Building a Token Economy

GINKAN is a Japan based startup company building a new economy with blockchain technology and tokens.

As centralized services around the world move towards a decentralized future, we believe a new token economy can be created with a decentralized platform which rewards hidden value with cryptocurrency token rewards.

During this transitional period of blockchain innovation, we hope to serve as a bridge between new technology and the average consumer. Our mission is to build a global token economy with no national boundaries that will bring excitement and happiness to people around the world.

Services

SynchroLife
The App Loved By Eaters

GINKAN's founder realized something in his first 10 years working with the restaurant industry-- that digital marketing is blocking amazing restaurants from getting attention and destroying Japan's rich food culture. SynchroLife was created with the goal of helping to raise awareness of truly good restaurants. By solving the problems of review governance and restaurant marketing, SynchroLife will disrupt the current restaurant marketing model.

SynchroLife users earn rewards for uncovering the best restaurants from around the world, by posting reviews and supporting the restaurants. SynchroLife also makes restaurant discovery easy with AI recommendations.

SynchroLife is available in four languages and over 155 countries, with over 100,000 restaurants and 210,000 reviews.

SynchroLife is the world's first platform to tokenize restaurant reviews and provide rewards to quality reviewers. SynchroLife is aiming to create a global social media platform where food reviewers can earn for their contributions instead of just working as volunteers.
(Click to learn more about the SynchroLife Project)

