Japan boasts 13 cities in the top 1000 and has a vibrant startup scene that ranks 20th within the competitive global top 20.
Japan’s startup scene saw an increase in 2022 and jumped 1 spots from the previous year, outranking South Korea.
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Japan is ranked within the top 30 startup ecosystems globally.
Japan’s startup scene is best represented in Social & Leisure, Education, and in and Foodtech.
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On our map, you can explore a total of 615 for Social & Leisure.
In East Asia, Japan's Education is in top 13. Japan has a concentration of about 306 of the region's total Education startups that are represented on our map.
Japan's Foodtech is ranked 14th in the world. Our database contains 208 for this industry.
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