Tag - mitsubishi-heavy



Europe's Ariane 6 rocket takes off in Kourou, French Guiana, on Tuesday.
Jul 10, 2024
Europe’s Ariane 6 rocket goes retro in challenge to SpaceX
Reusable rockets and frequent launches "were once aspirational but are now minimal requirements" to compete commercially, said the Rocket Lab CEO and founder.
Seiji Izumisawa, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, says the firm is almost finished designing its next-generation nuclear reactor.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2024
Mitsubishi Heavy moving closer to building new reactor in Japan
The firm can start building the facility once a site for it is established and some late-stage tests are completed.
A hydrogen storage tank with an under-construction green hydrogen compressor at a liquid fuels facility in Sasolburg, South Africa.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2024
South Africa’s biggest green-hydrogen project woos Japanese investors
If approved, the plant will use 3,700 megawatts of renewable power generation capacity to split water to produce 1 million tons of hydrogen a year.
Toyota, Idemitsu Kosan, Eneos and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said they have teamed up to research carbon-neutral fuels for automobiles.
May 28, 2024
Toyota and partners launch joint study on carbon-neutral fuels
Toyota will also independently develop engines that can use e-fuels efficiently
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries scrapped the development of its regional jet last year, after 15 years of effort.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 28, 2024
Japan really wants to build airplanes, $33 billion project shows
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is aiming to introduce a new aircraft by 2035.
The first unit of H3 rocket carrying the Earth observation satellite Daichi-3 is launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture in March last year.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 12, 2024
JAXA to give second shot at H3 rocket launch Thursday
During last year's launch, the second-stage engine of the first unit failed to ignite due to an electrical problem.
Plaintiffs and lawyers in wartime labor lawsuits attend a news conference in Seoul last week.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 28, 2023
Top South Korea court upholds wartime labor rulings against Japan firms
The Supreme Court in Seoul upheld decisions by lower courts ordering Hitachi Zosen and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay damages.
Families of deceased plaintiffs in lawsuits over wartime labor during Japan's colonial rule outside South Korea's Supreme Court in Seoul on Thursday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2023
South Korean court upholds wartime labor damages order for Japan firms
The rulings came as South Korea-Japan relations have been improving since Seoul announced in March its plan for solving the wartime labor issue.
An H-IIA rocket, carrying the Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) and X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM), lifts off on Thursday morning from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.
JAPAN / Science & Health / ANALYSIS
Sep 7, 2023
In new space race, Japan ups ante with launch of two key missions
The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon and X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission were both launched Thursday following several postponements.
An H2A rocket at Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Monday
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 28, 2023
Japan suspends H2A rocket launch for moonshot due to strong winds
Unsuitable wind conditions in the upper atmosphere forced a suspension less than 30 minutes before the planned liftoff.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2023
South Korean court backs Mitsubishi Heavy patents seizure
A South Korean court has approved the seizure of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries patent rights in wartime labor dispute.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2023
Japan delays launch of H3 rocket by a day due to weather
The delay comes weeks after the launch was aborted due to technical trouble.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 7, 2023
Mitsubishi Heavy pulls plug on long-troubled SpaceJet project
The firm has pointed to a lack of resources and unclear market prospects as some of the major reasons for discontinuing the project.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2022
Mitsubishi Heavy and Hitachi to develop new nuclear reactors for use in 2030s
The plans come as the government announced in August that it would promote the construction of next-generation nuclear power plants to ensure a stable electricity supply.
Japan Times
Sep 25, 2022
Between a rock and a hard place: Why Japan’s defense industry is struggling
Japanese firms are reliant on the Defense Ministry and SDF for contracts, and without a change, the very viability of the domestic industry could be called into question.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2022
South Korea's top envoy meets plaintiffs in Japan wartime labor cases
There is speculation that South Korea's top court may soon finalize a court order to liquidate assets seized from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over forced labor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 17, 2022
South Korea's Yoon says 'concession and understanding' key to solving issues with Japan
Yoon's remarks come amid speculation that South Korea's top court may soon finalize a court decision ordering the liquidation of Japanese corporate assets over wartime labor.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 3, 2022
South Korea court orders sale of seized Mitsubishi Heavy patents for wartime labor
The incoming South Korean president, Yoon Suk-yeol, has indicated the South Korean side understands Japan's worries and that the two countries should seek a solution together.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 27, 2022
Japan consortium and U.S. firm to cooperate on fast reactor
The agreement came after industry minister Koichi Hagiuda vowed to bolster the development of next-generation nuclear power technology in cooperation with the U.S.
Japan Times
Jan 1, 2022
Japan research body and Mitsubishi to collaborate on U.S. fast reactor
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency is considering providing operational data and designs to TerraPower, a company co-founded by Microsoft Corp.'s Bill Gates.


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