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TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) to support recruiting companies from outside Japan in the fields of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, as well as in the fields of asset management and fintech. To address its aging and shrinking workforce, Japan is striving to improve labor productivity and support advanced manufacturing. As part of this effort, the TMG has been working to recruit companies to boost Japan’s economic growth and international competitiveness. As advanced technologies can help modernize communities and improve business productivity, the TMG will step up its efforts through 2020 to attract technology companies to Tokyo, encouraging high value operations such as regional headquarters and research and development centers at the Special Zone for Asian Headquarters. An additional TMG project will seek to attract companies in the fields of asset management and fintech to the Special Zone and other locations. The overall goal for the two projects is recruitment of 10 companies in each project, a total of 20 companies by March of 2018. Accenture will support both projects, by developing company target lists and outreach activities, including providing consultation by Japanese and international industry experts, matchmaking with businesses in Tokyo, and supporting recruitment of Japanese employees. To help attract companies focused on advanced technologies, dedicated teams for this program will establish points of contact, named “Access to Tokyo” within Accenture’s offices in Paris, London, and San Francisco. Working closely with the team in Tokyo, they will build relationships with local chambers of commerce and other key executives, host seminars, and promote the attractiveness of Tokyo as an investment destination. Since 2013, the TMG has been strategically recruiting companies from outside Japan to establish regional headquarters and research and development centers in the Special Zone for Asian Headquarters. Accenture has supported this effort for four consecutive years, recruiting 80 companies in diverse fields including fintech, information and communications, healthcare, and content/creative industries so far. “We are excited to be selected for the projects to recruit to Japan companies related to financial technology and advanced technologies to the Special Zone for Asian Headquarters,” said Hiroshi Goto, who leads Accenture’s Health & Public Service business in Japan. “Utilizing Accenture’s global network and broad capabilities, we will continue to recruit companies to strengthen the competitiveness of Tokyo and indeed all of Japan.” The Special Zone for Asian Headquarters encompasses regions around Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinagawa/Tamachi, and Ikebukuro Stations as well as central Tokyo and waterfront area and former Haneda Airport site. The TMG strategically attracts foreign companies to the Special Zone, comprehensively offering bold deregulation, preferential tax treatment, and generous packages of fiscal and financial assistance. In September 2011, the TMG applied for designation based on the Comprehensive Special Zones Act, and in December 2011, it was designated by the Japanese national government as the Comprehensive Special Zones for International Competitiveness. Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.


On Thursday, shares in Dublin, Ireland-based Accenture PLC recorded a trading volume of 1.97 million shares. The stock ended at $120.40, declining 0.03% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have gained 2.95% in the last one month, 0.77% over the previous three months, and 3.86% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.42% and 3.29%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Accenture, which provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing services worldwide, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 48.00. On May 18th, 2017, Accenture has been selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) to support recruiting companies from outside Japan in the fields of advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, Internet of Things, big data and analytics, as well as in the fields of asset management and FinTech. As part of this effort, TMG has been working to recruit companies to boost Japan's economic growth and international competitiveness. Access our complete research report on ACN for free at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=ACN Falls Church, Virginia headquartered CSRA Inc.'s stock finished yesterday's session 0.42% lower at $28.67 with a total trading volume of 875,268 shares. The Company's shares are trading below their 200-day moving average by 0.49%. Shares of the Company, which delivers a range of IT solutions and professional services to help its US government customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the mission-critical functions for warfighters and citizens, have an RSI of 44.20. On May 01st, 2017, CSRA Inc. announced that it has been awarded a new, $57-million task order by the Administrative Office of US Courts (AOUSC). The Company will support AOUSC's Department of Technology Services Information Technology Security Office for a one-year base period and up to three option years. The complimentary research report on CSRA can be downloaded at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=CSRA At the close of trading on Thursday, shares in Jacksonville, Florida headquartered Fidelity National Information Services Inc. ("FIS™") saw a slight drop of 0.05%, ending the day at $82.81. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.48 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.68% in the last one month, 1.69% in the previous three months, and 9.87% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 1.33% and 5.35% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Moreover, shares of FIS™, which offers a range of solutions in retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, and risk and compliance in the US, have an RSI of 51.34. On May 11th, 2017, FIS™ and The Venture Center have announced the ten, startup companies selected to participate in the 2017 VC FinTech Accelerator, which is now on its second year. The selected companies will participate in a rigorous 12-week program designed to accelerate the development of their financial innovations. Each company will receive in-depth mentoring and training from the duo as well as a monetary investment. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and get access to the latest PDF format report on FIS at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=FIS Duluth, Georgia headquartered NCR Corp.'s shares ended the day 0.92% lower at $38.65 with a total trading volume of 1.03 million shares. The stock is trading 1.58% below its 200-day moving average. Shares of the Company, which provides omni-channel technology solutions that enable businesses connect, interact, and transact with their customers worldwide, have an RSI of 29.06. 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Patent
Nippon Oil Corporation, Tokyo Metropolitan Sewerage Service Co. and Tokyo Metropolitan Government | Date: 2013-10-23

