Posted by J.T. Quigley

Saito Bros

How the crazy talented Saito brothers are giving back to Japan’s startup scene (#StartupAsia preview)

Daniel and William Saito, venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs, will speak at Startup Asia T...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 8:23 pm
EventRegist Hirayama

EventRegist’s founder didn’t let a successful career stop him from starting up

EventRegist - co-founded by former Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google employees - is a one-stop-shop for e...

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  • August 28, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm

This Japanese politician is crowdfunding a personal trip to the US to study Bitcoin

To avoid spending taxpayer money, Mineyuki Fukuda is using domestic crowdfunding platform ShootingSt...

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  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
Exilim EX-FR10

Casio’s new camera is a GoPro for selfie lovers

The Exilim FR10 is a splash, dust, and shock-proof action camera that was designed with selfie-lovin...

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  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm

GungHo and Gumi extend their reach – to opposite sides of the globe

The companies behind Puzzle and Dragons and Brave Frontier are looking to attract ...

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  • August 22, 2014
  • at 5:14 pm

Terra Motors wants to help Iran curb air pollution with ebikes

Japanese electric two and three-wheeler startup pushes into West Asia with distribution partnership ...

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm

Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

Gender equality continues to be a point of contention in Japan, where only seven percent of women ma...

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  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm

Here’s what Docomo and KDDI are doing to promote startups in Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Japan's top two wireless carriers have venture capital arms, big funds, and incubators to give Asian...

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  • August 14, 2014
  • at 7:42 pm

With over 700 classes, LessonsGoWhere sets its sights on Singapore’s online-to-offline education market

Edutech startups across the globe allow us to take virtual lessons online, but LessonsGoWhere brings...

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  • August 13, 2014
  • at 5:36 pm
classdo-thumb

Master anything from songwriting to Swahili with ClassDo – now in more than 100 countries

The platform's all-in-one interface offers a collaborative whiteboard, video, and text chat - withou...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • August 11, 2014
  • at 9:17 pm

After US expansion, Japanese business card management service Sansan enters Singapore

Following a warm reception in the US, Sansan turns its gaze toward the lucrative ASEAN market.

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  • August 8, 2014
  • at 7:00 am

Crowdfunding in Japan: Flashy glasses, a stealth tablet, and a ruler for guessing when your pet will die

Feeling generous? Here are six more quirky projects, currently crowdfunding in Japan.

By J.T. Quigley

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  • August 6, 2014
  • at 4:27 pm

This university dropout turned down Japan’s top tech firms to follow his own entrepreneurial path

Infoteria founder and CEO Pina Hirano is the nail that stuck out - but refused to get hammered down.

By J.T. Quigley

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  • August 5, 2014
  • at 9:12 pm

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...

By J.T. Quigley

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  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:15 pm
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