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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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Impressions of Japan, Spring 2016

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Shibu Onsen, Japan. Last week, 10 years later, I was able to refresh that impression by visiting Tokyo (and other parts of Japan) during the famous Cherry Blossom season. The techno-charged culture that is Japan , but probably soon — the techno-culture everywhere. 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.

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.

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

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

[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.

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


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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

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

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

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! ]].

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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

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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[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

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

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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.

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

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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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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.

Japan iPhone Apps: State of the Market - Master of 500 Hats

500 Hats

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: [link] At this event, Nobuyuki Hayashi (aka Nobi), one of the most famousMac/iPhone journalists from Japan will be briefing and taking questionsabout iPhone market in Japan.

Flexible Focus #51: The Art of Winning without Fighting

Active Garage

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Flexible Focus #45: My Cup Runneth Over

Active Garage

A Samurai swordsman and Zen Master named Gettan who lived in 17 th Century Japan said that there are three kinds of disciples: those who impart Zen to others, those who maintain the temples and shrines, and then there are the rice bags and clothes hangers.

Flexible Focus #73: The Power of Ritual!

Active Garage

Flexible Focus active garage engagement japan japanese culture mandala charts manga Power of Ritual william reedRitual Enhances Engagment. There is an energy crisis that rarely makes the front page, yet affects you each and every day.

Japan awaits the rise of new entrepreneurs

EIN News

recent trip to Japans devastated northeast coast, venture capitalist Yoshihito Hori chanced upon a group of. According to a survey by the Japan Venture Capital Association, investment in start-ups in Japan dipped fifth of the average at 33.4. The United States was at 34.8, with Australia at 45.7.

Amazon's 'Prime Day' Promises 'More Deals Than Black Friday'

Inc Startups

Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada and Austria The e-commerce retailer plans to offer thousands of deals on July 15 in the nine countries that have the Prime loyalty program, including the U.S.,

Startup Weekend Tokyo & GeeksOnaPlane Japan (Dec 2009) - Master of.

500 Hats

& props to Mona & Chris McCann for helping me slap together a last-minute mini- GoaP Japan trip. if you can read Japanese, you can also see Serkan Toto's preview of the event on TechCrunch Japan here.

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

Takashi Tsutsumi and Masato Iino , founders of Learning Entrepreneur’s Lab in Japan. — — — — In this second segment, Takashi Tsutsumi and Masato Iino talk about how they brought the Lean Startup to Japan.