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...

Japanese flea market app Fril to be acquired by Rakuten: Nikkei

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Fablic, the Japanese startup behind flea market app Fril, will be acquired by Rakuten for several billion yen...

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...

Japan’s social news aggregator for press Spectee announces Asian, US expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Spectee, the startup behind the artificial intelligence(AI)-powered platform offering news materials based on social media analytics, announced today...