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  1. News - Asia - Lifestyle

    Japan's failed gadgets paved way for innovative success

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... A string of miserable flops came way before the country became known for its innovation It gave us the Walkman, the pocket calculator and heated toilet seats, but Japan's path ... of futures that never happened on Japan's journey to becoming a global byword for invention in the late 1950s and early 1960s. "Way back before Cool Japan was an Uncool Japan," said ...

  2. News - Asia - AIRPORT SECURITY

    Hitachi unveils airport boarding gate that can detect bombs in seconds

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The machine, which is being tested at airports, analyses air particles from passengers' hands Hitachi unveils gate that detects bombs in seconds Plane passengers could soon be scanned for bombs as they swipe their boardi ...

  3. Lenovo and NEC in deal to be Japan's No 1 maker

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Unfazed by a forecast decline in information-technology sales in Japan this year, Lenovo Group and NEC yesterday launched a joint venture that has become the country's biggest personal computer supplier. NEC Lenovo Japan Group, in which Lenovo has a 51 per cent stake, is estimated to account for about 25 per cent of annual personal computer sales in Japan ...

  4. Carmakers predict parts slowdown from Japan

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Neil Gough The head of the mainland's official vehicle industry association has warned that supply chain disruptions stemming from the earthquake in northeast Japan are likely to have a bigger effect on carmakers in China starting this month. Major carmakers and component suppliers across Japan have been subject to plant shutdowns since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which ...

  5. Japan rejects PLA offer of robots to handle disaster at nuclear plant

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen An offer by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to send robots designed to handle nuclear accidents to Japan has been turned down because Tokyo does not want help from the Chinese military. Professor Song Aiguo, director of the robotic sensor and control laboratory at Nanjing's Southeast University, said a team of robots from the Nanjing Military Region's ...

  6. China to replace Japan as second-biggest ad market

    Posted Jun 16th 2010, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen China will surpass Japan to become the world's second-largest advertising market by 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). 'China's advertisement growth will come from emerging domestic and foreign brands,' said Marcel Fenez, PwC's global leader of entertainment and media practices. After a year of decline, the global entertainment ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Panasonic to halve chip business workforce: reports

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... factories both in Japan and overseas, would axe 7,000 jobs from the unit by March 2015 from a total of 14,000 employees, through an unspecified number of lay offs, early retirements and moving ... to Israeli circuit-maker TowerJazz with a deal likely to be reached before early next year, the Nikkei said. Japan’s Jiji Press news agency ran a similar story, saying the plan was aimed at putting ...

  8. Mainland Magic overtakes Japan in supercomputer race

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China has overtaken Japan to become Asia's leading market for high-performance computing systems, just seven years after mainland manufacturers first started building ... last year, to surpass the 15 from Japan. Complex computing tasks such as meteorological modelling, human-genome mapping, nuclear-blast simulation and energy exploration are typically tackled ...

  9. Hanwah Japan's Duo for laptop

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's a pen. It's a touch-screen PC. It's the Duo for Laptop digital pen from Hanwah Japan. While there are lots of laptops with touch screens these days, there are also lots ... what you write into typed text, like some tablet PCs. The Duo for Laptop is currently only available in Japan for?9980, or about HK$820, but you should be able to find similar systems at your ...

  10. Space expert plays down moon rivalry with Japan

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and Japan's 'Kaguya' lunar mission, saying there were technological merits in both projects. Speaking in Beijing yesterday, the chief scientist behind Chang'e I said people could not claim superiority of one project over the other based on any single advantage. The public and mainland media have for weeks been pitting the Chang'e I project against Japan Aerospace ...




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