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Silicon Mobility Opens Subsidiary in Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 dicembre 2019

Silicon Mobility, the technology player powering control solutions for a cleaner, safer and smarter mobility, announced today the opening of a subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. This subsidiary will provide system integration expertise and support for local customers. “Japan is one of our lead markets. Our customers need dedicated local expertise to accelerate their system development based on OLEA technology,” says Bruno Paucard, president and CEO of Silicon Mobility. “The new subsidiary will leverage the resources we have already committed with our local distributor to the Japan’s automotive industry”.Japan’s automotive strategy aims to reduce 80% of greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles produced by domestic automakers – including exported vehicles – to be achieved by 2050 with a combination of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), BEVs, PHEVs and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).Silicon Mobility is changing the game of electrification by providing an automotive semiconductor control solution which extends by 30% the range of electric vehicle, divides by two the cost of electronics and shortens by 10% the battery charging time. Silicon Mobility offers a complete end to end solution which includes semiconductors and applications for the control of the key elements of the electrified powertrain.

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Cognite Launches Japan Operations

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 novembre 2019

Cognite, a global industrial software provider enabling the full-scale digital transformation of heavy-asset industries around the world, today announced the opening of an office in Japan as Cognite’s headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region. Nori Tokusue, an entrepreneur with decades of experience in the enterprise software industry, will lead Cognite’s business growth in the Japanese market as the company’s Regional Vice President.“Japan plays an important role in the global economy, and the work of digitalizing large Japanese companies is important not only for the Japanese economy, but also for the rest of the world. Cognite has a great opportunity to contribute with their know-how, and I wish them the best of luck,” said Inga M. W. Nyhamar, Norwegian Ambassador to Japan.Cognite will officially open the office during a full-day event on Nov. 26 at the Embassy of Norway in Tokyo. The event will introduce customers, partners, and the media to Cognite’s local and global executives. Cognite co-founders Dr. John Markus Lervik, CEO, and Stein Danielsen, Chief Solutions Officer, will present Cognite’s product portfolio, including the company’s key software package, Cognite Data Fusion (CDF), which empowers industrial companies to reduce costs, increase profits, and boost their safety and sustainability efforts. Following a media roundtable with Lervik and Danielsen, sessions will outline how CDF and end-user applications can deliver value for the Japanese market in areas such as production optimization, smart maintenance, and digital worker. Cognite customers Yokogawa, a global leading engineering and industrial automation company, and Aker BP, one of the largest independent energy operators in Europe, will also present at the event.The expansion to the Asia-Pacific region comes at a time of steady growth in adoption for Cognite’s leading industrial software package, Cognite Data Fusion (CDF). CDF accelerates the use of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics for the industry by supplying instant access to contextualized data from IT and OT systems, enabling industrial digitalization initiatives to scale past proofs of concept.

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Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs JENESYS 2019 ASEAN Inbound Program 12th Batch

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 novembre 2019

16 (sixteen) high-school students who are highly interested in the science and technology and 1 (one) supervisor from Thailand are scheduled to visit Japan from November 5th to December 3rd as a part of the Japan’s Friendship Ties Programs, “JENESYS 2019” promoted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA).Under the theme of “Science and Technology”, through visiting Tokyo and Niigata prefecture, they will experience the international exchange program. In Tokyo, they will exchange with students of Tokyo Institute of Technology, and visit theme-related facilities such as MIRAIKAN (advanced technology) where they can experience cutting-edge technology. In Niigata, they will visit NAMICS that is one of the leading companies in the world in the field of the electronics industries. Further they will interact with students of Nagaoka University of Technology. Based on that, it is expected to strengthen close ties between Japan and Thailand.

