Japan is the world’s third-largest economy, with nearly $5 trillion worth of gross domestic; the country has nurtured some of the most successful automotive and electronics businesses. The annual Las Vegas-based CES technology exhibition shows a glimpse at the cutting-edge and futuristic products powered by Japan, with the island nation having a long-term presence at the esteemed event showcasing both brands and startups. Japanese startups ran the gamut from robots to flying cars, prototype medical devices to payment solutions, many of which even won innovation awards. To accelerate the startups’ overseas expansion, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has selected companies not only based on their cutting-edge technology but also their desire to address social issues around the world.
Some of the trending technological innovations include the development of mobile robots that are more agile and designed to address social issues such as the shortage of workers for last-mile deliveries and other prevalent needs. Moreover, space robotics is gaining momentum as an avenue to capitalize on the recent wave of renewed interest in commercial space exploration programs. Other sectors actively venturing into startup space are EdTech and healthcare, which are relying on AI and machine learning. EdTech-based startups are employing AI to boost learning among students, whereas healthcare tech startups are focusing on developing health indicator analytics to enhance patient monitoring and boost timely interventions.
To help CIOs and CXOs navigate through the evolving Japanese startup ecosystem, the editorial board of StartupCity has compiled a list of the top 10 startups in Japan that exhibit competence in delivering robust solutions. This edition also comprises insights and thought leadership articles from subject matter experts geared toward aspiring leaders in the sector.
We present to you StartupCity’s “Top 10 Japanese Startups in APAC - 2022.”