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

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 1 week 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.