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JAPAN PRODUCTS: Business Directory of Japanese Companies http://japan-product.com Japan-Product.com is a business directory which globally promotes high quality Japanese products and services for BtoB, BtoC and BtoG marketplaces. Our mission is to support and coordinate global directory services for medium to small Japanese companies. Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:40:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Japan-US 6th Annual Medtech & Healthtech Innovation Forum Kobe http://japan-product.com/japan-us-mdif-kobe-2019/ http://japan-product.com/japan-us-mdif-kobe-2019/#comments Sat, 07 Sep 2019 07:12:35 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?p=22879 Japan-US 6th Annual Medtech & Healthtech Innovation Forum Kobe

This event aims to support the promotion of medical device development through the lectures and panel discussion by leading experts in the US who are front-runners of medical device development.

This forum is led by volunteers from Silicon Valley, and has been held in Sendai in 2014, then in Osaka, Hiroshima, Okinawa and Shizuoka.

At the seminar session and panel discussion will be held in the afternoon, the latest trend of United States will be introduced and the development of a Japanese ecosystem for medical device development will be discussed.

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Thinking about the future of medicine from Kobe


The Japan-US Medical Device Innovation Forum brings together experts from a range of medical disciplines, including Stanford University, Japan and US enterprises, medical personnel, and incubators/accelerators engaged in developing a core of medical device innovation. The forum features a series of panel discussions and lectures with successful case studies, presented by the experts so as to discuss challenges in the Japanese medical device business, outlook of medical device needs, adoption of effective R&D operations used in Silicon Valley a renowned frontrunner of emerging medical technology development transforming ideas into success, Japan-US collaborative solutions to resolve challenges, and other additional discussion.

This premier forum aims to drive continued growth of Japan’s medical device innovation, support to accelerate Japan-US collaboration, leverage Japan’s core competencies, and bring in new technologies to fill the gaps for infinite possibilities, that is to say, building “Global Ecosystems”.


  • Name: Japan-US 6th Annual Medtech & Healthtech Innovation Forum Kobe
  • Date: Friday, November 8th, 2019
  • Time: 10:00-18:00, Networking Reception 18:30-19:30, Registration from 9:00
  • Venue: Kobe Portopia Hotel
  • Address: 6-10-1 Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-City, Hyogo, Japan 650-0046 (Google Map)
  • Capacity: 1,000
  • Attendance Fee:
    Seminar Only JPY 2,000 (Incl Program and Lunch Box), Seminar and Networking Reception JPY 5,000 (Incl Program and Lunch Box)
  • Official Website: www.fbri-kobe.org/kbic/forum/



  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Economy
  • Ministry of Health
  • U.S. Embassy in Japan and Ministry of Commerce
  • Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development(AMED)
  • Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
  • Hyogo Prefecture
  • Japan Bio Design
  • The Japan Federation of Medical Devices Associations
  • American Medical Devices and Diagnostics Manufacturers’ Association
  • Life Science Innovation Network Japan, Inc. (LINK-J)
  • University of Hyogo
  • Kobe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Kobe Tourism Bureau
  • Kobe Convention Bureau


  • Sysmex Corporation
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • American Medical Devices and Diagnostics Manufacturers’ Association
  • Medicaroid Corporation
  • electrosuisse japan
  • Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Nara Seiko Inc.
  • Nobelpharma Co., Ltd.
  • Minato Bank, Ltd.
  • Miyano Medical Instruments Co., Ltd.
  • Japan Products

USJMF Sponsors

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Nichibei Medtech Advisors, LLC
  • Triple Ring Technologies
  • Spirosure, Inc.
  • Voler Systems
  • Life Science Innovation Network Japan, Inc.
  • Vorpal Technologies K.K.
  • Kicker Ventures
  • Drawbridge Health, Inc.
  • Globizz Corp.
  • AZCA, Inc.
  • Silicon Prairie Center



Jack W. Moorman

10:00 Welcome Speech

    Mayor of Kobe
  • Tasuku HONJO
    President, Foundation for Biomedical Innovation at Kobe
  • Jack W. Moorman
    Chairman, US-Japan Medtech Frontiers

Russell H. Taylor

10:25 Keynote Speech: A thirty year perspective on medical robotics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  • Russell H. Taylor
    Professor, Johns Hopkins University

11:10 Panel Discussion: Medical Innovation by Robotic Technology
The use of robot technology is attracting attention in the global market, while innovative medical device development is expected in Japan facing a super aging society. “The father of medical robots” Dr. Russell H. Taylor of Johns Hopkins University and panelists who are working on developing surgery support robots will discuss the future of robot technology.

