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Japan’s Fuji TV Establishes $17 Million Startup Fund

Japan’s Nikkei 1 reports today that national TV network Fuji TV has founded a venture capital fund...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • January 24, 2013
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Japan’s Crowdworks Partners with Yahoo Japan, Expects Massive Traffic

Crowdworks, a Tokyo-based startup providing a crowdsourcing platform that matches engineers and desi...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • January 21, 2013
  • at 2:40 pm
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Singapore-based DropMyEmail Partners with GMO Cloud for Japan Expansion

DropMyEmail, a Singapore-based startup providing cloud solutions for website and email backup, has a...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • January 15, 2013
  • at 8:29 am
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Japan’s Mixi Acquires Tokyo-based Barter/Curation Site Developer Kamado

Tokyo-based startup Kamado Inc., which is running several web services including auction site Livlis...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • December 27, 2012
  • at 3:24 pm
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Japanese Startup Voyagin Connects You To Travel Experiences in Southeast Asia

Tokyo-based startup Entertainment Kick today launched a new web service called Voyagin, which allows...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • December 19, 2012
  • at 9:08 am

The Potential of Startup Communities in Asia

Japanese VC firm Global Brain held its annual startup-focused conference in Tokyo last week, the 6th...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • December 16, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Japan’s Nana Goes Global: Anyone on the Planet can Sing and Collaborate

Tokyo-based startup Nana Music has finally introduced a global version of its iPhone app. It allows ...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • November 9, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm

Japan’s Crowdworks Raises $3.75 Million, Poised for Further Asia Expansion

Crowdworks, a Tokyo-based startup providing a crowdsourcing platform that matches engineers and desi...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • October 31, 2012
  • at 9:00 am

Japan’s Vidssage is a Video Messaging App That Wants to Leave You Word-Less

Moso, a Tokyo-based startup that developed the online video effect app that wowed us at our Startup ...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • October 30, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Japanese Photographer’s iPhone Camera App is a Huge Hit Right After Launch

Recruit Media Lab, a research arm of Japan’s largest human resources and classified ad company...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • October 25, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm

Coiney: A Smartphone-based, Credit Card Payment Alternative for Japan

Japan’s first-ever smarphone-based credit card processing service Coiney has just launched tod...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • October 25, 2012
  • at 11:00 am

6 Great Ideas from Open Network Lab’s Demo Day in Tokyo

Open Network Lab is a Tokyo-based incubator backed by Joi Ito (the director for MIT’s Media La...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • October 18, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm

Japan’s Social Restaurant Finder ‘Retty’ Raises $1.2 Million, Starts Global Expansion

Japanese social gourmet site/ restaurant finder Retty just announced that it has raised a total of $...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • October 12, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Music Collaboration App Nana Releases Beta, Global Launch Coming Soon

Tokyo startup Nana Music has just introduced an iPhone app (currently only available in Japan) that ...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • August 21, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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FindJPN: A Marketplace for Foreign Visitors to Find Activities in Tokyo

As an organizing member of Tokyo’s local tech community, I often get contacted from foreign en...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • August 20, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Tokyo Startup Builds a Better Facebook App

Tokyo’s Wondershake is a startup best known for having developed a remarkable LBS smartphone a...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • August 5, 2012
  • at 3:41 pm

Tokyo-based Messaging App Dev Quan Fundraises from Netprice.com and East Ventures

Quan Inc., a Tokyo-based startup known for having introduced the smartphone messaging app Lounge, an...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • August 2, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm

Emotional Twitter Client ‘Feel On!’ Releases English-Supported Android App

‘Feel On!‘ was introduced as an iPhone app last year, and it allows you to see someone&#...

By Masaru Ikeda

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  • July 3, 2012
  • at 9:08 am