Biz Buzz Japan (July 1, 2016)
Japanese Startups on the Rise
Today's topic is emerging Japanese startups. We visit Tokyo's new center for hardware startups: Akihabara. The district is famous for discount electronics and "otaku" nerd culture. There, we spotlight 2 successful businesses reaching for the stars; a microsatellite maker and rocket builder. We also delve into the world of anime-inspired startups that are creating "neo-futuristic" devices to protect at-risk workers, enhance sight and assist amputees. All are united in making the world a better place.