Tokyo FinTech

一般社団法人 (General Incorporated Association) Tokyo FinTech is registered as a non-profit organization in Japan, promoting the domestic ecosystem through innovation

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Norbert Gehrke

Passionate about strategy & innovation in Japan. Connector of people & ideas.

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The convergence of Payments, Rewards & Geolocation

The Tokyo FinTech Podcast had the opportunity to discuss the future of payments, in particular the convergence of payments, rewards and…

What do Tokyo residents need (2019 edition)?

For the second time, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is offering the “Tokyo Financial Awards” to companies that address weaknesses in…

WeBank, Chinese neobank unicorn

Tencent’s WeBank (微众银行) became China’s first digital bank in December 2014 upon receiving its banking license. Regulations cap Tencent’s…

Japan FSA: IT Governance in Financial Institutions

As announced in June 2018, Japan’s financial services regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), is migrating from a rules-based…

Finolab incorporated, Makoto Shibata appointed as Managing Director

FINOLAB, Japan’s first FinTech ecosystem, which had been running as a joint project between Mitsubishi Real Estate and Dentsu…

Taiga Sawamura, CEO of Emerada & Open Banking Champion

Taiga Sawamura, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Emerada, shared his personal journey from investment banking at Nomura and Goldman…

Japanese Staked Technologies receives Web3 Foundation Grant

Following in the footsteps of fellow Japanese blockchain company Soramitsu, who received a Web3 Foundation Team grant for the development…

233 German FinTech startups failed

In a first-of-its-kind study, the German practice of global consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has analyzed the failure of…

Has LINE bottomed?

LINE has under-performed the Nikkei 225 by about 30 percent year-to-date, having been level as recently as late February. Given the well…

Singapore’s Digital Banking licenses

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the financial services regulator, announced on June 28 that it would start accepting…

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