Japanese flea market app Maipple gets seed funding to boost user...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- / Taipei-based Maipple, the startup offering a fashion-focused flea market app in Taiwan under the same name, announced...

Japan’s Umami, restaurant guide app for foreign visitors, secures $466K seed...

Tokyo-based Umami, the Japanese company behind the restaurant mobile app for foreign visitors under the same name, announced last week that it had fundraised...

The Valley of Heart’s Delight

This guest post is authored by Mark Bivens. Mark is a Silicon Valley native and former entrepreneur, having started three companies before “turning to...

Japan’s Popcorn now allows foreign visitors to book last-minute deals for salons

See the original story in Japanese. Popcorn is a beauty salon-booking app for last-minute deals. The app offers discount deals up to 70% off for...

Japan’s Fuji TV, Gree join forces to boost virtual reality businesses

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Tokyo-based private broadcaster Fuji TV...

Japan’s Smaoku, auction site for authentic second-hand, now serves buyers in Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Zawatt, the Japanese startup behind an online auction site for brand name items called Smaoku, unveiled today its...

Japan’s hardware-focused incubator ABBALab launches $14 million startup fund

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s ABBALab, a startup incubator focusing on IoT (Internet of Things) or IoE (Internet of Everything) business, last week...

Taiwan’s SkyREC, analytics tool for real stores, wins Slush Asia 2016 pitch finals

See the original story in Japanese. Slush Asia took place on May 13th and 14th at the Makuhari Messe exhibition halls in Chiba. Among 60...