon the successful achievement of two ore treatment expansions, total of US$100 million.

    About Mitsubishi Corporation

    Mitsubishi Corporation (MC; TSE: 8058) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry, including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, and daily living essentials. MC's current activities have expanded far beyond its traditional trading operations to include investments and business management in diverse fields including natural resources development, manufacturing of industrial goods, retail, new energy, infrastructure, finance and new technology-related businesses.

    With over 200 offices and subsidiaries in 90 countries and regions worldwide and a network of approximately 1,300 group companies, MC employs a multinational workforce of over 70,000 people.

    For more information, visit https://www.mitsubishicorp.com/jp/en/

    Contact:
    Mitsubishi Corporation Telephone: +81 3 3210 2171 Facsimile: +81 3 5252 7705

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    HONG KONG, Jun 15, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Madame Tussauds Hong Kong brought Famous Fun to life as President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to The Peak. The exciting introduction of Trump LIVE in Hong Kong - a first across the brand's Asian estate - marks Madame Tussauds's ongoing commitment to bring a "real life experience" to visitors.

    Watch the video https://vimeo.com/275227996/086523b182

    During his surprise visit, President Trump tried his first ride on the Peak Tram. Amazed by the stunning Hong Kong skyline, President Trump also met the incredibly lifelike wax figure of himself at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. After greeting his friends President Xi of China and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump also jumped at the opportunity to discuss "social media strategy" with American supermodel, Kendall Jenner.

    Jenny You, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong said: "We're constantly looking for ways to bring truly immersive experiences to our visitors. The launch of President Trump LIVE allows our visitors to experience the unique brand of famous fun and become the STARS of the story. We will continuously create unforgettable moments for our guests with our lifelike figures."

    In welcoming the newly unveiled President Donald Trump figure, Madame Tussauds talented sculptors brought the figure to life using the latest technology, giving our visitors a truly extraordinary experience on their visit.

    The new President Trump figure is dressed in his recognisable Republican red silk-tie, navy power suit and Made in American flag lapel pin. Visitors to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong will have a chance to tweet support "him" back on the new interactive social media wall inside the famed attraction by hashtagging #RealWaxDonaldTrump on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    BoBo Yu
    Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
    Tel: (852) 2849 2183 / 6427 1212
    Email: bobo.yu@madame-tussauds.com.hk

     
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    Sara Yang, Clinical Team Leader, Novotech; Nadya Yang, Country Manager, Novotech; Prof. Chung Y. Hsu, Sr. CRA, CMUH; Hedy Liu, CMU Alumnus; Bee-Jing Yang, Manager, CMUH.
    SYDNEY, Jun 15, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asia-Pacific CRO Novotech has signed an MoU with China Medical University Hospital (CMUH) Taiwan to facilitate high-quality and rapid feasibility, start-up and recruitment processes. CMUH is a 2,054-bed facility with a dedicated Clinical Trials Centre (CTC). www.cmuh.cmu.edu.tw.

    The CMUH deal is designed to give Novotech clients:

    -- Faster start-up times
    -- Access to the CMUH patient database
    -- World-class clinical research - regulatory compliance with FDA, PMDA and EMEA
    -- Outstanding recruiters across many therapeutic areas: breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, Hepatitis, SLE, RA, Stroke, Diabetes, etc.
    -- Leading principal investigators

    Under the terms of the MoU, CMUH will provide professional and medical clinical trial advice to the Novotech team including feasibility, principal investigator selection, and assistance with patient recruitment. Novotech will promote the clinical research capabilities of CMUH internationally, in particular their Phase 1 unit.

    CMUH-CTC was established in 2008 and has been led by distinguished Professor Chung Y. Hsu since 2010. According to the CTC, Professor Hsu's management principle is to deliver international standard clinical research to facilitate market approval of new drugs and devices for domestic and global pharmaceutical companies.

    In 2016, CMUH-CTC joined the "International Clinical Trials Center Network" (ICN) which includes Zurich University, Suisse, Harvard University, US, Cambridge University, UK and HK University. Clinical trials in Taiwan are regulated by the Taiwan FDA, Ministry of Health and Welfare, who establish and enforce compliance with ICH-GCP standards.

    Dr. Yooni Kim, Novotech Executive Director, Asian Operations, said "Taiwan with a population of 23.3 million has a world-class medical system and is well established as a premier clinical research location with a rich diversity of patient ethnic groups. The MOU means Novotech will also have dedicated clinical experts within CMUH to support and prioritise rapid clinical processes for Novotech biopharma clients.

    "Novotech is The Asia-Pacific CRO, so is committed to establishing ongoing engagement with leading medical institutions in each country across the Asia-Pacific region. We have offices and teams on the ground as well as MoUs and long-term relationships with major hospitals that directly benefit our clients.

    "Our in-country relationships enable a more comprehensive understanding of local regulatory changes, access to leading PIs, strong site connections, and productive patient populations to deliver success for our clients within timelines and budgets," said Dr. Kim.

    Novotech is the Asia-Pacific specialist contract research organization (CRO) established in 1996, headquartered in Australia with offices in 11 countries across the region, and 5 MOUs with major health providers. See the latest data on Asia clinical trials here: www.novotech-cro.com/resources.

