Japan’s Innovation Community showcased at CES 2021
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) announced that 53 technology start-ups joined other global technology leaders in representing Japan at CES 2021.
The number of Japanese start-ups exhibiting at this year’s J-Start-up Pavilion, which JETRO organizes, has nearly doubled from a year ago amidst the country’s growing focus on the innovation economy.
The J-Start-up companies encompass a broad spectrum of product categories, including AI, health, wearables, robotics, IoT, smart home, transportation, blockchain, energy, and space tech, as well as anti-coronavirus technologies.
On Wednesday, JETRO will hosted “JAPAN Session: Transforming the Super Aging Society into a Super Smart Society.” With one in four Japanese age 65 or older, the Japan Session aims to offer insights and solutions to the myriad problems that arise from an aging population. The panel will feature emerging leaders in the country’s innovation community who will share their breakthrough technologies, visions, and strategies for creating a thriving “super-smart” world that is barrier-free for all.
“We are proud to present an extensive line-up of novel technologies from Japan, all of which have the potential to transform the way people live around the world,” JETRO Executive Vice President Ichiro Sone said. “J-Start-up companies’ record turnout for CES 2021 reflects their enthusiasm for using CES as the launching pad to expand their businesses globally. It’s also a testament to the governmental policies that are designed to boost innovation activities. We look forward to hearing how the J-Start-up innovators, who work on the front line of the ‘super-aging society,’ envision our future at the Japan Session.”
Detailed information about the exhibitors can be found on the CES 2021 JAPAN / J-Start-up Pavilion website.