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Volume 66 Number 7 October 2017
Technology for Living and Life
Infrastructure Systems that Protect Living and Life

COVER STORY

TRENDS

Changing Technology while Protecting Unchanging Values
What is Needed for Lifestyle Infrastructure Systems that Support Safety and Security

CONCEPT

A Strong, Resilient, and Sustainable World
Perspectives of Resilience Common to the Water Environment, Disaster Prevention, and Security

ACTIVITIES

Public–private Cooperation Aiming for Water Safety, Resilience, and Sustainability
Full–service outsourcing of Water and Sewerage Operations in Toda City

GLOBAL INNOVATION REPORT

FEATURED ARTICLES

Volume 66 Number 6 August 2017
Collaborative Creation through Global R&D
Open Innovation for Creating the Future

COVER STORY

MESSAGE

R&D Initiatives for Creating the Future
Promoting Open Innovation that Aims to Resolve Societal Challenges

TRENDS

Society 5.0: Aiming for a New Human-centered Society
Japan’s Science and Technology Policies for Addressing Global Social Challenges

ACTIVITIES1

Future Vision for a Super Smart Society that Leads to Collaborative Creation
Toward an Era that Draws People and Technology Together

ACTIVITIES2

Open Innovation to Take on Social Issues around the World
Toward Global Value Creation

ISSUES

New Intellectual Property Supporting Digital Transformation
Vital Knowledge and Strategies for Data Utilization

GLOBAL INNOVATION REPORT

FEATURED ARTICLES

Volume 66 Number 5 May 2017
Innovations for Future Earth
Eco & Energy Solutions for the Global Environment

COVER STORY

CONCEPT

Solving Environmental Issues through Collaborative Creation in Social Innovation Business
The aims of “Hitachi Environmental Innovation 2050”

MESSAGE

Tackling Global Environmental Challenges through Technology and Business
Toward Realizing a Low-carbon Society through Global Collaborative Creation

GLOBAL INNOVATION REPORT

FEATURED ARTICLES

Volume 66 Number 4 March 2017
Hitachi Technology 2017

Volume 66 Number 3 March 2017
Elevator and Escalator Products and Services to Enhance Urban Environments

Featured Articles Ⅰ

Contributing to the Safety and Comfort of Building Spaces

Hitachi’s Core Concept for Elevator and Escalator Products and Services, and Concept Model—Core Concept for Hitachi Elevators and Escalators that Aims to Supply Systems that Proactively Anticipate Unconscious Human Behavior—
Yukako Kougawa, Akira Omachi, Shigeki Iwase, Kenji Sakurai
Group Control Elevator with Destination Floor Reservation System for Easier Movement in Buildings
Takamichi Hoshino, Takahiro Hatori, Akiyuki Tsuboi, Shinichi Ashikawa
Rapid, Low-cost Elevator and Escalator Modernization Services that Ensure Safety and Security
Tatsunori Takahashi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Toshiaki Matsuo, Takaaki Gunchi, Hirobumi Utsunomiya, Yoshiyasu Shibuki
Responding to Widespread Disasters in Japan
Kiyoshi Yashima, Kouzou Mabuchi

Featured Articles Ⅱ

Global Expansion and Major Delivery Examples

Development of Ultra-High-Speed Elevator that Achieved the World’s Fastest Elevator with a Speed of 1,200 m/min
Hideka Matsuoka, Yoshiki Higashida, Naoto Ohnuma, Takashi Abe, Tetsuya Nakayama, Yosuke Kawamura, Yue Zheng Guan, Keizo Nakamura, Chen Song Xin, Xie Yi Xin, Atsushi Arakawa
Development of Elevators for the Chinese Market
Wu Hongbing, Guo Zhihai, Qiu Chengdong, Tang Dianbo, Cui Ximing, Xu Zhongrong, Zhong Xiuqiong, Keiichi Aida
New Globally Standardized Machine-room-less Elevator —Satisfying Customer Needs in the Asian and Middle Eastern Markets—
Tetsuji Ono, Hironori Fukata, Yoshihiro Tomaru, Takanori Katada, Kitsawat Kongsamran, Luk Soo Pung

