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Japan’s KLab partners with Kabam to better serve US and European users

Japanese mobile game developer KLab (TSE:3656) today announced that it has partnered with US-based Kabam to start publishing apps in the US and Europe...

Japan’s Felissimo sends a new cosplay costume to your door each month

In the past year or two, there’s been a lot of hype around the subscription commerce market, and the Japan market is no exception....

Language Cloud gets investment boost from CyberAgent Ventures

CyberAgent Ventures, the venture capital arm of CyberAgent (TSE:4751), has announced its investment in language education platform Language Cloud. The startup is a graduate...

Japanese translation startup Conyac raises $600,000

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Anydoor, the startup behind crowdsourced translation service Conyac, announced today that it has raised funding...
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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 online dating site Qrunch raises funds from Mitsubishi UFJ Capital

Tokyo-based startup Qrunch, the company behind online dating site MatchAlarm, announced today it has raised an unspecified amount of funds from Mitsubishi UFJ Capital....

Japanese crowdsourcing startup Lancers launches matchmaking platform for regional businesses

Tokyo-based Lancers operates one of Japan’s most popular crowdsourcing platforms. The company recently announced it has also launched a business matchmaking platform in closed...

Project Design Lab: Helping Tohoku’s reconstruction by crowdsourcing design

Two years have passed since the Tohoku earthquake hit Japan, and the region is still in the middle of reconstruction efforts. And just as...

Yahoo Japan acquires e-commerce portal provider Venture Republic

Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) announced recently that it has taken over leading Japanese e-commerce portal provider Venture Republic. Financial details were not disclosed. Since its launch...
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Amazon Japan launches new storefront to better serve women

Today Amazon Japan launched a storefront focused on females, dubbed ‘Amazon Woman’ (amazon.co.jp/woman), catering to women and mothers specifically. According to CNet Japan (Japanese),...

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