Startups In The Land Of Gold: The Japanese Ecosystem Unveiled, Part 2

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This story is the second in a series of articles covering the Japanese startup ecosystem edited by the Japan Cabinet Office. You can find part one here.

*The startups in this article were selected by the local consortium and the accelerators in charge of support programs. They are not the only ones that represent each region.


Osaka / Kansai Expo 2025 will accelerate innovation in Japan

Back in the eighth Century, Kyoto in the Kansai-area was the capital of Japan for more than a thousand years. Kyoto prospered with cultural and historical art: temples, shrines, trade, restaurants, and traditional entertainment like geisha. Next door to Kyoto, Osaka rules the present Kansai-area. The population is second to Tokyo. It was once called the kitchen of the nation. Products such as crops, agricultural products, and marine products gathered from across the nation. The reason is very simple; Osaka is geographically located in the very center of Japan.

The consortium of Osaka, Kyoto, and the beautiful bay area Kobe have now collaborated together to form a partnership to support startups in the Kansai area. The population of these three (Read more...)