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From Osaka to the world

From Osaka to the world

PLEN Robotics is developing unique service robots for professional and personal use, including one that perfectly fits in the palm of your hand.

A former professional skier turned relentless robotics entrepreneur is leading a team of international engineers in Osaka to help businesses and enrich people’s lives around the world with their innovative products.

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From Osaka to the world

akippa is rapidly scaling up their shared parking app, aiming to build the world’s largest mobility platform by 2030.

Genki Kanaya’s journey from giving up his long-held dream to become a pro soccer player to building a successful business that counts 1.3 million users and 28,000 locations is inspiring top young talents to join his startup in Osaka.

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ACALL is helping corporations boost their productivity by automating and streamlining the process of welcoming guests.

A simple solution, originally developed for his own company in Kobe, soon became a highly in-demand product that not only replaces humans but also impresses visitors with its UI that embodies Japanese hospitality.

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Triple W is an award-winning startup, including a CES 2019 Innovation Awards for DFree, the first health tech wearable device for incontinence that monitors how full your bladder is and notifies you when it’s time to go to the bathroom.

What inspired this ex-business consultant and overseas corporation volunteer to develop this innovative product was his own “shitty” accident as an international student at UC Berkeley.

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mui Lab taps into the most fundamental part of us human beings: we love getting in touch with the nature as much as we embrace the evolution of technology and lifestyle.

Their product “mui” is an interface for smart devices, made of a natural material that has been the foundation of traditional Japanese design and craft, but is not necessarily the cheapest or most convenient for manufacturing. Why would they do that?

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In 2009, Osaka was named the fastest-growing destination by Mastercard (Global Destinations Cities Index 2017). FREEPLUS was established by the then 22-year-old founder and has focused on the needs of international travelers from 2010.

Insights accumulated through their success as a land operator inspired the travel startup to open FP HOTELS, a hotel chain that is tailored for global guests, to create lifelong memories.

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In 2018, ad spending for the Internet media neared $200 billion worldwide, of which 10% or more was lost to ad fraud. According to the World Federation of Advertisers, by 2025 online ad fraud will rise to a whopping $50 billion. It has been a major threat worldwide because the beneficiaries are mafias and antisocial organizations.

Phybbit is one of the hottest startups from Japan that is driving out online bandits. CEO Satoko Ohtsuki graduated with a Master’s in Atomic/Molecular Physics and founded the company in 2011 to create a space where the best technologists can thrive to their full potential.

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In Japan, the number of people aged 65 years or older, has reached a total of 35 million, accounting for 28.1% of the nation’s population, which is the highest ratio in the world. By 2025, as the baby boomers enter into their late 70s, the demands for medical and elderly care services are expected to rise exponentially.

KURASERU, an IT-based care facility matching service, solves one of the problems that impede collaboration between hospitals and nursing homes—information gap. How did a teen who once dreamt of starting a company in the industry realize his vision?

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SAgri is an agricultural tech startup regarded as an emerging star. They are based in Japan and India and have already won multiple international awards, including the SingularityU Japan Global Impact Challenge 2019 and Get in the Ring Osaka 2019.

This young serial entrepreneur started his first company on space education to empower kids in Japan to dream big. With his passion for space fused with his background in science and engineering, he encountered modern-day agricultural issues in Japan and rural India, after which he devised appropriate solutions.

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Commoditized AI is the Key to Global Innovation Led by Entrepreneurs and Researchers

"Benefits of AI to all" - Driven by this founding idea, Pegara Japan, LLC is an up-and-coming provider of creative solutions for fast-evolving AI research, for which they raised $104 million in a 2019 seed round.

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Companies List * Link to Japanese website

Name Description Sector
NAME

ACALLACALL *

DESCRIPTION

ACALL automates the process of welcoming guests in corporations with a strong sense of hospitality.

SECTOR

B2B Software and Service

NAME

akippaakippa *

DESCRIPTION

akippa provides a sharing service app that allows drivers to easily find and reserve a parking space.

SECTOR

Sharing Service

NAME

ArchiTekArchiTek

DESCRIPTION

Architek's AI edge processor technology enables the safety of human life with image processing and AI.

SECTOR

Development of AI edge processor

NAME

AromajoinAromajoin

DESCRIPTION

Aromajoin digitalizes and controls scents based upon space and time via PCs, smartphones or IoT devices

SECTOR

Communication

NAME

AtAt

DESCRIPTION

At developed the world’s first capillary condition analysis system and device that gives a diagnosis in 3 seconds based on an image without blood sampling.

SECTOR

Healthcare

NAME

Dank1Dank1 *

DESCRIPTION

Dank1 offers an online platform to connect amateur dancers and athletes with professional coaches.

SECTOR

Sports Ed Tech

NAME

FREEPLUSFREEPLUS

DESCRIPTION

FREEPLUS is a pioneer in the tourism industry in Japan, focusing on the needs of international travelers.

SECTOR

Tourism

NAME

i-plugi-plug *

DESCRIPTION

i-plug empowers college students in their career building through its interactive and direct job sourcing platform.

SECTOR

HR tech

NAME

TouchJapanTouchJapan

DESCRIPTION

TouchJapan develops multilingual e-ticketing service to make eating out stress-free for foreign visitors.

SECTOR

Tourism

NAME

mui Labmui Lab

DESCRIPTION

mui Lab develops award-winning smart home devices with a natural wooden interface

SECTOR

Smart home

NAME

Next InnovationNext Innovation *

DESCRIPTION

Next Innovation offers a variety of telemedical apps to efficiently connect people in need with domain experts.

SECTOR

Healthcare

NAME

PLEN RoboticsPLEN Robotics

DESCRIPTION

PLEN Robotics develops unique service robots that can help businesses and enrich our everyday lives.

SECTOR

Robotics

NAME

PIJINPIJIN

DESCRIPTION

PIJIN provides a QR code-based translation service and app for tourist sites, restaurants and companies.

SECTOR

Tourism / Multilingual Support

NAME

SAKURA internetSAKURA internet *

DESCRIPTION

SAKURA internet is now a listed IT server company that was founded by a then high school student.

SECTOR

Server / IoT

NAME

Triple WTriple W

DESCRIPTION

Triple W developed an award-winning healthcare device that notifies when to go to the bathroom.

SECTOR

Healthcare

NAME

WarranteeWarrantee *

DESCRIPTION

Warrantee digitalizes warranty documents and allows consumers to manage the data easily with an app.

SECTOR

Personal data management

NAME

WEFABRIKWEFABRIK *

DESCRIPTION

WEFABRIK developed SMASELL, an online BtoB marketplace allowing companies to sell their dead stock easily and cost-efficiently.

SECTOR

Apparel
Marketplace

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