Mr. Iwata Kazuchika, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), has been hosting regular discussions with key players in the Japanese startup ecosystem since last year to gather current challenges and obstacles.
These will be used to improve the environment for startups and innovators through new policy-making. Representing Trusted Corporation, CEO and international serial entrepreneur Fariza Abidova, regularly participated in the discussion to share her opinion and challenges in the open innovation field.
The 7th discussion was hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), where they reported the Five-Year Start-Up Development Plan that includes a great support system for startups, universities, and large companies to access government funds, new taxation, flexible regulations for investment, M&A, and more.
Trusted has decided to interview the Ministries to share information in English about new regulations and opportunities for international startups and global corporations interested in innovating with Japan.
(You can find the interview here)