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FOCUS2016 Key Persons Who are Developing Technologies and Human Resources in Tokyo

One of the appealing aspects of Tokyo is its foundation to develop new technologies and human resources that help build communities. We at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government are highlighting five key persons who are developing technologies and human resources that will be beneficial to communities, in an effort to build a smart city connected with the world. We interviewed five key persons including a venture manager leveraging cutting-edge technology and four university-affiliated personnel who engage in collaborations between university and industry as well as establishment of industrial cluster.
Masatoshi Ishikawa, Dr. Eng.<br/>
Professor of Department of Information Physics and Computing of the University of Tokyo
Aiming for the “Smart Society” with a High-Speed Vision Sensor:
Discovery of Underlying Needs Becoming Increasingly Important
Masatoshi Ishikawa, Dr. Eng.
Professor of Department of Information Physics and Computing of the University of Tokyo
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Hiroshi Kobayashi
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tokyo University of Science and Founder of INNOPHYS, a Venture Company of a Wearable Robot
Creating Useful Products to Meet the Growing Needs for Aging Society
Hiroshi Kobayashi Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tokyo University of Science and Founder of INNOPHYS, a Venture Company of a Wearable Robot
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Soko Aoki, Ph. D.
Chief Executive Officer of Kadinche Corporation
Applying Booming Virtual Reality (VR) Technology to B to B (inter-enterprise) Marketing:
Tokyo 2020 Olympics as a Major Target
Soko Aoki, Ph. D. Chief Executive Officer of Kadinche Corporation
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Kiyoshi Itao
Board Chairman of Nakano Industry Development Organization and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo
Social Experiment Project Focusing on Public Safety and Education in Nakano Ward, Tokyo
Kiyoshi Itao Board Chairman of Nakano Industry Development Organization and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo
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Kyosuke Inagaki, Ph. D.
Faculty of Business Administration of Hosei University
A Variety of Small and Venture Businesses to Enhance Tokyo’s Appeal:
Fostering of Key Players for Domestic and International Communities
Kyosuke Inagaki, Ph. D. Faculty of Business Administration of Hosei University
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In this special article, we are featuring five key persons who are developing technologies and human resources to support Tokyo’s industrial growth potential. During the interview, they all claimed that Tokyo has potential of pursuing pioneering technologies and providing sufficient human resources to communities. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is giving aid to people domestically and internationally who are interested in starting and growing a business in Tokyo.

We are introducing incubation centers in Tokyo to support your business. In addition to managing the incubation centers, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government authorize government-affiliated agencies to manage some centers and private companies to establish incubation centers. We are also providing information on industrial parks, apartments for factory workers, and factories for rent in Tokyo.

Information about incubation offices on the “Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Entrepreneur Network”, a website of Tokyo’s entrepreneurship support:
http://www.tokyo-sogyo-net.jp/incu_office/ 

“Business Development Center Tokyo”, Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s website to provide entrepreneurship support to foreign companies and foreign entrepreneurs who are starting a business in Tokyo (in English and Japanese):
http://www.bdc-tokyo.org/?cat=3 

“Tokyo Industrial Location Navigator”, a website to provide information on industrial parks, apartments for factory workers, and factories for rent in the Tokyo Metropolitan area:
http://tokyo-ritti.jp/english/