Ripple’s VP of Company Technique and Operations, Emi Yoshikawa, has shared the current go to of Japan’s Fukuoka metropolis Mayor, Soichiro Takashima, to the Ripple headquarters.
We welcomed Fukuoka Metropolis Mayor Soichiro Takashima and his staff at @Ripple HQ in the present day! Fukuoka is a number one metropolis in #Web3 initiatives in Japan 🇯🇵.
— Emi Yoshikawa (@emy_wng) August 19, 2022
The Ripple high exec shared an image alongside the tweet that reads, “We welcomed Fukuoka Metropolis Mayor Soichiro Takashima and his staff at Ripple HQ in the present day! Fukuoka is a number one metropolis in web3 initiatives in Japan. Immediately, Mayor Takashima of Fukuoka Metropolis and folks from the worldwide division visited Ripple’s headquarters! I’ve excessive hopes for Fukuoka Metropolis, which is actively engaged on Web3.”
Such a high-profile go to was additionally reported in Might, as Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse met with Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Vice Prime Minister Levan Davitashvili throughout his go to to Davos.
Ripple’s give attention to Asia-Pacific
Asia-Pacific (APAC) remains one of many fastest-growing areas for Ripple, with transactions up 130% year-over-year. The uptake of RippleNet’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service within the APAC and MENA areas has surged in response to elevated demand for fast settlements and speedy entry to funds.
In July 2021, Ripple launched its first On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service implementation in Japan, setting the stage to drive extra adoption of crypto-enabled companies within the area. In a historic transfer, Ripple accomplice SBI Remit, the most important cash switch supplier in Japan, teamed up with Cash.ph and SBI VC Commerce to rework remittance funds from Japan to the Philippines utilizing on-demand liquidity.
Ripple’s stretch within the Asia Pacific has since expanded. Throughout the week, Ripple introduced the launch of a brand new joint venture with SBI Remit to streamline Japan-Thailand cash transfers. Right here, SBI Remit will enable Thais dwelling in Japan to immediately ship a reimbursement dwelling utilizing RippleNet.