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Japan’s e-commerce company Locondo raises $4.6 million in series C round

Japanese footwear e-commerce company Locondo announced last week that it had raised 500 million yen (or $4.6 million) in a series C round from...

Japan’s EventRegist raises $1.6 million from Nikkei

See the original story in Japanese.Tokyo-based EventRegist provides a mobile app for event organizers. It lets you announce events, handle ticketing, and collect admission...

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...

ST Booking gains $200K in seed funding to bring more students from Asia to...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- / Taipei-based ST Booking (previously known as Hakodate Ventures), the startup offering an education services marketplace under the...
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Japan’s curated news app SmartNews secures $38 million in series D round

Tokyo-based SmartNews, the startup offering curated news apps both in Japan and the US, announced today that it has fundraised 3.8 billion yen (about...

Telepathy unveils new model of smartglasses targeting augmented reality gamers

See the original story in Japanese. Telepathy Japan, Japanese subsidiary of Sunnyvale-based wearable device startup Telepathy, unveiled a new product called Telepathy Walker at CES...

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