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    2021.09.23

    Updated Startup Visa in Kyoto pages

    We have updated our Startup Visa in Kyoto web pages. If you are thinking of applying, please contact us first using the form on this page.   https://www.kyoto-obc.jp/startupvisa/   For more information on the application process, please visit following pages.   ■How to apply for STARTUP VISA(METI) https://www.kyoto-obc.jp/en/startupvisa/kigyou/   ■How to apply for STARTUP VISA(NSSZ) https://www.kyoto-obc.jp/en/startupvisa/sougyou/  

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    2021.09.13

    Interview with Smart Tissues – pioneer company in lab-grown human tissues development.

    Artificially made human tissues and organs is no just a science fiction. We interviewed the company creating the lab-made human tissues of any kind with a goal of subsequent creation of whole organs employing the so called bioprinting technology. Smart Tissues about starting their business in Kyoto. Denise Zujur, Ph.D / CEO at Smart Tissues 1.Can you tell us about

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    2021.09.13

    FACT.Vision: Develop the most advanced image recognition technology in the Keihanna Science City.

    We interviewed Mr. KIM JUNBUM, the CEO of FACT.Vision, an AI technology company based in Keihanna Science City, to explore how they, as the foreign entrepreneurs, set up a company in the cultural and scientific research districts lied between three prefectures: Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, to develop the most advanced image recognition technology! Q. What kind of services does FACT.Vision

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    2021.09.13

    Challenge of a multinational student team: being crowned with the idea of the next-generation mobility hotel “Mobel”

    We interviewed a student team from Graduate School of Management KyotoUniversity who won two awards at the Kyoto InternationalEntrepreneurship Contest. Read about their story, from how a team came up tohow they have been developing an idea of next-generation mobility hotel“Mobel”. Please introduce yourself and tell us what brings you to Kyoto?   (Dinesh)I’mDinesh from India. I took an international project

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    2021.09.09

    KRP’s aim is to become the innovation hub of the region

    We interviewed with Kyoto Research Park (KRP) , which is one of the most active players in innovation ecosystem in Kyoto! What is KRP?   Kyoto Research Park(KRP) is the first private operated research park in Japan. Since many research parks abroad are run by the state or government agencies, the companies that move into these parks often need to be in line with national policies. From

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    2021.07.01

    Funfo Get the First Startup Visa in Kyoto

    Overseas Entrepreneurs’ Path to Start a Business in Japan’s Old Capital We sat down with Qiao Hengyue (CEO and product Manager) and Chang Shunchih (CFO and Product Manager), who founded the startup called funfo. They received the first startup visa in Kyoto, which was launched in April 2020 by Kyoto prefecture, Kyoto City and JETRO Kyoto. Friends who studied together

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    2021.03.16

    Toward a new future of communication through aroma: Interview with Mr. Kim, CEO of Aromajoin

    We had an interview with Mr. Dong Wook Kim from Aromajoin on his business and ecosystem in Kyoto for non-Japanese. He was a researcher at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) before starting his business in 2012. Aromajoin has received numerous awards, and was designated as one of “J-Startup KANSAI” startups. Why did he start his business

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    2021.02.24

    Creating new values by connecting various people from different fields at FabCafe Kyoto

    We interviewed with FabCafe Kyoto, which is one of the most active players in innovation ecosystem in Kyoto! Photo: FabCafe Kyoto What is FabCafe? FabCafe is a creative network with 12 locations around the world. While we started operations in Shibuya (Tokyo) in 2012, FabCafe Kyoto opened its doors in 2017. Of course, it can be used as a café,

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    2021.01.13

    Kyoto Virtual Design Fair featuring with Konkai-Komyoji Temple

    From the Konkai-Komyoji Temple in Kyoto, where you can experience the most beautiful autumn in Kyoto, a virtual trade fair called “Kyoto Virtual Design Fair featuring with Konkai-Komyoji Temple” will be held with 45 companies dealing with products incorporating Kyoto’s techniques, materials and designs, such as interior, tableware, kitchenware and fashion accessories. You can visit and see their products virtually

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    2020.12.18

    Winning an Award at a Hackathon in Japan- Simulacrum

    On September 11th, we interviewed Mr. Ivan Seleznov and Ms. Anna Kreshchenko from Ukraine! Ivan and Anna recently won the award of Startup Capital Kyoto at JapanHackathon held on June 26th to 28th.                                                Anna & Ivan Q:

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