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    At 43rd Annual Meeting of The Japan Society of Sleep Research

    At "Drug Discovery Research For Sleep Medicine" Symposium

    TOKYO, Jul 2, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. today announced that the latest data from a Phase III clinical study (SUNRISE 1) on its investigational sleep-wake regulation agent lemborexant (development code: E2006), will be presented in an oral presentation at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Sleep Research being held from July 11 to 13 in Sapporo, Japan. This presentation will be given at the symposium "Drug Discovery Research for Sleep Medicine".

    The symposium will report on the latest data on lemborexant from non-clinical research and clinical studies relating to insomnia, including the results of SUNRISE 1. In addition to SUNRISE 1 in which the primary and key secondary objectives were achieved, non-clinical research data from the course of discovery of lemborexant, including medicinal chemistry and pharmacology, will also be highlighted at the symposium.

    With a robust polysomnography (PSG) data set, SUNRISE 1 was a Phase III clinical study of the efficacy and safety of lemborexant versus placebo and an active comparator (zolpidem tartrate extended release, "zolpidem ER") in approximately 1,000 patients 55 years and older with insomnia disorder. The study evaluated change from baseline for both sleep onset (primary objective) and sleep maintenance variables (secondary objectives), including the time spent awake in the second half of the night, which is a common complaint, especially in older patients. The study used objective PSG to determine if 5 mg and 10 mg reduced time to sleep onset and prolonged sleep maintenance compared to zolpidem ER 6.25 mg and to placebo. In this study, lemborexant had rates of discontinuation due to adverse events (AEs) comparable to placebo, with the most common AEs in the lemborexant arms being headache and somnolence.

    Discovered by Eisai, lemborexant is being jointly developed by Eisai and Purdue Pharma L.P.

    Lemborexant appears to impact an underlying reason for a patient's inability to sleep and wake well. Lemborexant acts on the orexin neurotransmitter system and is believed to regulate sleep and wake by dampening wakefulness without impeding the ability to awaken to external stimuli.

    Through research and development on lemborexant, Eisai and Purdue are striving to bring to patients with sleep-wake disorders a new treatment option for sleep-wake regulation that improves their ability to fall asleep and stay asleep, without impairing them the next morning.

    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-(0)3-3817-5120

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    Dr. Kim Ann Mink
    KINGSPORT, Tenn., Jul 2, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The Board of Directors of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has elected Kim Ann Mink as a director. Dr. Mink is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Innophos Holdings, Inc., a leading international producer of performance-critical and nutritional functional ingredients, with applications in food, health and industrial specialties markets.

    "We are pleased to welcome Kim Ann to Eastman's Board of Directors. Having spent the majority of her career in specialty materials, Kim Ann brings invaluable experience and technical expertise to Eastman," said Mark Costa, Board Chair and CEO. "Her proven leadership and deep understanding of key end markets will enhance our Board's continued direction of our innovation-driven growth strategy as an outperforming specialty company."

    Dr. Mink, 58, joined Innophos in 2015 from the Dow Chemical Company where she served most recently as business president of Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications. Prior to joining Dow Chemical in 2009, she had previously served for more than 20 years at the Rohm and Haas Company (which was acquired by Dow Chemical) where she held roles of increasing responsibility, including corporate vice president and general manager for the Ion Exchange Resins business.

    Dr. Mink received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Hamilton College and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Duke University. She is a graduate of the Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

    Contacts:
    Media: Kristin Parker
    423-229-2526 / kristin@eastman.com

    Investors: Greg Riddle
    212-835-1620 / griddle@eastman.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: Eastman Chemical Company via Globenewswire

     
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    WESTCHESTER, Ill., Jul 2, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, will release its 2018 second-quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2018, before the market opens on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

    Ingredion will conduct a conference call on Thursday, August 2 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time), during which Jim Zallie, president and chief executive officer, and James Gray, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the quarterly results. The conference call and accompanying slide presentation will be webcast live on, www.ingredion.com, in the "Company and Investors" section, under "Investors/Presentations & Webcasts/Presentations." Participants are encouraged to log onto the webcast approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation. A replay of the presentation will also be available on the Company's website.

    ABOUT THE COMPANY
    Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, is a leading global ingredient solutions provider serving customers in more than 120 countries. With annual net sales of nearly $6 billion, the company turns grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. With 27 Ingredion Idea Labs(R) innovation centers around the world and more than 11,000 employees, the Company develops ingredient solutions to meet consumers' evolving needs by making crackers crunchy, yogurt creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger, and adding fiber to nutrition bars. For more information, visit Ingredion.com.

    CONTACT:
    Investors: Heather Kos, 708-551-2592
    Media: Becca Hary, 708-551-2602

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    This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
    The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
    Source: Ingredion Incorporated via Globenewswire

     
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    Oslo, Norway, Jul 3, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Opera Limited, the parent company of Opera Software AS, announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to a proposed initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) representing its common shares. The number of ADSs to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Opera intends to list the ADSs on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "OPRA." China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering.

    The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from:

    China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited, 28th Floor, 350 Park Avenue, New York 10022, via telephone: 1-646-794-8800, or via email: g_prospectus@cicc.com.cn; or

    Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, via telephone: (800) 831-9146, or via email: prospectus@citi.com.

    A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

    About Opera
    Since its founding in 1996, Opera has been a pioneer in shaping the future of the internet. Providing an AI-driven personalized content distribution platform and faster and more innovative web browsers, Opera is the browser of choice for more than 320 million people. Opera, a subsidiary of Opera Limited, is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Follow our news at http://blogs.opera.com/news/.

    Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.


     
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    (from left: Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President, NEC; Dr. PG Madhavan, Chief Acceleration Officer (CXO), NEC X; Motoo Nishihara, Senior Vice President, NEC)
    - Leading the acceleration of startups that leverage breakthrough technologies -

    TOKYO, Jul 3, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation ( TSE: 6701) today announced that Dr. PG Madhavan has been appointed Chief Acceleration Officer (CXO) of NEC X, Inc., an NEC subsidiary based in Santa Clara, California, that capitalizes on the region's startup ecosystem to drive the development of new business. Dr. Madhavan is expected to split his time between Silicon Valley and Tokyo, leading the acceleration of startups that leverage breakthrough innovations from NEC's Central Research Laboratories worldwide.

