Posts Tagged: tokyo


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Wary of regulatory hurdles, Uber is registered as a travel agency in Japan

Tak Shiohama, president of Uber Japan, led a well-attended talk at the 9th Samurai Venture Summit this past weekend. At the event, organized...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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From salaryman to entrepreneur: the man who made it easier to print stuff in Japan

“Why can’t small printing companies get printing orders in a more efficient manner?” Matsumoto, founder of Raksul.com thought.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Mespo, a Google Analytics for retailers, bridges merchants and customers in Japan

Meet Mespo, an in-store customer relations service by Tokyo-based Hyper8 that’s essentially like a Google Analytics for retailers.

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 10:32 am
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Why this startup is better off in Tokyo than in Silicon Valley

The story of Gengo’s Robert Laing and Matthew Romaine is a source of inspiration for many gaijin (foreigners) building a tech startup in J...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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With 8,000 designs in its portfolio, Japanese home design marketplace raises $1.2 million

Japanese home design marketplace Suvaco announced (PDF) over the weekend it raised about US$1.18 million from Fuji Startup Ventures and Mo...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 11:51 am
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Mt Gox alleges theft and hacking in Bitcoin heist, considers re-starting trading

Mt Gox alleges theft and hacking in huge Bitcoin heist, considers re-starting trading

After filing for bankruptcy protection at the end of last week, the embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has posted a statement to its site ex...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 5:57 pm
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Brave Frontier developer Gumi gets second investment in 2 months for regional expansion

Less than two months after closing a $19 million funding round, Tokyo-based mobile game developer Gumi has just accepted an undisclosed su...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city

Aiming to usurp Uber, Blacklane arrives in 18th Asian city with Tokyo roll-out

While tech blogs are swooning over Uber and everything it does, there’s another app-connected limo service out there that’s actually pus...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 2:01 pm
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Japanese Prime Minister takes a cruise in autonomous cars on streets of Tokyo, and yes, it’s like a sci-fi movie

Ahead of this month’s Tokyo motor show, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tested self-driving cars from Toyota, Honda, and Nissan on...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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This Japanese startup handles over 1 trillion bid requests every month

Geniee is a real-time bidding (RTB) ad network startup that serves up to 20 to 30 billion impressions per month.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Jerry Yang: Urgency drives innovation

“It’s a great time to be an entrepreneur,” says Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo, at the New Economy Summit (NES) held in Tokyo, Japan ...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 10:26 am
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With a little imagination, this wearable device can turn your broom into a samurai sword.

Tokyo-based startup Moff is building a piece of wearable tech that lets kids play using their creativity and imagination.

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 3:38 pm
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First ever Startup Weekend Tokyo for Women yields one very cool winner

While many Japanese ladies enjoyed White Day – a counterpart to Valentine’s Day – last Friday, a number of Japanese women eage...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 9:59 am
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Japan rules on bitcoin, says it’s not a currency

Prompted by the turmoil surrounding the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, Japan’s government has finally spoken out on the crypto-...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 2:34 pm
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Bitcoin in the shitter

Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange ends week of turmoil, files for bankruptcy

Exactly one week after shutting down under mysterious circumstances, causing a huge drop in Bitcoin prices, the Tokyo-based Mt. Gox Bitcoin ...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 7:27 pm
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Japanese couples’ social network Pairy raises almost $1 million in first funding since launch

Pairy, a social network app for couples made by Tokyo-based Timers, announced today it raised JPY 100 million ($970,000) in its first ever ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 5:38 pm
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Uber launches in Tokyo

App-connected limo service Uber glides into Tokyo

Here comes Uber, rolling into its seventh city in Asia. Today, US-based Uber has launched tentatively in Tokyo. The app-connected limo servi...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 4:03 pm
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GungHo’s CEO Kazuki Morishita talks Puzzle and Dragons at Tokyo Game Show

This article is part of our coverage of TGS 2013. Be sure to keep an eye out for our new gaming-focused site, Games in Asia, coming soon. Ja...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 12:21 pm
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