  • Moderator: Amish Parashar
    Managing Partner, Explorers’ Lab
  • Panelist: Myriam J. Curet
    Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
  • Panelist: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
    [Medicaroid Corporation] President And [Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.] Director Managing Executive Officer, President Precision Machinery & Robot Company
  • Panelist: Bruce Lichorowic
    President & CEO, Galen Robotics Inc.
  • Panelist: Russell H.Taylor
    Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Amish Parashar

Myriam J. Curet

Yasuhiko Hashimoto

Bruce Lichorowic

Russell H.Taylor
12:15 Lunch Presentation
Venue A: Seminar Session
Venue B: Panel Discussion


A-1 Innovation in US Medtech Hot Areas
Panelists introduce their attentive fields, which are always one step ahead against the global market, and innovation trends in the accelerated development of medical device in the US, represented by Silicon Valley.

  • Moderator: Shinichiro Komoto
    Partner, Eight Roads Ventures Japan
  • Panelist: John MacMahon
    Chief Executive Officer, Mitre Medical Corp.
  • Panelist: Lee McCracken
    Chief Executive Officer, Drawbridge Health
  • Panelist: Lucas Buchanan
    Chief Financial Officer, Silk Road Medical Inc.
  • Panelist: Klaudyne Hong
    CEO and Co-Founder, Peach IntelliHealth
B-1 Developing Unmet Needs Driven Innovative Medical Devices
What is the ecosystem for medical device development in Japan? As everybody knows, the development process of medical device is different from that of pharmaceutical industries. It is essential to know the NEEDS of clinics or medical professionals to develop new devices. By understanding those factors, we discuss how we should promote medical device development and its solutions.

  • Moderator: Kirk Zeller
    Board Member, US-Japan Medtech Frontiers
  • Moderator: David Smith
    Board Member, US-Japan Medtech Frontiers
  • Panelist: Takumi Fukumoto
    Professor, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Panelist: Oren Knopfmacher
    CEO & Co-Founder, Avails Medical Inc.
  • Panelist: Amr Salahieh
    President & CEO, Shifamed LLC
  • Panelist: Masakazu Yagi

    Program Director, Japan Biodesign, Specially-Appointed Associate Professor, Dept. of Biodesign for Healthcare Innovation, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University

Shinichiro Komoto

John MacMahon

Lee McCracken

Lucas Buchanan

Klaudyne Hong

Kirk Zeller

David Smith

Takumi Fukumoto

Oren Knopfmacher

Amr Salahieh

Masakazu Yagi
Venue A: Seminar Session
Venue B: Panel Discussion


A-2 Medtech and Healthtech for Super Aging Society
We clarify the forecasted problems in super aging society in upcoming 20 years Japan will face. In addition, panelists introduce their activities in the healthcare sectors to show hints leading developing new services or devices to solve Japan’s 2040 problem.

  • Moderator: Yasuko Akutsu
    President & CEO, MT Health Care Design Research Inc.
  • Panelist: Esben Grøndal
    Representative Director, Public Intelligence Japan Co. Ltd
  • Panelist: Motoshi Hayano
    Research Assistant Professor Department of Ophthalmology Keio University School of Medicine
  • Panelist: Sayaka Tomihara
    Director, Medical and Assistive Device Industries Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
B-2 How to Foster Players for Medical Device Development
What kinds of players are necessary to realize medical device development – as so called Needs-Driven concept? How should we foster such human resources? Panelists hold discussion on development of human resources for this purpose from different point of view.