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    (from left: Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President, NEC; Dr. PG Madhavan, Chief Acceleration Officer (CXO), NEC X; Motoo Nishihara, Senior Vice President, NEC)

    During the NEC X launch event on June 20, 2018 in Tokyo, Dr. Madhavan commented that, "Personally, I see NEC X as a 'crucible' where we add various elements, such as Lab IP, business acumen, accelerator and other key ingredients, to create an 'alloy' that is unique and strong - these are the NEC X startups that we aim to produce."

    After obtaining his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McMaster University, Canada, and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from IIT, Madras, Dr. Madhavan pursued original research in Random Field Theory and Computational Neuroscience as a professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Waterloo University, Canada, among others. His next career in corporate technology saw him assume product leadership roles at Microsoft, Bell Labs, Rockwell Automation and lastly, GE Aviation. Later, PG founded and was CEO at 2 startups (and CTO at 2 others) leading all aspects of startup life.

    Recently, he has made major contributions to Data Science through the creation of "Systems Analytics," a blend of Systems Theory and Machine Learning (book by the same title published in 2016) that provides a pathway to formally incorporate "dynamics" into Machine Learning.

    Dr. Madhavan's academic, corporate technology and startup careers promise to shape his innovation and business creation leadership activities at NEC X.

    "Dr. Madhavan has a distinguished record of blazing new paths in the IT field and helping to guide others towards the realization of their goals," said Osamu Fujikawa, Senior Vice President, NEC. "We are proud to have him leading the acceleration efforts of NEC X, excited about the potential of our startup projects, and look forward to cultivating their contributions to business and society."

    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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    Jose Ballesta, Mayor of Murcia (pictured third from the left) and Hironobu Kurosaki, President of NEC Europe Ltd. (pictured fourth from the left)
    TOKYO, Jul 3, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced that NEC Iberica, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Europe Ltd., and Murcia City, Spain, have signed an agreement to develop an "innovation center" in collaboration with the University of Murcia. Through this agreement, NEC will provide technology and knowledge in order to jointly develop Smart City solutions for multiple areas of the city.

    The innovation center and the solutions tested there will serve as a reference for the Smart Murcia project, which will collect and analyse city information in real time in order to make decisions for the public welfare, improve the city's daily operations, coordinate multiple city services, strengthen safety and improve the quality of life for residents.

    The Murcia City Council will promote the creation of applications using data analysed by the innovation center platform, helping to advance the provision of public services. Moreover, the innovation center will provide free access to its data in order to promote the generation of new proposals for the improvement of city infrastructure, such as public roads, transport, parks and gardens.

    "Since the beginning of the Smart Murcia Smart City project, we have focused on the daily needs of Murcia and the formation of effective partnerships. NEC is an international leader in innovation whose specialized urban solutions will enable us to improve the development of Murcia and its digital transformation," said Jose Ballesta, Mayor of Murcia.

    "With this agreement, we are excited to see Murcia join NEC's Smart City network, which includes communities across the United Kingdom, Japan, Portugal, Spain and more. The objective of this network is to share data that facilitates the implementation of Smart concepts, taking advantage of experience and knowhow," said Hironobu Kurosaki, President, NEC Europe Ltd.

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    Jose Ballesta, Mayor of Murcia (pictured third from the left) and Hironobu Kurosaki, President of NEC Europe Ltd. (pictured fourth from the left)

    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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    - Empirical Research Study Utilizing AI and IoT Technologies Begun through a Public-Private Partnership -

    TOKYO, Jul 3, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental & Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd. (MHIEC) , a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will jointly conduct an empirical research study with the city of Yokohama on introducing AI and IoT technologies in Waste to Energy plants through a public-private partnership. MHIEC will build an operations data network for a Waste to Energy plant linking the plant and the city hall building, and analyze the accumulated data using AI technologies with the aim of achieving more advanced stable operations for Waste to Energy plant.

    1. Expected results and utilization
    This empirical research project will allow the operational status of the Waste to Energy plant to be monitored in real time at the city hall building using IoT technologies. The operational data will be collected as Big Data, allowing for various types of analysis.

    Analyzing this Big Data with AI technologies is expected to provide such functions as failure prediction, more stable operations, and improved power generating capacity. It will also help provide for optimal plant operations, including avoiding problems due to malfunction, and lower maintenance costs.

    2. Subject Waste to Energy plant
    Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau Tsuzuki Incineration Plant (27-1 Hiradai, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama City)

    3. Period
    July 3, 2018 - March 31, 2019 (331 days)

    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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    Conferred "Best Managed Services Provider" at Telecom Asia Awards 2018 and "The Cloud Infrastructure Award" at Asia Communication Awards (ACA) 2018

    HONG KONG, Jul 3, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK:1883), is honored to announce the winning of two awards - "The Cloud Infrastructure Award" at the Asia Communication Awards (ACA) 2018 and "Best Managed Services Provider" at Telecom Asia Awards 2018, which applauds and recognizes the company for its dedication to deliver top-notch cloud infrastructure and best-in-class managed services to its customers.

    The ACA organized by Total Telecom is one of the top class telecom industry awards in Asia. It applauds companies and individuals responsible for the innovations, achievements and outstanding services that are helping to shape the future of telecom industry.

    Judges of ACA especially made a remark about CITIC Telecom CPC's SmartCLOUD(TM), commending that "it is a comprehensive Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platform offering a portfolio of virtualized enterprise-class applications and tools, to empower any organization of any scale, with world-class functionality and agility at breakthrough cost-effectiveness and capability. CITIC Telecom CPC has enjoyed a positive market reception for SmartCLOUD(TM),with strong take-up from customers across various business sectors."

    As one of the global ICT solutions providers and the winner of "The Cloud Infrastructure Award", CITIC Telecom CPC is dedicated to provide a reliable cloud infrastructure with integrated solutions and services for various modes of cloud environment.

    Mr. Jacky Kwok, Chief Commercial Officer of CITIC Telecom CPC said, "CITIC Telecom CPC is very proud to receive these awards, which marks an important milestone for our future journey. These awards belong not only to our 1,000 employees globally but also to our loyal customers. Serving customers internationally has deepened our knowledge and paved our way to develop even more exemplary managed services and cloud portfolios."

    Apart from the Asia Communication Awards, CITIC Telecom CPC also won the Telecom Asia Awards 2018, in the category "Best Managed Services Provider". One judge pointed out that "CITIC Telecom CPC has demonstrated exemplary performance in the managed services market by putting together a compelling end-to-end value proposition."

