a bridge for startups between Japan and France

French Tech Tokyo : 

a bridge for startups between Japan and France

The French Tech Tokyo website is the official online hub of the French Tech scene based in Tokyo and Japan, bringing together companies, startups, investors, events and organizations.

This online hub will :

  • Facilitate introductions between French entrepreneurs based in Tokyo and French entrepreneurs willing to expand their business in Japan.
  • Provide visibility to startups founded by French entrepreneurs who are operating in Tokyo.
  • Reference public and private initiatives and organizations who support French startups expanding in Japan.
  • Be the entry point for Japanese investors, companies, engineers willing to explore new opportunities in France


Plug and Play Japan Program Batch 2

Nov. 2018 - Mar. 2019 - Japan, Application deadline : September 14th, 2018

Plug and Play Japan has opened its application for our next coming Program Batch2, starting from end of November to March.(Due: September 14th) 

Application from overseas startups are always welcome; we have accepted 53 Startups for Batch1 and half of them are non-Japanese startups. 

If you are interested in expanding into Japan market through connecting with large companies here such as Mitsubishi Bank(MUFG No.1 Commercial Bank), SOMPO (No.1 P&C Insurance company), Nissay (No.1 Life Insurance company), Dentsu(No.1 Advertising agency)NISSAN Motors Hitachi, Panasonic, and more corporate partners, please apply from the link below.

If you’re already within the PnP ecosystem(Joined previous program in other location or submitted Ecosystem application before), It takes only 1 min to apply!

And, we will host Web Seminar and Q&A session by CEO of Plug and Play Japan. Feel free to Join for more information.

・Application for Batch2 :

 ・Web Seminar :

 ・Plug and Play Japan Web Site :

  ・About Plug and Play Japan:

 ・Doodle: Plug and Play Japan Batch2 Web Seminar:

Please download the presentation of Batch2 Program here

26th of June 2018 : French Tech Summit in Tokyo Feedback

French Tech Tokyo held “The French Tech Summit in Tokyo” on the 26th of June, 2018. This event marked the termination of one month of many events promoting La French Tech and France’s innovation ecosystem. Organized in collaboration with our partner, EDGEof, the event gathered 5 speakers around a roundtable on “Why choose France”, 15 exhibitors and more than 120 visitors.

First event held “for startups and by startups”, the French Tech Summit in Tokyo was the occasion to promote France’s attractiveness in digital sector and excellence of French startups to Japanese innovation ecosystem.

Moderated by Mr Alex Odajima, Co-CEO of EDGEof and French Tech Tokyo’s partner, the roundtable gathered:

All the speakers were able to exchange their views on France’s startup and digital ecosystem. They concluded that France is a place with a high level of education, a solid scientific background and a large market (for example in silver economy). The entrepreneur Mitani Hiroumi stated that France has a better environment for startups and investors, compared to US where life costs are too high. He also emphasized that France is very good business partner for Japan. Overall, all speakers agreed that regarding the current international environment (increase of protectionisms, BREXIT, etc…), France is well positioned to be the next Startup Nations’ leader.

The event was also the occasion for the visitors to meet with some French entrepreneurs and startups, along with some members of French Tech Tokyo’s community. 15 exhibitors were there to show French expertise in new technologies:


Join the French Tech in Tokyo

There are about fifty French-run startups located in Tokyo, mainly in the areas of Games, eCommerce, Media and SaaS. A few hundred French Tech companies are represented in Tokyo introducing innovative solutions and are developping local commercial and marketing activities. Want to be part of it ?

Join the French Tech community

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