A comprehensive partnership agreement was made on May 26, 2015 between KCGI (The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics) and Kyoto Prefectural Government. The parties agreed that they would cooperate in promoting “Kyoto-brand” to the world and expanding the academic and cultural roles of “Keihanna Science City.”
Wataru Hasegawa, CEO of KCG Group, announced at the press conference that day that KCGI was going to launch “.kyoto” domain in cooperation with Kyoto Prefecture and was confident that the introduction of this new top-level domain would be helpful to make “Kyoto-brand” much more credible and contribute to culture and industry of Kyoto city.
KCGI has just opened Cyber Kyoto Laboratory in KICK (Keihanna Open Innovation Center @ Kyoto). This Laboratory administers “.kyoto” domain exclusively as registry and plans to materialize the world-wide e-learning system called “Open University Kyoto.”
KCGI and Kyoto Prefecture also agreed to collaborate actively in other fields such as, sharing information of foods and culture in Kyoto with other countries, increasing the numbers of foreign students to study in Kyoto, and developing education-related digital contents.