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Japan Startup Getting Japanese Moms Back to Work: waris.co.jp

This post is a summary of a Podcast originally published at the Excellent https://www.disruptingjapan.com/ by Tim Romero  Executive Summary written by Dakota Midoux, while an Intern at J-Global institute, a company founded by Jon Lynch. Key points: 2011 Tohoku earthquake lead Founder to start a business; an initiative to help Japanese mums and inspired by women’s difficulties in …

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The Real Reason Japan Can’t Innovate & What To Do About It

Key points: Japanese companies are too conservative They have the ability to enter new markets but they have a lack of motivation Emerging external solution: shifting investment from R&D to CVC (Corporate Venture Capital) Possible in-house solution: Valuing technical skills rather than academic skills The Real Reason Japan Can’t Innovate & What To Do About …

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Two men hiking in Japan

Foreign Tourism Is Reinventing Hiking in Japan – Yamap

Key points: Yamap is a hiking app that was invented in 2011 What’s special about the app is its ability to serve as a map function even without an internet connection, its social aspects, and how it highlights convenient locations such as restrooms The app has about 380,000 monthly users from all over the world …

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