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Eros International Plc to Release Andhadhun in Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 novembre 2019

Eros International Plc (NYSE: EROS) (“Eros” or “the Company”), a Global Indian Entertainment Company, today announced the planned theatrical release of Andhadhun in cinemas in Japan on November 15th. Andhadhun is an Indian black comedy crime thriller film directed by Sriram Raghavan. The engaging thriller starring Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte was originally released theatrically in India and internationally to widespread critical acclaim. The film was produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Matchbox Pictures and distributed internationally by Eros International. Andhadhun has already been screened and appreciated by the audience of multiple nationalities and cultures in various parts of the world including China, Korea, Russia and Kazakhastan.
Speaking on the announcement, Kumar Ahuja, Chief Operating Officer, Eros International Media Ltd, said, “Eros Now’s legacy of entertaining the masses with the best of Bollywood films is a well-established territory. We are keen on sharing this exciting & highly captivating narrative with the audience of Japan and hoping they will enjoy and embrace the film it just as much as the viewers did from the other parts of the world.”

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Afton Chemical Completes Multimillion Dollar Expansion of Japan Technology Center in Tsukuba

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 2 novembre 2019

Afton Chemical Corporation, a global leader in the lubricant and fuel additive market, announced the completion of its Japan Technology Center expansion in Tsukuba. Mr. Jon Heese, City Councilor for Tsukuba, jointly opened the Japan Technology Center with Mr. Teddy Gottwald, Chairman and CEO of NewMarket Corporation and Mrs. Regina A. Harm, President of Afton Chemical Corporation, subsidiary of NewMarket.The investment provides an expansion of the analytical and mechanical laboratories to increase lubricant additive testing capabilities. This includes standardized and bespoke tests for transmission fluids, gear lubricants, passenger cars, motorcycles, commercial and off-road vehicles engine oils as well as industrial hydraulic oils. The expanded facility will provide its customers with enhanced technical services such as sample blending, physical/chemical analysis and performance testing that comply with international and Japan unique test methods like ASTM, JIS, JPI, JASO and JCMAS.
The Japan Technology Center’s state-of-the-art chemistry and mechanical laboratories operate with lean processes and tests run are in full compliance with ISO 9001/14001 safety, environmental and quality standards. The state-of-the-art facility houses a team of 17 R&D managers, formulators, technologists, technician and administration staff, increasing the workforce by 100% since the last decade. Afton has an extensive network of research and development and testing facilities in the United States, China, India, Japan and the United Kingdom. At these facilities, testing is conducted to ensure products meet or exceed the latest performance requirements of both OEM and industry specifications. Proprietary tests are developed and field trials are designed to create compelling proof of performance data that helps our customers’ products stand out in their markets.

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Treatment of Adults With Rheumatoid Arthritis in Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 ottobre 2019

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for filgotinib, an investigational, oral, selective JAK1 inhibitor for the treatment of adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been submitted to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). The NDA for filgotinib is supported by data from the Phase 3 FINCH clinical trial program in which once-daily treatment with filgotinib demonstrated the potential to improve clinical signs and symptoms, to achieve low disease activity and remission, and to inhibit structural damage for patients living with RA. Safety data across the FINCH clinical trial program was consistent with previously reported results.“Despite multiple medications currently available to treat rheumatoid arthritis, there are still far too many people who do not experience adequate relief from their symptoms,” said John Sundy, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President, Inflammation and Respiratory Diseases, Gilead Sciences. “The FINCH clinical trial program demonstrated that filgotinib may offer a wide range of people living with RA, including those in the early treatment and those who have tried standard therapies without success, an important new treatment option.” “This new drug application is an important milestone as we continue to expand Gilead’s presence in Japan to now also include inflammation,” said Luc Hermans, MD, President and Representative Director, Gilead Sciences, K.K. “We are committed to bringing innovative products to patients and healthcare providers in Japan, expanding beyond antivirals into new areas where our medicines can make a meaningful difference to patients.”

