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Japanese social media promotion startup raises $1.5M

See the original story in Japanese. Interest marketing is a Tokyo-based startup focused on social media marketing for brands. The startup announced today that it...

Japan’s e-commerce service Locondo raises $6.3 million from Excite Japan and VC firms

See the original story in Japanese. Locondo is a shoes and fashion e-commerce service that says it allows consumers to ‘buy first and than choose.’...

Can this new Japanese app become the top online Otaku marketplace?

See the original article in Japanese Tokyo-based startup 7-bites has launched a new service called A2mato, a C2C flea market app focused on goods...
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See how paid newsletters are thriving in Japan

Newsletters are amazingly popular here in Japan. People tend to be less hesitant to pay for content when it’s delivered directly to their inbox....

Japanese crowdsourcing platform ‘Crowdworks’ raises $10.7 million

Tokyo-based Crowdworks, the startup behind the crowdsourcing platform of the same name, announced today it has raised 1.1 biillion yen ($10.7 million) from CyberAgent,...

How can big companies collaborate with startups?

See the original story in Japanese. This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Osaka 2013. Here in Japan we’ve recently seen several...
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Japan’s Tabelog has no problems feeding paid memberships to users

Japan’s Kakaku.com, the company that operates food review portal Tabelog, has announced that its premium membership (which costs 315 yen per month ) has...

Now with over 1M downloads, Japanese news app Gunosy launches ad network

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Gunosy, the startup behind the news curation app of the same name, announced today it will launch a...

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...

Japan’s Mediba scoops up ad tech startup for $10M

See the original story in Japanese. Japan's Nikkei reported earlier today that mobile ad company Mediba has taken over ScaleOut, a Tokyo-based ad tech startup....