A look at Japan’s startup scene: Its global position, biggest challenges and hidden weapons

Y+L Projects
7 min readMay 20, 2022

Who’s driving investment, traditionalism vs. tech innovation, and risky business in a risk-averse nation.

Credit: Kim Marcelo

At their core, startups are born to service underutilized and underdeveloped market conditions to innovate, create, or disrupt stagnant industries. For Japan, it’s no different. The local startup space is…