J&J Business Creation Corporation, a joint venture between JTB Corporation and JCB Corporation, which announced its collaboration with XANA and acquisition of LAND in October 2022, will host one of Japan’s largest urban sports festivals, YOKOHAMA URBAN SPORTS at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse (“YUSF”). YOKOHAMA URBAN SPORTS FESTIVAL 2023 (hereinafter referred to as “YUSF”), the official event, will be held at the urban sports space “ZONE-X” in the world of J&J Business Creation built on the XANA Metaverse.


“YUSF2023 METAVERSE ZONE” will recreate the breakdance stage, parkour, and skateboard 3D parks on the Metaverse with the cooperation of FINE PLAY, one of Japan’s largest action sports and street culture magazines. In addition to the exciting archive images and highlight videos from the first YUSF2022, you can enjoy special interview videos on the main screen with high-profile athletes who share their passion for the event, where you can participate as an avatar.

■ How to Participate
Please refer to the following page on the official website of the event.

■ ZONE-X special site (in FINEPLAY)

Metaverse Event Info

Event Venue XANA App (ZONE-X area)
Date & Time July 25, 2023 (Tue) – August 8, 2023 (Tue)
Download app https://web.xana.net/xana-metaverse-mobile-app-download-information/


Physical Event Info

Event Name YOKOHAMA URBAN SPORTS FESTIVAL 2023 (abbreviated as YUSF)
Venue Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Event Plaza (1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Access https://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/access/
Date & Time (Sat), July 29 and (Sun), July 30, 2023, 11:00 – 20:00 (scheduled) on both days
*Will be canceled in case of rain
Admission Free
Expected visitors 50,000 (tentative)
Organizer YOKOHAMA URBAN SPORTS FESTIVAL 2023 Executive Committee


Sherbet, the sensational group that features top influencers Rina Hashimoto, Hikaru Aoyama, and Yukiko Kawaji, is rocking the scene with their diverse performance style that combines MC, VJ, DJ play, and singing and dancing.

The group is attracting attention from overseas, especially in Asia, and its YouTube subscribers are also skyrocketing. They are a multi-talented unit that transcends the boundaries of idols and expands their activities in various fields.

Now, they are entering the XANA metaverse and bringing new content that showcases their skills and charms. They will lead many fans to the world of XANA and create a new wave of entertainment in Web 3.0.


Rina Hashimoto

Yukiko Kawaji

BreakingDown, Japan’s most popular YouTube entertainment show, is back with its 8.5 edition on July 1st, and XANA is thrilled to be the main sponsor of this epic event. This time, the two companies will join forces to use XANA to create a mind-blowing metaverse experience for the real event of BreakingDown, featuring elements such as virtual stages, effects, and interactions that will make you feel like you’re there.

To celebrate this awesome collaboration, we are launching a special land sale for XANA x BreakingDown, where you can own a piece of the metaverse that showcases arenas, famous players, influencers, and other content related to BreakingDown. As a landowner, you can create your own games, events, and content in this BreakingDown area, and boost its value by yourself.

About Land Sale

Date and Time (UTC)
30th June 9:00 am for Allowlist
1st July 9:00 am for Public

Super Rare 1*1 : 10 NFTs / 1.56 ETH
Rare 1*1 : 10 NFTs / 0.47 ETH
Common 1*1: 280 NFTs / 0.16 ETH

300 NFTs

Apply for AL


Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Join the metaverse revolution with XANA and BreakingDown. This is your chance to make history in Web 3.0 entertainment.

Event Contents

XANA: Festival 4.0, the groundbreaking real x metaverse event that rocked Amazon Music Studio Tokyo in May, was a smashing hit with its star-studded lineup of guests, including BreakingDown CEO and Head of Amazon Music Studio Tokyo.

But that was just the beginning. The event is coming back at Amazon Music Studio Tokyo, and the next one, 5.0, is happening on June 26th.

You don’t want to miss this one, because it will feature the debut live performance of a new group produced by XANA, as well as some amazing special guests that will blow your mind.

The metaverse music event is a game-changer for the music industry, as it offers a new level of immersion and interaction to billions of music fans around the world and drives the mass adoption of XANA. This is the ultimate next-generation event that you’ve never seen before, and it will keep getting bigger and better every month with new surprises and innovations.


Event Details

Event Name: XANA Festival 5.0
Event Date: Jun 26, 2023, 20:00 – start (Japan time)
Real Venue: Amazon Music Studio Tokyo (by invitation only)
1-4F Top Hill Jinnan Building, 1-6-9 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Metaverse Venue: In XANA App


How to Join “Metaverse Venue”

▼To join via XANA APP
Step 1: Download the app
*Please make sure to check in advance whether your mobile device is above the specifications compatible with the application.
If your device does not meet the specifications, the application may short-circuit or malfunction.

