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Japanese firms pitch next-generation 'smart city' technologies in New York

May 13, 2018

Japanese firms pitch next-generation 'smart city' technologies in New York

As technology to create energy-efficient "smart cities" proliferates, four Japanese companies have shown off their prowess in advanced environmental and information technologies as part of a related exhibition in New York. Daikin Industries Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corp. and Shimizu Corp. participated last week in ...

Hitachi to take part in Taiwan's shift in energy policy

Apr 30, 2018

Hitachi to take part in Taiwan's shift in energy policy

Hitachi Ltd. and a Belgium company have signed a contract with Taiwan's state-owned power utility to build offshore wind turbines on the island's west coast as part of the government's ambitious plan to replace nuclear power with renewable energy. While the Jan De Nul Group ...

Hitachi Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi to head Keidanren business lobby

Jan 9, 2018

Hitachi Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi to head Keidanren business lobby

Keidanren has tapped Hitachi Ltd. Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi as its next chief, the nation's top business lobby said Tuesday. The appointment was approved earlier in the day at a meeting of the body's board of councilors. Nakanishi, 71, will be formally appointed at Keidanren's general ...

Get Bach to work: Company orchestras are catching on

Dec 19, 2017

Get Bach to work: Company orchestras are catching on

Can performing Beethoven symphonies together help employees team up on projects at work, too? Some companies — above all in Germany and Asia — seem to think so. A conspicuous number of big German corporate names — along with a handful in Japan and South ...