Licensed guides
Professionals who have passed the national licensed guide examination, who can provide interpretation and tour guide services to travelers. Due to a legal amendment in January 2018, this qualification is no longer necessary to seek remuneration for tour guide services.
 AI technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories to match individual attributes and preferences to recommend appropriate options
AI technology that creates a mathematical model of the relationship between user attributes and preferences. As such, the technology can grasp the users’ preferences simply by asking a few questions. Related press release: Kyushu University, Itoshima City, and Fujitsu Begin Field Trial Using Automatically Evolving AI to Facilitate Relocation (August 24, 2016). http://www.fujitsu.com/global/about/resources/news/press-releases/2016/0824-01.html
 Fujitsu Accelerator Program
A program aimed to provide new value by combining the technology and products of innovative startups with the products, solutions, and services of the Fujitsu Group.
 API: Application Programming Interface
An interface for operating certain functions of software from outside that function. Most cloud services are operated by APIs.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
Founded in 1968 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. is one of the premier research centers in the world. With a global network of laboratories in Japan, China, the United States and Europe, the organization conducts a wide range of basic and applied research in the areas of Next-generation Services, Computer Servers, Networks, Electronic Devices and Advanced Materials. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/jp/group/labs/en/.
EXest is a tourism start-up that aims to connect people who would not otherwise be able to meet by introducing inbound visitors to lesser known places, food and culture in Japan and connecting them with local guides. Its mission is to contribute to local revitalization and internationalization in Japan. Its activities include running WOW U, a C2C tour platform, and WOW U-media which produces videos and articles together with local broadcasters and writers throughout Japan and beyond.
EXest’s corporate website (Japanese): https://www.exest.jp
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Date: 16 January, 2019
Company: Fujitsu Limited ,Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. ,EXest Inc.