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Japan has its successful Unicorn. Next it needs its first Unicorpse.

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

Loopin’ for more — Upon attending “Startup Mantra” recitals in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Startups, Startups Everywhere Tokyo I daresay...

Coworking space WeWork makes headway in Japan, uses government-related activities

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. WeWork, the New York-born coworking...

AI medical startup Ubie gets estimated $2.7M from Osaka power company’s VC arm

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Ubie, providing AI (Artificial Intelligence)-driven medical services such as AI Monshin Ubie and Dr. Ubie, announced this month...

Japanese C2C marketplace app unicorn Mercari files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-headquartered Mercari announced on Monday that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been approved. The...

Japanese native ad platform startup Logly files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Logly, a startup running an internet ad platform and recommendation service, announced on Thursday that its IPO application...

Bangkok’s ad-wrapping startup Flare secures seed round from Japan’s KLab and Framgia

See the original story in Japanese. Bangkok-based Flare, offering an ad-wrapping service for car owners under the same name, announced today that it has secured...

“New Space” confab gathers in Tokyo to mull private sector activities

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Until recently, space industry around...

Meet top 4 startups with decentralized apps from d10e blockchain conference in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. d10e -- dubbed “The Leading...

The Bridge announces acquisition by PR Times

The Bridge announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by Tokyo-based PR Times (TSE:3922), the Japanese promotion agency focused on distributing press...