    CITIC Telecom CPC's full managed services strategy is developed under the company's corporate mission - "Innovation Never Stops." The strategy aims at accelerating its global business growth, including new global data center and cloud service center roll-outs, network coverage expansion, a series of value-added managed services partnership with global technology vendors, launching new cloud and security services, and development of next-generation technologies that capitalize on emerging ICT trends.

    "These positive remarks are true testimonies to our ongoing dedication to maintaining our leading role as a trusted ICT solution partner." Mr Kwok added. Moving forward, one of the key developments is to extend the company's services coverage from Asia Pacific, North America and Western Europe to the Central Asia and Central and Eastern Europe including even more regions along the 'Digital Silk Road'. "We are confident that we will be able to help our customers to stay ahead in this digital transformation era with our excellent solutions and extensive service coverage," Mr. Kwok concluded. The company will continue its effort towards its motto "Innovation Never Stops", striving to continue providing innovative managed ICT solutions with excellent customer care. It will also strengthen its infrastructure to cope with customers' real-world business needs.

    About the awards
    Organized by Total Telecom, Asia Communication Awards 2018 has become the independent mark of excellence for telecoms in Asia and has fostered a platform to reward the innovation and outstanding achievement of the world's most exciting telecoms market.

    Marking its 21st anniversary, the Telecom Asia Awards is the region's longest-running and most prestigious industry award designed especially for the telecoms industry. With the theme of "Getting real with digital", this year's award aims to reward Asia's premiere service providers leading the industry towards new and innovative business models.

    For more information about CITIC Telecom CPC's awards and recognition, visit https://www.citictel-cpc.com/EN/HK/Pages/about-us-accreditation

    About CITIC Telecom CPC
    CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), serves multinational enterprises the world over by addressing their specific ICT requirements with highly scalable tailored solutions built upon the company's flagship technology suites, comprising TrueCONNECT(TM) private network solutions, TrustCSI(TM) information security solutions, DataHOUSE(TM) global unified cloud data center solutions, and SmartCLOUD(TM) cloud computing solutions.

    As one of the first managed service providers in Hong Kong to achieve ISO 9001, 14001, 20000, 27001, and 27017 ICT-related certifications, CITIC Telecom CPC delivers on its superior quality commitment through a broad global footprint encompassing some of the highest growth markets in Asia, Europe and America, with over 140 points of presence, 16+ Cloud service centers, ~30 data centers, and two dedicated 24x7 Security Operations Centers.

    At CITIC Telecom CPC, "Innovation Never Stops".

    For more information please visit www.citictel-cpc.com

    Media Contact:
    Rowena Leung
    (+852) 2170 7536
    Email: rowena.leung@citictel-cpc.com


     
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    Establishing Stable Supply System to Respond to Rapid Market Growth

    TOKYO, Jul 3, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) will further expand the production capacity for high-quality-grade silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors - marketed as 'High-Grade Epi ' (HGE) - following the current expansion work on HGE production facilities. When the current work which is finished in September, HGE production capacity will have increased from 5,000 wafers(1) to 7,000 wafers per month. After the additional expansion work, scheduled for finish in February 2019, capacity will have increased to 9,000 wafers per month.

    Compared with conventional silicon-based semiconductors, SiC-based power semiconductors operate under higher-temperature high-voltage and high-current conditions, while substantially conserving energy. These features enable smaller, lighter and energy-efficient next-gen power control modules which allow dispersion type power sources to utilize new energy sources. Used in power modules for servers in data centers and inverter modules for railcars, SiC-based power semiconductors are also replacing conventional semiconductors in on-board battery chargers and rapid charging stations for EVs, with the rapid expansion of the EV market.

    SDK's SiC epitaxial wafer business is rated by power semiconductor manufacturers for the lowest incidence of crystal defect and the highest wafer homogeneity in the world. In the last two years, SDK started expansion of its HGE production facilities twice, in September 2017 and January 2018( 2). SDK has decided to further expand its HGE production facilities in order to respond to the growing needs of customers for HGE, resulting from rapid growth in the market for SiC-based power semiconductors.

    SDK will continue improving the quality of its SiC epitaxial wafer products and supply them to the rapidly growing SiC power semiconductor market in a timely and stable manner, while securing top-level market share.

    (1) This number is based on a conversion into SiC epitaxial wafers for power devices having withstanding voltage of 1,200 V.
    (2) "SDK to Re-expand Capacity to Produce High-Grade SiC Epitaxial Wafers" - January 23, 2018.

    About Showa Denko K.K.

    Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY), a major manufacturer of chemical products, serves a wide range of fields from heavy industry to electronics and computer industries. The Petrochemicals Sector provides cracker products such as ethylene and propylene, the Chemicals Sector provides industrial, high-performance and high-purity gases and chemicals for semicon and other industries, and the Inorganics Sector provides ceramic products, such as alumina, abrasives, refractory and graphite electrodes and fine carbon products. The Aluminum Sector provides aluminum materials and high-value-added fabricated aluminum, the Electronics Sector provides HD media, compound semiconductors such as ultra high-bright LEDs and rare earth magnetic alloys, and the Advanced Battery Materials Department (ABM) provides lithium-ion battery components. For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp/english/.

    Contact:
    Public Relations Office Phone: 81-3-5470-3235

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    Mark O'Neill
    English Novels Tell Stories about Life and History

    HONG KONG, Jul 3, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The 29th edition of the Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the HKTDC, will be held 18-24 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among the highlights will be the returning English Reading and Creative Writing Seminar Series, which this year represents a collaboration between the HKTDC and an international online bookstore - Book Depository - for the first time.

    Young writers M.A. Bennett from the United Kingdom as well as Sharlene Teo and Balli Kaur Jaswal from Singapore will share with the audience how their life experiences led them to writing careers. Hong Kong based reporter Mark O'Neill and Denise Y. Ho, an Assistant Professor of history at Yale University, will also introduce their new books about Chinese history.

    Balli Kaur Jaswal - The Female Perspective
    Balli Kaur Jaswal, a popular young Singaporean writer of Indian descent, has been exposed to various cultures while growing up, having lived in Japan, Russia, and the Philippines. Her short stories and non-fiction works have been published in many international journals, including the UK's Sunday Express and The New York Times. She was awarded the 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Award for her debut novel 'Inheritance'. Set around the time of Singapore's independence from Malaysia, the novel portrays the changes in society and a family's decline through the story of a female tribe leader's death.

