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These major Japanese banks want to give $30M to startups. But their plan could be misguided.

The money is great. But are the terms?

By David Corbin

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  • September 1, 2014
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Adways’ first global push stalled. Its second one is catching fire.

Japan’s Adways did not let a setback slow it down. Now it is in 11 countries.

By David Corbin

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  • September 1, 2014
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Discussion: Is it time for Japanese corporations to get involved in the startup scene? (#StartupAsia preview)

Where is Japan’s startup ecosystem heading? Find out here!

By David Corbin

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  • August 29, 2014
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Why BizReach, the job placement service for executives, is not slowing down

Japan’s traditionally placid job market is heating up and BizReach is ready for a new wave of job-...

By David Corbin

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  • August 28, 2014
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

By David Corbin

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  • August 27, 2014
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Masatoshi Kumagai saw the future and built a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs

GMO Internet Group is the Japan leader for online payments, web hosting, cloud storage, online secur...

By David Corbin

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  • August 27, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Is there a startup bubble brewing in Japan? (#StartupAsia preview)

Some of Tokyo’s top entrepreneurs and VCs come together for a dynamic debate.

By David Corbin

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  • August 26, 2014
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Curazy, Japan’s BuzzFeed is going viral. You won’t believe its exit plan.

After a 9gag clone showed promise, the team decided to become Japan’s BuzzFeed.

By David Corbin

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  • August 25, 2014
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Japanese market research startup gets $2.2 million in fresh funding

The funding shows VC interest in O20.

By David Corbin

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  • August 22, 2014
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The future of Gree as told by its founder and CEO (#StartupAsia preview)

The company’s future is cloudy but CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka is ready to light the way.

By David Corbin

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  • August 22, 2014
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Japan’s tech titans are doing the Ice Bucket Challenge too

Japan's tech elite are keeping the focus on charity.

By David Corbin

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  • August 21, 2014
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Tech in Asia teamed up with Deloitte for Morning Pitch in Tokyo. Here are the startups we met.

Morning Pitch is a weekly meeting of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate representatives organiz...

By David Corbin

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  • August 21, 2014
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$12M in sales for user-generated stickers on LINE

Sales for Line’s user-created stickers are showing healthy growth.

By David Corbin

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  • August 20, 2014
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Sekai Labs saves Japanese corporations from their lack of engineers

The firm acts as a gateway to Japanese speaking developers around Asia.

By David Corbin

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  • August 19, 2014
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Want a one-on-one conversation with Rakuten, Y Combinator, Microsoft Ventures and more? Join ‘Office Hours’ at #StartupAsia

Have a chat with international tech leaders at StartupAsia Tokyo, Sept 3 and 4.

By David Corbin

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  • August 18, 2014
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Gree admits failure with browser-based mobile gaming, shifts half of workforce to make native games for iOS and Android

In response to crashing revenue and net income, Gree is leaving browser games behind in favor of nat...

By David Corbin

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm

Japanese gaming giant Gree continues to diversify with launch of new babysitting app

In its ongoing search for new revenue, Gree turns to the childcare industry.

By David Corbin

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm

Born in Vietnam and raised in Y Combinator, Kimono wants to API-ify the entire Internet

Kimono puts the power of data analysis into the hands of anyone. No coding required.

By David Corbin

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:32 am