Since I was a student, I have traveled to Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, where I have seen many children living without electricity and access to education and medical care. After returning to Japan, I started several businesses, and as many of you may remember, in the mobile game application development business, I made a few hits with early AI and PlayStation games using avatars on mobile phones. Even with great success, seeing the hardships of children around the world, I always had the feeling that I had to change the current situation in the world. With the support of the United Nations, I established NGOs in collaboration with the United Nations ECOSOC, located in the Second Building of the New York Headquarters, and this became my way to contribute to the world.
Meanwhile, I learned about the carbon battery technology that was jointly developed by Kyushu University and Power Japan Plus, and in 2017, I acquired their battery business. This is how PJP Eye started as a green technology company. We succeeded in commercializing a pouch-type cell in 2018, then installed it in products such as electrically power-assisted bicycles, e-scooters, and drones from 2019, announced the products as a showcase, and first promoted worldwide sales by crowdfunding.
It seems that some children in the world now go on mountain roads for hours just to charge their cell phones to take online lessons as a result of Covid-19. Electricity is an essential lifeline we need to provide to them.
Our aim at PJP Eye is to implement a solution that allows children around the world to get an education and medical care equally until they are at least 10 years old. Improving the world’s environment and providing access to essential services to every child on the planet is PJP Eye’s vision and ultimate goal.