Origami, one of Japan's most-funded startups, is leveraging its successful online-to-offline shopping app to provide in-store payments.
Internet Penetration Rate 90.6%
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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.
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Allstocker, a heavy machinery ecommerce marketplace, has attracted US$832,000 in funding from GMO Venture Partners and angels.
Frustrated with the daily grind as a banker, Kazumasa Tomita left to build a financial news site. Less than three years later, it’s one of the biggest in Japan.
Line Creators Market now offers 170,000 sticker sets. Some of the most popular original characters will soon be featured on goods in brick-and-mortar stores.
JR West has prohibited the world’s most despised smartphone accessory at more than 1,000 of its train stations.
Tokyo-based startup Beatrobo made a splash at this year’s Tokyo Game Show with a playable demo for its plug-in physical game cartridges.
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A localized version of YouTube Gaming, the online video giant’s Twitch challenger, is coming to Japan soon.
Axelspace's GRUS satellites weigh less than 80 kilograms and will be used to monitor farms, disaster areas, and business activity.
Japanese startup Beatrobo is using its PlugAir technology to bring physical video game cartridges up to speed with the smartphone era.
Langrich, a one-on-one English tutoring service that uses teachers in the Philippines, has been acquired in a share-swap agreement.
Skyland Ventures and East Ventures welcomed startups and VC to the opening of their new space in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward.
Shenzhen is two times the size of Silicon Valley. It is the electronics capital of the world and more recently it is seeing a surge in startup activity, accordi...
Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, is disrupting Japan’s entrenched cram school industry with on-demand lessons on a student’s smartphone.
The Japanese startup makes it easier for students and tutors to work together.
Ray Grieselhuber and Matthew Romaine speak about their entrepreneurial journey so far.
Yukai Engineering’s Bocco robot offers a screen-free way for families to communicate. It could also become a hands-free controller for future smart homes.