News

2020.11.19
GINKAN Selected for JETRO’s X-HUB TOKYO Global Launch Singapore Program Powered by 500 Startups
GINKAN (SynchroLife) Chosen for JETRO’s X-HUB TOKYO Global Launch Singapore Powered by 500 Startups, Prepares for Southeast Asian Market
2020.09.29
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife’s GINKAN Collaborates with Infomart Corporation to Support Restaurant Industry Marketing — Aiming to Digitally Transform Marketing and Business Management
2020.09.18
GINKAN wins Solution Architect Award as AWS Startup Architecture of the Year 2020 finalist
SynchroLife Selected as AWS Startup Architecture of the Year 2020 Finalist and Wins Solution Architect Award
2020.09.15
Press Release - GINKAN
“Digitalize Stadium Dining & Support Local Business” Joint Project by SynchroLife and J1 League Soccer Team Kawasaki Frontale Selected for Kanagawa Prefecture’s “Business Accelerator Kanagawa”
2020.08.20
GINKAN (SynchroLife) Selected for Weekly Toyo Keizai’s “100 Amazing Startups” Special
GINKAN was selected to be included in the “100 Amazing Startups — searching for the next unicorn, startups we expect a lot from” special
2020.07.31
Summer Holiday Office Closure
Our office will be closed on the following dates for summer holidays.
We apologize for any delay in correspondence during this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Summer Holiday Closure Dates: August 13, 2020 to August 16, 2020
2020.07.22
Announcement of article publication at HostingAdvice
Japan’s GINKAN: Building a Global Token Economy for the Decentralized Future, Beginning with an Innovative Review App
2020.07.14
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Reveals Top 50 Ramen Shops in Japan with “Ramen of the Year 2020” Award
2020.06.04
News: Techedt
SYNCHROLIFE RAISES US$2.6 MILLION IN SERIES A ROUND
2020.06.03
News: The Spoon
SynchroLife Raises $2.6M for Restaurant App That Rewards Reviews with Cryptocurrency
2020.06.03
News: Deal Street Asia
Asia Digest: Japan’s GINKAN raises $2.6m; SK Group lifts 25% in Imexpharm
2020.06.02
News: Tech in Asia
Restaurant discovery app that rewards users with cryptocurrency scoops up $2.6m
2020.06.02
News: Forbes Japan
Earn Cryptocurrency for Reviews — A Chance for Success for the Restaurant Discovery Social Media Aiming to Take Down Tabelog
2020.06.02
News: Tech Crunch Japan
SynchroLife Raises $2.6m, Supports Restaurants Post-COVID-19 with Results-Based-Compensation Model
2020.06.02
News: Yahoo!
Crypto-based restaurant review platform SynchroLife raises $2.6 million Series A
2020.06.02
News: The Block
Crypto-based restaurant review platform SynchroLife raises $2.6 million Series A
2020.06.02
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Closes $2.6 million Fundraising Round with MTG Ventures, giftee, Orient Corporation and more, Bringing Total Raised to $3.7 million
2020.05.28
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Launches AI Recommendation Feature for Takeout Leave it to artificial intelligence to find great takeout near you!
2020.05.26
CEO Tomochika Kamiya Invited to Online Webinar by ZUU Online
GINKAN's CEO Tomochika Kamiya was invited to co-host a webinar on fan marketing in Japan during and after COVID19
2020.05.01
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Launches All-in-One Service for Takeout and Post COVID-19 Diner Outreach, Opens Free Takeout Listings for Restaurants
2020.04.28
CEO Tomochika Kamiya Joins Online Panel Discussion by FINOLAB
GINKAN's CEO Tomochika Kamiya was invited to join FINOLAB's online panel discussion about the financial industry in a post-COVID19 world
2020.04.21
CEO Tomochika Kamiya Invited to Online Webinar by ZUU Online
GINKAN's CEO Tomochika Kamiya was invited to host a webinar on the future of the restaurant industry in Japan after COVID19
2020.04.15
CEO Tomochika Kamiya Interviewed by Food Stadium
Food Stadium Exclusive Interview with SynchroLife CEO Tomochika Kamiya
2020.03.30
GINKAN is moving!
GINKAN will be moving offices April 1, 2020 to better accomodate our growing business. Please check the address section below for our new location.
2020.03.24
Press Release - GINKAN
GINKAN Inc, Management Company of SynchroLife, Wins the Japan Financial Innovation Award 2020 (JFIA 2020) Startup Award
2020.02.26
Press Release - GINKAN
GINKAN Inc, Management Company of SynchroLife, Announces Capital and Business Partnership with giftee inc.
2020.02.20
News: "Daily News of Foodservice"
SynchroLife was featured in Issue 8640 dated February 20, 2020 of the Japanese Restaurant Industry Newspaper "Daily News of Foodservice" Gaishoku Nippou
2020.02.18
Press Release - GINKAN
Use Cryptocurrency Earned While Dining Out to Purchase Digital Gifts for Baskin-Robbins, Ueshima Coffee, and More with SynchroLife
2020.01.24
CEO Tomochika Kamiya Interviewed By Plug and Play Japan
