Due to COVID-19 situation, the outlook for small- and medium-sized businesses -- the bedrock of the Japanese economy -- is especially grim. Amidst the turmoil, financial institutions work to support small businesses in need. Unique community-based credit unions -- working hand-in-hand with management -- are bringing new Signs of hope to companies struggling to weather the coronavirus storm.
Supporting local business owners
Startup incubation center
Business matching event
Online meeting to connect major buyers and local business owners