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Empathy Japan launch website from July 2019 to make it easier for overseas customers to order

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 agosto 2019

Empathy Japan Co., Ltd. is offering a ROMPERS BEAR service making a stuffed bear from baby clothes used to be worn by a baby. It has been selected by a lot of customers in Japan for various kinds of occasions: as birthday gift of first year, for remembrance sake of childcare, and to treat mothers by themselves. Experienced craft persons sew every single bear carefully. We carry out all the processes from sewing to inspection in Japan.To see the ROMPERS BEAR, parents can remember the tender feeling from “parenting with care” sometime ago, at the same time, the kid can realize “his/her parents raised himself/herself in a loving way” with the ROMPERS BEAR.Rompers are holding babyhood’s loving memories they were used to slipped on and off the baby and washed every day. We hope these rompers are in visible places to the family even after the babyhood is over, not being put inside the drawer of chest. As a child gets older, parents might face quarrel with the child or get tired of taking care of him/her. But then, by seeing the ROMPERS BEAR, it can let them remember the first laugh or squeeze back by tiny soft hand and get the feel of tender smell.

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UK, Japan commit to net zero emissions by 2050

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

Two of the world’s largest economies, Japan and the United Kingdom, have announced that they are aiming for carbon neutrality by the middle of the century, as momentum gathers towards a wider commitment towards achieving net zero carbon emissions in industrialised nations.Japan is hosting this year’s meeting of the G20 group of nations, and its commitment has raised hopes that others will follow suit. France is pushing for the European Union to declare a similar goal ahead of a major UN climate summit in September.
Global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, despite rhetorical commitments by governments to reduce them. Currently, the combined carbon emission reductions proposed under nations’ Paris Agreement pledges are not sufficient to prevent global heating of 2ºC above pre-industrial levels, a threshold at which climate change is likely to have severe consequences.In the UK, the outgoing prime minister Theresa May laid legislation before parliament last week enshrining the net zero target in law.“Now is the time to go further and faster to safeguard the environment for our children. This country led the world in innovation during the Industrial Revolution, and now we must lead the world to a cleaner, greener form of growth,” May said. “Standing by is not an option. Reaching net zero by 2050 is an ambitious target, but it is crucial that we achieve it to ensure we protect our planet for future generations.”
In May, the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, an independent body established by the government, said that carbon neutrality by 2050 was achievable, if the country can shift to all-electric vehicles by 2035 and encourage the retrofitting of buildings for energy efficiency.Professor Phil Longhurst, head of the Centre for Climate and Environmental Protection at Cranfield University, said: “This is an important and achievable target but what we now need is a plan as to how meet this, otherwise there is a danger that the target will be missed. Which technologies are going to be invested in, which behaviours are we going to try and change and what innovations are we going to back?

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Japan’s new molecular oncology clinical research

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 giugno 2019

QIAGEN (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) today announced that its QIAGEN Clinical Insight (QCI) offering was selected by the National Cancer Center of Japan, as part of the Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s precision medicine program, for the analysis, interpretation and reporting of molecular oncology and oncogenetic screening of cancer patients to contribute to the identification of targeted therapy treatment and clinical trial options.Japan’s Center for Cancer Genomics and Advanced Therapeutics (C-CAT), a unit within the National Cancer Center (NCC) of Japan, will use QIAGEN’s QCI platform including expert curated evidence knowledge bases, bioinformatics software and data center infrastructure to support the C-CAT’s molecular profiling services for core and cooperative hospitals of the country’s cancer genomic medicine program. QIAGEN has established an in-country data center in Tokyo, compliant with Japanese data security and privacy regulations, to support this national program.QCI is a cloud-based clinical decision support software platform used to generate actionable insights from next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. QCI leverages QIAGEN’s expert manually curated evidence knowledge base that includes more than 10 million biomedical findings and thereby be far represents the world’s largest commercial database of curated evidence data on somatic and inherited genetic variants. QCI-Interpret minimizes the complexity and cost of determining the significance of NGS data and automates guidelines for clinical actionability from leading oncology and pathology organizations.