    About Novotech - www.novotech-cro.com
    Headquartered in Sydney, Novotech Pty Ltd is internationally recognised as the leading regional full-service contract research organisation (CRO). With a focus on clinical monitoring, Novotech has been instrumental in the success of hundreds of Phase I - IV clinical trials in the Asia-Pacific region, where it's strong presence includes running clinical trials in all key regional markets. Novotech also has worldwide reach through its network of global strategic partners.

    For RFP enquiries, please use the form at www.novotech-cro.com/contact-us-0

    Media Contact:
    Susan Fitzpatrick-Napier
    E: team@dmgpr.com
    AU: +61 2 8218 2144
    USA: +1 415 951 3228
    ASIA: +65 3159 3427


     
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    2018-19 WEC Round 2 Le Mans 24 Hours
    TOKYO, Jun 18, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing won the 86th Le Mans 24 Hours, taking an historic first victory at its 20th attempt.

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    2018-19 WEC Round 2 Le Mans 24 Hours

    Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Fernando Alonso in the #8 TS050 HYBRID started from pole position and took the chequered flag after 388 tense and often dramatic laps at the Circuit de La Sarthe to extend their lead in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

    Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez, who led for long periods in the #7 TS050 HYBRID, made it a perfect result for TOYOTA with second place in front of 256,900 fans.

    TOYOTA, which had entered 47 cars at Le Mans prior to this weekend's race and finished on the podium six times, becomes only the second Japanese manufacturer to win at La Sarthe, while Kazuki is the first Japanese driver to win in a Japanese car.

    The result is a culmination of intense and determined efforts by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing colleagues from Higashi-Fuji and Cologne to continually enhance its hybrid-electric technology, which won this weekend's race using 35% less fuel than in 2012, when it returned to endurance racing.

    The two TS050 HYBRIDs were evenly matched throughout the 5,286km and swapped places several times during a race which featured its share of drama for the leaders.

    Two stop-go penalties for the #8 car, compared to one for the sister car, required an impressive night time stint from Fernando to come back into contention on a day when all drivers performed exceptionally in a high-pressure environment.

    A late fuel issue dropped the #7 car off the lead lap so Kazuki took the chequered flag for the #8 with a lead of two laps. The #3 Rebellion finished third, 12 laps behind.

    After a nine-week break, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing will return to action on 17-19 August with the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the third round of the 2018-19 WEC season.

    Akio Toyoda, President, Toyota Motor Corporation
    "Thank you for driving all out!" Please let me direct these words to our drivers, who drove our cars for the longest distance at Le Mans, finally in our 20th challenge. At the same time, I would like to say the same to our cars, completing 388 laps, approximately 5,300 km.

    And "thank you very much for letting us and our drivers drive all out!" I want to say this to all fans who have supported us for a long time, our partners and suppliers who have battled together with us, and all the team members and the people related to our team. I want to express my sincere appreciation to all.

    Hisatake Murata (Team President)
    "I am so proud of everyone in the team for this result. It has been our dream to win Le Mans and finally we have achieved it. Thank you so much to everyone for their incredible hard work, team spirit and never-give-up attitude. To win Le Mans for TOYOTA after so many frustrations and disappointments is a truly magical moment."

    Mike Conway (TS050 HYBRID #7)
    "It was an intense, close fight for a long time; we were all nervous watching on TV. We were all out there to do the best we can without taking big risks. It's been a long race, lots of things changing. It shows that TOYOTA can build two strong cars and we can race hard. Congratulations to car #8, they had a great week and a great race. Our car fell short but it's a great team result."

    Kamui Kobayashi (TS050 HYBRID #7)
    "Congratulations to the car #8 crew and the whole team. TOYOTA made a great job to finish the race without any mechanical troubles; just amazing. We wanted to win of course but car #8 was really strong. This is endurance racing so we tried to be safe and to manage the car. In the end both cars finished well. To be second and part of a winning TOYOTA team makes me very happy."

    Jose Maria Lopez (TS050 HYBRID #7)
    "I want to congratulate car #8 and the whole team. I am really proud of my #7 team, and Kamui and Mike; we gave it our all. We are here as six drivers but there are so many people behind us, working so hard. This is a big achievement for TOYOTA and that was the main target this week. We had a fair fight between the cars but to be able to bring the trophy back to TOYOTA is fantastic."

    Sebastien Buemi (TS050 HYBRID #8)
    "This is definitely the biggest win of my career. I struggle to realise it right now because in the last few laps I couldn't forget 2016. To finally see the car crossing the line was really special. All the preparation that goes into this day from everyone in the team, when you finally win it, it is something really big so I will enjoy this. Congratulations as well to car #7 who did an amazing job as well."

    Kazuki Nakajima (TS050 HYBRID #8)
    "It's great to be here finally; it has been a long time. I am almost speechless. I had great team-mates and TOYOTA gave us a very strong car. We finished the race without any issue on both cars so I feel we all deserved to win the race. To win this race has been a big dream for all of TOYOTA since 1985. There have been many people involved in this project so I am proud to be here to represent all that effort."

