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Startup - The Fastest Way to Start a Startup in Japan (disruptingjapan)

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Platform as a Service (PaaS) has been a difficult startup business model in the US, but Wayland Zheng, founder and CEO of Mobingi, has found a way to make it work in Japan. His approach involves a combination of leveraging both a unique feature set and some unique aspects of Japanese techni ( 13 days before Published)

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Startup - The Little Startup from Japan That Took Down NTT (disruptingjapan)

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It’s rare for a Japanese startup to challenge NTT and come out ahead. But that’s exactly what Takehiro Ogita and his team at TownWiFi have accomplished. TownWiFi is a mobile app that automatically detects and logins into available WiFi hotspots. Since TownWiFi was very modestly funde ( 12 days before Published)

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Startup - 106: How Machine Learning Is Changing The Way We Watch Video (disruptingjapan)

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Video is taking over the internet, but in many ways, it has not changed significantly in the past 40 years. The way we discover and pay for video content has changed significantly, of course, but we still consume video in a continuous, linear sequence, and that’s about to change. Sandeep C ( 9 days before Published)

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Startup - I Was Wrong. Startups Are Not the Future of Innovation in Japan (disruptingjapan)

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This is a rather personal episode. We have no guests this time. It’s just you and me. We talk a lot about Japanese startups on this show and the role they will play in shaping Japan’s economic future. Well, today we are going to look at this from a different angle; one that puts the ( 8 days before Published)

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Business - How Japan became the top selling app market in the world (androidauthority)

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It's no secret that developers are trying to figure out how to make more money in the app market. As it turns out, Japan has got it figured out.

Smartphones are everywhere. Approximately 20% of the world’s population (roughly 1.5 billion) own one; a percentage on par with the numbe ( 7 days before Published)

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Startup - How this Musical Shoe Startup is Helping Hospitals (disruptingjapan)

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Most great startup ideas don’t grab your attention right away. It takes a while before the founder’s vision becomes obvious to the rest of us. On the other hand, the startups that immediately grab all the press attention often go out of business shortly after shipping their first pro ( 8 days before Published)

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Business - 7 Facts On How To Market An (oneskyapp)

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Japan is now the biggest spender in the app market. Is it as easy for foreign developers? 7 quick facts to help you market an app.

Did you know that Japan has the world’s most lucrative app markets? This isn’t exactly a surprise, since Japan is constantly one step ahead in th ( 7 days before Published)

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Startup - How Micro-Retail Shops Are Changing Japan (disruptingjapan)

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Japan has a long history of small shopping streets and tiny markets. In fact, despite the population density, American-style mall culture never took off here. The back streets of even the most crowded downtown office districts are filled with little specialty stores and vegetable stands. Akiko N ( 15 days before Published)

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Startup - Why Japan is Already Becoming the World (disruptingjapan)

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FinTech in Japan is far more advanced than most outside observers imagine it to be, and based on new deregulation and government incentives, finTech in Japan is about to accelerate even more. Today we sit down and talk with Toshio Taki, co-founder of Money Forward, advisor to Japan’s Finan ( 18 days before Published)

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Startup - The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Asia (disruptingjapan)

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Today I have a special in-between episode for you. At this year’s big Tech In Asia Tokyo event I moderated a panel on artificial intelligence with some of the leaders in the field in Asia. We talked about how to separate the AI hype from reality, where companies can and are finding competi ( 18 days before Published)

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Startup - Life Changes & Why Nerds Need to Stop Reading Tolkien (disruptingjapan)

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This is a short and very personal episode. Things will be changing for me and for Disrupting Japan, and sometimes when you are facing a lot of big changes, it really helps to be able to share your thoughts with people you care about. That’s you. There is no guest this time.

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Startup - How This American Got The Japanese Government to Fund His Startup (disruptingjapan)

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Two of the most persistent and damaging myths about Japan are that it is hard to start a company here and that it is hard to do business as a foreigner.  Well, those are not complete myths. Both of those things are indeed difficult, but no harder than they are in any other country. Today 17 days before Published)

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Startup - This Is Why Japanese Startups Can’t Pivot (disruptingjapan)

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Japanese enterprises are particularly susceptible to disruption, and Japanese startups have a harder time than most pivoting. Both of these problems stem from the same root, and today we are going to dig up that root and have a look at it. Today we sit down with Shogo Kawada co-founder DeNA, and ( 19 days before Published)

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Startup - This Startup is Turning Investing into a Lifestyle Brand (disruptingjapan)

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The financial services industry in Japan is pretty unsophisticated. There are relatively few options for brokerages and mutual funds, and what options there are tend to be expensive. Furthermore, since pensions and taxes are generally handled by the employer there is not much reason for the aver ( 19 days before Published)

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Startup - What You Don’t Know about Japan’s Sharing Economy – Anytimes appeared first on Disrupting Japan (disruptingjapan)

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Fewer than 1% of Japanese consumers have ever purchased a product or service from a sharing economy platform. It’s actually quite puzzling. Social and economic factors all seem to indicate that Japanese cities would be ideal for sharing economy businesses, but for a number of reasons ( 20 days before Published)