Featured Articles Ⅲ

Advanced Technology Development and Service Creation

R&D of Elevator for Large Skyscrapers
Akihiro Omiya, Hidenori Sekine
Remote Maintenance System and New Maintenance Service for Elevators Enabled by New IoT Service Platform
Kouji Yamashita, Motoyoshi Nakamura, Ryouichi Sakai, Hironori Fukata, Hidenori Sekine
Customer Collaborative Creation Activities in Front-line Sales Work —From Buildings to Cities—
Masaya Sakakibara, Takamasa Shiose, Masaya Ota, Yutaka Sano, Takuya Nagai, Takeshi Minemoto, Mariko Doi, Satoshi Takariko

Topics

Volume 66 Number 2 February 2017
Railway Systems Supporting the Next Generation of Transportation

Featured Articles Ⅰ

Global Expansion

Development of Class 385 Semi-customised/Standard Commuter Rolling Stock for Global Markets
Mitsuo Iwasaki, Kazuhiko Furukawa, Kenji Okamoto, Kazuto Koreishi, Tadamasa Kaneyasu, Yuichiro Kota, Kenji Kawase, Andy Radford
Obtaining Operational Authorisation for a European Standard Railway Signalling System in the UK
Tsuyoshi Yorishige, Andrew Ellison, Simon Errington, Nao Takahashi, Naoki Deguchi, Kohei Yoshida
Driverless Systems: Cutting-edge Technology for Smart Transportation
Dario Romano, Salvatore Zazzaro, Luca Lenzi, Luca Niro, Vincenzo Improta, Angelo Surini
Daegu Urban Railway Line 3 Monorail System in South Korea —Overseas Project Satisfying Local Needs—
Nobuhiko Kimijima, Sang Jae Kim, Kazuya Furuta, Tomoyuki Sakatsume

Featured Articles Ⅱ

Collaborative Creation with Customers and Service Creation

Real-time, Multi-route First-arriving Train Information System Adapted to Diverse Transportation Modes
Shouichi Sato, Isamu Ubukata , Yoshiyuki Shimoda, Hajime Goto, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Tetsuya Furuta
Battery-powered Drive Systems: Latest Technologies and Outlook
Yasuhiro Nagaura, Ryoichi Oishi, Motomi Shimada, Takashi Kaneko
Using People Flow Technologies with Public Transport
Nobuhiko Matsukuma, Takayuki Osawa, Nobuo Nukaga, Rieko Otsuka, Manabu Kato

Featured Articles Ⅲ

Technical Development Leading Innovation

Development of Emergency Train Travel Function Provided by Stationary Energy Storage System
Yasunori Kume, Hironori Kawatsu, Takahiro Shimizu
Development of Rolling Stock Inverters Using SiC
Katsumi Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Terasawa, Toshifumi Sakai, Shinji Sugimoto, Takayoshi Nishino
Development of Liquid Cooling System with Integrated Traction Converters and Auxiliary Power Supplies for 200‑km/h Commuter Trains
Masaru Katagiri, Yoshitaka Nishimura, Kentaro Mae, Yousuke Yasuda, Takahiro Yamauchi
Improving Onboard DS-ATC Equipment Functions in Response to Shinkansen Service Expansion
Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Satomi Minesaki , Tomohide Kidachi, Nobuyuki Ikeguchi , Kazuya Suzuki , Masanori Arima

Volume 66 Number 1 January 2017
Digital-driven Financial Innovation —FinTech & Beyond—

Featured Articles Ⅰ

Forms of Financial Innovations Driven by Advanced Digital Technology

FinTech Accelerating with Growing Digitalization
Keiichi Shimada, Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, Kenichi Suzuki, Ippei Nishida
Creating Blockchain-driven Financial Services and Business Models
Hirofumi Nagano, Yuuki Hara, Satoshi Oshima, Ippei Nishida, Toshiya Cho
Work on the Potential and Challenges of Blockchain Technology
Nishio Yamada, Miwa Tsukuda, Jun Nemoto, Ken Naganuma, Nao Nishijima, Tatsuya Sato
Work on Applying AI to Financial Institutions
Norimasa Nakata, Jun Yoshida, Masayuki Nakagawa, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
Creating New IoT-driven Insurance Services
Takahide Shinge, Genta Nishikawa, Masataka Araki

