nest 2017

Mickey Mikitani, Representative Director of JANE and Chairman and CEO of Rakuten, kicked off NEST 2017 by encouraging participants to "see around the corner."

The sights and sounds of NEST 2017

In April, the Rakuten.Today team attended NEST 2017 in Tokyo, an annual summit organized by the Japan Association of New Economy (JANE) that brings together glo...
Riding the robot car revolution at NEST 2017 - Man in business outside the office

Riding the robot car revolution at NEST 2017

“The idea that people who own cars and use them one or two hours a day and then park them... will go away,” said Sam Zaid of Getaround. Once a symbol of mod...
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VCs advise on startup success at NEST 2017

Entrepreneurship and innovation are powerful tools for supercharging economies, but the failure rate among startups can be high. At the recent 2017 New Economy ...
Journalist Tim Hornyak, Ben Marcus of AirMap, Gajan Mohanarajah of Rapyuta Robotics, Takashi Toraishi of Rakuten and Tian Yu of YUNEEC Technology discussed a future in which flying robots are a part of life.

The best of NEST 2017

The New Economy Summit (NEST) 2017, a global conference organized by industry advocacy group Japan Association of New Economy (JANE), was held in Tokyo in April...