Disruption

Golfers, your new caddie could be a drone

The next time you hear “Fore!” on the golf course, you might see something other than a golf ball flying through the air. It could be a drone delivering hamburg...

Unleashing the Robot Revolution at NEST 2016

Yuto Nakanishi of Schaft presents two bipedal robots Heavy-duty droids took to the stage at the New Economy Summit (NEST) 2016 in Tokyo last week when a Jap...

Exploring the Far-out Side of Tech: NEST 2016

Would you be happy living with a holographic girlfriend? The New Economy Summit (NEST) 2016 plays host to government ministers and tech gods, but it’s also a pl...

3 Hot Startups to Look Out for in 2016

Each April, when Tokyo is bathed in the soft pink and white of the cherry blossoms, heads of state, tech titans, media moguls, and of course, startups, gather a...

Questioning the status quo: Japan innovation

In 2010, a group of e-business executives looking to drive meaningful change in Japan formed a professional association. Our original goal was to advocate for i...

No Address Required: Rakubin Delivery

You’re sitting in the middle of your favorite park in Tokyo under a vast canopy of cherry blossoms. The seasonal petals are a beautiful, mesmerizing sight that ...

Celebrating Makers at SXSW with The Grommet

Timing is everything. At The Grommet we understand this quite well. It took far longer than our stress levels would’ve liked for our mission of leveling the pla...