A control plate is provided at a preferred position in a storm overflow chamber. An inflow pipe 2, an intercepting pipe 3, and an outflow pipe 4 are connected to the storm overflow chamber 10. A vortex flow type water surface control device for a draining device includes the overflow chamber 10, and a control plate 6 arranged in front of an opening portion 3a of the intercepting pipe 3 opening to the storm overflow chamber 10. A relation (1) 0.5DX0.7D and 0.83DY1.5D holds true, or a relation (2) 0.4DX<0.5D and 1.0DY1.5D holds true, where D represents an inner diameter of the opening portion, X represents a projection length of the control plate 6 with respect to the opening portion 3a, and Y represents a distance between the control plate 6 and the opening portion 3a. As a result, contaminants enter the intercepting pipe 3.


Patent
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Nippon Oil Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Sewerage Service Corporation | Date: 2011-08-04

A vortex flow type water surface control device for a draining device is provided. The vortex flow type water surface control device may include an inflow pipe, an outflow pipe, an intercepting pipe, and a separating weir that is disposed to block the intercepting pipe and the inflow pipe from the outflow pipe. The vortex flow type water surface control device may also include a control plate that is disposed between an opening of the inflow pipe and an opening of the intercepting pipe. A height of the control plate may be higher than at least a height of the separating weir. The control plate may be apart from the separating weir, and may approximately extend to a center axis of the intercepting pipe.


Patent
Nippon Oil Corporation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo Metropolitan Sewerage Service Corporation | Date: 2011-12-09

A control plate is provided at a preferred position in a storm overflow chamber. An inflow pipe, an intercepting pipe, and an outflow pipe are connected to the storm overflow chamber. A vortex flow type water surface control device for a draining device includes the overflow chamber, and a control plate arranged in front of an opening portion of the intercepting pipe opening to the storm overflow chamber. A relation (1) 0.5DX0.7D and 0.83DY1.5D holds true, or a relation (2) 0.4DX0.5D and 1.0DY1.5D holds true, where D represents an inner diameter of the opening portion, X represents a projection length of the control plate with respect to the opening portion, and Y represents a distance between the control plate and the opening portion. As a result, contaminants enter the intercepting pipe.


