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Recent AI Developments May Raise Privacy Issues

With the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reaching a turning point. At the same time, the rapid emergence of AI may bring about special concerns regarding the infringement of personal privacy.

Hydrogen Cars Advance Japan’s Carbon-Free Agenda

An increase in hydrogen cars to create a “hydrogen society” has become among the most important of Japan’s technological objectives. In recent years, the advancement of the hydrogen industry has progressed significantly, introducing even more innovative ideas, including Toyota’s invention of fuel cell trucks and delivery vehicles.

Climate Change Impacting Japan

Climate change is already altering life in Japan, and its impact is expected to deepen in the coming years and decades. Natural systems and human society are interconnected.

Intelligent Electric Cars at Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese automakers are trying to put damaging corporate scandals behind them and get people to focus on designs for vehicles that are not only environmentally friendly, but packed with artificial intelligence features.

Remilitarizing Japanese Universities

Japanese academics and scientists argue that the Abe government is in the process of shifting the nation’s university system and its industry from a footing of peace and consumerism toward the re-formation of a military-industrial complex, which will make the society increasingly dependent on arms exports and foreign wars.

Lift Off for Terra Drone

“There is a profound shift underway – a tilt – in economic power from the northern hemisphere to the fast-developing markets and economies of the South,” says acclaimed business author Ram Charan. Terra Motors Co. Ltd., an electric vehicle company based in Japan, is a firm that has promptly addressed this tilt; 95% of the company’s sales are from South Asian and Southeast Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and the Philippines. It has recently expanded its shares in the electric vehicle market in these countries, and predicts that it will make 30 billion yen (US$270 million) in this market period.