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In Japan, some seniors turn to crowdsourcing job platforms for work

See the original story in Japanese. How many years can a human adult keep working? The concept of a lifetime employment system or retirement at...
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Japanese receipt recording app ‘ReceReco’ hits 1M downloads in first 145 days

Back in mid-May we noted that Japanese receipt recording app ReceReco had broken through its first year target of 500,000 downloads, just three and...

DeNA may have cut back operations on its Comm messaging app [Report]

See the original story in Japanese. Nikkei Business reported today that DeNA has cut back operations for its Comm messaging app, and is planning to...

Japanese business card app ‘Eight’ surpasses 200,000 users

See the original story in Japanese. The most popular professional social network in the world is most likely LinkedIn. It came to the Japanese market...

Japan’s Netprice.com invests in Turkish payment processor Iyzi Payments

Japanese e-commerce and incubation company Netprice.com announced on Monday that it has invested in Turkish payment processor Iyzi Payments. According to a statement from...

Excite Japan and Indonesia’s Sinar Mas to launch online mobile ad business

Excite Japan, one of Japan's leading internet portals, announced today that it has teamed up with Jakarta-based conglomerate Sinar Mas, to start working an online...
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Tokyo-based invoicing solution MakeLeaps is now used by 10,000 business

Tokyo-based invoicing system MakeLeaps has announced (PDF) today that the company has reached its previously stated goal of 10,000 business users. The service was initially...

Clash of Clans is now Japan’s top free app, after Puzzle & Dragons collaboration...

Back on June 7th we wrote that Japan’s smash hit Puzzle & Dragons would be engaging in a collaborative promotion with Supercell’s Clash of...

Consumer rewards startup Kanmu partners with Credit Saison, raises $440,000 from investors

See the original story in Japanese. Some of our readers may recall that we featured Kanmu in our previous article about finance apps. It's a...

Tokyo’s Giftee launches new service, lets you mail a gift without any address

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Giftee is a service that allows you to send a gift voucher over the internet. For instance,...