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Career Success
JUL 1, 2016

Action 10. Nurture an Environment that Produces Startups and Promotes their Growth

potential startup launchers (people), the inflow of adequate funding (money), an ecosystem that makes it easy for startups to grow (companies and the government). The notion of “supporting” startups doesn’t…

Tech & Innovation
MAR 30, 2018

Evernote Founder: How Tech Startups Can Break through in Japan

Phil Libin, the Founder and former CEO of Evernote and current Co-founder and CEO of All Turtles, shares his ideas from Silicon Valley as to how tech startups can succeed in…

Tech & Innovation
NOV 30, 2017

The Future of Space Business: Startups or Billionaires?

SpaceX founder Elon Musk believes he can send people to Mars by 2024 and colonize the Red Planet in the 2030s. If true, how will we get…

Global Japan
JAN 16, 2017

Japan’s Silicon Valley: Startups Launch Innovation and Collaboration in the Ancient Capital of Kamakura

…made Kamakura more attractive for start-ups. From the ZenHack hackathon workshop housed in a Buddhist temple to a growing “iikuni” crowdfunding platform—big things are happening in the area now dubbed “Kamacon…

Global Japan
NOV 15, 2011

Start Japan Up!

…in 2010. Iwase said there are two reasons why Japan remains enterprise-unfriendly: “The attitude of policymakers, and the attitude of the media to startups.” “New entrepreneurs provide expertise that older…

Career Success
AUG 22, 2016

Action 54. Scientific and Technological Innovation—Create a Virtuous Cycle with a National Strategy and Through Cooperation between Industry, Government, and Academia

…Enlarge the R&D Budget and Allocate Funding to the Private Sector, Particularly Startups In Japan only a tiny portion of the national budget goes to the private sector. Almost all…

Career Success
JUL 4, 2016

Action 12. Implement an IP Strategy

…lay the foundations for the emergence from Japan of content industries that are globally competitive. 4. Create an environment in which intellectual property is created by startups, SMEs, universities, etc….

Tech & Innovation
NOV 29, 2016

Can AI Help Us Create Better Presentations?

…and have it create the slides for you? Several startups, such as Zuru and SlideBot, are already working on this, using technology to replicate the expertise of a human designer and build…

Tech & Innovation
JAN 29, 2018

The Hidden Costs of Advancements at CES

…both startups and larger companies alike tended to pass security off as something to be considered later, something unimportant to the technology itself. It was obvious the developers were not…

Career Success
JUN 23, 2014

Goodbye “Salaryman”

…at a lower cost. Of course, change will necessarily take time in the healthcare field, due to safety-related regulations. But startups are already driving positive change in some of Japan’s…