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Feb 22, 2021
[Kaula] Akimitsu Shiseki Appointed as Advisor

Blockchain Specialist

Kaula is strengthening its distributed system development team to promote the use of blockchain. IBM Blockchain evangelist and executive IT specialist Mr. Akimitsu Shiseki has been appointed advisor for the circular economy platform and other projects as a blockchain specialist.

Mr. Shiseki gained experience in product development, technology services, cloud business, and blockchain business at IBM Japan in both technical professional and business executive positions. He has well-balanced experience collaborating with IBM entities overseas and doing business with domestic customers and partners. Since around 2010 he has focused on cloud computing and open technology, accumulating relevant experience and skills.
Since 2016 he has promoted Hyperledger Fabric permissioned blockchain solutions as technical leader. Mr. Shiseki believes that blockchain is a technology that enables team-based DX (Digital Transformation) and hopes to use his experience and skills to help many customers and business partners.

Feb 12, 2021
3DOM Featured in Newsweek

12 February 2021 – An article about 3DOM is featured in the February 19th edition of Newsweek International magazine.

Jan 15, 2021
Kaula to Deliver “Automotive 100 Year Online Workshop Keynote Speech”

Online EventTuesday, January 26, 2021 – Kaula Inc. Representative Director & CEO Katsuji Okamoto will deliver the “Automotive 100 Year Online Workshop Keynote Speech.”

<Event Overview>
26th Automotive 100 Year Online Workshop
・Date & Time: Tuesday, January 26, 2020 17:00 JST
・Location: Online streaming over ZOOM
・Capacity: 60 people (registration will close when capacity is reached)
・Title of Speech: “Redefining the Automobile to Create a ‘New Economic Zone’ Using Blockchain”

Kaula Inc.:

Dec 16, 2020
Contribution to 15th Issue of “Intellectual Property Journal”

15 December 2020 – 3DOM’s Masako Harada (Executive Officer (IP Strategy)/Office of the President) contributed to the 15th issue of “Intellectual Property Journal,” published by the Foundation for Intellectual Property.

■Intellectual Property Journal 15th Issue
・IP Landscape
(Vol. 8) IP Landscape of Startups: High Awareness by Management!

Masako Harada, 3DOM Inc. Executive Officer (IP Strategy)/Office of the President

■About Intellectual Property Journal
“Intellectual Property Journal” is an IP publication launched in June 2017 through the merger and renewal of “Chizaiken Forum” and “Intellectual Property Management Review.”
It provides wide-ranging information about the systems, operations, and management of intellectual property.

Nov 30, 2020
3DOM Signs MOU to Explore Joint Venture with Cosmos Global for Electric Vehicle Assembly Plant in Bangladesh

26 November 2020 – 3DOM, Inc. (“3DOM”), a Japan-based smart energy solutions provider, today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Cosmos Global Resources Pte Ltd (“Cosmos”), to establish a joint venture company (“JVC”) to set up an electric vehicle assembly plant in Bangladesh.

In addition to the assembly of micro mobility electric vehicles in Bangladesh, the JVC between 3DOM and Cosmos also aims to own and operate a company to lease the electric vehicles for a ride-hailing service.

The JVC marks a major milestone in cooperation between companies from Japan and Bangladesh in the area of sustainability and renewable energy, and will help Bangladesh achieve the goal of eliminating CO2 emissions by replacing combustion engine vehicles with electric vehicles. 3DOM’s battery technology should help make the electric vehicles more affordable.

“3DOM is delighted to have the opportunity to enter into this agreement with Cosmos,” said 3DOM’s CEO Masataka Matsumura. “Using 3DOM’s unique Lithium Ion Battery Technology for these electric vehicles will play an important role in helping Bangladesh move toward its goal of zero carbon emissions.”

“Cosmos Global Resources is proud to partner with 3DOM in this sustainable venture, fulfilling our dream to a greener and cleaner Bangladesh,” says Enayetullah Khan, Group President & CEO of Cosmos Global Resources, Singapore.

About 3DOM
Established in 2014, Yokohama, Japan-based 3DOM Inc. innovates and develops cutting-edge Lithium Rechargeable Battery Tech that puts it at the center of energy as it aims to power everything, everywhere, for everyone. With its advanced battery technology, 3DOM strives to resolve energy issues and build sustainable societies by researching, developing, and designing next-generation batteries, and by deploying on a global scale businesses that use these technologies. Through innovation in battery manufacturing, re-use and recycling, and the development and deployment of applications across aerospace, aviation, marine, mobile and storage, 3DOM is digitally transforming every aspect of the battery’s lifecycle, providing a social platform for the mobility of energy, people and things and allowing for the innovative business model of “Battery as a Service.”

About Cosmos Global Resources
Cosmos Global Resources Singapore is part of a Bangladeshi multinational conglomerate headquartered in Dhaka. The Group’s diverse businesses include Energy, Technology, Media, Resources, Logistics, Water and Defense.

Nov 27, 2020
Kaula to Speak at “Business Blockchain Expo Winter”

Online Event – Saturday, December 12, 2020 –Kaula Inc. Representative Director & CEO Katsuji Okamoto and Adviser Yasuhiko Ogushi will speak at “Business Blockchain EXPO 2020 Winter.”

<Event Overview>
Business Blockchain EXPO 2020 Winter (
・Date & Time: Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:00-20:00
・Location: Online live streaming

■Presentation Topic: Trends in Blockchain Use to Achieve a Circular Economy
Speaker: Mr. Katsuji Okamoto (Representative Director & CEO)
Time schedule: 14:50 – 15:10

■Presentation Topic: Latest Blockchain Technology Trends in Power and Energy
Speaker: Mr. Yasuhiko Ogushi (Adviser)
Time schedule: 15:10 – 15:30

Kaula Inc.:

Sep 10, 2020
Kaula Participated in Panel Discussions of “Blockchain Global Governance Conference (BG2C)” and “FIN/SUM Blockchain & Business (FIN/SUM BB)”.

Katsuji Okamoto, Representative Director and CEO of Kaula Inc., participated as a panelist in “Blockchain Global Governance Conference (BG2C)” and “FIN/SUM Blockchain & Business (FIN/SUM BB)”, the fintech events sponsored by Nikkei Inc. and the Financial Services Agency on August 25, 2020.

Uploaded in the home page of Kaula Inc. (August 25, 2020)

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