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Tsuyoshi Oyama Becomes CEO of Promontory Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 marzo 2019

Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company, today announced that Tsuyoshi Oyama is the new chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group Global Services – Japan. Oyama comes to Promontory after nearly a quarter-century as a central banker and financial institutions supervisor and a further decade as a consultant to complex global financial institutions.
“Oyama-san is one of the most experienced financial industry experts in Japan,” said Eugene Ludwig, Promontory’s founder and CEO. “Our clients will benefit from his deep experience and trusted advice, and we are thrilled to welcome him into the Promontory fold.”
“Promontory is the global leader in strategy, risk management, and regulatory-compliance consulting, and also now is an IBM company with strong technologies to support conventional practices,” Oyama said. “I am honored to join Michael Dawson and the other highly skilled experts in Promontory’s office in Japan and look forward to helping our clients strengthen their risk management and compliance functions.” Oyama was most recently a partner at a consulting firm in Japan, where he headed risk advisory practices for major Japanese financial institutions. Before that, he worked at the Bank of Japan for 23 years, serving in his final role there as deputy director-general for the financial system and bank examination department. Oyama’s wide-ranging expertise includes scenario-based stress testing, emerging risk and non-financial risk management, risk appetite framework and risk culture, and Basel III capital implementation and risk management.Oyama began his career as a Bank of Japan economist, and was the first in the central bank to analyze the causes of Japanese banks’ non-performing loan problems. Oyama holds an M.S. in finance from George Washington University and a B.S. in economics from Hitotsubashi University.

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Falkonry Expands Predictive Operations Customer Base in Japan by 300%

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 marzo 2019

Following a successful customer roadshow in Tokyo, Nagoya and Kobe, Falkonry, Inc., the leading provider of predictive operations technology, today announced that it has significantly expanded its customer base in Japan. The company’s pre-packaged machine learning and collaborative AI system, Falkonry LRS, enables operations teams to quickly discover, explain and predict behaviors that matter, without requiring data scientists. Leading Japanese companies such as Kawasaki Heavy Industries have already been using this product, and Falkonry is now signing additional customers throughout Japan. New customers include Sumitomo Corporation and IHI Corporation, among others.“We have seen strong demand from Japan manufacturers particularly in the automotive, heavy equipment and smart factory industries where Falkonry LRS can deliver significant improvements,” said Dr. Nikunj Mehta, Founder and CEO of Falkonry. “Falkonry is committed to the Japanese market and working with both our new and existing customers to help advance their smart factory and digital solution initiatives.”

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Japan Outbound MICE Tourism Market

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 febbraio 2019

Traveler Flows, Spending Patterns, Main Destination Markets and Forecast to 2025 offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation and future outlook for Japan outbound MICE tourism market. The report offers an in-depth analysis of traveler flows, spending patterns, main destination markets and current and future opportunities for tourism businesses seeking to tap into the Japan outbound MICE tourism market. This report also provides readers with insight into MICE tourism, a rapidly growing segment within the travel industry. The report includes historical data from 2013 to 2018 and forecasts until 2025.This report provides clear insight into current and future tourism developments of the Japan outbound MICE tourism market. Furthermore, this report uses the main destination-focused analysis to explore Japan outbound MICE tourism market. A detailed main destination analysis of the market is provided, covering a total of 20 destinations. The report also explores detailed description of growth drivers and inhibitors of the Japan outbound MICE tourism market.The main MICE destinations for the Japanese travelers covered in the report are United States, Hawaii, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand.

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Rootstock Software Appoints Yoichiro Sugii General Manager of Rootstock Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 dicembre 2018

Rootstock Software, a leading cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) provider for manufacturing, distribution and supply chain organizations on the Salesforce Platform, today announced the appointment of Yoichiro Sugii as General Manager, Rootstock Japan, Inc. to oversee the company’s growth in Japan. Yoichiro will manage sales, customer success and support, and channel implementation partners in Japan.“Japanese manufacturers and distributors are looking for modern alternatives to legacy ERP systems,” said Yoichiro Sugii, General Manager, Rootstock Japan. “Rootstock Cloud ERP, built on the Salesforce Platform, offers a 360 view of their customers and entire operations. I am delighted to be working with Rootstock and Salesforce to bring this joint solution to market in Japan.”Sugii comes to Rootstock with an extensive background in business management consulting at Gledis, Inc. and ERP, including nine years as the General Manager of Baan Japan.“We are experiencing tremendous demand for Rootstock Cloud ERP in Japan,” said Per Norling, Rootstock’s General Manager, International. “This is a similar wave of ERP systems change that Sugii and I saw when we worked at Baan Software earlier in our careers. Manufacturers are undergoing digital transformations and need a modern alternative to achieve their business aspirations and stay ahead of the competition.” “Salesforce Japan is delighted Rootstock Software is establishing a direct presence in Japan, and we welcome the appointment of Yoichiro Sugii as General Manager,” said Yuji Kitahara, RVP of AppExchange Sales, Japan Alliances, Salesforce Japan. “The manufacturing, distribution and supply chain sectors in Japan want to unify their business processes and information across CRM and ERP to better serve their customer and improve operational agility.”