    Fernando Alonso (TS050 HYBRID #8)
    "It has been amazing. We know how important and iconic Le Mans is in the world of motorsport and as a team we achieved an amazing result. Every moment was a reminder of how tough and long this race is, anything can happen so we tried to execute our race and stay calm. Happily everything worked well. The race was hard because the two cars were very close, within one minute after 23 hours, so it was tough competitive but fair and very sporting. We wanted a one-two and we achieved that so I am very happy."

    1st - #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing - 388 laps
    2nd - #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing - +2 laps
    3rd - #3 Rebellion Racing (Laurent / Beche / Menezes) - +12 laps
    4th - #1 Rebellion Racing (Lotterer / Jani / Senna) - +13 laps
    5th - #26 G-Drive Racing (Rusinov / Vergne / Pizzitola) - +19 laps
    6th - #36 Signatech Alpine (Lapierre / Negrao / Thiriet) - +21 laps

    About Toyota

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014. Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937. Today, Toyota proudly employs 370,000 employees in communities around the world. Together, they build around 10 million vehicles per year in 29 countries, from mainstream cars and premium vehicles to mini-vehicles and commercial trucks, and sell them in more than 170 countries under the brands Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino. 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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    2016 marked Voltage Inc.'s third year at Anime Expo. Voltage Inc. fans marvel at our booth.
    Long lines formed to purchase official merchandise.
    President Yuzi Tsutani and Vice President Nanako Higashi interviewed by local press.
    TOKYO, Jun 18, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Voltage Inc. will be collaborating with the Anime Expo Butler Cafe and selling original merchandise at Anime Expo 2018 in Los Angeles, California from Thursday 7/05 until Sunday 7/08. Anime Expo is one of North America's largest anime conventions. This year we will be hosting a Butler Cafe and selling exclusive merchandise through retailer Purple Plum Inc. along with other retailers.

    In the company's fourth year at Anime Expo, Voltage Inc. will be collaborating with Anime Expo's Butler Cafe. At the cafe, enjoy an incredible show performed by handsome butlers while you and friends snack on light refreshments. This collaboration will feature the much-talked-about "kabe-don" experience, just like in Voltage Inc.'s stories. Attendees will also be able to try out Voltage Inc.'s latest VR game, Wedding VR. The Butler Cafe is a 90-minute experience with four shows a day. For more details, please see official website.

    Voltage Inc. will also be selling original merchandise made especially for Anime Expo at select vendors and inside the Butler Cafe itself. Items will include wall scrolls, key chains, and much more. Eight types of merchandise will be made available. Our latest title, Kings of Paradise, will also be featured.

    Furthermore, on July 6th, Voltage Inc. will be holding its first-ever fan meetup which will be led by the company's localization producer. New videos showcasing the world of Love 365: Find Your Story and Samurai Love Ballad: PARTY will be shown, along with teasers for upcoming titles.

    Voltage Inc. will continue to deliver romance to people around the world through its apps.

    Anime Expo 2018 Original Merchandise Information Site: http://koi-game.voltage.co.jp/event/ax2018/

    Butler Cafe Collaboration
    At the Anime Expo Butler Cafe, enjoy performances and play games with the gorgeous butlers there to wait on you. Share light refreshments with friends as you live out your otome romance fantasies with the much-talked-about "kabe-don" experience and Wedding VR. The popular character, Sakuya from Samurai Love Ballad, will also be there for photos and offering guests the "kabe-don" experience.

    -- Butler Cafe: (All Ages) $25 USD, 7/5 - 7/8: 11:00 AM / 1:30 PM
    -- Butler Cafe: Dark Romance (18+) $30 USD
    -- Pre-Show Night (7/4): 10:00 PM, 7/5 - 7/7: 7:00 PM / 9:30 PM

    For more details, see official page: http://www.anime-expo.org/activity/butler-cafe/

    Column Wrap
    In the lobby of the convention center, we will be posting a large-scale column wrap which guests will be able to take photos with.

    Original Merchandise Lineup
    - Pin Badges (12 designs), Size: 7.62 cm, Price: $5.00 USD
    - Large Wall Scroll (2 designs), Size: 70 x 190 cm, Price: $40.00 USD
    - Medium Wall Scroll (2 total), Size: 60 x 90 cm, Price: $25.00 USD
    - Acrylic Keychains (10 designs), Size: about 7.62 cm, Price: $10.00 USD
    - Die-cut stickers (9 designs), Price: $4.00 USD
    - Canvas tote bag (2 designs), Price: $30.00 USD
    - T-shirts (4 designs), Price: $30.00 USD
    - Canvas Art (4 designs), Size: 20" x 20", Price: $100.00 USD

    Titles featured in merchandise
    - Irresistible Mistakes
    - Kings of Paradise
    - Kissed by the Baddest Bidder
    - Samurai Love Ballad: PARTY
    - Star-Crossed Myth
    - Scandal in the Spotlight
    - Rose in the Embers

    Fan Meetup
    On July 6th, Voltage Inc.'s localization producer will be hosting a panel to discuss Love 365: Find Your Story and Samurai Love Ballad: PARTY. See brand new movies, hear about future releases, and participate in a live Q&A session!
    Date: July 6th (Fri.) 5:00PM - 6:00PM
    Location: Live Programming/404 AB room

    Event Overview
    ANIME EXPO 2018
    Sponsored by: Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA)
    Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
    Vendor locations: Within Butler Cafe, Purple Plum #3025, 3026, 3027, 3029, 3127 and more.
    Dates: 7/5/2018 (Th.) - 7/8/2018 (Sun.)
    Estimated Attendance: 140,000+

    Past Event
    2016 marked Voltage Inc.'s third year at Anime Expo, where over 2000 attendees got a chance to dive into the Samurai-themed world of into the world of "Era of Samurai :Code of Love".

