Special Features

Industry Deep Dive: Innovation

Industry Deep Dive: Innovation

An emerging innovation district with boundless potential The Yokohama bay area is in the midst of transforming itself into a next generation innovation district. The bay area, which stretches...

Company Spotlight: Rising Startups

Company Spotlight: Rising Startups

We spoke with Masa Okunishi, representative of Rising Startups. In 2015, Mr. Okunishi established Japan NYC Startups, a community for Japanese startups located in New York. The community grew...

Company Spotlight: Airbuy Inc.

Company Spotlight: Airbuy Inc.

We interviewed Mr. Kentaro Ikemoto of Airbuy Inc., a startup that began at MIT and is now promoting sales in Yokohama, Japan.   Please tell us about Airbuy. Airbuy is a B2B startup offering...

Company Spotlight: mayunowa

Company Spotlight: mayunowa

Introducing mayunowa LLC, a startup company from Yokohama, Japan. Mayunowa provides makeup and skincare products made from silk, and runs an aesthetic salon in Yokohama.   Introducing a new skincare...

Company Spotlight: CODE Meee

Company Spotlight: CODE Meee

Interview with Kenji Ota, Founder and CEO of CODE Meee Inc., a startup from Yokohama that is exhibiting at Techday New York in May.   Merging Aroma and Technology to present “Personalized...

Company Spotlight: M.I-Story

Company Spotlight: M.I-Story

Interview with Ms. Hiromi Sakamoto, the founder and president of M.I-Story Co., Ltd., a Yokohama startup that will debut its first product, the “Hammock Pillow," internationally at TechDay New York...

Company Spotlight: ICON

Company Spotlight: ICON

This toy robot is teaching programming for kids through interactive and intuitive play.   President and Representative Director Toshiko Tsuchiya introduced us to ICON, a Yokohama-based company...