Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee

Mitsubishi Monitor introduces some of the latest news about Mitsubishi companies as they play an active role on the world stage.

Nikon Corporation has released a new objective for biological microscopes, the CFI90 20XC Glyc, designed for deep imaging of the brain and other whole organs treated with a variety of tissue clearing methods. The new objective enables high-throughput imaging with exceptionally bright, high-resolution images that support cutting-edge neurobiological research such as neural network mapping.

Started in 2014, this international award takes the name of the UAE prime minister and ruler of Dubai and is presented to those who have made a significant contribution to building the knowledge economy.

Dr. Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of the institute of the Mitsubishi Research Institute, has won the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award 2017.
Dr. Komiyama advocated and led a vision for solving social issues and building a better future for humanity.

AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) obtained certification from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) in October 2017 for AMOLEA™ 1224yd, a new refrigerant with a lower environmental impact. This marks the first time a Japanese company has obtained ASHRAE approval for a new chemical substance. AGC started commercial production of AMOLEA™ 1224yd in early 2018.

Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, working with NTT Data Corporation, in November 2017 began testing a blockchain-based ginsurance policyh for ocean freight.
Promising to speed up and improve the accuracy of the payment process, this is expected to reduce payment time and document mailing costs.

In Karachi, MUFG works with the Indus Hospital organization which supports children in low-income families who are suffering from intractable diseases. Events to cheer up such children were held engaging with the UNfs Universal Childrenfs Day.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has designated November as gMUFG Gives Back,h beefing up its global CSR activities as an opportunity to contribute to their local communities. This initiative was originally designated to express gratitude for the support Japan received in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. During the month, employees the world over work together on initiatives to host local contribution activities. November 2017 marked the fifth year of the initiative and saw MUFG employees engaging in a variety of activities across 40 countries.

The following Japanese companies have been included in CDPfs Climate Change A-list and Water A-list, which name world businesses leading in environmental performance. CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) is an international NGO which works to bring about a sustainable global economy.
EKirin Holdings: Climate Change A-list (fourth year running), Water A-list (second year)
EMitsubishi Chemical Holdings: Water A-list (first time)
EMitsubishi Electric: Climate Change A-list (second year), Water A-list (second year) Mitsubishi Electric was also named in the CDP Supplier Climate and CDP Supplier Water A-lists for the second year running.

TCS and Malaysia Airlines have been developing a relationship since 2010.

Tata Consultancy Services has implemented a largescale and industry-first transformation project to migrate Malaysia Airlinesf datacenter to a 100% hybrid-cloud model. The pioneering move makes Malaysia Airlines the worldfs first full-service airline to completely replace its existing data centers and adopt full-scale cloud solutions.

Photo courtesy of NRG and JX Nippon

Currently, the world's largest post-combustion CO2 capture and compression system is for the Petra Nova Project in Thompson, Texas, supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. The captured CO2 will be used for enhanced oil recovery. It successfully started its commercial operation in December 2016.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) was awarded an agreement to license technology for its flue gas carbon dioxide (CO2 ) capture plant to PJSC Metafrax, a major Russian chemical company. MHIfs flue gas CO2 capture technology, known as the gKM CDR Process™,h uses an advanced absorption solvent (KS-1™) jointly developed with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. to achieve substantial reductions in energy consumption compared with earlier methods. The CO2 capture plant, which will be the worldfs largest of similar chemical plant application, will be installed at a facility in Perm, located on the western side of the Ural Mountains, and is scheduled for completion in 2021.