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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...
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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...

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...