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More Than 90% of Creators in 4 European Countries Interested in Making Digital Art; Data from Celsys Survey of 8,000 European Creators

Celsys, the developer and distributor of drawing app for creators, “Clip Studio Paint,” conducted a survey on the creative activities of 8,000 visual art creators (*1) in four European countries (the UK, France, Germany, and Spain) from November to December 2021. The survey was conducted in the form of an online questionnaire, and responses were received from a total of 2,000 people in each country, with 500 respondents from each age group from 10s to 40s. - June 30, 2022 - Celsys Inc.

Post Your Best Under the Water Illustrations on Social Media - Celsys to Hold Its 32nd International Illustration Contest

On June 21, Celsys opened its 32nd International Illustration Contest, inviting submissions from around the globe for illustrations centered around an Under the Water theme. - June 23, 2022 - Celsys Inc.

Illustration, Comic, Webtoon, & Animation App Clip Studio Paint Reaches 20 Million Creators Worldwide

Total worldwide use of Clip Studio Paint; the illustration, comic, Webtoon, and animation app developed Celsys, exceeded 20 million copies* in May 2022. - June 01, 2022 - Celsys Inc.

Market Broker's Giving Foundation Assists the Ukraine

Market Broker's ongoing support for the victims of war in the Ukraine. - May 25, 2022 - Market Broker

Clip Studio Paint DEBUT Offered to pixiv Premium Members Refreshed Now with Multi-Device Support

Celsys is offering Clip Studio Paint DEBUT to paying “pixiv Premium” members of the social art service, pixiv, operated by pixiv Inc. - May 23, 2022 - Celsys Inc.

Hire Talent for ESG, CSR Roles & Social Impact Jobs with AI

Discover talent for Global Good with the help of AI on the Socious App. Ensure lasting positive impact by AI matching roles with the right candidates, reducing mismatch risk and improving retention rate, employee happiness, and performance.
 - May 23, 2022 - Socious Inc

Kashima Arts Presents the Japanese Art Auction MEGURU vol.10 & the Launch of MEGURU Online

BS Fuji Co., Ltd. and Kashima Arts Co., Ltd. are proud to co-host Volume 10 of the Japanese Art Auction, MEGURU, from May 14 (Sat) to 22 (Sun), 2022. An opportunity for, both, experienced and novice buyers to gain a feel for the arts, MEGURU is a Japanese art specialist, sealed-bid auction designed... - May 16, 2022 - Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.

Winners of the 31st International Illustration Contest Announced Many Charming Holiday Submissions Received

Celsys announced the results of the 31st International Illustration Contest, which sought entries on the theme: Holiday. - May 11, 2022 - Celsys Inc.

Clip Studio Paint Sponsors Coloring Contest Held by Hololive Indonesia VTuber Airani Iofifteen

Celsys, through Clip Studio Paint, is sponsoring the “IROfi! Coloring Contest” that started on April 18 by Airani Iofifteen, a member of the VTuber group hololive Indonesia. - April 21, 2022 - Celsys Inc.

Special Exhibition Series Launch: Utage: Modern Japanese Paintings

Kashima Arts is proud to announce the launch of Utage, a series of special exhibitions to be held every spring. Catered to each occasion, these exhibitions will showcase the best of Kashima Arts' selection. The inaugural exhibition, Utage: Modern Japanese Paintings will be held from Saturday,... - April 12, 2022 - Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.

31st International Illustration Contest Opens: Contestants Submit Original Holiday Illustrations on Social Media

On March 15, Celsys opened its 31st International Illustration Contest, inviting submissions from around the globe for illustrations on the theme: Holiday. Contestants can submit their works by posting their entry to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #cspcontest31. Contestants are... - March 17, 2022 - Celsys Inc.

Opening Feb 19: Gil Kuno Solo Exhibition, ON::OFF::ON

√K Contemporary is proud to host Gil Kuno’s upcoming solo exhibition, ON::OFF::ON. From video to sound art, photography, installation work, as well as two-dimensional art, Kuno’s ambitious retrospective spans across three floors, from the 2nd floor to the basement of the gallery. - February 15, 2022 - SEI-RIN Co., Ltd.