Step 2: Join XANA festival
EN:  https://bit.ly/3MYdXNz

*There will be no festival in the browser at this time
Please enjoy the mobile app, Youtube LIVE, and Twitter LIVE!

Other Live Streaming Platforms

Twitter Live:https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1yNxaNWVZjvKj
YouTube Live:https://youtube.com/live/hteeyz9c_bw?feature=share

XANA, a web 3.0 metaverse project developed by NOBORDERz (CEO Rio Takeshi Kubo), has announced Yuji Mizoguchi, BACKSTAGE Inc. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Yuji Mizoguchi / Koudai Ozawa (joint)), which promotes the Digital transformation of entertainment, has been appointed CEO of XANA JAPAN, a project for business expansion in Japan.

Reasons for the Appointment and Future Initiatives

XANA is a Web 3.0 Metaverse and Infrastructure that provides a one-stop shop for the functions required for developing metaverses in the Web 3.0 era, such as building metaverses, avatars and games, trading ownership of digital items and monetizing these items easily and freely for everyone. The company has attained world-class quality in infrastructure development, attracting both Japanese and overseas attention.

On the other hand, BACKSTAGE also aims to create a place where people in Japan and around the world can enjoy their lives and have fun, and make a world without loneliness, boredom, and anxiety – which are the challenges of the 21st century – a vision in the making for some time.

By utilizing the XANA metaverse, which is spreading globally, XANA JAPAN provides people with the opportunity to become who they want to be, achieve their dreams, experience the extraordinary, and make new connections in an unreal space. Mizoguchi, the representative of BACKSTAGE, has been appointed CEO of XANA JAPAN with the belief that he can help create the driving force that changes lives in Japan.

The VISION and MISSION of XANA and XANA JAPAN have also been formulated together with Mizoguchi and BACKSTAGE. In the future, XANA will work on the expansion of XANA’s business in Japan and collaborate with various Japanese companies and influencers. In this way, XANA JAPAN aims to become World’s No.1 Web 3.0 Metaverse in terms of the number of users, number of creators, economic sphere, and market cap.

XANA JAPAN CEO/Comments by Yuji Mizoguchi, representative of BACKSTAGE Inc.

Myself Mizoguchi. I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed as CEO of XANA JAPAN. The decision criteria which I emphasized the most in my choice of work, as in this case, is that I want to eliminate loneliness, boredom, and anxiety, the challenges of the 21st century, as much as possible.

XANA’s Founder, RIO, and I have had several discussions with each other until today, Through these discussions, we have come to believe that our mutual direction and the society we wish to achieve are similar.

Through camps and discussions with XANA’s management team, we all created a new vision of ” Another place for everyone to be and a different you”.

We aim to create a metaverse where everyone who feels lonely, bored, or anxious can be who they want to be, do what they want to do and work where they want to, and live happily ever after.

Through XANA, we are determined to make a contribution to society. And I myself will strive to make XANA the most widely recognized and adored Web3 Metaverse in Japan.

We would like to thank you for your continued support and guidance.

【Yuji Mizoguchi’s Profile 】

He started working as a trainer when he was in high school. After working with top athletes and celebrities to build their fitness routines, he founded FiNC Technologies in 2012 and was appointed President and CEO. After raising over 15 billion Yen in funding, he stepped down at the end of March 2020. In April 2020, he established the current WEIN GROUP. In 2021, he founded BACKSTAGE Inc., and in 2022 he became CEO of 3DPhantom Inc., which develops the No.1 Hologram Display in Japan, as well as CEO of the martial arts event BACKSTAGE Inc. COO/Representative of BreakingDown K.K., a martial arts event based on the theme of ‘Decide who is the strongest in one minute’. He also won the WIRED INNOVATION AWARD 2018 20 Innovators, selected as the best president by young presidents.

【Overview of BACKSTAGE Inc.】

“We create together the best stage on which those who take on challenges can shine. We give color to the lives of all those who are beyond it.” The company’s vision is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives and provide behind-the-scenes support in business development, marketing, finance, technology, and other aspects to celebrities, influencers, various companies, individuals, and organizations that are taking on challenges on the stage.

It is primarily responsible for business development, marketing, finance, and technology.
Together, we will shape their ‘thoughts’ and ‘stories’, and create methods and places where new things can be created with the involvement of many people in the world.


Company Name BACKSTAGE Co.
Address SN Building 10F, 1-4-22 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Established 2022/4
CEO President Yuji Mizoguchi / Koudai Ozawa (joint)
Business Overview Businesses producing original platforms (apps, live streaming, crowdfunding), Fan community building support projects, Support projects by specialist groups
WEBSITE https://backstage.inc/

XANA Metaverse is developing an educational curriculum about the Metaverse in collaboration with China’s top art university, CAFAIC (Meishun YuanJie Co., Ltd.), professors in the blockchain field, famous artists, and institutions.

