20 stories about Japan
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All eyes on Tokyo: The time is ripe for Israeli companies to take over Japan

02.05.23|Noa Asher
Once viewed as a distant market with entry barriers, Japan is now more alluring than ever for Israeli startups. Noa Asher, CEO of NTT Israel Innovation Lab, urges a shift in focus towards the East
MPower Partners Yumiko

"Japan has come to the point where promoting the startup ecosystem is the number one priority"

09.04.23|James Spiro
Yumiko Murakami, General Partner at MPower Partners, Japan’s first ESG VC fund, spoke with CTech ahead of the first-ever Japan-Israel conference hosted by Calcalist and Discount Bank in May
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Japanese investments in Israel fall by almost 50% in 2022

09.02.23|Meir Orbach
Investments in Israel by Japanese funds and companies totaled $1.558 billion in 2022 compared to $2.945 billion in 2021

Japan's ORIX invests in theDOCK’s Navigator II maritime and supply chain fund

07.02.23|James Spiro
While the amount was not disclosed, this brings its initial closing to $30 million
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Japan’s Aichi region eyeing Israeli startups for partnerships with large leading local corporations

KPMG Israel, in cooperation with Start-Up Nation Central and the Israel Innovation Authority, is partnering with the region to launch a collaboration program that would promote the creation of business connections between large leading corporations from Aichi and Israeli startups

Annual Israel-Japan event mourns Shinzo, praises relations between the two nations

28.07.22|James Spiro
Big In Japan was hosted by SOMPO Digital Lab Tel Aviv, Aristagora VC, and held at the Pearl Cohen offices.
Ctech Work After Work Noa Asher

“Finally, Japanese companies understood that Israel is a legitimate and beneficial innovation hub”

21.07.22|James Spiro
Noa Asher, CEO at NTT Innovation Laboratory Israel, spoke to CTech at Calcalist’s Work After Work event to discuss Israeli and Japanese collaboration
Ctech Work After Work Kazu Kimura

Israeli communication style “is a bit difficult to address for the Japanese community”

20.07.22|James Spiro
Kazu Kimura, Manager of the Japanese Practice at KPMG Israel, spoke to CTech about some of the cultural challenges between the two countries
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Japanese investments in Israeli startups reach record $2.9 billion in 2021

09.01.22|Meir Orbach
This marks a 190% leap compared to 2020. The number of investments also rose - 85 compared to 63 the year prior. Japanese investments accounted for 15.8% of all foreign investments in Israel, and since 2000, Japanese companies have invested a total of $13 billion
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“We always say that the relationship between Israeli companies and Japanese corporations is really creating a synergy."

Noa Asher, CEO of NTT Innovation Laboratory Israel, talks to Michael Matias about working with different countries and cultures
David Harel CytoReason

CytoReason enters Japanese market with SPI partnership

30.09.21|James Spiro
This is the first time that collaboration between an Israeli company and a Japanese pharmaceutical company has been announced to bring AI to clinical drug development
Kazuhiko Nakamura Gilad Cohen Guy Lachman

"The potential of Israeli technology in Japan is no less than in the US"

As part of the annual Big in Japan conference, the business opportunities for Israeli tech entrepreneurs and businesspeople in Japan were highlighted, including the way they can be exploited
Aristagora VC Team

“It’s like eating Sushi with Tahina”: How Israel and Japan formed an unlikely business relationship

30.05.21|James Spiro
On paper, these countries and cultures couldn’t be more different - that’s what makes them so perfect for each other
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Experts discuss Israeli and Japanese partnership at DevOps conference

03.05.21|James Spiro
Speaking at a conference hosted by Pearl Cohen law firm, leaders from JFrog, SOMPO Digital Lab, and Grove Ventures shared their insights
OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved

Israel’s OurCrowd enters $15 million partnership with Japan’s NTT Finance

16.03.21|James Spiro
NTT Finance will have access to OurCrowd’s portfolio of AI, IoT, Healthtech, and AV companies
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Japanese investments in Israel rose by 20% in 2020 totaling $1.1 billion

08.02.21|Meir Orbach
The land of the rising sun has a growing number of foreign investments in Israel and Japanese companies are opening up local branches
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Israel’s Via teams up with insurance giant Sompo to battle car accidents caused by the elderly in Japan

Through an app called NORAZA the elderly in the Japanese city of Chino are able to order smart AI-based transport services
 משמאל טל חן ו דייקי מורייאמה  left Tal Chen and Daiki Moriyama

Opportunity for Israeli startups: Japan is seeking innovative green technologies with a new $19 billion government fund

04.01.21|Tal Chen and Daiki Moriyama
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced a 2 trillion yen fund for ecological businesses and innovation to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050
ינון דולב סומפו ישראל ועידת Mind The Tech

“The flow of Japanese companies and investors to Israel started long before we established ties with the Gulf states”

10.12.20|Tomer Hadar
Yinnon Dolev, Head of Sompo Digital Lab Israel, explains at Mind The Tech TLV why Japanese companies are looking for Israeli partnerships