    The author released her third and latest novel, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, last year. Through a touching story about the life of a widow, the book reveals the plight of immigrant communities in the United States and Europe. Her vivid depiction of the protagonist makes for an engaging read and helps bring out the problems in the contemporary lives of women. The novel swiftly received high ratings. Its translation rights have been sold in more than 10 countries including France, Greece, and China, and the book will soon be adapted into a film. At the Book Fair, she will discuss how Indian women inspire characters for novels.

    M.A. Bennett - Campus Thriller Literature
    Born in Manchester in the United Kingdom and raised in the Yorkshire Dales, M.A. Bennett is a young, up-and-coming fiction writer. She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialised in the study of Shakespeare's plays as a historical source. She has been an illustrator, actress and film critic, and has designed concert tour visuals for rock bands including the U2 and the Rolling Stones. At the Book Fair, Ms Bennett will share untold stories about the development of the British social class system.

    M. A. Bennett hit fame with her first novel, S.T.A.G.S, published last year, about life on school campus. The book was inspired by wealthy Yorkshire families' shooting parties that she had seen as a child. The story is set in a boarding school where the female lead and her friends were invited to a weekend party involving hunting, shooting and fishing. However, horrifying events occur one after another. The book reflects contemporary youths' obsession with technology, especially mobile phones, social media and the Internet. The book was nominated for the YA Book Award in 2018. Its film rights have been acquired by 20th Century Fox, with the screenplay being written by renowned screenwriter Peter Craig, author of the screenplay for Hunger Games.

    Sharlene Teo - Inspired by Smog
    Singaporean writer Sharlene Teo published her first novel Ponti this year, which received immediate attention from readers and praise from best-selling British novelist Ian McEwan. She is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing. The book received the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer's Award, which encourages new writers to complete their first piece of work, after beating 855 competitors.

    The book was inspired by the smog that enshrouded Singapore and created a gloomy mood in 2003. A keen observer of life, Sharlene created a story spanning 50 years, from 2003, about the lives of three women - a mother, her daughter and her friend. The novel portrays mother-daughter relationships, friendships, struggles in life, as well as feelings of intimacy and guilt. The storyline jumps between characters and eras, blending in myths and a sense of humour. At the Book Fair, the author will share with the audience how she created the story.

    Mark O'Neill - Jews in China Spotlighted
    Mark O'Neill, who has lived in Hong Kong for nearly 40 years, will take part in the Book Fair once again and host a seminar. Born in London in the UK, Mr O'Neill is a writer, journalist and university lecturer. Having been a correspondent for the South China Morning Post in Shanghai and Beijing for years, he is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin. He has in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture and has always been interested in current affairs in Hong Kong and the Greater China.

    As a researcher of Chinese history, Mr O'Neill has written many books about Chinese history and personalities, such as one about the legendary life of Sir Hurd, the chief of the Customs Taxation Department in the Qing Dynasty, which was launched at last year's Book Fair. This year, he will bring his latest work, Israel and China: from the Tang Dynasty to Silicon Wadi, featuring stories of the Jews in China in the past 40 years, including dairy farmers, computer experts, professors, diplomats, traders as well as the first and only non-ethnic Chinse woman to have established a hospital chain in China.

    The stories reveal the important development of both peoples. This book also features the social, economic and diplomatic links between the Jews and the Chinese over thousands of years. Mr O'Neill not only made a special trip to Beijing, Shanghai, and Israel to conduct research and numerous interviews, including with Jewish rabbis, businessmen, entrepreneurs, professors and reporters. At the Book Fair, the writer will share the experience of writing the book.

    Denise Y. Ho - Reconstruction of Chinese History
    American-born Denise Y. Ho has a family of Hong Kong origins. A PhD graduate in history from Harvard University, she is an assistant professor at Yale University, having formerly taught in the Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on contemporary Chinese society and cultural history.

    Earlier this year, Ms Ho launched her debut book, Curating Revolution: Politics on Display of Mao's China, focusing on the Mao Zedong era (1949-1976). It explores the connections between exhibitions and political movements, showing that exhibitions help revolutions materialise. Through case studies from Shanghai, the book analyses how the Chinese Communist revolution reformed the country's political culture. At the Book Fair, the writer will share with the audience how she went through archival materials, oral history and other historical data for the book.

    Visit the 'English World' for English Books -
    A great variety of English books from over 30 publishers and booksellers will be available in the 'English World' exhibition area of this year's Book Fair.

    Register for the Free Seminars -
    Please visit the Hong Kong Book Fair webpage (www.hkbookfair.com) to register for the free seminars and obtain details.

    Media Interview Requests -
    Journalists interested to interview the seminar speakers may send their contact details and proposed questions to angel.lw.leong@hktdc.org by 10 July.

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    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.
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    - Two Companies to Explore Feasibility Using State-of-the-Art Technology such as IoT and AI -

    TOKYO, Jul 3, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) concluded an agreement for a preparatory survey on power plant maintenance using state-of-the-art technologies such as IoT and AI in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The work was contracted to the two companies by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

    Increasing Myanmar's power supply capacity is an urgent issue today as this Southeast Asian nation's maximum power demand is currently projected to expand to 4,000 megawatts (MW) in 2020 and 14,000MW in 2030, in tandem with economic growth. Existing power plants that were impacted primarily by previous economic sanctions, suffer today from shortages of equipment and parts that are necessary for carrying out needed repairs, with the result that proper O&M has not been carried out. Development of human resources to take charge of such duties is also lagging. In light of this situation, the Japanese Government has drawn up plans to provide economic support to Myanmar and has declared intent to cooperate in the energy field.

    Against this backdrop, JICA openly invited bids to undertake an investigation into the current status of O&M at Myanmar's existing power plants and to explore the feasibility of introducing IoT, AI and other state-of-the-art technologies held by small and medium sized enterprises in Japan. Kansai Electric and MHPS responded to this call as a team and were selected to carry out the cited work.

    The investigation will be conducted over a period of approximately one year, starting this July and finishing in July 2019. Both companies will dispatch employees to the site, their objectives being to survey Myanmar's existing power plants and prepare technical proposals based on their O&M.

    Kansai Electric presently offers an engineering service for thermal power plants known as "Kansai-Value Creation Service," or K-VaCS. This is a solution service for creating customer value throughout all aspects of projects to establish new thermal power plants, from basic planning to O&M after operation start-up. The company is now working closely with small and medium enterprises having outstanding technologies, to jointly develop new products and services that will boost added value through integration of these currently disparate technologies.

