At its core, J@pan Inc is about technology innovation in Japan. Specifically, it covers the products, companies, and people behind such innovation; more broadly, it touches upon related topics, such as VC funding, cultural trends, and academia-industry cooperation. Our mission is to cover these matters objectively, without preference, exaggeration, or boosterism.
Japan's prolonged recession is leading to government deregulation, a more flexible and transparent corporate culture, and changing attitudes in society toward entrepreneurialism. The nation's technology innovation, already cutting-edge, is increasing thanks to more entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and meritocracy-based work environments in which good ideas survive and flourish. Fresh concepts and entirely new industries are being born in Japan.