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Japanese referral recruitment platform Refcome secures $1.8 million funding round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Refcome, the Japanese startup behind a referral recruitment platform under the same name, announced earlier this month that...

Japan’s Base Food raises $880K seed funding to sell nutritionally complete pasta in US

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Base Food, developing a nutritionally complete food product capable of becoming a staple food named Base Pasta, in...

Dine, dating app that guarantees first dates, raises $1.3M from Japan’s marriage agency

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Mrk & Co, the Japanese startup behind mobile dating app Dine, announced earlier this month that it has...

Japan’s Meleap raises $2.6M to offer augmented reality-based sports experiences globally

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Meleap, the Japanese startup developing the Hado augmented reality(AR)-powerd sports game series and expanding a franchise of arcade...

Japan’s Hikakaku, purchase price comparison site for used items, raises $3.8M

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Jiraffe, operating the “Hikakaku!” purchase price comparison website for used items, on Thursday announced it had raised 400...

Triple W Japan, developer of DFree urination predictor, secures $4.4M pre-series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Triple W Japan, the startup which developed urination predictor device DFree, announced on Monday that it has raised...

Japan’s Kitchhike, Airbnb for home-cooked meals, gets $1.8M from Mistletoe, Mercari, others

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Kitchhike announced on Tuesday that it has raised a total of 200 million yen (about $1.8 million US)...

Japan’s Vook, knowledge base and portfolio showcase for videographers, raises $875K

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Adoir, the Japanese startup running online platforms for videographers called Vook, announced on Monday that it has secured...

Japan’s Agrimedia secures $2.2M to help more people get involved in agriculture

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Agrimedia announced in late October that it has fundraised 250 million yen (about $2.2 million US) from...

India’s solar irrigation startup Claro Energy places first in AEA competition finals

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. All the pictures used...