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Japanese startup consortium sets up robotics-focused category on major crowdfunding site

See the original story in Japanese. Makuake, a crowdfunding platform operated by CyberAgent, recently partnered with the i-Roobo Network Forum and added a new category...

Japanese-led sports-betting startup Kibow snags $840K from CyberAgent Ventures

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Singapore-based Kibow, a Japanese-led startup behind a sports-betting service focused on the mobile sector,...
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A new iPhone app from Japan brings fun stamps to Facebook messaging [Video]

What is the major difference between Japan's wildly popular Line chat app and Facebook Messenger? It’s stamps. But not anymore, thanks to a Tokyo-based...
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Where are the startup incubators and accelerators in Asia? Here’s 100 of ’em

Over on our Japanese site, my colleague Takuya has put together a very informative list of incubators and accelerators from around the Asia region....

Line’s homescreen customization app sees 100M downloads… In 23 days!

Remember that Line Deco homescreen customization app we told you about last month? Well Line Corporation announced today that just 23 days after its...

With new silk-producing technology, Japanese biotech startup does what a spider can

This beautiful blue dress is no ordinary dress. You’d never guess just by looking at it, but it’s made of synthetic spider silk. A...

Japanese startup Sumally launches mobile marketplace service

See the original article, written in Japanese Sumally is a social platform where users find recommendations by recording what they already have and...

Tokyo International Industry Exhibition 2016 utilizes expanded convention center

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike attended...

Startups promote 8K and 360-degree broadcasting solutions at Inter Bee in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. This year, startups like Soracom...

Tokyo Government opens own ‘Startup Cafe’ to help turn more people into entrepreneurs

See the original story in Japanese. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) opened the Tokyo Startup Station as a base to promote entrepreneurship in Marunouchi, Tokyo...