The investment gives Line access to a pipeline of young female stars.
Viber extended its lead over Line in the MAU race, while making investments to catch up in revenue as well.
Hiroki Kudo has been to the brink of bankruptcy and back. Now, his firm is looking to push its advantage into new services.
Metaps found early success helping companies monetize apps. Now, it’s becoming a force in online payments.
This Hokkaido entrepreneur wants to ensure that tourists can enjoy an authentic Japanese dining experience without getting lost in translation.
The pitch contest saw 10 companies with global aspirations from diverse industries. IoT, SaaS, fintech, med tech, and more were all represented.
What started as a student project seven years ago has become an HR company trusted by both students and mid-careers. With a new app and expansion to China, Leading Mark is striking a new path.
Designed by a former physicist and management consultant, Kamelio wants to bring users essential information sometimes hidden in the roar of mass media.
Everyone's Uber will share ride data with a local university and the Fukuoka City government in order to improve transportation infrastructure.
Netflix will arrive in the fall, but the Japanese market is not easy. Can it avoid the traps that doomed Hulu?
Base will release the service from the spring with the promise that it will offer competitive pricing compared to competitors.
Haukto is the only Japanese team participating in Google’s space challenge. Takeshi Hakamada leads the team, attacking the space industry from the outside.
Japan's news app war is starting to spill out globally. Why are startups leading the charge?
Gree lost $65 million in the latest quarter as the former mobile gaming heavyweight searches for a hit game and revenue outside of its core business.