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Japan’s Recruit shows off virtual reality startups from its Tech Lab Paak accelerator

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Recruit Holdings (TSE:6098) held last month a Demo Day for the 6th batch of its startup accelerator Tech...

Japan’s microbiome startup Cykinso gets $2.3M to launch gut health advice service

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cykinso, who develop and sell “Mykinso” or a test kit for intestinal flora, revealed that it has secured...

Japan’s PLENGoer Robotics unveils palm-sized cubic assistant robot at CES 2017

See the original story in Japanese. Osaka-based robotics startup PLEN Project established a joint venture named PLENGoer Robotics with Chinese home appliance manufacturer Goertek (SHE:002241) back...

Gatebox, holographic virtual assistant, launches pre-orders for geeks in Japan, US

See the original story in Japanese. A holographic virtual assistant created in Japan has been unveiled. It's called Gatebox, displaying 2D characters in hologram image...

Japan’s language learning startup Polyglots secures series A funding from US investors

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Polyglots has been developing a English-language learning app for Japanese under the same name as well as Mondo,...

Japan’s Kyash secures $8.5 million series A round for Visa-enabled P2P payments app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Kyash, the startup focused on offering remittance and payments systems, announced on Wednesday that it has fundraised...

Japan’s WOVN, multilingual support platform for websites, secures $2.6M series B funding

See the original story in Japanese. Minimal Technologies, which provides a multilingual support platform for websites called WOVN.io, announced earlier this month that it has...

Japan’s Anglers secures six-digit figures to enhance fishing-focused community app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Angers, running a mobile app for Anglers under the same name, last week fundraised from 500 Startups Japan...

Japan’s Soracom launches SIM cards and services for IoT service operators in US

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Soracom announced on Wednesday that it will commence full-scale service development of its mobile communication / management platform...

Kurashiru, Japan’s answer to Tastemade, secures $4.5 million for global expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Dely, the video-centric culinary media startup offering Kurashiru, announced today that it has fundraised about 500 million yen...