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Japanese Startup Cities with Akiko Nakagawa from Fukuoka GSC

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As more cities in Japan are developing programs to support and attract entrepreneurs, we have a speical guest, Akiko Nakagawa from the Fukuoka City Global Startup Center, who will be introducing the support that Fukuoka city provides. In this episode of the Scaling Japan podcast, Akiko talks about how the GSC will help guide foreign entrepreneurs through the process of setting up their new business in Japan. She also explains why Fukuoka City is a great place to create and expand businesses. 

This podcast episode is excellent for:

  • Entrepreneurs looking for great startup locations in Japan
  • Business owners looking to expand their company in Japan

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Show Notes

(1:26) Introduction to Fukuoka Global Startup Centre

(2:34) What support does FGSC provide foreign entrepreneurs in Japan

(7:12) How to obtain a startup visa

(8:16) What types of business is FGSC looking to attract

(13:28) Examples of IT startups

(15:10) Examples of non-tech startups

(17:24) How FGSC can help startups with finances

(27:51) Advantages of doing business in Fukuoka

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