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New features of the Group 2.0.0/3.0.0

Group 2.0.0-beta1 and 3.0.0-beta1 have recently been released, which boasts exciting new features and one of the notable changes was sponsored by ANNAI (as of 01/2023, the latest releases are 2.0.0-beta6 and 3.0.0-beta6 respectively). The reasons why two new versions were released, rather than one, is described below.


Functional overview of jGrants - The grant application and management system for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

In this blog post, we will explain about the functional overview jGrants, the grants application management system we develop and maintain for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI)

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jGrants and d-Gov

jGrants, the cloud-based grants application management system, is positioned as a prototype of a concept which is much broader. In this blog post, we explain in detail how d-Gov would benefit both the government and the citizens, which we could not cover during our talk at the event.

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jGrants: Grant application and management system for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

ANNAI worked closely with the METI for the last three years, conducting fundamental research and developing the system using an agile development methodology. In this blog post, we will describe the unique challenges of agile development involving Japanese ministry, the project's history, as well as the benefits.


Sponsoring the Group and Subgroup module development

ANNAI sponsored the stable release of the Group module and development of the Subgroup module.

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How Japanese NPO is engaging local Civic Tech community

Today's article is about civic tech community in Japan. This June we hosted the event for Open Data and the event became a gathering for the government, local government, and civic tech community. Our event was covered by this web media and that article describes well about the case so I'd like to share with you.

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Event report : Drupal Cafe #64

Our 64th local Drupal community event "Drupal Cafe #64" was a great success learning how to build simple site, discussing lots of things with Drupal friends in Australia.


Customer behavior variation in major countries

Japan is considered to be one of the largest market in the world, and many companies enter the market and leave the market. Large market size means hard competition. For those who are thinking about Japan as a market, let's look into customer behavior in comparison with other countries.

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How small city in Japan is utilizing Open Data

The Japanese government has been working on Open Data for years and it's said that "Open Data phase 2" has started. Phase 1 means how you organize Open Data and its platform, phase 2 means how you utilize data for residents. So today, I'd like to share one of the famous case study in a small city in Japan.


Japanese consumer wants "because it's you"

Today's article is about the customer insight in Japan. Japanese consumer market is said to be one of the most difficult market because customers require high quality. If you want to learn a little bit more about what it mean by that, this article will be helpful.


Enhancing search experience will improve conversion

Decision-making process in BtoB business has entirely changed. According to one survey, 60-90% of the decision-making process is processed online, before getting to the negotiating table. So knowing the online behavior of your target customer is vital for your marketing success.


Key takeaways from BADCAMP 2017

We've been to Drupal conference in other area of US, Europe, Asia but this was our first time to visit BADCAMP, and it was awesome! Met new friends in the scene, we had our session to share what we do in Japan, and most importantly, we learnt many things. Here's my thought after BADCAMP.