  • Moderator: Takahiro Yasuda
    Associate Professor, Kobe University Hospital, Div. of Translational & Regulatory Science
  • Moderator: Takahiro Nakanishi
    Senior Coordinator, Center for Cluster Development and Coordination (CCD), Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI)
  • Panelist: Dan Burnett
    President & Chief Executive Officer, TheraNova LLC.
  • Panelist: Tomohisa Kisaka
    Associate Professor, Division Chair, Division of Biodesign, Translational Research Center, Hiroshima University
  • Panelist: Akihisa Maeda
    Director, Office for Medical Devices Policy, Health Policy Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Panelist: Aya Yamamoto
    Academic Researcher, Tohoku University
  • Panelist: Tomokazu Yoshida
    Executive Officer, Sysmex Corporation

Yasuko Akutsu

Esben Grøndal

Motoshi Hayano

Sayaka Tomihara

Takahiro Yasuda

Takahiro Nakanishi

Daniel Burnett

Tomohisa Kisaka

Akihisa Maeda

Aya Yamamoto

Tomokazu Yoshida
Venue A: Seminar Session
Venue B: Panel Discussion


A-3 Successful Cases of US-Japan Collaborations
Medical professionals expect innovative medical device in the market, and that enables international alliance for research and development. Panelists from the US and Japan introduce their own success stories from their different position as to how the borderless resources can be applied to find future possibilities.

  • Moderator: Joseph Heanue,
    Chief Executive Officer and President, Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.
  • Panelist: Vivek Balasubramanyam,
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Spirosure, Inc.
  • Panelist: Prakash Murthy,
    President and CEO, Atonarp Inc.
  • Panelist: Kazuya (Kaz) Ogawa,
    Chairman & President, Zimmer Biomet G.K.
  • Panelist: Mitsuyo Yamamoto, President & CEO, JOHNAN Corporation
B-3 Understanding Evaluation Criteria for Investors
Let’s talk about investors mind. This must be interesting topic for entrepreneurs of medical device business and M&A players. Panelists consisted of entrepreneur, investor and experienced business person will make analysis and discuss on the investors’ criteria.

  • Moderator: Tomohisa Ishikawa
    Head of Macro-Economics Research Center, Advanced Senior Economist
  • Panelist: Yasushi Kiyobayashi
    Deputy General Manager, Kansai Research & Business Development Department, ITOCHU Corporation
  • Panelist: Hajime Oshita
    President, MedVenture Partners, Inc
  • Panelist: Ira Prigat
    President & CEO of Network in Motion Ltd./President Japan & China at Itamar Medical Ltd.
  • Panelist: Hirotaka Saso
    Representative Director, Cambridge Consultants Japan Inc.

Joseph Heanue

Vivek Balasubramanyam

Prakash Murthy

Kazuya (Kaz) Ogawa

Mitsuyo Yamamoto

Tomohisa Ishikawa

Yasushi Kiyobayashi

Hajime Oshita

Ira Prigat

Hirotaka Saso

Fumiaki Ikeno

17:25 Special Lecture: US-Japan Difference in Medical Device Development

  • Fumiaki Ikeno
    Interventional Cardiologist and Researcher, Stanford University

17:50 Closing Remarks

  • Masato Fujisawa, Dean, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine

17:55 Kobe Declaration

  • Masayoshi Murakami, Senior Executive Director, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe

18:30-19:30 Networking Reception

Please note that the program is subject to change

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Pesticide-Free & Genuine Japanese Tea Manufacturer Since 1865 – Kanei Hitokoto Seicha Inc. http://japan-product.com/ads/kanei-hitokoto-seicha/ http://japan-product.com/ads/kanei-hitokoto-seicha/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:48:53 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?post_type=ad_listing&p=22819 Kanei Hitokoto Seicha Inc. etablished in 1865, is a traditional Japanese tea manufacturer in Shimada City, famous tea-producing district in Shizuoka Prefecture. As a long-established tea manufacturer in Shizuoka, we are committed to high quality and safe tea producing with a strong commitment to “genuine aroma and flavor”.

We mainly produce the Fukamushi Sencha, growing in the beautiful air, water and fertile land of Shimada City, and offer “Matcha” and “Houji-cha” powders that can be used as food ingredients in cafes and restaurants.

In addition, our Houji-cha produced with our unique deep roasting method is a “New-style of Japanese Tea” that can be used on drip machines or espresso machines, just like drop coffee.

