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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...

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...

Japan’s cloud-based logistics platform OpenLogi gets $1.9M for Asian expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Various instant e-commerce platforms or consumer-to-consumer (C2C) trading platforms, which an individual can readily make use of, have been...

Agribuddy, financial app for rural farmers in Cambodia, wins Nikkei FinTech competition

See the original story in Japanese. I have come to Nikkei FinTech Conference 2016 where various financial entities, business operators and FinTech startups from within and...

Crypto-currency and Blockchain: Future of Finance?

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Focusing on financial sector development,...