Starting Soon: Japanese Art Auction, MEGURU vol.9

BS Fuji Co., Ltd. and Kashima Arts Co., Ltd. is proud to co-host Volume 9 of the Japanese Art Auction, MEGURU, from February 5 (Sat) to 13 (Sun), 2022. An opportunity for, both, experienced and novice buyers to gain a feel for the arts, MEGURU is a Japanese art specialist, sealed-bid auction... - February 08, 2022 - Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.

EM Braxton Universal Report Coins France an Economic Star

EM Braxton Universal has dubbed France an economic star under the leadership of Macron, as the economy recorded its highest growth in more than half a century. - February 04, 2022 - EM Braxton Universal

Nexdigm Announces the Addition of Mark Kennedy as Country Head-Business Development, Nexdigm - Japan

Nexdigm Announces the Addition of Mark Kennedy as Country Head-Business Development, Nexdigm - Japan

Mark Kennedy is a seasoned professional and will be heading all regional and global business development related activities for Nexdigm in Japan. With over three decades of total work experience and most of it in Japan, he is familiar with the markets in the region and has a very good understanding... - February 03, 2022 - Nexdigm

TM Marlowe Group Report Shows Chinas GDP Growth Faltering

Chinas economic growth encountered a slowdown last year, a report by TM Marlowe Group pointed to a failing property sector and renewed Covid woes as the primary causes. - February 01, 2022 - TM Marlowe Group

Em Braxton Universal - Tech Stocks En Route to a Correction

Inflation has remained pervasively high, troubling investors who have been quick to re-align their portfolios in lieu of probable heavy intervention by the Federal Reserve. - January 26, 2022 - EM Braxton Universal

Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka Onboards 10 Startups to Their Program to Drive Impact for Smart Cities in Osaka, Japan

Startupbootcamp, the leading global network of industry-focused accelerators, announces the ten startups who have joined Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka program in November to expand their businesses into the Japanese market. - December 23, 2021 - Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka

Post Your Best Illustrations of the Skies on Social Media - Celsys to Hold Its 30th International Illustration Contest

Celsys opened its 30th International Illustration Contest, inviting submissions from around the world for illustrations on the theme of the Skies on Monday, December 20. - December 21, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

Clip Studio Paint Launches Login Bonus Promotion Free Trials for Top-Grade Clip Studio Paint EX Also Planned for New Year Period

Celsys announced a number of promotions, including a login bonus promotion for its illustration, manga, and animation app, Clip Studio Paint, starting from Thursday December 16. - December 18, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

EM Braxton Universal - Ethereum Reaches Record High

Ethereum, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, is fast approaching the success of its predecessor, and last week marked Ether’s all-time high. - November 22, 2021 - EM Braxton Universal

JAPONISME Launches New Virtual Tour - The Kusakabe Heritage House

JAPONISME is a tour service that provides virtual tours that can be accessed from anywhere in the world as well as private in-person tours. - November 13, 2021 - JAPONISME

Exhibition Opening: Premium Japanese Art Sales Exhibition, BISAI SEN 04

Kashima Arts is proud to announce that the 4th edition of the Japanese Art Sales Exhibition BISAI SEN will commence November 13 (Sat) and will continue on view through November 28 (Sun), 2021. Featuring works by Katsushika Hokusai, Uemura Shoen, Yokoyama Taikan and many other highly acclaimed... - November 10, 2021 - Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.

TM Marlowe Group: Inflation is Here to Stay

TM Marlowe Group says prices are expected to continue increasing as inflation continues to rise. - November 01, 2021 - TM Marlowe Group

Eye-Catching Illustrations of Fashion Icons Winner of 29th International Illustration Contest Announced

Celsys announced the results of the 29th International Illustration Contest, which sought entries on the theme of “Fashion Icon,” on Thursday, 28th October. - November 01, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

Gaprise Awarded Best Outbound Partner for 2021 by monday.com

Gaprise, a global marketing technology provider, has been awarded Best Outbound Partner for 2021 by monday.com. - October 29, 2021 - Gaprise Inc.

