Why Is Japan Ahead Of America in New Technology?

Why Is Japan Ahead Of America in New Technology?
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  • The apparent success of the Note with e-Power technology in Japan shouldn’t come as a surprise given the “hybrid culture” built in this country throughout the years despite the ending of the government hybrid tax break program in 2012.(More…)
  • TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, offering tourist spot information and internet access.(More…)
  • Engineers, program managers, test technicians and regulatory personnel working in EMC, Radio and telecommunications testing and Regulatory Compliance for North America and Europe as well as test, design and development engineers and technicians will benefit from receiving the latest in critical updates on test methodology.(More…)

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  • The first full-frame DSLR cameras were developed in Japan from around 2000 to 2002: the MZ-D by Pentax, the N Digital by Contax’s Japanese R6D team, and the EOS-1Ds by Canon.(More…)

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The apparent success of the Note with e-Power technology in Japan shouldn’t come as a surprise given the “hybrid culture” built in this country throughout the years despite the ending of the government hybrid tax break program in 2012. [1] Apart from concerns in regard to environmental consciousness that are likely to be less important when considering hybrid cars rather than PHEVs or BEVs, the sale numbers for the Nissan Note with e-Power technology and the Ford Fusion during the period under consideration indicate that consumers, both in Japan and in the U.S., valued performance more than fuel economy even in the face of a small increase in oil prices, which is a point that requires further scrutiny. [1]

After returning to Japan, Shima founded the Intel Japan Design Center in 1980 and VM Technology Corporation in 1986. [2] Andrew Das: Japan protested, but goal line technology proves its value again. [3]

Japanese automakers including Honda, Toyota, and Nissan Motor Co. are also investors in Dynamic Map Platform Co., the outfit created to make commercial applications out of the technology. [4] The possibility that the Prius will be wiped out by the new technology in the next 3-4 years presupposes, of course, that Toyota won’t be able to react to and reverse the Nissan threat to its emblematic hybrid on time. [1]

Technology companies are racing to develop ultra-precise digital maps that can guide self-driving cars within inches of where they should be – a hurdle the industry needs to clear if it hopes to deliver on its promise of widespread use of driverless vehicles. [4] His switching circuit theory provided the mathematical foundations and tools for digital system design in almost all areas of modern technology, and was the basis for digital electronics and computer theory. [2] Electronic and experimental music: technology, music, and culture (3rd ed.). [2]

Sharp Corporation developed the first large LCD displays in 1986, based on color TFT LCD technology. [2] The developers say the improved mapping technology likely will be used first in vehicles in isolated areas such as warehouses, or it might be used to help drivers of vehicles that aren’t entirely autonomous. [4]

Epson developed the 3LCD color projection technology in the 1980s, and licensed it for use in LCD projectors in 1988. [2] To begin with, we need to keep in mind that the new Nissan model equipped with e-Power technology is an “unplugged series hybrid” which still uses gasoline to operate. [1] To a limit, the e-Power technology will tend to decrease Li-ion battery capacity in the carmaker’s EVs and hence use of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) in their batteries but may increase EV massification a la Nissan. [1]

In January of this year, Nissan announced that it will extend its e-Power technology to its Infiniti models which makes us think that it will consider to apply it to trucks and SUVs in general as well. [1] By the end of 2016, the measured acceleration of the Nissan Note with e-Power technology (i.e. 0-60 mph in 9.4 seconds) was also found to be lower than that of the Toyota Prius which, needless to say, constituted a significant technological advance in performance over that of the ICE car variant (i.e. 0-60 mph in 10.6 seconds). [1]

In terms of patents published per capita, Japan has the highest in the world, ahead of South Korea and the United States. [2] President Trump Meets With Japanese Prime Minister Ahead Of Summit With North Korea President Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the second time in less than two months. [5] It was originally released in 1980 by Hillwood/Firstman, a Japanese synthesizer company founded in 1972 by Kazuo Morioka (who later worked for Akai in the early 1980s), and was then released by Multivox for North America in 1981. [2] According to the study, North America, Europe, Japan and Korea will lose 10 percentage points of their share of value creation to emerging markets by 2030. [6] Designed by audio engineer Fumio Mieda, it was introduced in the 1960s by Japanese company Shin-ei, and then released in North America by Univox in 1968. [2]

The first video game to represent player characters as human sprite images was Taito’s Basketball, which was licensed in February 1974 to Midway, releasing it as TV Basketball in North America. [2]

“For autonomous driving, 3-D high-precision maps will be very important, allowing cars to know their positions accurately and also know what the roads are like ahead,” said Yasuhide Shibata, senior general manager of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. [4]

