• NEWS

    2022.01.31

    Coarobo GK: The bridge between academic research and industrial integration in the fields of service robotics and artificial intelligence 

    We interviewed Dr. Lotfi El Hafi, President & Founder of Coarobo GK, a company providing the necessary expertise, toolchains, and open-source solutions to lower the technological barriers of robotics. They recently contributed to the navigation system of the solution that won the 1st Place of the Future Convenience Store Challenge at the METI/NEDO World Robot Summit 2020. Dr. Lotfi El Hafi,

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    2021.12.13

    Interview with Kyoto international School; Preparing for lifelong learners Through IB education

    If you are interested in delving deeper into the various aspects of international education and want to know what it feels like to be a part of an institution that offers an international curriculum, then a visit to Kyoto International School will take your exploration one-step further. With a 60-year history of service to the community, KIS is committed to

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  • NEWS

    2021.11.19

    Interview with XORBI: Develop a Multiplayer, Multiverse Simulation via AR/VR in Kyoto

    We have grown up fantasizing about parallel universes from books, movies and games. The concept of such parallel universes is now showing remarkable development. Farid, an entrepreneur who loves the game The Legend of Zelda, is trying to change people’s lives by developing XORBI, a multiplayer, multiverse simulation using AR and VR. What is the background behind him establishing his

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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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  • NEWS

    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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  • NEWS

    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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  • NEWS

    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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