Alexa prototypes archives in Japan

Many Japanese already built DIY alexa

Many japanese already build DIY alexa. So in this post, I think archiving DIY alexa in Japan.
(Part in prototypes, I built…)

Now, Amazon Echo doesn’t come to japan yet. I really hope using amazon echo in japan.

So amazing User Experience…


Some Alexa Prototypes

almost of all prototypes is built by Raspberry PI3 or Zero.

I think I can not pick up other prototypes…  so i will add  examples if i found


testing Alexa Smart Home Skill


Amazon Alexa with Japanese voice interface prototype ver1( Japanese input, English output)


Amazon Alexa with Japanese voice interface prototype ver1( Japanese input, Japanese output)


Kokeshi + Alexa

Amazon Alexa on RaspberryPi Zero


Alexa Festival


Alexa “Cheap” Echo

after Alexa days 2017….

It was finished Alexa Days yesterday.

At first, Alexa session’s member of JAWS DAYS considered this plan.
Many JAWS-UG branches joined this event than i expected.
I am relieving now so Alexa Days finished normally.

I wish more people play with alexa.

I wrote about ‘why do i want to do the Alexa Days’, ‘why do i want to collaborate with other JAWS-UG branches, other countries UG’ on this post.

Why do I want to do the Alexa Days

It is simple.
I got big satisfaction (although i couldn’t look almost sessions and so tired…)

So I tweeted following message on a thread.

Atmosphere in the community is so excellent.
Because Community members don’t say ‘stop’. so i can run easy.

I have some idea i want to do

I found something by organizing JAWS-UG KOBE. I want to share my feelings.

No1. No matter about countries

There is a incident i got big influence to my action. This is meetup with JAWS-UG and AWSKRUG held on 20,May,2016.


Of cause, I’m moved KRUG’s hospitality.
What I felt most is we can respond each other using ‘technology'(technology is common language for us).

So I wanted to share the meeting beyond Japan and Korea.


No2. We can request to collaborate although we are small group

It is hard to collaborate with foreign countries.
Because there are many problems(especially, translation)

If it is truth, We can’t collaborate only big event. i think…

So i think we need to collaborate at small meeting and share time each other.


No3. can we drive branches more easy?

I have talked Mr. tsutsui(owner on Nagoya branche) on after party of JAWS DAYS.

What problems how to drive community at countryside.

  • Contents
  • Increasing members
  • Places
  • Schedules


it seems to be almost of all have same problem.


There are few people.
what contents do today?
There is no speakers…

I often felt this is difficult problem for continuing.

So I thought this is nice idea to do the study meeting by some branches at same time.

for instance,
* join to the tokyo’s study meeting
* put out the content alternately


and、to Alexa Days….

I invited some branche owners to Alexa Days.
Honestly, I will hold on 4 or 5 branches. 🙂

But more branches join than i expected. So i excited!!
Finally, 16 branches joined Alexa Days. This is big event!!

I worry to do Alexa Days normally..

My worries grows bigger As Alexa days gets bigger..

Usually, I can’t consider widely. i worry about there are some incidents that i have to think…)


In fact, We can drive normally Alexa Days.

(I received many messages on backyard slack…)


Let you got Alexa Days Appearance on togetter.

Alexa Days のまとめ #jawsug #alexadays #awsugkr


Alexa Days Presentations.

What is Alexa and AVS(JAWS-UG KOBE, Tomoharu Ito)

Alexa Skills Kit(JAWS-UG IoT dedicated branches, Jun Ichikawa)

Cooking with Alexa!(JAWS-UG Takayoshi Yamada)

using WordPress for backend of Alexa Skill at Alexa Days 2017(JAWS-UG Hidetaka Okamoto)

Alexa x IoT(JAWS-UG Genki Okuma)


as it above…
I wrote this post that whan i want to do on Alexa Days.

Thank you for all staff!

I wish many branches collaborate other branches.

Next time… I think more bigger…???


finally, This event is looked by Singapore UG. I want to hear impressions and i wish collaborating…

Life at Haarlem in Netherland

2 weeks past since we came to Haarlem.

I’m working at the co-working space “Zaamen” in Haarlem.
It have been work comfortably.

People in Haarlem has very kindness. We already took help so much from haarlem’s people.

It makes me positive to live this city.

We are searching house to live Haarlem. It is purpose the trip.

I’m challenging now. I can work anywhere to prove “Places is not matter to work for me”.

I think it seems to be possible at the moment.

JAWS DAYS 2017 Re-cup at Osaka

JAWS DAYS 2017 is The biggest JAWS-UG event in Japan.
JAWS-UG is a.k.a Japan Amazon Web Services User Group.

I joined as a speaker in JAWS DAYS and handle tge workshop about Amazon alexa.
Many sessions in the JAWS DAYS re-cuptured in this night.

See this slide. (Lang is Japanese.)

チープアレクサ増殖計画。デバイスからスキルまで(Increasing “Cheap” DIY Alexa. Making device and skills)

I made this slide because I wanted participants to bring something back home.
but it may have been wrong..
because Other speaker’s presentation was so interesting and fun!
Nothing laughters in my presentation.

I thought make more laugh the slides…

Thanks for all staffs..

JAWS DAYS 2017 report

I had joined JAWS DAYS 2017 as staff.  This is a report of JAWS DAYS 2017.

What is JAWS DAYS?

This is the biggest event of JAWS a.k.a Japan AWS User group.

JAWS DAYS hold on every March in the year.

There are more 50 sessions, hands-on and other interesting events(KARUTA, Lunch sessions…)

I had handled Alexa Hands-on. So I report in the mood of  Alexa hands on session.


More 1200 people joined this year.



This year,  JAWS-UG invited other countries AWS User group.

So friendship event held on JAWS DAYS 2017 eve.

These seems to express JAWS by body language….(really??




I didn’t listen almost sessions( so I was hands on track boos all day.)

But I could feel the mood of JAWS DAYS. just fun!

This JAWS DAYS, there are many sessions about AWS services and introducing many use cases.

JAWS DAYS 2017 sessions 

some photos below…

Alexa Hands on

I held Alexa hands-on.

This session is that implement AVS(Alexa Voice Service) client to raspberry Pi.

and create Custom Skill.

I was in here all day…oh..

Around 14 alexa enaled devices borned in 30 participants….

Although there has some network trouble, some participants succeeded to make alexa client.


After JAWS DAYS… I was tired and melt my concentration..w

but It was so fun!!