Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

Japan is the world’s #3 economy…but not for Israel. They join six other Japanese multinationals in the Japan MNC program administered by the Israel Innovation Authority- Terumo, Panasonic, NEC, Ricoh, NTT, DNP and Fujitsu. These should be protected in Japan.”

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Customer Development in Japan: a History Lesson

Steve Blank

The Japanese edition of The Startup Owner’s Manual hit the bookstores in Japan this week. I asked Tsutsumi-san to write a guest post for my blog to describe his experience with Customer Development in Japan. Evangelizing Customer Development in Japan.

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Flexible Focus #53: WA JAPAN Project

Active Garage

The dramatic destruction of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan on March 11 were reported worldwide on television, as day by day estimates of the dead and the missing climbed from hundreds to thousands, to tens of thousands.

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Why China Is Eclipsing Japan in Innovation

Inc Startups

It's the Wild West in China right now. Innovate

Japan 10 Japan seizes nuclear-related materials.


Japan seizes nuclear-related materials from North Korea cargo. TOKYO: Japan has seized aluminium alloy rods which can be used to make nuclear centrifuges from a Singapore-flagged ship which was carrying cargo from North Korea , a government spokesman said Monday.

Google Admits Fault in Wide-Spread Internet Disruption in Japan

Inc Startups

The internet disruption covered half the country and sparked an official investigation. Security

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Bank of Japan Owns 60% of Japan ETFs


The Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda kept the interest rates and asset buying program intact in the recent policy meeting. Cenbanks Central Bank Economics ETF Japan

Japan: Man-Machine extremes

deal architect

As Anthony Bourdain once said “Rigorously conventional on one hand, batshit crazy party animals on the other, Japan will always confuse outsiders. As part of my book research on automation and impact on jobs, I have been studying Japanese society. Industry Commentary

You Can Now Order a Priest on Amazon (in Japan)

Inc Startups

crews talks about a priest delivery service for funerals in Japan on Amazon. Some religious orders do not approve of the practice, but Japan's less religious younger generation have started using the service to honor loved ones This week, the Inc.

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More Japan Updates


JapanThe Japanese economy expanded healthily in Q2 on the back of a strong pickup in domestic demand. GDP rose 4.0% in Q2 over the previous quarter in seasonally-adjusted annualized terms (SAAR), which was notably above the 1.5% expansion in Q1. Read more at Chaganomics Long Form.

In Japan, Working From Home Is a Government Supported Activity

Inc Startups

Preparing for the Olympics and increasing productivity are the goals. HR/Benefits

12 Questions: Meet Naoki Haruyoshi (Japan)

crowdSPRING Blog

Naoki lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Hi, I’m KIONA, from Tokyo, Japan. What is the design industry like in Japan? In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community.

I Think I’m Turning Japanese by Yaro Starak

This was my first trip to Tokyo, although not my first trip to Japan. Travel Yaro's Projects anime harajuku japan shibuya shinjuka tokyoDon’t miss the first (Australia) and second (Hong Kong) laptop lifestyle travel diary posts that came before this one! Hello Tokyo! Touching down in Tokyo Narita airport I was well prepared. I spent a long weekend. The post I Think I’m Turning Japanese appeared first on

Japan Downgrade


"S&P's diagnosis about the uncertain economic outlook means that prospects for fiscal consolidation are becoming uncertain," said Toru Suehiro, senior market economist at Mizuho Securities

[Singapore] Japan’s No.1 Online Mall Rakuten Opens Here



Help for U.S. Entrepreneurs in Japan

Inc Startups

A new business incubator in Tokyo caters not only to Japanese start-ups but to foreigners looking to do business in Japan. I managed to do it thanks to a very special network of friends and business associates in Japan, but not everyone has that network on tap.

Japan Court Orders Google to Remove Search Results

Inc Startups

Japan has followed Europe''s lead on a citizen''s "right to be forgotten," ordering Google to remove unflattering search results

[Infographic] Education By Country (United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan)


and in front of Germany, France and Japan. Others China education education system France Germany government expenditure Japan Russia students United States

Taboola Joins Forces With Yahoo Japan

Inc Startups

In search of an outlet to further scale up its content recommendation technology, the startup has struck a strategic partnership across the Pacific

Why Apple and Spotify Can't Get a Foothold in Japan

Inc Startups

In a world where streaming music is growing in popularity, Japan is a holdout, with more than 80 percent of its sales still on physical formats like CDs. Here's why

State of the Digital Music Industry 2014: An Insider’s View

VC Cafe

AKB48 in Japan…Is this the future of music? One anomaly worth noting is Japan, where a bundling strategy helped increase CD sales last year by 3% to $4.3 Music is everyone’s favorite example of digital disruption done wrong.