    What's a Drama App?
    Drama Apps are story-based apps for mobile devices. From romance to suspense, users can be the protagonist of their own stories in a new form of entertainment which is neither a game nor a comic.

    Romance Apps are apps that allow users to choose the guy they like best and enjoy a love story with him. Over 100 titles are currently available for download through the App Store and Google Play.

    Voltage's Romance Apps have been played by more than 60 million people worldwide (as of 11/30/2017). This number reflects the total number of people who downloaded our apps from the App Store or Google Play, on Japanese cell phone carrier plans, and on a variety of social gaming platforms.

    Voltage Inc. debuted their English language romance apps to an international audience in 2011, and set up an overseas subsidiary in the U.S.

    Full press release can be viewed at: http://www.acnnewswire.com/clientreports/598/AnimeExpo.pdf

    Company Info:
    Voltage Inc. (Est 9/1999)
    President: Yuzi Tsutani
    Tel: +81-3-5475-8149 / Fax: +81-3-5475-8142
    Homepage; http://www.voltage.co.jp / Email: press@voltage.co.jp
    Address: Tokyo, Shibuya ward, Ebisu 4-20-3 Ebisu Garden Place Tower, 28th floor
    Voltage Original Merchandise Official Page: http://koi-game.voltage.co.jp/event/ax2018


     
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    - Collaboration with Japanese governmental research institute and University of Tokyo -

    TOKYO, Jun 18, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has successfully developed population flow statistics for analyzing population mobility based on operational data from the company's nationwide mobile network in Japan. The achievement is the result of research that DOCOMO conducted jointly with the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), a research arm of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the University of Tokyo's Center for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) between July 2014 and September 2017.

    A statistically reliable dataset was produced by combining the NILIM's knowledge of urban-traffic research and planning, the University of Tokyo's academic expertise in big-data utilization, and DOCOMO's highly advanced mobile communications and statistical processing technologies. The resulting population flow statistics offer the potential for use in diverse applications, including travel surveys such as Person Trip surveys.

    The research results have been released publicly in NILIM reports, and the NILIM reported the results at a session on June 11.

    The research involved the statistical processing of operational data on mobile phones moving from one base station to another in DOCOMO's nationwide mobile network. The statistics were generated through a three-step process consisting of anonymization, estimation, and disclosure limitation. The resulting big data was then used to analyze how people moved about on a constant 24/7 basis throughout Japan. From this dataset, it became possible to estimate population flows in given areas, as well as specific routes, distances and speeds traveled. The data also made it possible to identify transportation modes, such as air, high-speed rail (for bullet trains) and road (expressway) transport.

    Going forward, DOCOMO expects the statistics to be used by various agencies and companies for highly effective and precise planning. For example, population flow statistics broken down by specific days, weeks, months and years will support the planning of efficient traffic networks, both urban and rural. Also, data on the number of people traveling between specific regions, including by age group and means of transportation, will facilitate the planning of networks tailored to Japan's aging society and expected spikes in tourism. In addition, the data could be used to plan appropriate increases in trains, buses and taxis to popular tourist spots and to help revitalize areas by devising more effective traffic signage.

    The population flow statistics could also play an invaluable role in planning for the expected increase in visitors to Tokyo in 2020. The data could be used to plan the efficient operation of rail and roadway networks during rush hours to accommodate both tourists and commuters, the operation of transport to/from sporting facilities and the development of necessary commercial facilities in and around event areas.

    In the future, DOCOMO will continue developing systems to generate useful mobile big data for practical applications that benefit society.

    About NTT DOCOMO

    NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 65 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.

    Contact:
    NTT DOCOMO International PR Public Relations Department Tel: +81-3-5156-1366 Fax: +81-3-5501-3408 URL: www.nttdocomo.com Contact: https://nes.nttdocomo.co.jp/PINQ01/showinquiry.do

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    HONG KONG, Jun 20, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Thailand has rich history as one of the world's most prominent centers for gems and jewelry. The country has abundant kinds of minerals and gemstones especially ruby and sapphire. Its skilled craftsmanship, unique designs had merged with modern technology to produce jewelry competitive in international markets.

    Today, Thailand has developed into a large-scale and export-oriented commerce center. In year 2017, Thai gems and jewelry exports had grew by 2.25% for the first time in 3 years, making positive progress despite recent sluggish economy worldwide, generating around USD 13 billion of income, which is 5.4% of the kingdom's total export.

