Posts Tagged: Japan



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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Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures goes big with new $50M fund for Asian startups

CyberAgent Ventures announces $50 million fund for seed and early stage funding.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 2:34 pm
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Softbank to invest $20 million in startups in the Philippines

Japanese telco Softbank will invest over $20 million in startups in the Philippines with the creation of a new fund.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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Japan’s number one social recruiting service receives more than $2 million from Global Brain

Social Recruiting, a Tokyo-based startup that claims to be Japan’s number one social recruiting service, received more than $2 million in...

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 6:12 pm
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Line now has 400 million registered users

Targeted ads are coming to Line

Line has announced a partnership with Salesforce that will give big-name clients the opportunity to push targeted ads to the service’s 450...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Japanese 3D printing service receives $2 million to boost its online creators’ marketplace

Japanese 3D printing service Kabuku has announced $2 million in series A funding led by CyberAgent Ventures.

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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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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Synclogue, a cloud-based app syncing service for Windows, launches in English

Synclogue, an app that allows Windows users to sync applications across multiple computers, is launching an English version of its service t...

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Japan to criminalize possession of child porn – but will exempt manga, anime, and video games

Japan remains one of the few developed countries in the world where possession of child pornography isn’t a punishable offense. That is ex...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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Docomo’s new gadget separates the SIM card from your mobile device, but why?

NTT Docomo, Japan’s largest wireless carrier, will show off a prototype of what the company is calling the world’s first SIM-based authe...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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WordPress hosting startup raises $3 million in seed funding

Dedicated Wordpress cloud hosting startup Sova raised about $3 million in seed funding.

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 3:48 pm
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Nikkei Asian Review and Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Team Tech in Asia is excited to have Nikkei Asian Review on board as our Official Media Partner at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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