NPO supported by JP Morgan promoting Japanese SME activities in Indonesia

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Technological innovations are taking place...

Japan’s SmartDrive unveils DriveOps to help optimize work efficiency with automobile...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based SmartDrive, providing connected-car related services, this week announced the official launch of DriveOps which enables safe driving support...

Japan’s cloud-based personnel management tool SmartHR secures $5M from WiL, others

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based Kufu, the company behind cloud-based personnel management platform SmartHR, announced today that it...

Japan’s LeapMind snags $3.4M to encourage deep learning use for IoT and robotics

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based LeapMind, providing business solutions with deep learning technologies for enterprise users, has secured a total of 340 million...

Japan’s Space Market, on-demand venue rental marketplace, secures $4 million

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based Space Market, offering a marketplace of unused or idle venues for on-demand rental...

Mitsubishi UFJ showcases five prominent startups from its first FinTech accelerator batch

See the original story in Japanese. Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ held a Demo Day for MUFG FinTech accelerator in Tokyo early this month. Though it...

Withfluence sets up influencer management platform to ease regional marketing in Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Withfluence officially launched an influencer marketing management platform geared toward the Asian market under the same name on...