Kanei Hitokoto Seicha’s Japanese Tea Products

This product does not use any fragrances and can enjoy the colorful and gentle natural scent of cherry blossoms. For more details, click here.
Tea Leaf

This product is a Matcha that is characterized by a beautiful green color and a slight sweetness. It is finely ground and can be used as a latte or confectionery material. For more details, click here.
Matcha Powder

Roasted Matcha (Roasted Green Tea Powder):
This product is a deep-flavored roasted tea with a deep roasting finish. It can be used as a latte or confectionery material like Matcha. We also have Houji-cha tea leaves for drip machines and espresso machines. For more details, click here.

Roasted Matcha
Roasted Matcha Powder
Roasted Matcha

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ITO Co., Ltd. – Japan’s first physiotherapy equipment manufacturer http://japan-product.com/ads/ito-co-ltd/ http://japan-product.com/ads/ito-co-ltd/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2018 05:56:25 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?post_type=ad_listing&p=22772 ITO Co., Ltd. located in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture, are manufacturing and sale of medical devices and therapy equipment for hospital and house, rehabilitation equipment, health equipment, beauty equipment and etc.

Since our founding in 1916, ITO has actively incorporated overseas technologies and conducted our own R&D to develop a large number of physiotherapy devices. We started a full-fledged expansion of our business overseas in the 1970s. AT the moment, we export high-quality products to more than 100 countries around the world.

The history of ITO’s product development is the history of tackling the challenge of “small size / advanced functions / top performance.” This dates back to our founder’s desire to “make devices for home treatment widely available to give many people the gift of good health.”

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Japan’s 10 Major Nightscape Cities in 2018 http://japan-product.com/best-nightscape-cities-2018/ http://japan-product.com/best-nightscape-cities-2018/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:20:18 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?p=22731 Nagasaki, Sapporo and Kitakyushu City are selected as The New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities in 2018

Date: Oct 8, 2018
Source: YCVB

YCVB (General incorporated association YAKEI Convention & Visitors Bureau), working on the tourism industry in Japan, has announced “New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities”.

“Nightscape Summit 2018 in Sapporo” was held in Sapporo City on October 5, 2018, and three cities, Nagasaki City, Sapporo City and Kitakyushu City, were selected as the “New Japan’s Three Major Nightscape Cities” by YCVB. The certification is every 3 years, Nagasaki City has been chosen twice in a row, Kitakyushu City was elected for the first time.

The method of electing, approximately 5,542 night view appreciators (qualified people at night view appreciation examiner) selected the first to third place from cities in Japan. The cities where night view appreciators voted were tabulated by ranking and points, and the top three cities based on the results were recognized as “Japan’s New Three Major Night Scenes”.

Following the previous 2015, Nagasaki City which became the No. 1 place gathered a large number of votes from the “Inasayama (Mt. INASA)” night view which can overlook the city. In Nagasaki City, companies and households cooperate in lighting with the “Nagasaki Kunchi” festival to be held from October 7th to 9th, and the night view is the most beautiful period.

Sapporo city is ranked second in a close battle with Nagasaki city, which is No. 1. There are abundant viewing facilities including “Mt. Moiwa“, “Mt. Okura (Okurayama)“, “Sapporo TV Tower“, “Asahiyama Memorial Park“, which became more momentum than Nagasaki because of its popularity. There were many opinions such as “Great panorama viewing in clear air in Hokkaido is splendid” and “Sapporo White Illumination and Shiroi Koibito Park, plenty of events that can be enjoyed at night”.

In Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka prefecture, the tourist resource conversion of the night scenery made by the factory lights was successful, it surpassed Kobe City and entered the top three. Cruise tour around the coastal area operated by a private shipping company in the city has collected many factory night view fans from all over Japan. Kitakyushu City Mayor, Kenji Kitabashi said, “It is a great opportunity to attract lodging type tourists, we want to more improve urban brands with night view.”

10 Best Nightscape Cities in Japan

The rankings are as follows, and () is the ranking for FY2015.

1st – Nagasaki City in Nagasaki Pref. (1st)

2nd – Sapporo City in Hokkaido Pref. (2nd)

3rd – Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Pref.

4th – Kobe City in Hyogo Pref. (3rd)

5th – Tokyo (8th)

6th – Hakodate City in Hokkaido Pref. (4th)

7th – Osaka City in Osaka Pref. (6th)

8th – Yokohama City in Kanagawa Pref. (7th)

9th – Kyoto City in Kyoto Pref. (9th)

10th – Shizuoka City in Shizuoka Pref.

