Creating Real Connections


Our Story

Connecting communities and innovations

MajiConnection was founded after years of working in both Japanese and American business culture. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs turn their own ideas and visions into successful companies with networking guidance to help connect companies and investors to access those new ideas. As a results-driven organization, we are constantly looking for ambitious and visionary partners with the drive and flexibility to take their company to the next level.

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Our mission


For opportunities

To provide opportunities of innovations/disruptive solutions to both Japanese and Hawaii various business entities, even they are located somewhere hard to access to disruptive technologies.

To communities

To help rural communities to cultivate new business chances and create new customer’s demand/ value chains.


Takaho Iwasaki

Founder / CEO

After working at one of the biggest Japanese media companies, Fuji television network in Tokyo, Takaho Iwasaki decided to diversify her business skills internationally while getting her MBA at the University of Hawaii. After graduating, she established MajiConnection to help Japanese startups to expand their business to the U.S market through Hawaii's market and Hawaii's startup to connect Japanese investors and corporate partners to expand their business to Japan through her unique business connections in Japan. She is also a founder of "Island Innovation Demo Day" which is introducing Hawaii's startups specifically to Japanese investors, corporations, and the market. 


Past Event 

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Past Webinar: July 6th, 2021

HTDC & innovate Hawaii Webinar Series

Expansion Into Japan: Things To Consider

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Island Innovation Demo Day was held by us in April 16th , 2019. At this event, we brought entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate partners together from both Japan and Hawaii, enthusiastic about developing sustainability solutions. The selected startups that applied through the public application will have an opportunity to pitch in front of Japanese investors and corporate partners, expose their innovations and solutions to the next stages, such as finding opportunities, investors and corporate partners in the Japanese market.


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