Crypto-currency and Blockchain: Future of Finance?

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Focusing on financial sector development,...

Attaining 20M+ monthly visitors, Retty, Japan’s answer to Yelp, gets $10.5M...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Retty, the Japanese startup behind the restaurant finder app of the same name, announced today that it has...

Japan’s handmade item marketplace Creema expands into Taiwan, Hong Kong

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Creema, the Japanese startup behind C2C (consumer-to-consumer) marketplace for handmade items under the same name, announced today that...

Japan’s mobile analytics startup Fuller gains $4 million to fuel global expansion

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Fuller, a Japanese startup focused...

This online concierge startup secures seed funding to better serve visitors to Japan

See the original story in Japanese. Fast Japan, an online chat concierge service for visitors to Japan, was established in November of 2015 and fully...

Meet Blincam, mini-camera mounted on glasses for enabling snapshots with eyeblinks

It has been a while since wearable devices began appearing on the general street scene. While smartwatches and fitness trackers have diffused to some...

Japan’s Veldt secures seed round funding to boost production of analogue smartwatches

See the original story in Japanese. As is well known, smart watch is one of the wearable devices gathering much public attention. Even in Japan,...