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Boasting 270K+ clothing items, Japan’s fashion coordination app XZ has raised $1.2M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Standing Ovation, a startup that operates online fashion community XZ (pronounced as 'closet'), has fundraised 140 million yen...

Japan’s Fringe81 secures $3.5M, strengthening ad server solutions for mobile media sites

Tokyo-based ad tech startup Fringe81 announced on Friday that it has fundraised 420 million yen (about $3.53 million) from iStyle Capital, NTT Docomo Ventures,...

“Health, Wealth and Fame”… Nevertheless, You Need Health to Begin with!

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. As my late granny, a...

Miselu unveils music keyboard for iPad in Japan, followed by US in January 2015

See the original story in Japanese. Silicon Valley-based Miselu, a startup developing “connected” musical instruments, unveiled a wireless music keyboard product called the C.24 at...

AdAsia unveils ad network and management tool, enables programmatic buying for Asia

See the original story in Japanese. AdTech startup AdAsia Holdings (hereafter AdAsia), established in Singapore on April 7, has unveiled its service content. AdAsia has...
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How do you promote innovation within a company? [NES 2014 Panel]

This is a part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter as well at...

Japan’s digital marketing startup Showcase Gig fundraises from Loyalty Marketing

This is the abridged version of our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based digital marketing startup Showcase Gig, the startup behind ‘O:der’ (apparently pronounced ‘order’), announced...

Indonesia’s Touchten Games closes Series B funding from Japanese investors

Based on the original article in Japanese Touchten Games is a Jakarta-based game studio which raised Series B financing from Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures back in...

Japan’s MiddleField secures $2.2M to drive customer traffic to autoparts makers, shops

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MiddleField, operating the auto parts database website Garage, announced back in December that it had raised 250 million...
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Cena, Japan’s answer to OpenTable, hits half a million reservations

Japanese restaurant reservation website Cena (think Japan’s answer to OpenTable) has surpassed 500,000 total online reservations as of April 2nd. The service initially began...