A few years ago, shiny new startups were using their marketing dollars to tell the world that...Read More
Category: Women Founders
Everything about employment in Japan is changing. Lifetime employment is gone. Skilled workers...Read More
The aerospace industry has been particularly resistant to disrupting in Japan. In the rest of the...Read More
Fewer than 1% of Japanese consumers have ever purchased a product or service from a sharing...Read More
Japan has a long history of small shopping streets and tiny markets. In fact, despite the...Read More
Seeking help for even minor mental health problems still carries a stigma in Japan. This is...Read More
Miwa Tanaka, CEO of Waris, is working to make things better for working women in Japan. Although...Read More
You don’t usually think of Japan’s geisha as being an industry, but it is. In fact, strictly...Read More
Everyone talks about the importance of international markets and how startups need to think globally from day one. Few companies, however, build that goal into their DNA as completely as Miku Hirano’s Cinnamon.
Cinnamon’s core product, Tuya is a micro-video sharing platform…Read More
Over the last 25 years, both Zest and Yuki Ito have been through several different incarnations. Interestingly, these incarnations perfectly mirror the changes we have seen in Japan’s startup scene in that time.
Today Zest makes cloud-based, field-service software, which …Read More