Jan

11

Founder of Robot Startup Bought by Google Eyes Hidden Japan Gems

Source:  Bloomberg   Takashi Kato, co-founder of the robot venture Schaft Inc. bought by Google Inc.(GOOG:US) in November, opened a fund to invest in technologies from Japanese startups and universities that have been overlooked by investors. Kato’s 246 Capital plans to raise about 2 billion yen ($19 million) in the next six months mostly from wealthy Japanese, […]

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Jan

11

Canadian Solar plugs into China

Source:  ReNews   Canadian Solar has completed the grid connection of a 10MW ground mounted solar power project in eastern China. The project, in Sihong County in Jiangsu Province, was developed by CSI Solar Power (China), a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, with Gaochuangte New Energy as the EPC contractor. Construction started in September 2013 with […]

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Jan

11

Event Launches Ireland/Japan Cooperative Initiative

Source:  Appliance Magazine   Ireland and Japan came together for an early December 2013 event to launch a shared goal of a Green Energy Future. The aim of the event was to increase the trade and investment links between Japanese firms and research institutions and their counterparts in Ireland. Among the speakers was Sean O’Driscoll, […]

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Jan

11

Vietnam entrepreneur to test his submarine next week

Source:  Vietnamnet   VietNamNet Bridge – A businessman from the northern province of Thai Binh has announced to test his submarine, named Truong Sa, next week. The submarine has been put into a big tank, to get ready for the test. According to the manufacturing group, the mini-submarine is designed and manufactured by Mr. Nguyen […]

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Jan

11

Robots Test Healthcare Waters in Japan, US

Source:  VOA   Decades ago, the notion of robots assisting people was mostly the stuff of science fiction stories – harbingers of things to come. Well, that day is here. Robots have been in use in auto manufacturing, rescue and demining operations for some time. But they are now beginning to be utilized the healthcare […]

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Jan

11

Japanese Firms to jointly produce biotech drugs

Source:  Yomiuri Shimbun   Two dozen companies and two universities plan to embark on join domestic production of biotechnology medicine, a field currently dominated by U.S. and European firms, sources said. The 24 firms, which include Hitachi Ltd. and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., and two universities plan to establish a pilot factory on Kobe’s man-made Port […]

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Jan

09

Japan, Spain agree to strengthen cooperation in renewable energy

Source:  Global Post   Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy agreed Wednesday to strengthen cooperation in areas requiring cutting-edge technology, such as renewable energy and medical services, in a bid to spur growth in both economies. At a meeting in Madrid, they also agreed to energize people-to-people exchanges between the […]

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Jan

09

Alstom clinches 48MW in Japan

Source:  ReNews   Alstom is to supply and supervise the installation and commissioning of 29 1.67MW ECO 74 wind turbines for Green Power Hamada, part of Green Power Investment Corp, in western Japan. The wind farm, which is expected to be operational in 2016, will have a capacity of 48MW and a projected annual output […]

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Jan

09

China embarks on world’s biggest ever renewables drive

Source:  Blue and Green Tomorrow   China has embarked on a new project that will see the country double the number of wind turbines it uses to generate electricity over the next six years. Subsidies from Chinese authorities have been increased as a result of the country’s shocking air pollution record. Some of the more drastic […]

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Jan

09

Kraig Biocraft to develop spider silk factory in Vietnam

Source:  Wyoming Business Report   LANSING, Mich. – Spider silk technology that spun its first web at the University of Wyoming is going international. Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, which partnered with UW and the University of Notre Dame to genetically engineer silkworms to produce spider silk, expects to sign and announce a landmark spider silk production […]

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