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Kagoshima and Hachijo-jima introduce mobile ticketing in-app service

Kagoshima and Hachijo-jima introduce mobile ticketing in-app service

The two deployments are the latest driven by the partnership between Jorudan and Masabi signed in 2019 to integrate their services and roll out mobile ticketing in cities across Japan.

Osaka rolls out demonstrator smart lighting project

Osaka rolls out demonstrator smart lighting project

MinebeaMitsumi has deployed streetlights with sensors that can monitor surrounding environmental conditions on six roads managed by Osaka Prefecture Government.

Oxbotica completes right-hand side AV road trials in Germany

Oxbotica completes right-hand side AV road trials in Germany

The official trials started last month on public roads near Friedrichshafen, southern Germany, with a fleet of self-driving vehicles navigating a complex urban environment.

Smart cities accelerator to be launched in Osaka

Smart cities accelerator to be launched in Osaka

Plug and Play wants to make the Keihanshin Metropolitan area one of the world’s leading start-up ecosystems as well as contribute to the Japanese city’s smart city progress.

Japan progresses plans to upgrade electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Japan progresses plans to upgrade electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Contract with ABB is part of a broader push to accelerate the nation’s shift towards sustainable mobility with a target of increasing the share of EVs and plug-in hybrids to between 20-30 per cent by 2030.

Accenture to build smart city API marketplace for Japan

Accenture to build smart city API marketplace for Japan

The professional services firm will work with the University of Aizu on the project, which will also focus on using a smart city operating system and AI to help bring about behavioural change in citizens.

Telling the story of smart cities

Telling the story of smart cities

Jan Bunge, partner at creative digital studio and consultancy Squint/Opera, explains why nature and technology must co-exist in harmony in future cities.

Japan sets its sights on 6G

Japan sets its sights on 6G

6G is expected to launch around 2030 and could be ten times faster than 5G.

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

“Small things add up”: The Japanese town leading the zero-waste charge

Kamikatsu had a goal of zero waste by 2020. It didn’t quite get there but striving for the ambitious target has delivered pioneering results.

Toyota to build prototype future city in Japan

Toyota to build prototype future city in Japan

Woven City will be home to 2,000 residents and researchers who will test and develop smart city technologies.