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Too early for check-in? No worry, Tokyo cafes offering ‘Airbnb of baggage storage’

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Ecbo launched their on-demand Ecbo Cloak service on Wednesday, aimed at travelers looking to find temporary storage...

Japan’s Studio Ousia unveils bot solution leveraging Quiz Bowl-winning technologies

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Studio Ousia revealed last week that it had completed an AI (artificial intelligence) inquiry response system using deep...

HRBrain, Japan’s answer to BetterWorks, gets seed round for business goals platform

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Mosquitone, providinga cloud-based personnel assessment and target management platform called HRBrain, announced on Wednesday that the securement of...

Japanese crowdfunding site Campfire secures $3M to launch social lending service

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Campfire, the Japanese crowdfunding site which was recently reported to expand into the social lending space, officially announced...

Japan’s Recruit shows off virtual reality startups from its Tech Lab Paak accelerator

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Recruit Holdings (TSE:6098) held last month a Demo Day for the 6th batch of its startup accelerator Tech...

Japan’s microbiome startup Cykinso gets $2.3M to launch gut health advice service

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cykinso, who develop and sell “Mykinso” or a test kit for intestinal flora, revealed that it has secured...

“Health, Wealth and Fame”… Nevertheless, You Need Health to Begin with!

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. As my late granny, a...

Japan’s PLENGoer Robotics unveils palm-sized cubic assistant robot at CES 2017

See the original story in Japanese. Osaka-based robotics startup PLEN Project established a joint venture named PLENGoer Robotics with Chinese home appliance manufacturer Goertek (SHE:002241) back...

Gatebox, holographic virtual assistant, launches pre-orders for geeks in Japan, US

See the original story in Japanese. A holographic virtual assistant created in Japan has been unveiled. It's called Gatebox, displaying 2D characters in hologram image...

From Monozukuri Hub Meetup: The Power of Storytelling

This is a guest post by Joey Ho Nihei, a volunteer supporter for Kyoto-based hardware startup accelerator Makers Boot Camp as well as a...