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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.

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jGrants: Online grants application/management system for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan

METI's jGrants is a web service that improves the efficiency of grants application management, which grants offices handle. The project was managed using an agile methodology to respond flexibly to the changing environment.


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: 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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e-Stat: Japanese Government Statistics Portal

The e-Stat government statistics portal provides Japanese government statistical data from all Japanese government ministries. The primary purpose of the site is to allow users to search for any government statistical data, in a user-friendly, easy-to-find manner. This is the primary data portal for the Ministry of Public Management run Statistics Bureau.

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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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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.


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.

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[BADCAMP 2017] Session report - The New Meiji Restoration: How Drupal is Helping Japan’s Government Embrace Open Data

For this year’s BADCAMP ANNAI was invited to give a little talk about the current situation in Japan, in regards to Open Data.