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MEPs assess data protection level in Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 dicembre 2018

Bruxelles. In their assessment of the Commission’s draft adequacy decision on Japan, MEPs demand further clarifications to ensure safe data transfers to Japan.In the resolution, adopted by 516 to 26, with 11 abstentions, MEPs give their input to the draft adequacy decision on the protection of personal data afforded by Japan. This decision, to be taken by the Commission, would allow the free flow of personal data from the EU to Japan without further safeguards or authorisations.The adequacy decision would further facilitate commercial exchanges between Japan and the EU and complement the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement approved by the European Parliament yesterdayMEPs consider that the Japanese and EU data protection systems share a high degree of convergence in terms of principles, safeguards and individual rights, as well as oversight and enforcement mechanisms.However, they note that there are some relevant differences between the two systems especially in regards to the definition of ‘personal data’ and ‘personal information’, rules on automated decision-making and profiling, direct marketing, onward transfers and on sanctions for infringements. MEPs call on the Commission to provide further clarifications on these topics. If necessary, Japanese authorities should be requested to provide additional binding rules in order to ensure that the level of data protection in Japan is comparable to that in the EU.In their resolution, MEPs also express worry over Japanese mass surveillance facilities “that eavesdrop around the clock on phone calls, emails, and other communications” and call on the Commission to provide more information about this.Finally, MEPs highlight that the adequacy decision can send out a strong signal to countries around the world that convergence with the EU’s high data protection standards and that it acts as a precedent for future partnerships.

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MEPs assess data protection level in Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 15 dicembre 2018

In their assessment of the Commission’s draft adequacy decision on Japan, MEPs demand further clarifications to ensure safe data transfers to Japan.In the resolution, adopted by 516 to 26, with 11 abstentions, MEPs give their input to the draft adequacy decision on the protection of personal data afforded by Japan. This decision, to be taken by the Commission, would allow the free flow of personal data from the EU to Japan without further safeguards or authorisations.The adequacy decision would further facilitate commercial exchanges between Japan and the EU and complement the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement approved by the European Parliament yesterday.MEPs consider that the Japanese and EU data protection systems share a high degree of convergence in terms of principles, safeguards and individual rights, as well as oversight and enforcement mechanisms.However, they note that there are some relevant differences between the two systems especially in regards to the definition of ‘personal data’ and ‘personal information’, rules on automated decision-making and profiling, direct marketing, onward transfers and on sanctions for infringements. MEPs call on the Commission to provide further clarifications on these topics. If necessary, Japanese authorities should be requested to provide additional binding rules in order to ensure that the level of data protection in Japan is comparable to that in the EU.In their resolution, MEPs also express worry over Japanese mass surveillance facilities “that eavesdrop around the clock on phone calls, emails, and other communications” and call on the Commission to provide more information about this.Finally, MEPs highlight that the adequacy decision can send out a strong signal to countries around the world that convergence with the EU’s high data protection standards and that it acts as a precedent for future partnerships.

