ANA and Joby to establish eVTOL ridesharing service in Japan; Toyota joining for ground integration

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ANA Holdings and Joby Aviation are forming a partnership that will see Japan’s largest airline join with Joby to bring aerial ridesharing services to Japan. Joby already has strong connections with Japan, having worked alongside Toyota since 2019.

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Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

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Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) recently jointly performed the country’s first helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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Porsche and Audi form Premium Charging Alliance in Japan

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Porsche Japan and Audi Japan are forming a Premium Charging Alliance business partnership to expand the 150kW rapid charging station network across Japan. The Premium Charging Alliance is a project to expand charging services in Japan, merging the Porsche and Audi rapid charging station network in both dealers and city networks for owners of battery electric vehicles (BEV) from both brands. —Michael Kirsch, CEO of Porsche Japan.

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Nissan introduces all-new Note e-POWER AWD in Japan

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The car comes exclusively with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain—a non-plug-in series hybrid configuration ( earlier post )—and is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in early 2021. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan

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Honda and Cruise to start testing program in September toward launch of autonomous vehicle mobility service business in Japan

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Honda will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

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Nissan, Mitsubishi unveil jointly developed new all-electric mini-vehicles in Japan

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Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors unveiled their first jointly developed light electric vehicles (EVs)—the Sakura and the eK X EV (pronounced “eK cross EV”), —in Japan. Japan, where the vehicle is produced.

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Mitsubishi Heavy and Infinium to collaborate on the production and deployment of electrofuels in Japan

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Through this collaboration, MHI will further promote the CCUS value chain, as well as the digital grid it designed with IBM Japan to visualize CO? Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Electrofuels Japan Market Background

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Honda receives type designation for Level 3 automated driving in Japan

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Autonomous driving Japan Market BackgroundHonda Motor Co., has received the required type designation for Level 3 automated driving from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

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Kobe Steel to launch “Kobenable Steel”, Japan’s first low-CO2 blast furnace steel

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Kobe Steel will launch “Kobenable Steel” and become Japan’s first provider of low-CO 2 blast furnace steel products with significantly reduced CO 2 emissions during the blast furnace ironmaking process. Emissions Japan Lifecycle analysis Manufacturing MaterialsThe company plans to start selling the new products this fiscal year. Kobenable Steel is based on the KOBELCO Group’s CO 2 Reduction Solution for Blast Furnace Ironmaking announced in February 2021.

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ENEOS and Ample to launch EV battery swapping service in Japan

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a US-based startup in which ENEOS has invested in, are collaborating to launch an EV battery swapping service in Japan. Batteries Electric (Battery) JapanENEOS Holdings, Inc. and Ample, Inc.,

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Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) completed in Japan; aiming for low-cost green hydrogen production; P2G

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), Tohoku Electric Power Co., Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power-to-Gas Solar Solar fuels

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Nissan to launch all-electric minivehicle in early FY2022 in Japan

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Nissan Motor plans to start sales of an all-new, all-electric minivehicle in Japan in early FY2022. NMKV is a 50/50 joint venture between the two companies engaged in product planning and project management for minivehicles sold in the Japan market. The planned minivehicle is aimed to redefine the popular car category in Japan, featuring instant acceleration, smooth driving, and cabin quietness that are key characteristics of electric vehicles (EVs). Electric (Battery) Japa

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ENEOS begins joint study with Origin on Japan-Australia green hydrogen supply chain; MCH as transport medium

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ENEOS Corporation and Origin Energy signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a study on a potential business collaboration for the development of a CO 2 -free hydrogen supply chain between Japan and Australia. Maritime transport of MCH to Japan by tankers.

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Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000-unit cumulative milestone

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e-POWER made its debut in Japan on the Note compact car in November 2016. The Note claimed the best-selling car in Japan title in 2018.1. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan Vehicle Manufacturers

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Nissan field testing new mobility services as part of building sustainable future community in Japan

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Nissan began a field test of new mobility services as part of a partnership to promote future community building in Japan. Electric (Battery) Japan Mobility services Urban mobility

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Nissan launches Note Autech Crossover in Japan; exclusively with e-POWER

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Nissan and its affiliate Autech announced the start of sales of the Note Autech Crossover in Japan. Autech Japan, Inc. The brand's color, an original blue, is inspired by the sea and sky of Chigasaki in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture, where the company was founded.

