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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...

7 Japanese teams awarded at this year’s Microsoft Innovation Award

See the original story in Japanese. This article is part of our coverage of Microsoft Innovation Day in Tokyo. Under the theme of 'innovation by software,'...

Japan’s Recruit holds Tech Lab Paak Demo Day, teams from 3rd batch exhibit outcomes

See the original story in Japanese. TECH LAB PAAK in Shibuya, Tokyo is a community space only for member IT creators, established by Recruit Holdings (TSE:6098,...

Japan’s Stellasia LED wins pitch competition at Global Brain Alliance Forum in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese.This is part of our coverage of Global Brain Alliance Forum 2015. Tokyo-based VC firm Global Brain this month held...