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 that will be debuting internationally at TechDay New York in May 2019....
Company Spotlight: Aperza Inc.

Company Spotlight: Aperza Inc.

Interview with Mr. Makoto Ishihara, CEO, Aperza Inc.   We interviewed Mr. Makoto Ishihara, the CEO of Aperza Inc., a Yokohama-based startup that participated in the startup convention “Slush Tokyo 2019” which took place in Tokyo in February.   Please give us...
Company Spotlight: TRIPLUS

Company Spotlight: TRIPLUS

We interviewed Mr. Tomohito Akiyama, the CEO of Yokohama startup TRIPLUS Inc. TRIPLUS exhibited at Tokyo Slush 2019, a startup convention held in February, and was selected as one of the top 40 startups among the 600+ that attended. Could you tell us about your...
Company Spotlight: OPPO

Company Spotlight: OPPO

OPPO, the 5th largest smartphone maker in the world, opened a research center in Yokohama one year ago.Interview with Mr. Cho, the head of OPPO’s Yokohama Research Center. Q. Can you give us an overview of the work you’re doing in Yokohama? While OPPO’s Japanese...
Company Spotlight: Bright Wave Media

Company Spotlight: Bright Wave Media

Brian Kowalczyk, Operations Manager, Bright Wave Media, Inc.Bright Wave Media is a multimedia company offering a variety of services across platforms, including the popular magazines Yokohama Seasider, The Japan Beer Times, and Sake Today.Founded by Ry Beville in...