Rakuten, the Japanese ecommerce giant, is (and has been) active in both investments and acquiring startups. It’s also no stranger to being called “Japan’s Amazo...
Internet Penetration Rate37.8%
Japan, is an island nation in East Asia. Japan is a developed country and has the world’s third-largest economy by nominal GDP and the world’s fourth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. Japan ranks high in metrics of prosperity such as the Human Development Index, with the Japanese population enjoying the highest life expectancy of any country in the world and the third lowest infant mortality rate.
Country data primarily sourced from World Bank's Data Bank.
Tech in Asia's Road to Tokyo Tour 2015 is coming to Fukuoka on July 16. Five startups will pitch battle for a single spot at Tech in Asia Tokyo this September.
Here are five things that entrepreneurs and coders can learn from geek-turned-CEO Satoru Iwata.
Meet the founder of Tokyo-based social gaming company DeNA at Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015.
Nintendo confirmed today that its CEO and president Satoru Iwata, 55, died yesterday (July 11) after a battle with cancer, reports the AFP. Iwata began working ...
Launching a startup and getting attention is really hard. According to this Infographic, over 100 million startups are being launched every year, from which 1.3...
Japanese startup Standing Ovation received $1.1 million in its second round of funding to grow its app, XZ Closet, a social media platform for women's fashion.
Quipper School allows teachers to manage classes, create and distribute assignments, and analyze each student’s performance digitally.
For Decoded Fashion’s first event in Asia, five startups will compete for a chance to demo their product or service at an Isetan department store.
Is a shift towards Japanese hardware startups happening? Hear from Takafumi Horie and Taiga Matsuyama at Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015
Catch the duo at our Tokyo conference as they discuss the promising next generation of Japanese hardware.
As a fresh college graduate, Shota Horii spent a lot of time looking at women’s blogs. He wasn’t personally interested; Horii worked in online ad placement at A...
Five Kansai area startups pitched for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to our main event in September.
Rakuten paid more than US$3.48 million for the tour marketplace. Expect more of such deals in the online travel space in the future.
We have an awesome piece of news to share: Ben Horowitz will be coming to our flagship Tokyo conference on September 8 & 9! If this doesn’t convince you to atte...
Transcosmos formed a new subsidiary in Thailand where it will transfer all assets of MetroDeal Holdings.
When Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visited Silicon Valley in April, he told reporters of his desire to capture the region’s dynamism. As part of his new pr...
Hi Tech in Asia, I’m Akiko Naka, founder and CEO of Wantedly, the largest business social networking service in Japan. Wantedly started as a social recruiting s...
Come watch five local startups duke it out in a pitching contest for a chance to win transport, accommodation, and a startup booth at Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015.
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