Posts Tagged: Japan


BIZMO II

Terra Motors’ new $4,000 electric motorcycle can deliver a pizza from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji on a single charge

The Tokyo-based EV startup will start selling a commercial motorcycle tomorrow, dubbed the BIZMO II, with a 150-kilometer range and 30kg loa...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 5:27 pm
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Pedalforge front

Guitarists can play with pedals before buying them with the help of this Japanese startup

PedalForge is a site for musicians to virtually test guitar pedals that also recommends the best price for buying them new or used.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 9:22 pm
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React Messenger, the selfie messaging app, takes off in Indonesia

React Messenger has really taken off in Asia. The LA-based startup is today rolling out React Messenger (which is iOS-only) in a new market ...

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 4:57 pm
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Line Bangkok Office

Line’s DIY sticker store now goes live in the US, UK, and 7 more countries

Early last month popular Japanese messaging app Line officially opened up its Creators Market in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia, let...

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
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DeNA and Incubate Fund lead $500,000 investment into neighborhood crowdsourcing site

DeNA and Incubate Fund lead US$51 million investment into neighborhood crowdsourcing site, Any+Times.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 7:02 pm
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Whill, an anti-wheelchair that’d make Professor X jealous, debuts on Kickstarter

Despite raising $1.75 million, Whill launched a Kickstarter campaign to generate buzz for its personal mobility device in the US.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 9:14 pm
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Google’s new Boat Trekkers will capture images of recovery from Japan’s tsunami-ravaged coastline

Google Japan’s “Street View from the sea" project aims to document the coastal areas hit hardest by the country’s March 11, 2011 earth...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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5 tips to avoid or bounce back from entrepreneurial failure

Entrepreneurs give advice on how to overcome or avoid failure as a startup.

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 5:49 pm
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Japanese gaming giant GREE announces new hotel booking service

GREE (TYO: 3632), the Japanese internet services company best known for its games, revealed a new hotel booking service today. Known as Toni...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn: “No one should tell you what your vision is about.”

Rakuten just launched a $100M fund for startups. Here’s why the company is more than just “Japan’s Amazon”

As Alibaba prepares for its IPO and Tencent aggressively pushes its WeChat messenger all over the world, it’s easy for folks in the we...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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This Japanese startup has 14 million reasons why the business card isn’t dead

Sansan isn’t attempting to replace the business card - it is simply bringing the 400-year-old paper rectangles up to speed with our digita...

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Japanese startup receives $5M to increase Twitcasting in the US and Brazil

Twitcasting now has 6.5 million global users - but only 20 percent are outside of Asia.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Is this Japan-India collaboration the strongest Twitter tracking service?

Unfollowers, created by brothers Tushar and Rishabh Mahajan has become a very popular service for tracking Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram ...

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Japanese office supply giant introduces business card scanners for individuals and companies

King Jim announced two new business card scanners that promise to organize and store contacts in an easily searchable manner.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 3:53 pm
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Japanese news app Gunosy lands second $12M investment from KDDI in just 4 months

KDDI is betting on the success of news curation app Gunosy after leading a second $12 million round of funding in just four months.

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Are the savings habits of Japanese corporations creating opportunities for foreign investors?

The prudent saving habits of Japanese corporations are complicating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to revitalize the country’s economy....

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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This startup could be a lifesaver when you’re seeking credible statistics

Type a search term and Graph instantly generates - you guessed it - a graph with selectable timeframes and parameters.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 10:44 pm
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After almost pitching for the MLB, this entrepreneur founded Japan’s biggest amateur baseball league

Gigathlete CEO Shingo Ogaki went from pitching in the US Minor League to founding a sports-based startup in his native Japan.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 10:38 pm
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