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  1. Nagasaki City ( Rakuten / Booking )
  2. Sapporo City ( Rakuten / Booking )
  3. Kitakyushu City ( Rakuten / Booking )
  4. Kobe City ( Rakuten / Booking )
  5. Tokyo ( Rakuten / Booking )
  6. Hakodate City ( Rakuten / Booking )
  7. Osaka City ( Rakuten / Booking )
  8. Yokohama City ( Rakuten / Booking )
  9. Kyoto City ( Rakuten / Booking )
  10. Shizuoka City ( Rakuten / Booking )
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Fujitsu partnership with Ericsson to deliver end-to-end 5G network solutions for the dynamic 5G market in Japan http://japan-product.com/fujitsu-ericsson-5g/ http://japan-product.com/fujitsu-ericsson-5g/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2018 23:07:19 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?p=22720 Fujitsu and Ericsson Team up on 5G Partnership

Date: Oct. 26, 2018
Source: Ericsson

TOKYO and STOCKHOLM, Oct. 26, 2018Fujitsu Limited and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have entered an agreement to deliver end-to-end 5G network solutions and related services under a strategic partnership. The two companies are joining forces to develop this based on their combined portfolios – spanning radio access and core network – for the dynamic 5G market in Japan, connecting communications service providers to the global 5G ecosystem.

The two companies aim to initially provide systems and solutions for the Japanese market, and seek to further expand their collaboration to other customers globally.

In the 5G era, mobile communications service providers anticipate the ability to provide highly scalable, and intelligent services through open and globally standardised technology for core and radio access network for more efficient network operations.

As a leading network technology provider, Fujitsu is making concerted efforts to support open standards activities driven by major telecommunications providers and aims to achieve broad interoperability for its radio access products in global markets.

As a world leader in 5G, Ericsson has worked closely with mobile operators around the world in the development of 5G, through standardization, trials, and prototyping.

Ericsson and Fujitsu’s strength in research and development will ensure the best path for bringing global 5G solutions to Japan, as well as exploring a wider global market.

Tango Matsumoto, Executive Vice President, Head of Network Business Group at Fujitsu, says: “Through this partnership with Ericsson, we will provide flexible 5G network systems that are open and standard compliant, and will leverage our expertise in wireless technologies and network integration to a wide range of customers in and outside of Japan. From mobile broadband, expected to be the first widespread use case of 5G, to the Internet of Things (IoT) and beyond, this partnership holds out the promise of exciting new business opportunities.”

Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks at Ericsson says: “Our global expertise in 5G combined with our understanding of the local market puts us in an excellent position to support the introduction of 5G in Japan. By working closely with operators and partners, we are creating solutions that will bring successful use cases and applications to the market. With Fujitsu we get an excellent partner to accelerate this development.”

About Ericsson

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

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Omron Launches “Collaborative Robot Arm” with vision functionalities – Users can take automate more complex tasks http://japan-product.com/omron-robot-arm/ http://japan-product.com/omron-robot-arm/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:31:04 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?p=22707 OMRON to Launch TM Series Collaborative Robot Accelerating The Harmonization of Humans and Machines

Date: Oct 25, 2018
Source: Omron Corporation

Omron Corp. has announced the global launch of the TM series collaborative robot family from October 26, 2018 in 40 countries in order to realize an innovative manufacturing environment where humans and machines work in harmony. With its various vision functionalities and simple, intuitive programming environment, OMRON will further enable safe, flexible, and collaborative manufacturing between human and machine.

Robot Arm with Vision System

As changing consumer trends continue to shorten product life cycles, manufacturers are increasingly looking to quickly and flexibly set up production lines to meet frequent product change-overs. In addition, as labor shortage becomes more “real” manufacturers are striving to automate the simpler and monotonous tasks, making it increasingly necessary to create a workplace where people can contribute with more creative tasks. OMRON’s TM series provides a unique solution to easily install a robot to automate applications such as picking, packing, and screwdriving which, although traditionally performed by humans, can be challenging to easily automate. As part of the TM series launch, OMRON will release a “mobile-compatible” model which will seamlessly integrate into the market leading LD series autonomous mobile robot. By integrating the mobile-ready TM series with the LD series, users can take automate more complex tasks such as pick and place onto a tray / into a container and flexibly automate by connecting processes with autonomous mobile robots.