Clip Studio Assets Exceeds 100,000 Materials Uploaded by Creators Holds 100,000th Material Milestone Event

Celsys will hold a series of events from October 27 to commemorate the 100,000th material posted by creators to Clip Studio Assets. - October 29, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

Yuma Kishi, Imaginary Bones|Exhibition Update: Exhibition Period Extended & the Introduction of Part II

√K Contemporary (Root K Contemporary / Shinjuku, Tokyo) is pleased to announce that the ongoing Yuma Kishi’s solo exhibition, Imaginary Bones, has been extended and will consist of a 2-part display. Now on view, Part I has been extended to November 14. Part II will open November 20 with... - October 20, 2021 - SEI-RIN Co., Ltd.

Clip Studio Paint License Bundled with Wacom® Intuos® and Wacom® One Tablets to Support Windows, macOS, Android, and Chromebook Devices

Wacom Intuos and Wacom One Creative Pen Displays which come bundled with Clip Studio Paint PRO, the illustration, manga and animation app from Celsys are now compatible with Chromebook devices. The previously bundled license is now an activation code that allows users to use the app on whatever... - October 15, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

Kashima Arts Presents the Japanese Art Auction MEGURU Vol.8 - the Marketplace for Japanese Art

BS Fuji Co., Ltd. and Kashima Arts Co., Ltd. are proud to co-host volume 8 of the Japanese Art Auction, MEGURU, from October 16 (Sat) to 24 (Sun), 2021. An opportunity for, both experienced and novice buyers to gain a feel for the arts, MEGURU is a sealed-bid auction that specializes in Japanese... - October 06, 2021 - Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.

Starting Soon: AI Artist, Yuma Kishi Solo Exhibition, Imaginary Bones

√K Contemporary (Root K Contemporary, Tokyo) is pleased to present Imaginary Bones, a solo exhibition of Yuma Kishi's works. Opening October 17 (Sun), the exhibition will feature a diverse range of approximately 25 works, from video installations to three-dimensional and two-dimensional works... - October 05, 2021 - SEI-RIN Co., Ltd.

RAMPF Mineral Casting – Outstanding Vibration Damping & Sustainability

MECT 2021 in Japan – EPUMENT® machine bed material for machine tool construction, semi-conductor, laser, medical, and packaging industries. - September 25, 2021 - RAMPF

TM Marlowe Group Comments on Higher Paychecks for US Workers

TM Marlowe Group says wages in the U.S. restaurant and supermarket industries have risen quickly as a result of businesses encountering difficulty finding staff. - September 15, 2021 - TM Marlowe Group

Kashima Arts Presents: Inori, An Art Sales Exhibition

Kashima Arts is proud to present its upcoming exhibition, Inori. Opening September 18, the exhibition explores the many ways in which prayer is addressed, imagined, and cultivated through art. Offering approx. 40 works, Inori closes October 3, 2021. About Inori The act of prayer has been integral... - September 13, 2021 - Kashima Arts Co., Ltd.

On Exhibit: Linework

√K Contemporary (Root K Contemporary) is proud to announce its upcoming exhibition Linework. On view from August 28 (Sat.) on through September 20 (Mon.), the group show features over 150 works by 16 established to emerging artists. About Linework The crux of Linework stems from the... - September 10, 2021 - SEI-RIN Co., Ltd.

Post Your "Fashion Icon" Illustrations to Social Media. Celsys to Hold Its 29th International Illustration Contest.

Celsys opens its 29th International Illustration Contest, inviting submissions from around the world for illustrations on the theme of “Fashion Icon” from Tuesday, September 7. - September 10, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

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CICA 20’000PPM Formulas + Panthenol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate. Pure Natural Color to help illuminate, hydrate, and minimize discoloration. PRECIME Calming skincare Exclusive CICA ingredient to help relieve skin stress and redness to give your skin an all-around naturally healthy glow. - August 30, 2021 - SPL Inc.

