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Digitimes Research: Chat robots targeted for use by people with dementia in Japan

Jun 3, 10:46

In the Japan market, chat robots, such as Pepper launched by SoftBank, are increasingly targeted for use by people suffering dementia, and Japan-based Fuji-Keizai predicted that demand...

Digitimes Research: Wi-SUN widely used in Japan, but internationalization faces problems

May 26, 11:07

Wi-SUN (wireless smart utility network), the Japan-developed wireless communication technology used in management of connected home appliances, has been popularly in the Japan market...

Japan market: Asustek is top SIM-free smartphone vendor in FY2015, says paper

Newswatch - May 16, 15:20

Sales of SIM-free smartphones totaled 1.705 million units in Japan in fiscal 2015 (from April 2015 to March 2016) with Taiwan-based Asustek Computer being the top vendor in the segment...

ASE, SPIL say supply not affected by Japan quake

Apr 19, 14:45

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have said their supply chains will not be affected by two major earthquakes that...

Sony halts production in Kumamoto due to quake

Apr 18, 22:02

Sony has issued a statement disclosing its manufacturing sites in the Kumamoto region which have been affected by the earthquake of April 14 and subsequent earthquakes.

Earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan may hurt Sony CIS business

Apr 18, 15:12

In 2015, Japan's Kyushu had 892 semiconductor-related companies, of which 360 were semiconductor equipment players, 248 semiconductor component players and 185 semiconductor manufacturers...

LTPS is common platform for TFT-LCD, OLED, says Japan Display CTO

Apr 8, 15:52

While TFT-LCD technology and OLED technology have respective advantages in production cost and application, LTPS (low-temperature poly-Si) technology provides back panels for each...

Japan Display seeking panel orders for notebooks, tablets and 2-in-1s

Apr 7, 21:10

Japan Display has had its sales team solicit panel orders from Lenovo, Huawei Technologies and Asustek Computer for notebook, tablet and 2-in-1s , according to Taiwan-based supply...

Google to establish new Cloud Platform Region

Mar 24, 12:03

Google has announced it will expand its Cloud Platform Region and establish new centers in Oregon, the US and Tokyo, Japan with both to start operating at the end of 2016.

Japan Display reforms highlight competitive nature of LTPS panel market

Mar 18, 15:08

The announcement that Japan Display (JDI) is undertaking structural reforms is no surprise considering the competitive state of the LTPS display market for small- to medium-size pa...

PCL Technologies benefits from LTE network deployments in Japan, China

Mar 14, 13:28

Optical component and module maker PCL Technologies expects orders for LTE optical transceiver modules from Japan and China in 2016 to increase significantly on year, according to...

DNP and E Ink announce partnership

Mar 9, 12:28

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) and E Ink Holdings have announced a strategic partnership to co-develop and co-market products using E Ink epaper. DNP will leverage its strong sales network...

Digitimes Research: NTT DoCoMo looking to cross into smart family market in Japan, selling fixed and mobile networks together

Feb 25, 15:39

Japan-based telecom carrier NTT DoCoMo began establishing Uchisuma (smart family) experience zone in its stores and distributors' stores on October 16, 2015, looking to help consumers...

Digitimes Research: Telecom carriers to drive FinTech technology in Japan

Feb 19, 15:06

With Japan-based Mizuho Bank and Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank having recently crossed into the Financial Technology (FinTech) industry, FinTech has become a new trend. However, Japan's...

Japan market: 35.77 handsets shipped in 2015, says MM Research Institute

Feb 15, 22:14

There were 35.77 million handsets shipped in the Japan market in 2015, slipping on year for the third consecutive time by 6.6%, according to Japan-based MM Research Institute.

Toshiba to buy land to expand flash memory production

Feb 3, 21:35

Toshiba is looking to expand production of its proprietary BiCS flash 3D memory by acquiring 150,000 square meters of land in Japan's Mie prefecture, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Konica Minolta showcases flexible OLED lighting panels at Lighting Japan 2016

Feb 3, 14:35

Japan-based Konica Minolta exhibited flexible OLED lighting panels based on a roll-to-roll process at Lighting Japan 2016 in Tokyo during January 13-15, showing that it is a global...

Asustek ranks top SIM-free smartphone vendor in Japan in 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 1, 14:55

Asustek Computer ranked the number one supplier of SIM-free smartphones in Japan in 2015 with a 28.6% market share, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

TV continues to lead advertising market in Japan, online advertising coming on strong, says IHS

Jan 25, 14:31

Though the Web would seem to be the obvious go-to medium for advertisers in the smartphone era, Japan-based advertisers are still primarily focusing their attention on TV commercials...

Digitimes Research: CSP LED devices a foucs at Lighting Japan 2016

Jan 21, 11:14

At the Lighting Japan 2016 exhibition in Tokyo during January 13-15, CSP (chip scale package) LEDs were a major focus. There were CSP LEDs developed by Japan-based GeneLite for smartphone...

