Hitoshi Masuda

Keynotes: “Japan’s Growing Startup Ecosystem and Open Innovation” & “Why JAPAN now? – Trustable Global Partner!”
Tuesday May 14 | 5:10 PM – 5:30 PM

Hitoshi MASUDA is the general director of the Japan External Trade Organisation JETRO in Berlin. JETRO Berlin has initiated one of the 12 JETRO Global Acceleration Hubs here in Berlin. Besides others, we promote innovation to solve issues in our societies through bridging startups with grownups in Japan and worldwide. Japan and Germany work closely together under the keywords “Society 5.0” and the “Industrie 4.0”, which can actually be seen as the two sides of a flipping coin.