Three Key Features of the TM Series Collaborative Robot

  1. Intuitive programming interface reduces programming time
    Reduced installation and setup times compared to traditional industrial robots. The flowchart based intuitive programming interface and easy teaching requires little to no previous robot programming experience.

  2. Integrated on-arm vision system reduces setup time
    The TM series comes with built-in vision and integrated lighting, allowing the user to capture products with a wide viewing angle. Equipped with image sensing functions such as pattern matching, bar code reading, and color identification, this robot system makes inspection, measurement and sorting applications extremely easy to set up out of the box.

  3. Conforms to all human / machine collaborative safety standards reducing installation time
    The TM series conforms with all safety standards that enable cooperation between humans and machines and can be safely operated around people without industrial safety fencing traditionally required for industrial robots, greatly reducing the installation time.
    (Conforms to safety requirements for industrial robots ISO10218-1 as well as safety requirements for collaborative industrial robots ISO/TS15066)

Product Summary

OMRON will introduce 12 robots in the TM series with a combination of the following specifications.

  • Arm length: 900 mm, 1100 mm, 1300 mm
  • Payload: 4 kg, 6kg, 12kg, 14kg
  • Power supply: AC, DC
  • Conforming or not conforming to SEMI S2 Safety Guidelines

Collaborative Arm Robot TM series

Placed on Mobile Work Station

With the addition of the TM series collaborative robot to the product lineup, OMRON will further enable safe, flexible, and collaborative manufacturing between human and machine and continue to accelerate “innovative-Automation”, an innovative manufacturing concept where humans and machines work in harmony.


Recently, OMRON has developed a manufacturing innovation concept, called “innovative-Automation” With this concept, OMRON is currently committed to bringing innovation to manufacturing sites through three key innovations, or three “i’s.” Through these innovations in the area of automation, OMRON aims to enable significant productivity improvements in manufacturing sites in order to achieve high-value-added manufacturing. With the first “i,” “integrated” (control evolution), OMRON will seek to advance automated control technology so that virtually any operator, even inexperienced operators, can effortlessly perform work that previously required the expert skills of experienced workers. With the second “i,” “intelligent” (development of intelligence by ICT), OMRON seeks to create constantly evolving equipment and production lines. By adopting a wide range of control devices and artificial intelligence (AI), machines can learn through experience and maintain themselves in optimal condition. For the third “i,” “interactive” (new harmonization between people and machines), OMRON pursues the development of a new harmonious relationship between human operators and machines. Working together in the same workspace, machines will be able to assist human operators by recognizing human thoughts and behavior.

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Hotel Sonia Otaru – Located along the scenic Otaru Canal and equipped natural hot-spring bath http://japan-product.com/ads/hotel-sonia-otaru/ http://japan-product.com/ads/hotel-sonia-otaru/#comments Thu, 25 Oct 2018 18:41:42 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?post_type=ad_listing&p=22663 Hotel Sonia Otaru will have a soft opening of our new building facing the Otaru Canal with a hot spring bath on the top floor, on Thursday, December 27, 2018. We have a total of 149 rooms, among which 55 rooms are in the new building. A variety of rooms, including Deluxe Family Triple rooms which can be used by up to 4 people, and Canal Superior Twin rooms with canal side view are available for booking.

Superior Twin Room

Comfort Twin Room

The source of our natural hot spring bath is the famous “Otaru Canal Hot Spring” in Ironai, Otaru. The type of spring is sodium-chloride and sulfate (weakly alkaline hypotonic hot spring). The salt of chloride hot springs is known to form a thin film on the surface of the skin that helps to keep it warm, expanding the blood vessels and increasing blood circulation. Sulfate hot springs are known to have an anti-aging effect by promoting the formation of collagen. With these combined benefits, we hope that you will have a relaxing time and recover from the fatigue of your trip.

Hot Spring – F

Hot Spring – M

In addition, we are currently renovating our restaurant and cafe and improving the meals that you can enjoy in our hotel. Enjoy our “Ezomae Sushi” that utilizes Hokkaido brand-name seafood to create artistic interpretations of sushi, “Aburi Baru” that serves charcoal-grilled dishes with top-quality ingredients, and our Sushi Bar “Iruonai”, where you can enjoy your food together with our by-the-glass Japanese sake and wine bar, all to be opened on February 4, 2019 in the Grand Opening Renewal of our new building.

