WORK

  • Cabinet Office – Open Geospatial Consortium – International Conference Presentation Video

    Video Presentation

    Faced with the ongoing inability to travel internationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were asked to create a video presentation for the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan that could be played at the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) international conference. Our team worked closely with the relevant ministry figures to write an original speech in English on the subject of Japan's move from Smart to Super Cities. We then created an accompanying video that resonated with themes relating to Super Cities using motion graphics and 3D urban city mapping technology.

    January, 2021
  • Believe in Organic – Logo Creative and Design

    Design

    Design project for organic vegetable delivery service "B.I.O". Our design team began by proposing multiple design options, and then working with the client to finalize a single design that matched their brand image. According to the client's preferences the "O" of the "B.I.O" design was proposed as a lettuce, and we also developed some copy text to match their logo.

    December, 2020
  • Ouse-Inaka Experience Exchange Bilingual Video Creation

    Video

    Video project to introduce the ongoing activities of the Ouse-Inaka Experience Exchange. The program allows Japanese and international visitors to experience country life in the town of Ouse, Fukushima Prefecture, so a bilingual video was the appropriate choice to make everyone feel welcome. A combination of drone footage, interviews with program members, and footage from the kind of activities and experiences visitors can expect was compiled with a view that it could be used for many years in various promotional activities.

    Autumn, 2020
  • Hitachi Seaside Park – Inbound Tourism Planning Survey

    Consulting

    SEDO dispatched 5 travel experts for a project at Hitachi Seaside Park for a survey on how to approve the viability of the park as an inbound tourism destination. Advisors were from the U.K, France, Canada, Australia, and Vietnam, and various specialities brought their independent research and experience to the project for a park survey followed by a presentation session.

    October, 2020
  • Ministry of Environment – National Parks of Japan Activity Compilation 2020

    Translation and Editing

    Starting in 2018, SEDO was responsible for the English translation, managed by JTB, for this Ministry of Environment brochure compiling information on tourism-related activities available at the various National Parks of Japan. In addition to revising existing English translations, we have worked on new translations each year and the current brochure is some 300 pages and continues to grow each year. Our specialized team is familiar with the national parks themselves, but also the relevant language needed to describe the natural world with accuracy.

    2020
  • Hokuriku-Shin’etsu District Transport Bureau「Tokyo-Osaka via Hokuriku Strategic Promotions」Video and SNS Campaign

    Video Creation - SNS Marketing

    As part of the Hokuriku-Shin'etsu District Transport Bureau's ongoing promotion of the newly extended Hokuriku Shinkansen and other regional transportation infrastructure, SEDO produced a series of videos with accompanying travel stories. Video and articles for web spanned 12 prefectures in total, and was a mammoth undertaking that saw a director, writer, and a camera team take to the road for a number of weeks. The non-verbal videos and English-language content, were then promoted with a social media campaign on Facebook and Instagram that far exceeded its initial reach goals.

    July, 2019 - March, 2020
  • Japan National Tourism Association (JNTO) – Website Content Creation for Taste Tour Japan

    Website Content Creation

    Original website content creation oriented around restaurant search functionality. Our team travelled Japan, planning, shooting, and writing original English-language content with an international tourist in mind. While primarily a food-themed website, the content was designed to interweave cultural themes to appeal to a wide audience.

    July, 2020 - February, 2021
  • Nikko National Park – Advanced Inbound Tourism Development Project

    Consulting

    Advisor role on an Advanced Inbound Tourism Project developing the possibilities for the use of Nikko National Park as a tourism destination. In addition to research and speaking roles, a proof of concept pamphlet presenting the possibility of using the area as a wedding destination was produced.

    September, 2020 - October, 2020
  • Ministry of the Environment – Amihari Visitor Center Signage

    Translation and Editing

    Translation project centering on original signage and accompanying printed materials for the Amihari Visitor Center located in Towada-Hachimantai National Park. All translation and original text was carefully curated by a specialized team with extensive experience writing about the natural world to ensure both accuracy and accessibility.

    September, 2020 - November, 2020
  • Tiger Corporation – Tiger Forest Website Translation

    Translation and Editing

    Partial website translation for the Tiger Forest members site created by Tiger Corporation. In addition to translation of existing material, promotional materials, headlines and navigation were tailored towards international tastes and expectations.

    (SEDO was not responsible for all the English on the website)

    June, 2020 - July, 2020