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How a small Japanese startup is helping Thailand’s biggest telco win new 3G subscribers

Thailand's largest mobile operator, AIS, recently launched a new 3G service offering peak download speeds of up to 42Mbps in the country's urban areas....
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Mixi’s Nohana to donate photo books to local kindergarten schools

Back in February we wrote about a new service from Mixi’s (TYO:2121) innovation team called Nohana. Using the Nohana smartphone app, users can create...
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Escaping the Galapagos: 5 Japanese startups that looked beyond home

Startups in Japan can loosely be classified into two groups: those who look beyond Japan’s borders, and those who do not. While there’s nothing...

Meet the 5 newest startups from Movida Japan’s acceleration program

Tokyo-based startup accelerator Movida Japan, led by billionaire Taizo Son, today held its Demo Day unveiling five startups from the third batch of its...
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How do Japanese people use their smartphones?

We recently wrote about a survey that indicated Japanese people are switching from feature phones to smartphones Since then we’ve stumbled across another survey...

Photo sharing app Snapeee raises series B funding from six Japanese VC firms

Tokyo-based startup Mind Pallete, known for developing the very popular photo sharing app Snapeee, announced today that it has raised a round of series...

Japanese online learning platform Mana.bo raises $374,000 from CyberAgent Ventures and other investors

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based online learning service startup Mana.bo has raised 38 million yen (approximately $374,000) in seed funding from several investors...
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Japan tech this week: Lucrative chat and stupid games

We’ve had another fun week here at SD, doing our best to bring you interesting tech stories going down in Japan. But in case...

Japan’s Rebright Partners establishes a new fund focused on startups in Southeast Asia

Japanese seed investor Rebright Partners, led by veteran entrepreneur Takeshi Ebihara, recently formed a new investment fund focusing on the internet and mobile business...

Manga Camera adds chat feature, giving your conversations a comic flavor

Manga Camera is a popular camera app that cleverly turns your photos into manga style pictures. The app had an impressive 2 million...

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