Category Archives: Startups

Japan leading the Virtual Reality race

Is Japan prepared for Virtual Reality? The FCCJ held on Thursday, October 20th an event on Japan’s position in the VR race and the possibility for Japan to be one of the world’s major actor in that domain. Indeed, with … Continue reading

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Swiss booths at Tokyo Game Show 20th anniversary

The Tokyo Game Show 2016 with its 614 exhibitors managed to attract 271, 224 visitors during the four-day event. Among the big game companies and the astonishing crowd, we found two edelweisses : Mr. Whale’s Game Service from Zürich and … Continue reading

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Swiss start-up TwentyGreen founds sister company in Fukuoka

TwentyGreen AG, a Swiss company, announced the establishment of a sister company in Fukuoka, Japan. TwentyGreen, based in Luzern, Switzerland, is an active Start-up company in the bio-technology industry, producing a triple active probiotic that addresses the three major problems of … Continue reading

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Panasonic Accelerator 2016 open for Swiss Startups!

Together with the open innovation platform provider creww, Panasonic opened its “Panasonic Accelerator 2016” program to international startups, also allowing Swiss startups to apply! If you’re a startup that wants to sell to Japanese companies or work with them to … Continue reading

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Driverless Robot Shuttle bus service at shopping mall to be launched

Just a few days after the dark news on autonomous driving, a fatal accident with a Tesla car, there are good news on the same topic from Japan. Mobile gaming company DeNA teams up with NTT DoCoMo to provide a driverless … Continue reading

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Japanese Diet regulates the exchange of virtual currencies

Two years after the Mt. Gox scandal (the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, handling up to 70% of all bitcoin transactions, filed for bankruptcy after a large share of their bitcoin disappeared), the Japanese Diet has enacted a bill to regulate the … Continue reading

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500 Startups Japan added to NEDO’s technology-based Startup Support Program

Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has added seven more companies to their technology-based Startup Support Program. One of the companies to receive the “Certification of Venture Capital Firms to Partner in NEDO technology-based Startup Support Program” … Continue reading

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A unique workshop for Swiss medtech start-ups in Tokyo

A unique workshop for participants of the Swiss Medtech Pavilion and other Swiss start-ups in Tokyo was held on Monday, April 25 following MEDTEC Japan 2016. The one-day workshop included a visit to Tokyo-university based start-up LPìxel Inc. and Canon … Continue reading

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Pioneers Asia: Swiss startup “” wins pitching contest

Veni, vidi, vici: Lausanne based startup company SWIE.IO‘s CEO, Ben Zhai, came to Japan upon invitation by, took part in the 90-sec pitching contest and impressed the jury with his clear vision on creating the next-generation platform for agile electronics … Continue reading

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Three Swiss Startups at Pioneers Asia!

We are very proud to announce that not only the Swiss startup Versantis (presented earlier in this blog), but also two other Swiss startups have been selected as finalists for this year’s Pioneers Asia! Versantis as well as BestMile (see … Continue reading

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