Plan regional revitalization with the metaverse
Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, has begun a new initiative to utilize the Metaverse, aiming to develop markets in the areas of product sales and tourism. We have signed a comprehensive collaboration agreement with START LAND Inc., which operates a virtual space, to promote regional revitalization using digital technology.
A signing ceremony for this agreement was held at Kochi City Hall on the 7th, with city hall employees in attendance. The ceremony was also held simultaneously within the Metaverse space, with the avatars of Ryugo Kuwana, Mayor of Kochi City, and Mr. KOUSEI, CEO of START LAND Inc., in attendance, and an agreement was exchanged.
START LAND Inc operates the Metaverse community “START LAND'', which combines the real and virtual worlds, and has approximately 20,000 users in Japan and overseas. The company also issues NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
📣Kochi City x START LANDS Inc.
Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement Signing Ceremony,
was a success!
Thank you all for your support. 🙇🏻♂️
— START LAND[official](@STARTJPN1) February 7, 2024
Kochi City will build a “Virtual Kochi City'' within this virtual space, aiming to expand sales channels for specialty products, attract tourists, and encourage immigration, and is also considering using it in the fields of education and welfare. Preparations are currently underway for Virtual Kochi City, with the aim of starting full-scale operations around the summer of 2024.
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What is START LAND?
START LAND Inc. is a Web3 (distributed internet) related company headquartered in the Philippines, and is developing activities “from Japan to the world” in cooperation with famous projects, companies, and local governments both domestically and internationally.
It was established as an NFT community in May 2022, and is focusing on the development of Metaverse and web3 games with the motto “Towards a brighter future.”
In 2022, we will release three generative NFT collections “NEO STACKEY”, “CRYPTONINJA WORLD” and “Panlo”, which will sell out immediately. The total trading volume of secondary distribution exceeded 2000 ETH (approximately 500 million yen). Furthermore, they released “STARTJPN ALL STARS PROJECT”, a collaboration between overseas IP and 12 IPs representing Japan.
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