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The Bridge announces acquisition by PR Times

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

Makuake, Fukuoka City join forces to help startups expand into Japan via crowdfunding

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese major crowdfunding platform Makuake and Fukuoka, the western Japanese city known for having been designated as a special...

By selling IoT subsidiary, Cerevo wants to help Panasonic boost digital transformation

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese smart consumer electronics startup Cerevo announced on Monday that it has set up a subsidiary specialized in agile...

Japan’s Cyber Security Cloud is expanding cloud firewall solution into Southeast Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cyber Security Cloud (CSC), the Japanese startup behind a cloud-based web application firewall (WAF) called Shadankun (originally called...

Airporter, luggage delivery startup for Tokyo visitors, secures seed funding round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Airporter (previously known as Willer), the Japanese startup offering the same-day travel luggage delivery service to/from Tokyo airports...

Ascent Robotics raises $10.3M to accelerate AI development for autonomous driving

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ascent Robotics, the Japanese startup developing AI (Artificial Intelligence) training software for autonomous driving, announced on Monday that...

Japan’s Lips raises $5.2M to enhance word-of-mouth based cosmetics review app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Appbrew, the Japanese startup behind a community and word-of-mouth marketing app focused on cosmetic and beauty products called...

Japan’s Mercari forays into bike-sharing service with first launch in Fukuoka

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Souzoh operating the local community app Mercari Atte, a subsidiary of Japanese unicorn Mercari behind the c2c (consumer-to-consumer)...

Panasonic, Scrum Ventures announce BeeEdge joint venture to foster innovation

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Panasonic (TSE:6752) held a press...

Japanese social recruiting firm Wantedly sets up shop in Hong Kong, Germany

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wantedly (TSE:3991), a Japanese social recruiting company, announced today that it has established offices in Hong Kong and...