Fukuoka City partners with Astar Japan Lab for Web3 expansion

Fukuoka City partners with Astar Japan Lab for Web3 expansion

The local government of Fukuoka city in Japan announces a partnership with Astar Japan Lab along with other major companies to expand its Web3 endeavors becoming the first municipality city to do so.

The announcement was made by Astar Network founder Sota Watanabe and Fukuoka Mayor Soichiro Takashima at the "Myojo Waraku 2022" conference held in Fukuoka on October 13.

The mayor of Fukuoka is taking the initiative to expand into Web3 with Astar Japan Lab, an organization by Astar Network and Shiden Network (SDN), the public blockchains of Japan.

“We believe it is important to move forward together with the government, Fukuoka City, and companies that represent Japan,” Mayor Takashima said.

Astar Japan Lab wants to promote “exchanges and collaboration between domestic businesses and web3 service providers.” It will help businesses to utilize Astar Network and be a solution provider.

The citizens will also get a chance to collaborate with Astar Community and Ambassadors and the domestic web3 startups can connect with overseas VCs through Astar Network.

Fukuoka city has joined with major companies like Dentsu, Hakuhodo, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Softbank, and SMBC Nikko Securities, which are part of the Astar Japan Lab.

“By joining Astar Japan Lab, Web3. I would like to firmly support people who challenge globally from Fukuoka even in the field of 0,” an official said.

As of now, only the announcement was made during the conference, the proper operations will begin in early November this year.

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