Tag - lithium-ion-batteries



Japan Times
Dec 15, 2019
Nobel winner Akira Yoshino says time in Sweden 'passed in a flash'
Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino returned home on Sunday after receiving the Nobel Prize in chemistry at a ceremony in Sweden, saying his time there "passed in a flash."
Oct 10, 2019
A Nobel Prize for a revolutionary technology
The awarding of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Akira Yoshino provides us with an opportunity to see whether Japanese firms and universities are investing enough resources in innovative research that has the potential to radically change our lives for the better.
Japan Times
May 17, 2018
Swiss prosecutors investigate fatal Tesla crash, suspect 'thermal runaway' of battery
Swiss prosecutors have begun looking into the circumstances of a fatal crash of a Tesla electric car last week that firefighters think may have set off a fire in the vehicle's battery.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2018
Apple mum amid reports it's in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies
Apple Inc. is talking to major cobalt producers to secure supplies of the material vital for the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power its mobile phones, three cobalt industry sources said.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2017
Beware of lithium ion battery fire dangers, Europe warns Christmas air travelers
European aviation safety authorities have urged airlines to remind passengers about how best to transport electronic devices containing lithium ion batteries over the busy Christmas travel period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 29, 2017
Panasonic steps up lithium-ion battery production amid electric-vehicle boom
Panasonic Corp. said Friday it will start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries for electric cars in fiscal 2019 at its plant in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, expanding domestic production to meet growing demand for green vehicles across the globe.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 3, 2017
NEC mull exit from EV battery business
NEC Corp. might pull out of its lithium-ion battery business for electric vehicles by selling its battery electrode subsidiary to a Chinese investment fund, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 26, 2015
Panasonic to shut down battery factory in Beijing
Panasonic Corp. will close a lithium-ion battery factory in Beijing due to deteriorating profitability amid stiff competition with South Korean rivals, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2014
Australia wants new submarines to use Japan's lithium ion propulsion system
Australia wants a new Japanese propulsion system for its next generation of submarines, government officials with direct knowledge of the matter said, bolstering Tokyo's position as the likely builder of the multibillion-dollar fleet.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2014
Panasonic's revamp efforts continue to pay dividends
Panasonic Corp. said Thursday that its operating profit grew in the April-June quarter on the back of efforts to restructure by shifting focus to industrial markets instead of less profitable consumer products.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 28, 2014
Panasonic hesitant about investing in Musk's huge Tesla battery factory
Panasonic Corp., Tesla Motors Inc.'s primary supplier of lithium-ion battery cells for its electric Model S sedans, has not committed to investing in a massive U.S. battery plant proposed by Tesla's Elon Musk.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals