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Japan in start-up mode


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  • Monday, 18 Sep 2017

Getting help: The Startup Cafe serves as the first stop for budding entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition. — ST

Getting help: The Startup Cafe serves as the first stop for budding entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition. — ST

DURING the 2008 financial crisis, Japan experienced a surge in the numbers of Internet cafe refugees who could not afford rent.

Their plight led Hiromitsu Kuwahara, 45, and Masahiro Takasaki, 32, to ponder: How can we help them, and the millions of impoverished workers around the world, get back on their feet?

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