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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 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...

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...
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Japanese Google Glass challenger raises $5 million

See the original story in Japanese. Telepathy is a Japanese startup focused on developing wearable technology. The company is led by serial entrepreneur Takahito Iguchi,...

The announcement I wish Nintendo would make

This morning I stumbled across M.G. Siegler’s post on the death of Nintendo, which he says has been “greatly under-exaggerated.” Like Siegler, I’m a...
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Japanese premium outlet site Luxa raises $3.3 million from KDDI

Tokyo-based Luxa, the startup running a members-only discount e-commerce platform, has announced today that it has raised 330 million yen ($3.3 million) from KDDI...

Japan-based restaurant finder app Retty raises $3.2M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Retty, the startup behind the restaurant finder app of the same name, announced today that it has raised...
Goodpatch CEO Naofumi Tsuchiya

Japanese UX design firm Goodpatch raises $1M from Digital Garage

See the original story in Japanese. Goodpatch is a Tokyo-based startup focused on giving web companies a better user experience and user interface for their...

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