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Nikkei Asian Review Joins Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 as Official Media Partner



Tokyo, June 5, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Tech In Asia has today announced its partnership with Nikkei Asian Review to become the Official Media Partner for Startup Asia Tokyo 2014. Nikkei Asian Review is the English-language online and print publication from Nikkei Inc., one of the largest media organizations in Asia.

To be held on September 3 and 4, 2014, at Shibuya Hikarie, Startup Asia Tokyo is a two-day conference focusing on the growing technology and startup industry across Asia. Startup Asia Tokyo serves as a bridge connecting the Japanese technology community with the rest of Asia. The conference is also held in Singapore and Jakarta annually.

Organized by Tech in Asia, a leading media company covering technology and startups in Asia, Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 has attracted many tech leaders as speakers across the globe, including:

- Taizo Son, CEO at Movida Japan
- Tomoko Namba, founder and board member at DeNA
- Yoshikazu Tanaka, founder and CEO at GREE
- Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator
- Haruhisa Okamura, founder and CEO at Adways
- Robert Laing and Matthew Romaine, co-founders at Gengo

As Official Media Partner, Nikkei Asian Review will provide publisher/journalists for interviews on stage at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014. The conference will be held in both Japanese and English. Interviews on stage, depending if one is conducted in English or Japanese, will be hosted by journalists from Tech in Asia and Nikkei respectively. Simultaneous translation will be available for both Japanese and international guests attending Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

"We're glad to be working with Tech in Asia. It is our first major step to uncover all the great tech and startup stories in Asia. Tech in Asia has done a great job reporting and connecting Asia's tech ecosystem and Nikkei will definitely like to play a part too," says Ken Koyanagi, publisher of the Nikkei Asian Review.

"Working with a big media corporation like Nikkei will certainly raise the profile of Asia's growing ecosystem," says Willis Wee, CEO and founder at Tech in Asia. "We look forward to this partnership with Nikkei because we believe it puts us one step closer to our goal. I'm glad NIKKEI is in-line with our mission."

As per Startup Asia tradition, other key highlights at the conference include the Arena startup pitch battle, Startup and Investor Speed Dating sessions, and Bootstrap Alley - a mega-exhibition that showcases over 100 startups from across Asia.

For Arena, up to 10 growth-stage startups from across Asia will be hand picked to compete for investments, media limelight, and glory. Previous Arena competitions have attracted thousands of applicants, and hundreds more are expected to apply for Arena battle in Tokyo. The submission cut-off date for Tokyo Arena is on August 8, 2014. Interested startups can find out more information here (http://startupasia.techinasia.com/tokyo2014/arena/).

Early bird discount tickets are now available for purchase. With the unique code <NIKKEI>, you can purchase Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 tickets with a 25 percent discount. For more information and updates on the event, please visit the official website (http://startupasia.techinasia.com/tokyo2014/). For corporations looking to become event sponsors, please email the Tech in Asia team at [email protected]. Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 is sponsored by Global Brain and Softlayer and with many more sponsors in the pipeline.

About Nikkei

Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database services, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events.

About Nikkei Asian Review

Nikkei Asian Review brings insights from Asia, from the inside out. As part of Nikkei, one of the Asia's largest business media groups, with a 138 year history and network of over 1,300 local and international reporters on the ground in 24 bureaus across Asia, Nikkei Asian Review provides credible, comprehensive pan-Asian reporting. We report the facts about what is happening in Asia and offer insights over opinions that dig deeper into the heart of a story. Without editorial or political bias, Nikkei Asian Review tells untold stories about Asia, from Asia. You can find Nikkei Asian Review online, on mobile and tablet devices and as a weekly print edition.

About Tech in Asia

Tech in Asia is an online technology news startup based in Asia, with team members all across the region. As a crew of journalists and bloggers with a passion for new ways of delivering news, we've bonded together under one goal - to create a great Asia-focused tech news site to tell the world about the wonderful things that are happening here. More about our mission, culture, and values can be found here. www.techinasia.com/culture/

About Startup Asia

Startup Asia is Tech in Asia's signature two-day conference organized for entrepreneurs, investors, media, and the startup community across Asia. Previous speakers include CEOs, founders, and leaders from Alibaba, KakaoTalk, Twitter, Airbnb, Tencent, DeNA, Google, Rocket Internet, GREE, Rakuten, Viber, Viki, and more. More resources:

- Photos: gallery link here http://imgur.com/a/fGl2Q?gallery#1
- Startup Asia Singapore 2013: video link here http://bit.ly/1nhKmvj
- Startup Asia Jakarta 2013: video link here. http://bit.ly/1rMXxta
- Infographics of past conferences:
-- Startup Asia Jakarta 2013 http://bit.ly/1odgYr4
-- Startup Asia Singapore 2013 http://bit.ly/1xa9yZR

For any enquiries, please kindly contact [email protected]

Media Inquiries:
Ginger Lin, Ry Sullivan
Edelman Japan
TEL: +81-3-5868-7711
EMAIL: [email protected], [email protected]

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

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