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Meet Qrates, Japanese platform that helps artists crowdfund for vinyl record production

See the original story in Japanese. Today many music pieces and movie clips are distributed in digital form, and consumption methods of these content are...
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Japan’s next news app to sprout from Hatena Bookmarks this spring

Recently Japan’s Hatena, the operator of the online bookmarking service Hatena Bookmarks (think Delicious, but still relevant), began teasing a news app called Presso...

ST Booking gains $200K in seed funding to bring more students from Asia to...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- / Taipei-based ST Booking (previously known as Hakodate Ventures), the startup offering an education services marketplace under the...

Japanese quiz app BrainWars snags $2.8 million in funding from Line and others

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based TransLimit, the startup that develops social quiz app BrainWars, announced on Thursday that it has fundraised 300 million...

Japan’s Factelier starts global shipping, serving the world with quality apparel products

See the original story in Japanese.Kyushu-based fashion e-commerce website Factelier creates made-in-Japan quality apparel products by partnering directly with well-established Japanese factories. By eliminating the middlemen in fashion...

Japan’s Aperza, catalogue portal of industrial supply products, secures $5.3M in funding

Yokohama-based Aperza, running the Cluez online catalogue site and the Aperza price comparison site specifically focused on industrial supply products, announced on Monday that...
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Japanese romantic simulation chat app adds more characters, hits 1M downloads

A few weeks back we told you about an unusual chat app from Japan called Henshin Kudasai. Roughly translated as ‘Please text me back’,...

Japan’s Crevo raises $2.8M, aiming to help crowdsourced animators work smarter

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Crevo, the Japanese startup offering crowdsurced animation production platform, announced on Thursday that it has secured 310 million...

Japan’s Flect partners with Salesforce Ventures, looking ahead in IoT cloud business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Flect, a company providing a variety of cloud app integrations, unveiled in early November that they have secured...

Korea’s video ad production platform Shakr secures funding, plans Japan expansion

See the original story in Japanese. SV Frontier, a Japanese fund based in Silicon Valley focused on startups, announced today that it has invested in Shakr...