Plug and Play Japan Alumni Story “Helping eaters find the best restaurants” — Interview with GINKAN Founder and CEO Tomochika Kamiya
2019.12.19
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife’s Managing Company GINKAN Wins the 2019 Nagoya Grampus x Startup Pitch
2019.12.18
New Year's Holiday Closure
Our office will be closed from December 28, 2019 to January 5, 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
2019.11.22
CTO Hiroshi Mita Speaks at TechCrunch Tokyo CTO Night 2019
Even Information (in Japanese)
2019.11.04
GINKAN Chosen for Nikkei Trendy 2020 Startup Award
Chosen as a "Start Up That Will Change the World" in Nikkei Trendy 2020 Magazine
2019.10.25
SynchroLife Features in Card Wave Magazine's October 2019 Edition
Featured "Pick Up Topic" Article
2019.09.12
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife’s Managing Company GINKAN Selected For Batch 2 of DENTSU INC. Run Accelerator Program “GRASSHOPPER”
2019.08.22
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife’s Managing Company GINKAN Forms Capital and Business Alliance with SLD Entertainment Inc. and Receives Investment from DD Holdings Open Innovation Fund
2019.07.30
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife’s Managing Company GINKAN Inc. Wins Grand Prix for MUFG Digital Accelerator’s Batch 4
2019.07.25
Interview: Coin Tokyo
Coin Tokyo: Exclusive Interview with SynchroLife’s Tomochika Kamiya!
2019.07.25
News: Business Insider Japan
Business Insider Japan: Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS and SynchroLife Start PoC for Earning Cryptocurrency When Using Your Credit Card
2019.07.25
Press Release - GINKAN
Japan’s First Program to Earn Cryptocurrency When Using Your Credit Card — Social Restaurant Review Service SynchroLife and Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS Start Proof-of-Concept Test
2019.07.17
News: THE BRIDGE
THE BRIDGE: Dine and Earn Crypto Restaurant App “SynchroLife” forms Capital and Business Alliance with Orient Corporation
2019.07.17
News: Business Insider Japan
Business Insider Japan: “Dine Out and Earn Crypto” Service SynchroLife Forms Capital and Business Partnership with Major Credit Company Orico — Their Goal is…?
2019.07.17
News: Tech Crunch Japan
Tech Crunch Japan: Dine and Earn Crypto Restaurant App “SynchroLife” forms Capital and Business Alliance with Orient Corporation
2019.07.17
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife’s Managing Company GINKAN Inc. Announces Capital and Business Partnership with Orient Corporation
2019.07.03
Press Release - GINKAN
Japan’s Social Restaurant Review App SynchroLife Releases World’s First Service To Earn Cryptocurrency Just By Dining Out — Patent Pending
2019.06.26
Event: CEO Tomochika Kamiya Speaks at Nikkei FinTech Conference 2019
Event Info
2019.04.26
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Selected From Over 300 Companies as Finalist for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center’s (BCC) First Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition
2019.04.22
Japanese Spring Holiday Closure
Our office will be closed from April 27, 2019 to May 6, 2019 for Golden Week.
2019.04.16
Press Release - GINKAN
Artificial Intelligence Based Restaurant Service “SynchroLife” Announces the Release of “SynchroLife for Pepper” for the Home Model of SoftBank Robotic’s “Pepper for Home”
2019.04.04
News: THE BRIDGE
THE BRIDGE: SynchroLife Disposes of Restaurant Search and Releases Recommendation Based AI Picks Feature
2019.04.04
News: Tech Crunch Japan
Tech Crunch Japan: SynchroLife Disposes of Restaurant Search with AI Picks Feature
2019.04.04
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Replaces Search Feature with AI Recommendations, Say Goodbye to Time-Consuming Restaurant Search with the “AI Pick” Feature
2019.03.15
News: SynchroLife Selected for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s MUFG Digital Accelerator Program Batch 4
Token Economy Social Restaurant App SynchroLife Chosen to Join Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s MUFG Digital Accelerator Program Batch 4
2019.03.12
News: SynchroLife Participates in FIBC 2019 and Wins Norinchukin Sponsor Award
SynchroLife Wins “Norinchukin Sponsor Award” at Financial Innovation Business Conference 2019
2019.01.31
News: Logmi.jp
Solving the Lack of Output Problem: ALIS Mr. An and SynchroLife Mr. Kamiya Discuss Token Exconomies
2018.12.17
New Year's Holiday Closure
Our office will be closed from December 27, 2018 to January 4, 2018. Thank you for your understanding.
2018.12.14
News: Tech Crunch Japan
1 Year Since the Opening of Plug and Play SHIBUYA -- 5 Important Points for Growing Starts ups in JApan
2018.11.02
Features in Nikkei Trendy 2019 Magazine
16th - AI Recommendations
2018.10.16
