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Japan Startup Ecosystem Overview

Country Rankings
Regional Ranking
3rd
0
in East Asia
Global Ranking
21st
0
worldwide
Population
125.6
million

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

notable startups
startup iconLine
startup iconLocoguide
startup iconMarketo Japan

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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 626 Health startups in Japan, 314 Fintech startups in Japan and 209 Education startups in Japan, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 2052 startups in Japan, 35 accelerators in Japan, 59 coworking spaces in Japan, 38 organizations in Japan and 2 leaders in Japan.

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Locoguide is an Operation of leaflet / shopping information service Read more
Marketo Japan is a provider of marketing automation software and a platform for investors and employees. Read more
PayPay is an online payment app. Read more
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
Curazy has been focused on curating funny news topics from around the world Read more
Money Forward provides online personal accounting solutions that enable individuals to better manage their daily expenses. Read more
AirCloset is an online fashion rental service for women. 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
Medical Note is an online platform that offers medical information and physician-booking features. Read more
Free is an accounting software which is connected with bank account and it autometically categorise the entries. Read more
Pricebook is an online platform offering a shopping search engine for finding gadgets in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Read more
Tokyo Otaku Mode delivers the latest news on Japanese anime, manga, games, and more through its Facebook page. Read more
Coconala operates a website to buy and sell knowledge, skills and, experience from users who are willing to teach. Read more
RoomClip is a platform for recording and sharing photos of the user's room. Read more
Nissen is an online shopping platform focusing specifically on clothing and fashion items. Read more
TableCheck is a world-class reservation platform that centralizes reservations from third-party reservation sites. Read more
Pathee is a search engine that finds specific information for people starting from their current location. Read more
Branding Enginner is an IT-based company that develops web services and smartphone apps for its clients. Read more
SPORTS BULL is an Internet sports media management company. Read more
Nulab is a team of fun-spirited creators dedicated to creating software the improves team collaboration. Read more
We provide four web services that promote collaboration, including Backlog, a project management tool. Read more
MediBang is a communication internet company to help people connect through art. Read more
TENTIAL analyzes detailed purchasing behavior and attributes online and aim to deliver products based on information. 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
CLEAR is an educational note-sharing platform. Read more
The largest social recruiting platform on Facebook. Wantedly allows companies to meet and connect with talents Read more
Research & Innovation is a japan based market research company. 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
Ricoh seeks to achieve business growth and the sustainable development of society by creating new value\sfor our customers. Read more
Baseconnect Creates a world where you can directly access the information you need. Read more
Coincheck operates a bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange in Japan. Read more
Precision is a Medical care and the social situation surrounding it are changing dramatically, and the amount of information. Read more
PETOKOTO is a media created with pet specialists such as certified veterinarians. Read more
Nosh is a delivery food service platform based in Osaka. Read more
Voicy is a mobile platform that recruits both media personalities and news organizations. Read more
Yoriso is a Japanese startup that connects families to funeral homes and other end-of-life service providers. Read more
Base Food's mission is to reinvent the ingredients in staple foods so that a healthy lifestyle can be accesible to all. Read more
Relux is a membership-based accommodation booking mobile app that selects hotels and other logging based on price and service quality. 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
Clean Bubble Research Institute produces new coronavirus sterilization equipment Read more
SARAH has been working on the planning and operation of the gourmet community app ''SARAH''. Read more
Uridoki is a comparison information site that allows you to compare purchase prices and word-of-mouth for all products. Read more
Schoo is a Tokyo-based massive open online course startup providing live-streamed lectures on the internet. Read more
LINE Securities is a provider of remote securities brokerage and securities investment consultation services. Read more
ANYCOLOR is an entertainment startup that is engaged in overseas VTuber business and new businesses. 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
Kyash is a fintech platform providing mobile banking services with full-stack banking technology currently offering digital wallet app. Read more
alu is providing service to enjoy more manga. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Japan Ranked by StartupBlink

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2.50
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127
4.630
0.29
1.19
3.15
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4.564
0.13
1.13
3.30
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240th
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1.467
0.11
0.23
1.13
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1.404
0.07
0.26
1.08
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0.213
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0.03
0.16
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0.184
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0.14
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