DOCOMO Licenses Lens Production for VR Headset to NTKJ – Smartphone-paired headset will enable extra-immersive VR video experiences –

TOKYO, JAPAN, November 9, 2020—NTT DOCOMO, INC. and Nihon Tokushu Kogaku Jushi Co., Ltd. (NTKJ) announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement to manufacture advanced lenses for DOCOMO’s virtual reality (VR) headset, which pairs with smartphones for ultra-wide-angle VR experiences. The agreement includes the use of DOCOMO’s patents and design documents for the manufacture and sale of lenses that NTKJ will begin providing to headset manufacturers on November 16. Thereafter, the manufacturers will collaborate with NTKJ to produce end-user headsets (goggles) based on DOCOMO’s basic designs.

Scheme of licensed manufacture and sale of lenses

Existing low-end VR headsets coupled with smartphones only achieve narrow viewing angles, causing users to feel as if they are looking through a hole. In the new VR headset, however, high-magnification Fresnel lenses surround ordinary-magnification aspherical lenses to create a wider field of vision. Objects appearing in the center are in focus and peripheral images are somewhat blurred, similar to human vision. Incorporating two types of lenses with different levels of magnification makes VR images appear highly realistic, resulting in extra-immersive VR experiences.

Visitors to the 7th UV Fair of Science Photonics Fair 2020 will be able to view the ultra-wide-angle VR headset at NTKJ’s booth. The event will take place in the Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center (Hamamatsucho-Kan) from November 11 to 13.

Event details can be viewed at https://www.optronics.co.jp/fair/en/uv.

Going forward, DOCOMO and NTKJ will continue to collaborate in the manufacture and sale of lenses for the new ultra-wide-angle VR headset, enabling people to enjoy all-new immersive 5G experiences, including safely at home in the COVID-19 era.

For further information, please contact:

NTT DOCOMO

Mr. Takuya Ori or Ms. Mimoe Terasaki
Public Relations Department
Tel: +81 (0)3 5156 1366
Fax: +81 (0)3 5501 3408
www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english

NTKJ Co., Ltd. (Nihon Tokushu Kogaku Jushi)
In charge of VR goggles lens
https://www.ntkj-japan.com/ask-a-question-or-place-an-order/

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile operator with over 80 million subscriptions, is one of the world’s foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies. Beyond core communications services, DOCOMO is challenging new frontiers in collaboration with a growing number of entities (“+d” partners), creating exciting and convenient value-added services that change the way people live and work. Under a medium-term plan toward 2020 and beyond, DOCOMO is pioneering a leading-edge 5G network to facilitate innovative services that will amaze and inspire customers beyond their expectations. DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (9437). www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english.

About NTKJ

NTKJ, the Japan-based lens manufacturer, specializes in ultra-precision machining, heat compression molding, and large lens manufacturing. NTKJ utilizes pico-meter resolution of 5+2 axis machine to manufacture ultra-precision optics. NTKJ’s facility and 46-year-experience enables to manufacture VR lenses, Germanium Fresnel, MLA, DOE, Freeform lenses and mirrors, elliptical Fresnel and NTKJ’s standard lenses. NTKJ boosts innovative optics R&D for industries such as imaging, lighting, sensing, medical and aerospace. https://www.ntkj-japan.com/

Join NTKJ at LASER World of PHOTONICS June 24-27 2019 in Munich

NTKJ Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce our attendance LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich on June 24th-27th, 2019. 

NTKJ LASER World of Photonics

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Highlights of NTKJ at the Exhibition – Ultra precise optics & components with micro structure 
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We are pleased to announce that NTKJ has deployed the world’s first Freeform TL 1000, 
an ultra precision machining system.  NTKJ now has wide variety of precision optics manufacturing capability 
from large scale to small with pico-order precision. 

With the machine which has diamond turning and micro milling capability and with NTKJ’s technique 
utilising the system with 40-year experience in optics manufacturing, NTKJ’s customers will benefit 
to source precise optics and components from NTKJ for various applications such as not only 
in opto-electronics but also medical, defense, sensing and so many other fields. 

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When and Where are the exhibition? 
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LASER World of PHOTONICS exhibition will be held from 24th-27th June at Messe Munchen in Germany. 

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Come and visit us in Munich?  – LASER World of PHOTONICS 
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NTKJ’s president and senior sales engineer will be at “JAPAN PAVILION” 
in Hall at B1 Booth 531-5, throughout the exhibition period from 24th to 27h June. 

For more information regarding the exhibition, including the registration process, 
please visit LASER World of PHOTONICS’ website at 
https://world-of-photonics.com/index-2.html

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What can you find at NTKJ’s booth? 
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At the exhibition, you will be able to receive information regarding NTKJ’s; 

# Ultra precise lens mold inserts manufactured using Freeform TL1000 
  including using fast tool servo (FTS) system. 

# Fluoropolymer lenses for UV-VIS-IR application 

# Recently developed Diffractive Optics 

# Elliptical Fresnel lens to make thinner freeform optics 

# Germanium Fresnel lens for IR application 

# Fresnel lens 

# Lenticular lens 

# Lens arrays, Micro lens arrays (MLA) 

# Made-to-order plastic lenses 

Any inquiries regarding our lens manufacturing services are welcome. Along with the company president, several experienced sales engineers will be present to provide information and answer questions about our products and services. 

