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Japanese fashion commerce site Zozotown begins same day delivery service

Start Today, the Japanese company that operates internet fashion commerce site Zozotown, announced today that it will be able to handle same-day deliveries for...

Japan’s language learning site Best Teacher raises $530,000 from GMO-VP and SMBC-VC

Best Teacher, a Tokyo-based startup providing online language learning solutions, announced today it has raised 51.1 million yen (approximately $530,000) from GMO Venture Partners...
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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...

Japanese social restaurant finder app Retty teams up with major portals on booking deal

Retty, a Tokyo-based startup providing social restaurant recommendations, has announced a partnership with three Japanese major restaurant guides and reservation sites: restaurant.ikyu.com (operated by...

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...

Fashion commerce is heating up in Japan

Fashion commerce is a fast-growing industry in Japan, a 104 billion yen market (over a billion dollars) according to the nation's Ministry of Economy....

Japanese travel startup Trippiece launches English version and a Singapore subsidiary

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based travel startup Trippiece announced today that it has launched an English version to assist international travelers visiting Japan....

Japanese e-commerce startup Monoco raises funds from KDDI and Global Brain

Tokyo-based startup Monoco announced today it has raised funds from Japan's second largest telco KDDI and Japanese VC firm Global Brain. The specific amount...

Japanese fashion commerce giant Zozotown acquires DIY shop startup Stores.jp

Today Bracket, the company behind Stores.jp, announced that it has been acquired by Start Today. Start Today is, of course, the operator of Japanese...

Digital marketing consultancy Btrax opens a Tokyo office, announces upcoming pitch competition

San Francisco-based digital marketing consultancy Btrax held a party earlier this week to celebrate the launch of its Tokyo office. The office is located...