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TUV Rheinland Cybersecurity Japan

Japan’s Approach to Tackling Cybersecurity Challenges

By Hiroyuki Arie, General Manager, Business Stream Systems at TÜV Rheinland Japan   On Nov. 28, I was working on this article about cybersecurity in Japan, when shocking news spread quickly across the nation. Major news media, including Kyodo News, simultaneously reported that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) had suffered a cyberattack. Ministry sources announced that a hacker had penetrated […]

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Japanese Smart House Technologies

The Smart House – Japanese Technology and Standards

By Frank Piller, General Manager Products at TÜV Rheinland Japan   Protecting the environment, conserving energy and reducing carbon emissions are global challenges. In Japan too, various sectors, including the government, are aggressively addressing these difficult issues. The Japanese government has recently introduced a variety of measures to reduce energy consumption at home, in order to promote energy conservation by […]

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Toward Fewer Work-Related Accidents: Japanese Regulations

By Hiroyuki Arie, General Manager, Business Stream Systems at TÜV Rheinland Japan   The year 2016 started with a number of news items that remind us of the importance of safety and quality management. From the tour bus incident and repeated food scandals we learned that we should always use a process approach to ensure safety and quality and limit […]

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