Tokyo Metropolitan Government Announces “New Startup Strategy” at CIC Tokyo

On November 24, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike held a press conference at CIC Tokyo (Head Office: Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Executive Director: Timothy Rowe) to announce, “New Startup Strategy: Global Innovation with STARTUPS”. Since August 2022, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has been occupying a “Dejima (satellite island)” at CIC Tokyo to strengthen collaboration with startups. As part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “New Startup Strategy” the Startup Ecosystem Association, of which CIC Tokyo General Manager Masaru Nagura serves as a board member, will hold a Startup Ecosystem Summit and Startup Career Fair, in collaboration with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Summary of the Press Conference 

  • Press Conference by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike to Announce “New Startup Strategy”

  • Date: November 24, 2022 15:20~15:50

  • Location: CIC Tokyo (Toranomon Hills Business Tower 15F, 1-17-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

  • Speakers: Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, Vice Governor Manabu Miyasaka, Startup Strategy Fellow

  • Ayumi Fujimoto, Startup Strategy Fellow Masaru Nagura (General Manager, CIC Tokyo)

About The Startup Ecosystem Association 

The Startup Eco-System Association is led by organizations that support various startups, and aims to consolidate information related to startup support, share information domestically and internationally, and promote collaboration among supporters to create an environment in which startups can receive appropriate assistance in a timely manner. The Association supports the private sector take the lead in providing

information and policy recommendations on the startup ecosystem to government agencies, as well as supporting educational institutions that foster entrepreneurs, with the aim of creating an environment for the creation and growth of startups over the medium to long term.

In order to globalize the startup ecosystem in Japan, the Association will also serve as a window in Japan for overseas startups and startup-related institutions, by disseminating information on the startup ecosystem, to support their entry into Japan.

For further information, please see the Startup Ecosystem Association website:

About CIC Tokyo 

CIC Tokyo opened on the 15th and 16th floors of Toranomon Hills Business Tower in October 2020, and is a center for innovation that connects to the world. Currently, more than 200 companies have moved in and more than 200 events have been held so far. By supporting the global growth of startups and creating an innovation community with a high density of innovators, investors, and companies from around the world, we aim to create not just an “office space” but an environment where promising startup companies can receive the support they need when they need it, and where innovation can organically.

For Inquiries

Please contact Ms. Onoma, Public Relations, CIC Tokyo (+81 080-1786-7371), Email:

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