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Japanese startup qualifies for global competition with real life analytics for retail stores

SeedStars World is an initiative touring 20 cities worldwide to discover high profile startups. Here in Japan, a local preliminary competition event took place...

KDDI Mugen Labo unveils 5 new incubated startups

KDDI Mugen Labo is the incubation arm of Japan’s second largest telco, KDDI. It recently unveiled five startups that qualified to participate in the...

Japanese women’s fashion media site 4meee acquired by Enigmo for $5 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Rocket Venture, the company behind women's fashion media site 4meee! (pronounced “for me”), will announce today that it...

Japan’s Uluru now targets fashion retailers, helps corralling customers with tablet app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Uluru is best known for its cloudsourced platform using housewives called Shufti. The company launched a tablet-based...

News curation app Gunosy buys Game8, Japan’s leading game strategy wiki guide

See the original story in Japanese. Here a new young entrepreneur has taken another step forward. Gunosy (TSE:6047), the Japanese company behind a news curation app...
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Moe the World: Add fun anime flavor to your mobile photos

As we head into the weekend, here’s a fun photo app from Higher Bridge Inc. called ‘Moe the World’. I’m not going to try...

Japan’s Dentsu Ventures invests in NYC-based automated content creation startup Agolo

See the original story in Japanese. Dentsu Ventures, a corporate venture capital of giant Japanese ad agency Dentsu (TSE:4324), announced today that it has invested...
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100tokyo: Mapping Tokyo’s cultural venues

As we head into a long weekend here in Tokyo, here’s a fun new website to give you some ideas about what to do...

Cheerz: New app that lets you ‘cheer’ J-pop idols aims for global expansion

This is the abridged version of our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based Fogg launched a mobile app called Cheerz for Android and iOS in early...

Check out this beautiful app from Japan to help you split your restaurant bill

See the original article in Japanese In Japan people will often split the bill when they eat out with friends....