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The jGrants website displayed on a mobile phone and a desktop computer

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.

e-Stat 政府統計の総合窓口

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.

civic tech

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.

sabae city

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.


Information Processing Society of Japan study session forum

Information Processing Society of Japan is the largest an academic conference in Japanese information study sector. They have more than 15,000 members. The aim of the organization is to grow Academic/Technological progress in information processing world.



Open data portal site operated by Kyoto City. It is the first DKAN introduction case in government-designated cities, and is a high-function site that supports data preview function and SPARQL endpoint.


G Space Information Center

In our lives, maps and location information are often used in various fields. In recent years, there are various services using location information such as car navigation and even games using the GPS information of smart phones. These location information is called G space information (geospatial information).


Pro-face (Schneider Electric)

Pro-face(Schneider Electric) is manufacturing company who is operating more than 20 countries, providing solutions to enhance factory operation efficiency, producing factory automation devices such as touch panel for factory use, control instrument etc. The website has 37 languages, ten-thousands of product, thousands of specification in each product, and hundred-thousands of customer database in the system.