2019年12月3日火曜日

Pop & Tech City “CiP” Results Report



There are many projects on the move in Pop & Tech Special Zone CiP’s. The foundations have been completed. There was progress seen in cooperative measures with government, overseas, etc.

1)    Government budget project
Three projects achieved through the acquisition of government budgets have been realized. The country has also come to recognize the significance of CIP, which began as a purely private initiative. We now have a mechanism for collaboration between industry, government, and academia on a project basis.

  1. Artist Commons
A copyright information collection project realized with a budget from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) (music division).

  1. Digital Signage
With a budget from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, “a regional demonstration of IoT hospitality in a real environment.”

  1. World Otaku Institute
A survey on global content consumers through a budget from METI.


2) Overseas Collaboration
Collaborations with overseas governments and research institutes have made progress.

  1. South Korean government
We signed an MOU with the South Korean government’s contents promotion institute with entrepreneurial support, etc., as its content.

  1. Research institutes, such as that in Malaysia
We are moving forward on an MOU with the “Imagineering Research Institute” along with Novisad University in Zrenjanin, Serbia, which is playing a central role in the “Iskandar” development plan created by the Malaysian government.

  1. Stanford University
CiP held a party in Takeshiba for a delegation including Director Shin of the Stanford University Asia Pacific Research Center.

3) Event construction
Construction of new types of events has progressed.

  1. LIVE MUSIC HACKATHON
Billboard Japan and CiP Council cooperated to implement an ideathon and hackathon with the theme of “expanding the live experience.” During the final announcement, we announced the technology that the 10 participating teams created. 

  1. Superman Sports Games
As a project of the government’s Tokyo Olympic Headquarters, we conducted the “Superman Sports Games” at Tokyo Tower.

  1. KMD Forum
At a forum held at Keio University, an IT policy research group, business contest, and kids workshop was held.

2019年11月26日火曜日

Drone Race @ Sendai No. 2




JAPAN DRONE NATIONALS.
The Japan National Qualifier for the International Drone Race Tournament to be held in Seoul.
It was held at XEBIO ARENA in Sendai.
Top men’s and women’s pilots from overseas also participated.

FPV race.
The athletes are called pilots.
They control their drones with real time video sent from attached cameras to an HMD and compete for time.
With skill, these can be piloted at speeds of over 100 km h.
The fuselage has a maximum length of 330mm, there are 3 6 inch propellers, and radio waves are used for radio control.


President Kodera of the Japan Drone Race Association (JDRA), which organized the event, said, “it is a new sport.”
Using radio waves to fly aircraft with digital video. It is IT, VR and IoT.


Sendai City will tackle drone and automated driving as a National Strategy Special Zone.
This is an event realized through the cooperation of local government with private sponsors such as NTT Docomo and Fujitsu.

According to President Kodera, there are two tasks.
First, radio waves.
In Japan, it is necessary to apply for an amateur wireless radio license and file a station opening application, but neither of these are necessary in South Korea or China, so it raises difficulties for Japan in holding an international tournament.


The other is funding.
Guaranteeing the income of pilots. This is a global challenge. In order to foster and maintain competent operators with a longing to be a part of this world, having a mechanism for the flow of money is a prerequisite. I want to commercialize it, with live events and a distribution system.


Everything is exactly like the way that e-sports faces this issue. It is a matter of coordination among systems involved and businessization.
As drones and automation progress, and the programming advances as well, situations where drones are useful for the public interest such as surveillance and disaster prevention will increase. But the skill of human pilots will continue to be questioned. I think that the necessity of drone training will increase.