Startup Opportunities in Japan

Crowdfunding in Japan

What Makes Gloture Different From Other Crowdfunding Companies in Japan?

So you decided you want to expand your company to the Japanese market, but you don’t know where to start. Doing everything your own would be too risky, especially if you don’t know much about the Japanese business culture. It tends to be more strategic and thorough with their decisions and they really emphasize on building trust within business partnerships. Since the 1970s, more and more U.S. high-tech companies sought to enter the Japanese market in hopes to introduce cool innovative products to Japanese consumers and enjoy profitable business. Over the years as the Yutori’s (millennial’s) buying power increases towards online platforms, it is important to focus on the trending…

Marketing in Japan

Opening a Business Bank Account In Japan is Easier Than You Think

Everyone knows that a bank is the place where money is saved for future purposes. It is a financial institution that accepts money for people for the purpose of lending and investment and also withdrawal which can be done by cash, check, or a draft. Banks can be used by individuals, a group of people, or businesses. Banks in all countries in the world operate business bank accounts, but we will be focusing on business bank accounts within Japan. Individuals who wish to start a business in Japan often wonder if they should use their personal bank accounts for their businesses or not. The advisable thing is to open a…

Set up a Company in Japan

How To Start a Company in Japan?

A western businessman looking to establish a business in Asia is like pouring a cup of water into the ocean; there are very few Asian countries that hold the interest in your business more than that of Japan. The fact that Japan as a business destination has lost some of the lusters that it enjoyed during the 1970s and 80s is far from true, in fact this country remains one of the world’s largest economies today. Japan is well known for foreigners looking the best place to do business. So, if you are thinking of starting your business in Japan below is a list of some of the things you…

Co-working spaces

5 Top Co-Working Spaces in Tokyo

If you are an English-speaker who works online as a freelancer or do other work online and you are planning to visit Japan soon, you may be in need of a comfortable place to get all your work done. You might be thinking that your hotel room will be enough but there is no fun staying cooped up in your hotel all day and your hotel room probably won’t have the ambiance or professional amenities you require to get the job done. However, coffee shops and cafés are great, but there will be distractions and are not supported if you will be staying longer. This makes the space inconvenient and…

Marketing in Japan

The Internet of Things (IoT) Market in Japan

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects, systems, platforms and applications that contain embedded technology to communicate and share intelligence with each other, the external environment and with people. The IoT market is supported by various growth drivers, surging a demand of collaborative robots and boosting economic growth. The rise of Lower Power Wide Area (LPWA) network technology, rising IoT platforms, as well as application and security spending are factors that are driving the IoT market. The global IoT Market is a fast growing one. According to a recent study published by Market Research Future, it is forecasted to see slow, steady growth by 2020. During…

Startup Opportunities in Japan

5 Top Japanese Startup Accelerators And VC Firms in Japan

When perusing the Japanese startup space, you will quickly discover that there are a significant number of venture capital firms and startup accelerators. Before partnering or doing business with any of them, you’ll need to carry out your own due diligence. Coincidentally, Gloture can help with that. In this article, we’ll briefly outline our top five picks of Japanese startup accelerators and VC firms, including a short introductory description of each.   OPEN NETWORK LAB This startup accelerator is similar to VC firm groundbreakers like TechStarts and Y Combinator. Based in Tokyo, Open Network Lab was established by the trio of kakaku.com, Netprice.com and Digital Garage. Their objective is to…