🎓 The course

The course will include: “Building game scenes with XANA builder,” “Web3 economy”, “Digital art creation and NFT planning,” etc. Both children and adults can get helpful knowledge from the course.

🎓 Schedule

The vcourse will be made public in Q1 2023.

In Q3 2023, everyone will be able to have an experiential curriculum in the XANA app to learn how to create and sell NFTs.

🎓 Marketing

XANA has been at the forefront of metaverse education. It is building a robust educational channel with offline classrooms in China. People can even watch the course videos through TikTok. This allows more people to learn about the world of Metaverse.

🎓 Goal

Together we are working on a new education formula that combines NFT x SBT (Soul Bound Token) as educational proof with Metaverse, which will make XANA the LinkedIn in the web 3.0 era.

AI is currently the world’s most popular technology. Anticipating this trend, Metaverse partner XANA: Genesis, released in 2022, has moved into a new dimension.

They continuously evolve into the ultimate AI partner, capable of expressing emotions, moving naturally, listening to your voice, and responding to it.

You can now communicate with some alpha-type evolved Genesis on our official website.

URL: https://genesischat.xana.net/

The availability of this great new feature will be announced tomorrow.

XANA is a key player leading the market in a rapidly growing area of Metaverse x AI.

XANA collaborates with Meishun Yuanjie Co.(China’s top art school: Central Academy of Fine Arts International College)to establish the “Metaverse Application Scene Experimental Base.”

The experimental base will link content creation, technological achievements, scene operation, and conduct metaverse experiments. It will also explore the metaverse solutions of “Technology + Digital Creation” in cultural tourism, exhibition and performance, training and education, and business creativity, among others.

Meishun Yuanjie Co. is the industrial platform of CAFA Asset Management Co. Under the policies of China’s digital economy development/cultural digitalization strategy and action plan for the integration and development of virtual reality and industry applications.

We use CAFAIC’s advantage of global academic exchange, industrial innovation, forward-looking, and exploration to drive metaverse’s application.

NOBORDER.z FZE (CEO: RIO TAKESHI KUBO) has developed the Web 3.0 type metaverse “XANA.” They are hosting a “virtual exhibition in the metaverse together with Koto City, Tokyo, as a follow-up to the koto Heartful Art Exhibition held in the previous year. The aim is to realize a harmonious society where people with and without disabilities can live actively in the community through art and technology.

In 2021, XANA and Koto City held the koto Heartful Art Exhibition for the Tokyo 2020 Games, a sports and cultural festival, in the Metaverse. The exhibition’s legacy will remain as a “virtual exhibition” in the Metaverse. By allowing visitors to view the works of people with disabilities from any location at any time, the exhibition will allow people with disabilities to feel closer to them and deepen their understanding of the world. The exhibition will also promote the social participation of people and children with and without disabilities. It will be a place where people with and without disabilities can live together in the community.

We will provide access to approximately 150 paintings in total during the 1st to 3rd Terms, not only from all over Japan but from all over the world, by taking advantage of the unique strengths of the Metaverse.

■ Event Schedule

Exhibition period Name of Exhibiting Organization
1st Term 2022/12/1(Thu)〜12/20(Tue) Institutions for the physically challenged
2nd Term 2023/01/5 (Thu)〜1/23 (Mon) Institutions for the physically challenged
3rd Term 2023/02/7 (Tue)〜3/31 (Fri) Elementary and junior high schools


■ Details

Fee: Free (Internet access fee will be charged separately.)

* Please download the application from the ward’s homepage before entering the venue.

Organizer: Policy Promotion Section, Disability Policy Division, Disability Welfare Department, Koto-Ku, Tokyo

Planning and creation: NOBORDERZ/ALGO

NFTDuel Penpenz special limited edition support card (Oarai-Cho edition) from XANA will be given to those who make a tax payment to their hometown (Oarai-Cho) from all over Japan.

We are extremely honored. This is a huge step towards revitalizing the local economy through Web3 metaverse.

Sale Period: 2022/12/24~2023/1/29
1Pack: 10,000 JPY
4Pack: 20,000 JPY
URL: https://www.furusato-tax.jp/

After registering as a member on the website “Furusato Choice”, please select a Product from the Returned Products of Oarai-Cho, Ibaraki Prefecture.

Please select a payment method from Credit Card, Convenience Store Payment, etc.
It is possible to pay taxes (donate) through a process similar to online shopping.
The deduction is limited to the amount of your tax liability.

Please refer to the purchase site for details.

After completing all the steps, you will receive an email at your registered email address. Please enter your wallet address and reply to the email.

Please await the distribution of the rest (XANA PENPENZ) in your Wallet.

Distribution period: Scheduled for the end of February

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