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Japan Startup Ecosystem Overview

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

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

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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 233 Health startups in Japan, 78 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 649 startups in Japan, 5 accelerators in Japan, 12 coworking spaces in Japan, 8 organizations in Japan and 2 leaders in Japan.

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Pricebook is an online platform offering a shopping search engine for finding gadgets in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Read more
Gatebox is the world's first virtual home robot that allows you to live with your favorite character. Read more
Providing on-demand matching service between construction jobs and workers. Read more
Jolly Good develops new entertainment using advanced technology and content. Read more
A1A offers a cloud-based manufacturing and procurement system for manufacturers. Read more
Aero Development Japan develops drone engine for the transportation industry. Read more
If SMEs can convey their value, they should be able to expand their business with countries around the world. ToPoLo is a BtoB matching platform that connects SMEs around the world with empathy. SMEs can expand their business around the world if they can convey their value. Read more
Spreadsheets that can be used like Excel. We develop a no-code tool that anyone can easily use to create a native app. Read more
Restore a secure structure for users through self-sovereign micropayments and IDs, and realize a service that allows simple creation of Internet apps. Read more
Kyulux researches, develops, and manufactures organic electroluminescence (organic EL) material. Read more
We develop and provide a variety of AI-based services and products to support DX, mainly in the manufacturing industry. Read more
We build IoT systems for companies from hardware to visualization in one stop, and sell boards developed in-house. Read more
tsumug edge is a medium that pursues the commitment of "creators" and "users" operated by tsumug, a startup that spins things, information, and experiences and accelerates the sharing economy. Read more
YAMAP is a App can track and log your outdoors, view elevation info, and build an online outdoor journal. Read more
Develop and provide services for the phone number identification app "Whoscall" that prevents inconvenience and fraudulent calls. Read more
Sunlit Seedlings has developed through research, innovative analysis methods for the diagnosis of biological communities and ecosystems. Read more
DaiLambda works on the security of social infrastructure systems such as cryptocurrencies by formal verification technology such as type system, static analysis, model checking, and theorem proving. Read more
From Data has developed the IoT platform DataMash which is providing a wide range of functions from edge computing to data utilization such as network services, visualization, notification, and data analysis. Read more
Organic Tech Farm Corporation is an R&D company developing new types of organic pesticides and contributes to efficient organic agriculture. Read more
Kyoto Space Gamma has developed a technology that makes it possible to visualize gamma rays, which are a type of radiation, with the same high accuracy as optical cameras. Read more
ChronoGist is a platform for academics research notes, data analysis tools, bibliographic management tools, and treatise editors. Read more
Biome is an image analysis technology startup that has developed a living creatures collection mobile app. Read more
Enishia offers and electronic medical records solutions for doctors data input and medical record management. Read more
MaRI is a sleep-tech startup developing human-friendly medical devices that solve problems caused by sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Read more
BugMo develops an edible insect farming system for the production of insect-derived foods and ingredients. Read more
ActualEyes is a biotechnology company focusing on eye health that has developed therapeutics and products for treating Fuchs' dystrophy. Read more
Regional Fish uses genome editing technology and an aquaculture environment that makes full use of IoT, adding value to the Japanese aquaculture industry and transforming it into a sustainable growth industry. Read more
AdInte has developed advertisement distribution business technology, using language and behavior analysis technologies. Read more
Kyoto Fusioneering is developing fusion technology to drive a new energy industry and solve global environmental problems. Read more
Nature Gift utilizes cellulose nanofibers derived from sustainable woody biomass to produce resin compounds and masterbatches. This resin compound is a raw material containing CNF for molding into products such as automobiles, communication equipment, and electrical products. Read more
Dokuen is a game development company. It combines karaoke and music games aiming to provide new and innovatiove entertainment experiences to people. Read more
Quadlytics is a medical device and software development, company aiming to solve the problems caused by epileptic seizures by using innovative technology.. Read more
Anamorphosis Networks specializes in the development, provision, and sales of software utilizing advanced technology for industrial efficiency improvement using AI technology. Read more
Ocean Eyes is developing technologies aiming at realizing sustainable ocean utilization by utilizing state - of -the - art information technology such as pattern recognition and data assimilation technology. Read more
Wasimil has developed a fully automated hotel management software solution. Read more
Terra Space aims to mass-produce 6U general-purpose satellites that can be provided at low prices and with short delivery times. Read more
AltFlow aims to transform society by providing independently developed flow synthesis technology, especially flow micro technology, in response to the rapidly increasing demand for synthetic flow chemistry. Read more
Toregem Bio Pharma is a startup venture from Kyoto University that was founded for the purpose of research and development and launch of tooth regeneration antibody drug based on the research results of Dr. Katsu Takahashi, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kyoto University. Read more
Soraharu offers a SaaS-type online coaching and counseling platform for small businesses and individual therapists. In addition to the counseling interface, it offers functions such as payment, medical records, and referrals. Read more
Noster is dedicated in the research and development of gut microbiome-based treatments.with aiming to advance scientific research and development on the gut microbiome to find treatments for patients suffering from diseases. Read more
Photo Soni Tech developes non-invasive, non-contrast, high resolution Innovative imaging technology opens up the future! Read more
Ghoonuts is developing technology to improve the human ability using neurotechnology. Read more
GenoConcierge Kyoto provides advanced patient care through innovative bioinformatics Read more
Seedbank leads initiatived on Research and development, culture manufacturing and sales of algae, mainly diatoms. Read more
QuinyApp is a service that proposes the best solution by robots and automatic machines for the work just by sending a video of the work. Read more
Bio-Axel Co., Ltd. ensures high safety Aiming for high quality and reasonable immunotherapy. We strive to research and develop advanced medical technology day and night. Read more
Rebirthel aims to realize cell-based therapies against cancer or other immune-related diseases by using universal T cells that are regenerated from pluripotent stem cells. Read more
Coarobo GK contributes to its mission by creating and maintaining software development environments in the form of encapsulated containers as a deployment vehicle for researchers and developers in the fields of service robotics and artificial intelligence. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Japan Ranked by StartupBlink

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15th
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21.792
2.50
16.00
3.30
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124th
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127
4.630
0.29
1.19
3.15
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128th
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54
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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246th
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38
1.404
0.07
0.26
1.08
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697th
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0.213
0.02
0.03
0.16
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768th
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102
0.184
0.03
0.02
0.14
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0.134
0.01
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0.10
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