Makoto is Managing Director of bistream GmbH. bistream is a dedicated, two-way German-Japanese startup business network and an innovation-through-talent bridge between Germany and Japan. The bistream network serves its member startups, corporations, investors and municipalities to find the most valuable cooperation partners on the other side of the bridge. Hands-on and with our feet on the ground, we push the growth of our member startups who enter the Japanese or the German market. bistream’s Startup Dojo provides progressive Japanese corporations a special talent growth program together with our selected startups and mentors of our network. Since June 2018, bistream is a partner of JETRO's Global Acceleration Hub program in Berlin.