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Tokyo looks to challenge Japan's conformism by becoming innovation hub www.japantimes.co.jp

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 days, 14 hours ago

Tokyo is vying to become an innovation hub for entrepreneurs and investors, challenging Japan’s reputation as an environment that fails to nurture entrepreneurship, and a new nonprofit organization is hoping to play a leading role.

The recently launched Venture Cafe Tokyo aims to help innovators break away from a culture that stresses conformity and fears failure, by bringing them together with potential investors in the business district of Toranomon.