Japanese firms prepare for large-scale volunteering during 2020 Games

Business Sep 27, 2018

Japanese firms prepare for large-scale volunteering during 2020 Games

Major companies are encouraging employees to volunteer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, after the Tokyo Organising Committee started their search for 80,000 on Wednesday. A number of firms plan to send volunteers from among their own workforce, although some industries are concerned about ...

Figurative and literal lifesavers

Digital | ON: TECH Mar 18, 2018

Figurative and literal lifesavers

by Chiho Komoriya

Keep your ears open for BoCo Bone-conduction earphones, a relatively new development in personal tech that allows users to listen to devices without blasting the eardrums, is finally being made small enough to be worn like earbuds. Up until now, virtually all bone-conduction earphones have ...

Business / Corporate Mar 28, 2017

Fujitsu, Lenovo to delay PC business integration: source

Fujitsu Ltd. and China's Lenovo Group Ltd. will delay the planned integration of their personal computer businesses, a company source said Tuesday. The two companies initially aimed to reach a final agreement on the integration within March. But negotiations will not be concluded until April ...

Business / Corporate Oct 6, 2016

Fujitsu looks to integrate PC business with Lenovo

Fujitsu Ltd. is considering integrating its personal computer business with China's Lenovo Group Inc., the world's biggest PC manufacturer, a source said Wednesday. Lenovo is likely to invest in the PC business Fujitsu spun off earlier this year. If the investment is realized, Lenovo will ...

Manhole covers get new mission: predicting floods

Business / Tech Sep 8, 2016

Manhole covers get new mission: predicting floods

by Kazuaki Nagata

Sudden storms called "guerrilla downpours" have been hitting with increasing frequency over the past five decades and are now considered a growing disaster threat. As municipalities struggle to deal with the increase in floods, companies are proposing new technology based on what they say is ...

Business / Corporate Apr 15, 2016

Toshiba, Fujitsu, Vaio may abandon talks on PC integration

Talks to integrate the personal computer units of Toshiba Corp., Fujitsu Ltd., and Vaio Corp. are on the verge of breaking down, sources close to the matter said Friday. Negotiations have foundered on a range of disagreements, including the need for restructuring. The three companies ...