Nota Inc., the Kyoto-based startup behind cloud-powered screenshot app Gyazo, boasts more than 8.5 million monthly active users.
Jandi has raised nearly US$2 million, and is hoping to carve out a space for itself in this enterprise communication and chat market in Asia by focusing on loca...
The city of Osaka has laid the groundwork for a medical technology and startup hub, but can it stop the brain drain of talent to Tokyo?
The unexpected victory holds some lessons for startups in the region.
The Sun Microsystems co-founder spoke at a closed meeting with Itochu Technology Ventures executives and portfolio startup CEOs.
The crowdsourcing firm isn't the market leader but it will beat its rival to an IPO.
Internet Initiative Japan Inc (IIJ), one of Japan’s largest internet access and network solutions providers, announced this week that it had reached an agreemen...
Recent hires could help Gumi succeed where others have failed.
FamilyTies helps senior citizens feel closer to their busy children and grandchildren by focusing on subtlety over direct communication.
Infinity Venture Partners has reloaded its warchest for early stage companies.
Jspeak, a paid app that will be available for Android devices starting next Monday, seeks to ease the language barrier for tourists visiting Japan.
Viber has a large user base to defend against Line’s new host of services.
Spike started out as a side-business for Metaps and is now starting to come into its own.
The paid expenses feature allows users to organize claims and download them from the cloud as CSV or Excel files.
Mitsubishi has helped lead LinkedIn, Box, and Pinterest through their expansions into Japan.
VideoSelfie, built on video messaging app Unda, hopes to attract users from around the globe by combining a social video community with editing tools.
Japan's barriers to entry should not stop you from diving into Asia's best expansion market.
While the company is looking to open offices in South Korea and China next, it’s more concerned about getting a jump on the competition in Japan for now.
Project Ara, which is reimagining smartphones, is coming to Singapore via a developer conference.
Line’s revenues continues to soar in Q3. The messaging app raked in JPY 23 billion (US$211 million).
Top Japanese companies pour billions into R&D. Find out why they give Gen Isayama some of that wealth.
Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono says he trusts the Street Fighter Puzzle Spirits development team will not create a Puzzle & Dragons clone.
This time around, simple proved to be best, with a cloud-powered screenshot app besting two solid hardware pitches.
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Btrax has become a trusted name in market expansion over the past ten years.
Hidetoshi Nagata, head of global listings at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, will be coming to Tech in Asia's Meetups in Singapore on November 6 and Hong Kong on Nove...
The SmartNews founders and chief journalist talk about the company’s past and future.
Despite having a market cap that pales in comparison to Amazon and Alibaba, Rakuten is intent on becoming a global ecommerce player.
Gree is working hard at remaking its fortunes in the smartphone age. The industry giant today announced a new mobile game publishing partnership with KDDI Corpo...
Apple sees disappointing drops in revenue from greater China, its third largest geographic segment.