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2014-04-17 04:20:58

- Panasonic's "Gorilla EYE" Portable Car Navigation System Presents Scenic Website - TOKYO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Corporation has produced a full-length movie recording a 4,500-kilometer drive from Cape Sata in Kagoshima Prefecture in the south to Cape Soya in Hokkaido in the north, using a highly functional driving camera mounted on "Gorilla EYE," the immensely popular portable car navigation system in Japan. The 80-hour continuous website, dubbed "ONE SKY, ONE ROAD,"...

2014-04-16 20:22:03

PS4 Furthers Global Momentum as Gamers Embrace Its Breakthrough Gameplay and Innovative Sharing Capabilities TOKYO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation®4 (PS4(TM)) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 7.0 million units(*1) globally as of April 6, 2014 (JST), demonstrating the rapid growth of the PS4 platform. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020701/SFM066LOGO "The response...

2014-04-16 12:31:30

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo: 4503), announced today that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve civil claims regarding the marketing of MYCAMINE(®) (micafungin sodium) for injection. Under the agreement, Astellas will pay $7.3 million to the settling parties. The Department of Justice had investigated Astellas for alleged off-label...

2014-04-08 23:31:50

New Tokyo site enables full-service e-commerce provider to more effectively provide customer service to the rapidly growing market in the Asia-Pacific region. Cologne, Germany (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 cleverbridge, a global full-service e-commerce provider for software and SaaS companies, announces the relocation of its Asian customer service operation to Tokyo, Japan. The move from Shanghai, China enables cleverbridge to more effectively provide customer service to the rapidly growing...

2014-04-08 23:30:43

Global Eco Innovations agrees to represent A. S. Trust & Holdings to identify distributors throughout Asia for multiblend hydrocarbon refrigerants. Kaneohe, Hawaii (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Global Eco Innovations Co. Ltd. Japan (GEIJ) (http://www.gei-jp.com), an energy-savings sales and consulting company in Tokyo, Japan, has agreed to represent A.S. Trust & Holdings, developer of the climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants R441A and R443A, in creating a network of distributors in...

2014-04-08 08:35:57

OMAHA, Neb. and ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten Inc., one of the world's largest Internet services companies and First Bankcard(®), a leader in the U.S. credit card partnership arena and a division of First National Bank of Omaha, have launched the Rakuten Rewards MasterCard(® )Program, which provides cardholders with reward points for using their credit card to shop on the Rakuten.com website and elsewhere. Headquartered in Tokyo, Rakuten provides...

2014-04-07 23:24:22

Advance Application for .tokyo Domain Names Now Open to Trademark Holders Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, Inc. today announced the opening of new geographic top-level domain (GeoTLD), .tokyo, one of the first new domains to represent a truly global city. During the first phase of the launch, application is open exclusively to trademark holders. After that, Internet users all over the world will have the opportunity to register some of the...

2014-04-08 00:22:07

In addition, the "PlayStation®Mobile Developer Program" Will Expand to a Total of 32 Countries and Regions Beginning May 29, 2014 TOKYO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) announced that starting today, it will initiate a public preview of "Unity for PlayStation®Mobile," a dedicated development environment for PlayStation®Mobile (PSM). Similar to the beta version which has been available to a select number of developers, the public preview of...

2014-04-06 20:20:30

Leading Ophthalmologists Provide an Update on Breakthroughs in Artificial Vision Research TOKYO, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, M.D., coordinating investigator and founding director of the Institute for Ophthalmologic Research at University Eye Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany, presented an update on breakthroughs in artificial...

2014-04-03 00:21:55

TOKYO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEKA Corporation, a polymer additives manufacturer based in Japan, announced on April 3 that it will participate in CHINAPLAS 2014, which will be held on April 23 - 26 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (Booth F61 - Hall N1). - Lineup for this fair: ADEKA's SolutionIn this fair, we will introduce our valuable solutions for plastic/rubber users. Highlights following products: Phenol free PVC stabilizerWe will have technical conference...


Latest Tokyo Reference Libraries

Topographic Effects On Weather
2012-07-30 13:18:48

The Japanese Alps are a major weather component and dictate a lot of weather patterns in Japan. The first is when Typhoons move northward and impact Japan. If they remain on the eastern side of the Alps they will bring very heavy rain to the capitol region of Tokyo along with very strong winds. In the winter the Alps create two types of climates at the same latitude. On the Western side near the city of Kanazawa Japan, the winters can be long and harsh with snowfall amounts in the feet....

Topographic Impacts of Mt. Fuji in Japan
2012-07-16 15:39:01

Image Credit: Joshua Kelly Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in the country of Japan. It does have a large impact on the weather in the region. The first impact is shown in the image to the left. This is known as a cap cloud as it sits snuggly on top of the mountain. This feature can be indicative of strong turbulence in the area for aviation purposes. The second impact that Mt. Fuji can have is the winter weather in the Tokyo area. When storm systems come in from the west they tend to...

Tornado Hits Town Northeast Of Tokyo Japan May 5, 2012
2012-05-10 08:24:20

Typically when you think of tornadoes you think of the Plains of the United States. Japan does get tornadoes but most are associated with Tropical Activity. On May 5th 2012, the storm which produced this tornado was not associated with a Typhoon. It was more of a super-cell type thunderstorm. Videos and images available shown the tornado had a wide base. The damage left behind indicates that it could have been a strong storm approaching the middle of the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The storm...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-08 09:54:10

Tokyo is located in the Central part of Japan. On the Eastern shore of Japan is Tokyo Bay which connects to the Pacific Ocean. Just outside Tokyo Bay runs a warm ocean current which plays a role in the climate of Tokyo. Temperatures for Tokyo Japan: Average temperatures for the months of January through March range from the 30’s in January upwards to the 50’s by March. April starts the season of spring and the temperatures range from the 50’s to the 70’s. The months of July...

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2007-03-26 14:08:56

The Frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, is a primitive shark species, of the family Chlamydoselachidae in the order Hexanchiformes. The Southern African frilled shark is a proposed new species from the Southern African range. These two species are very different from the other hexanchiform sharks, and it has recently been proposed that the two frilled sharks should be given their own order: Chlamydoselachiformes. Additional extinct types are known from fossil teeth; thought to be...

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