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NTT Docomo to acquire Japan’s largest medical database

Japanese mobile giant NTT Docomo and medical information provider Nihon Ultmarc have jointly announced that the telco would acquire a 77.5% stake of the...
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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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Japan’s Cookpad boasts 20M app downloads, 40M monthly users

Cookpad, the operator of Japan’s leading recipe sharing website, announced today that downloads of its mobile apps (for iOS and Android) have surpassed 20...
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Japanese startup raises $600K, gets you into hard-to-book restaurants

See the original story in Japanese. Pocket Concierge is a website that allows you to book popular restaurants, even if they are fully booked for...

Japanese online ticket startup EventRegist receives seed investment

EventRegist is a Tokyo-based startup providing an online ticket issuing and management system for organizers of events and meetups. The startup announced yesterday it...

Reaching out to women: Shiseido does it well

One of my favorite makeup and skincare brands is Shiseido. The cosmetics company has a 140 years of history, and is the number one...
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Japanese skills marketplace Coconala fundraises $1.5 million

See the original story in Japanese Coconala is a website where you can buy and sell knowledge, skills and, experience from users who are willing...

Yahoo Japan to launch online ticket sales service, poised to shake up $10B market

Japan’s Nikkei reports that Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) will launch an online ticket sales service that will allow users to join live events by presenting...

Japanese startup Logly raises $1.2M to grow its advertising and recommendation services

Tokyo-based Logly, a startup running an internet ad platform and recommendation service, announced yesterday that it has raised 120 million yen (approximately $1.15 million)...

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...