“In Japan, the concept of a boutique hotel didn’t really exist,” she explains in the movie, which Dezeen filmed in Singapore for AHEAD. [7] Hiroe Tanaka, creative director of the Trunk Hotel in Tokyo, explains how the building was designed to become a hub of activity, in this movie filmed by Dezeen at the AHEAD Asia hospitality awards. [7]

Abe will have less than two hours to make his points to Trump at the White House on Thursday, ahead of the American president’s June 12 meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. [8]

TOKYO (AP) – Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, offering tourist spot information and internet access. [9] TOKYO Nissan Motor cancelled a potential $1 billion sale of its electric car battery unit to China’s GSR Capital, and while the automaker said it still aimed to find a buyer, analysts feel it could be a hard sell as the technology was not cutting edge. [10]

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, offering tourist spot information and internet access. [11] “Ahead of this historic U.S.-North Korea summit, I will meet President Trump to coordinate in order to advance progress on the nuclear issue, missiles and — most importantly — the abductees issue,” Abe said, referring to the kidnapping of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. [12] Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that he wants to ensure he is on the same page as President Trump Donald John Trump Trump: Democratic voters will support Republicans because of ICE criticism Coney Barrett, Kavanaugh among candidates who met with Trump: report Trump administration recommends against allowing China Mobile access to U.S. market MORE ahead of the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. [12]

“I want to make sure to be on the same page with President Trump ahead of the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit so we can push forward nuclear and missile issues, and most importantly the abduction problem, and make for a successful summit,” Abe told reporters. [12]

Engineers, program managers, test technicians and regulatory personnel working in EMC, Radio and telecommunications testing and Regulatory Compliance for North America and Europe as well as test, design and development engineers and technicians will benefit from receiving the latest in critical updates on test methodology. [13]

Japan remains cautious over talks between America and North Korea Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times. [14] Japan warns about tit-for-tat trade tariffs between America and China Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times. [14]

China and Japan at “unmentioned swipe” at Trump in America: Russian Federation Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern. [14] Japan remains skeptical about North Korea but is sidelined based on the over-reliance on America Chika Mori and Lee. [14]

The U.S. and North Korea in possible dente but the road ahead remains rocky: Japan sidelined Sawako Uchida. [14]

The aggressive courting of emerging markets, new technology, and asset classes put Japan again on the map. [15] As I’ve argued for many years, we have to rev up our technology capacities to stay ahead of the Chinese and everyone else. [16] The U.S. government also has a huge role to play in creating state and regional technology hot spots. [16] Go beyond the technology problem of digital transformation and address other aspects across culture, measurement, skills, and change management, as well as new approaches to funding and IT consumption options. [17]

North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL), the largest supplier of automotive lighting in North America, was presented with Superior and Excellent awards from Toyota Motor North America. [18]

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The first full-frame DSLR cameras were developed in Japan from around 2000 to 2002: the MZ-D by Pentax, the N Digital by Contax’s Japanese R6D team, and the EOS-1Ds by Canon. [2] While American offices at the time ran large minicomputers loaded with business applications, Japanese manufacturers invented highly compact office computers, with hardware, operating systems, peripheral devices and application development languages specifically developed for business applications, playing a big role in Japan’s booming economy. [2]

There have been some worries on the Japanese side that maybe Trump would just focus on making North Korea give up those missiles that could reach the U.S. and not those that threaten Japan. [5] One issue that Abe did bring up repeatedly was this issue of Japanese citizens who Japan says were kidnapped by North Korea in the 1970s. [5]

HERE, co-owned by German automakers and Intel Corp., signed a partnership late last year with Japanese electronics and car-navigation maker Pioneer Corp. with hopes of growing in Japan. [4] The Japanese car maker has just announced that it will sell one million “electrified vehicles” (including both all-electric and e-Power vehicles) a year by 2022. [1] The first artificial snowflake was created by Japanese physicist Ukichiro Nakaya in 1936, three years after his first attempt. [2] The first PCM digital sampler was Toshiba’s LMD-649, created in 1981 by engineer Kenji Murata for Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who used it for extensive sampling and looping in their 1981 album Technodelic. [2] The first handheld electronic game was Electro Tic-Tac-Toe, released by Japanese manufacturer Waco in 1972. [2] The Japanese tale of Urashima Tar? involves time travel to a distant future, and was first described in the Nihongi (720). [2] President Trump met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for the second time in less than two months. [5] President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are trying to present a united front just days before the big U.S.-North Korea summit. [5]

