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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.
10:14 pm on Mar 12, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
Six of Japan's most promising startups took the stage for a chance to leave their mark on a panel of investors and gathered tech industry insiders.
6:45 pm on Mar 10, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
Trippino has all the standard features of a typical travel app - but with a unique and money-saving addition that's sure to be a hit with Thai travelers.
2:49 am on Mar 10, 2015 by C. Custer
At Apple’s press event today in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company’s newest gadget, the Apple Watch, will be hitting some parts of Asia...
9:46 am on Mar 6, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
The winner of Tech in Asia Tour Tokyo will be whisked away to our flagship conference in Singapore this May.
6:43 pm on Mar 5, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
Consumers appear to be excited about the prospect of drone delivery. But are drones ready to deliver?
6:02 pm on Mar 5, 2015 by Josh Horwitz
The Japanese conglomerate continues to gobble up startups both domestically and abroad.
4:55 pm on Mar 5, 2015 by David Corbin
Gumi’s founder and CEO is taking full responsibility for the underwhelming results, cutting his own pay to zero for the next six months.
4:21 pm on Mar 4, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
The Japanese transport ministry has asked Uber to cease a ridesharing program that collects big data to improve the city's transportation infrastructure.
3:45 pm on Mar 4, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
East Ventures' Southeast Asian fund and serial entrepreneur Edgar Chiu will help VideoSelfie increase its presence in Android-obsessed SEA.
7:58 am on Mar 4, 2015 by Takeshi Ebihara
There hasn't been a year quite like 2014 for Asia's startup scene. It's about to get better.
9:00 am on Mar 3, 2015 by David Corbin
The solar power marketplace is looking to expand beyond Japan after conquering the local market.
11:45 am on Feb 28, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
Working women, young mothers, and retail outlets all benefit from AirCloset's wear-and-return model.
10:00 am on Feb 28, 2015 by Terence Lee
At the Asia Leader's Summit in Singapore, a group of venture capitalists gathered to talk about the nature of partnerships in Asia.
11:30 am on Feb 27, 2015 by David Corbin
Rapyuta aims to create a cloud infrastructure that will allow all robots connected to it to share each others experiences. It is a spin-off from the EU-funded R...
7:00 am on Feb 27, 2015 by Malavika Velayanikal
The huge growth potential of tech startups as vast swathes of Indians get online is persuading Japanese investors to overcome their instinctive reluctance to en...
2:30 pm on Feb 26, 2015 by David Corbin
The 10-month old company has netted its second funding round and serves 600,000 users.
3:33 pm on Feb 25, 2015 by David Corbin
Line Taxi is taking advantage of a key partnership with a local taxi company’s army of cars, expanding its reach far beyond that of Uber’s.
1:45 pm on Feb 25, 2015 by J.T. Quigley
Whistleblowing.jp uses multiple levels of encryption to allow leakers to contact reporters more safely. A controversial Japanese law could deter both.
10:02 am on Feb 25, 2015 by David Corbin
Crevo hit the black last year but founder Kensuke Shibata says the team left money on the table. He expects revenue to quadruple this year.
5:30 pm on Feb 24, 2015 by David Corbin
Additionally, McClure gave pointers on how to build a startup, invest wisely, and build a startup ecosystem.