Japanese blockchain startup Nayuta raises $1.3M round for “Lightning Network for...

See the original story in Japanese. Based in the western Japanese city of Fukuoka, Nayuta has been offering new technologies that combine IoT (Internet of...

SaaS Startups take center stage at Tokyo conference

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. A Venture Conference the Second,...

Neon launches unlimited nightclub-hopping pass for Tokyo visitors

Japanese startup 3.0 has been offering a subscription-based unlimited pass to nightclubs and discotheques in central Tokyo, called Neon. The company announced on Thursday...

Japan’s Sansan raises $38M from Toyota- and Sumitomo Mitsui-backed fund for Asia expansion

The Nikkei reported early this morning that Tokyo-based Sansan, the company that operates the business card-based CRM (customer relationship management) solutions, has secured 4.2...

Deep learning startup Preferred Networks raises $95M from Toyota for self-driving tech

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Preferred Networks (PFN), the Japanese startup offering deep learning technologies for Internet of Things (IoT), announced today that...

First-ever Startupbootcamp Fintech accelerator demo tour winds up in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. The Fintech Accelerator program run...

Xenoma’s E-skin, smart body-tracking outfit from Japan, launches Kickstarter campaign

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Xenoma, developing a smart apparel E-skin, recently announced that it would start sales targeting individual users. E-skin has...

Loftwork, Cafe Company and Panasonic set up collaboration site for startups in Shibuya

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. In view of Panasonic celebrating...