    In the first four month in year 2018, Hong Kong had imported a total value of USD145.7 Millions precious jewelry from Thailand, including jewelry of precious metal (22.87%), Ruby, Sapphire & Emeralds (18.83%), Diamonds (15.52%), Silver jewelry (12.59%) and Semi-precious Stone (8.04%), etc.

    THE RECORD BREAKING SUCCESS OF 61 EDITION BGJF IN FEBRUARY 2018

    Organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Thai Government, the 61 edition BGJF had attracted visitors from 113 countries over five days period with top five visiting nations from India, Myanmar, China, USA and Russia respectively.

    There were a total of 853 exhibitors participate occupying 2,003 booths. Major exhibiting countries are around the globe besides local exhibitors, diverse as Hong Kong, Poland, Turkey, Japan, Singapore, India, Korea, Israel, Indonesia and Canada, etc.

    The 61st edition had generated a trade value at USD 63 million comprising of USD 19 million immediate sales and another USD 44 million's worth of orders in one year. This remarkable value had shown a 2.5% increase in compare to previous edition.

    THE ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT CONTINUING THE GOAL OF MAKING THAILAND "THE WORLD'S GEMS AND JEWELRY PRODUCTION AND TRADING HUB" AT THE 62 EDITION BGJF IN SEPTEMBER 2018

    To continue the legend of success at past editions, the Organizer (DITP) will carry on the existing show elements along with innovative ideas to collaborate with "Thailand 4.0" and "Creative Economy" initiatives at The 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair 2018, which will be held during 7-11 September 2018, at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Some key highlight of Special Zones and activities include: New Faces (showcasing products from over 120 SMEs worldwide), Innovation and Design Zone (displaying innovative techniques and products to inspire jewelry segment), Niche Showcase (featuring the latest trends for niche markets, in particular on five main areas, such as: Heritage & Craftsmanship, Beyond Jewelry, The Moment, Spiritual Power and Metro Men. On top of that, our Fashion Show each year will present the exquisite collections crafted with authentic Thai touches. For further details, please visit www.bkkgems.com

    THAI TRADE CENTER HK WELCOMES HK & MACAU BUYERS AS TRADE MISSION

    TTCHK, also known as the Office of Thai Trade Commissioner (Royal Thai Consulate General - Commercial Section) in Hong Kong is here to serve entrepreneurs in Hong Kong and Macau regions, aiming to enhance business opportunities and create win-win situation for all parties. We are one of the 62 branches worldwide, under the Department of International Promotion (DITP, The Organizer of BGJF), Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Thai Government.

    In order to value each chance to meet with potential traders, TTCHK will be faciliting our TRADE MISSION (TM) via two platforms for the 62 edition BGJF in September 2018, offering exclusive benefits to registered Trade Mission members with complimentary lunch coupons, express registration TM counter and buyer's directory, etc.

    (1) Come join us at Booth 3B134 (Hall 3B), during Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair during 21 - 24 June 2018 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
    (2) Contact TTCHK via (Tel) + 852 2525 9716, (E) thaicomm@netvigator.com or follow our latest updates at our FACEBOOK PAGE: Thai Trade Center Hong Kong

    Deadline of TM registration will be on 27th August 2018

    We as the Organizer, shall evaluate from our previous experiences and carry BGJF onto the next level that can further fulfill international standards, allowing jewelry industry from worldwide to shine through this international stage.

    Event
    The 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (The 62nd BGJF)

    Venue
    IMPACT Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand (www.impact.go.th)

    Fair Dates & Opening Hours

    Trade Days: 7-9 Sep 18 10:00am - 6:00pm
    Public Days:
    10 Sep 18 10:00am - 6:30pm
    11 Sep 18 10:00am-17:00pm

    For visiting and media enquiries, please contact:
    Thai Trade Center Hong Kong
    Address: 8 Cotton Tree Drive, 8th Floor Fairmont House, Central , HK
    Tel: +852 2525 9716
    Fax: +852 2868 4927
    Email: thaicomm@netvigator.com

    For more information, visit www.thaitrade.com / www.bkkgems.com
    Follow our updates at FACEBOOK: Thai Trade Center Hong Kong or
    Download our mobile apps via Google Play Store: ThaiTrade.COM



     
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    COLMINA Overview
    COLMINA Ready Program Certification Flow
    Accelerating manufacturing industry's digital transformation with rapid deployment of IoT systems

    TOKYO, Jun 20, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the establishment of the COLMINA Ready Program, a certification regime for Fujitsu Manufacturing Industry Solution COLMINA, a "digital place" connecting an array of manufacturing information, from design to production to maintenance, within the manufacturing industry. The program has begun full-scale operation in June. The COLMINA Ready Program is a scheme to certify that edge products, including various devices and sensors, gateways, and software deployed to manufacturing facility IoT systems, have been verified as compatible, or not, with COLMINA. By combining products certified as compatible under this program with COLMINA, customers can create high quality IoT systems within a short time frame, as they will be able to quickly build systems that collect manufacturing and operating data from production facilities. Going forward, Fujitsu will continue to further strengthen its collaboration with partners in order to develop new services using IoT data and business application data through the operation of this program.

