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Japan Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
3rd
0
in East Asia
Global Ranking
21st
0
worldwide
Population
126.3
million

top industries
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Health
#18 worldwide
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Fintech
#19 worldwide
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Education
#21 worldwide

notable startups
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ecosystem description

The Japan Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 21 globally, and shows a strong hold by 0 spots since 2020. Japan also ranks at number 3 for startups in East Asia.

There are 8 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in Japan and the top ranked city in Japan is Tokyo at 15 globally. Tokyo is followed by Kyoto at 124 and Osaka at 128.

Japan is an ideal place to locate for Health, Fintech and Education startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 219 Health startups in Japan, 75 Fintech startups in Japan and 66 Education startups in Japan, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 623 startups in Japan, 4 accelerators in Japan, 11 coworking spaces in Japan, 8 organizations in Japan and 2 leaders in Japan.

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Qiita (Webservice): http://qiita.com Qiita lets you log and share programming knowledge such as codes, snippets or debugging know-how and you receive feedbacks from other programmers. Kobito (Mac Application): http://kobitoapp.com Kobito is a hacker-friendly memo application. It supports markdown syntax, code syntax highlighting and you can publish memos with one click. Read more
Money Forward provides online personal accounting solutions that enable individuals to better manage their daily expenses. Read more
Rakuten RapidAPI is the world's largest API marketplace with over 10K APIs and 1 million+ developers. The platform brings API publishers and developers under one roof enabling them to find and connect to any API in the world. It's like an 'app store' for APIs, only better. It enables developers to track and manage all of their API connections in one place. So it's no surprise that some of the world's best companies like Cisco, Delta, Reddit, & SAP are a part of the Rakuten platform. Read more
Free is an accounting software which is connected with bank account and it autometically categorise the entries. 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
Enterprise social technology, purpose-built for large companies to drive business outcomes and manage customer experiences Read more
RareJob is the No.1 online English school in Japan in terms of its number of students and tutors. We have now over 170,000 users and 3,000 tutors. Learn to speak English from anywhere, anytime. Try 2 trial lessons for FREE!  Read more
Pricebook is an online platform offering a shopping search engine for finding gadgets in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Read more
Coincheck operates a bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange in Japan. Read more
The largest social recruiting platform on Facebook. Wantedly allows companies to meet and connect with talents Read more
Wealthnavi is wealth management of world-class on your side. Read more
Baseconnect Co., Ltd. connects people from all over the world and spends one-tenth the time it takes for people to “know”. Read more
"Empowering communication freedom" We solve the three main problems of lack of output, lack of time, and lack of motivation that adult learners of English face. We have built a customized chat application geared towards language learning that connects learners of English with an English anytime, anywhere. Main Features: 1. Talk to a teacher anytime without a reservation. 2. Teacher corrects you in real time. 3. Save anything to review it later. English anytime, Let's Eigooo! App Video Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j1uuy54n3fe052m/eigooo_demo2.mov  Read more
Kyash is a fintech platform providing mobile banking services with full-stack banking technology currently offering digital wallet app. Read more
Zehitomo is an Japanese online platform that enables user to hire local service professionals, from photographers to personal trainers. Read more
GoGo World started in 2009 as a project to make the process of studying and living abroad easier than ever before. Disrupting the study abroad business by offering a completely free service, we wanted to share the experience of living abroad as a language student. We want to help as many people as possible, starting from the choice of the school and the place to live, and provide them with a painless process. The idea of launching "Go! Go! Nihon", the first website of the company, came from Davide, who, felt the need to create a service that would make the process of coming to Japan for studying and living a much easier task than before. After Go! Go! Nihon - Live and Study in Japan(http://gogonihon.com), the company launched Go! Go! Hanguk - Live and Study in Korea (http://gogohanguk.com), strengthening the position of the company as world leader for studying abroad services in East Asia. Read more
As online sellers based in Kyoto selling to over 100 countries around the world, we were spending hours everyday just to manage the shipping process.To address this challenge, we created Ship&co to automate our shipping process, designing it to be user-friendly for ourselves. Read more
Two way marketplace connecting event organizers with media companies as sales channels. Ticketing as a service. Read more
Bringing Internet offline and Making Computing more accessible Read more
We provide four web services that promote collaboration, including Backlog, a project management tool. Read more
Develop and provide services for the phone number identification app "Whoscall" that prevents inconvenience and fraudulent calls. Read more
Voicy is a mobile platform that recruits both media personalities and news organizations. Read more
Tier IV develops open source software for autonomous driving. Read more
Flier offers a website that enables its users to find information and summaries about a range of books. Read more
Radiotalk is a Voice distribution platform business. Read more
Codmon is an all-in-one system that supports the daily lives of nursery school staff and employees, Read more
Progate is a free programming learning services. Read more
Digital Exchange Plateform Read more
alu is providing service to enjoy more manga. Read more
Coiney provides smarphone-based credit card processing services in Japan. Read more
Academist is a crowdfunding platform that specializes in acquiring research funds. Read more
Biome is an image analysis technology startup that has developed a living creatures collection mobile app. Read more
BULK HOMME is a subscription-based skincare company that provides products for men. Read more
Funds is an online marketplace for lending funds. Read more
You know what you're talking about. You may not know which hashtags are most likely to be related to your topic - and also tracked by many. RiteTaggers use Tweet Composer from most browsers to auto-schedule posts to social networks - with hashtags that reach. RiteTag Stats track what they get: clicks on links, retweets/shares, favorites/plusses, andother metrics. No more guessing; see which hashtags go the distance, and refine to using those that perform for you. A proprietary algorithm powers RiteTag Associated Hashtags as well as hashtags suggested and "reach" in RiteTag Reports. RiteTag Associated Hashtags.: search from topics OR hashtags for: - everything what you need to know to make wise hashtag picks: - recent posts with both your query and also the hashtag. Context usually shows how the hashtag is being used - recent posts with just the hashtag used with your query term(s): the stand-alone reach - who are the influencers using each hashtag and how many times each.  Read more
justInCase is the first full-stack InsurTech company in Japan, offering P2P insurance and AI-based health & small-amount insurance online. Read more
cluster that allows anyone to hold events such as live music and conferences in a virtual environment. Read more
Cansell is a web service that allows you to easily sell and buy accommodation reservations. Read more
Penmark is a schedule management application for college students. Read more
SOUNDRAW is an AI music generator for video creators. Read more
Designed in Japan, Jooto is a visual task board with an easy to use drag and drop interface that allows you to easy manage projects or tasks. The intuitive design means Jooto can be used for nearly any task or project whether it's for business or personal use. Jooto is currently the only native Japanese visual task board available and can dynamically switch between English and Japanese to cater for the users preferences. Read more
PROGRIT is an English-related media management company. Read more
TOOCOURT builds products and services to help automate legal workflows, innovate new processes, and help firms identify new clients. Read more
Oyraa is a freelancer platform for professional interpreters and multilinguals. Read more
FamilyTime is a parental control app that's helping parents to make internet safe for their kids. Read more
Olive Union is an organization that specializes in smart sound algorithms and Bluetooth earpiece technology. Read more
Strainer is an information delivery platform that conveys corporate information mainly on financial data. Read more
stmn is an Operation of Engagement Management Consulting. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Japan Ranked by StartupBlink

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