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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...

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...