23. November 2015 · Comments Off on Why Japan Hasn’t Led IoT  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

During his keynote speech at the Embedded/IoT Technology conference here Wednesday, Ken Sakamura, creator of TRON, Japan’s home-grown open real-time operating system, blasted Japanese embedded systems designers for their inability to lead the Internet of Things on the world stage.

Sakamura, professor at the University of Tokyo, has always been an out-of-the-box thinker, provocative speaker and passionate proponent for next-generation computing architecture. He has spent most of his professional life developing TRON and promoting such concepts as pervasive or ubiquitous computing in Japan.

Source: Why Japan Hasn’t Led IoT | EE Times

03. March 2015 · Comments Off on PV Expo: Trina CEO says Japan key to “smart energy” rollout · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Japan’s largest solar trade show closed its doors today with intelligent energy solutions emerging as one of the major trends. Trina Solar Chairman and CEO Jifan Gao spoke to pv magazine about the company’s position in the market and how Japan will be key to its roll out of smart energy and smart home solutions.

via PV Expo: Trina CEO says Japan key to “smart energy” rollout : pv-magazine.

15. February 2015 · Comments Off on Japan has over 750 GW of wind power potential · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Japan has over 750 GW of wind power potential: 168 GW for onshore wind energy  and over 600 GW for offshore wind power.

Less than one percent of Japan’s energy is currently produced by wind power.

via Japan has over 750 GW of wind power potential | REVE.

18. December 2014 · Comments Off on Panasonic “Smart Town” In Japan Centered Around Solar Energy & Storage · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A new experimental “smart town” based especially around the technologies of solar energy and battery storage is being developed in Japan by Panasonic Corporation (along with other public and private partners), based on recent reports.

The new 1000-household-strong town recently had its grand opening — with the first residents moving in earlier this year in the spring. But the community won’t be fully complete until around 2018 or so. The town is located just outside of the country’s major metropolitan center, Tokyo.

via Panasonic “Smart Town” In Japan Centered Around Solar Energy & Storage | CleanTechnica.

03. December 2014 · Comments Off on Symantec predictions 2015: Smart homes the next big target? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

According to Symantec’s Asia Pacific and Japan security threat predictions, 2015 is likely to continue as a year of mega breach and severe vulnerabilities, with the struggle between those wishing to create new threats and exploit vulnerabilities and those looking to protect against them likely to intensify.

Advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT) also means consumers will have increased connectivity across their devices, gadgets and machines – and with this connectivity comes the potential for a whole new range of security risks, the report said.

via Symantec predictions 2015: Smart homes the next big target?.