Posted by J.T. Quigley

Ecommerce giant Rakuten extends point service to more than 13,000 brick-and-mortar stores

Rakuten has partnered with 12 retail companies, including convenience stores and department stores, ...

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  • October 1, 2014
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Shufti lands $5.75M to help Japanese housewives work from home

From data entry to audio transcription, Shufti allows housewives to earn additional income by comple...

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  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm

New Docomo fitness service connects with smart shirt to provide biometric data

Docomo takes the term "wearable" to new heights with nanofiber smart shirts that interact with a sui...

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 7:54 pm
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Japan’s largest telco announces child-tracking wearable, ‘Docotch’

Docotch can pinpoint a child's location with GPS and sensors and supports basic communication and pa...

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  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:02 pm

Facebook adds stickers to comments, but only if the post originated in Japan

Status updates made by users in Japan now support Pusheen, Meep, and other stickers in the comments.

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  • September 29, 2014
  • at 3:36 pm

Circuit board printing startup AgIC wins JapanNight VII pitch contest

Fourteen of Japan's most ambitious startups battled it out on stage for a chance to attend the final...

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  • September 28, 2014
  • at 7:47 am

After Mt. Gox collapse, these bankers want to build a safer Bitcoin exchange

Will Bitcoin's true believers accept a new kind of cryptocurrency exchange run by former finance exe...

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  • September 26, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm

Balancing atop balls, the Murata Cheerleaders roll into Japan’s robot spotlight (VIDEO)

Advanced sensing and communication technology could one day be used in self-driving cars or internet...

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:40 pm

This new compact camera wants to make selfie-loving ladies feel like runway models

Casio's new camera appeals to selfie addicts with a swiveling frame, screen, and lens coupled with a...

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  • September 25, 2014
  • at 11:06 am

Japan’s high-tech toilets are no laughing matter

Toto has the environment and the elderly in mind with toilets that redefine going to the bathroom.

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  • September 24, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm

Despite relatively small funding amounts, experts agree that Japan is on the cusp of a startup bubble

The CEOs of two hot young startups and the VCs that funded them unanimously agree that a bubble is f...

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  • September 8, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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EZTable wins Tech in Asia’s Startup Arena at #StartupAsia Tokyo 2014

Taiwan's EZTable gets the Startup Arena trophy for its restaurant reservation app.

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 5:27 pm
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Moneytree wants to help ‘appwardly mobile consumers’ wrangle their personal finances (#StartupAsia Arena)

Moneytree is already pre-installed on all of the iPhones in Apple Japan's retail stores - but will t...

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:54 pm
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Capy replaces Captcha gibberish with puzzles that any human can solve – but computers can’t (#StartupAsia Arena)

Capy took the stage at Startup Arena Tokyo to pitch its safer, easier version of Captcha.

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  • September 4, 2014
  • at 4:36 pm

Startup Arena alumni Studio Ousia lands $1M in new funding

The company behind Phroni, Linkify, and Linkplaza will use the new funds for deeper research into "e...

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  • September 3, 2014
  • at 1:51 pm

Highlights from day 1 morning sessions at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Here’s a recap of the first half of the first day of Tech in Asia’s inaugural event in ...

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  • September 3, 2014
  • at 12:18 pm

Rovio exec quits to help a Japanese music startup go global

Rovio’s top man in Japan gambles on new role at Beatrobo, a tiny hardware startup that hopes to re...

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  • September 1, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Uzabase lands extra $4.5M to speed up and simplify corporate data digging

Uzabase's SPEEDA database boasts 100 percent coverage of listed companies in Asia, plus info on roug...

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  • September 1, 2014
  • at 12:04 pm