    Background

    There has been an increasing trend toward the use of digital technology, particularly IoT, in creating innovation and enhancing competitiveness in the manufacturing industry. By offering COLMINA, Fujitsu has created a place where a great variety of manufacturing information can be connected, supporting the construction of IoT systems that link data from production facilities with business application data to provide features such as failure detection and visualization of production status. At the same time, it is necessary to collect data from a variety of equipment and devices in order to use actual production facility information, and the time and effort required for the development and testing of such systems had become an issue.

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    COLMINA Overview

    Program Summary

    The COLMINA Ready Program checks the ability of edge products for IoT systems in manufacturing facilities, including sensors, gateways, and software, to connect to COLMINA, and certifies that verification has been done. Fujitsu uses a specially prepared testing environment and COLMINA specification documents for the verification, connecting the product being tested with COLMINA and evaluating the data. With the support of Fujitsu technicians in completing a series of tasks, the verification process can be finished in a few weeks to a month, after which the certification information will be posted on a website.

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    COLMINA Ready Program Certification Flow

    Program Benefits for Customers

    By combining certified products with COLMINA, customers are able to create high quality IoT systems, quickly building systems to collect manufacturing and equipment operational information from production facilities while limiting the amount of time and effort spent on development and testing.

    Future Plans

    Fujitsu will expand the number of certified products through this system, with a target of certifying a total of 200 product lines by the end of fiscal 2020. In addition, using COLMINA, Fujitsu will create new services using business data and data collected from production facilities, and further enhance its collaboration with various partners.

    Comment from Schneider Electric Japan Holdings Ltd.

    As part of our Pro-face brand of programmable controller displays (human machine interfaces referred to as HMIs), we aim to make HMIs as well as their BLUE runtime software capable of serving as an operational display for automated equipment and devices. At the same time, we aim to enable the software to safely and easily collect operational technology (OT) information and convey it to a cloud server as an edge terminal. By participating in Fujitsu's COLMINA Ready Program, we expect that it will now be possible to collect the diverse information obtained through BLUE, with communication drivers to over 800 types of manufacturing facilities, both in Japan and elsewhere, and utilize it in Fujitsu's abundant visualization solutions using HMI.

    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: +81-3-3215-5259 URL: www.fujitsu.com/global/news/contacts/

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    - "2018 Technology Award" for 1,000kW and 450kW High-efficiency Cogeneration Systems -

    TOKYO, Jun 20, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received two Technology Awards of the "2018 Technology Grand Prize and Award" from the Japan Gas Association (JGA). The awards were given, respectively, for development of the GS16R2, a 1,000kW high-efficiency gas engine cogeneration system, and the SGP M450, a 450kW high-efficiency gas cogeneration system. Both awards hailed the newly developed systems for their efficient energy usage and outstanding economic merits. An awards ceremony was held in Tokyo on June 14. For MHIET, this was the first receipt of JGA awards, and the third win including the period when products of these kinds were still produced by MHI.

    The GS16R2, which was developed in collaboration with Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd., was launched into the market in 2013. Targeted at a broad cogeneration market--from large-scale business facilities to small/medium-scale industrial applications--the GS16R2 features optimized combustion and an advanced control system that together enable the achievement of generating efficiency as high as 42.3%. Meanwhile, by keeping engine speed to a low 1,000 revolutions per minute (rpm), the parts replacement cycle has been reduced, resulting in a near 30% reduction in maintenance costs compared to earlier systems. In addition, heat recovery efficiency has been improved, giving the GS16R2 an overall efficiency rating of 78.5%. As a result, running costs have been significantly reduced.

    The SGP M450, jointly developed with Toho Gas Co., Ltd., has been on the market since 2015. Through optimized combustion and the adoption of a water-cooled turbocharger and high-efficiency generator, the SGP M450 realizes superlative output and 42.0% generating efficiency--among the world's highest ratings in a 400kW-class system. Here also, enhanced heat recovery efficiency enables the achievement of overall efficiency of 81.5%. In addition, a more compact configuration results in a substantial reduction in installation space. The SGP M450 is increasingly being adopted in hospitals, commercial facilities, office buildings, factories, etc., in tandem with initiatives to meet BCP (Business Continuity Planning) needs.

    JGA awards are presented annually in recognition of epoch-making technologies of outstanding originality and advancements that have made remarkable contributions to the development of gas-related operations. In 2018, two Grand Prizes and nine Technology Awards were awarded.

    Inspired by receipt of two 2018 JGA awards, MHIET will continue devoting its resources to the development of high-performance, high-efficiency engines as its way of contributing to economic development and more comfortable lifestyles the world over.

    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 type of highly malignant brain tumour contains a large number of cells involved in the formation of new blood vessels, helping it proliferate and spread. (Copyright: Juan Gaertner via 123rf)
    Targeting cells involved in blood vessel formation could prevent the growth of the most common type of brain tumour.

    Selangor, Malaysia, Jun 20, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - A type of highly malignant brain tumour contains a large number of cells involved in the formation of new blood vessels, helping it proliferate and spread. Targeting these cells could hinder tumour growth, according to new research published in the Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology.

