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2017/10/13

FUJI TELEVISION’S VIRTUAL REALITY APPLICATION “HAKONE WEB TRIP” SUPPORTED BY FACEBOOK, ANNOUNCED AT “OCULUS CONNECT 4" CONFERENCE IN SAN JOSE CONVENTION CENTER, CALIFORNIA, USA.

Tokyo, Japan--Fuji Television Network, Inc. (hereafter Fuji TV) is pleased to announce that the VR (=Virtual Reality) application “HAKONE WEB TRIP” supported by Facebook as the only head runner from the Asian region, is announced at the “Oculus Connect 4” conference in San Jose Convention Center in California, USA, held on Wednesday, October 11th and Thursday, October 12th (local time).

By utilizing “React VR” technology developed by Facebook, “HAKONE WEB TRIP” produced by Fuji Television is an application which gives users the opportunity to experience virtual reality trips around the town of Hakone located in Japan. The main feature of this application, is that it can be seamlessly used on a normal web browser such as a PC or a smartphone, without any requirements for prior installation. After freely selecting the point of departure and the destination on the visual map, users can experience a virtual reality trip around various tourist destinations with a 360-Degree perspective. The initiatives for this new application was announced at the conference hosted by Oculus on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 (local time), at the San Jose Convention Center in California, USA. The “Oculus Connect 4” conference held once a year is targeted for VR developers, and it was introduced as the only head runner from the Asian region.

Fuji Television Network, Inc. hopes to continue its development of brand new contents which work with the VR business and new technology domestically, but also internationally, similar to the above project supported by Facebook.

※Please note that the above contents have not been released yet, as it is still under technical verification.
Please visit the official website below for more details.
https://www.oculusconnect.com/

About FUJI TV
Fuji Television (=Fuji TV) continues to maintain its status as an innovative leader in Japan’s television industry since its establishment in 1959. Fuji TV provides high quality programs in all genres, from drama, variety shows, infotainment, sports and news. From 2004 to 2012, Fuji TV led Japan’s ratings race in all three dayparts (prime, golden, all-day), and secured first place in sales above all commercial broadcasters for thirty-one consecutive years.

For more information, please visit:
Japanese: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/index.html
English: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/en/index.html
Simplified Chinese: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/cn/
Traditional Chinese: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/tc/

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“HAKONE WEB TRIP” 360 DEGREE PERSPECTIVE