Featured Articles Ⅱ

Using Collaborative Creation with Customers and Digital Technology to Produce Financial Business and Boost its Efficiency

Development of Financial Solution Concepts through Collaborative Creation with Customers
Yuuki Hara, Taiki Sakata, Hirofumi Nagano, Takuya Akashi
Convenient Cash Card Services in the Era of Mobiles and Smartphones
Hiroyuki Hatanaka
New Branch Strategies for Branch Styles that Adapt Flexibly to Customer Needs
Takeshi Shirai, Takashi Yamagishi
Proposal to Financial Institutions for New Contract Customer Acquisition Support Using Human Networks —Technology for Identifying and Visualizing Introducer Models—
Yukinori Terahama, Shigeru Suzuki, Kazuyuki Iida, Tomokazu Sakai

Featured Articles Ⅲ

Platforms that will Underpin Digital Financial Innovation

Digital Innovation Platform and Its Application for Financial Services
Kiyoshi Takahara, Nobuaki Kohinata, Mitsuyasu Iwata, Takeshi Yoshikawa
Development of New Enterprise Applications to Achieve Financial Innovation
Gaku Saito, Hideki Sakurazawa, Tomonori Nakamura, Kunihiro Muto

Volume 65 Number 9 November 2016
Innovative R&D Report 2016

Category Overview

Featured Articles

Collaborative Creation with Customers

Global Collaborative Creation with Customers on Energy Solutions
Yasuo Sato, Tohru Watanabe, Hiroto Sasaki, Jun Yamazaki, Tatsuya Yamada
Care Cycle Optimization Using Digital Solutions
Toru Hisamitsu, Michio Oikawa, Kunihiko Kido
Collaborative Creation with Customers for Predictive Maintenance Solutions on Hitachi IoT Platform
Chetan Gupta, Ahmed Farahat, Tomoaki Hiruta, Kosta Ristovski, Umeshwar Dayal

Technology Innovation

Research and Development Driving Innovations in Global Railway Systems/Services
Osamu Suzuki, Yutaka Sato, Nobuo Nukaga, Shuichiro Sakikawa, Keiichi Katsuta, Kiyoshi Morita
Modular Power Conversion Technology for Global Manufacturing and Operations
Yuichi Mabuchi, Daisuke Matsumoto, Hiroshi Kamizuma, Yukio Hattori, Tomonori Ichikawa, Ryohei Miyagawa
Fundamental Technologies Driving the Evolution of Autonomous Driving
Takeshi Shima, Takeshi Nagasaki, Akira Kuriyama, Kentaro Yoshimura, Tsuneo Sobue
Robotics Solutions Opening Up New Service Markets
Atsushi Baba, Tatsuhiko Kagehiro, Hisahiro Koshizuka, Masahito Togami, Hideya Yoshiuchi
IoT Platform that Expands the Social Innovation Business
Seishi Hanaoka, Yuichi Taguchi, Tomohiro Nakamura, Hiromitsu Kato, Tadashi Kaji, Hironori Komi, Norihiko Moriwaki, Nobuaki Kohinata, Ken Wood, Tetsuya Hashimoto, Yuuji Takamura
Digital Sensing Technology for Visualizing Sites
Takashi Oshima, Tsukasa Fujimori, Hisanori Matsumoto, Akira Kuriyama, Hideaki Kurata
Using Operation Information in Reliability Design and Maintenance: Analytics for the IoT Era
Norio Takeda, Yasuki Kita, Hiromitsu Nakagawa, Hideaki Suzuki

Exploratory Research

Innovative Functional Materials for Green Innovation
Jun Hayakawa, Yosuke Kurosaki, Masakuni Okamoto, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Tadashi Fujieda
Innovative Technology for Using Bioethanol to Achieve a Low-carbon Society
Atsushi Shimada, Yuzo Shirakawa, Takao Ishikawa
Realizing the Future that Regenerative Medicine Will Open
Shizu Takeda

Special Contributions

R&D That Contributes to Human Beings and SocietyCreating New Ethics
Hideaki Koizumi