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.
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.
Bridging the culture gap: Venture Café Tokyo’s plan to develop networking in Japan
Venture Café Tokyo is the place to be for startups, entrepreneurs and innovators – international and local – in Japan. But the cultural expectations for each group can differ.
Meet the Tokyo-based startups transforming Japanese work culture
Japan’s work culture has traditionally prized corporate careers, hierarchical management styles and long working hours. These Tokyo-based startups are seeking to change that.
Wantedly’s founder on creating the life and career that you want
Akiko Naka traded a stable job in finance to pursue her dream of founding a tech company. In an in-depth interview, we hear about the obstacles she had to overcome to get there.
Nine emerging startups in Tokyo
Shifting attitudes toward entrepreneurship are happening in Japan, with Tokyo drawing more attention from entrepreneurs and investors around the world. Check out these nine startups hoping to facilitate change.