    MHPS possesses expertise and technological capabilities as a provider of engineering, manufacturing and servicing operations for power generation facilities. Its 'MHPS-TOMONI' is a digital solution service that supports optimization of the operation of thermal power plants.
    Both companies realize stable power supply in Myanmar using their knowledge and technology, and contribute to the development of the country.

    About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) was formed on February 1 2014, integrating the thermal power generation systems businesses of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Hitachi, Ltd. in a quest to further enhance their social response capabilities in all respects. These include the technological strength to create new products of outstanding quality and reliability, the comprehensive strength in engineering to oversee projects in regions across the globe, and finely honed sales and after-sale servicing capabilities. MHPS aims to come out a winner in global competition and achieve a solid position as a world leader in thermal power generation systems and environmental technologies. For more information, please visit www.mhps.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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    Automakers focus on synergies for customer excellence

    TOKYO, Jul 4, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi today officially opened a joint staff training center in the Philippines, as the automotive alliance works together more closely to enhance service to customers.

    The two-story center in Laguna will instruct up to 200 Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors trainees a day on providing more efficient and value-added service to customers not only in showrooms but also in repair centers.

    A dealership and service reception area have been recreated in the center for the training sessions. The facility will also provide body and paint repair workshops for staff, along with training in assembly, machine maintenance, materials handling and vehicle inspection.

    The center, located at the Mitsubishi Motors plant in Santa Rosa, Laguna, will also have the capacity to support future technical training on electric vehicles, in line with both companies' focus on more electrification.

    The joint center is part of a convergence of functions led by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership. Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan expect the center to reduce costs and improve staff skills through synergies such as more efficient access to trainers and courses in one central location.

    "This training center will be the venue for further enhancing the capabilities of our dealer and manufacturing personnel with regards to the newest technologies. It will also improve work efficiency and productivity through various trainings and simulations of daily operations," said Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC).

    "We are very excited to partner with Mitsubishi Motors to establish this new training center," said Ramesh Narasimhan, president and managing director of Nissan Philippines Inc.

    "This is a concrete example of the benefits of the synergies between our two companies under the global Alliance. We look forward to working closely with MMPC to hone the skills of our front line staff, so that we continuously improve our services for Philippine customers."

    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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    Consumers welcome convenience of Video Calling to talk to brands and businesses, while 24% would consider switching banks to a provider that offered Video Calling

    San Francisco and Stockholm, Jul 4, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Brands and businesses are increasingly integrating Video Calling functionality into their applications to help improve customer service, reduce costs, and acquire new customers - finds new research released today by Sinch, part of global CPaaS provider CLX Communications AB (publ) (XSTO: CLX).

    Sinch's Video Calling Survey, conducted in late 2017 in partnership with One Poll, canvassed 1,250 enterprises and 5,000 consumers across the UK, France, Germany, Australia and North America. The purpose of the survey was to shed light on both enterprise and consumer experiences and perceptions of the use of Video Calling.

    The Survey found that 24% of businesses now use Video Calling often to engage with their customers, while 21% expect to launch services within the next two years. The key benefits driving this uptake include improved customer experience (72%), being more approachable as a business (70%), reducing costs (51%), and easy in-app integration (34%).

    The majority of person-to-person video calls currently happen through third-party social media and messaging applications like Skype, Messenger and WhatsApp etc. especially on mobile phones. To capitalize on this user behavior, 38% of brands and businesses have already integrated video calling within their own mobile applications, while a further 46% are currently considering it.

    The appeal of consumer to enterprise Video Calling is growing, with 39% of consumers surveyed now ready to have video calls with brands and businesses. In fact, in sectors such as banking, 24% of consumers said they would consider switching banks to a provider that offered Video Calling.

    However, with only 24% of respondents able to name a brand or business currently offering Video Calling, a huge opportunity exists for enterprises to gain early adopter advantage through the integration of Video Calling within their existing customer service channels.

    The survey also examines where growth areas are likely to be, both geographically and demographically - drawing conclusions on which industries could benefit from Video Calling, and what the future looks like.

    Daniel Forsman, Chief Operating Officer at Sinch, commented: "The research provides a fascinating insight into how technology innovation, especially in the customer service space, has become a key differentiator for both enterprises and consumers."

    "Consumers now expect to be able to engage with the brands and businesses in their lives whenever, and however they like, with Video Calling becoming an increasingly important channel across multiple sectors from retail to financial."

    "To keep ahead of the innovation curve, enterprise spend on Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) is set to quadruple to $6.7bn by 2022 (Juniper Research 2018), as enterprises look to reduce fragmentation, and provide seamless and more innovative ways to engage with their customers."

    The paper discussing the results of this survey is available as a free download from sinch.com. https://www.sinch.com/reports/new-video-calling-whitepaper/

    About Sinch - www.sinch.com

    Sinch (part of CLX Communications AB (Publ) is a CPaaS provider that makes adding voice, video and verification into apps easier than ever. Originally spun out of Rebtel in May 2014, the Sinch team has a wealth of experience in the voice and video industry, and brings this skill and expertise to its powerful range of SDKs and APIs for developers to download and integrate.

    Connect to the Sinch platform and enjoy agile infrastructure development, while capitalizing on Sinch's years of voice and video engineering expertise. Sinch eliminates the complexity of building and maintaining communications and infrastructures, with simple to integrate SDKs that any developer can use.

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    - Agreement applies to 2 units driven by MHPS-supplied 47.5MW steam turbines
    - Order reflects high esteem for quality and expertise of MHPS Nagasaki Works and strong proposal made by European service division

    TOKYO, Jul 4, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order from Gurmat Electric Generation Co. Inc. (Gurmat), an independent power producer (IPP) in Turkey, for long-term parts management and services at the Germencik Geothermal Power Plant. The agreement was concluded on July 2, applying to two power generating facilities each driven by an MHPS 47.5 megawatt (MW) steam turbine. The newly received order is testament to the trust placed in MHPS' geothermal technologies.