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WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award Presented to Nanjing University at the AACSB Asia Pacific Annual Conference in Nagoya, Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 6 novembre 2018

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce Nanjing University as the winner of the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™ for the Asia Pacific region. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access and insights needed to enable impactful research. The award was created through a unique collaboration with SSRN, the world’s leading research paper repository, and its parent company Elsevier, a global information analytics company. Together, WRDS and SSRN elevate the visibility, impact and credibility of an institution’s research. This partnership expanded to include the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award — honoring emerging business schools.
Three universities are selected annually from across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Learn more about the award. “I am delighted to offer my congratulations to Nanjing University,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “We are always excited to celebrate the exceptional research being conducted at business schools, and Nanjing University truly deserves this recognition.”
Nanjing University Business School is committed to our position as a world-class business school and deeply appreciate this honor, said Kunrong Shen, Dean and Professor of Nanjing University Business School. The value of WRDS is recognized and welcomed by our faculty and students as we maintain the top academic atmosphere, broad academic vision, and an inclusive academic attitude. The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award acknowledges the excellent work taking place at the university and provides a special opportunity to highlight our faculty and students.”Gregg Gordon, Managing Director of SSRN, added: “Congratulations to the Nanjing University for this achievement. SSRN is excited to continue to partner with WRDS for this award. They are a great example of what we wanted to achieve with this innovation award and the WRDS Research Paper Series on SSRN.”

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Intravascular imaging system in Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 novembre 2018

ConaviTM Medical Inc. is pleased to announce that Japan Lifeline has submitted an application for the regulatory approval of the Novasight HybridTM intravascular imaging system in Japan. In addition, Japan Lifeline will serve as the exclusive distributor of the Novasight Hybridintravascular imaging system in Japan. Novasight Hybrid is the world’s first system to have been used clinically that is capable of providing both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) on a single imaging catheter. Earlier this year, the Novasight Hybrid system received FDA 510(k) clearance in the United States and was featured by Conavi Medical at the TCT 2018 Interventional Cardiology conference.Dr. Brian Courtney, Conavi Medical’s Chief Executive Officer, comments that “The announcement of Japan Lifeline applying for regulatory approval is an important commercial event for the company. Intravascular imaging is used frequently in the 260,000 angioplasty and stenting procedures performed every year in Japan. The Novasight Hybrid system is uniquely able to simultaneously acquire inherently co-registered IVUS and OCT images. I have been fortunate to work with a number of cardiologists in Japan whose experience and knowledge of intravascular imaging is incredibly profound. The input that we have received from Japanese physicians in the development of our product has been incredibly valuable in ensuring that our technology fits well with their clinical needs.” “In PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) in Japan, imaging catheters are used in more than 90% of all cases. The Novasight Hybrid system is the world’s first and unique device as a single disposable catheter combined with both IVUS and OCT functions, enabling physicians to observe the same lesions simultaneously in the coronary artery. In Japan, only one of either IVUS or OCT is covered by reimbursement for one procedure, so we believe that Novasight Hybrid system will perform to the best of the needs in clinical settings in the near future” said Keisuke Suzuki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Japan Lifeline. “We are very keen to expand our intervention business more than ever. In March this year, we launched drug eluting stents. With the Novasight Hybrid system newly added to our product portfolio, we expect to accelerate sales of the existing products too.”

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Best’s Market Segment Outlook: Japan Non-Life Sector Is Stable

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 ottobre 2018

A.M. Best has a stable outlook on Japan’s non-life insurance sector, despite the elevated risks of catastrophe losses and modest economic expansion.A new Best’s Market Segment Report, titled, “Market Segment Outlook: Japan Non-Life,” states that private companies operating in Japan’s non-life insurance sector hold solid risk-adjusted capital positions and profitable underwriting results despite economic- and weather-related pressures. In addition, the market has demonstrated stable pricing conditions. However, the industry has been facing medium- to long-term challenges to grow its premium base, due to modest economic growth, falling accident rates resulting from advanced driver-assistance systems and the gradual shift in population demographics. Despite these ongoing and escalating challenges, most private non-life insurers in Japan have continued to grow premium revenue, generate underwriting profits and maintain solid risk-adjusted capital positions that are supportive of their risk profiles.Japan’s overall market performance has remained quite profitable. Based on the results disclosed by the three largest groups, which collectively account for more than 85% of net premiums within the domestic insurance market, the weighted average combined ratios for the private insurance segment generally remained under 95% over the most-recent five-year period.
In fiscal-year 2017 (ending March 31, 2018), the industry’s underwriting results remained strong, despite some deterioration due to several natural disasters, including two typhoons and one heavy snow event. The resulting increase in the industry’s combined ratio was approximately three percentage points. Excluding losses caused by natural disasters, the industry’s combined ratio remained stable at approximately 90%, reflecting the strong underlying profits of the industry, supported by continued premium growth, tight cost controls and adequate pricing for most businesses.A.M. Best believes two main factors will continue to foster stable pricing conditions among the non-life insurers in Japan: the presence of an effective reference rate system and an oligopolistic industry structure. Additionally, in spite of the performance pressures arising from recent weather-related events, A.M. Best expects the industry to maintain very strong risk-adjusted capital positions.