« Waymo suing Otto and Uber over autonomous driving technology | Main | Volkswagen Group says making good progress in its retrofit campaign for diesel models » Toyota Motor Corporation delivered the first fuel cell bus (FC bus) sold under the Toyota brand to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. This FC bus will be put into operation as a Toei route bus in March along with a second bus that is scheduled for delivery in the same month. Toyota plans to introduce more than 100 FC buses mainly within the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The increased use of FC buses in urban areas is expected to help raise the level of understanding by the general public regarding the use of FC buses as a form of public transportation. The Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS), which was developed for the Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV), has been adopted to provide better energy efficiency in comparison with internal combustion engines, as well as to deliver superior environmental performance with no CO emissions or Substances of Concern (SoC) emitted when driving. In addition, the FC Bus is compliant with Non-Step Standards, making for easy boarding and exiting by elderly people and young children. The TCFS combines hybrid technology (power control unit, motor and battery) with fuel cell technology (Toyota FC stacks and high pressure hydrogen tanks). The bus also uses a high-capacity external power supply system. With a power supply capable of a 9 kW maximum output, and a large capacity of electricity supply at 235 kWh, the FC bus can be used as a power source in the event of disasters, such as at evacuation sites such as in school gymnasiums or, its electricity supply can also be harnessed for home electric appliance use. Development and demonstration tests of the Toyota FC Bus were conducted under the Next-Generation Energy and Social Systems Demonstration Project of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Low Carbon Technology Research and Development Program7 under the Ministry of Environment. It was then introduced under the Program for promoting low carbonization of local transportation of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The Toyota Group considers the use of hydrogen to be a powerful source of energy for the future. Toyota has launched the Mirai FCV, while also engaging in the technological and product development of FC buses, fuel cell forklifts, as well as stationary fuel cells for use in homes. Going forward, Toyota says it will accelerate developments in a unified manner, so as to contribute to the realization of a hydrogen-based society.


News Article | February 25, 2017
Site: www.gizmag.com

Toyota has delivered the first of its Fuel Cell (FC) buses to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that will run on a regular route starting in March, with a second bus delivery that month. The 76-passenger green bus uses two solid polymer electrolyte Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS) units cranking out 114 kW each and is the first of an anticipated fleet of 100 such vehicles being deployed in the run up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The FC Bus' fuel cell system was originally developed for Toyota's Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and has 10 high-pressure tanks holding 600 liters (132 gal) of hydrogen at around 700 bar (690 ATM) of pressure that feed the fuel cell, which, in turn, charge the nickel-metal hydride batteries. These power two electric motors making a combined 226 kW (303 bhp) of power and 670 Nm (494 lb.ft) of torque. In addition to carry passengers along a Toei route in Tokyo, Toyota says that the bus can provide 235 kWh of electricity to run equipment in the event of a natural disaster. The new bus is also claimed to be more efficient than internal combustion engines, has no carbon dioxide or Substances of Concern (SoC) emissions during operation and complies with non-step standards for easy boarding and exiting by the elderly and young children.


