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TOKYO, May 29, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - H.I.S. Co., Ltd. (TSE1: 9603), a leading travel and airline ticket agency, has announced results for the first half ended April 30, 2015. The H.I.S. Group recorded net sales of 260,798 million yen, an increase of 3.2% from the previous fiscal year, operating income of 10,029 million yen, an increase of 19.7% from the previous fiscal year, ordinary income of 11,254 million yen, an increase of 16.7% from the previous fiscal year, and net income of 5,102 million yen, an increase of 17.0% from a year earlier. During the first half of the fiscal year, the travel market saw its demand for overseas travel affected by political instability in Europe and Middle East as well as the weak yen trend. On the other hand, demand for domestic travel remained firm backed by an increase in demand for leisure travel, following the opening of the H... (more)

Showa Denko Launches New Slimming/Anti-aging Cosmetic Material

TOKYO, June 2, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK) (TOKYO:4004) has developed HCAP(TM) (2-palmitoyl hydroxycitric acid; a hydroxycitric acid derivative) as a cosmetic raw material that deeply permeates the skin and cell membrane, contributing significantly to the effect of slimming and skin anti-aging. Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is an organic acid contained in the fruit skin of garcinia cambogia, a plant that grows in Southeast Asia. While the fruit skin of garcinia cambogia has long been used as spice, it is now attracting attention as a slimming supplement due to its abilit... (more)

Hitachi Holds its First Event in Myanmar

- the "Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2015 in Myanmar" - TOKYO, June 1, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, "Hitachi") announced today that it is hosting its very first event in Myanmar as part of its business expansion plans in the country. Named "Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2015 in Myanmar," the forum will be held today at the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. It will showcase a broad range of solutions in Hitachi's "Social Innovation Business", which combines infrastructure and advanced information technologies. Customers, business partners, and major stakeholders i... (more)

CITIC Telecom CPC Launches 'SmartCLOUD DaaS' - VMware Powered Desktop-as-a-Service Solution

A simple and secure virtual desktop service that delivers Windows desktops and applications as cloud service SINGAPORE, June 1, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), today announced the launch of its SmartCLOUD(TM) DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) in Singapore. SmartCLOUD DaaS is a Desktop-as-a-Service solution that is powered by VMware Horizon(R) DaaS(R) solution in Asia; it supports the mobile workforce and the multi-office operation needs of companies... (more)

Yoshiaki Kinoshita Handed Le Mans Honour

Yoshiaki KinoshitaToyota City, Japan, June 1, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is proud to learn that former Team President Yoshiaki Kinoshita has been awarded the prestigious Spirit of Le Mans Award by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). The ACO announced the award today, adding Kinoshita san to a list of endurance racing's elite which includes Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Gerard Larousse and Henri Pescarolo. It has been awarded since 2001 to participants who have epitomized the spirit of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Kinoshita san's association with Le Mans dates back to the 1990s w... (more)