Finolab 2.0: Tokyo’s FinTech startup hub steps into its second phase...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0ruQcu9w4?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. One year ago FinTech startup hub Finolab opened in the Tokyo Bankers Association Building in Otemachi of Tokyo...

Japan’s Folio secures $16 million to help non-savvy investors better trade...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Folio is currently developing an online asset management platform under the same name leveraging theme-based stock investment...

Tokyo Government opens own ‘Startup Cafe’ to help turn more people into entrepreneurs

See the original story in Japanese. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) opened the Tokyo Startup Station as a base to promote entrepreneurship in Marunouchi, Tokyo...

This startup offers free SIM cards at airport to help foreign visitors get around...

See the original story in Japanese. I can safely introduce this startup as the favorite among domestic companies focusing on inbound business opportunities. Tokyo-based startup WAmazing...

Cloud management platform Mobingi wins Draper Nexus’ B2B Summit in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by Daiki Suzuki, consultant of Tokyo-based incubation consultancy / startup-focused investment firm Archetype. See the original story in Japanese. Draper...

Tokyo Government looking to attract foreign entrepreneurs in effort to create New Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by Amanda Imasaka. She is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)...

Japan’s Enechange lands $4.4M to beef up marketing of energy price comparison site

The Japanese electric power industry was deregulated back in April of 2016. Since then, tech giants like Softbank and Rakuten have set up their...