    Gurmat is the biggest geothermal power plants operator and investor in Turkey with a total operating capacity of 185 MW and power plants with a capacity factor of more than 95% and 99.85% availability. Gurmat is also currently developing 160 MW in new capacity from geothermal power plants. The Germencik Geothermal Power Plant is located in the city of Aydin, some 60km southeast of Izmir, Turkey's third-largest city situated beside the Aegean Sea. The plant comprises two units: Galip Hoca (Unit 1) and Efe-1 (Unit 2), which went into commercial operation in 2009 and 2015, respectively. MHPS supplied the steam turbines, manufactured at the Nagasaki Works, for both units. The generators were made by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

    The newly signed agreement, which was concluded through MHPS' European subsidiary, initially covers a period of seven years. Under the agreement, MHPS will support parts management and services at the Germencik plant, including the dispatch of engineers. The order was received based upon two significant factors; the high regard for the exceptional expertise driving high quality products at the MHPS Nagasaki works and the strong servicing proposal including senior engineering staff from the European division. In 2016, a major overhaul, conducted by the European servicing team, clearly established to Gurmat Electric Generation that the MHPS servicing capabilities are quality led and time driven. Receipt of the new order constitutes an epoch-making milestone in MHPS' servicing of geothermal power plants.

    In geothermal power generation, hot water deriving from magma deep below the earth's surface is extracted as steam which is used to drive a turbine. Among the various forms of renewable energy that emit negligible carbon dioxide during power generation, geothermal power can be generated stably, 24 hours a day, with virtually no impact from weather or other factors. For this reason, geothermal power is a clean form of energy that is expected to see expanding application in countries and regions abundant in geothermal resources.

    MHPS has a robust track record in geothermal power generation with more than 100 orders taken to date in 13 countries, with a collective generating capacity exceeding 3,000MW. This places MHPS squarely among the world's top suppliers of geothermal power systems.
    Going forward, MHPS will continue to offer geothermal power generating equipment and facilities to prospective customers worldwide, contributing to the growth of low-carbon power generation.

    About Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) was formed on February 1 2014, integrating the thermal power generation systems businesses of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Hitachi, Ltd. in a quest to further enhance their social response capabilities in all respects. These include the technological strength to create new products of outstanding quality and reliability, the comprehensive strength in engineering to oversee projects in regions across the globe, and finely honed sales and after-sale servicing capabilities. MHPS aims to come out a winner in global competition and achieve a solid position as a world leader in thermal power generation systems and environmental technologies. For more information, please visit www.mhps.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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    From left: KDDI Chairman Takashi Tanaka, Four students of the first graduating class, and KDDI President Makoto Takahashi
    Myanmar MPT staff in first graduating class of personnel training program

    TOKYO, Jul 4, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - KDDI CORPORATION is implementing telecom business operations in Myanmar, together with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). As smartphones become widespread in Myanmar, and demand for social networking services (SNS), video sharing services and content use is increasing. MPT has been offering an LTE+ high-speed data transmission service since May 2017, and began offering a reward program in May 2018 as part of plans for ongoing service upgrades.

    KDDI has been working to improve the quality of telecom services and service development in Myanmar by conducting a special program in Japan since 2017, in which four select MPT personnel improve their technical knowledge, practical skills, and understanding of Japan's language, culture and telecoms. The program completed its first year on June 29, producing its first graduating class of members who will return to Myanmar, and take up their new positions at MPT.

    Students in the program become practiced in telecommunications service know-how, such as network planning, design, construction, testing and operations, and have learned how to devise and propose strategies in other service fields, such as payments and contents. Returning to Myanmar, they will look forward to being assigned by MPT to practical positions where they will be able to put the lessons and experiences of this program to work.

    The students from MPT have been carefully selected. After 200 applications are received from MPT employees, a written test and interviews with directors are administered by MPT to select four candidates (two from business departments and two from technical departments) with corporate leadership potential. Based on MPT's needs, KDDI administers its own originally designed training program. The program is scheduled to accept four new trainees for a second course of study to begin this fall.

    The program consists of Joint training: Academic studies including an overview of KDDI's business activities, business skills, Japanese language fundamentals, Business training: Practical training and applied study in detail, including visits to each of KDDI's business departments, and Technical training: Training in the complete cycle of planning, design, construction, testing and operation in line with a theme chosen by the trainee.

    As a company that always strives to offer exciting new ideas, KDDI will continue to work together with Sumitomo and MPT to increase customer satisfaction in Myanmar by promoting the integration of telecommunications and life design. It is our way of contributing to the development of Myanmar's economy and industry, and improvement of the lives of the people of Myanmar by creating new experience value.

    About KDDI
    KDDI is the second largest telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 50 million customers, and through mobile services and shops offering its "au" brand, KDDI is expanding its services into the "Life Design" business, which includes fintech, e-commerce and nationwide electric power utility services.

    With a 60-year history, KDDI is today focused on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries. KDDI is accelerating the global growth of its telecommunications consumer business with operations in Myanmar and Mongolia, and in the global ICT business with the TELEHOUSE brand. KDDI (TYO:9433) is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange. http://www.kddi.com/english/.

    *This release is an abridged translation of the full announcement:
    http://news.kddi.com/kddi/corporate/newsrelease/2018/06/29/3236.html


     
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    TOKYO, Jul 4, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is to introduce a new design for the interior and exterior of approximately 5,000 dealer stores worldwide. The move is based on the new brand message "Drive your Ambition", announced last year, and is intended to provide a better customer experience in a high quality retail environment and to strengthen Mitsubishi Motors' brand image.

    The striking new design features black, white and gray color schemes with red dynamic lines as an accent. The uniform design will also ensure a coherent experience for customers across all points they touch the brand, from motor shows, websites and brochures to the dealership.

    The architecture reflects the new Corporate and Visual Identity, with a "Dynamic Slope" as a signature element to present the robust and dynamic image of the brand. Inside, the showroom is designed to provide a better customer experience, while the cars are presented to make sure they're seen as the stars.

    Guillaume Cartier, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing & Sales Division at Mitsubishi Motors said, "Our brand is evolving and we need to reflect this in each and every customer touch point. So we are implementing the new dealer identity to ensure that the customers can experience a consistent Mitsubishi-ness including look & feel, and service quality of Mitsubishi Motors wherever they are in the world."

    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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    EURS offers unique technology and features, full regulatory compliance, and rigorous verification process. With its $100 million pre-launch order book, it is now the #1 fully verified and collateralized stablecoin in the world.

    Malta, Jul 4, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Financial tokenization platform STASIS launches EURS, a stablecoin backed by the Euro. The order volume is projected to reach $500 million by year's end and will instantly make EURS the world's #1 verified and fully collateralized stablecoin.