Event: CEO Tomochika Kamiya Speaks at Blockchain Unbound Tokyo
2018.10.12
News: Business Insider Japan
We Went to Ginza and Tried The World’s First App That Gives You Cryptocurrency For Dining Out
2018.09.28
Event: CEO Tomochika Kamiya Speaks at FIN/SUM 2018のPERSON OF FIN/SUM 2018
Event Info
2018.09.24~28
Event: SynchroLife Exhibiting at FIN/SUM 2018
Event Info
2018.09.19
News: Business Insider Japan
Eat, Review, and Earn Cryptocurrency! Will This New Marketing Scheme Being Tested in Ginza Help Restaurants?
2018.09.19
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Launches Campaign at 21 Tokyu Plaza Ginza Restaurants: Earn 3% of Your Bill Cashback in Cryptocurrency!
2018.09.18
Press Release - SynchroLife Limited
SynchroCoin (SYC) to List on LATOKEN, First Exchange for Restaurant Review Reward Token Used in SynchroLife Token Economy
2018.09.15
Event: CEO Tomochika Kamiya Speaks at Next Economy Conference 2018
Event Info
2018.09.08
Event: CEO Tomochika Kamiya Speaks at Bitpie presents Crypto Choukaigi
Event Info
2018.09.07
SynchroLife Wins EXPO Winner and PnPJ Award at Plug and Play Japan Batch 1 EXPO
1,251 attendees in 2 days! Plug and Play Japan EXPO Report
2018.09.07
Press Release - GINKAN
Token Economy Based Restaurant Review Service “SynchroLife” Announces First Restaurant Campaign with Tokyu Plaza Ginza
2018.08.20
News: The Nikkei MJ
Predictions of Growth in the Rating Business - Rewards x Trust
2018.08.13
News: The Nikkei
GINKAN’s Restaurant Review App Forms Business Alliance with Ceres
2018.08.10
News: THE BRIDGE
Food App x Token Economy SynchroLife, Recieves 720,000 USD Funding from Ceres, Business Alliance Using Points and Blockchain Planned too
2018.08.10
News: Business Insider Japan
The World’s First Social Restaurant Review Service with Token Rewards “SynchroLife” Announces Seed Funding — Including Token Equity Convertible
2018.08.10
News: Tech Crunch Japan
Token Economy x Restaurant Review App “SynchroLife”, Announces Seed Round Including Token Equity Convertible
2018.08.10
Press Release - GINKAN
GINKAN Announces Business Alliance and Seed Round of 720,000 USD with Ceres Inc. to Further Grow Token Economy and AI Based Social Restaurant Review Service SynchroLife
2018.08.02
News: Tech Crunch Japan
Social Restaurant Discovery App SynchroLife Releases New Version with Token Rewards for Quality Reviews
2018.08.02
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Releases World’s First Restaurant Review Service with Cryptocurrency Token Rewards for Users
2018.07.11
Event: CEO Tomochika Kamiya Speaks at Collabo Gate "No.21 Beyond ICO: Alternative Capital Raising Methods"
Event Info
2018.06.29
Event: CEO Tomochika Kamiya Speaks at CRYPTONOMICS TOKYO 2018
Event Info
2018.06.25
Press Release - GINKAN
SynchroLife Selected for Startup Accelerator Plug and Play Japan’s Fintech Batch 1
2018.06.20
News: SynchroLife Chosen for Plug and Play Japan Batch 1
Plug and Play Japan Batch 1 Selects 53 Domestic Startups
2018.01.20
Event: CEO Tomochika Kamiya Speaks at THE COIN
2018.01.17
News: THE BRIDGE
THE COIN: Introducing the Pitching Companies Chosen as the "COIN30" - The Face of a New Economy
2017.10.30
Press Release - SynchroLife Limited
SynchroLife attracts worldwide support and gains restaurant ratings in 38 countries in just 3 months!
2017.09.22
News: Interview on THE BRIDGE
Interview with Tomochika Kamiya leading up to the SynchroLife token crowdsale
2017.07.12
News: Coin Telegraph
SynchroLife announced token crowdsale to create a blockchain based trustworthy restaurant recommendation platform.
2017.5.30
Creation of SynchroLife, Limited in Hong Kong
SynchroLife, Limited (Founder CEO Tomochika Kamiya) was created in Hong Kong as the marketing branch of Asian focused international marketing for SynchroLife.
2016.12.10
New Year's holiday closure
Our office will be closed from December 27, 2016 to January 3, 2017.
2016.01.25
No more swiping and awkward pick up lines! Meet new people with the same interests as you and get chatting right away with “Festar” the hot new dating app from Japan.
2015.08.04
Meet new people you share common interests with through a ten minute chat, Realtime Chat App “Festar” Released First 3,000 users to register enjoy the Premium Plan for free!
2016.04.02
Japan’s Smart Gourmet App “SynchroLife” Collaborates with Car Hire and Taxi Hailing Service “Uber” for O2O Marketing Campaign Targeting Tokyo Area Users.

Company Info

Name
GINKAN, Inc.
Address
PORTAL POINT YURAKUCHO
Shin-Yurakucho Building 11F, 1-12-1,
Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006
CEO
Tomochika Kamiya
Established
December 2015
Services
Smart phone application development & management, consulting regarding blockchain technology and original tokens
Smart phone application development & management, consulting regarding blockchain technology