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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...

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,...

Japanese budgeting app Dr. Wallet raises $1 million

BearTail, the startup behind the cloud-based household accounting solution Dr. Wallet, announced today that it has raised $100 million yen (approximately $955,000) from three...
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Japanese deli delivery service officially launches after closed beta period

Back in December we told you about delivery service for Japanese deli foods called ‘Office Okan’, which at that time was kicking off in...
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Old meets new as Puzzle & Dragons collaboration adds Space Invaders characters

Last month we told you about GungHo Entertainment’s successful collaboration with Finnish game developer Supercell, an effort to cross-promote their respective games, Puzzle &...
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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...

Big data startup Hapyrus raises $925,000 from Japanese investors

Silicon Valley-based big data startup Hapyrus announced this week that it has raised $925,000 from several investors in Japan and the US. This follows...
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Japanese mobile video service NotTV hits a million paid subscribers

Back in April we mentioned that Japanese mobile video site NotTV had reached the 700,000 subscriber milestone, although at the time it had fallen...

Japanese corporate communication platform Talknote raises $2 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Talknote, the startup behind the corporate communication platform of the same name, announced today it has raised 200...

Japan’s Netprice.com invests in Turkey’s largest price comparison site Akakce.com

Japanese e-commerce and incubation company Netprice.com announced today that it has invested in Turkey's largest price comparison site Akakce.com, establishing a strategic partnership at...