Telco R&D Centers in Israel Scorecard

VC Cafe

Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

IndoorAtlas Signs Deal With Yahoo! JAPAN


JAPAN’s mapping solutions such as expanding searching possibilities within buildings – and will enable the development of advertising services in the future. As Japan ranks number four in smartphone penetration worldwide, it is a hot market for the deployment of indoor location-based services.

Want To Be Really Likable? Try This Astonishing Trick

Inc Startups

Researchers in Japan insist that there's one way to become popular that no one would expect

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Hatsune Miku – Crazy Popular In Japan & Coming To America


Current Affairs Technology Japan Music Industry technologyI hadn’t heard of Hatsune Miku until having lunch last week with NetProspex CEO Gary Halliwell who told me about this singing synthesizer program with a 3D hologram and concerts.

OWA Beer – From Europe And Japan, With Love.


The 39-year old was previously working for one of Japan’s largest beer manufacturers, Kirin, albeit in a totally different capacity – he was in its restaurant section.

Flexible Focus #47: Clearing your Clutter

Active Garage

Pray for Japan. Never before in Japan in living memory has there been a natural disaster of this scale. There has not been a crisis of this magnitude for Japan since the Second World War, calling for a massive shift in perspective, a foundational shift in flexible focus.

Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japan abductee dies

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. TOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S He was 77

Will You Lose Your Job to Artificial Intelligence? Here's What the Experts Really Think

Inc Startups

An insurance firm in Japan is replacing 34 claims adjusters with artificial intelligence. What does it mean for the future of work

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Jan. 5th Japan - US CRUDE at lowest level in five years


USD/ DATA/EVENTS * The following data is expected on Monday: (Time in GMT) - 0135 Japan Manufacturing PMI Dec JPRPMI=ECI - 0500 U.S. crude oil futures Japan Oil TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. crude futures extended declines to a third day on Monday to stay near their lowest level in more than five years, hurt by a slew of weak economic data in the worlds biggest oil consumer. FUNDAMENTALS * NYMEX crude for February delivery CLc1 was down 39 cents at $52.30

[Causes] Relief 2.0 – Bringing Relief Through Social Entrepreneurship


for the months of August to December is involved in various projects to aid quake-hit Japan. Thinking Aloud Ashoka Foundation ChangeMakers disaster relief Entrepreneurship Japan Relief 2.0

Google Reportedly Is Considering a Bid for Yahoo

Inc Startups

Verizon is also expected to make a bid for Yahoo's core internet business and its stake in Yahoo Japan

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Uber Starts Food Delivery in Japan After Ride-Sharing Stumbles

Inc Startups

Users can order dishes from over 150 restaurants in the eighth nation to see the service

Startup Metrics Revolution: Tokyo, Japan (Fri 12/19) - Master of.

500 Hats

» Saturday, December 06, 2008 Startup Metrics Revolution: Tokyo, Japan (Fri 12/19) at the moment I'm on my way to Paris for the LeWeb conference. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III.

Flexible Focus #14: Japan Photo Safari

Active Garage

Although the technology of photography was initially introduced from outside Japan, the Photo History of Japan tells a story that led to cutting edge technology and consummate quality. When photography was first introduced to Japan, some samurai disliked having their picture taken.

NC native Charles Jenkins, an ex-US deserter to N. Korea who married Japan abductee, dies at 77

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. TOKYO — Charles Jenkins, a U.S He was 77

Feel On! Turns Tweets Into Comic Illustrations


Created by Japan’s L is B Corporation (founded by Taisuke Yoko, its CEO), the app was originally released in Japan early last year and has since garnered some 250,000 users in the country. illustrations Japan L is B Corporation mobile app Twitter

Time For a Change #6: Meeting Your Agenda

Active Garage

Flexible Focus Leadership Management active garage japan luck management mandala charts manga meeting agenda meetings Time for a change william reedRaising the energy level of your meetings.

Flexible Focus #50: The Art of Idea Capture

Active Garage

Flexible Focus active garage capture ideas dreamcatcher Dreams ideas japan mandala charts manga michelangelo william reedCapture Your Ideas, Capture Your Dreams. The quest to capture ideas is ancient and universal to all cultures. It is part of our DNA. Private Rooms In Hotels


This room Im in resembles a room in Japan where people are conversing. Translate. Saturday, February 2, 2013. Private Rooms In Hotels. Oh my, Saturday night and I am at a party. Oddly enough, there will be parties my whole life and I will be going to them, I am sure.

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