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JGC & Cosmo Oil to use Honeywell Ecofining technology in first commercial-scale SAF project in Japan

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JGC Holdings Corporation and Cosmo Oil Company will use Honeywell Ecofining technology ( earlier post ) for the first commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel project in Japan. The project will convert used cooking oil locally collected in Japan into renewable jet fuel meeting ASTM D7566 standards with start-up scheduled in 2025. Aviation & Aerospace Bio-hydrocarbons Fuels Japan

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. Since its debut in 1994, RAV4 has pioneered the crossover SUV market, and remains the market leader. The fifth generation RAV4 was released in April 2019.

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Suzuki and Daihatsu join CJP to apply CASE technologies in mini-commercial vehicles in Japan

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have joined the Commercial Japan Partnership (CJP) commercial vehicle project ( earlier post ) to accelerate their carbon neutrality initiatives in minivehicles through the dissemination of CASE technologies (connected, autonomous, shared and electric) and services. As part of their participation in the project, Suzuki and Daihatsu are to each acquire 10% of issued shares of Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies, the joint venture for the CJP initiative, from Toyota Motor Corporation.

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Nissan unveils lunar rover prototype jointly developed with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; e-4ORCE control technology

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Nissan Motor unveiled a lunar rover prototype jointly developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) at the Nissan Futures event in Yokohama.

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Nissan launches of Note Aura NISMO in Japan; e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the Note Aura NISMO, sales of which are scheduled to start in Japan this autumn.

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Panasonic confirms it will make Tesla 4680 cells in Japan

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“Panasonic is developing a new high-capacity lithium-ion battery, the "4680", in multiple locations within Japan,” it stated in a press release issued Monday.

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Nissan launches new Note Aura in Japan; enhanced e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the all-new Note Aura premium compact car in Japan, with sales planned to start in autumn.

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Mobileye and WILLER partner to launch autonomous robotaxi service in Japan, Southeast Asia

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Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, have formed a strategic collaboration to launch an autonomous robotaxi service in Japan and markets across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan. Beginning in Japan, the companies will collaborate on the testing and deployment of autonomous transportation solutions based on Mobileye’s automated vehicle (AV) technology.

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Tokuyama and Toyota start verification tests in Japan for stationary fuel cell generator that uses by-product hydrogen; Mirai FC system

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Japan Airlines conducts first flight with blend of two different types of SAF

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has conducted the first flight with a mixture of two different types of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) produced domestically in Japan. mixing ratio) of SAF produced domestically in Japan added into existing jet fuel. March 2020: Succeeded in manufacturing of SAF using cotton from clothing for the first time in Japan (A5). February 2021: Successfully operated the first flight in Japan loading SAF produced domestically in Japan (A5).

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Toyota launches all-new Aqua (Prius C) hybrid in Japan; bipolar nickel-hydrogen battery

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The first-generation Aqua—sold as the Prius C in the US—came to life at the Iwate Plant of Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc. Toyota Motor Corporation launched its all-new Aqua.

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Automotive, Telecom and ITS companies carry out first Cellular V2X trial in Japan

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Continental announced the completion of a joint Cellular V2X trial in Japan together with Ericsson, Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies. The companies have successfully conducted Japan’s first C-V2X testing in the country using 5.8 Following the positive test results, Continental will continue to further develop and investigate the C-V2X technology, globally as well as in Japan to enable an early global deployment. Connected vehicles CV2X Japan

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Nissan launches all-new Note in Japan, exclusively with second-generation e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the all-new Note compact car in Japan, with sales planned to begin 23 December. 2020 Nissan Note e-POWER (Japan Market). In 2016, the Note e-POWER became a hot seller as soon as it started sales in Japan.

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Japan team develops solvent-free method for “milking” algae to harvest carbohydrates and phycobiliproteins

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This research was supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Grant Number JP17K07717. Algae Algal Fuels Biomass Fuels JapanUp to now, algae has provided invaluable nutrition in the health food sector but has struggled to be competitive against petroleum-derived chemical production.

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TSMC to Build Chip Fab in Japan

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TSMC), the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, announced in an online earnings briefing Thursday that it would build a semiconductor plant in Japan. Wei, TSMC's CEO, said the company had received help from its Japanese customers and the government to establish the plant in Japan.

