The Chubu region, with Nagoya at its center, has never been known as a land of startups. Although the area is recognized as one of the nation's largest manufacturing hubs, few IT startups have been established and many students in the region tend to prefer joining big companies to becoming entrepreneurs.
In recent years, however, the region has seen an increasing number starting their own businesses or support other entrepreneurs, leading to the rise of a new community of startups with cutting-edge technology and products.
One of them is Kamejima Garage. It's located in a two-story coworking space for entrepreneurs that opened in March in Nagoya's Nakamura Ward, under a viaduct that supports the Tokaido Shinkansen line and other train lines near Nagoya Station.