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Shibuya is home to the most startup companies in the capital. We will be taking advantage of this feature as the driving force for our ward’s development.

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Ken Hasebe, mayor of Tokyo's Shibuya Ward which has more than 2,000 startup firms. Aiming to nurture innovation-driven startups that would compete globally, Shibuya has created a joint-stock company with the participation of private companies.

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Really ? Is that why I pay 160.000 yen to Shibuya ward just to change my address and 38000 a month in local company tax ?

i really felt welcome

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... So the start ups are small one room clothing shops?

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1,995 will fail.

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That’s right, they don’t have much of a chance and will mostly exist only temporarily. But I would admit, that it is creating a city district that has vitality, vivid lifestyle and much changes all the time. That’s surely more interesting and attractive than profitable rice paddies in a rural area where’s almost nothing else than those rice paddies. And maybe, one unexpected day, one of the many thousands startups is a pearl and developing into something bigger and becomes a significant economy factor. Who knows, hope dies last, right?

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Am staying in a hotel in Shibuya currently. Nice...kind of.

It's a bit grey here

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