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Skipping the middleman: Japanese startup goes to the source for high-quality shirts

The revival of “Made in Japan” products. That is the mission of online fashion commerce startup Factelier. Having launched back in October of 2012,...
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Japanese entertainment company partners with Line to promote its artists

Avex Entertainment Inc. , a music and video production company based in Tokyo, has announced a partnership with Line Corporation based around mobile content...
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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,...

Japanese mobile ad consultancy raises $1.6 million, plans global expansion

Tokyo-based startup and mobile ad consultancy AdInnovation announced this week that it has raised 160 million yen (about $1.6 million) from DBJ Capital, SMBC...
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Game of Dragons: How Japan’s GungHo is quietly winning in North America

I experimented with a lot of mobile games in 2013. But the one that I kept coming back to again and again was GungHo...

Japanese auction price comparison site Aucfan approved for IPO in April

Aucfan, a Tokyo-based startup featuring price comparisons and quotes for items from several auction sites, was approved to IPO on Friday and is expected...

Apple’s revenue growth in Japan driven by iPhone sales

Apple's Q2 2014 earnings are out, with the company reporting 26% revenue growth in Japan. It is very true that looking at Apple’s year-on-year...

Next-gen Japanese wheelchair startup, Whill, closes seed funding with a total of $1,750,000

See the original article in Japanese Whill is a Japanese startup that is currently developing a next-generation wheelchair. Earlier this week the startup unveiled...
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Drone helicopter sushi: London restaurant capitalizes on Japan’s futuristic reputation

We’ve previously written about how Japan has used technology to improve operations in sushi restaurants, for example, using iPads to take orders, or using...

Japanese shoe company asks: Which woman has the prettiest feet?

Locondo is a Japanese online shoes retailer that we have mentioned a few times before. It provides the same sort of experience you'll find...