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Japanese startups are fundamentally changing Japan’s society and economy. Disrupting Japan gives you direct access to the thoughts and plans of Japan’s must successful and creative startup founders. Join us and bypass the media and corporate gatekeepers and hear what’s really going on inside Japan’s startup world.
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FinTech in Japan is far more advanced than most outside observers imagine it to be, and based on new deregulation and government incentives, finTech in Japan is about to accelerate even more.
Today we sit down and talk with Toshio Taki, co-founder of Money Forward, advisor to Japan’s Financial Services Agency, and the head of the FinTech Institute of Japan. He not only tells the story of the founding and growth of MoneyForward -- one of Japan's finTech success stories, but he outlines how the Japanese government’s plans to promote financial innovation while still maintaining the integrity and stability of the industry as a whole.
The Japanese banking regulators are, at least in this sense, far less conservative than you think, and they are setting up a finical ecosystem in Japan that will lead to far more innovative finTech startups than we are seeing coming out of Europe of America.
It’s a great discussion, and I think you’ll enjoy it.
How banking and credit card use is different in Japan
Why most Japanese need multiple bank accounts
Why finTech is evolving differently in Japan
Who really controls household finance in Japan
How Money Forward was reluctantly pulled into the B2B market
How Japan's FSA is promoting finTech and financial innovation in Japan
How the FSA is forcing Japan's banks to open up to innovation
Links from the Founder
The Money Forward homepage
Japan's Financial Services Agency
Connect with Toshio on LinkedIn
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Welcome to Disrupting Japan, straight talk from Japan’s most successful entrepreneurs.
I’m Tim Romero and thanks for listening.
Okay. For all of you fastidious followers and fanatical fans of all things FinTech, I have a fantastic show for you today. We’re going to sit down and talk with Toshio Taki, co-founder of Money Forward, about how the Japanese government is forcing the banking sector to allow startups to innovate.
Well, perhaps forcing is too strong a word, let’s just say that Japanese banks are being strongly encouraged to work with startups. Now, Toshio studied under Peter Thiel at Stanford before co-founding Money Forward which has become the leading personal finance app in Japan. He’s also an advisor to Japan’s financ
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Amazing show if you care about startups in Japan
One on one interviews with founders in English. Great insights that go way beyond Japan.
Date published: 2016-09-02