JETRO Startups in Japan with Yusuke Kaga and Will Ferguson

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In this episode of the Scaling Japan Podcast, we welcome Yusuke Kaga from JETRO’s Startup Support Division and Will Ferguson, an expert in international startup growth. We explored JETRO’s role in aiding Japanese and foreign startups, uncovering case studies and tips for navigating the Japanese market. We will also discuss JETRO plans for 2024 to support startups , like their Techstars Accelerator program. This episode is perfect for those who wish to propel their startup journey in and out of Japan.

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Show Notes

(00:00): Introduction
(4:39): What ministry is JETRO a part of?
(5:13): JETRO’S expanding role in startups
(7:06): JETRO’s unique support system
(11:04): How does JETRO help Japanese startups?
(14:49): Japanese case studies and tips for Japanese companies and startups
(23:20): How does JETRO help foreign startups?
(27:04): Tips for foreign companies entering Japan
(31:35): Additional information on how to help foreign startups or Japanese companies
(33:52): JETRO’s plans in 2024
(37:59): Application period for Techstars Accelerator
(39:48): Connecting with JETRO: How can companies connect with Will and Yusuke?

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