Hotel Overview

A dreamy stay in Otaru. Right in front of the scenic Otaru Canal, our hotel offers the best location for a business stay or a romantic gateway in Hokkaido. HOTEL SONIA Otaru features a great view, spacious, bright rooms which all come with a seating area and antique furnishings. The rooms are also equipped with comfortable beds, a flatscreen TV, a radio, a refrigerator and an en suite bathroom. The high speed Wi-Fi is free of charge and a daily breakfast buffet with Western and local dishes is served at restaurant Sushidokoro Kitahama. Our 24-hour front desk and kind staff is always at your service, speaks your language and will help you with your luggage would you need our free storage services. As for the nearby attractions, HOTEL SONIA Otaru is at walking distance from the so-called Sushi Street, the glass wonders at Otaru Unga Kogeikan and the shopping area Sakaimachi Dori.

Hotel Sonia Otaru is operating by MyStays Hotel Management Co., Ltd.


Otaru Canal Night View in Winter

Otaru Canal Night View

Otaru Canal in Summer

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MyStays Hotel Management Co., Ltd. – Operating over 14,500 rooms in Japan http://japan-product.com/ads/mystays-hotel/ http://japan-product.com/ads/mystays-hotel/#comments Thu, 25 Oct 2018 17:22:40 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?post_type=ad_listing&p=22656 MyStays Hotel Management provides a new brand of urban accommodation. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll be treated to comfort and convenience that will make you feel right at home. Stay for just a night, or for as long as you like. Enjoy warm hospitality and efficient services in a safe, superior-quality environment. MyStays Hotel Management is always at your service.

Operating 89 properties 14,670 rooms in Japan (as of Oct. 15th, 2018)

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NTT DOCOMO Launches IoT-driven Temperature-monitoring Service in USA – Its reduce food wastage and inefficiencies by visualizing refrigerator temperatures http://japan-product.com/ntt-docomo-iot-us/ http://japan-product.com/ntt-docomo-iot-us/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2018 22:13:33 +0000 JAPAN PRODUCTS http://japan-product.com/?p=22635 NTT DOCOMO Launches IoT-driven Temperature-monitoring Service in USA

Date: October 22, 2018
Source: NTT DOCOMO Inc. and NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc.

TOKYONTT DOCOMO Inc. and NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc. announced today the immediate launch of an IoT-driven temperature- and humidity-monitoring service for industrial refrigerators and freezers in the United States. Customers can use smartphones or PCs to monitor the temperature and humidity of their equipment, get alerts in the event of any abnormality, receive monthly reports on temperature and humidity trends, and change settings based on such reports. The subscription service is available from $99 per month in the United States.

IoT-driven Temperature and Humidity Monitoring System

DOCOMO developed the service in collaboration with myDevices, an IoT solutions company based in Los Angeles, California that provides IoT technology based on LoRa®, a wireless data communication technology for low-power, extra-long-range transmissions. Temperature and humidity data collected at grocery stores and restaurants are available in the cloud in real time for reliable temperature management, including efficient automation of processes such as visual confirmations by employees, and reduced food wastage.

The system uses the LoRaWANTM specification, a low-power, wide area networking protocol introduced by the LoRa AllianceTM, which enables sensors to run for more than five years without replacement.

Refrigeration temperature management is an important issue for grocery stores and restaurants, because equipment breakdowns can lead directly to food spoilage. Despite the high demand for industrial refrigerators with remote monitoring functionality, such equipment is expensive and replacement cycles can be long, so many refrigerators without such functionality are operating in the U.S. market.

The new service has been launched under DOCOMO’s “GlobiotTM” global IoT initiative, which was introduced on July 2 to provide global connectivity and operational support and consulting to Japanese enterprises that have global IoT operations. Going forward, DOCOMO and DOCOMO USA expect to continue collaborating with cutting-edge U.S. companies to introduce additional IoT solutions that help customers raise their productivity and create new value.

“LoRa”, “LoRaWAN” and “LoRa Alliance” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Semtech Corporation.

“Globiot” is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.

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