Fintech News & Trends in Hong Kong and Asia

Star Alliance, NEC and Sita Sign Teaming Agreement, Paving the Way to Expand Touchless Journeys Across Member Airlines

TOKYO, Jun 16, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Frequent flyer program customers of Star Alliance member airlines will soon be able to use their biometric identity across any participating airline at any participating airport following a new agreement between the world’s largest airline alliance, NEC Corporation and SITA. The agreement announced today is […]

Vodafone names NEC as a key partner for 5G massive MIMO radio units supporting commercial deployment of Open RAN in the UK

TOKYO, Jun 15, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today that it has been named as a key partner by Vodafone in the UK for supplying 5G massive MIMO radio units (RU) for the operator’s initiative to build one of the largest commercial Open Radio Access Networks (RAN) in […]

Fujitsu to Initiate On-Site Vaccinations for Employees in Japan

TOKYO, Jun 15, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Fujitsu Limited today announced that in accordance with the Japanese government’s COVID-19 vaccination policy targeting a June 21, 2021 start for large companies and universities, Fujitsu will initiate on-site inoculations for employees at select locations in Japan from June 29, 2021, supplementing efforts by local […]

Eisai to Divest Rights for Zonegran in Europe and Other Regions to Advanz Pharma

TOKYO, Jun 15, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to divest its rights for the antiepileptic agent Zonegran (generic name: zonisamide) in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Australia to Advanz Pharma. Zonegran is an antiepileptic drug (AED) originally created by Dainippon […]

JAXA and Honda to Begin a Feasibility Study on a Circulative Renewable Energy System

TOKYO, Jun 14, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (Honda) today announced the plan to begin a joint feasibility study on a “circulative renewable energy system” in space, which is designed to supply oxygen, hydrogen, and electricity for human outposts and rovers. JAXA […]

JCB Accelerates Business Expansion in ASEAN Region with Opening of New Department in Singapore

TOKYO, Jun 14, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand is pleased to announce the establishment of a new ASEAN Business Enhancement and Creation Department under its subsidiary, JCB International Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. JCB develops and provisions innovative technologies and services around the world. The ASEAN […]

Honda Announces the Establishment of Ashirase, Inc., a Startup Originated from IGNITION, a Honda New Business Creation Program

TOKYO, Jun 11, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the establishment of Ashirase, Inc., the first business venture to originate from IGNITION, Honda’s new business creation program. Ashirase, Inc. is currently developing an in-shoe navigation system to support the visually impaired with walking and will strive to begin […]

Honda Begins Company-wide Expansion of its New Business Creation Program, “IGNITION,” to Help Realize Ideas and Dreams of Honda Associates

TOKYO, Jun 11, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has begun expanding its new business creation program, IGNITION, to the entire company. IGNITION is a program that gives shape to the original technologies, ideas and designs of Honda associates and contributes to solving social issues and creating new value for […]

NEC upgrades its greenhouse gas reduction target to SBT1.5degC and joins RE100, a global renewable electricity initiative

TOKYO, Jun 11, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – In 2017, NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced its climate change policy guidelines for 2050(1), aiming to reduce CO2 emissions from its direct business operations to become carbon neutral by 2050. In order to accelerate climate change measures, NEC upgraded its greenhouse gas reduction target from […]

Northgate Public Services to improve patient experience and outcomes with acquisition of Vantage Health

Tokyo and London, Jun 11, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced that Northgate Public Services (NPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC, has acquired Vantage Health, which provides `Rego’, an advanced digital solution to help healthcare providers reduce patient waiting times and cope with increased demand. Rego reviews all […]

Drax and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Sign Pioneering Deal Towards Delivery of the World’s Largest Negative Emissions Project

TOKYO, Jun 10, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Drax Group and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd., part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, have agreed a long-term contract for Drax to use its carbon capture technology, the Advanced KM CDR processTM, in what would be the largest deployment of negative emissions in power […]

Honda and Komatsu Announce the Start of Joint Development of Micro Excavators Powered by Swappable Batteries

TOKYO, Jun 10, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Komatsu Ltd. today announced they have signed a basic agreement and begun joint development to electrify Komatsu micro excavators(1) using the Honda Mobile Power Pack (MPP)(2) and to strive to establish a battery-sharing system for the civil engineering and construction […]

The 10th edition of Big CIO Show virtually convened India’s top CIOs

INDIA, Jun 9, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The 10th edition of Big CIO Show – India gathered major stakeholders of India’s technology ecosystem such as government think-tanks, technology experts and leading technology solution providers, to discuss the critical infrastructure, where digital transformation can help the nation boost economic competitiveness. The attendees were […]

Eisai To Present Latest Data of Lemborexant at 35th Annual Sleep Meeting (SLEEP2021)

TOKYO, Jun 9, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that a total of 5 poster presentations including the latest data on its in-house discovered orexin receptor antagonist lemborexant (product name: DAYVIGO) will be given at the 35th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP 2021), to be […]

Biogen and Eisai launch initiatives to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease access ADUHELM

Cambridge, MA, Jun 8, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Following U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) accelerated approval of ADUHELMTM (aducanumab-avwa) as the first and only Alzheimer’s disease treatment to address a defining pathology of the disease by reducing amyloid beta plaques in the brain, Biogen (Nasdaq: BIIB) and Eisai Inc., U.S. subsidiary […]

Woven Alpha, Isuzu and Hino Begin Exploring the Use of Automated Mapping Platform

Toyota City, Japan, Jun 8, 2021 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Woven Alpha, Inc., a group company of Woven Planet Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, Isuzu Motors Limited, and Hino Motors, Ltd. announced today an agreement to proceed with talks to utilize the Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) developed by Woven Alpha. […]