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Inside HAXLR8R, Shenzhen’s hardware startup incubator

See the original article in Japanese Located just adjacent to Hong Kong, Shenzhen China is known as global manufacturing center, with an abundance of electronics...
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Japan’s fashion coordination app Wear hits 2M downloads, aspires to be fashion infrastructure

Largely driven by heavy television promotion with a fun new commercial that began on March 19th, Wear (wear.jp), a fashion coordination app from Tokyo-based...
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Wearable technology and the new normal

Last week at the 2014 Wearable Tech Expo here in Tokyo, we had a chance to hear a brief talk from Cary Bran, the...
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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...

Line passes 400M users, but is there room to further innovate in mobile messaging?

Japan’s Line Corporation announced today that its total registered users for its Line messaging app have surpassed the 400 million mark. The company has...
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Amazon Japan launches new storefront to better serve women

Today Amazon Japan launched a storefront focused on females, dubbed ‘Amazon Woman’ (amazon.co.jp/woman), catering to women and mothers specifically. According to CNet Japan (Japanese),...
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Japanese app ‘YourGolf Online’ acquired by TV network

YourGolf Online is a Tokyo-based startup that provides a GPS-enabled golf logging app. Jupiter Golf Network, Japan’s only golf-focused TV network, announced today that...

Sega Networks invests in and partners with Japanese mobile app developer MyNet

Tokyo-based mobile game developer MyNet recently announced it has raised an undisclosed sum of investment from Japanese gaming giant Sega Networks. The two companies...
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Japanese entertainment company partners with Line to promote its artists

Avex Entertainment Inc. , a music and video production company based in Tokyo, has announced a partnership with Line Corporation based around mobile content...
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Japanese deli delivery service officially launches after closed beta period

Back in December we told you about delivery service for Japanese deli foods called ‘Office Okan’, which at that time was kicking off in...