    Astrocytomas are tumours that can be found in the brain and spinal cord and originate from a type of cell, called an astrocyte, whose main function is to insulate and to provide structure for nerve fibres. They are the most common type of tumour that originates in the brain. There are four grades of astrocytomas, ranging from least to most aggressive. Grade IV astrocytomas are highly invasive and are almost always fatal. Lower grade astrocytomas are typically found in younger people while higher grade tumours are more often found in older adults.

    Astrocytomas depend on new blood vessel formation to grow and spread. Researchers in Malaysia wanted to know how the numbers of 'endothelial progenitor cells' (EPCs), which play a role in new vessel formation, changed with increasing grades of astrocytoma. EPCs represent a variety of cell types that circulate in the blood and adhere to the inner linings of blood vessels.

    The team of scientists examined brain tissue from 22 astrocytoma patients at the Hospital of University Sains Malaysia. They found that the numbers of endothelial progenitor cells were higher in the tumours than they were in surrounding healthy tissue. They also found that the numbers of these cells inside tumour tissue increased with age and higher tumour grade.

    Previous research has shown that patients with grades III and IV astrocytomas who underwent radiotherapy or chemotherapy demonstrated a reduction in the numbers of circulating EPCs. People with grades III and IV astocytomas who didn't undergo treatment had higher numbers of circulating EPCs than healthy people.

    Other studies have also shown that significantly reducing EPCs led to impaired and delayed growth in tumours followed by a reduction in the numbers of blood vessels feeding them.

    The researchers conclude that their findings suggest that drugs targeting new blood vessel formation given in appropriate doses according to age and tumour grade could prevent astrocytoma growth.

    For more information, contact
    Priscilla Das
    School of Medical Sciences,
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
    Email: daspriscilla@yahoo.com; pd12_psk038@student.usm.my

    About Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology (JST)
    Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology (JST) is published by Universiti Putra Malaysia in English and is open to authors around the world regardless of nationality. Currently, it is published twice a year in January and July. Other Pertanika series include Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS), and Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH). Website: http://www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/

    Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology aims to provide a forum for high quality research related to science and engineering research. Areas relevant to the scope of the journal include: bioinformatics, bioscience, biotechnology and bio-molecular sciences, chemistry, computer science, ecology, engineering, engineering design, environmental control and management, mathematics and statistics, medicine and health sciences, nanotechnology, physics, safety and emergency management, and related fields of study.

    Research paper: https://bit.ly/2trEA3N

    For more information about the journal, contact:
    The Chief Executive Editor (UPM Journals)
    Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (R&I)
    IDEA Tower 2, UPM-MDTC Technology Centre
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
    43400 Serdang, Selangor
    Malaysia.
    Phone: +603 8947 1622 | +6016 217 4050
    Email: nayan@upm.my

    Distributed for Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology by ResearchSEA.

     
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    Iveco Defence Vehicles will provide its 8x8 amphibious armored platform design, core components and services under a contract arrangement worth up to $400 million US Dollars for the first four years, to support BAE Systems in the frame of their contract with the US Marine Corps.

    LONDON, Jun 20, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - In the frame of the contract awarded by the US Marine Corps to BAE Systems' team for the manufacture of the next generation of Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) subsidiary Iveco Defence Vehicles will provide its 8x8 amphibious armored platform design, core components and services.

    "This award represents a milestone in the transformation of Iveco Defence Vehicles into a global player", said Vincenzo Giannelli, President and CEO of Iveco Defence Vehicles. "Through our partnership with BAE Systems on this program, our know-how and technical excellence have been recognized and are placed at the service of the US Marine Corps. We now have the privilege of contributing to building the future of its amphibious combat vehicles".

    The initial award by the US Marine Corps is for 30 vehicles, with options for a total of 204 vehicles.

    The ACV is an advanced 8x8 open ocean-capable vehicle that is equipped with a new six-cylinder, 700hp engine, which provides a significant power increase over the current Assault Amphibious Vehicle. The vehicle delivers best-in-class mobility in all terrain and has a suspended interior seat structure for 13 embarked Marines, blast-mitigating positions for a crew of three, and improved survivability and force protection over currently fielded systems. The team has conducted extensive risk mitigation testing and evaluation for water operations, land mobility and survivability that have proven the solution's capabilities.

    Iveco Defence Vehicles and BAE Systems teamed together in the very early phases of this program to offer a superior solution to the US Marines for their ACV requirement. As a result of this successful teaming relationship, the first 16 prototypes were delivered to the Marine Corps in 2017. Over the past 15 months, the companies supported the US Marine Corps' Developmental Testing and Operational Assessment of these vehicles whose performance achieved superlative results for water operations, land operations, carry/payload, and protection.

    As a leading provider of protected and integrated mobility solutions to military and civil protection customers, Iveco Defence Vehicles brings proven experience, having designed and built more than 30,000 multi-purpose, protected and armored military vehicles in service today.

