Kickstarter has officially opened its doors to Japanese creators. That means we’ll be seeing a whole new range of products influenced by Japanese culture!
All that’s needed to apply is a Japanese bank account and identification. The Kickstarter site and mobile apps have also been overhauled with new language support. There’s also customer support and project review in Japanese. This is the true, full Kickstarter experience, now available to Japanese creators.
Artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians, designers, and creators of all types can now launch projects and find support from Kickstarter’s global community of backers.
Japanese culture embodies a spirit of creativity and a tradition of innovation — characteristics that run deep within Kickstarter, too. Since our launch eight years ago, more than 300 creators in Japan have worked with collaborators in other countries to run Kickstarter projects, including a documentary about sake production, an action platformer from a legendary video game designer, and a toy robot that connects family members through voice messages. In the same time frame, nearly 100,000 backers from Japan have supported Kickstarter projects from all of our creative categories and from all over the world. Today we’re honored to build on this strong foundation by officially welcoming all creators from to Japan to join our community.
Happy to see Kickstarter evolve to include more creators from more parts of the world?