Japan’s crypto exchange Coincheck gets hacked, loses $530M worth NEM tokens

At an emergency press briefing held on Friday midnight, Tokyo-based Coincheck -- one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan -- confirmed that they...

Japan’s Amegumi raises $183K to develop budget smartphone with minimal functions

See the original story in Japanese. Tokushima, Japan-based Amegumi announced on Wednesday that it has fundraised a total of 20 million yen (about $183K US)...

Japanese asset management startup Folio raises $63M in series A2, partners with Line

Tokyo-based Folio, the Japanese startup offering an online asset management platform, announced today that it has raised 7 billion yen (about $63 million US)...

Japan’s Boostnote secures funding to boost global expansion of GitHub alternative

This guest post is authored by Masanori Hashimoto, co-founder and CEO of Nulab, the Fukuoka-based startup behind SaaS (software as a service) platforms like...

Japan’s MiddleField secures $2.2M to drive customer traffic to autoparts makers, shops

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MiddleField, operating the auto parts database website Garage, announced back in December that it had raised 250 million...

Japan’s Jiraffe launches “honesty” app Peing – QuestionBox for global audience

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Jiraffe announced today that it had launched a so-called “honesty” app for 40 English-speaking markets. The app, dubbed...

Japanese hottest unicorn Mercari expands AI research with Sharp and academia leaders

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Mercari, providing the peer-to-peer marketplace app under the same name, announced in December that it has established Mercari...