Japan’s IoT-optimized cellular operator Soracom raises $22M series B for global...

Japan’s Soracom, which offers mobile data communication over its platform, announced today the raising of $2.4 billion yen (about $22 million) in a series B...

Japan’s Sorabito gets $4.7M to enhance global marketplace of used heavy...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sorabito, the company behind the global marketplace for used construction machinery from Japan, has fundraised about 500 million...

Startup Grind Tokyo finds new venue, looks to become more international

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Startup Grind Tokyo, currently the...

Japan’s social recruiting startup Wantedly unveils portfolio platform to attract creators

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wantedly, the Japanese startup offering a social recruiting platform under the same name to connect startups with their...

Tokyo-based Cluster secures $460K funding to develop VR platform for meet-ups

Cluster, the Japanese startup behind a virtual reality(VR)-based event and environment platform under the same name, announced on Tuesday that it has fundraised 50...

If Conference 2016 in NYC connects Japan, US tech scenes

This article is a contribution from New York-based journalist / translator Kasumi Abe. The Bridge reformatted and reproduced the article submitted to Nulab Blog,...

Japanese newspaper giant Asahi Shimbun buys ‘owned media’ marketing startup Somewrite

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. The Asahi Shimbun, a leading national newspaper publisher in Japan, announced on Thursday that...