In 1978, Japanese personal computers such as the Sharp MZ and Hitachi Basic Master were capable of digital synthesis, which were sequenced using Music Macro Language (MML). [2] Later Japanese computer music compositions include a piece by Kenjiro Ezaki presented during Osaka Expo ’70 and “Panoramic Sonore” (1974) by music critic Akimichi Takeda. [2] Japanese electronic musical instruments were important to the development of electronic music and electronic dance music, such as the Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines, the Roland TB-303 bass synth, and the Technics SL-1200 direct-drive turntable. [2] Since the 1970s, a number of Japanese companies began selling popular electronic drum kits, notably Roland’s Octapad and V-Drums, and Yamaha’s electronic Yamaha Drums and Yamaha DTX series. [2] In the natural sciences, the number of Japanese winners of the Nobel Prize has been second only to the United States in the 21st century, for contributions made in the 20th century. [2] In this connection, the latest hike of oil prices would partly explain why Note’s sales found a privileged space in the Japanese car market. [1] The Japanese device was called “Computer Loan Machine” and supplied cash as a three-month loan at 5% p.a. after inserting a credit card. [2]

The Yamaha GS-1, the first commercial FM digital synthesizer, released in 1980, was programmed using a proprietary Yamaha computer, which at the time was only available at Yamaha’s headquarters in Japan ( Hamamatsu ) and the United States ( Buena Park ). [2] Particularly well known iconic digital computer graphics images include Running Cola is Africa, by Masao Komura and Koji Fujino, created at the Computer Technique Group, Japan, in 1967. [2] In Japan, the TOSBAC computer was using digital video disks to display color pictures at 256×256 image resolution in 1972. [2] The release of Sharp’s large LCD TV in 1988 led to Japan launching an LCD industry, which developed large-size LCD displays, including TFT computer monitors and LCD televisions. [2] Japan took advantage of their superior numbers and developed an opportunity against an overstretched defense. [3] Retrieved 6 February 2012. its venerable PC 9800 series, which has sold more than 18 million units over the years, and is the reason why NEC has been the number one PC vendor in Japan for as long as anyone can remember. [2] Here it all indicates that Prius sales kept falling in Japan in spite of the hike in oil prices because the most popular conventional hybrid simply lost ground against competition from the Nissan Note. [1]

This trend is likely to consolidate in 2018, as in March, the Nissan Note (including its ICE and e-Power versions) was already Japan’s best-selling car with a 9,110 sales-advantage over the Toyota Prius, its largest gap on the #2 since its launch in November 2016 and, “for the second consecutive year?, the most-popular car model in Japan during the first quarter of the year.” [1] The ETL Mark I, Japan’s first digital automatic computer, began development in 1951 and was completed in 1952. [2] In 1968, the first text-to-speech synthesis system was developed by Noriko Umeda’s team at Japan’s Electrotechnical Laboratory. [2] In 1981, the Commodore MAX Machine was developed by a team led by Yashi Terakura at Commodore Japan in 1981, and was a predecessor to the popular Commodore 64. [2] This scoreline was particularly unexpected in light of the fact that Japan had changed coaches shortly before the tournament, and because no Asian team had ever previously defeated a South American side in 17 World Cup meetings. [3]

Japan wants driverless cars on the roads by 2020, with hopes the Tokyo Olympics that year will showcase its technological prowess the way the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games displayed its new bullet train to the world. [4] North Korea would get help with their economy from South Korea and from Japan, and the U.S. would even normalize relations with North Korea. [5] RASCOE: They were trying to definitely send that message that the U.S. and Japan are together and that they are united when it comes to North Korea. [5]

What is much clearer though is that the new way of doing things has been well received by consumers in Japan and might be pondered in the U.S. and Canada. [1]

In terms of the number of patents filed annually, Japan is second only to the United States. [2] Another concern that Abe really emphasized was that North Korea must give up its ballistic missiles, including the medium-range missiles that could reach Japan. [5]

Japan’s government is using a 3-D mapping system developed by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. to guide self-driving cars to within inches of their destination. [4] Japan’s government is backing a 3-D mapping system developed by Mitsubishi Electric Corp. that includes a wealth of details such as trees and pedestrians. [4]

Be aware that the above-mentioned rank corresponds to the list of Japan’s 30 top-selling car models including mini cars in 2017 and that when the latter are excluded the Note occupies the second spot only after the iconic Prius. [1]

The first color video game was the 1973 arcade game Playtron, developed by Japanese company Kasco (Kansei Seiki Seisakusho Co.), which only manufactured two cabinets of the game. [2] At NAMM 1964, Japanese company Ace Tone revealed the R-1 Rhythm Ace, the first fully transistorized electronic drum instrument. [2]

In the Rose Garden news conference, Abe said Trump “fully understands” Japans demand that Kim release at least a dozen Japanese citizens now being held in North Korea. [19] Japan also wants Trump to press Kim on the fate of Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korea. [19]

