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2012-02-23 12:31:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't miss the first-time moments of Times Square, "the Crossroads of the World," in cherry blossom pink! This dazzling digital display, featured on Times Square giant video screens, marks the centennial of the historic gift of cherry blossom trees from Japan to the United States. This also is the kickoff of JAPAN WEEK, a 10-day celebration of Japanese food and culture, proving Japan is a premiere tourism destination. New York City becomes the venue...

2012-02-21 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning on March 1, 2012, join the celebration of Japanese food and culture during Japan Week, a multi-part festival to be held in various locations in NYC. The key events of Japan Week -- the Kickoff Event and Japan Pavilion -- will specifically focus on the unique world of Japanese cuisine. Sponsored by the Organization to Promote Japanese Restaurants Abroad (JRO), these events aim to promote a deeper understanding of Japan through a...

2011-09-26 09:53:00

REHOVOT, Israel, September 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BEEMTech, a global provider of advanced lighting control and energy efficiency management solutions, was selected by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) as one of an elite group of Greentech companies to exhibit next month at the Japanese Smart City Week. BEEMTech, one of only 14 companies worldwide to be selected, will showcase their LightBEEM[TM]system in the JETRO Zone at the Smart City Week at the Pacifico Convention...

2011-08-02 16:35:01

New robot boasts the latest in sensor technology, promises a brighter future for Japan's elderly populationTokyo, Aug 2, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - A new robot using high-precision tactile sensors and flexible motor control technology has taken Japan one step closer to its goal of providing high-quality care for its growing elderly population. Developed by researchers at RIKEN and Tokai Rubber Industries (TRI), the new robot can lift a patient up to 80kg in weight off floor-level bedding and...

2011-07-19 12:56:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will choose eight companies for its business matching program to be held this October at CEATEC Japan. CEATEC Japan is an information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics trade show where world-leading technologies, products, and services are announced. The show attracts on average 200,000 visitors. Companies in the ICT and electronics fields who are interested in growing their...

2011-05-31 08:35:01

Multiple life-science databases accessible through RIKEN Scientists' Networking System using new Semantic-JSON programming interface Tokyo, May 31, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - A new lightweight web service interface for accessing massive amounts of life science research data across multiple public and private domains has been developed by researchers at RIKEN, Japan's flagship research institute. Through the powerful RIKEN Scientists' Networking System (SciNetS), the...

2011-02-01 00:37:19

RIKEN, Japan's largest comprehensive research institute devoted to the natural sciences, will hold a booth and press event at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), taking place in Washington D.C. on February 17-21. RIKEN's presence at the AAAS will provide an opportunity to showcase the people and organization behind a string of high-profile research efforts making headlines this year. (PRWeb UK) January 31, 2011 Antimatter, genetic...

2010-12-07 00:00:45

Researchers in Japan have launched FANTOM5, Functional Annotation of the Mammalian Genome, an international effort to globally map transcription initiation in every human cell type. Joint research by RIKEN and Helicos BioSciences Corporation has played a key role in this project in adapting the Cap Analysis of Gene Expression (CAGE) technique, originally developed by RIKEN, to the Heliscope single molecule sequencer. In order to build a full understanding of transcriptional regulation in a...

2010-11-01 10:06:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 18, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Japan/America Society of Kentucky (JASK) will present a luncheon and seminar entitled, "The Mindset of Monozukuri: Encouraging a Culture of Talent and Innovation in Manufacturing." The event, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Lexington, from 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., will feature industry leaders from the automotive and advanced manufacturing communities describing their...

2009-09-02 07:24:33

Japanese scientists say they've built a robot designed to cope with the world's aging population by assisting staff and patients at care facilities. Researchers at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Tokyo and Japan's Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. named the robot Riba -- Robot for Interactive Body Assistance. The scientists said Ribia makes use of the latest in sensor, control, information processing, mechanical and materials technology to become the first of its kind capable of...