Barry Lustig
Aug 2, 2019

Q&A: Media's central role at the Cool Japan Fund

The fund's managing director, Ken Matsumoto, explains how he hopes supporting international content and media properties will also help make Japan more competitive.

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The Cool Japan Fund was initiated in 2013 by Japan’s powerful Ministry of Trade and Economy in the face of decreased domestic demand and the popularity of Japanese culture overseas, content, food, fashion, lifestyle and tourism. The fund focuses on supporting small and medium sized expand their businesses overseas while promoting Japanese culture. It does this by providing financing as well as practical assistance with building overseas operations and obtaining market access.

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