Call for Participants for Omotenashi (Hospitality) Service Feasibility Study Experiment

IoT Omotenashi (Hospitality) Cloud” manages personal data of individuals. A feasibility study experiment of information service that uses the cloud and registered personal data will be held by Ubiquitous Computing Technology Corporation, Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd. and Nichiryo Business Create Co., Ltd. as part of “総務省 平成30年度予算 情報信託機能活用促進事業.” For this study, testers are called for. We look forward to many participants.
For the service, “kokosil,” an application for sightseeing and strolling in towns will be used. Experiments will be held in Gunma prefecture, Fukuoka prefecture, Nasushiobara city and Shinagawa city where kokosil has been used in cooperation with the regional hosts.
In the study, testers will be asked to register their personal data to IoT Omotenashi (Hospitality) Cloud, and to try out the various services of kokosil that uses the data so that the usability, operability, etc. of the services can be tested.
Testers are required to use their own smartphones for the experiment. Testers, who participate in the study and answer a survey, can receive accommodation discount voucher worth 5,000 yen which can be used in Nasushiobara city, gift certificates, etc. depending on where you participate in the study.
If you are interested in participating in the study, please apply from the “Apply for the experiments” below. After your application data is confirmed by the secretariat, the details on the study will be sent to you by e-mail. The application may be turned down after the number of applicants reaches the capacity.

The areas/services/date/reception for the feasibility study

The service experiment will be conducted in the four areas where “kokosil” has been used. Each area will provide different services. The services, schedule and reception are as follows;
  • Nasushiobara city
    Service
    Strawberry & Milk Fair Stamp Rally (いちごとみるくフェアスタンプラリー)
    ※ Japanese content only
    Date
    From Friday, February 1 to Monday, February 25, 2019
    Reception counter
    There is no reception counter in Nasushiobara city.
  • Gunma prefecture
    Service
    心にググっと (Striking) Gunmachan Passport
    ※ Japanese content only
    Date
    From Thursday, February 7 to Monday, February 11, 2019
    Open
    10:00 to 16:00
    Reception counter
    JR Takasaki station concourse
  • Shinagawa city
    Service
    Kyu-Tokaido Street Shinagawajuku Stamp Rally
    ※ English content available
    Date
    From Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 24, 2019
    Open
    10:00 to 19:00
    Reception counter
    Kita-shinagawa shopping arcade cooperative office(北品川商店街協同組合事務所)
  • Fukuoka prefecture
    Service
    Fukuoka Yokatoko Passport
    ※ English content available
    Date: held twice
    From Wednesday, February 20 to Friday, February 22, 2019, and from Monday, February 25 to Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Open
    10:00 to 16:00
    Reception counter
    九州法人支店, Nippon Travel Agency Co. Ltd.
  • Participants are required to register in the experiment in advance.
  • Participants are required to come to the reception counter in the area, at the time and on the designated date. However, in Nasushiobara city, there is no reception counter. Please download the app, fill in the personal data and try out the service on your own.
  • kokosil services are currently available under the same name in Gunma prefecture, Fukuoka prefecture and Nasushiobara city. For the feasibility study, you will be asked to use the apps of the same name but specially made for the experiment.
  • Testers are required to use their own smartphones for the experiment.

Details and flow of the study

The details and steps of the study are as follows;
  • Register from “Apply for the experiments.” You can select the area, day and time of the experiment.
  • Come to the reception counter in the area, at the time and on the day of your choice.
    In Nasushiobara city, there is no reception counter, so please download the app on your own, fill in the personal data, try out the service. Fill in a survey to complete the participation.
  • The key points of the study will be explained by the operation staff at the reception counter.
  • Install the app and register your personal data. The staff will help your registration.
    It will take about 15 minutes to go through the above 3 and 4.
  • Experience the service in the chosen area.
    Enjoy the service such as stamp rally. The services vary by the area, but they are all based on stamp rally, so obtain stamps by eating, drinking, purchasing and trying the activities at restaurants, souvenir shops, tourist spots, etc. Discounts and special services may be offered at some stores and facilities. Visit two spots at least and obtain stamps.
  • Fill in and submit a survey on the app.
  • You will receive a gift after the content of the survey is confirmed.
  • Expenses such as food and drinks, shopping and admission fee at some spots need to be borne by the testers during the experiment.
  • Transportation fees during the experiment need to be borne by the testers.
  • Testers who complete and submit the survey during the experiment period in the areas of their choice can receive a gift.
  • Those who have participated in the regular kokosil services of the four areas can also participate in this experiment.
  • If you would like to transfer the points of Gunmachan Passport and Fukuoka Yokatoko Passport you obtain during the experiment to the regular kokosil service, please contact the secretariat.
Testers can receive a gift in the selected experiment area as follows.
  • Nasushiobara city
    Accommodation discount voucher worth 5,000 yen that can be used at the designated accommodations in Nasushiobara city
  • Gunma prefecture
    QUO card worth 2,000 yen
  • Shinagawa city
    Coupon worth 1,000 yen that can be used at the designated stores in Shinagawa city
    Testers, who obtain required number of stamps, have a chance to receive an additional gift.
  • Fukuoka prefecture
    QUO card worth 2,000 yen
The study is conducted as part of “総務省 平成30年度予算 情報信託機能活用促進事業.”

Eligibility

Those who have a smartphone with iOS (version 10 or later) or Android (version 4.4 or later)

Secretariat office (inquiry)

  • Nasushiobara city/Gunma prefecture
    事業開発部, Nichiryo Business Create Co., Ltd.
    5F, NAC Minato Bldg., 2-1-24 Kaigan, Minato city, Tokyo 105-0022
    Phone: 03-6683-9086 (Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00, closed: Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
  • Shinagawa city
    Ubiquitous Computing Technology Corporation
    9F, SEIJITSU BLD-1, 2-12-3 Nishigotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo 141-0031
    Phone: 03-5437-2323 (Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00 Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
  • Fukuoka Prefecture
    九州法人支店, Nippon Travel Agency Co., Ltd.
    5F, 日本生命博多駅前 Bldg., 3-2-1 Hakataekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka city, Fukuoka 812-0011
    Phone: 092-451-0606 (Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 16:00, Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)