Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui showcases five finalists from first ever FinTech hackathon

See the original story in Japanese. In October Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) held a demo-day for its first ever the Mirai Hackathon event. The...

Japan’s Seven Dreamers, developer of laundry-folding robot, secures $55 million

See the original story in Japanese. A product from Japan created quite the stir at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and CEATEC JAPAN in...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s 3rd incubation batch showcases emerging 10 finalists

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s business plan contest Tokyo Startup Gateway 2016 held its finale earlier this week. It's a contest style...

Japan’s crowdsourced app development service Sekai Lab gets $2.5M for further expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service Sekai Lab, announced on Friday that it has...

Tokyo International Industry Exhibition 2016 utilizes expanded convention center

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike attended...

In conversation with Acquia’s Dries Buytaert, inventor of Drupal

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fASUNnkzkxc?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. Acquia Labs' establishment was announced just last week, while Dries Buytaert, the man in the spotlight, visited Tokyo....

Japanese entrepreneur unveils vacation rentals service of luxury getaways in Asia

See the original story in Japanese. For a Japanese person in his 20s, it is not an exaggeration to say that Yusuke Obinata, a.k.a. Obi,...