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Tokyo, Sept 30, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK) (TOKYO: 4004) have decided to dissolve its consolidated subsidiary PT. Showa Esterindo Indonesia (SEI) and terminate its production of ethyl acetate in Indonesia. SEI was established in 1997 for the purpose of producing and selling ethyl acetate in the Southeast Asian market, and started to produce ethyl acetate in 1999 as SDK's first plant to introduce our proprietary technology to synthesize ethyl acetate by adding ethylene directly to acetic acid. Since then, the demand for ethyl acetate in Southeast Asia had been stable for a while. In recent years, however, the business environment for SEI has become harder than before because of rises in material prices and expansion of the capacities of neighboring countries to supply ethyl acetate. Under these circumstances, SDK and its partners have concluded, after de... (more)

Thomson Reuters and NEC to Provide Tax Integration Solution for Japanese Multinationals

Tokyo, Sept 30, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Thomson Reuters and NEC Corporation have signed a strategic agreement to provide integrated tax solutions to Japanese multinational corporations. Their combined offering will support the mission critical systems of Japanese MNCs in accurately determining, recording and reporting transactional taxes. Under this agreement, NEC will combine the international award-winning ONESOURCE Indirect Tax solution from Thomson Reuters with its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions as a robust offering to Japanese companies with global operations. ... (more)

Fujitsu Releases Fujitsu Group CSR Report 2014

Using the power of ICT to create a sustainable planet and society Tokyo, Sept 30, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced that it has issued the English language version of its Fujitsu Group CSR Report 2014, which discusses the approach, initiatives and accomplishments of the Fujitsu Group's CSR and environmental activities. The Fujitsu Group seeks to leverage the power of ICT from a human perspective to realize a "Human Centric Intelligent Society" that is a safer, more prosperous and sustainable, and in which everyone can actively participate. Taking as its theme "the power... (more)

DOCOMO Unveils 16 New Mobile Devices for Winter/Spring Lineup

Tokyo, Sept 30, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, today unveiled its 2014 winter/2015 spring lineup of mobile devices - seven smartphones, two tablets, two feature phones, one Raku-Raku ("easy-easy") phone, two mobile Wi-Fi routers, and one each feature phone and wristwatch-type wearable device for kids and juniors - which will launch in Japan on or after October 4. The diverse new collection features a range of devices incorporating advanced mobile technologies, including Japan's first Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) serv... (more)

Phase III Trial of Aricept in Patients with Severe Alzheimer's Disease in China Meets Primary Endpoint

Tokyo, Sept 30, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that a Phase III clinical trial (Study 339) conducted in China of Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) in patients with severe Alzheimer's Disease (AD) met its primary endpoint. Based on the results of the study, Eisai plans to submit an application during fiscal 2014 to the regulatory authority in China for an indication expansion to include the treatment of severe AD. The trial was a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, parallel-group study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Aricept 10... (more)