JC Rothchild General - India as Global Manufacturing Hub

JC Rothchild General says the pandemic has revealed flaws in Global Value Chains which has exposed a window of opportunity for India to claim dominance over the global manufacturing sector. - August 19, 2021 - JC Rothchild General

Clip Studio Paint, WEBTOON, WEBTOON CANVAS and Wacom to Hold Online Event for Webtoon Creators: How to “WEBTOON”

Learn How to Create Online Comics from Start to Finish. - August 12, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

Sunnylive, Inc. to Launch "Japanese Culinary Certificate Online Program" by "Japanese Cooking" in August 2021

Sunnylive, Inc. to Launch "Japanese Culinary Certificate Online Program" by "Japanese Cooking" in August 2021

This online program is an accredited course supervised by “The Association for the Advancement of the Japanese Culinary Art,” the oldest Japanese culinary research organization in Japan, to which more than 10,000 Japanese chefs belong. In addition, they provide the "Certification of Cooking Skills for Japanese Cuisine in Foreign Countries" established by Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). - August 11, 2021 - Sunnylive Inc.

GloAuc Makes History as It Claims JABA Best Used Car Exporter Award 2020-21

July 16, 2021 - Tokyo, Japan - 2020 proved to be the most dreaded year where the world's economy took a deep plunge and businesses were trying to stay afloat (let alone make profits), GloAuc turned out to be game changer. The Japanese automobile trading industry took a hit in 2020 where the businesses encountered big losses, many were even forced to take voluntarily exit while the others were just surviving. - August 07, 2021 - Gloauc

JC Rothchild General - EU Economic Outlook Brightens

JC Rothchild General says the Eurozone economic outlook is shaping up, following improved forecasts by the European Commission, which position the economy to return to pre-COVID levels in the final quarter of 2021 – a quarter earlier than initially anticipated – providing ripe opportunities for investors. - July 23, 2021 - JC Rothchild General

Online event “Manga & Anime Days”: Wacom and Celsys Celebrate a Creative Summer with 3-Day Online Event

From July 28 to 30, 2021, Celsys is partnering with Wacom to present “Manga & Anime Days,” a worldwide 3-day all-digital event organized by Wacom featuring workshops, presentations, and live drawing community events by and for creators. - July 19, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

Webtoon CANVAS and Clip Studio Paint to Partner for Online Creator Summit

On July 31, Celsys, the maker of creative app Clip Studio Paint and the webcomic platform for creators “Webtoon CANVAS” are partnering for the full-day online event “Webtoon CANVAS Summit.” Workshops, panels and more provide resources for beginning and professional comic artists alike. - July 14, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

KL Winterbourne Associates – El Salvador Looks to Bitcoin as New Legal Tender

President Nayib Bukele plans to formally recognize Bitcoin as currency, with some believing that Paraguay will follow suit. - July 05, 2021 - KL Winterbourne Associates

SJ Salomon International - EU Proposes Carbon Border Tax

Analysts at SJ Salomon International say proposed EU carbon border tax could unfairly impact developing nations and threaten emerging economies. - July 01, 2021 - SJ Salomon International

Draw a Flower-Themed Illustration and Post It to Social Media - Celsys Opens Its 28th International Illustration Contest

Celsys opens its 28th International Illustration Contest, inviting submissions from around the world for illustrations on the theme of “Flowers.” - June 24, 2021 - Celsys Inc.

JC Rothchild General - NZ Economic Recovery Stronger Than Expected

Better than expected Q1 growth could prompt RBNZ to hike interest rates sooner, say economists at JC Rothchild General. - June 22, 2021 - JC Rothchild General

PK Dryden Associates - Australia and UK Agree to Free Trade Deal

In a win for jobs, free trade and businesses, the UK and Australia have agreed to Britain’s first free trade agreement since Brexit. - June 18, 2021 - PK Dryden Associates

E-GRIP, Fitness Device to Connect to Exercise Apps on Your Smartphone, Has Launched on Kickstarter

Ooh! Inc., founded in February 2021, has started raising support for its new product "E-GRIP" on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform, from May 31, 2021. - June 16, 2021 - Ooh! Inc.

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