Japan’s tech startup solution? Women.

Japan has rolled out a new government program to boost the number of female entrepreneurs working in the tech sector.

Link:   Japan’s tech startup solution? Women.

Reina Otsuka, 33, founded Eco+Waza

The Japanese government plans to help Japanese women launch new companies as part of the country’s economic revitalization measures, known interchangeably as the “Japan is Back” campaign or Abenomics, named after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

As part of this program, Japan’s government has allocated 20 billlion yen (around $200 million USD) for a fund to support young female entrepreneurs . Startup founders also can apply for special low-interest loans from banks.

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