Japan: Innovation and Technology

When it hosted the Olympics in 1964, Japan was a world leader in tech, but as it prepares to host its next games in 2020, other countries have overtaken it in digital disruption and big data. We look at the sectors Japan is faring well in — and the industries which need rapid progress

The nation hopes the games can spur tech advances like those of 1964

The Tokyo to Osaka line may have too high a cost and too few benefits

The broader fintech sector is struggling even as cryptocurrencies take off

Fund uneasily straddles the line between corporate rescue and venture capital

SoftBank spends billions abroad, but VC for local companies is sparse

Fukuoka, Kyoto and Tokyo’s Shibuya district are all staking their claim

Without more immigration, the country is forced to turn to technology

Ultraviolet tech pioneer Gigaphoton is a subsidiary with big ambitions