Ex-Hitachi chairman Kawamura tapped to reform Tepco

/ Mar 18, 2017

Ex-Hitachi chairman Kawamura tapped to reform Tepco

The government has asked former Hitachi Ltd. Chairman Takashi Kawamura, 77, to be the next chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., informed sources said. The government expects Kawamura, who led a quick turnaround at the electronics and machinery conglomerate, to reform Tepco, ...

Hitachi develops technology to use bamboo as fuel

/ Mar 9, 2017

Hitachi develops technology to use bamboo as fuel

Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday it has developed a technology to utilize bamboo as fuel for boilers and biomass power generation. The new technology is expected to address a situation in which unused bamboo forests have been increasing due to decreased bamboo demand, a problem ...

Techie home comforts

| Feb 18, 2017

Techie home comforts

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A polite talking ted You may remember Paro, the therapeutic seal robot that has been successful enough to be used by therapists to help dementia patients with stress. Well now NTT DoCoMo has now collaborated with toy firm Iwaya, electronics maker Vitec and communication ...

Honda, Hitachi to partner on electric vehicles

/ Feb 7, 2017

Honda, Hitachi to partner on electric vehicles

Automaker Honda Motor Co. has signed a deal with Hitachi Automotive Systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment. The companies announced the agreement Tuesday. Honda, which also makes ...