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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...

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...

Tokyo Metro Government setting up 3rd incubation batch for budding entrepreneurs

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Tokyo Startup Gateway was commenced...

Creww sets up accelerator with Panasonic for high-potential startups from the world

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Creww, the Japanese startup behind a community platform offering open innovation opportunities to startups, announced today that it...
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Google Glass, you’ve got company! Sekai Camera inventor introduces Telepathy One

See also this story in Japanese. Takahito Iguchi, the former Tonchidot CEO best known for having invented an augmented reality smartphone app Sekai Camera, has...