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Toyota introduces new Yaris Cross compact SUV in Japan; TNGA GA-B platform; E-Four electric AWD

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Hybrids JapanToyota Motor Corporation has released the Yaris Cross, a new-model compact SUV. The Yaris Cross will be available through Toyota dealers nationwide from 31 August. As with the Yaris, the all-new Yaris Cross adopts the TNGA platform (GA-B).

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Japan could lose 14% GDP and millions of jobs by stalling on electric cars – report

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Japan, the world’s second-largest car exporter, risks a 14% drop in GDP if it does not move more swiftly toward producing electric vehicles, according to a new report by the Climate Group.

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Tesla Model Y orders start in Australia and Japan

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Tesla has started taking Model Y orders in Australia and Japan, expanding the all-electric SUVs global market even more. Meanwhile, in Japan, the Model Y RWD starts at ¥6,190,000 ($46,156.97), and the Model Y Dual Motor AWD Performance costs ¥8,090,000 ($60,324.70).

Mazda launching updated CX-3 in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

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Mazda Motor Corporation has begun accepting pre-orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Japan. Diesel JapanThe redesigned model adopts parts of Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture. Improvements were made to the front dampers, front stabilizers and coil springs, and the G-Vectoring Control and electric power steering systems were carefully tuned to achieve even smoother changes in vehicle posture.

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KYOCERA and BYD Japan to collaborate on integrated energy system for EVs

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Kyocera Corporation and BYD Japan Co., Electric (Battery) Japanthe Japanese arm of China’s BYD Co. announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs. By combining renewable energy from Kyocera’s solar power generating systems and BYD’s electric buses, the collaboration will maximize the effectiveness of renewable energy, greatly reduce power losses, and maintain a stable supply-demand energy balance.

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Japanese, Russian companies partner on feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia & Japan

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Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC), Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), and Itochu Corporation are partnering on a joint feasibility study of a blue ammonia value chain between eastern Siberia and Japan. The parties are willing to prepare a new option for energy security between Russia and Japan by establishing a new value chain which transports ammonia produced in Russia to be utilized as fuel in Japan. Toyo Engineering Corporation and?Irkutsk

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EU renewables plan spotlights Japan’s weak targets as G7 energy meeting kicks off

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The EU plans to transition to renewables more than twice as fast as Japan by 2030, according to new analysis released by global energy think tank Ember ahead of the G7 environment, climate, and energy ministers meeting, which kicks off today in Berlin.

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Neste and ITOCHU expand partnership to grow the availability of sustainable aviation fuel in Japan

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Neste and ITOCHU Corporation have expanded their partnership to increase the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Japan. In the expanded partnership, ITOCHU acts as the branded distributor of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Japan making Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel available first at the two largest Japanese international airports: Tokyo Haneda and Narita.

Kumamoto University project to use Nissan LEAF technology in electric bus test in Japan; 3 packs, 3 motors

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Technology developed by Nissan for the battery-electric Nissan LEAF will be used in an electric bus project led by a team from Kumamoto University, that starts testing next month in Japan, with the goal of making zero-emission public transit more widespread and affordable. The company hopes the technology can help the project achieve its goal of creating environmentally friendly buses for public transportation systems in Japan. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Japan

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Itochu and partners launch feasibility study of blue ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan

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Itochu Corporation and Irkutsk Oil Company (IOC); Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC); and Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO) have agreed to undertake a detailed study for the commercialization of a blue ammonia value chain between Eastern Siberia and Japan.

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Nissan to launch 3 new EVs and 5 new e-POWER models in Japan by FY2022; 100K LEAFs sold in Japan

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Nissan announced that it plans to launch three new electric vehicles and five e-POWER models in Japan by the end of fiscal 2022 (31 March 2023). Nissan expects electric vehicles and e-POWER models to make up 40% of sales in Japan by the end of the company’s 2022 fiscal year. As our domestic market, we are proud that Japan is leading the way forward when it comes to Nissan Intelligent Mobility. 100,000 LEAFs sold in Japan. Electric (Battery) Hybrids Japan

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Toyota launches Corolla hybrid models in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) launched hybrid versions of the Corolla Axio sedan and Corolla Fielder station wagon in Japan. Monthly sales target for Japan are 1,000 units of the Corolla Axio hybrid and 1,500 units of the Corolla Fielder hybrid. Hybrids Japan In addition, there will be a special Corolla Fielder Hybrid G Aerotourer·WxB grade.

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