Days of our lives – Japan, here we come!

TAB’s business development team never stops, they just came back from Japan. Ákos and Ádám (Director, Southeast Asia) held several talks and meetings and discussed with prospective clients in Tokyo but the most exciting event was their visit to Rakuten Group HQ.

@Rakuten HQ

In Crimson House they visited and got around the HQ of the giant e-commerce and fintech company. Later they caught up with the Techstars team from last summer. Considering that Rakuten is exceptionally successful not only in Japan but also globally their support and our partnership is particularly important for us. In 2018 Rakuten developed many new tools a platforms utilizing big data, such as AI chatbots. The Rakuten Group implemented cross-company measures to comply with the strict GDPR regulations on handling personal data too.

@Rakuten HQ

Through Rakuten, several well-known Japanese brands also have become interested in the unique  TAB product CHEQ. Cheq and it’s greatly simple interface is a perfect communication tool for blue-collar workers. It’s the very same messaging platform so do Messenger or Whatsapp but in the meantime it is:

  • trackable, monitorable, you see who has seen your message, who is in or out of the group
  • helping with managing the workflow, you can send out internal policies, announcements to specific employers
  • handling holiday requests sick leave reports or any other personal documents
  • simpler and faster, because it’s one channel for everything
  • the best way to communicate with your workers

It is also important that the 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Preparation has already started, the entire city is excited. Though handling this amount of inbound tourism is never easy. Tokyo has a plan and not surprisingly they dedicate a key role for chatbots. It is planned that the Olimpic chatbots would be able to navigate tourists digitally. It is not a secret goal for us to have our chat bots to participate in this.


Every time we visit a foreign market, we contact the local Hungarian embassies in order to strengthen relationships, help the company expansion. During our business development trip to Japan, we celebrated the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 at the Embassy of Hungary in Tokyo. Thank you very much for ambassador Dr. Norbert Palanovics and his team for the hospitality! We’re looking forward to cooperation!