    STASIS is backed up by a team of cryptocurrency pioneers, quantitative experts, serial entrepreneurs and financial professionals that provide the synergetic background to stable coin platform. Anatoliy Knyazev, CTO at STASIS, is a co-founder of Bitcoin Fund that was set up in 2012, the world's first ever legal entity securitizing digital assets and the best ever YoY performing fund, according to Bloomberg. This unique set of skills has enabled STASIS to collaborate with the government of Malta since 2011. The team has also been involved in the development of AIFC, an international financial hub in Kazakhstan. Gregory Klumov, CEO and founder of STASIS, is a recognised asset manager, specializing in setting up of alternative investment financial strategies.

    STASIS has designed EURS specifically to satisfy growing demand on cryptocurrencies from European institutional investors. By investing in EURS, investors have access to a trustworthy product during periods of excessive volatility and speculation in the cryptocurrency markets combined with the additional ability to seamlessly transfer off-chain assets in the blockchain and back again. Furthermore investors achieve this with dramatically reduced counterparty risk, as a result of the platform's transparent and vertically integrated network of partners.

    Secured by the Ethereum blockchain technology, EURS leverages it to travel between wallets. However, users do not necessarily need Ether to carry out a transaction, if it originates from a STASIS wallet app.

    EURS Token, built on Ethereum's streamlined EIP-20 standard, is the first stablecoin backed 1-for-1 by the Euro with reserve balances verified and posted to the public by one of the Big Four accounting firms. Furthermore, EURS is the first cryptocurrency to release the most advanced 3-level asset verification process. Weekly verification, combined with daily statements by the liquidity providers give unprecedented continuous transparency of reserved assets. This is the most rigorous and transparent verification process of any stablecoin currently available in the market.

    EURS will be available for exchange on the London-based exchange DSX since 04 July. Other major cryptocurrency exchanges will follow in upcoming months.

    "STASIS is based in Malta and is working towards obtaining a licence under Malta's recently released regulatory framework related to distributed ledger technologies ("DLT"), making Malta the first country in the EU to issue regulation related to this industry. "The Government of Malta has been working diligently and progressively to provide legal certainty to an industry that is currently unregulated", says Hon. Silvio Schembri, Minister within the office of the Prime Minister responsible for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation. "We therefore welcome any blockchain initiatives such as STASIS that while being innovative, will still respect and encourage compliance and we look forward to the company applying for a licence under our DLT regulatory framework. The Government of Malta wants to create an environment conducive to the development of the blockchain ecosystem that will make Malta the natural destination for businesses operating in this field."

    Most impressively, by using the STASIS platform, investors can transact freely between any registered security such as stocks, bonds, and treasury bills, and EURS without the need of a banking intermediary. Given that banks have been reluctant to serve the crypto industry at large, this first-of-its-kind flexibility provides a solution by decentralizing payments and moving away from banking intermediaries.

    Stablecoins are a multi-billion dollar market that will only accelerate in growth exponentially once institutional cryptocurrency traders and cryptocurrency hedge funds will enter the market, seeking cryptocurrency assets that mitigate volatility and risk. EURS is perfectly positioned to this end. It is fully compliant with all existing European regulatory requirements, with a strong focus on AML and KYC, and its partnership with KPMG ensures the highest levels of trust and transparency also when compared to other existing stablecoins.

    "EURS bridges the gap between traditional finance and the cryptoeconomy," says Gregory Klumov, STASIS CEO. "While cryptocurrency trading is currently dominated by individual and retail investors, STASIS and EURS will pave the way for institutional investors to enter the game and begin allocating capital - that's what's needed to take the industry to surpass the trillion dollar mark."

    Mike Rymanov, CEO of DSX, said, "We are delighted to be the launch exchange for this exciting new offering from STASIS. Our focus is on professionalising the industry and championing innovation, EURS fits perfectly with this vision and approach. We're confident our customers are going to be delighted with this new opportunity and we also look forward to welcoming new investors looking to take advantage of the benefits stablecoins bring."

    About STASIS

    STASIS is the fully compliant blockchain platform that lets investors tokenize any financial asset. Through its transparent and regulatory compliant network of partners, STASIS platform allows capital to flow freely between off-chain and on-chain digital assets. The company is based in Malta and has actively collaborated with the government of Malta on cryptocurrency legal frameworks since 2012.

    Executive Team

    Gregory Klumov, CEO & Founder
    Gregory is a lifelong entrepreneur with extensive experience in finance and emerging technologies. He spent 15 years on the cutting-edge of alternative investment management, where he explored and researched a variety of asset classes, including bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Tech entrepreneurship has always been in Gregory's blood: at the ripe age of 15, he founded a high-speed Internet Service Provider (ISP).

    Anatoliy Knyazev, CTO
    Anatoliy is a computer scientist with deep expertise in financial systems and markets. He developed the trading software that became the foundation for a Malta-based broker, Exante. He is a long-time trader who also launched the world's first Bitcoin-only hedge fund, back in 2012.

    STASIS WALLET on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stasis.stasiswallet
    STASIS WALLET on the App Store https://apple.co/2KyGafe

    Media Contact
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    SUNNYVALE, CA, Jul 4, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Trillium Secure, Inc. (Trillium), the global leader in cybersecurity protection and secure data management for vehicles and fleets, today announced an $11M round of Series A2 funding led by JAFCO, with participation from other investors including Airbus Ventures, Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Tokyo Century Corporation and Plug and Play Ventures.

    The funds will be used for expanding Trillium's product engineering, sales & marketing and customer support services to meet its rapidly growing global base of customers, partners and project deployments. The latest round brings Trillium's total funding to $15M.

    "We believe Trillium's revolutionary business model and multi-layered approach raise the bar for hackers and Trillium's competitors in the race to secure and protect vehicles and driver data," said Shinichi Fuki, President & CEO of JAFCO, Japan's largest venture capital firm with $3.2 billion in total commitments. "Effective cybersecurity solutions such as Trillium's are key to helping ensure a smooth transition to the connected and autonomous vehicles of today and tomorrow."

    The company's Trillium Secure subscription service defends against cyber-attacks and ensures the safety, privacy and integrity of data through a patented suite of software products. The Trillium Secure multi-layered suite of products includes SecureGO, SecureIXS, SecureOTA and SecureSKYE.

