Dec 19, 2016

NEC aims to develop cancer drugs using artificial intelligence

NEC Corp. said it will develop cancer drugs using artificial intelligence, aiming to put new vaccines using peptides into practical use within the next eight years as key substances in next generation immunotherapy. A peptide is a short chain of amino acids with an ...

Government to back AI technology development in medical, production sectors

Aug 19, 2016

Government to back AI technology development in medical, production sectors

The government plans to promote the development of artificial intelligence technology in cooperation with other entities for use in medical, manufacturing and other sectors to mitigate the expected labor shortages that will result from an aging society, officials said Friday. The public-private initiative will ...

Dec 24, 2013

Major computer makers enhancing Big Data services

Major computer makers, including Fujitsu Ltd. and NEC Corp., are enhancing their services for Big Data, meaning data collected very rapidly in large volumes from a variety of sources. Because Big Data services are seen as limitless and expected to achieve high growth, the ...

Oct 31, 2013

Glory days fade from memory at Japan's ailing electronics firms

Japan’s top electronics firms on Thursday reported mixed earnings, with Sony slashing its full-year profit outlook while hard-hit Panasonic turned in strong earnings and boosted its annual forecast. The firms have undergone painful restructuring to stem years of losses as they struggle to keep ...

ITS tech on display in Tokyo

Oct 16, 2013

ITS tech on display in Tokyo


The newest technologies showcasing the potential of intelligent transport systems (ITS) will be on view to the public starting Thursday as part of an ongoing conference in Tokyo. The exhibition under the 20th ITS World Congress at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward features ...

Aug 15, 2013

Firms closely watch developments

Japanese firms with offices in Egypt are closely watching the situation and gathering information in the country where Cairo security authorities started Wednesday to forcibly remove supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Since Morsi was deposed in a coup in early July, many ...