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Boasting over 200K Facebook likes, cosplay photo sharing platform secures funding

Ample, the Tokyo-based startup behind cosplay photo sharing platform of the same name, announced today that it has raised an undisclosed sum of funding...

Uniqlo now selling t-shirts featuring Line characters

If you’re starting to tire of seeing Line’s characters all over the place here in Japan, I have some bad news for you. Line...
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Japanese e-commerce site Magaseek branches into kids fashions

Japanese fashion commerce service Magaseek today unveiled a new Magaseek Kids service today. The company found that among a surveyed sample of their customers...
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How different countries motivate local entrepreneurs [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...
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Japan’s Cookpad boasts 20M app downloads, 40M monthly users

Cookpad, the operator of Japan’s leading recipe sharing website, announced today that downloads of its mobile apps (for iOS and Android) have surpassed 20...
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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...

Ben Silbermann talks about using Pinterest to showcase the best of Japan

This is a part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter as well at...
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Yelp launches in Japan, aspires to be household name by 2020 Olympics

This is a part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter as well at...
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Canadian game publisher Big Blue Bubble partners with SourceNext to sell Android titles in...

Japanese software vendor SourceNext recently announced that it would partner with Canadian game developer Big Blue Bubble Inc. to handle sales of the latter’s...

Japanese crowdsourcing startup Lancers launches matchmaking platform for regional businesses

Tokyo-based Lancers operates one of Japan’s most popular crowdsourcing platforms. The company recently announced it has also launched a business matchmaking platform in closed...