Japanese startup Standing Ovation received $1.1 million in its second round of funding to grow its app, XZ Closet, a social media platform for women's fashion.
Internet Penetration Rate37.8%
Japan, is an island nation in East Asia. Japan is a developed country and has the world’s third-largest economy by nominal GDP and the world’s fourth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. Japan ranks high in metrics of prosperity such as the Human Development Index, with the Japanese population enjoying the highest life expectancy of any country in the world and the third lowest infant mortality rate.
Country data primarily sourced from World Bank's Data Bank.
Quipper School allows teachers to manage classes, create and distribute assignments, and analyze each student’s performance digitally.
For Decoded Fashion’s first event in Asia, five startups will compete for a chance to demo their product or service at an Isetan department store.
Is a shift towards Japanese hardware startups happening? Hear from Takafumi Horie and Taiga Matsuyama at Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015
Catch the duo at our Tokyo conference as they discuss the promising next generation of Japanese hardware.
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Five Kansai area startups pitched for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to our main event in September.
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Transcosmos formed a new subsidiary in Thailand where it will transfer all assets of MetroDeal Holdings.
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Hi Tech in Asia, I’m Akiko Naka, founder and CEO of Wantedly, the largest business social networking service in Japan. Wantedly started as a social recruiting s...
Come watch five local startups duke it out in a pitching contest for a chance to win transport, accommodation, and a startup booth at Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015.
Functional prosthetics are rarely used and can cost upwards of US$10,000. Exiii's bionic arm can be printed at home and assembled for US$300.
Tech in Asia brings the biggest names in tech to our Tokyo conference on September 8 & 9. Metap’s Katsuaki Sato and Stellar’s Jed McCaleb are in the lineup.
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Startups invested by Monk's Hill Ventures will soon get a boost when expanding into Japan.