Is Tokyo the next Silicon Valley? New policies by the Abe administration have led to more opportunities for entrepreneurs, including one-year startup visas for non-Japanese to immigrate to Japan and start their own businesses. The BBC says Japan is “on the brink of a major cultural shift.” The environment for Japanese and non-Japanese entrepreneurs has warmed, offering more incubators, more funding for start-ups, and greater networking among people in the start-up industry. What methods and applications have been successful for entrepreneurs in the past few years, and what challenges still remain? G1 Global brought together successful entrepreneurs—all non-Japanese—who were inspired in Japan and are now looking to expand globally.

October 14, 2018 G1 Global Conference