If you have plans to visit LASER World of PHOTONICS, we would be glad for the opportunity to see you at our booth. 

If you would like to have an in-depth technical discussion, please let us know in advance to arrange the time slot by sending a message from the contact form.


We are very much looking forward to seeing you at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019!! 

NTKJ’s representatives will attend Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019

NTKJ Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce that NTKJ’s president and a sales engineer will be attending Defense + Commercial Sensing in Baltimore.

Although we do not have our own booth, our representatives and products are at The Optronics Co., Ltd.’s booth #240 from 16th to 18th April 2019.

We are going to present large aperture and ultra-precise optics manufacturing services and products at the show. NTKJ’s large optics manufacturing capability has now been boosted by Precitech’s Freeform TL 1000 and by our 40-year know-how.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

NTKJ to attend Photonics West 2019

Happy New Year!  

NTKJ Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce our attendance at Photonics West 2019, which will be held from February 2nd-7th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. 

NTKJ will have an exhibition space at booth #4863 in the Japan Pavillion. 

At the exhibition, you will be able to receive information regarding NTKJ’s; 

# Fluoropolymer lenses for UV-VIS-IR application 

# Recently developed Diffractive Optics 

# Elliptical Fresnel lens to make thinner freeform optics 

# Germanium Fresnel lens for IR application 

# Fresnel lens 

# Lenticular lens 

# Lens arrays 

# Made-to-order plastic lenses 

Any inquiries regarding our lens manufacturing services are welcome. Along with the company president, three sales engineers will be present to provide information and answer questions about our products. 

If you have plans to visit Photonics West 2019, we would be glad for the opportunity to see you at our booth. 

If you would like to have an in-depth technical discussion, please let us know in advance to arrange the time slot by sending an e-mail to 

info@ntkj-japan.com. 
(Please do not reply to this e-mail address as it is only for sending and is not monitored.) 

For more information regarding the exhibition, including the registration process, please visit SPIE’s website at http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/photonics-west?SSO=1

NTKJ’s exhibitor page is as follows: http://spie.org/exhibitor/details.aspx?expo=SPIE-Photonics-West-2019&name=NTKJ-Co.%2c-Ltd.-Itabashiku-Tokyo-&


We are very much looking forward to meeting you at Photonics West 2019. 

NTKJ Year-end Holiday

NTKJ will be closed for the New Year’s holiday from December 29th through January 6th. Operations will resume on January 7th. Inquiries via email or our website will still be accepted during this period, however please be advised that all responses will be January 7th at the earliest. Thank you for your understanding, and happy holidays.

Notice of New Policies from NTKJ and RHK Japan

As NTKJ enters its 40th year of business, we would like to thank our clients for their continued patronage.
RHK Japan has served as the sole international agent for NTKJ for more than 30 years, during which time Mr. Okuda has greatly contributed to success in international sales.
In correspondence with Mr. Okuda’s retirement at the end of this year, it has been decided to merge RHK Japan and NTKJ. NTKJ hopes to continue the strong precedent of success that Mr. Okuda has achieved.

Beginning in October 2018, duties that have previously been performed by RHK Japan will gradually be assumed by NTKJ as follows.

・Custom product orders (creating new molds)
Until October 31st, 2018, RHK will continue to be responsible for custom product orders that require new molds (including accepting purchase orders and generating invoices).
From November 1st, 2018,> NTKJ will be responsible for all custom product orders that require new molds (including accepting purchase orders and generating invoices).

・Custom product orders (using pre-existing molds) and off-the-shelf product orders
Until December 31st, 2018, RHK will continue to be responsible for custom product orders that use pre-existing molds (including accepting purchase orders and generating invoices).
From January 1st, 2019, NTKJ will be responsible for all custom product orders that use pre-existing molds (including accepting purchase orders and generating invoices).

Thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.
Please do not hesitate to contact NTKJ with any concerns or questions about these changes.

NTKJ’s representatives will attend Photonics West 2018

RHK Japan and NTKJ Co., Ltd. are pleased to announce that NTKJ’s president and a sales engineer will be attending Photonics West 2018.

Photonics West 2018

From 30th January to 1st February, NTKJ will have a booth at #5049 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. The booth is situated in Japan Pavilion.

At the exhibition, you will be able to receive information regarding NTKJ’s;

# Fluoropolymer lenses for UV-VIS-IR application
# Recently developed Diffractive Optics
# Elliptical Fresnel lens to make freeform optics thinner
# Germanium Fresnel lens for IR application
# Fresnel lens
# Lenticular lens
# Lens arrays
# Made-to-order plastic lenses
# Any enquiries regarding our lens manufacturing services are welcome

If you have a plan to visit the Photonics West 2018, we are happy to meet at NTKJ’s booth #5049. If you would like to have a technical discussion, please let us know in advance to arrange the time slot. For more information regarding the exhibition including the registration process, please visit SPIE’s website. We are very much looking forward to meeting you at the Photonics West 2018.

http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/photonics-west/photonics-west-exhibition

Summer holiday at NTKJ

Nihon Tokushu Kogaku Jushi Co., Ltd. (NTKJ) will be in Summer holiday from 11th until 16th of August. Although we are still accepting enquiries via our website during this period, replies will be after the holiday.