ABC Horizon Launches the Tokyo Matsuri Fair

ABC Horizon Launches the Tokyo Matsuri Fair

ABC Horizon, as part of its role as the Tokyo Tourism Representative, Singapore Office collaborated with the JAPAN RAIL CAFE in Singapore to launch the Tokyo Matsuri Fair, held from the 1st to 15th of September 2022.

This Fair is held to introduce Tokyo travel companies and organisations in anticipation of Japan’s relaxation of travel restrictions. During this event, exhibition spaces featured items including brochures, structures, and other information packets regarding various Tokyo attractions.

ABC Horizon Launches the Tokyo Matsuri Fair

On the 3rd of September, a special workshop with 30 participants was held with a presentation detailing the latest attractions in Tokyo, along with a lantern painting activity. We are looking forward to more events like this one, and have eagerly awaited for Japan to open up as well!

ABC Horizon partners with Datagrid Inc’s State-of-the-art AI Tech

ABC Horizon partners with Datagrid Inc's State-of-the-art AI Tech

ABC Horizon is proud to announce a strong business matching with Datagrid Inc., a cutting edge AI company headquartered in Kyoto University.

The coronavirus pandemic gave us many challenges, especially regarding shooting events or projects with large numbers of people. However, our Managing Director, Mr. Nara worked with the Asian Business Creation Platform (ABC Platform) to search for a solution to this problem.

The platform introduced us to Datagrid Inc., which used synthetic AI technology to create a service called “digital human generation”. By utilising this tech, we were able to overcome the above issues, and create a photo thanks to the power of AI.

ABC Horizon partners with Datagrid Inc's State-of-the-art AI Tech

We are now working with Datagrid Inc. to open up further business opportunities in Singapore and Southeast Asia – especially in regards to “virtual fitting”, which is new tech that allows users to virtually try-on clothes. Keep following us for further updates on the latest innovations!

Datagrid’s website can be found here. Japanese news release can be found here.

REPORT: Dive into Food Tech In Singapore


ABC Horizon is pleased to present the [Singapore FoodTech Report 2021].

With the recent pivotal position Food Tech has taken in Singapore amidst the growing attention on enhancing the country’s food security, ABC HORIZON has prepared a report focusing on the areas of “next generation food production” such as Alternative Protein, Urban Agriculture, and Aquaculture.

In recent years, it has been noted that many more businesses in Singapore are undertaking changes in its food production processes to enhance performance and remain fundamentally competitive. Stay updated about the Food Tech trends in Singapore, and sharpen your position in the industry with our comprehensive list of key players – from startups, to accelerators and investors.

REPORT: Dive into Food Tech In Singapore

No matter if you are a business in Singapore looking to deepen your understanding of Food Tech in the local arena, or if you are based abroad looking to expand into Singapore’s Food market, this report is for you.

Reach out to us for the full copy of the report and explore how we can assist you in your business’ tech transition in the ever evolving landscape.

*Kindly note that the report is in Japanese language.

Takasaki Pop-up Store is Back!

Takasaki Pop-up Store is Back!

Following the encouraging response from the Singapore market towards the past 2 series of Takasaki Pop-up Store (held in Takashimaya and Isetan Scotts), we are back for another run!

This time, the Takasaki Pop-up store is hosted at Every , Potong Pasir outlet. For those who are fans of Japanese products, you may be familiar with Every – a Japanese’Konbini’ (convenience store) concept store in Singapore. Featuring a myriad of Japanese products and cooked food items, you will definitely be able to reminisce about your Japan travels and satisfy Japanese food cravings here.

Takasaki Pop-up Store is Back!
Takasaki Pop-up Store is Back!
Takasaki Pop-up Store is Back!

Dubbed ‘The Lucky Town of Takasaki’, and also fondly known as the Kingdom of Vegetables , the Takasaki Pop-up store offers you the freshest fruits and vegetables air-flown straight from Takasaki, Japan on a weekly basis! Available only from now till 1 October 2021, these seasonal produce are both healthy and delicious (many are pesticide-free!) It is definitely worth a trip down with your friends and family to give them a try!

We look forward to your support and hope to see you there!

We will be sharing more information regarding the Pop-up store on the newly launched Takasaki Trinnion Facebook and Instagram pages, so follow them to get first dibs on promotions and live updates.

To learn more about our promotional activities with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) regarding Takasaki city, check out our entry here .

Asahi Broadcasting Group Regional Development Seminar – New Inbound and Outbound Strategies Post-Pandemic

Asahi Broadcasting Group Regional Development Seminar – New Inbound and Outbound Strategies Post-Pandemic

[UPDATE] Hosted on 30th June 2021, the Asahi Broadcasting Group Regional Development Seminar was an insightful discussion led by a panel of 4 brilliant individuals from Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and ABC Horizon Pte. Ltd.  The session was jointly participated by almost 300 members of both private and government sectors.

We are heartened by the turnout and grateful for the support of all participating parties. For those who missed the hour-long session, the post-seminar recording can still be accessed on YouTube here .


The Covid-19 Pandemic has taken its toll on many businesses across all industries – no country is spared. The Japanese society is exhausted by the after-effects of the pandemic, with many local governments forced to focus only on inward-looking policies this period Looking back on pre-pandemic, Japan’s inbound industry was booming at an unprecedented rate under the government’s efforts of attracting 40 million annual overseas tourists. Now, we are left to wonder: Will that enthusiasm return in the post-pandemic era?

On the other hand, while domestic consumption has been slow to recover, it has been noted that the high quality of Japanese agricultural, forestry, and marine products and foods is being reassessed with a renewed appreciation overseas. 19 state of affairs, many local governments are strengthening their outbound strategies, focusing on local products export.

In addition to diverting focus onto overseas export, some municipalities have also begun to support local startups in their overseas expansion and, conversely, to attract overseas startups into their markets. At a time when Japanese society as a whole is suffering from the pandemic, it is essential to rebuild inbound and outbound strategies in preparation for the post-pandemic recovery phase.

This seminar will feature discussions by Ms. Hatsume Nagai, Director of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Singapore Office, which works to attract tourists from the Singapore market, and Mr. Eiji Hisatomi, Director of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Singapore Office, which supports local governments and small and medium-sized enterprises in their expansion into Southeast Asia. In addition, ABC HORIZON , the Singapore office of Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) , which has a proven track record in supporting local governments and companies in their Southeast Asian strategies, will propose new inbound and outbound strategies it will be focusing on.

Program Content

1) Key Points of Inbound Promotion Post Pandemic
Ms. Hatsume Nagai, Director, Singapore Office, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

2) Singapore, a destination for SMEs and local governments to expand overseas in the Pandemic era
Eiji Hisatomi, Director, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Singapore Office

3) ABC HORIZON’s Approach to Inbound and Outbound Business
Hiroshi Nikaido, ABC Horizon Pte. Ltd.

3) ABC HORIZON’s Startup Research and Consulting Business
Akiko Tanaka, ABC Horizon Pte. Ltd.

Moderator: Osamu Nara, Managing Director, ABC Horizon Pte. Ltd.

Asahi Broadcasting Group Regional Development Seminar – New Inbound and Outbound Strategies Post-Pandemic

Event Details

• 2021/06/30 (Wed) 14:00 ~ 15:30 (Opening 13:50)
• (GMT + 09: 00) Asia / Tokyo
• Held Online

The seminar is now open for registration. If you or your business would like to participate in this Closed Seminar, kindly register here .