The undisclosed funding follows piqued interest in Southeast Asian tech firms by Japanese investors.
Japan-based startup Cerevo hopes that the data its smart bindings' sensors collect will help new snowboarders pick up the sport faster.
The funds will go towards growing its presence in Southeast Asia, Japan, and Australia and New Zealand.
Line's entry into the on-demand taxi industry could be a big hit in Japan. But what does that mean for the rest of Asia?
More than a niche startup, AgIC makes it possible to print functional items, not just plastic objects.
Where's the money flowing for earlier stage startups? By narrowing down the playing field to A rounds, you can get an idea (hint: China and ecommerce).
Line says it will allocate the additional revenue to improving the Line Creator's Market experience.
The firm will be increasing its money per investment while targeting Internet of Things startups.
High valuation, more acquisitions, more investments, and Southeast Asia's first US$500 million exit?
Japan has plenty of unicorns – they just take a bit longer to gestate than their American cousins...
It should come as no surprise that some of Japan's smash hit games are also the most heavily advertised on television.
By creating this fund, it hopes to find “new sources of growth for Daum Kakao” and move away from its core messaging service.
Akira Morikawa, who oversaw Line's growth into an international messaging juggernaut, will pass the torch in March.
While the established tech giants continue to design most of the country’s hardware, this year saw several strong entries from domestic startups.
Line Music, a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment and Avex Digital, will focus on the Japanese market while MixRadio will appeal to a global audience.
Rival Freee may have grabbed some headlines, but MoneyForward is gaining some powerful friends.
Japan’s startup pitch contests are breaking the traditional mold. And that’s a good sign for the local ecosystem.
Japanese electric vehicle startup launches e-rickshaw with 100-kilometer range, to debut in India.
The Tokyo-based joint venture gives Japanese fashionistas access to more than 300 international boutiques stocking over 1,000 high-end clothing labels.
The gaming company is resurgent and capping it off with one of Japan's largest IPOs this year.
Earlier this year, GREE and KDDI announced a partnership to bring foreign games into the Japanese market. Here’s how you can be a part of it.
Forget dancing to the beat. This Intel RealSense-powered app allows you to make the beat through body movements and gestures.
After the 2011 disaster, Tomohiro Takei took his Ph.d and years of VC experience to work mentoring the region’s startups.
Goodpatch isn't the first to release a prototyping tool but it does hold DeNA, IDEO, and Yahoo Japan as clients.
While Line does caution that the full rollout could take up to one month, the company makes it very clear that Line Pay comes packaged with the latest version o...
High-end circuit board design software can cost millions of dollars. Quadcept is disrupting the industry with premium tools on a low-cost subscription plan.
The rumored investment is now confirmed and is even bigger than expected.
Hidetoyo Nakajima was on track to be a top salesman at Japan’s Keyence. Now his bootstrapped sales and consulting boutique is making deals with lightning sensor...
China's biggest game company has set up a new partnership to give it another window into Japan's mobile gaming market.
The second annual event at Keio University featured 10 startups from Japan and around the world, but pair of hometown heroes finished on top.