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ACSL: Mile-high technology on auto-pilot

The fast-growing Japanese drone maker has developed its own autonomous flight control and SLAM technologies that allow its drones to be used in places beyond the reaches of GPS/GNSS-based competitors.

Nara Machinery: a "development-intensive company"

Yorioki NARA, President and CEO of Nara Machinery Co., Ltd.

Nara Machinery develops processing equipment for the highly competitive powder industry, where the constant development of new products is a requisite. As "a development-intensive company", Nara works tirelessly to provide innovative solutions and technology to customers across a wide range of industries. In this interview, president & CEO, Yorioki Nara, discusses the company’s technologies, its unquenchable thirst for innovation, and how it responds to customers’ needs in an ever-changing market.

Lion Power: the innovative SME revolutionizing wire-harness processing technology

Mr Keishiro Takase, President of LION POWER

Mr. Keishiro Takase, President of LION POWER, gives us a unique insight into the history and strategy of his company, and explains how the innovative products they manufacture, such as the HI-3000, help to boost productivity and efficiency.

Creating the optimum environment for humans and machines

Toshi K. Funaki, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of IDEC Corporation

Throughout the 75 years of its history, IDEC has constantly strived to provide the optimum HMI products, so that humans and machines can collaborate safely and efficiently.

The robotics solution

RBI’s Maholo performs experiments previously done by humans using the same laboratory equipment, rotating around seven axes

Japanese industrial robots have been transforming the way industries work and operate, leading to enhanced efficiency and providing a remedy for a declining domestic labor force.

Rise of the robots

Smart machines save employment, increase productivity and enhance reliability. Welcome to the future.

The nuts & bolts of Japanese monozukuri

Masahiro Nakashimada, President & CEO of Nakashimada Engineering Works, Ltd.

Established in 1911, Nakashimada Engineering Works builds cold forging machines, known as "headers" or "formers", used to make the nuts and bolts indispensable to a wide range of industries, from aerospace and automotives to construction, electronics and IT. In this interview, Masahiro Nakashimada discusses how his company has carved out a niche for itself in developing machines to produce high-precision micro metal parts and today boasts a 50% share of the global micro-forging market.


MHI to tap niche market opportunities

Shunichi Miyanaga, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd is one of the largest employers in Japan with over 80,000... Apr 22, 2016

Shigiya Machinery Works: the art of ‘co-creation’

Mr. Norikazu Shigitani, President of SHIGIYA MACHINERY WORKS LTD.

Since the 1950s, Shigiya has specialized in the production of metal machine tools... Aug 24, 2018

Innovating and challenging the status quo

Mr. Yoshihisa Takashina President of TAKASHINA LIFE PRESERVERS

We sit down to speak with Keita Horiba, President of Sanyo Machine Works... Sep 26, 2018

Makino Seiki: putting the 'cut' in cutting edge

Daisuke Shimizu President & CEO of Makino Seiki Co., Ltd.

The leading machine tools company, which makes some of the world's highest quality tool... Feb 13, 2020

From Nagano to The World

Mr. Takahiro Koyama, President of KOYAMA CO, LTD.

In this interview, we sit down with Mr. Takahiro Koyama, President of Koyama... Oct 17, 2018

Linking the technologies of Industry 4.0 together

Mr. Iino, CEO of Office-FA

We sit down with Mr. Iino, CEO of Office FA, to learn more about his unique business model... Aug 30, 2018

‘Knowledge and expertise is what makes Omori unique’

TOSHIO OMORI, CEO & President of Omori Machinery

Omori Machinery is a world-renowned packaging machinery manufacturer, whose machines... Aug 20, 2018

"Robotics goes as far as the limit of humans’ imagination"

Junji Tsuda, Representative Director, Chairman of the Board and President of Yaskawa Electric Corporation

As the world becomes more automated every day, Japanese manufacturer Yaskawa Electric Corporation... Nov 8, 2015

QR code inventor remains on top of innovation

Mr. Hiroyasu Nakagawa, President DENSO WAVE

Denso Wave Inc. is a leading company which provides best solutions in the business of... Sep 4, 2017

All-purpose robotics trials record ‘awesome’ results and success

Dr Tohru Natsume, CSO of Robotic Biology Institute Inc.

Japan’s Robotic Biology Institute Inc. (RBI) has developed a robotic system that allows scientists... Aug 25, 2016


Lion Power Co. Ltd.

Satake Chemical Equipment MFG., Ltd.

Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd

Sanyo Machine Works, Ltd.

Omori Machinery Co., Ltd.

Nippon Systemware Co.,Ltd.

Murata Machinery Ltd.

Robotic Biology Institute Inc.


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