Tag: "digital"

A subscription service for leisure facilities is marketed at 1,980 JPY a month

A subscription service for leisure facilities is marketed at 1,980 JPY a month

‘Regya Pass! (Leisure Pass in English),’ a subscription service for leisure facilities, will be available for amusement parks, theme-parks, aquariums, zoos, museums, onsen or even camping.
ANA Group’s Metaverse platform firm raises 4.5 billion JPY from nine finance organizations

ANA Group’s Metaverse platform firm raises 4.5 billion JPY from nine finance organizations

ANA NEO, a virtual travel platform development company of ANA Group, has raised 4.5 billion JPY in total to develop a Metaverse travel ‘SKY WHALE.'
Metaverse space of Kyoto City opens in a virtual space Shibuya to deliver tradition and tourism attractions

Metaverse space of Kyoto City opens in a virtual space Shibuya to deliver tradition and tourism attractions

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) opened Metaverse space ‘Kyoto PlLUS X’ in virtual space ‘Shibuya Miyashita Park Powered by PARALLEL SITE’ to deliver and experience tradition and tourism attractions virtually.
OYO Japan changes its corporate and brand names. What is a reason and its new strategy?

OYO Japan changes its corporate and brand names. What is a reason and its new strategy?

OYO Japan will change its corporate and brand names to ‘Tabist,’ including ‘OYO Ryokan,’ on April 1 2022. Ryota Tanozaki, OYO Japan President, explained the reasons and its new strategy for Japan market.
Nippon Travel Agency organizes a SDGs-themed metaverse event, offering chances for avatars to move in the virtual space

Nippon Travel Agency organizes a SDGs-themed metaverse event, offering chances for avatars to move in the virtual space

Nippon Travel Agency (NTA) will hold SDGs-themed metaverse event ‘GO!SDGs’ on March 25 2022 in cooperation with GAIA LINK. Applicants can freely move as avatars in the virtual space.
Baseball stadium ‘Tokyo Dome’ introduces a face recognition system for admission and payment

Baseball stadium ‘Tokyo Dome’ introduces a face recognition system for admission and payment

Baseball stadium ‘Tokyo Dome,' a home of Yomiuri Giants, introduced the Panasonic’s face recognition system for admission and payment on ‘facethru’ platform provided by Tokyo Dome.
Metaverse ‘Virtual Osaka’ creates ‘New Cities’ to appeal Osaka toward EXPO 2025,  connecting ‘Virtual Shibuya’ in the warp zone

Metaverse ‘Virtual Osaka’ creates ‘New Cities’ to appeal Osaka toward EXPO 2025, connecting ‘Virtual Shibuya’ in the warp zone

Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City has started offering Metaverse ‘Virtual Osaka,' creating ‘New Cities’ virtually redesigned shopping streets and tourist spots in Osaka City, to appeal Osaka toward EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Mastercard and Wakayama Prefecture partner in tourism promotions and DX for smaller businesses

Mastercard and Wakayama Prefecture partner in tourism promotions and DX for smaller businesses

Mastercard and Wakayama Prefecture signed a five-years strategic partnership agreement for tourism promotions and DX, such as cashless or contactless payment system, for smaller businesses.
The most popular internet services in Japan are Yahoo! Japan in users and YouTube in usage time

The most popular internet services in Japan are Yahoo! Japan in users and YouTube in usage time

The top internet service was Yahoo! Japan with the reach rate of 68.9% a month, followed by Goggle with 65.1%, according to Nielsen Digital’s ‘Tops of 2021: Digital in Japan’ ranking.
Tourism Ministry of Japan uses ‘Pokémon GO’ to help travelers discover local history in a designated city

Tourism Ministry of Japan uses ‘Pokémon GO’ to help travelers discover local history in a designated city

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has launched the ‘Pokémon GO’ program in Odawara City to help visitors discover local history by virtually placing poke stops on the game.
JAL enables vaccination record registration on digital health app ‘VeriFly’ for its US flights

JAL enables vaccination record registration on digital health app ‘VeriFly’ for its US flights

JAL has started accepting vaccination record registration in addition to PCR test result on digital health certificate app ‘VeriFly’ for its flights from Japan to U.S.
Tourism-typed MaaS is tested in Mt. Fuji area to demonstrate payment and transportation by face recognition

Tourism-typed MaaS is tested in Mt. Fuji area to demonstrate payment and transportation by face recognition

Mt.Fuji Area Tourism DX Innovation Consortium including Panasonic begins demonstration tests for ‘free-hand tourism’ in the area by using face recognition digital pass for payments and entries in Fuji Kyuko railway and tourism facilities.
One of major travel agencies in Japan tests its original vaccination passport on LINE, the Japanese largest chat app

One of major travel agencies in Japan tests its original vaccination passport on LINE, the Japanese largest chat app

one of major travel agencies in Japan, Developing its original vaccination passport ‘Smart Corona Pass,’ working on LINE, Tobu Top Tours will use it for the government-led vaccination package demonstration program.
Face recognition system is tested to Mt.Fuji climbers for their vaccination or negative certificates and health conditions

Face recognition system is tested to Mt.Fuji climbers for their vaccination or negative certificates and health conditions

Shizuoka Prefecture and NEC will test the face recognition system for about 100 participants in trekking tours to Mt. Fuji to check their registered vaccination or negative certificates on the app.
HIS America launches a sustainable travel booking site to find how much CO2 your travel emits

HIS America launches a sustainable travel booking site to find how much CO2 your travel emits

HIS International Tours, a local firm of HIS in America, has launched ‘Copolo,’ an online booking site exclusively for sustainable travel, in collaboration with CHOOOSE, a startup of Norway.
Shizuoka Prefecture organizes an event to control a drone remotely from Singapore to introduce tourism attractions

Shizuoka Prefecture organizes an event to control a drone remotely from Singapore to introduce tourism attractions

Shizuoka Prefecture will organize a virtual event ‘Mt. Fuji Drone Challenge in Asagiri’ for Singaporean to control a drone remotely to experience tourism attractions virtually.
Nihon Unisys links to activity booking ‘Asoview!’ platform to enrich B2B distribution for tourism operators

Nihon Unisys links to activity booking ‘Asoview!’ platform to enrich B2B distribution for tourism operators

Nihon Unisys travel product distribution platform ‘Offer Links’ and ‘asoview! Agent’ platform for travel agents are linked to deal with Asoview! contents not only as affiliate-typed products but also as their original products.
Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept, kicks off  in Japan, visualizing meanings and values of contents on a digital map

Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept, kicks off in Japan, visualizing meanings and values of contents on a digital map

Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept that oversees a variety of content layers for a particular place or a particular phenomenon, has started its activities in earnest, when it held a kick-off event for Sumida Meta Tourism Festival on August 24 2021.
Virtual ‘Japan Culture EXPO’ has opened to deliver Japan’s beauties, offering an avatar function in the future

Virtual ‘Japan Culture EXPO’ has opened to deliver Japan’s beauties, offering an avatar function in the future

Virtual ‘Japan Culture EXPO’ with a main theme of ‘Japanese people and nature’ opened on August 17 2021 to deliver Japan’s beauties in cooperation with museums and events in Japan.
Internet searches of ‘travel’ drastically decreased as of June 2021 in Japan, particularly among 50s or older

Internet searches of ‘travel’ drastically decreased as of June 2021 in Japan, particularly among 50s or older

Values' survey shows that Internet searches of ‘travel’ halved as of June 2021, compared to June in both 2019 and 2020. Searches by 20s increased and accounted for 30% of the total, while those by 50s or older decreased.