Supporting communication with cutting-edge technology. Hands-on experience with people-friendly, inclusive technology!

Fukuoka Smart East is a project to create a model city that we can be proud of in the future, by creating comfortable, high-quality lifestyles and urban spaces. This will be done through the introduction of cutting-edge innovations in order to develop sustainably, while solving various social issues in urban development, such as the declining birthrate and aging population. To make this initiative known to as many people as possible, we have supported a number of demonstrative experiments since 2018. This time, we will hold a hands-on event to showcase the "subtitle transparency display" and "smart glasses," which are communication aids being developed by Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc. (CEOs: Yoichi Ochiai and Taiichiro Murakami). Anyone can try it out, so please come if you are interested!

Event Outline

On the first floor of Fukuoka City Hall, we will hold a hands-on event to showcase the "subtitle transparent display" that can project the conversation on the display and can be used in multiple languages, and the "smart glasses" that can distinguish between different speakers and display the conversation on the lens even when multiple people are speaking. Through this hands-on experience, we aim to determine the usefulness and need for these devices as tools to support the communication of people with hearing difficulties and people from overseas who might not understand the local language.

subtitle transparency display and smart glasses

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Fukuoka City Hall 1st floor in front of signage
Implemented by:Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.

  1. We ask for your cooperation in taking your temperature and sterilizing your hands with alcohol. We also ask that those who are not in good physical condition refrain from participating.
  2. The technology used in the hands-on showcase includes confidential information, and participants are required to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc. before participating.
  3. The event may be canceled or the content may be modified due to the impacts of COVID-19. In this case, we will have the latest information on the Fukuoka Smart East website (

The transparent subtitle display will be installed at the Universal Cafe on the first floor of Fukuoka City Hall from February 27 (Sun.) to March 4 (Fri.), and you can see it during business hours.
Weekdays: 10:00 - 17:00, Weekends: 10:00 - 14:00