    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com

    Sign up for corporate news alerts from the CNH Industrial Newsroom: bit.ly/media-cnhindustrial-subscribe

    Media contact:
    Laura Overall
    Corporate Communications Manager
    CNH Industrial
    Tel. +44 (0)2077 660 338
    E-mail: mediarelations@cnhind.com
    www.cnhindustrial.com

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    The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
    Source: CNH Industrial N.V. via Globenewswire

     
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    - Accelerating new business development with cutting-edge technologies -

    TOKYO, Jun 20, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the establishment of NEC X, Inc. in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, in order to capitalize on the region's startup ecosystem and accelerate the development of new business based on the strengths of NEC's Central Research Laboratories technologies. Osamu Fujikawa, senior vice president with NEC and head of the company's Business Innovation Unit, is slated to become the CEO of NEC X as it begins operations in July 2018.

    NEC X will leverage the ecosystem of NEC's talent and technologies in order to promote commercialization through open innovation. The new company will cultivate competitive technologies and human resources that possess an entrepreneurial spirit and make important contributions to NEC's creation of new social value.

    NEC has a wide range of original and world leading technologies that have sprung from the company's global research centers. Until now, these have primarily been used for product development and commercialization within the company.

    NEC X will encourage the participation of startups and venture capital firms endowed with the innovative business ideas of Silicon Valley, as well as receive support in the creation of new business from accelerator companies, while joining an ecosystem of new business development. These initiatives will result in the creation of an "outbound style" of business that actively provides state-of-the-art technology and new business ideas.

    As one of the new company's first initiatives, NEC X will begin implementing the "NEC Accelerator Program" in July 2018 in order to launch the first startups in early 2019. This program is being created and promoted together with Singularity University(1), a leading provider of incubator and accelerator programs in Silicon Valley.

    "We are delighted to hear that NEC is increasing their investment in the United States," said William Hagerty, U.S. Ambassador to Japan. "They, like so many other companies, have recognized that the U.S. market presents unparalleled opportunities for business development, and that now is the best time ever to expand their corporate footprint in America. We wish NEC every success with its latest venture."

    "We established Singularity University to educate individuals and organizations about exponential thinking and technologies, to empower visionary leaders with an abundant mindset and to build strong communities," said Rob Nail, CEO and Associate Founder, Singularity University. "NEC X will catapult NEC forward to serve partners and customers in ways previously unimaginable. Singularity University is humbled and thankful to NEC for their partnership."

    "NEC is now accelerating the monetization of its competitive technologies by creating diverse alliances as part of the 'strengthening of business development capabilities' in the 'restructuring of execution capabilities' that are outlined in the Mid-term Management Plan 2020(2) that NEC announced in January 2018," said Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation. "The establishment of NEC X is an important advancement in this process, following the founding of dotData, Inc.(3) earlier this year."

    For more information on NEC X, please see the following link:
    http://nec-x.com/

    (1) Singularity University
    https://su.org/
    (2) NEC establishes "Mid-term Management Plan 2020"
    https://www.nec.com/en/press/201801/global_20180130_02.html
    (3) Disrupting data science with artificial intelligence NEC establishes a startup in Silicon Valley for automating data analytics
    https://www.nec.com/en/press/201804/global_20180426_01.html

    About NEC Corporation

    NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

    Based on its Mid-term Management Plan 2015, the NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html.

    Contact:
    NEC Seiichiro Toda s-toda@cj.jp.nec.com +81-3-3798-6511

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    - Invests in ookami, inc. through NTT DOCOMO Ventures -

    TOKYO, Jun 20, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has launched "Amateur Sports Site Powered by Player!" within its dmenu "Sports" portal to provide scores and news on amateur sports fixtures, expanding mobile access by DOCOMO customers to an unrivaled range of sports entertainment. DOCOMO also announced today that it invested in sports entertainment developer ookami, inc. on June 4 through its wholly owned subsidiary, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, to strengthen sporting content offerings and partnership opportunities.

    The collaborative undertaking, "Amateur Sports Site Powered by Player!", provides results, news and schedules for amateur sports leagues such as the soccer Takamado Cup, Tokyo Big6 Baseball League, Kanto university rugby and Kanto university baseball.

    DOCOMO's dmenu "Sports" smartphone portal already covers 18 genres of sport, including pro baseball, J.League soccer, international soccer, tennis, golf and more.

    ookami's "Player!" live-game sports service is especially popular among millennial fans seeking live game scores and updates as well as the enjoyment of communicating with other viewers in real time.

    Going forward, DOCOMO will continue strengthening its offerings in both amateur and professional sports to provide customers with maximum access to sports media, including by exploring additional opportunities for collaborations with ookami that will contribute to Japan's expanding sports culture in the lead-up to 2020.

    About NTT DOCOMO Ventures

    NTT DOCOMO Ventures, the NTT Group's corporate venture capital firm, aims to accelerate innovation for creation of new services, disruptive technologies and innovative processes serving as a primary channel for startup companies and venture communities on behalf of the NTT Group, Japan's leading ICT service provider. We proactively enhance cooperation with exceptional entrepreneurs on a worldwide scale by providing capital from our corporate venture funds and vast business development opportunities with the NTT Group companies.

    About NTT DOCOMO

    NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 65 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.

    Contact:
    NTT DOCOMO International PR Public Relations Department Tel: +81-3-5156-1366 Fax: +81-3-5501-3408 URL: www.nttdocomo.com Contact: https://nes.nttdocomo.co.jp/PINQ01/showinquiry.do

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