Six reasons to start up in Japan
From the glimmering lights of Tokyo to the cities of Fukuoka, Sendai, Osaka and Kyoto, Japan’s pivot to a startup economy is real and growing.
Combining golf and fertility in one successful business: Meet CURUCURU’s Yumiko Tokita
Yumiko Tokita's childhood dream was to create a company that enriches women’s lifestyles. In 2008, she founded CURUCURU to do just this.
Meet six of Nagoya’s pioneering tech startups
Nagoya is home to Japan’s largest concentration of high-tech industries and a wide range of small and medium enterprises with excellent technological capabilities.
How to strengthen an ecosystem: A conversation with Kyoto City Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa
Startups and scaleups have much to draw on in Kyoto, from talented graduates of the city’s excellent universities to the many tech-based companies. Kyoto City Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa shares some insights into strengthening an ecosystem.
Five Japanese startups that are making real impact
Japan is home to a growing number of innovative companies creating positive economic, environmental and social impact. Meet five startups that are making a difference on both a local and global scale.
Find out how Yuki Ito went from a pioneer programmer to a founder of Zest
Zest founder Yuki Ito was a pioneering female coder in Japan’s tech industry in the 1980s. Now she is helping companies maximize their potential.
Collaborating to become future-proof: An interview with Fujitsu Accelerator’s Hirofumi Ukita
Hirofumi Ukita, the head of the Fujitsu Accelerator in Tokyo, explains the importance of startups and corporates working together, both for the mutual benefit of both parties and as a way to drive impact innovation. Hirofumi also tells Startup Guide how the accelerator leverages the corporate’s individual business units and commitment to purpose to help partnered startups.