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Rikei’s RIVR Selected as Tech Biz Expo 2020 Support Recipient in METI’s Promotion of Overseas Expansion of Content 2020

Rikei Corporation (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Satoru Isaka; hereinafter “Rikei”), is pleased to announce that RIVR, disaster training virtual reality (hereinafter “VR”) from Rikei, has been selected as a support recipient at Tech Biz Expo 2020, the Digital Content EXPO (hereinafter “DCEXPO”) collaboration project that is part of the program for “Promotion of Overseas Expansion of Content 2020*” held by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (hereinafter “METI”).

* Promotion of Overseas Expansion of Content 2020: Content-related business matching project supported by METI.

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Product overview of RIVR, disaster training VR

Recently, Japan has been hit by major disasters, but education on disaster prevention is insufficient. Rikei is developing technology that allows users to simulate scenarios related to disaster prevention measures, such as natural disasters (earthquake, fire and flood) and disaster response (self-defense and firefighting) using VR. More than 30,000 people have experienced this technology to date. It has been introduced in more than 300 locations in Japan, the most domestic locations for technology of this kind.

The VR content is available for custom orders, allowing the background and settings to be changed. In addition to ready-made goggles, Rikei offers made-to-order goggles. They are available in a variety of specifications, including compound and monocular lenses. One project uses a mechanism to convert fluids or raw data that has not been converted into VR into video.


  • Fire evacuation: Simulating poor visibility due to smoke during a fire
  • Torrential rain: Simulating the heavy rain in Western Japan in 2018
  • Earthquake: Simulating the shaking of an earthquake to teach measures such as securing furniture and preventing glass from scattering

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Future development

Rikei will exhibit RIVR at DCEXPO (concurrently held with Inter BEE 2020, from November 18 to 20), which features an area for matching advanced content technology in Japan and overseas with creators and development partners. In addition, Rikei will give a technical presentation at TechBiz Creation & Matchmaking pitch session workshop (tentative name). With the support of Tech Biz, Rikei will accelerate the overseas expansion of VR for disaster training.

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About Rikei Corporation

Established in 1957, Rikei Corporation is a solution provider for the IT and electronics industries.

Rikei offers a wide variety of solutions centered on the world’s cutting edge technologies and advanced products in the fields of system solutions, such as entrance exam and educational affairs systems and IT infrastructure, business strategy, and information security solutions. It also provides network solutions, such as satellite communication data transfer systems, digital video transfer systems, network systems for telecommunication operators and other private companies, wireless access systems, and disaster management information systems. In addition to solutions, Rikei provides electronic components and devices, such as high frequency components, high performance adhesives for industrial use, testers for automotive audio and navigation equipment, power grid analysis systems, defense-related machinery and security systems.

Headquarters Address: Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0535, Japan
Capital: 3,427 million (as of the end of March, 2020)
President & CEO: Satoru Isaka
Field of Business: Sales of the following;
  • System Solutions
  • Network Solutions
  • Electronic Components & Instruments
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