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Japan Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
2nd
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1
in East Asia
Global Ranking
20th
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1
worldwide
Population
125.6
million

top industries
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Social & Leisure
#12 worldwide
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Education
#13 worldwide
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Foodtech
#14 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconLine
startup iconMarketo Japan
startup iconLocoguide

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ecosystem description

The Japan Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 20 globally, and shows a positive momentum 1 spots since 2021. Japan also ranks at number 2 for startups in East Asia.

There are 13 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Japan and the top ranked city in Japan is Tokyo-Yokohama Area at 15 globally. Tokyo-Yokohama Area is followed by Osaka at 119 and Kyoto at 182.

Japan is an ideal place to locate for Social & Leisure, Education and Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 606 Social & Leisure startups in Japan, 302 Education startups in Japan and 199 Foodtech startups in Japan, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 1984 startups in Japan, 38 accelerators in Japan, 64 coworking spaces in Japan, 43 organizations in Japan and 2 leaders in Japan.

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LINE is the fastest growing mobile messenger app in the world, bringing users closer to their friends and loved ones. Enjoy free messages, voice calls, and video calls anytime, anywhere. LINE is available on smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, and also PCs and Macs. Read more
PayPay is an online payment app. Read more
Marketo Japan is a provider of marketing automation software and a platform for investors and employees. Read more
Free is an accounting software which is connected with bank account and it autometically categorise the entries. Read more
Money Forward provides online personal accounting solutions that enable individuals to better manage their daily expenses. Read more
LINE Securities is a provider of remote securities brokerage and securities investment consultation services. Read more
GiXo is providing analysis support services using big data and solving business problems Read more
TimeTree -calendar for sharing Features: - Sharing calendars with your group is surprisingly simple. - No complicated registration process. To share a calendar, simply send its URL link. - Each schedule features a communication space for posting text and videos. - It's easy to have a conversation, which is often necessary when planning events. You can also conveniently look back on previous conversations. - You can have several calendars at once. - This app keeps family, business, personal schedules and more, all in one convenient location. Read more
Bitcoin wallet, payment processing, bitcoin reward service and news media Read more
Tier IV develops open source software for autonomous driving. Read more
Coconala operates a website to buy and sell knowledge, skills and, experience from users who are willing to teach. Read more
Tokyo Otaku Mode delivers the latest news on Japanese anime, manga, games, and more through its Facebook page. Read more
RECLO is a luxury brand consignment application that allows the user to consign and sell branded products. Read more
Kyash is a fintech platform providing mobile banking services with full-stack banking technology currently offering digital wallet app. Read more
One Tap BUY provides my banker, the financial smartphone application. Read more
Timee is a Planning, development and management of Internet media company. Read more
Wealthnavi is wealth management of world-class on your side. Read more
RoomClip is a platform for recording and sharing photos of the user's room. Read more
FiNC Technologies is a health care company. Read more
Locoguide is an Operation of leaflet / shopping information service Read more
Toreta develops tools specializing in reservation and customer ledger systems for restaurants. Read more
Offering robot related products and services. Read more
FOLIO is a financial Instruments Business Operator . Read more
AirCloset is an online fashion rental service for women. Read more
Moneytree is a financial data aggregation platform that provides a personal finance app and a cloud-based accounting service. Read more
CureApp is a digital health startup Read more
Questetra empowers organizations by offering BPMN-driven workflow development, available as a SaaS-based edition. Read more
ANYCOLOR is an entertainment startup that is engaged in overseas VTuber business and new businesses. Read more
TableCheck is a world-class reservation platform that centralizes reservations from third-party reservation sites. Read more
Baseconnect Creates a world where you can directly access the information you need. Read more
FABRIC TOKYO is a Japanese startup provides a direct-to-consumer custom-made apparel brand. (former-company name Lifestyle Design Co., Ltd.) Read more
BULK HOMME is a subscription-based skincare company that provides products for men. Read more
CADDi is an online ordering platform for manufacturing industry. Read more
Astroscale was founded by an IT entrepreneur who proposed using a start-up mentality to address the business of orbital debris mitigation. Read more
Favy.jp is WEB service for all of the shops make it easy to home page. Read more
Yoriso is a Japanese startup that connects families to funeral homes and other end-of-life service providers. Read more
Pathee is a search engine that finds specific information for people starting from their current location. Read more
provides solutions for customers’ challenges with utilizing and integrating data from “SAR” satellite constellations, big data, and so on. Read more
Medical Note is an online platform that offers medical information and physician-booking features. Read more
MediBang is a communication internet company to help people connect through art. Read more
SPORTS BULL is an Internet sports media management company. Read more
Ispace Technologies is a space resource exploration company that locates, extracts, and delivers lunar ice to customers in cis-lunar space. Read more
OVICE is a virtual space based on voice chat. Read more
BitClout is an open-source social media platform that builds a Proof-of-Work blockchain for its users. Read more
UniFa is the developer of LookMee, an AI and IoT-powered healthcare solution for tracking kindergarteners' physical and mental growth. Read more
We provide four web services that promote collaboration, including Backlog, a project management tool. Read more
Voicy is a mobile platform that recruits both media personalities and news organizations. Read more
MONEY DESIGN offers automated investment management and advisory services. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Japan Ranked by StartupBlink

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