Posted by J.T. Quigley

This Japanese doctor hung up his lab coat and founded a medical animation startup

Sciement provides medical animation to clients ranging from hospitals to pharmaceutical companies so...

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  • July 31, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm

This new Japanese billionaire wants to nurture the domestic startup ecosystem (#StartupAsia preview)

Puzzles & Dragons developer Gungho chairman and Movida Japan CEO Taizo Son will speak at Startup Asi...

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  • July 30, 2014
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Fukuoka Takashima interview

Japan’s most startup-focused mayor wants to turn his city into an entrepreneurial hub

Unless you live in Japan, finding Fukuoka on a map might be difficult. But the city's mayor wants to...

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  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
SUA speed dating

Is your startup fund-worthy? Find out at Startup Investor Speed Dating (#StartupAsia preview)

Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 will once again feature an Investor Speed Dating area where founders can pit...

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  • July 29, 2014
  • at 11:57 am

Another clever Japanese invention: Splash-proof soy sauce ‘foam’ is now on Kickstarter

With global ambitions, Kyoto Soy Foam skipped on Japanese crowdfunding sites and opted for a Kicksta...

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  • July 29, 2014
  • at 11:18 am

After first product failed to go global, BuzzElement turns to Malaysia’s shopping malls

What’s a startup to do after failing to take over the world with an ultra-global social network? I...

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  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm

A digital frame that displays custom fine art is killing it on Kickstarter

Framed is more than a high-end digital art frame - it’s the vehicle for an online digital artwork ...

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  • July 23, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm

Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hon...

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  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
southeast asia

Silicon Valley’s DFJ Global Network adds $20M fund for Southeast Asian investments

DFJ zeroes in on Southeast Asia with the entry of Wavemaker Pacific, a $20 million early-stage fund.

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  • July 17, 2014
  • at 9:36 pm

Japanese-American entrepreneur William Saito: I only bet on those who have failed

William Saito discusses the state of Japan’s startup ecosystem, what’s holding it back, and how ...

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  • July 16, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm

SoftBank CEO: robots can reverse Japan’s economic decline

Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of Japanese telco SoftBank, shared his revolutionary ideas about ...

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  • July 15, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm

Japan’s wacky censors: scanning your vagina and turning it into a 3D printer data file is illegal

A Japanese artist was arrested in Tokyo for distributing 3D printer data that could be used to print...

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  • July 15, 2014
  • at 10:53 am

Personal finance app Moneytree adds point card tracking

Japan-based Moneytree will add point tracking support to its personal finance app, alerting users be...

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  • July 13, 2014
  • at 9:15 am

This bootstrapped Japanese startup is proof that you don’t need to be in Tokyo to go global

Nulab, a collaborative software startup from Fukuoka, went global without traditional marketing or i...

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  • July 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am

Crowdfunding in Japan: waterproof coating, stackable circuit boards, and ‘good smelling balls’

Tech in Asia rounded up six Japanese crowdfunding projects, ranging from interesting to absurd, with...

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  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:42 am

Are there J-pop lovers on the moon? Astroscale is going to find out

Astroscale and Pocari Sweat's Lunar Dream Capsule will also be carrying an exclusive J-pop song to t...

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  • July 4, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm

Gumi raises $50M, partners with Sega Networks in next step toward digital entertainment domination

Tokyo-based mobile game developer Gumi today secured a JPY5 billion fundraising round led by Silicon...

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  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm

After conquering Japan, Facebook dating service Pairs sets its sights on the rest of Asia

Tokyo-based startup Eureka announced today that its Facebook-connected dating service Pairs has acqu...

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  • July 3, 2014
  • at 5:07 pm