Takashima Soichiro – Mayor of Fukuoka
Japan is home to an incredible mix of traditional culture and innovative technology. You’ll also find an impressive and still-growing community of startups and organizations tackling local and global challenges, best-in-class research institutions, high-quality acceleration and incubation programs and major corporate partners opening up to startup collaboration.
A part of our impact series, Startup Guide Japan highlights five cities that are generating innovative purpose-driven ventures. In recent years, the startup ecosystems in Fukuoka, Kyoto, Osaka, Sendai and Tokyo have grown and developed in exciting new ways. Entrepreneurs in these regions and throughout Japan are growing more creative and more globally minded.
Covering regional initiatives, startups, programs, coworking spaces, schools, investors, industry leaders and more, this guide helps you navigate Japan’s entrepreneurial environment.
Startup Guide Japan was made in partnership with Impact Hub Tokyo, Fukuoka Growth Next, Monozukuri Ventures and Osaka Innovation Hub, and supported by JETRO, IPA, Hankyu, Sendai City, City of Kyoto, Osaka City and Fukuoka City.