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Mitsui invests $3.5 million in lighting-control firm

Japanese conglomerate takes interest in Redwood Systems' computerized LED lighting systems using direct current.

By June 2, 2011

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Giant rooftop pendulums to cut quake shaking in Tokyo

The Big One is due in Tokyo, but 300-ton pendulums on rooftops of tall buildings could cut shaking by 60 percent.

By July 31, 2013

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Square follows PayPal to Japan for mobile payments

The company said today that it will charge Square customers 3.25 percent per swipe. The Square Register app is also available in the country.

By May 23, 2013

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First wind-current power system to be installed off Japan's coast

A Japanese company will soon test the first renewable energy source to harvest the power of the wind and ocean.

By May 14, 2013

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Softbank plans to take control of Sprint for $20.1 billion

Under a deal expected to close in mid-2013, the Japanese technology company will buy a 70 percent stake in Sprint and invest $8 billion in the U.S. carrier.

By October 15, 2012

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A solar hot water collector that makes electricity, too

Startup GMZ Energy raises $14 million to make materials that convert heat to electricity, including a solar hot thermal product and chips to draw electricity from car exhaust pipes.

By December 21, 2011

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Dow takes plunge into bioplastics in Brazil

In joint venture, Dow Chemical to make plastics from sugar-cane-derived ethanol and plastics to cut its use of fossil fuel feedstocks.

By July 19, 2011

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GM, Kleiner Perkins bet on electric bus maker

Proterra gets $30 million from GM Ventures and Kleiner Perkins to build and perform more pilot tests of its fast-charging, all-electric buses.

By June 13, 2011

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Qinetiq robo-loaders heading to Fukushima

Powerful remote-controlled loaders may help clear the way for robots to work at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

By March 31, 2011

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Mitsubishi, Isuzu join EV venture

Automotive news reports on Mitsubishi's and Isuzu's plans to collaborate on an electric car.

By February 5, 2010