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SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024: Asia's Largest Sustainable Tech Showcase

Tokyo, Japan—Tokyo's month-long technology extravaganza, SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024, concluded. 

It drew over 610,000 attendees and featured the city's first public demonstration of a flying car.

The event, held across four venues in the Tokyo Bay Area, brought together 434 startups from 82 countries and territories, with 60% of exhibitors hailing from outside Japan.

"I was moved to see such an era had arrived," said one attendee, watching the electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle complete seven flights over four days.

The conference floor buzzed with activity as 40,206 business negotiations occurred, highlighting the event's role as a global innovation and investment nexus.

In a nod to sustainable urban development, leaders from 45 cities worldwide convened to discuss solutions to pressing urban issues. 

The resulting communiqué outlined collaborative efforts to leverage startup technologies in addressing city-specific challenges.

Fermenstation Co., Ltd. clinched the grand prize in the startup pitch contest, securing JPY 10 million for their circular economy approach using fermentation technologies to upcycle agricultural waste.

Despite its size and scope, the event focused on sustainability and future urban models, aligning with Tokyo's "Sustainable High City Tech" campaign.

As Asia's most significant event, SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 signals Japan's ambitions to position Tokyo as a global hub for technological innovation and sustainable urban development.