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On February 1st, Tokyo Metropolitan Government held “Tokyo Metropolitan Government Olympic and Paralympic Games and Human Rights Symposium” at TMG Building with around 500 participants including Tokyo citizens, persons involved in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Taking the opportunity presented by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo aims to be a city where human rights are respected and a diverse city in which everyone can enjoy active and fulfilling lives. The symposium focused on “the Olympic and Paralympic Games and human rights” and invited guest speakers concerning the London 2012 and the Rio 2016 Games, and a Paralympian. Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo, gave the opening remarks. She quoted the Fundamental Principles of Olympism declared in the Olympic Chapter, which suggest that the Olympic Games shall be secured without discrimination of any kind and respect human rights. She said “I would like to promote necessary measures to protect human rights concerning people with disabilities, race, colour, sex and LGBT, etc. The new Tokyo I envision is a warm city, a kind city, in which diversity is respected. I believe that it is by realizing this diverse city that we will realize the principles promoted in the Olympic Charter.” She recalled her visit to the Rio 2106 Games and said “I was deeply moved at the Paralympic Games. I would like to share my impressive experience with you, and your help will make the Paralympic Games a great success.” She ended her opening remarks in English: “Athletes and everyone around the world, Tokyo is a city that accepts diversity. Please come to Tokyo in 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you. Thank you.” After that, the three guest speakers gave their presentations: Dr. David Ellis, the Minister and Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy, on how the London 2012 achieved the success of the Paralympic Games: Dr. Sarquis J.B. Sarquis, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Brazilian Embassy, on how the Rio 2016 worked on adopting barrier-free in both software and hardware: Ms. Miki Matheson, Gold Medalist Paralympian, on vision for the real inclusive society. Lastly, Professor Yozo Yokota, the President of Center for Human Rights Education and Training, joined the guest speakers to lead the panel discussion titled “Vision for a Tokyo that accepts Diversity - 2020 and beyond”. They discussed on efforts to leave valuable human rights legacy and inspired much of the audience.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« Toyota delivers fuel cell bus to Tokyo Metropolitan Government; more than 100 planned by 2020 Olympics | Main | Honda R&D developing high-power dynamic charging system for EVs at speeds up to 96 mph » Volkswagen has so far successfully retrofitted around 3.4 million diesel vehicles to date; these are vehicles with the EA189 engine type and displacements of 2.0, 1.6 and 1.2 liters. Around 1.4 million German vehicles are represented in this total. Vehicles that received official approval for the retrofit early on in spring 2016 have already been to service garages for the software update with few exceptions. According to the latest figures, more than 200,000 customers worldwide are added each week; in Germany the figure was up to 100,000 per week. The company expects a strong increase in work completion figures in upcoming weeks, especially in Germany. The Volkswagen Group has received all required official approvals for the retrofit from the German Federal Motor Vehicle and Transport Authority for diesel vehicles with the EA189 engine type and EU5 type approval. Volkswagen also said that reactions from dealerships and customers have been very positive, because dealerships were very well prepared for performing the technical measures on affected vehicles. Feedback so far indicates that the service measures are running smoothly, with the vast majority of customers satisfied with the technical solution. The more than 20,000 customers surveyed about the software update gave the service performance an average grade of 1.5 on a scale based from 1 to 5, where 1 is the best grade.


News Article | February 24, 2017
Site: www.greencarcongress.com

« Navy researchers produce high-density, high-cetane bio-hydrocarbon fuels from sesquiterpenes; jet and diesel | Main | Toyota delivers fuel cell bus to Tokyo Metropolitan Government; more than 100 planned by 2020 Olympics » Waymo, formerly the Google self-driving car project, is suing Otto and its parent company Uber, charging that the two mis-appropriated Waymo trade secrets and infringed Waymo patents. The complaint was filed on Thursday in US District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. Waymo said that a key element of its self-driving technology is is custom-built LiDAR. Hundreds of Waymo engineers have spent thousands of hours, and our company has invested millions of dollars to design a highly specialized and unique LiDAR system. Waymo engineers have driven down the cost of LiDAR dramatically even as we’ve improved the quality and reliability of its performance. The configuration and specifications of our LiDAR sensors are unique to Waymo. Misappropriating this technology is akin to stealing a secret recipe from a beverage company. In 2016, Uber acquired Otto, a new startup focused on autonomous driving for trucks, and appointed its founder Anthony Levandowski—a former employee of the Google self-driving car project—as Uber’s head of self-driving technology. Waymo asserted that an email attachment inadvertently sent by a LiDAR component supplier contained machine drawings of what was purported to be Uber’s LiDAR circuit board — except its design bore a striking resemblance to Waymo’s unique LiDAR design. Waymo asserted that it then discovered that six weeks before his resignation Levandowski, downloaded more than 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary design files for Waymo’s various hardware systems, including designs of Waymo’s LiDAR and circuit board. Waymo further charged that other former Waymo employees, now at Uber and Otto, downloaded additional confidential information. There are many more details in our complaint, which outlines unlawful misappropriation of our trade secrets, patent infringement and unfair competition. We’re seeking an injunction to stop the misappropriation of our designs, return all trade secret information and cease infringing our patents. Our parent company Alphabet has long worked with Uber in many areas, and we didn’t make this decision lightly. However, given the overwhelming facts that our technology has been stolen, we have no choice but to defend our investment and development of this unique technology.

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