Disrupting Japan is two years old and ready to party. To celebrate, we gathered the leaders of Tokyo’s venture capital community together in front of a live audience of made up of the thought leaders of Japan’s startup community. We all had a few drinks and talked about fundraising in
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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
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The Tenjin Festival of Osaka is ranked as one of Japan's top three festivals, along with the Gion Matsuri of Kyoto and the Kanda Matsuri of Tokyo. The festival started in the 10th century and today takes place on July 24 and 25 every year. The main celebrations are held on the festival's second
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Universal Studios Japan was the first theme park under the Universal Studios brand to be built in Asia. Opened in March 2001 in the Osaka Bay Area, the theme park occupies an area of 39 hectares and is the most visited amusement park in Japan after Tokyo Disney Resort.
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The Kyoto Imperial Palace used to be the residence of Japan's Imperial Family until 1868, when the emperor and capital were moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. It is located in the spacious Kyoto Imperial Park , an attractive park in the center of the city that also encompasses the Sento Imperial Palace an
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Opened in 1897, the Kyoto National Museum is one of Japan's oldest and most distinguished museums. It is one of only four top-level national museums alongside the Tokyo National Museum, Nara National Museum and Kyushu National Museum.
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Standing 131 meters tall just across from Kyoto Station, Kyoto Tower is Kyoto's tallest structure and a rare modern iconic landmark in the city famous for its ancient temples and shrines. The tower was completed in 1964, the same year as the opening of the shinkansen and the Tokyo Olympics.
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Tsukishima is a man made island in Tokyo Bay, just across the channel from Tsukiji fish market. It was created over 100 years ago using earth that was dredged from the bay during the construction of a shipping channel.
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The Edo-Tokyo Museum is housed in a unique looking building in the Ryogoku district. The museum's permanent exhibition vividly illustrates the past of Tokyo through its exhibits and covers many features of the capital from the Edo Period to relatively recent decades.
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The Yurakucho district lies one stop south of Tokyo Station along the JR Yamanote Line. Together with the adjacent Ginza district, Yurakucho offers a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities. Yet at the same time, Yurakucho has a more approachable, relaxed atmosphere than its upscale neighbor,
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The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest and largest of Japan's top-level national museums, which also include the Kyoto National Museum, the Nara National Museum and the Kyushu National Museum. It was originally established in 1972 at Yushima Seido Shrine and moved to its current location in Ueno
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Located between the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station, Marunouchi is one of Japan's most prestigious business districts. During the Edo Period, Marunouchi was located within the outer moats of Edo Castle and contained the residences of some of Japan's most powerful feudal lords. Together with nei
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