    "We support entrepreneurs with unique ideas, value added solutions and disruptive business models. Trillium represents these elements and is exactly the type of partner we want when making strategic investments," said Lewis Pinault, Managing Investment Partner, Japan & Asia Pacific, Airbus Ventures, the investment arm of the European multinational aircraft manufacturer. "Trillium has developed an effective lifecycle solution to securing mission critical data suitable for use across the transportation industry."

    "A strong partner for cybersecurity is crucial when it comes to operating connected vehicles and fleets. We see Trillium as one of the leading players in the market and look forward to supporting its expansion in Europe," says Boris Kuhn, Managing Director of Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, the venture capital division of Deutsche Bahn.

    Globally, the transportation market is going through dramatic changes with an ever-increasing number of vehicles connecting to the internet making their control, communication and entertainment systems vulnerable to cyber-incursions. The digitization of core vehicle functions has led to rapid growth in the market to protect connected vehicles from cyber threats.

    "Analysts estimate the transportation industry cybersecurity market will top $22 billion by 2030," said David Uze, President and CEO of Trillium. "With this round of investment, Trillium is positioned to capture a significant share of the vehicular cybersecurity assurance market."

    Due to recently enacted privacy laws like the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, as well as California's Consumer Data Privacy Law, vehicular data lifecycle cybersecurity assurance is among the most important issues we will face.

    "We see Trillium as an excellent partner and investment because of its advanced technology and industry changing subscription service business model," said Mr. Yoshita Kitagawa, President, Business Development Unit, Tokyo Century, a Japan-based leasing and financing company whose business includes auto leasing and car rental. "We empower businesses like Trillium and are pleased to support its continued global customer expansion and product development efforts."

    "Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, as part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, the Japan-based banking and financial services group, finds that Trillium's business model aligns with their core values of protecting customer assets and safeguarding the privacy and value of vehicular data," said Mr. Muneki Handa, President of Mitsubishi UFJ Capital. "Trillium enables value added services for fleets and other value chain partners by securing and aggregating increasingly robust pools of that data."

    "We seek to invest in companies that are creating the businesses of tomorrow," said Ivan Zgomba, Partner at Plug and Play Ventures, one of the most active early stage investors in Silicon Valley. "In a very short time, Trillium has established itself as a leader in vehicular cybersecurity and data protection, and we are thrilled to be part of its journey."

    About Trillium Secure, Inc.
    Trillium delivers comprehensive cybersecurity protection and secure data management for vehicles and fleets. Its Trillium Secure subscription service utilizes multi-layered cybersecurity technology that hardens connected and autonomous vehicles and fleets against cyber-attacks. Trillium also offers an authenticated operational and threat management data solution for fleet vehicles that preserves privacy, confidentiality and anonymity of data while at rest and in motion. Trillium serves fleet operators, rideshare services, vehicular OEMs, aerospace and defense organizations, insurance companies, mobile carriers and telematics integrators with its proprietary multi-layered, patented and patent pending solutions and services. Value-added service providers trust secure, authentic data from Trillium for car sharing, digital forensics, preventive maintenance, telematics, usage-based insurance and other services. Trillium's design centers and fleet security operation sites are located in Sunnyvale, Ann Arbor, Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo. Trillium will open a European design center in the third quarter of this year. For more information visit www.trilliumsecure.com.

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    TOKYO, Jul 4, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the 17th consecutive year since its initial inclusion in 2002. The FTSE4Good Index Series is a global index series for socially responsible investment.

    The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to help investors integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions. Of the 14 themes evaluated, Eisai received particularly high scores in "Customer Responsibility", "Corporate Governance", "Anti-Corruption", "Water Use", "Climate Change" and "Labor Standards", among others. As of June 2018, a total of 925 companies from around the world have been selected for the FTSE4Good Developed Index, including 152 companies from Japan.

    Along with being listed in the FTSE4Good Index Series, Eisai is also listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, another representative index for socially responsible investment, as well as the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, which are the three ESG investment indices for Japanese stocks adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF).

    Eisai's corporate philosophy is to give first thought to patients and their families, and increase the benefits that health care provides as well as address diverse healthcare needs worldwide. By strengthening its ESG initiatives and increasing non-financial value, Eisai is striving to sustainably enhance corporate value based on this corporate philosophy.

    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-(0)3-3817-5120

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    MENA, Jul 5, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Campaigns from Coca-Cola, Emirates NBD, Monoprix, Nissan and Saudi Telecom Company are among the 20 papers shortlisted for the 2018 WARC Prize for MENA Strategy.

    Now in its second year, the WARC Prize for MENA Strategy rewards the best strategic thinking from the region's marketing industry, with a $10,000 prize fund to be distributed between the winners of the Grand Prix and three Special Awards - Research Excellence, Brand Rebel and Local Hero.

    The United Arab Emirates is the leading contributor to the shortlist, with five entries, followed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt with four each. Lebanon supplied three campaigns and Tunisia one; there are also three multi-market campaigns among the total.

    Local brands including Bou Khalil, Byblos Bank, du and Egyptian Tourism Authority dominate the shortlist, accounting for 70% of the total.

    Telecoms and banking are also the most represented categories, each with four campaigns, followed by food and automotive with three each, while the retail, health and tourism categories supply two each.

    Selected by an eminent judging panel of 18 client- and agency-side experts, the shortlisted campaigns reflect key marketing trends that are effective in MENA.

    When Wasim Basir, Director, Integrated Marketing Communications at Coca-Cola MENA, took on the role of chair of the judging panel, he observed that "a great strategy is a cogent and smart distillation of the problem. Once the problem is identified as such, solutions flow.

    "In MENA when there is so much pressure on business results it is the right strategy that will separate the winners from the also-rans," he added.

    The winners will be announced early September. View the full shortlist and more information on the WARC Prize for MENA Strategy 2018 on www.warc.com/menaprize.prize.

    About WARC

    - your global authority on advertising and media effectiveness

    warc.com is an online service offering advertising best practice, evidence, insights and data from the world's leading brands. WARC helps clients grow their businesses by using proven approaches to maximise advertising effectiveness. WARC's clients include the world's largest advertising and media agencies, research companies, universities and advertisers.

    WARC runs four global and two regional case study competitions: WARC Awards, WARC Innovation Awards, WARC Media Awards, The Admap prize, WARC Prize for Asian Strategy and WARC Prize for MENA Strategy.

    Founded in 1985, WARC is privately owned and has offices in the UK, U.S. and Singapore.

    Contact:
    Amanda Benfell PR Manager +44 20 7467 8125 amanda.benfell@warc.com

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