Delta Electronics completes 4.6MWp PV power-generating station in Japan

Jan 18, 15:22

Power supply maker and power management solution provider Delta Electronics has completed a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 4.6MWp in Hyogo Prefecture, southwestern...

Solartech PV power station in Japan on gird

Dec 22, 11:53

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has announced a 2.45MWp PV power-generating station it has built in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, has been connected to a local grid,...

Digitimes Research: Promotion of remote medicare to boost smart wearables in Japan

Dec 11, 14:45

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has liberally interpreted remote medical care services by eliminating many restrictive definitions, allowing physiological measurements...

Sales of 40-inch TVs in Japan strong in October, says firm

Nov 26, 14:48

TVs sized 40- to 49-inch accounted for 28.73% of Japan's overall TV sales in October while 30- to 39-inch units accounted for 28.66%. This is the first time when the 40-inch TV segment...

Digitimes Research: Japan telecom operators offering household robots to boost revenues

Nov 26, 10:12

Following the steps of Softbank, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI have also launched household robots as part of their efforts to boost revenues. The move is expected to ramp up the popularity...

Digitimes Research: Nexus 6P, Xperia Z5 series highlight latest smartphone presentation in Japan

Nov 24, 12:02

Google's Nexus 6P, Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z5 series products and a number of feature phones highlighted the product presentation for the winter-spring session held by...

Prices of LED light bulbs bounce back slightly in October as aggressive pricing put on hold in the US and Europe, says LEDinside

Nov 13, 11:54

According to LEDinside, the global average price of 40W replacement LED light bulbs rose 2.8% to US$11.10 in October, while 60W replacement bulbs rose 3.5% to US$15. LEDinside analyst...

Acer to launch Liquid Z330 in Japan in cooperation with Rakuten Mobile

Oct 30, 10:49

Acer on October 29 announced that it will launch Liquid Z330 as a SIM-free 4G smartphone in the Japan market through Japan-based Rakuten Mobile's online retail channels and retail...

Digitimes Research: Netflix to make strong presence in Japan market

Oct 21, 11:03

Netflix has officially made inroads into the Japan market in cooperation with Softbank, a move which will add pressure on local service providers, according to Digitimes Research.

Apple iPhone 6s/6s Plus sales in the first 3 days were 10-15% weaker than iPhone 6 series in Japan, say reports

Oct 5, 15:28

Apple's iPhone products have strong demand in Japan and accounted for 60% of the country's smartphone sales in 2014; however, despite iPhone 6s and 6s Plus' strong sales of 13 million...

Japan market: HTC unveils 2 SIM-free smartphones

Oct 2, 11:08

HTC on October 1 unveiled two SIM-free smartphones, Desire Eye and Desire 626, for launch in the Japan market at retail prices of JPY50,000 (US$416) and JPY29,800 in mid-October,...

Digitimes Research: Startup UPQ, Sony, Kyocera highlights of Japan portable CE market in 3Q15

Oct 1, 15:59

Japan's portable consumer electronics market in the third quarter of 2015 was highlighted by the rise of innovative startup UPQ, Sony's introduction of H.ear headsets, and Kyocera's...

Digitimes Research: 7.5 million smart meters to be installed in Japan in 2015

Sep 23, 15:21

There will be 7.5 million smart meters installed in Japan, including replacement of conventional electric meters, in 2015, hiking 104.9% on year, according to Japan's Ministry of...

Japan Display set to release new in-cell touch panels, says report

Sep 16, 14:55

Japan Display (JDI) will begin producing second-generation in-cell touch displays for use in smartphone applications by the end of 2015, according to a report from Japan-based Nikkan...

HTC to unveil 2 new flagship models in Japan

Sep 8, 16:14

HTC plans to launch two new flagship smartphones in Japan at the end of September as the vendor will begin to tap the SIM-free market in the country from October, according to industry...

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    Sony SmartBand 2

    Sony Mobile has unveiled smart bracelet SmartBand 2, which is set to become available worldwide starting September. The SmartBand 2 features the same form factor and designs as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 24.

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    Aidmics iSperm inspection device for pig sperm

    At Computex Aidmics Biotechnology showcased its iSperm, which inspects pig sperm. It is a tool for animal husbandry. Aidmics said it has sold over 100 iSperm devices since its launch,...

    Photo: Julian Ho, Digitimes, Jun 10.

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    JINS Meme smart eyewear

    Japan-based eyewear brand, JINS, has announced Meme smart eyewear for the US market in 2015 as part of its expansion plan outside of Asia. The JINS Meme (available with or without...

    Photo: Company, Dec 23.

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    Toshiba WERAM1100 wristband

    Toshiba has released a wearable fitness tracker, WERAM1100, for online sales in Japan. An integrated accelerometer enables the WERAM1100 to estimate physical activities, such as...

    Photo: Company, Aug 14.

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    Toshiba Exceria Pro SD cards

    Toshiba has announced that it will launch a new series of SD memory cards offering the world's fastest data write speed. The latest edition to its line-up of Exceria memory cards...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

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