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CyberAgent CEO Susumu Fujita chats with Japanese entrepreneurs about their journey

See this story in Japanese. Below are selected excerpts from the original. This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit 2013 in...

How can Line monetize its 150 million users?

See the original story in Japanese. This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit 2013 in Sapporo, Japan. You can read more...
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How can Japan Innovate? CEOs from Rakuten, Line, and more discuss [Live blog]

This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit 2013 in Sapporo, Japan. You can read more of our reports from this...
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Reps from GREE, DeNA, and Gumi discuss how to win in global gaming

This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit 2013 in Sapporo, Japan. You can read more of our reports from this...
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Dave McClure and Shinya Akamine talk ‘Tales from Silicon Valley’

This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit 2013 in Sapporo, Japan. You can read more of our reports from this...

Support your favorite anime artists: Crowdfunding site Anipipo finally launches

Tokyo- and Bangkok-based startup Goopa has launched its anime-focused crowdfunding site Anipipo today. The new site provides ways for anime project owners to find...

In Japan, mobile lookbooks help take the stress out of shopping

Photo via iQon Japanese women are known for being fashion enthusiasts who love all things Kawaii. Fashion ‘lookbooks’ or coordination services are becoming an essential...

After announcing new CEO last week, Japan’s Mixi invests in two startups

In the wake of announcing a new CEO last week, Japanese social network company Mixi (TYO:2121) continued a busy month by announced investments...

Japanese mobile livestreaming app TwitCasting raises $634,000

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese mobile livestreaming app TwitCasting announced today that it has raised 64.8 million yen (approximately $634,000) from East Ventures, as...
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Japan’s ‘Social Party Robot Band’ has a killer guitarist, will melt your face off!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO0f9inconM&w=560&h=315] See our report on this story in Japanese There appears to be no end to the things that Japan can do with robots. While...