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Poxel Appoints Takashi Kaneko, MD, PhD, as Senior Vice President Medical and President of Poxel Japan K.K.

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 15 settembre 2018

POXEL SA (Euronext – POXEL – FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative treatments for metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), today announced that Takashi Kaneko, MD, PhD, has joined Poxel as Senior Vice President Medical and President of Poxel Japan K.K., effective September 1, 2018, to lead the Company’s drug development and medical affairs activities as well as the team in Japan. In addition, the Company has established a wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary in Tokyo.
“Japan has been a strategic focus for Poxel and we have made significant progress in the development of Imeglimin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes for this market. This includes a robust Phase 2b program, which resulted in the strategic partnership with Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma for Japan, China and eleven other Asian countries. We are also advancing the Imeglimin Phase 3 TIMES program in Japan, with our partner Sumitomo, for which we expect the first data results in the first half of 2019,” said Thomas Kuhn, CEO of Poxel. “The addition of Dr. Kaneko to our team with his medical affairs and clinical development expertise and knowledge of the Japanese market is of great importance to Poxel today and moving forward as we continue to expand our efforts in Japan through our newly established subsidiary in Tokyo.”
Dr. Kaneko brings to Poxel over 33 years of experience including pharmaceutical industry experience with a focus on medical affairs and clinical development ranging from product evaluation, development and post-commercial launch, and clinical practice and medical research experience. Dr. Kaneko joins Poxel from Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K., where he was Head of Medical Affairs. Prior to Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K., he was the Department Head of the Medical Excellence Department in the Medical Division at Novartis K.K. Dr. Kaneko also held several senior-level positions at Santen, which included the areas of Compliance, Global Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Head of Global Research and Development as well as other research and development-related positions. In addition, Dr. Kaneko was a Vice President, Medical Director at Sanofi-Aventis K.K., and served in clinical development roles at Bristol-Myers K.K., BMS, Japan. Dr. Kaneko holds an MD and PhD degree from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

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Ciena Strengthens Presence in Japan with New Office

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 agosto 2018

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) recently opened a new, larger office in Tokyo, supporting recent growth in the company’s local business and preparing for future expansion of its workforce and customer base. The recent move is part of Ciena’s long-term growth strategy across the Asia Pacific region. “With skyrocketing user demand for cloud-based services, video and mobile broadband and the volume of devices and data exploding, our clients in Japan are under intense pressure to automate and scale their networks,” said Rick Seeto, Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), Ciena. “Ciena’s new office in Tokyo strengthens our ability to help our clients build more intelligent and adaptive networks that can cater to the growing digital economy.” “We look forward to providing the best support to our customers and partners with our new investments in Japan as we collaborate to build next-generation networks with Ciena’s market-leading technologies,” said Hiroyuki Kume, President, Ciena Japan.Located in the center of Tokyo in the Marunouchi neighborhood, the new Ciena office is more than twice the area of Ciena’s original Japan office in Uchisaiwaicho, Tokyo. The new space includes an advanced technology lab, which bolsters the company’s ability to showcase its industry-leading networking and software technologies. Additionally, new collaboration rooms allow Ciena’s partners and customers to participate in joint proof-of-concept trials and demonstrations. Ciena’s customers in Japan include all major service providers, a number of large enterprises across the financial, government, research and education sectors, as well as over-the-top (OTT) content providers and submarine cable operators.

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