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is heading to Washington to try to make sure President Donald Trump doesn’t overlook Japan’s security and other concerns at the unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit next week. [8] TOKYO Japan’s automakers association (JAMA) on Friday criticized moves by the United States to explore raising tariffs on Japanese auto exports, just as the two countries plan trade talks in July that may increase pressure on Tokyo to open up its markets. [10]

Spend time conversing with locals, pick up a few Japanese phrases, and get a first-person perspective of everyday life in Japan. [20] Trump spoke at a Rose Garden news conference after meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. [19] President Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. [19]

Japan was one of the first U.S. allies to be hit with tariffs on steel and aluminum exports to the U.S. The Trump administration has since broadened those tariffs to cover other allies including Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, as well as suppliers such as China and Russia. [19] Abe doesn’t want Trump to strike a compromise that would leave Japan exposed to shorter-range missiles that do not threaten the U.S. mainland. [8]

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp has given the Corolla, one of the world’s best-selling cars, a major makeover and launched it in Japan on Tuesday in hopes that a sporty silhouette and new interactive functions will draw in younger buyers. [10] Japan coach Akira Nishino, whose side agonizingly failed to reach the last eight for the first time, added: “We were leading, we were going to win but I didn’t expect this kind of reversal of the result. [21] Starting in 1953, a number of projects were implemented in Japan with World Bank loans for the development of the nation’s economic foundation. [22] JSDF is an official development assistance program funded for World Bank by the government of Japan. [22] Japan joined the World Bank in August 1952, the year after the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty. [22] A knowledge-sharing project sponsored by the Government of Japan and the World Bank aims to share Japan’s knowledge on disaster risk management with countries vulnerable to disasters. [22]

Japan has fallen behind China and South Korea in the recent burst of diplomatic engagement with North Korea. [8] Japan, along with South Korea, is especially vulnerable to attack by North Korea. [19]

Thursday’s White House meeting with Japan’s prime minister was an opportunity for Abe to urge the American president not to relax his demands for the complete dismantling of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons. [19]

TOKYO Nissan Motor and its French automaking partner Renault SA are considering a range of options, including a more balanced equity structure, to ensure their alliance survives beyond its current leadership, the Japanese company said on Monday. [10]

ACB has been approved in the first round of Certification Bodies recognized to perform Certification for wireless devices to Japanese Radio Law, increasing market-access for manufacturers on both sides of the Pacific. [13] Japanese Radio Law is ambiguous where it concerns “permissive changes” on certified equipment and for which cases it would be allowed to continue to use the same certification number. [13]

McLean, VA – Japan’s Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) has approved American Certification Body to certify Licensed Devices for the Japan market. [13] Japan’s MIC requirements largely mimic FCC, Industry Canada and European radio approvals as many devices are harmonized according to ETSI/EN and IEEE specifications for wireless communications. [13]

If the launch had been successful, MOMO-2 would have been Japan’s first privately developed rocket to reach outer space. [23]

I feel sorry for that,” Interstellar Technologies President Takahiro Inagawa was quoted as saying by the Japan Times. [23] From left, handy Japan CEO Hiro Katsuse, Tink Labs Founder and CEO Terence Kwok and Softbank President and CEO Ken Miyauchi pose for a photo during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, July 2, 2018. [11]

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan should be upfront to President Donald Trump Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker. [14] Japan boosts its military option: The Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times. [14] Japan and military revamp to meet a changing geopolitical landscape: U.S. estrangement Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern. [14] Japan fears repercussions of U.S. halting military exercises with South Korea: Glee in Russia Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay. [14] Japan fails to get United States tariff exemptions on steel and aluminum: Nikkei falls Chika Mori and Lee Jay. [14]

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Koito Manufacturing serves as the parent company to North American Lighting. [18] SARANSK, Russia (Reuters) – Japan has not had the best of preparations for the World Cup in Russia, and news of an earthquake back home added to their worries on Monday, while a false hotel alarm a day before their opener against Colombia did little to help settle the team. [24]

At about the same time as the earthquake, a hotel alarm went off by mistake, leaving the Japanese players nervous and groggy. [24] The Japanese markets alone have almost two-thirds of the global Bitcoin trade, a number three times to that of United States. [15] Major Japanese card-payment provider JCB combined infrastructure as code with a data center OS, dramatically decreasing development times. [17]

It was in response to the perception that Japanese firms were about to leapfrog the U.S. semiconductor industry. [16] More Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo. [14]

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6. (7) Trump Says Summit With North Korea Could Be A Great Success | WFIT

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13. (3) Japan’s World Cup Starts With a Wild Win Over Colombia – The New York Times

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